For its second season, Diggin’ in the Carts host Nick Dwyer once again returns to Japan, exploring the endlessly creative homegrown electronic music that grew out of the country’s video games. Season 2 dives into new sounds that came with advances in technology as the ‘90s rolled along. With 32- and 64-bit games coming out, video game soundtracks could vastly expand their sound palettes, allowing composers to be in dialogue with contemporary music like never before.
Episode 1: Listen HERE October 25, 2017 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST
In this first episode of Diggin’ in the Carts’ second season, host Nick Dwyer sits down with Soichi Terada, composer of Ape Escape, to discuss his singular path through electronic music. Also on this episode: a look at the soundtracks to shoot-‘em-up games on the Sega Saturn and PlayStation; a “dig through the cassettes” for great Commodore 64 soundtracks via Dutch hardware obsessive Legowelt; and a focus on Bomberman composer Jun Chikuma’s 32-bit works.