Peter Thomas and Cody Haltom co-host an exciting adventure through the wonder and magic of video game music. From 8-bit classics through to modern, orchestral masterpieces, each episode is dedicated to a specific game, where we do a deep dive into what makes the music wonderful... or terrible! We share our fondest memories of our first encounters with the game, as well as some of our top tracks to jump start you into the marvelous world of video game music!
If your country was ravaged by an infection that destroyed most of the nation, turning major cities into barely livable encampments, and where the militia will kill you for stepping foot into areas without proper certification, how would you survive? In The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie survive on hope, their growing friendship, and really, really bad jokes. But they're totally worth listening to! The Last of Us was a major hit on the PS3, and saw a remaster on the PS4, but while you'll hear a lot about the story, gameplay, and graphics, one thing we don't hear much about is the music. Composed almost entirely by Gustavo Santaolalla, we are presented with an outstanding score that would knock most cinematic full length films out of the park. Outstanding from beginning to end, this is one episode you are not going to want to pass up on.
Question of the Episode: If you could take one video game or video game series and turn it into a movie/TV series, what would it be? Answer this by tweeting @DeepBassPodcast, or stop by our Discord and hang out: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us - https://youtu.be/yH5MgEbBOps
Purchase the OST here: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Us-Gustavo-Santaolalla/dp/B00CDSIMI4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+last+of+us+ost&qid=1619762759&sr=8-1
As always, thank you so much for listening!
Rounding out the beloved Donkey Kong Country trilogy, Peter and Cody sit down and talk about Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, which brings with it a very new sound that compliments this game. This is to be expected though, when David Wise took a back seat to allow Eveline Fischer a chance to compose most of the tracks herself. But does this late SNES era game hold a candle to the monumental titles that were DKC and DKC2? You'll have to listen to find out what we thought!
Question of the Episode: In DKC3 (or any game, really) what were your favorite and worst stages you have ever played? Answer this and talk about the episode over on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast, or come hang out with us on Discord: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
As always, thank you so much for listening!
Okay so it may not be spooky season, but after our discussions about Luigi's Mansion, do you really need an excuse to play such a charming game? We think not! In this episode, we bring on James Fluker, a fellow streamer and co-host of the Elbow Rocket podcast as we talk about a game that Peter hasn't played before. After listening to the soundtrack, he regrets that decision immensely! Composed by Kazumi Totaka and Shinobu Tanaka, we are pleasantly surprised that this game doesn't take the typical approach to a "horror" game and finds a way to bring us funky, fresh, and all together fun tracks to listen to. Take a listen as we talk about our experiences (or lack thereof) of this game, and share with you our top five favorite tracks from the OST.
Question of the Episode: What game OST has caught you by surprise after you listened to it for the first time? Answer this and chat with us on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast, or join us on the Discord: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
You can find more of James over on Twitter as well: https://twitter.com/Elb0wR0cket
As always, thank you for listening!
Peter and Cody had a pretty crazy week during the last episode, so they decided to switch gears and slow things down with a game that is near and dear to both of them: Harvest Moon 64! Special guest Anna Marie Privitere joins them as she shares her vast knowledge of the series, as well as her top five favorite songs from this game. Composed by Tsuyoshi Tanaka, The HM64 soundtrack blends many different instrument sounds together to create a vibrant, on brand soundtrack fitting for a farming life simulation that isn't quite captured in any other style of game. From banjos, to tambourines, to flutes and accordions, there's a wide variety of tracks you will not want to miss on this episode.
Question of the Episode: What was the first Harvest Moon game that you started with? You can answer this and talk about Harvest Moon 64 with us by tweeting us @DeepBassPodcast, or dropping by the Discord server where we are always talking about games: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
If you want to talk with Anna Marie more about Harvest Moon, or just games in general, you can find her over on RPGamer (https://rpgamer.com/) or you can say hello on Twitter @amprivitere.
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In this episode, Peter invites a long time friend of his, Duran a.k.a. Intr3pid, onto the show to talk about a game that is near and dear to him: Red Faction: Guerrilla! Little did we know that we would be covering a game that both Cody and Peter have never played before! We are marching through new territory here, but it was fairly easy to do given that this soundtrack, composed by Timothy Michael Wynn, Jake Kaufman, George Oldziey, Dan Wentz, and Raison Varner, was absolutely stunning in so many ways. We also have a first here at the Deep Bass Podcast: 15 songs picked and not a single one overlaps another! Join us in another musical journey as Peter, Cody, and Duran talk about their history with Red Faction as a series, and share their top five favorite songs from the Red Faction: Guerrilla soundtrack!
Question of the Episode: If you have played this game before, would you recommend this to anyone who plays games, or just to fans of the Red Faction franchise? For those who haven't played, was this episode enough to get you interested in the series? Answer this and talk about the episode with us further on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast, or join us on the Discord server: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
To find out more about Duran, check out his Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/intr3pid_1914
As always, thank you so much for listening, and please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast wherever you are listening to have notifications let you know when each new episode has dropped!
Being branded a l'Cie means being purged from your friends, families, and loved ones. But what happens when six adventurers band together, all branded as well, to try and put a stop to the purges and rescue those they have lost? Final Fantasy XIII is born! Composed by Masashi Hamauzu, FFXIII marks the first mainline Final Fantasy game to not feature the work and oversight of Nobuo Uematsu. But does Hamauzu have what it takes to fill the massive shoes that Uematsu has left? Join Peter and Cody as they welcome Corbin Rogers, a long time fan of the Final Fantasy franchise and superfan of the XIII trilogy, discussing the history of Final Fantasy XIII, their memories and first exposure with the game, and of course, the music that comes with it! You may have heard mixed feelings about Final Fantasy XIII across the web, but this episode is sure to confirm that this game stands tall among the rest.
Question of the Episode: Where does Final Fantasy XIII rank for you in your list of played and/or beaten Final Fantasy games?
Answer this and share your thoughts on the episode over on Twitter @deepbasspodcast, or join us on Discord where we have daily ongoing discussions about current and past episodes every day: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
Corbin Rogers can be found on Twitter, too. Make sure you stop over and say hello and talk all things fitness or Final Fantasy with him: https://twitter.com/corbycorb12
As always, thank you so much for listening, and please don't forget to subscribe to this podcast wherever you listen to get this and many more great episodes delivered to you the day they come out!
Nyeh heh heh! An indie sensation among gamers everywhere, Peter and Cody decide that their podcast wouldn't be the same without covering the wonderful Undertale... except there's one problem: Cody has never actually played Undertale! For that, we knew we needed some help with this one, so we were happy when we were able to bring Bridgette a.k.a Brooklyn from the Block on this episode with us to try and convince Cody that he needs to play this game? Were we successful? You'll just have to listen to the episode to find out!
Undertale was developed almost solely by one person, Toby Fox, and what he was able to accomplish in this game musically is mind-blowing. Travel with us to the Underground as we explore our introduction to the game, talk about what makes this game so special, and dive into our top five songs from the official soundtrack! Warning: listening to this episode will fill you with determination!
Question of the Episode: Who was your favorite character from Undertale? Answer this and chat more about this game over on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast, or drop by our Discord server: https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
If you'd like to chat with Brooklyn more, you can find her over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bklynxbridge
Last but not least, to purchase a copy of this fantastic soundtrack for yourself, you can find it on Bandcamp: https://tobyfox.bandcamp.com/album/undertale-soundtrack
Star Fox team! We are creating the first game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 3D and need good music. Good luck! Hajime Hirasawa composes an epic space odyssey soundtrack only fitting for the Star Fox games, but does every track hold a candle to the unique, first of its kind gameplay that Star Fox brings? Find out as you join Cody and I through one of our favorite childhood games of our past, discussing many of the elements that made this title a hit for us as kids.
From insane, spider legged bosses, to the Super FX chip, to... tiddlywinks...? What? This episode covers the gamut, and then some! Enjoy our flight through deep space as we discuss our adventures through Star Fox!
Question of the Episode: Who was your favorite arwing pilot? Drop by Twitter and answer there @DeepBassPodcast, or swing on over to our Discord server where we talk with you about all of our episodes, what we're playing, take suggestions and questions! https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
As always, thank you for listening and all of your support!
What is more therapeutic than conquering inner demons like depression and anxiety? Doing so while climbing a massive mountain! In this episode, Peter and Cody share their thoughts about the beautifully composed Celeste, some of their personal experiences both with the game and their own battles with depression and anxiety, and what this game meant to them. After a tumultuous 2020, this was just the escape they both needed to ground themselves again. Lena Raine, the composer of Celeste, has crafted a masterpiece, and that is exemplified by the fact that we couldn't even trim these songs down without losing too much detail, so we left them mostly intact! Join us on our journey through Celeste as the first episode to ever reach two hours of listening time. Trust us, we are not kidding when we say that every second is worth it.
No question of the episode this time around, but we now are on Discord! Come join the community and talk about Deep Bass Podcast episodes, or just shoot the breeze with us about games and game music in general. https://discord.deepbasspodcast.com/
As always you can reach us over on twitter @DeepBassPodcast to discuss as well. Please don't forget to like and subscribe wherever you are listening, and if you feel ever so generous, please drop us a review!
Lena Raine's Portfolio: https://radicaldreamland.bandcamp.com/
In The Mirror, in reverse with Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8diav5I1k/
Welcome to Animal Crossing! Population: Growing! Peter and Cody sit down with special guest Carly Ritchie as they discuss their island life... both in real life and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Debuting in March at the start of the quarantine due to COVID-19, the three have found various ways to enjoy their time on their new islands, discovering ways to share moments with their friends despite practicing social distancing. With that, came a love for the soundtrack that featured a host of new hourly jams that they enjoyed while picking fruit, digging up fossils, and developing their island. Take a listen as they share memories of past games, as well as discussing their top songs from ACNH. With over 200 tracks composed by Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, and Masato Ohashi, they found it quite the challenge to narrow it down to just five songs each. We hope you enjoy the music and memories relived from Animal Crossing: New Horizons!
Question of the Week: Who is your favorite villager of all time? Tweet us @DeepBassPodcast, and don't forget to subscribe to us wherever you listen to your podcasts!
Our guest, Carly, can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and really anything with a handle by searching for @coyo_kaleido.
Thanks for listening, and from Peter and Cody at the Deep Bass Podcast, we hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season!
For the first time ever, we introduce our first guest to the Deep Bass Podcast who chose this game for our episode: William Pattison (BeardedCorvus)! Just in time for the holidays, one of the biggest titles ever to hit consoles, and the video game world as a whole, we have arrived at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Come along with Peter Thomas and Cody Haltom as we explore another Koji Kondo composition. Graced with beautiful music, we discuss this iconic game and several features that turned The Legend of Zelda series on its head in the best ways possible! Stay tuned through the episode to find out what our top five picks are, and, as always, enjoy the immersive tracks that brought Hyrule to a whole new dimension.
Question of the Episode: What was your favorite weapon or sub-weapon to use in Ocarina of Time?
Answer this question and talk with us about the episode over on Twitter: @DeepBassPodcast, and please don't forget to subscribe and rate the podcast if you like what you're hearing.
You can find Will on Twitch and Twitter under his handle: @BeardedCorvus. As always, thank you so much for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode.
*Editor's Note:* During the episode, I mistakenly call the "Ben Drowned" videos "Ben Died" and reference it as an Ocarina of Time source, when in actuality, it was from Majora's Mask. Sorry about that!
Another title beautifully composed by David Wise, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is hands down the best in the series. If you enjoyed Episode 2, you're going to love this one because it is packed full of more amazing music. Peter and Cody try their hardest not to pick their favorite children, but how can you not have a favorite when there is one that is clearly the better of the three? As always, we discuss our history with DKC2, talk about our top five favorite tracks, and wrap up with some interesting tidbits we've discovered about the game. We hope you enjoy the episode!
**Editor's Note** I apologize about the intermittent word skips happening throughout the episode. Something didn't save quite right with the audio file, so a few words get cut off in a few sentences. Thank you for your understanding.
Question of the Episode: Who was your favorite companion in Donkey Kong Country 2?
Answer this question and join in the discussion over on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast. Please subscribe and follow wherever you listen to podcasts, and if you are feeling motivated, please rate us too!
Are you ready to go Sonic fast? Because we've sped up this episode to 2x the speed! Just kidding, but we are running very fast through the stages and music of Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Sega's mascot on the Genesis gets a facelift from his Sega Master System days on their new 16-bit system to be faster, more vibrant, and have plenty of attitude. Peter and Cody discuss what made the Sega Genesis so unique, and how that impacted the compositions created by Masato Nakamura as he utilized not one but two sound chips!
As promised in the episode, here's a breakdown of Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog and how those two chips worked side by side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_JYEdwvemk
Question of the Episode: Which sound chip did you prefer more, the SNES or the Sega Genesis? Make sure you answer this and any of our previous questions on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast. As always, thanks for listening, and please be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any future episodes!
It's that time of the year again where we bust out our spooky games and play them to get ourselves into the holiday... spirit. Peter and Cody have decided that their game of choice this year was going to be Resident Evil 4. Loved by fans of the series, and many who weren't, Resident Evil 4 was the first game in the franchise to introduce several new game mechanics that earned this beloved title so many awards and accolades: over the shoulder cameras, a fully manual aiming system, and a QTE event system that kept you on your toes! Join us as we explore the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that accompanied this fantastic game, composed by Misao Senbongi.
Question of the Episode: What game do you like to play during the season of spook?
Answer our question over on our Twitter @DeepBassPodcast, and be sure to subscribe and rate the podcast to ensure you never miss an episode!
Welcome to the world of Albion, where bandits roam the land and the hero is... out kicking chickens? Wait, did I read that correctly? Regardless of the hero's questionable life choices, Fable has inspired awe and wonder by building a massive world to explore that feels as though it is living and breathing the same as our own. But whether you are good or evil, choose the sword, the bow, or a bit of magic to fell your foes, Danny Elfman and Russell Shaw have composed one of the most magical and gorgeous soundtracks we have ever listened to. Peter and Cody dive right in and discuss some of their best (and worst) memories of Fable.
Question of the Episode: During your playthrough, did you specialize in Might, Skill, or Will? Make sure you stop by and tweet us @DeepBassPodcast and let us know!
As always, thank you for all of the love and support, and please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode, and leave us a review! We'd love to hear your feedback!
Critics say this is arguably the best Super Mario Bros. game of all time, but does the music coincide with that sentiment? How does it hold up today? Find out our thoughts as the next episode of Deep Bass Podcast has Peter and Cody exploring the whimsical and wonderful world of Super Mario Bros. 3! This one takes us way back to family vacations, angry suns and... giant fish that eat you whole? It is a wild ride as we discuss our memories, then dig into our top five songs of the game.
Our question of the episode is: what was your favorite suit to use in the game? Tweet us @DeepBassPodcast on Twitter, and please don't forget to like, subscribe, and if you feel oh-so-inclined, rate the podcast wherever you listen to it!
The end of the episode features two of my good friends, who I urge you to check out as well. They can be found here:
There was no way we would reach episode 007 and NOT cover Goldeneye on this episode! Peter and Cody sit down and talk about one of the most revolutionary multiplayer first person shooters to ever grace a home console: Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64! One of the few movies turned games that was actually successful (if we're being honest, were there really any others?), we talk about everything ranging from late night sleepovers to the atrocious controller weight known as the Rumble Pak. Of course, we also discuss our top five favorite tracks from the minds of Graeme Norgate, Grant Kirkhope, and Robin Beanland. As always, thank you for listening!
Question of the Episode: Which weapon was your favorite to use in Goldeneye 007? Send us your answers on Twitter @DeepBassPodcast!
It's 2020, and we may very well be in the Dark World together. Peter and Cody are back to talk about The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past! Arguably one of the best Zelda games of all time, ALttP was composed by the great Koji Kondo, and he really rolled up his sleeves to make some of the most iconic tracks that originated here, and made their way through to almost every game after. As always, we discuss a bit of the history of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, our personal history with this excellent game, and dig into five of our favorite tracks, which includes one of the longest tracks I've included in any episode to date: a whopping three minutes and three seconds! We hope you enjoy coming along with us during this 16-bit classic.
As much as we enjoy our episodes, we share a brief moment to give our condolences to the family and friends of Chadwick Boseman. A legend by his own right, and a hero to us all, even without the mask, he will be sorely missed.
Question of the Episode: What game would you like to see us cover in future episodes? You can respond to us over on Twitter tagging @DeepBassPodcast. If you're enjoying the show, please do us a favor and subscribe, rate, and review! We'd love to hear your feedback.
Thanks for listening!
Editor's Note: For some reason, our audio recording program went a little funky on us, so I apologize for the less than ideal quality of the podcast. We are working hard to address it and give you the best sounding podcast we can provide. Thank you for your understanding!
Don your mask, Phantom Thieves, we're about to steal your heart! Peter and Cody are here to talk about the catchy music of Persona 5 and we're willing to bet that you'll be bobbing your head or tapping your foot to at least one of these tracks. Shoji Meguro shines once again as an outstanding composer that blends various genres together to give you one of the best soundtracks Peter has ever laid ears on. Cody, however, isn't all that impressed! Find out why and more, and let us know what you think!
Question of the Episode: Who is your favorite persona to use in Persona 5? If you can't name just one, then tell us your favorite Major Arcana!
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Have you ever tied up a pair of Vans, grabbed your skateboard, and hit a sick Kickflip McTwist off a half-pipe into a 10-second grind on a hand rail? Peter and Cody have! Well, kind of. In this episode, we discuss two classic titles that inspired kids all across the world to try their hand at being their own sk8ter boi: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2! With a remake on the horizon, we felt it necessary to cover what might have been one of the most fun arcade skating experiences that has ever graced consoles across the world. Neversoft and Activision brought skateboarding to us in a whole new way, and with it, introduced us to some of the best (and worst) music we've ever had the pleasure (and pain) of listening to. We also ask you, the listeners, some very important questions! Be sure to respond over on Twitter!
Forewarning: the music contained in this episode contains lyrics, some that may not be appropriate for kids to listen to. Listener discretion is advised!
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Taking the world by storm, Stardew Valley was an indie sensational hit that has seen millions of copies sold all across the globe. Easy to see why, when it is so dang addicting! Peter and Cody talk about their addiction and recovery as they share their memories and favorite music of ConcernedApe's beloved title. The game itself is incredible, but does the music hold up to being the timeless classic stuff we'll be singing years after its time has passed? Join us on our journey as we explore and find out!
Please be sure to subscribe on your listening platform of choice, and if you want to talk with us directly, have feedback for the show, or just want to say hi, you can find us on Instagram and Twitter under the tag @DeepBassPodcast.
Freshie's Berry Method: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNXAYyLuYJDQQhlVgKQ4h_rWW1HBvfYidygsjeJ_HuM/edit?usp=sharing
Peter and Cody jump back in time to 1994, where some of their fondest memories of gaming were made as they explore the beloved tracks of Donkey Kong Country! David Wise and Eveline Fischer are celebrated for creating arguably some of the most atmospheric and beloved tracks in gaming history! As always, we take a look at some of the history behind DKC, our earliest memories of playing this SNES giant, and break down our top five tracks from the game in great detail. When your hoard of bananas is stolen by angry reptiles for no real good reason, there's only one Kong you can put on the job: Donkey Kong!
Peter and Cody start their deep dive look into Square Enix's first foray onto the Playstation 2, Final Fantasy X! A game that changed the genre in many ways, introducing full voice acting and a more cinema like approach to the story, Final Fantasy X is Peter's favorite of the franchise, and Cody's first experience in the world of JRPGs. You'll hear about our first exposure and memories with the game, as well as our top five tracks from the wonderful minds of Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu, and Junya Nakano. Welcome to the first episode ever of Deep Bass!
Deep Bass is coming SOON (tm). Cody and I chat about what you can expect from the Deep Bass Podcast, the frequency of the posts, and Cody unintentionally shares his reluctance with doing this podcast with me at all. :') THANKS CODY. We hope you are as excited about what's to come as we are making it. See you soon!