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We’re back with a new episode dedicated to the spinning lifestyle: not JUST the vinyl, but the Blue Blur makes a return to the podcast after a rather lengthy wait. We could just feel him tapping his toe in our direction. To bring Sonic back to the show we have called upon the only man with the game music event chops to get it done! We’re joined by Nick Marinelli of Video Games in Concert to discuss Sonic’s seminal first foray into 3D and late-90s lyrical hip-hop and grunge pop.  We close our eyes and feel it burn with the Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 box set from Brave Wave, hitting the feels hard with music that feels nostalgic even on the first listen. We are simply natural, exploring a bit of development history and design challenges that Sonic faced in a complete rework of the franchise. We wanna be cool; we also wanna be like him.

Several new releases and announcements have hit us this month, and make sure to keep you tougher than leather and rougher than the rest of ’em, we update you with links below to get your hands on them. Finally, we sit down with Nick to talk more deeply about the game music fan scene, which has brought up lots of individual artists and groups that have contributed significantly to the catalog of game music, remixes, arrangements, and others–some of which have been released on vinyl! So follow us, set us free, trust us and we will escape from the city. We’ll make it through, prove it to you.

Outro: “Pleasure Castle (for Twinkle Park)” – Sonic Adventure, by Jun Senoue

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Mass Effect Trilogy (Spacelab9) (Black Screen Records) (Bioware Gear)
Jet Lancer (Ship to Shore)
Overpass (Ship to Shore)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Laced Records)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Lakeshore Records)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Wave of Giants (Lakeshore Records) (sold out)
Demon’s Souls (Milan Records)
Black Screen Records:
Channel 3:
Ketsui -Kizuna Jigoku Tachi- (Brave Wave)
Limited Run Games:
Chemical Plant Zone / Sagat Theme (Colemine Records)
King’s Chill (Qrates)
Chillcraft (Bandcamp)

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