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it is what it is

Dec 23, 2023 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM

Music

With Tis

50% video game soundtracks, 110% heart. we're gonna dance, we're gonna feel feelings, and we're gonna make connections.

ep16: down in a hole

we're back on our bullsh** this week, juxtaposing the digital and the analogue as the radio gods intended. this particular collection of songs will take us deep underground, to places long undisturbed but still full of menace and wonders. what might we unearth down there? who, if anyone, might we encounter? and how in the heck are we going to get out?

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it is what it is
3:01 AM
Koji Kondo - Dungeon
Koji Kondo Dungeon Koji Kondo
The 30th Anniversary The Legend of Zelda Game Music Collection Columbia 2016
The Legend of Zelda released 1986 for NES
3:03 AM
Alice In Chains - Down In a Hole
Alice In Chains Down In a Hole Alice In Chains
Dirt (Remastered) Columbia 1992
3:08 AM
Inverse Phase - Who Turned Out the Lights?
Inverse Phase Who Turned Out the Lights? Inverse Phase
Treachery in Beatdown City Ultra Remix OST 2023
Treachery in Beatdown City: Ultra Remix released 2023 for PC
3:11 AM
Laura Cortese - Into the Dark
Laura Cortese Into the Dark Laura Cortese
Into the Dark Laura Cortese 2013
3:14 AM
Yuzo Koshiro - Perpetual Dark!
Yuzo Koshiro Perpetual Dark! Yuzo Koshiro
The Scheme: 21st Century Revival Brave Wave Productions 2023
The Scheme released 1988 for PC-8801
3:17 AM
Eddie Vedder - Long Nights
Eddie Vedder Long Nights Eddie Vedder
Into the Wild Soundtrack J Records 2007
3:20 AM
Toby Fox - Fallen Down
Toby Fox Fallen Down Toby Fox
Undertale Soundtrack Materia Collective 2017
Undertale released 2015 for PC
3:21 AM
Staples Jr. Singers - Somebody Save Me
Staples Jr. Singers Somebody Save Me Staples Jr. Singers
When Do We Get Paid Luaka Bop 2022
3:23 AM
Darren Korb - Never to Return: the Withdrawn (feat. Ashley Barrett)
Darren Korb Never to Return: the Withdrawn (feat. Ashley Barrett) Darren Korb
Pyre: Original Soundtrack - The Black Mandolin Supergiant Games 2017
Pyre released 2017 for PC
3:30 AM
The Fairfield Four - Lonesome Valley
The Fairfield Four Lonesome Valley Ralph Stanley
O Brother Where Art Thou: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Mercury 2000
3:34 AM
Albert Birney and Gabriel Koenig - Music for the End
Albert Birney and Gabriel Koenig Music for the End Albert Birney and Gabriel Koenig
Tux and Fanny - Video Game Soundtrack A-Sides 2021
Tux and Fanny released 2021 for various platforms
3:36 AM
Colleen - Subterranean - Movement I
Colleen Subterranean - Movement I Colleen
Le Jour Et La Nuit Du Réel PLANCHA 2023
3:39 AM
Mikel - Midna's Lament
Mikel Midna's Lament Mikel
Zelda & Chill 2 GameChops 2020
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess released 2006 for Gamecube; remixed here
3:43 AM
Honeycrush - Split Lung
Honeycrush Split Lung Honeycrush
Milk Teeth - EP Dune Altar 2023
3:46 AM
Matthew Seiji Burns - Unease
Matthew Seiji Burns Unease Matthew Seiji Burns
Eliza Original Soundtrack Zachtronics 2019
Eliza released 2019 for PC
3:50 AM
Jukio Kallio x Lena Raine - Reflection (Center of the Earth Mix)
Jukio Kallio x Lena Raine Reflection (Center of the Earth Mix) Lena Raine
Celeste B - Sides (Original Game Soundtrack) Materia Collective 2018
Celeste released 2018 for various platforms
3:53 AM
Comité Hypnotisé - Blind Ear Boogie
Comité Hypnotisé Blind Ear Boogie Comité Hypnotisé
Danza Del Piri - Piri Cortizona 2023
3:57 AM
Darren Korb - Dread Design
Darren Korb Dread Design Darren Korb
Pyre (Original Soundtrack) Supergiant Games 2017
Pyre released 2017 for PC
4:01 AM
Mavis Staples - Every Step
Mavis Staples Every Step Mavis Staples
One True Vine Anti/Epitaph 2013
4:06 AM
Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima - Track 9(?)
Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima Track 9(?) Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima
Zork I - The Great Underground Empire (JP PS1) sdtk.
Zork I - The Great Underground Empire released 1996 in Japan for PS1
4:07 AM
AURORA - Teardrop
AURORA Teardrop Massive Attack
Triple J: Like A Version 13" ABC Music 2017
Recorded live
4:10 AM
Ben Babbitt - Xanadu
Ben Babbitt Xanadu Ben Babbitt
Kentucky Route Zero (Original Soundtrack) Annapurna Interactive 2020
Kentucky Route Zero Act 2 released 2013 for PC
4:13 AM
Soeneido - Phantasmic Light
Soeneido Phantasmic Light Soeneido
Wrekage - EP 4360467 Records DK 2023
4:19 AM
Hideki Okugawa x Okugawa Jr. "KARIU" - Killing Moon Type-0
Hideki Okugawa x Okugawa Jr. "KARIU" Killing Moon Type-0 Hideki Okugawa
2008
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike released 1999 to arcades
4:23 AM
NaraBara - Hamt Zamin Hümüs
NaraBara Hamt Zamin Hümüs NaraBara
Hamt Zamin Hümüs NCR遊牧城市 NomadCityRecords 2023
4:30 AM
Yoko Shimomura - Dive Into the Heart
Yoko Shimomura Dive Into the Heart Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack EASTWORLD, Virgin 2002
Kingdom Hearts released 2002 for PS2
4:35 AM
Anna Meredith - Paramour
Anna Meredith Paramour Anna Meredith
Fibs Moshi Moshi Records 2019
4:40 AM
Masashi Kageyama - Innocent Savior
Masashi Kageyama Innocent Savior Masashi Kageyama
GIMMICK! ORIGINAL VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK Ship to Shore PhonoCo. 2023
4:41 AM
Slow Pulp - Hanging by a Moment
Slow Pulp Hanging by a Moment Lifehouse
FADER and Friends: Volume 1 FADER 2023
Part of a limited-time-only benefit cover compilation
4:44 AM
Digital Dreams Wrapped In Plastic and Ratvader featuring KÅRP - Your Hand In Mine - Outro
Digital Dreams Wrapped In Plastic and Ratvader featuring KÅRP Your Hand In Mine - Outro
SteamWorld Quest OST Image & Form Games 2019
SteamWorld Quest released 2019 for various platforms
4:46 AM
Talisk - Echo
Talisk Echo Talisk
Abyss Talisk Records 2016
A Highland Song released 2023 for various platforms
4:52 AM
Lee Ann Womack - End of the End of the World
Lee Ann Womack End of the End of the World Lee Ann Womack
The Lonely, The Lonesome & the Gone ATO (UK) 2017
4:54 AM
Iona Lane & Ranjana Ghatak - Agar Main Panchi Hota / Lark in the Clear Air
Iona Lane & Ranjana Ghatak Agar Main Panchi Hota / Lark in the Clear Air
Cove - Single Hudson Records 2023
4:57 AM
Darren Korb (feat. Ashley Barrett and Imagine Dragons) - Build That Wall (Zia's Theme) / Enemy
Darren Korb (feat. Ashley Barrett and Imagine Dragons) Build That Wall (Zia's Theme) / Enemy Darren Korb / Imagine Dragons
2021
From a live performance at The Game Awards 2021; Bastion released 2011 for PC
Chat is archived.
Tis (host) 3:02:58 AM
we out here
🎅ndy 3:05:28 AM
suuuuup
Tis (host) 3:05:56 AM
yoyoyo
Tis (host) 3:08:00 AM
Wasn't sure how it'd feel to play that in 2023
Tis (host) 3:08:27 AM
Fun, as it turns out
Matthew Maginley 3:08:34 AM
heeey Tis~feels so apropo spending alot of time in the The Depths of Tears of the Kingdom
Tis (host) 3:09:09 AM
Awwwww nice! I will admit, the babies have made me ignorant of the Switch Zeldas
Tis (host) 3:09:25 AM
But my time will come!
Tis (host) 3:09:32 AM
How are they?
Matthew Maginley 3:10:58 AM
spending time watching the Young ones play, great fun, music very nice, sound design, too
🎅ndy 3:11:20 AM
I'll never unclutch the Oracle games from my large New Jerseyan hands
Tis (host) 3:12:27 AM
Sweet! This theme is deep (ha), so I need to get to ToTK when we come back to it
Tis (host) 3:12:48 AM
Oracles and Majora's Mask forever
🎅ndy 3:13:03 AM
I honestly could never get into the 3d games
🎅ndy 3:13:10 AM
Top-down/handheld supremacy
Tis (host) 3:16:37 AM
The pace of the top-downs is so lovely - no moment wasted, no fluff
Matthew Maginley 3:19:22 AM
dulcet tones of the dulcimer transitioned nicely
Tis (host) 3:21:35 AM
Thank you - transitions are a point of pride here :D
Matthew Maginley 3:23:41 AM
oh yeah ! it's like serving up the next dish and pairing the wine, has to be just right
Tis (host) 3:24:15 AM
Yes! Oh, I miss meals like that
🎅ndy 3:25:39 AM
u play undertale yellow yet
Tis (host) 3:25:53 AM
OMG what is it
🎅ndy 3:26:14 AM
Very popular fangame about the kid with the yellow soul.
🎅ndy 3:26:41 AM
The enemy encounter rate is kind of ridiculous for no reason other than to be annoying, but it's well done. I have not seen any ending yet because I'm waiting for someone I watch to stream it again
Tis (host) 3:31:06 AM
Oh, that sounds cool
Tis (host) 3:31:17 AM
Which one was yellow -- cowboy?
🎅ndy 3:31:50 AM
Yep, the soul of justice
Tis (host) 3:32:21 AM
Fascinating!
Tis (host) 3:42:07 AM
Zelda music always goes so hard on piano, why is that
🎅ndy 3:42:42 AM
maybe it ties into the thing i brought up last week lolol
Tis (host) 3:43:51 AM
Mmmm, yes, a twinkly piano indeed :D
Matthew Maginley 3:44:43 AM
ocarina, flute sometimes~ just when I feel like I'm fading ...'i'm not tired' ..lol
Tis (host) 3:45:53 AM
Just when you think you're out, we pull you back in!!
🎅ndy 3:55:50 AM
this track rules omg
Matthew Maginley 3:56:48 AM
ditto
Tis (host) 3:58:29 AM
More pieces that sound like they are summoning Ragnarok, got it
Matthew Maginley 3:59:14 AM
yay!
Matthew Maginley 4:02:59 AM
you have the Spirituals dialed in
Tis (host) 4:04:22 AM
My mom did me a great favor by playing a lot of blues growing up
Tis (host) 4:05:18 AM
Also, they are what get you through hard things, so it fits for this week
Matthew Maginley 4:05:46 AM
Odetta?
Tis (host) 4:05:50 AM
Banger alert
Tis (host) 4:05:58 AM
I don't know her that well, and I should!
Matthew Maginley 4:09:15 AM
Tis, I know less than 2% of what you play and enjoy your show immensely.I'm all in. Hope you heal from this week.
Tis (host) 4:10:28 AM
Thank you! I'm doing just fine actually -- the story of the music is just a story for this week, thankfully :)
Matthew Maginley 4:12:01 AM
kk, feel better, thx : ) ~ got it Dj thing ~
Tis (host) 4:34:08 AM
The more I hear this, the more I think it may be one of the all-time video game classics
🎅ndy 4:42:00 AM
oh my god this rules so much
Tis (host) 4:42:28 AM
It is sunshine coming through the clouds
Tis (host) 4:42:39 AM
I love it so hard
Matthew Maginley 4:45:49 AM
great track, for a great cause, sorry I missed it. thanks for playing it
Tis (host) 4:46:22 AM
Of course!
Matthew Maginley 4:48:42 AM
ever get into 'sea chanties?'
Tis (host) 4:49:07 AM
For the second time: of course!!!
Tis (host) 4:49:44 AM
I am not generally a Tik Tok person, so that sea shanty crazy justified its existence to me
🎅ndy 4:49:51 AM
I legit thought this was a remix of "Music For A Found Harmonium" at first lol
Tis (host) 4:51:43 AM
Well now I have to check that out!
Matthew Maginley 4:53:11 AM
love this!
Tis (host) 4:53:49 AM
This whole album rules
🎅ndy 4:55:00 AM
thanks so much for the show!
Tis (host) 4:55:32 AM
Thank you so, so much for listening! Happy holidays! :D
🎅ndy 4:55:40 AM
Also that piece is originally by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, but Patrick Street did the cover that was at the end of Napoleon Dynamite
Matthew Maginley 4:55:58 AM
I'm with TAndy , ty very much , awesome show
Tis (host) 4:56:01 AM
Oh amazing, multiple versions to check out, yesssssssss
Tis (host) 4:56:04 AM
ty!
Matthew Maginley 4:56:33 AM
Happy Holidays Tis, Happy Holidays TAndy
🎅ndy 5:00:17 AM
merry chrimmus
Tis (host) 5:00:36 AM
And a lovely festivus for the restivus
Tis (host) 5:00:39 AM
Gnight!!