NIER: AUTOMATA and SUPER MEAT BOY – Original Soundchat – Episode 5

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter looks into the music of post-apocalyptic androids in NieR: Automata and Joe highlights Danny Baranowsky’s rock-synth work on the soundtrack of Super Meat Boy.

2:27 – GAME 1: NieR: Automata
10:48 – Composer History: Keiichi Okabe
22:11 – Critical Track #1
24:26 – Critical Track #2
26:16 – Critical Track #3
28:54 – Critical Track #4
31:12 – Critical Track #5
34:05 – Cutting Room Floor
38:43 – Transition
39:50 – GAME 2: Super Meat Boy
47:03 – Composer History: Danny Baranowsky
57:26 – Critical Track #1
59:58 – Critical Track #2
1:03:28 – Critical Track #3
1:05:27 – Critical Track #4
1:07:34 – Critical Track #5
1:10:08 – Cutting Room Floor
1:15:36 – Outro

Welcome to Original Soundchat, where video game music is a work of art! In this new weekly show, hosts Joe DeVader and Peter Spezia are talking about their favorite game soundtracks. This involves taking a deep dive into the creation and history behind those classic OSTs, while highlighting some key tracks along the way. Join them as they shine a light on the often-forgotten composers that make our games sound great, and prove that game music has come a long way from the days of so-called “beeps and boops.”

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Peter Spezia

Editor-in-Chief at Rhymes With Asia
Speaking into a microphone about nerd culture is a passion project for Peter Spezia, formerly known as SMYNYouko. Peter has been an Internet broadcaster since 2007, with past shows including Show Me Your News and WTF, Pokémon. His latest ventures include hosting The PowerSwitch - gaming's call-in talk radio show - and writing for A University of Michigan alum, Peter lives in the Great Lakes State with his wife Rachel as he works in video production for FCA US LLC. When he isn't keeping track of the latest video game industry news, Peter is either playing the guitar or staying fit.