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Into the Score

"Into the Score" is a video show where we take one piece of video game music from the canon of important VGM repertoire and analyze it to see how it's put together. We look at its orchestration, form, melody, tech, and even some history about each game! There are more in-depth episodes that explore the composer's life, feature interviews, and go even deeper into each piece, but those are only available to patrons via Patreon. To become one (and access even more rewards), visit http://www.patreon.com/intothescore!Thanks and enjoy the show!

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03 – Interview with Dana Plank and Ryan Thompson

An amazing interview about the music of Final Fantasy VI including myself, Dana Plank (@musicologess), and Ryan Thompson (@BardicKnowledge)! Support the show on Patreon: www.patreon.com/intothescore Watch the show on YouTube: www.youtube.com/intothescore Come see the website: www.intothescore.com Like the show’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/intothescore And follow me on twitter! @kenley_k http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Into-the-Score-Episode-3-Interview.mp3

42mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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03 – “Terra” from Final Fantasy VI (1994)

Episode 3 of “Into the Score,” covering Nobuo Uematsu’s “Terra” from Final Fantasy VI. We get into the nuts and bolts of the game’s score, from form and harmony, to technology and how the music is affected by the game’s narrative. For an extended cut of the show with more music and discussion, support the show for $2 or more at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore! Website – http://www.intothescore.com Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/intothescore Twitter – @kenley_k

18mins

25 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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02 – Grim Fandango Soundtrack Talkthrough

Here is the short form of the soundtrack talkthrough for Grim Fandango, where I talk about what’s happening in the music as we listen to the score. If you want to hear a talk through for the full soundtrack, support the show on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore ! http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ITS-Episode-2-Talkthrough-Podcast.mp3 Support the show on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore. Website – http://www.intothescore.com Twitter – kenley_k Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/intothescore

19mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #3

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02 – “Casino Calavera” from Grim Fandango (1997)

Here is the extended cut for Episode 2, which is on “Casino Calavera” by Peter McConnell from Double Fine’s (slash LucasArts) 1997 release, “Grim Fandango.”  Enjoy a deep dive into some serious VGM repertoire! http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ITS-Episode-2-Podcast.mp3 Support the show on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore. Website – http://www.intothescore.com Twitter – kenley_k Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/intothescore

21mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #4

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01 – Interview with Andrew Schartmann

In the final week of the “Super Mario Bros.” month, I have an interview with Yale Ph.D candidate, Andrew Schartmann.  He wrote two books on the music of SMB, “Maestro Mario” (published by Thought Catalog) and the entry for “Super Mario Bros.” in Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series on music albums. http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ITS-01-Interview-Podcast.mp3 Support the show on Patreon! – http://www.patreon.com/intothescore See more info at http://www.intothescore.com Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/intothescore Twitter – kenley_k

25mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #5

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01 – “Overworld” from Super Mario Bros. (1985) – Extended Cut

“Into the Score” is a show about studying video game music – what it is, how it works, and why the pieces we study are an important part of the VGM literature. In this extended edition of the premiere episode, we study Koji Kondo’s “Overworld” theme from Nintendo’s 1985 release for the NES, Super Mario Bros. A huge thanks to Andrew Schartmann and his two books, “33 1/3: Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack” and “Maestro Mario,” which were incredible resources for study. http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ITS-Episode-1-Extended-Podcast.mp3 Support the show on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore Find the show in all of these places: Website – http://www.intothescore.com Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/intothescore Twitter – kenley_k

19mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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01 – “Overworld” from Super Mario Bros. (1985)

“Into the Score” is a show about studying video game music – what it is, how it works, and why the pieces we study are an important part of the VGM literature. In this premiere episode, we study Koji Kondo’s “Overworld” theme from Nintendo’s 1985 release for the NES, Super Mario Bros. A huge thanks to Andrew Schartmann and his two books, “33 1/3: Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack” and “Maestro Mario,” which were incredible resources for study. Support the show on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/intothescore http://intothescore.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ITS-Episode-1-Short-Podcast.mp3

14mins

18 Jul 2017

Rank #7