Deep Bass Podcast

Deep Bass Podcast

Peter Thomas and Cody Haltom co-host an exciting adventure through the wonder and magic of video game music. From 8-bit classics through to modern, orchestral masterpieces, each episode is dedicated to a specific game, where we do a deep dive into what makes the music wonderful... or terrible! We share our fondest memories of our first encounters with the game, as well as some of our top tracks to jump start you into the marvelous world of video game music! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deepbasspodcast/support

Episodes

June 11, 2021 135 min

Peter and Cody really cannot wrap their heads around it, but it has been one whole year since the Deep Bass Podcast recorded it's first episode, and what a journey it has been. What better way to celebrate than to cover a game with the largest soundtrack they could find? At over 1,000 songs, this was the biggest soundtrack they've listened to, and at over two hours and 15 minutes, the longest podcast they've ever record...

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Escaping the underworld can be hard. But at least if you're going to do it, you should have the composure and good looks of best boi Zagreus! In this week's episode, we talk about the music from yet another beloved title from the minds at Supergiant Games: Hades! Composed entirely by Darren Korb, we are presented with a soundtrack unlike any other in games that we've covered, and it does Hades much justice. Roguelikes a...

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Unova is in danger again and instead of Team Plasma it's... Neo Team Plasma? Ooookay then. Peter and Cody sit down to talk about Pokémon Black and White Version 2 which neither have played, and both are highly confused about it's existence. Their personal opinions aside, they dig into over 120 tracks to find their top five and talk about their history and experience with Pokémon, as well as Peter's completely healthy an...

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April 30, 2021 107 min

If your country was ravaged by an infection that destroyed most of the nation, turning major cities into barely livable encampments, and where the militia will kill you for stepping foot into areas without proper certification, how would you survive? In The Last of Us, Joel and Ellie survive on hope, their growing friendship, and really, really bad jokes. But they're totally worth listening to! The Last of Us was a major hit on...

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Rounding out the beloved Donkey Kong Country trilogy, Peter and Cody sit down and talk about Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, which brings with it a very new sound that compliments this game. This is to be expected though, when David Wise took a back seat to allow Eveline Fischer a chance to compose most of the tracks herself. But does this late SNES era game hold a candle to the monumental titles that were D...

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April 2, 2021 90 min

Okay so it may not be spooky season, but after our discussions about Luigi's Mansion, do you really need an excuse to play such a charming game? We think not! In this episode, we bring on James Fluker, a fellow streamer and co-host of the Elbow Rocket podcast as we talk about a game that Peter hasn't played before. After listening to the soundtrack, he regrets that decision immensely! Composed by Kazumi Totaka and Shinobu T...

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March 19, 2021 75 min

Peter and Cody had a pretty crazy week during the last episode, so they decided to switch gears and slow things down with a game that is near and dear to both of them: Harvest Moon 64! Special guest Anna Marie Privitere joins them as she shares her vast knowledge of the series, as well as her top five favorite songs from this game. Composed by Tsuyoshi Tanaka, The HM64 soundtrack blends many different instrument sounds together to ...

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March 5, 2021 117 min

In this episode, Peter invites a long time friend of his, Duran a.k.a. Intr3pid, onto the show to talk about a game that is near and dear to him: Red Faction: Guerrilla! Little did we know that we would be covering a game that both Cody and Peter have never played before! We are marching through new territory here, but it was fairly easy to do given that this soundtrack, composed by Timothy Michael Wynn, Jake Kaufman, George Oldzie...

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February 19, 2021 104 min

Being branded a l'Cie means being purged from your friends, families, and loved ones. But what happens when six adventurers band together, all branded as well, to try and put a stop to the purges and rescue those they have lost? Final Fantasy XIII is born! Composed by Masashi Hamauzu, FFXIII marks the first mainline Final Fantasy game to not feature the work and oversight of Nobuo Uematsu. But does Hamauzu have what it takes to...

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February 5, 2021 93 min

Nyeh heh heh! An indie sensation among gamers everywhere, Peter and Cody decide that their podcast wouldn't be the same without covering the wonderful Undertale... except there's one problem: Cody has never actually played Undertale! For that, we knew we needed some help with this one, so we were happy when we were able to bring Bridgette a.k.a Brooklyn from the Block on this episode with us to try and convince Cody that he...

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January 22, 2021 102 min

Star Fox team! We are creating the first game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 3D and need good music. Good luck! Hajime Hirasawa composes an epic space odyssey soundtrack only fitting for the Star Fox games, but does every track hold a candle to the unique, first of its kind gameplay that Star Fox brings? Find out as you join Cody and I through one of our favorite childhood games of our past, discussing many of the e...

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January 8, 2021 130 min

What is more therapeutic than conquering inner demons like depression and anxiety? Doing so while climbing a massive mountain! In this episode, Peter and Cody share their thoughts about the beautifully composed Celeste, some of their personal experiences both with the game and their own battles with depression and anxiety, and what this game meant to them. After a tumultuous 2020, this was just the escape they both needed to ground...

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December 25, 2020 100 min

Welcome to Animal Crossing! Population: Growing! Peter and Cody sit down with special guest Carly Ritchie as they discuss their island life... both in real life and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Debuting in March at the start of the quarantine due to COVID-19, the three have found various ways to enjoy their time on their new islands, discovering ways to share moments with their friends despite practicing social distancing. Wit...

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For the first time ever, we introduce our first guest to the Deep Bass Podcast who chose this game for our episode: William Pattison (BeardedCorvus)! Just in time for the holidays, one of the biggest titles ever to hit consoles, and the video game world as a whole, we have arrived at The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Come along with Peter Thomas and Cody Haltom as we explore another Koji Kondo composition. Graced with beautiful...

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Another title beautifully composed by David Wise, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is hands down the best in the series. If you enjoyed Episode 2, you're going to love this one because it is packed full of more amazing music. Peter and Cody try their hardest not to pick their favorite children, but how can you not have a favorite when there is one that is clearly the better of the three? As always, we discuss our h...

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November 13, 2020 69 min

Are you ready to go Sonic fast? Because we've sped up this episode to 2x the speed! Just kidding, but we are running very fast through the stages and music of Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Sega's mascot on the Genesis gets a facelift from his Sega Master System days on their new 16-bit system to be faster, more vibrant, and have plenty of attitude. Peter and Cody discuss what made the Sega Genesis so unique, and how that impacted t...

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October 30, 2020 73 min

It's that time of the year again where we bust out our spooky games and play them to get ourselves into the holiday... spirit. Peter and Cody have decided that their game of choice this year was going to be Resident Evil 4. Loved by fans of the series, and many who weren't, Resident Evil 4 was the first game in the franchise to introduce several new game mechanics that earned this beloved title so many awards and accolades:...

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October 16, 2020 77 min

Welcome to the world of Albion, where bandits roam the land and the hero is... out kicking chickens? Wait, did I read that correctly? Regardless of the hero's questionable life choices, Fable has inspired awe and wonder by building a massive world to explore that feels as though it is living and breathing the same as our own. But whether you are good or evil, choose the sword, the bow, or a bit of magic to fell your foes, Danny...

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October 2, 2020 67 min

Critics say this is arguably the best Super Mario Bros. game of all time, but does the music coincide with that sentiment? How does it hold up today? Find out our thoughts as the next episode of Deep Bass Podcast has Peter and Cody exploring the whimsical and wonderful world of Super Mario Bros. 3! This one takes us way back to family vacations, angry suns and... giant fish that eat you whole? It is a wild ride as we discuss our me...

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September 18, 2020 70 min

There was no way we would reach episode 007 and NOT cover Goldeneye on this episode! Peter and Cody sit down and talk about one of the most revolutionary multiplayer first person shooters to ever grace a home console: Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64! One of the few movies turned games that was actually successful (if we're being honest, were there really any others?), we talk about everything ranging from late night sleepovers...

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