The inescapable drumbeat of change has caught up with Train Station at 8 and now-- if you will pardon the pun-- it's time to face the music. The soundtracks of some game series stagnate over decades while others can't help but to reinvent themselves at every turn, so we brought Episode 1 veteran Jayson Napolitano on board to help dig into this reality and what it means for us all.
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What are some game series that haven’t changed much musically?
3. What are some game series that are now musically unrecognizable from their origins?
4. What tends to be your reaction to changing styles?
5. What are some of your favorite dramatic shifts in a series’ music style?
6. What do you think about shifting styles/consistency in a single game?
7. What are some series that need a new direction?
8. What have you been working on?
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Temple of the Sky - Erutan
- Roads to Anywhere - Argle
- Peach's House Party - Sir Jordanius
- Perilous Pathway - Nutritious
- River of Life - Adam Skorupa
- Travelling Theme - Jake Kaufman
- Unblessed Soul - Akitaka Tohyama
- Ordinary Pain - Asuka Sakai
- Blind Loyalty - Ryuichi Takada
- Phantasmagoria - Junichi Nakatsuru
- Amid the Pure Insanity - Hiroki Kikuta
- Ice Cap Zone Act 1 - We don't even know anymore
- Mechanical Resonance... for Final Egg - Kenichi Tokoi
- Bloody Tears - Taro Kudou / Masanori Adachi
- Belmont's Theme - Oscar Araujo
- Gotta Stay Fly - Rio Hamamoto
- Plains of Eternity - Joelle
- The Woods of Light - Eric Chevalier
- Thirty Seconds Out - Ramin Djawadi
- Into Free - B'z
- Unknown From M.E. - Marlon Saunders, Dread Fox