Episode 385: Hollow Knight

In one of the most requested topics in recent memory, Karl & Will finally explore the beautiful and restrained score to Hollow Knight! The guys discuss how composer Christopher Larkin was able to create a unique and emotional musical experience. Enjoy!


Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry - PC/Switch/PS4 - 2017


-Enter Hallownest


-False Knight



-Mantis Lords

-City of Tears

-Dung Defender

-Decisive Battle

-Queen's Gardens

-The White Lady

-Broken Vessel

-Kingdom's Edge


-White Palace

-Sealed Vessel


-Hollow Knight

Episode 384: Show & Tell 28

It's time for another installment of Show & Tell! Karl & Will each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the other hasn't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy an excellent, diverse collection of VGM!


Paint by DS: Military Vehicles - Unknown - Ertain Corp - DS - 2007

-BGM 04

Arcana - Jun Ishikawa - HAL - SNES - 1992

-Our Story's Name & Prologue to the Tale

Gameboy Gallery - Yoko Mizuta, Jin Sugita - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1994

-BGM 1

Black Bird: Tori Tachi no Tooboe - Takeaki Watanabe - Vivian - PC-98 - 1995

-Digital Beast

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Marvelous - DS - 2008

-Love Event 3

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince - Takeshi Matsumoto - Nippon Ichi - Switch - 2019

-A Song Melting in the Moonlight Night

Aoki Densetsu Shoot! - Kennosuke Suemura - KSS - SNES - 1994


Bakushou Yoshimoto Shinkigeki - Unknown - Hudson - PC Engine CD - 1994

-BGM 3

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku... - Unknown - IE Institute - DS - 2006

-BGM 5

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - Takuhiko Uwabo - Sega - Genesis - 1989

-BGM 4

Space Invaders '91 - Noriyuki Iwadare - Taito - Genesis - 1990

-Rounds 2, 11, 14

梅干茶漬け(Umeboshi Chazuke) - あじたま見聞録 (Ajitama Memoir)

-One-Hundred Eater

San-X Character Channel: All-Star Daishuugou! - Unknown - MTO - DS - 2008

-Staff Roll

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Hiroki Morishita - Nintendo - Switch - 2019

-The Night of the Ball

Saihai no Yukue - Koei BGM Division - Koei - DS - 2007

-Track 1

ああああ(AAAA) (ricora) - ☆×trip

-ロケット発進!(Launch Rocket!)

Erica - Austin Wintory - Sony - PS4 - 2019

-Know Thyself

Derby Tsuku 2 - Naoaki Jinbo - Sega - Dreamcast - 2001

-BGM 07

Episode 383: Sam & Max Hit the Road

In this long-overdue podcast, Karl & Will focus on one of their favorite and most nostalgic scores: Sam & Max Hit the Road! Composed by the Lucasarts "Dream Team", this film-noir-inspired jazz score is rich, funny and very ahead of its time. Enjoy!


Sam & Max Hit the Road - Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell, Michael Land - Lucasarts - PC - 1993


-A Pleasantly Understated Credit Sequence

-Another Idiotic & Baffling Assignment

-Outside Headquarters (The Courier)

-Carnival of the Odd

-Scene of the Crime

-Trixie's Trailor

-Snuckey's Greatest Hits Volume 1

-The World's Largest Ball of Twine

-World of Fish (I'm a Trout, Stupid)

-Doug the Moleman

-Highway Surfing

-Childhood in Brighton (King of the Creatures)


-Snuckey's Greatest Hits Volume 2

-Dino Bungee National Memorial

-The Tale of Brave Sir Sam

-Savage Jungle Inn

-The Elder's Pool

Episode 382: Yasunori Mitsuda

In this exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on the career of veteran video game composer Yasunori Mitsuda! The guys take a chronological exploration of an incredible career that spans over 25 years. Enjoy some legendary VGM!


Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Yasunori Mitsuda - Trial Zone

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Secret of the Forest, Corridors of Time

Radical Dreamers - Yasunori Mitsuda - The Girl Who Stole the Star

Xenogears - Yasunori Mitsuda - My Village is Number One

Mario Party - Yasunori Mitsuda - Rainbow Castle

Chrono Cross - Yasunori Mitsuda - Time's Scar

Bomberman 64: The Second Attack - Yasunori Mitsuda - Ocean Planet Aquanet

Legaia 2: Duel Saga - Yasunori Mitsuda - Maya

Xenosaga Episode I - Yasunori Mitsuda - Gnosis

Shadow Hearts II : Covenant - Yasunori Mitsuda - Town of Twilight

Luminous Arc - Yasunori Mitsuda - Prelude

Arc Rise Fantasia - Yasunori Mitsuda - Snow Falling on Opalus

Xenoblade Chronicles - Yasunori Mitsuda - Beyond the Sky (Ending)

Kid Icarus Uprising - Yasunori Mitsuda - Boss Battle 1

Soul Sacrifice - Yasunori Mitsuda - The Will to Power

Stella Glow - Yasunori Mitsuda - Port Noir, Battle

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Where We Used To Be

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis - Yasunori Mitsuda - Theme of Episode Ignis

Valkyria Revolution - Yasunori Mitsuda - Enlivened City

Episode 381: Favorites with Joseffa Brueggemann

In this very special episode, Karl's wife Joseffa comes on the podcast to share a playlist of her favorite video game music! Enjoy a very unique and fun Favorites with Friends episode featuring the newest Brueggemann!


Zelda: Majora's Mask - Koji Kondo - Clock Town Day 1

Myst - Robyn Miller - Main Theme

The Sims - Jerry Martin & Marc Russo - Buy Mode 1

RuneScape - Ian Taylor - Scape Main

Donkey Kong 64 - Grant Kirkhope - DK Isle

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody - Marvelous Sound Team - Spring Theme

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Flower Fields

Mario Kart Wii - Asuka Ohta, Ryo Nagamatsu - Moo Moo Meadows

Zelda: Skyward Sword - Shiho Fujii - Skyloft

Gitaroo Man - Sadayoshi Okamoto, Yosuke Sato - The Legendary Theme

Outrunners - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi - France

Super Mario Galaxy - Koji Kondo - Rosalina in the Observatory 3

Overcooked - Christian Marsac - Main Theme

Stardew Valley - Eric Barone - Stardew Valley Overture

Rayman Legends - Christophe Héral - Gallery Map: Teensies in Trouble

Super Mario Odyssey - Naoto Kubo - Fossil Falls

Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - Battle II

Silver Surfer - Tim & Geoff Follin - Stage Theme 2

Episode 380: Marcato Radio 17

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and many you have not. This Marcato Radio is special, in that the playlist was chosen entirely by the marcato Discord! Enjoy!


Bra Bra, Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo 2 – "Kefka’s Theme" (Final Fantasy VI arrangement by Siena Wind Orchestra)

Granblue Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Evergreen Wind

Ardy Lightfoot - Akiko Hashimoto - Island Ruins

Pyre - Darren Korb - Knights of the Sea

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers - Masayoshi Soken - Unwound

Ninja Warriors Again - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - City Center

The Bard's Tale IV – Ged Grimes and Eilidh Cormack - Cha D’ Fhuair Mi’n Cadal

Cadence of Hyrule - Danny Baranowsky - Gerudo Valley (Combat)

Alisia Dragoon - Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima - Stage 4

World of Final Fantasy - Masashi Hamauzu - World of Nine Wood Hills

Robogirl 2 - Marty Brueggemann - Captain Kiki

Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - Greenpath

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Undersea Palace

Tokyo Twilight Busters - Wolf Team - BGM 1

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - Masafumi Takada - Homicide

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara - Stage 1

Far Cry 4 - Cliff Martinez - Unfamiliar Paths

Xenosaga III - Yuki Kajiura - Hepatica (KOS-MOS)

Final Fantasy XIV - Masayoshi Soken - Civilizations / Rak’tika Greatwood

Episode 379: DS Deep Cuts

In this episode, Karl & Will showcase some outstanding DS music from quite obscure games! Many of these tracks are from games which were released only in Japan. Enjoy some pretty, relaxing, feel-good VGM from unsung sources!


Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Spring

To Love-Ru: Waku Waku! Rinkan Gakkou-hen - Unknown - BGM Title

Black Jack: Hi no Tori Hen - Tsuyoshi Kaneko - I'm Save

1000 Cooking Recipes from Elle à Table - Kazumi Totaka - Kitchen Bossa

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no Kanken: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - BGM 01

Suzumiya Haruhi no Chokuretsu - Dai Murai, Akito Matsuda - BGM 06

Major DS: Dream Baseball - Unknown - BGM 10

River King: Mystic Valley - Unknown - BGM 21

Zettai Onkan Otoda Master - Unknown - BGM 20

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Love Event 1

Style Savvy - Asuka Ito, Toshiyuki Sudo - BGM 04

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch - Unknown - Track 1

San-X Land: Theme Park de Asobou - Unknown - BGM Title

Zaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Koushiki Soft: 200 Mannin no Kanken: Tokoton Kanji Nou - Unknown - BGM 03

To Love-Ru: Waku Waku! Rinkan Gakkou-hen - Unknown - BGM ADV 13

Zettai Karen Children DS - Unknown - BGM 08

Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Kanzenban - Unknown - BGM 03

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazar - Noriko Ishida, Eri Yasuda - Ending Kari

Dungeon of Windaria - Unknown - Track 1

Shikaku Kentei DS - Unknown - Track 4

Episode 378: Genesis Pool Jazz

In this episode, Karl & Will focus on a quite niche but outstanding subset of VGM: Sega Genesis Pool Games! Focusing on 3 jazzy titles: Side Pocket, Kiss Shot and Minnesota Fats! Enjoy some of the most underrated and authentic jazz from the 16-bit era!


Side Pocket - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki - Data East - Genesis - 1992


-Las Vegas

-Ace in the Hole

-Dinner for Two



-California Lemonade

-Playin' it Cool!

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya, Hiroshi Kubota - Sega - Mega Drive - 1992

-Nineball Game

-Win Theme

-Lose Theme

-Ending Theme

Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - M. Iwasaki, T. Sato, S. Momoi, S. Sakai - Data East - Genesis - 1995

-Movin' On Up


-Until Tomorrow

-Set Me Free

-The Fine Draw

-Head Over Heels

-The Crooked Cue

-Take Me Away