It’s been a while, a bit behind schedule, but we’re back for another go around the turntable! Episode 11 is a bit special, as host Jeremy brings back warrior-poet Tom “Plan Q” Quillfeldt from the Laced Records Blog to stand in for your regular cohosts.  Thanks to Tom for bridging the gap while hurricanes, technology, and other matters keep the usual crew occupied.

We begin this episode with several weeks’ worth of news and updates in the world of video game music on vinyl, so gird your loins and stay in the know, as we look at announcements, releases, and other juicy tidbits.

In our listening party second half, Tom brings the music of Dear Esther by virtuosa composer Jessica Curry, and the melancholy and ethereal sounds of the prototypical “walking simulator” and we fight off the chills of the experience, while appreciating the art and production of the Black Screen Records release. (Information about the Dear Esther Live tour is available here.) Jeremy features the work of power-trio Grant Kirkhope, David Wise, and Steve Burke for a look at the wacky platformer Yooka-Laylee. We explore and appreciate the different styles, background, and history of each contributor to the score, released on vinyl by Laced Records.

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Outro: “World 2” (Glitterglaze Glacier) – Yooka-Laylee, by Grant Kirkhope

Links:
Echoes of the First Dreamer: The Musical Prequel to Golem (Sumthing Else Music Works)
Eyes on Me (single) (Amazon.co.jp)
Art of Fighting GS005 (Brave Wave Music)
Scorn (Kickstarter)
Absolver (Laced Records) (Bandcamp signed)
The Flame in the Flood (Chuck Ragan)
Robinson: The Journey (Black Screen Records)
So Let Us Melt (Black Screen Records)
Undertale collections (iam8bit)
The Adventures of Bayou Billy, swamp green marble variant (ShiptoShore Phono Co)
The Adventures of Bayou Billy, white with red splatter variant (TheYetee)
Halo Wars 2, Sumthing Else Music Works/Microsoft Studios)

Photos of the featured albums’ art and vinyl discs are found below!