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it is what it is

Dec 30, 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.

ep17: we had a blast

sure, fine, ok, we'll do a best of.

here is the cream of this year's video game music crop. in tonight's episode, we find out that the kids are in fact alright: the new stuff may not always sound like chip, but the heart of the chip is in there.

all games released calendar year 2023.

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it is what it is
3:02 AM
hasu - May God bless you -佳き旅を-
hasu May God bless you -佳き旅を- hasu
Path of the Abyss Original Soundtrack 2023
3:04 AM
Mason Lieberman - We Had a Blast (feat. Substantial)
Mason Lieberman We Had a Blast (feat. Substantial) Mason Lieberman
Bread & Fred: Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape (Original Game Soundtrack) Apogee Music 2023
3:07 AM
Unknown - Ambient Music3
Unknown Ambient Music3
Lethal Company sdtk. 2023
3:08 AM
Survival Spheres - Lake Haven ('Chrysalis' Original Soundtrack)
Survival Spheres Lake Haven ('Chrysalis' Original Soundtrack) Survival Spheres
Selection 6 (Save Room Ambience) 2480283 Records DK 2023
Played during mic break
3:10 AM
HOYO-MiX - Take the Journey
HOYO-MiX Take the Journey HOYO-MiX
Honkai: Star Rail - Out of Control (Original Game Soundtrack) miHoYo 2023
lyrics: 林一凡 vox: Anthony Lynch
3:11 AM
FLUTTERMIND, BADDOAR & KHAND - At Sea
FLUTTERMIND, BADDOAR & KHAND At Sea
HDK 158 † Moonring o.s.t. Heimat Der Katastrophe 2023
(from Moonring)
3:15 AM
Yoshiya Terayama - Spirit Of The Flame - Ken's Theme
Yoshiya Terayama Spirit Of The Flame - Ken's Theme Yoshiya Terayama
STREET FIGHTER 6 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SULEPUTER 2023
3:18 AM
Тима ищет свет - тост
Тима ищет свет тост Тима ищет свет
зеркало МТС Лейбл 2023
(from Neyasnoe)
3:21 AM
Lamonaca Dimonza - Shepherd's Crook
Lamonaca Dimonza Shepherd's Crook Lamonaca Dimonza
Misericorde: Volume One (Original Soundtrack) 2023
3:25 AM
Lena Raine - [UNBREAKABLE BOND]
Lena Raine [UNBREAKABLE BOND] Lena Raine
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (Original Game Soundtrack) Milan Records 2023
3:30 AM
insaneintherainmusic - Dramatic Revelation
insaneintherainmusic Dramatic Revelation insaneintherainmusic
Tyrion Cuthbert: Attorney of the Arcane Original Soundtrack insaneintherainmusic 2023
3:33 AM
spinningmerkaba - Organometron (140811 MIx)
spinningmerkaba Organometron (140811 MIx) spinningmerkaba
2011
(from Fading Afternoon (2023))
3:38 AM
HOYO-MiX - Storage Zone (Herta Space Station)
HOYO-MiX Storage Zone (Herta Space Station) HOYO-MiX
Honkai: Star Rail ver. 1.6 sdtk. 2023
3:40 AM
ClascyJitto - MMM Yes Put the Tree on My Pizza
ClascyJitto MMM Yes Put the Tree on My Pizza ClascyJitto
Pizza Tower Soundtrack Materia Collective 2023
3:43 AM
Dominic Ninmark - Theme of Crash (Break Circuit)
Dominic Ninmark Theme of Crash (Break Circuit) Dominic Ninmark
Gravity Circuit Original Soundtrack 2023
3:46 AM
Unknown - Happiness Has to be Fought For
Unknown Happiness Has to be Fought For Unknown
myhouse.wad sdtk.
AKA "The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet"
3:49 AM
hasu - Into the Abyss
hasu Into the Abyss hasu
Path of the Abyss Original Soundtrack 2023
3:52 AM
2 Mello - I Wanna Kno
2 Mello I Wanna Kno 2 Mello
Sounds of Tokyo-To Future Future Unwritten 2021
(from Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (2023))
3:56 AM
Shigeyuki Kameda - OverTrip - Cammy's Theme
Shigeyuki Kameda OverTrip - Cammy's Theme Shigeyuki Kameda
Street Fighter 6 (Original Soundtrack) CAPCOM SULEPUTER 2023
3:59 AM
HOYO-MiX - Got a Date?
HOYO-MiX Got a Date? HOYO-MiX
Honkai: Star Rail - Experience the Paths, Vol. 1 miHoYo 2023
4:01 AM
Klaus Veen - Anime Break
Klaus Veen Anime Break Klaus Veen
Lekker Setje Beats Klaus Veen Records 2020
(from Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (2023)); played during mic break
4:04 AM
rj lake - To Believing
rj lake To Believing rj lake
EL PASO, ELSEWHERE PART ONE: THE SCORE 2023
4:07 AM
Alpha Something - Chellakutty
Alpha Something Chellakutty Alpha Something
Venba Original Soundtrack 2023
4:11 AM
Shady Cicada & insaneintherainmusic - Sax of Opportunity
Shady Cicada & insaneintherainmusic Sax of Opportunity Shady Cicada
Tyrion Cuthbert: Attorney of the Arcane Original Soundtrack insaneintherainmusic 2023
4:14 AM
Hirokazu Ando - Sky Tower
Hirokazu Ando Sky Tower Hirokazu Ando
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe sdtk. 2023
4:16 AM
Gina Loughlin - AAAaaaAAAAaaAAA It's So High Up Here!!
Gina Loughlin AAAaaaAAAAaaAAA It's So High Up Here!! Gina Loughlin
Mail Time (Original Soundtrack) 3227523 Records DK 2023
2nd half under mic break
4:21 AM
Yasunori Nishiki - Village of Beastlings
Yasunori Nishiki Village of Beastlings Yasunori Nishiki
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC 2023
4:24 AM
Lena Raine - [BLISS IN PARADISE]
Lena Raine [BLISS IN PARADISE] Lena Raine
Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (Original Game Soundtrack) Milan Records 2023
4:26 AM
Clark Aboud - Welcome to Videoverse
Clark Aboud Welcome to Videoverse Clark Aboud
VIDEOVERSE (Original Soundtrack) Clark Aboud 2023
4:29 AM
Thomas Brunet - Out of the Cavern and Into the Light
Thomas Brunet Out of the Cavern and Into the Light Thomas Brunet
Chants of Sennaar (Original Soundtrack) Laced Records 2023
4:31 AM
Unknown - Trailer music from Arctic Eggs
Unknown Trailer music from Arctic Eggs
Arctic Eggs sdtk. 2023
Arctic Eggs made for BIGMODE game jam, further development pending?
4:32 AM
Big Giant Circles - Synthwave Snowcaps (Alternate Version)
Big Giant Circles Synthwave Snowcaps (Alternate Version) Big Giant Circles
Bread & Fred: Super Duper Ultra Redux Mixtape (Original Game Soundtrack) Apogee Music 2023
4:36 AM
Capcom Sound Team - Tian Hong Yuan - Stage Battle
Capcom Sound Team Tian Hong Yuan - Stage Battle Capcom Sound Team
Street Fighter 6 (Original Soundtrack) CAPCOM SULEPUTER 2023
4:40 AM
Andrew Jeremy - Before We Close
Andrew Jeremy Before We Close Andrew Jeremy
Coffee Talk Ep. 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (Original Game Soundtrack) Black Screen Records 2023
4:43 AM
Yasunori Nishiki - Heart's Lament
Yasunori Nishiki Heart's Lament Yasunori Nishiki
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC 2023
4:47 AM
Lamonaca Dimonza - Aultre Venus
Lamonaca Dimonza Aultre Venus Lamonaca Dimonza
Misericorde: Volume One (Original Soundtrack) 2023
4:52 AM
Eduardo de la Iglesia - Piano Scene
Eduardo de la Iglesia Piano Scene
American Arcadia sdtk. 2023
VAs: Krizia Bajos and Yuri Lowenthal
4:55 AM
FLUTTERMIND - Dungeon10
FLUTTERMIND Dungeon10
Moonring sdtk. 2023
Chat is archived.
Tis (host) 3:02:20 AM
we out here
Matt Maginley 3:04:52 AM
Hi Tis, thanks for doing the show.
Tis (host) 3:06:16 AM
Wouldn't have it any other way - thanks for being here!
TAndy 3:09:33 AM
what's GOOD
Tis (host) 3:12:08 AM
Radio
Tis (host) 3:12:13 AM
Video games
Tis (host) 3:12:16 AM
Community
Tis (host) 3:12:20 AM
All good
TAndy 3:13:49 AM
so true
Matt Maginley 3:18:54 AM
nice
Tis (host) 3:19:38 AM
From everyone's favorite Eastern Bloc Nightlife simulator, Neyasnoe
Tis (host) 3:32:20 AM
Why so many composers decided they wanted to write music for 1970s car chases this year, I do not know
Tis (host) 3:32:26 AM
But I am glad they did
Matt Maginley 3:32:40 AM
great show, this track is exceptional, film noir gets slapped
TAndy 3:33:15 AM
why do legal game OSTs go so hard
Tis (host) 3:33:28 AM
I was thinking about this
Tis (host) 3:33:41 AM
And I realized that when the game is all reading, the vibes have to be impeccable
TAndy 3:33:51 AM
Like this is mainstream radio quality jazz fusion right here
Matt Maginley 3:34:27 AM
"sax and violins" lol
Tis (host) 3:34:41 AM
:D
Matt Maginley 3:40:58 AM
that a farfisa organ? very sentimental. mysterious track, sweet
TAndy 3:41:24 AM
yessss pizza tower
Tis (host) 3:41:43 AM
They just backed the whole truck up into this song
TAndy 3:42:27 AM
the whole soundtrack goes unecessarily hard
TAndy 3:42:35 AM
i do prefer some of the demo songs more though
Tis (host) 3:43:06 AM
Same!
Matt Maginley 3:43:25 AM
love animals. music concrete
TAndy 3:43:48 AM
I forgot which stage it was but one of the tracks in the demo had a STANKY bass that got covered up by other instrumentation in the final build
Tis (host) 3:44:19 AM
My notes for the pizza tower song I just played, verbatim: "stinkface driving funk-jazz, persona-esque"
Tis (host) 3:44:41 AM
Smelly bass forever
TAndy 3:45:00 AM
tracks that make u wanna dislocate your knee doing the stanky leg
Tis (host) 3:46:14 AM
And the monkeys? How? Why? Thank goodness. I also love animals, Matt
TAndy 3:47:29 AM
YOOOOOO MYHOUSE
Tis (host) 3:47:55 AM
Game of the year
TAndy 3:48:02 AM
The power level on this show is skyrocketed
Matt Maginley 3:48:45 AM
@TAndy ditto
Matt Maginley 3:49:45 AM
jeez I love this
Tis (host) 3:50:08 AM
Our TV detective now solidly in the 80s
TAndy 3:54:03 AM
banger alert
Tis (host) 3:54:55 AM
I had Bomb Rush Cyberfunk for soundtrack of the year initially
Tis (host) 3:55:08 AM
Have had to reconsider, but it may have the highest peaks
TAndy 3:58:32 AM
i could never ever rank a single soundtrack or album as #1, i just can't
TAndy 3:58:35 AM
too much love to spread
Tis (host) 3:59:10 AM
Same, but I like it as the starting point of an argument with myself; helps me tease out what's great about all the different albums
Tis (host) 4:00:08 AM
Hee hee
TAndy 4:00:38 AM
i do need to look around for what my top 5 or top 10 would be, however. there's a LOT of ground to cover
Matt Maginley 4:01:37 AM
this track.= perspective
TAndy 4:13:13 AM
yes YES MORE LEGAL MUSIC
Tis (host) 4:14:22 AM
Sensing a future show theme
TAndy 4:15:46 AM
😵
Matt Maginley 4:34:15 AM
like the sound of the dust on vinyl at the beginning, really drew me in
Tis (host) 4:35:42 AM
Same! It's so funny to hear it introduced artificially, but it absolutely works
Matt Maginley 4:41:50 AM
here it is again. sound designer working with the composer. do they do that?
Tis (host) 4:44:22 AM
Sometimes, but not always!
Tis (host) 4:44:52 AM
Often you'll see companies on a shoestring try to make those two people the same person, but that's a lot harder than it used to be
TAndy 4:50:24 AM
Excellent show tonight, DJ Tis. You got me tempted to buy that Legal game now lol
Matt Maginley 4:50:56 AM
overall in 2023 , from what I heard, there was pull to get percussion up in the mix. I know minimal about gaming post 3DO and Sarges Heros N64, Halo was my jam . I'm here for the music and knowledge. Great show as always.Happy New Year!
Matt Maginley 4:51:17 AM
@TAndy Happy New Year! G'nite all
Tis (host) 4:51:26 AM
Thank you both for hanging out! Gnight!
Matt Maginley 4:53:57 AM
almost Nora Jones
TAndy 4:56:43 AM
Happy New Year, Matt and Tis!!
Tis (host) 4:56:52 AM
Happy new year!!!! :D
TAndy 4:57:07 AM
Also thanks for that youtube link fromthe other week :)
Tis (host) 4:57:32 AM
Of course! Lemme know if you need something similar any other week; I usually make them
Tis (host) 4:59:40 AM
Peace