Kevin VanOrd, Senior Editor of GameSpot and musical aficionado, pays a visit to Train Station at 8 for the express purpose of chatting about orchestral video game music. Nigh countless soundtracks are recalled and discussed with relish-- and speaking of relish, this episode dips into Kevin's dinnertime, proving his dedication to the arts (and multitasking skills) once and for all.
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The 8 Questions:
1: What have you been listening to?
2: Who are some of your favorite orchestral composers?
3: Have you been surprised to hear an orchestra in a game?
4: Have you run across a game soundtrack that feels held back without a full orchestra?
5: Have you felt an orchestra in a game was unnecessary?
6: What orchestrated soundtracks affect your emotions the most?
7: What are some favorite orchestrations we haven't had a chance to talk about?
8: What have you been working on?
Stuff we talked about:
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Finlandia - Jean Sibelius
- Into Free - B'z
- Fishing Hole - Zelda Reorchestrated
- Drumbeat of the Dunmer - Jeremy Soule
- Far Horizons - Jeremy Soule
- Decisive Souls - Eminence Symphony Orchestra
- To the Ancient Land - Koh Otani
- Nilin the Memory Hunter - Olivier Deriviere
- Asphalt and Ablution - Martin O'Donnel, Michael Salvatori
- Course Clear - Koji Kondo
- Message From Nightopia - Naofumi Hataya
- NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams - Tomoya Ohtani
- Dive Into the Mellow ...for Aquatic Mine - Tomoya Ohtani, Hunnid-P
- Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - The Andrews Sisters, Danny Kaye
- What Remains - Inon Zur
- Tempest's Wake - Glenn Stafford
- Seascape - Morten Sørlie
- Snow in Summer - Square Enix Music