Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast
In this rocking episode, Karl & Will focus on the Sega Genesis soundtrack to Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master! The guys discuss why this is without a doubt one of the gnarliest Genesis scores ever made. Enjoy!
In this episode, Karl & Will focus on two lesser-known SNES RPG soundtracks by HAL and Kirby composer Jun Ishikawa! The guys discuss how these scores truly get to the heart of what makes Ishikawa's music and style so special. Enjoy!
It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome longtime friend and supporter of the show Patchpen! Patch brings in a wonderful playlist of some of his favorite VGM to share and discuss with the guys. Enjoy!
I know it makes no sense, but yes, it's time for another volume of ridiculously good music from Princess Connect! Re:Dive. These amazingly talented composers show no sign of stopping, with tons more new music still being written for this mobile game. Enjoy some of the best VGM you'll hear anywhere!
Here we go again. In the sixth installment of Bad Music, Karl & Will are once again punished with some of the worst video game music that was ever composed. The good news is, the music here is so bad that it provides plenty of laughs. Enjoy?
In this long-overdue episode, Karl & Will lift off with the relaxing and groovy music of the Pilotwings series! The guys explore how the music of this series evolved as well as stayed consistent from the SNES, to the N64, and the 3DS. Enjoy!
In this very exciting and special episode, Karl & Will share an awesome playlist of...Non VGM that fans of VGM would love! This collection of hidden gems was the result of weeks of rabbit hole diving, and is sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy!
In this Bonus Episode, Karl shares his brand-new chiptune album "Get Bit" in its entirety! Enjoy a fun mix of chiptunes from systems such as the Genesis, SNES, TurboGrafx, and more! You can purchase this album here: https://supermarcatobros.bandcamp.com/album/get-bit
In this episode, Karl & Will focus on the awesome soundtrack to Ys Five! This Super Famicom score is a bit of a departure for the series in terms of style. Enjoy this spotlight on an underrated 16-bit gem!
It's time for another installment of Favorites with Friends! This time, Karl & Will welcome longtime friend and supporter of the show Travis Anderson. Travis brings in a wonderful playlist of some of his favorite VGM to share and discuss with the guys. Enjoy!
In this episode, Karl & Will focus on the Ivalice Series of games! This subset of Final Fantasy titles, starting with Final Fantasy Tactics, showcase the amazing compositional style and power of Hitoshi Sakimoto. Enjoy!
In yearly tradition, once again Karl & Will look back on the very best music that was played on the podcast in 2020! The guys notice that this installment may be the funkiest ever! Enjoy this collection of the cream of the musical crop. Here's to another wonderful year of VGM!
It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and some you have not. This time, the playlist features some leftovers from “Listener Show & Tell” and “Level One” episodes. Enjoy!
In this relaxing Season Finale, Karl & Will shoot the breeze and reflect on 2020, play a round of Name That Tune, answer listener questions, and share a few fun VGM tracks. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros!
In this exciting episode, Karl & Will present a collection of outstanding "Level One" VGM! These are all tracks that play during the first stage or area in a game. This is the second community playlist, in which all the music was chosen by members of the marcato discord. Enjoy!
In this episode, Karl & Will focus on the obscure yet amazing FM-Synth soundtrack to Mamoru Has Been Cursed! The music to this arcade shoot-em-up game, composed by Yousuke Yasui, is a colorful delight in just about every way. Enjoy!
It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Many you've heard before, and some you have not. This time, the playlist features a heavy dose of Nintendo. Enjoy!
For the final week of Nintendo Month, Karl & Will shine a light on the exuberant and possibly overlooked score to Kirby Star Allies! The music from this 2018 Switch game in the long-running Kirby series is both familiar yet fresh. Enjoy!
For the third week of Nintendo Month, Karl & Will stroll down memory lane for some of the very best music on the GameCube! This beloved little cube saw some outstanding music that, many times, had to transcend the hardware limitations. Enjoy!
For week 2 of Nintendo Month, the guys shine a light on the amazing female video game composers at Nintendo! From the NES all the way to the Switch, this is some of the best Nintendo music around. Enjoy this incredible playlist of VGM composed by these super talented women!
For the first week of Nintendo Month '20, Karl & Will spotlight on the incredibly vibrant, diverse and delightful score to Paper Mario: The Origami King! The score to this Nintendo Switch cross-genre game excels in every direction. Enjoy!
Just in time for Halloween, Karl & Will share a playlist of SPOOKY music by the Super Marcato Bros! And also play a Halloween rendition of Name That Tune! Enjoy this fun and special episode. Happy Halloween!
In this energetic and fun episode, Karl & Will focus on the wonderful music of Tecmo games on the NES! This company is most known for their Ninja Gaiden trilogy, as well as a ton of great sports games. Enjoy this collection of outstanding, at times overlooked, 8-bit music!
In this very relaxing episode, Karl & Will "dive in" once more to a focus on water and underwater themed video game music! Enjoy some iconic and memorable water tracks, as well as some deep cuts you may not have heard before!
In this GROOVY episode, Karl & Will focus on the dancey and delectable scores to Mighty Switch Force 1 and 2, by the one and only Jake Kaufman! These 3DS/Wii U soundtracks are some of the most energetic, entertaining, and smile-inducing in all of VGM. Enjoy!
In this episode, Karl & Will focus on the massive and multi-faceted score to Final Fantasy XIV! Led by composer Masayoshi Soken, this MMORPG score has gone through quite an interesting journey. Enjoy this spotlight on some great FF music!
It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you may have heard before, and many you have not. How many tracks can you recognize? Enjoy!
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Featuring an Exclusive Interview!
Featuring an Exclusive Interview!In the exciting Finale to Season 7, the guys focus on the wonderful music of composer Matt Furniss. Known for titles such as Puggsy, Wiz 'n' Liz, Alien 3 and Mickey Mania, Matt was one of the most prolific composers on the Sega Genesis. Enjoy an overview of some of his best work, as well as an exclusive interview, in which Matt discusses his background as well as his process for creating 16-bit video game music. 08/02/15
Featuring an Exclusive Interview!
Featuring an Exclusive Interview!In this very exciting Finale to Season 5, the guys have their first ever repeat guest! It's time for a spotlight on legendary and prolific video game music composer Peter McConnell! Peter returns to the show to talk about his career, focusing this time on his solo work (post-Lucasarts). And specifically, his score to the recent Double Fine game "Broken Age." Enjoy this insightful look into Peter's incredibly unique and recognizable style. 08/17/14
Featuring an Exclusive Interview!In this very exciting episode, the guys explore the music of Darren Korb, through his wonderful scores to Supergiant's Bastion and Transistor. The guys also sit down and talk with Darren about his very unique and refreshing approach to making music for games. Enjoy this in-depth look at two of the most critically-acclaimed and well-loved soundtracks in recent years, and a glimpse into the creative mind behind them. 06/29/14
A podcast which shares, discusses and analyzes the best in video game music from all different generations. 08/06/12
Big thanks to our special guest, Marty Brueggemann!! 04/15/12