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Episode 70 – Paradise Killer w/ Composer Barry” Epoch” Topping

Episode 70 – Paradise Killer w/ Composer Barry” Epoch” Topping

Every now and then a game comes out that features a soundtrack that puts the fire back in our VGM lovin’ hearts. Paradise Killer is exactly that kind of OST. The XVGM Radio guys are joined by Barry “Epoch” Topping, the composer of (what Mike considers) the best VGM soundtrack of 2020. From the vocal-infused, saxophone wailing on the intro theme “Paradise (Stay Forever)”to the mix of genre-hopping across the70s and 80s (and even a little bit of the 90s), this soundtrack features an eclectic mix of music. From City Pop/Future Funk and Vaporwave influences, to straight up New Jack Swing and 80s Dance, and down to synthwave and easy listening, these tunes got it all! Hear Barry’s story about how he transitioned from wedding band player to VGM composer, his video game influences, listen to Mike and Justin talk about the game in-depth with some interesting reveals about the game and it’s soundtrack directly from the composer himself! All on this episode of XVGM Radio! Don’t miss out on this one!
Big thank you to Barry Topping for joining us for this episode! Please consider checking out the soundtrack and Barry’s Bandcamp in the links below:
Soundtrack: https://kaizengameworks.bandcamp.com/album/paradise-killer-original-soundtrack
Barry’s Bandcamp: https://nostoppingepoch.bandcamp.com/music
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Intro – Paradise (Stay Forever)
1 – Breeze With U
2 – House of Bliss
3 – Headlights on the Shore
4 – Midori Eyes
5 – 8th Street Rose
6 – Lady Blue
7 – The Plateau
8 – The Lemegeton Bop
9 – The Sarcophagus
10 – To the Heart

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