Episode 35 – Aural Improvisation

Episode 35 – Aural Improvisation

The boys are back and they’re tuned to 440Hz because, this week, they’re bringing you an episode all about music.

Week in Geek: Andrew discusses the recently released and amazing sourcebooks for Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who tabletop RPG (well, those released so far) while Dan reads mostly-academic articles about the Adult Swim show, The Venture Bros.

Once More, With Feeling: To kick off the musical discussion, Dan and Andrew thought it made the most sense to talk about one of the most famous and popular musical episodes of television, which is, of course, Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s, “Once More, With Feeling.”

The Evolution of Video Game Music: This week’s main discussion has Andrew and Dan investigating the slow growth of video game music from short, limited––but catchy!––loops to becoming Grammy award-winning cinematic scores.

The Music of Erich Zann: Dan brings Andrew back to H.P. Lovecraft in one of his few music-centered tales of cosmic terror.

Question of the Geek:

What is a song, album, composition, musician (or whatever) that you find the most interesting or compelling, for any reason?

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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode rundown.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Main Title” by Nerf Herder, orchestrated by Christophe Beck & Kevin Kleisch (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, “Once More, With Feeling”)

-“Baba Yetu” by Christpher Tin & Ron Ragin (from Civilization IV)

-“Sad Violin Thing” by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis (from The Proposition)

-“Bucklers and Bonnets (Armorer Interior)” by Jake Kaufman (from Shovel Knight)

-“The Ritual/Ancient Battle/2nd Kroyka” by Gerald Fried (from Star Trek episode, “Amok Time”)

-“Carry On My Wayward Son” by Gwar

Music Referenced:

“The Music of Erich Zann” by Alexey Voytenko

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