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Halloween Haunts

Episode 7

[Episode 7] This month barSILENCE is getting spooky with a special Halloween-themed episode! Enjoy this haunting mixtape-style episode of 18 dark, ghostly ominous, and spine-chilling tracks that are perfect for your October frights.

Track Listing:

00:06 - Welcome Guests (Haunting of Magnolia Manor) [Jimmy "Big Giant Circles" Hinson]

05:15 - Castle of the Four Gods (Shin Megami Tensei) [Tsukasa Masuko]

08:11 - The Workyard (Nightmare Circus) [Kurt Harland, Jim Hedges, Andy Armer]

12:23 - Stage 3 (Splatterhouse 3) [Eiko Kaneko]

13:48 - Creature of the Night (Nosferatu) [Masanao Akahori]

15:14 - The Nightmare is Finally Over... (Clock Tower) [Kouji Niikura]

18:05 - Don't Cry, Jennifer (Clock Tower) [Kouji Niikura]

21:23 - The One Who is Torn Apart (Xenogears) [Yasunori Mitsuda]

23:59 - Never Forgive Me, Never Forget Me (Silent Hill 3) [Akira Yamaoka]

26:16 - Haunted House (Super Mario 64) [Koji Kondo]

29:19 - Lakebed Temple (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) [Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota]

31:42 - Deep Sea (Deep Fear) [Kenji Kawai]

34:17 - Watch Out! (Parasite Eve 2) [Naoshi Mizuta]

37:44 - Looters (Dead Rising 2) [Oleksa Lozowchuk]

38:52 - Spiders (Alan Wake's American Nightmare) [Petri Alanko]

40:48 - Flesh Eating Zombies (State of Decay) [Jesper Kyd]

44:48 - Chance Encounter (State of Decay) [Jesper Kyd]

50:30 - Death (FEZ) [Disasterpeace]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

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Gran Turismo: Spec 1

Episode 6

[Episode 6] This month barSILENCE is on track and hitting the apex full throttle with music from the first two games in the Gran Turismo series!

We’re listening to the music of the Japanese release featuring the blazing guitars and mega percussion of Masahiro Andoh, the jazz-infused grooves of Isamu Ohira, and the electronic beats from Jason Page’s Western release. Let’s hit the pedal to the metal!

Track Listing:

00:00 - Welcome Back, GT (Gran Turismo 2) [Isamu Ohira]

04:24 - City (Gran Turismo) [Isamu Ohira]

05:57 - Mitsubishi Garage (Gran Turismo) [Isamu Ohira]

07:49 - Qualify - Results (Gran Turismo) [Jason Page]

08:50 - Car Shop - Honda & Acura (Gran Turismo) [Jason Page]

15:26 - Moon Over The Castle (Gran Turismo) [Masahiro Andoh]

21:08 - Get Closer (Gran Turismo) [Masahiro Andoh]

27:30 - Poker Face (Gran Turismo 2) [Isamu Ohira]

28:52 - The Drift Of Air Ver.2 (Gran Turismo 2) [Isamu Ohira]

32:35 - From The East (Gran Turismo 2) [Isamu Ohira]

35:52 - Blade (Gran Turismo 2) [Masahiro Andoh]

39:44 - Call of the Wild (Gran Turismo 2) [Masahiro Andoh]

44:20 - Hot Tin Root (Gran Turismo 2) [Masahiro Andoh]

50:25 - The "Real" Motorious City (Gran Turismo 2) [Isamu Ohira]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

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Tetris Affects

Episode 5

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YouTube - Monthly Videos[Episode 5] This month barSILENCE is covering the music from one of the best-selling games ever made! That's right, we're listening to Tetris! The name of this episode is no mistake, Tetris has been weaving its way into our brains and affecting generations of gamers for nearly 40 years.

Let's listen to the origins of the Tetris theme, its variations, and a ton of fantastic music from 15 different games!

Track Listing:

00:00 - Name Entry (Tetris - Gameboy) [Hirokazu Tanaka]

03:18 - Peddlers (Tetris - Apple IIgs) [Ed Bogas]

03:56 - Type-A (Tetris - Gameboy) [Hirokazu Tanaka]

05:39 - Type-A (Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii) [Yoko Shimomura]

10:08 - Type-B (Tetris - Gameboy) [Hirokazu Tanaka]

11:38 - Type-B (Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii) [Masafumi Takada]

17:00 - Title Screen (Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss - SNES) [Mitsuhiko Takano, K4, Dhal-Chan]

18:40 - Heroism (Super Tetris 3 - SNES) [Shigemitsu Goto]

20:12 - How To Play (Tetris Plus - Arcade) [NIS, Kazuo Sawa]

21:58 - Level 2 (Tetris - CD-i) [Jim Andron]

26:21 - Baking Cookies (Versus Minnie) (Magical Tetris Challenge - Gameboy) [Harumi Fujita]

31:52 - Martist (Tetrisphere - Nintendo 64) [Neil D. Voss]

34:59 - Thread6 (The New Tetris - Nintendo 64) [Neil D. Voss]

37:42 - Giali (The New Tetris - Nintendo 64) [Neil D. Voss]

41:46 - Troika (The Next Tetris - Playstation) [Kevin Manthei]

44:43 - New BGM 2 (The Next Tetris - Playstation) [Kevin Manthei, Syzygy Records, 1205 Recording]

50:41 - Track 5 (Tetris Kiwamemichi - Arcade/PS2) [Unknown Composer]

53:47 - Level 01 (Tetris: The Grand Master 3 Terror Instinct - Arcade) [Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso]

56:52 - Level 02 (Tetris: The Grand Master 3 Terror Instinct - Arcade) [Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso]

59:07 - Sakura Variation# 03 (Tetris: The Grand Master 3 Terror Instinct - Arcade) [Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso]

61:50 - Ritual Groove (Tetris Effect - PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC) [Hydelic]

63:49 - Morning Star (Tetris Effect - PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC) [Hydelic]

68:32 - Game Theme (Tetris 99 - Switch) [SuperSweep]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Jesper Genesis

Episode 4

[Episode 4] This month barSILENCE is exploring the deep and bass heavy sounds from the Zyrinx sound driver origins of the award-winning composer, Jesper Kyd.

Grab a good pair of headphones, turn up the volume, and get grimy and heavy with amazing tracks from Sub-Terrania, Red Zone, and The Adventures of Batman and Robin on the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive).

Track Listing:

00:00 - Start Sequence [Sub-Terrania]

03:40 - Funky Writer [Sub-Terrania]

09:14 - Crystal Space [Sub-Terrania]

13:17 - Last Level [Sub-Terrania]

17:51 - Title [Red Zone]

20:30 - Spinner [Red Zone]

25:46 - Headquarter [Red Zone]

31:21 - Hanger [Red Zone]

39:44 - Joker's Theme [The Adventures of Batman and Robin - Genesis Version)

42:05 - Flying Over The City [The Adventures of Batman and Robin - Genesis Version)

48:01 - Dark Studio [The Adventures of Batman and Robin - Genesis Version)

54:49 - Two-Face's Theme [The Adventures of Batman and Robin - Genesis Version)

59:24 - Big Boss [The Adventures of Batman and Robin - Genesis Version)

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Masters of VGM: Part 2

Episode 3.2

[Episode 3.2] Welcome back! This month barSILENCE is celebrating the Masters of VGM podcasting event with this episode in the series. We are going to listen to the enduring and memorable music of Akira Yamaoka and Shinji Hosoe.

If you are interested in learning more about the Masters of VGM Event, and the other 20+ shows that are participating, head to mastersofvgm.com. You can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #MastersOfVGM

Track Listing:

00:00 - Relic of Moirai by Akira Yamaoka [Contra Shattered Soldier]

06:03 - S-Power by Akira Yamaoka [Contra Shattered Soldier]

06:59 - Hell Drive by Akira Yamaoka [Contra Shattered Soldier]

09:29 - Fortress by Akira Yamaoka [Contra Shattered Soldier]

12:26 - A Man and The World by Akira Yamaoka [SDATCHER]

16:18 - Alloy Selector Spider by Akira Yamaoka [Sine Mora]

22:50 - Heaven's Night by Akira Yamaoka [Silent Hill 2]

24:53 - Alone in Town by Akira Yamaoka [Silent Hill 2]

27:07 - End of Small Sanctuary by Akira Yamaoka [Silent Hill 3]

28:46 - Maternal Heart by Akira Yamaoka [Silent Hill 3]

31:38 - Nightmarish Waltz by Akira Yamaoka [Silent Hill 4]

36:37 - Ridge Racer by Shinji Hosoe [Ridge Racer]

40:09 - Rhythm Shift by Shinji Hosoe [Ridge Racer]

46:05 - User's Entry Come Again by Shinji Hosoe [iS: Internal Section]

47:41 - Wind Ride Kids by Shinji Hosoe [Cyber Cycles]

51:51 - Dream Virus R by Shinji Hosoe [Mega Man Network Transmission

55:47 - Can't Come Back? by Shinji Hosoe [Under Defeat]

62:07 - Running Up! (Solo II) by Shinji Hosoe [Dirtfox]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Masters of VGM: Part 1

Episode 3.1

[Episode 3.1] Welcome back! This month barSILENCE is celebrating the Masters of VGM podcasting event with two shows. For this episode we're going to listen to music from my first two selections for as Masters of VGM, Jun Chikuma and Yasunori Mitsuda.

If you are interested in learning more about the Masters of VGM Event, and the other 20+ shows that are participating, head to mastersofvgm.com. You can also follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #MastersOfVGM

Track Listing:

00:04 - BGM 2 by Jun Chikuma [Super Bomberman 3 - SNES]

03:43 - Stage Theme by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman - NES]

04:24 - Areas 1, 3 & 5 by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman 2 - NES]

05:56 - BGM 1 by Jun Chikuma [Super Bomberman 3 - SNES]

07:51 - Password by Jun Chikuma [Super Bomberman 3 - SNES]

10:10 - Battle Game Menu by Jun Chikuma [Saturn Bomberman - Sega Saturn]

11:30- Password Screen by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman World - Playstation 1]

12:26 - Staff Roll by Jun Chikuma [Saturn Bomberman - Sega Saturn]

16:48 - Foehn by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman Hero - N64]

19:58 - Supplemental by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman Hero - N64]

23:07 - Redial by Jun Chikuma [Bomberman Hero - N64]

26:20 - Peaceful Days by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Trigger - SNES]

28:54 - Corridors of Time by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Trigger - SNES]

31:44 - Battle with Magus by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Trigger - SNES]

34:34 - Last Battle by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Trigger - SNES]

38:55 - Heaven's Door by Yasunori Mitsuda [Front Mission: Gun Hazzard - SNES]

39:08 - Rainbow Castle by Yasunori Mitsuda [Mario Party - N64]

40:42 - The Blue Traveler by Yasunori Mitsuda [Xenogears - PS1]

43:49 - Parts Shop by Yasunori Mitsuda [Armodyne - PS2]

45:32 - Your Name Is... by Yasunori Mitsuda [Tobal No.1 - PS1]

47:20 - Arni Village (Home World) by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Cross - PS1]

50:38 - Between Life and Death by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Cross - PS1]

53:12 - Dragon God by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Cross - PS1]

57:15 - Scars of Time by Yasunori Mitsuda [Chrono Cross - PS1]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Einhander: after_image

Episode 2

[Episode 2] Achtung! Let’s listen to the ground breaking soundtrack of Einhänder composed by Kenichrio Fukui. This 2D side scrolling shooter was released by Squaresoft in 1997 for the original Playstation. So let's suit up and strap in for some amazing late 90s pulse pounding music.

Track Listing:

00:00 - Chase

04:28 - Street

07:08 - Warning

11:00 - Bad Lands

16:45 - Rebellion

18:08 - Breakthrough

20:58 - Conflict

24:05 - Afterimage

27:17 - Dawn

31:30 - Factory

34:41 - Impatience

37:36 - Bloody Battle

41:50 - Shudder

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Announcing 8Beats

Episode 1.5

[Episode 1.5] Big news! barSILENCE is taking residency with 8Beats Radio starting this month. This special .5 edition of the show features songs that were discovered while listening to 8Beats Radio and a few additional tracks that will be featured in upcoming shows.

Track Listing:

00:03 - Back in the 2000 by Sota Fujimori [Pro Evolution Soccer 2008]

03:31 - Clickable Beats by Masashi Ogata [Eve: The Lost One]

05:46 - Ordering Fast Food by Kazumi Totaka [Nintendo Food Delivery Channel]

08:06 - GS & Wakaba Bank by Noriko Matsueda & Takahito Eguchi - [Racing Lagoon]

10:26 - Brobudin, The Sun Palace (First Half) by Kenji Ito [Culdcept Saga]

15:00 - Snibbit by Klaus Veen [Lethal League Blaze]

18:14 - Space Pirates by Waterflame [Castle Crashers]

21:48 - Divas by Hiroshi Okubo [R: Racing Evolution]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Yo Dude! Skate or Die!

Episode 1

[Episode 1] Yo dudes! This is Episode 1 of barSILENCE: A VGM Podcast. In this feature episode, we're rocking out to the gnarly tunes produced by Rob Hubbard for the Skate or Die series on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Track Listing:

00:00 - Skate or Die 2 Main Theme (VX Edition) [Skate or Die 2]

04:19 - Downhill Race - [Skate or Die]

07:04 - Downhill Jam - [Skate or Die]

09:28 - Ramp Freestyle - [Skate or Die]

11:54 - Score for Ramp - [Skate or Die]

14:13 - High Scores Board - [Ski or Die]

15:43 - Ski or Die Main Theme - [Ski or Die]

17:47 - Ski Shop - [Ski or Die]

20:43 - Snowboard Halfpipe [Ski or Die]

23:39 - Intertube Thrash - [Ski or Die]

28:15 - Warehouse and Sewers [Skate or Die 2]

29:16 - Another Beautiful Day [Skate or Die 2]

30:27 - Sidewalk Shredding [Skate or Die 2]

35:10 - Mallrat [Skate or Die 2]

38:13 - Secret Bonus Track [Skate or Die 2]

40:53 - Ramp [Skate or Die 2]

43:46 - It's Finally Done!!! [Skate or Die 2]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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Let's Get Started!

Episode 0

[Episode 0] Thanks for checking out the introductory episode of barSILENCE. Let's get to know each other a bit and then listen to some fantastic music from a variety of games.

Track Listing:

00:00 - Take Off - Kenichiro Fukui [Einhander]

03:41 - Stage Music 1 - Kazumi Totaka [Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins]

05:30 - Track 1 - Nobuo Uematsu [3-D WorldRunner]

08:23 - Jumping Tiger - Sinkon Kiyoshi [Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu]

10:16 - Vs Shadow Team - Kazuo Sawa [Super Dodge Ball]

13:23 - Identity Believer - Masashi Kageyama & Naohisa Morota [Gimmick!]

16:19 - Morning (Fretless 2 Slap) - Ryu Takami & Ryu Umemoto [Grounseed]

20:17 - Ice Groove - Yuzo Koshiro [Super Adventure Island]

23:03 - Column Dive - Morihiko Akiyama [Columns III]

25:15 - Games of Happiness - Kazumi Totaka [Yoshi Story]

27:17 - Opening Title - Norio Hanzawa [Mischief Makers]

28:31 - Redial - Jun Chikuma [Bomberman Hero]

31:41 - Garage Talk - Asuka Sakai [R4: Ridge Racer Type 4]

33:31 - The Apple Market - Makoto Tomozawa [Mega Man Legends]

35:28 - Welcome to Station Square - Jun Senoue [Sonic Adventure]

barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best game audio from past and present. You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do and I am grateful for that.

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