SEAL OF POOR QUALITY: To our great distress, the recording for this episode came out the other end with a baffling reverb that we were unable to correct. Faced with either sacrificing quality or throwing the episode out altogether, we chose the former. Sorry for the audio issues and we'll get things sorted out for next week. Thanks a lot for listening!
Stephen and Bryan are joined by a pair of brothers who run a video games music podcast and no cloning was involved! Will and Karl Brueggemann of the Super Marcato Bros. keep the sibling theme rolling with enough Mario Bros. love to fill Soda Lake three times over. Information and enthusiasm are interchangeable in this episode, and you just might gain a new favorite podcast along the way!
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What defines Mario music and sets it apart?
3. What are some of the biggest weaknesses in Mario music?
4. What’s your personal favorite Mario soundtrack?
5. What style or genre of music do you feel best captures the essence of Mario?
6. What are some of the standout stylistic departures in Mario music?
7. If Waluigi had a theme song, should it be an operatic vocal solo? (Sub-question: DOES Waluigi have a theme song?)
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
- Sweet Memories of Earth - HydroCarboM
- Blossoms Falling - David Wise
- Legend of Zelda - the Winder Waker: Dragon Roost Island - London Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Skeet
- Ghost House - Mario 3D World Big Band
- Mario Kart Double Dash!! Main Theme - Kenta Nagata / Shinobu Tanaka
- Bowser's Theme - Koji Kondo
- Underground Theme - Koji Kondo
- Bob-omb Battlefield - Koji Kondo
- Slider - Koji Kondo
- File Select - Koji Kondo
- Inside the Castle Walls - Koji Kondo
- Title Screen - Karl Brueggemann
- Endless Stairs - Koji Kondo
- Koopa Troopa's Theme - Davor Valuma / Scott McFadyen
- New Super Mario Bros. Theme - Koji Kondo
- Lose a Life - Koji Kondo
- Waluigi's Theme - Davor Valuma / Scott McFadyen