GAMEPLAY: Braid and Red Dead Redemption

Aug 27, 2020

Cover art for Red Dead Redemption, released by Rockstar Games in 2010.
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  On GAMEPLAY this week: two games which each deal in their own ways with the concept of time. 

 

We’ll begin with a look at music from 2008’s fascinating Braid, in which you control the flow of time itself, rewinding your actions to solve mind-bending puzzles against a backdrop of gorgeous watercolor visuals. 

 

Then, we’ll enjoy music inspired by the scores of Spaghetti Western films from 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, in which former outlaw John Marston tries to escape his past on the old American frontier.

This week’s full episode and playlist are available below

 

 

A screenshot from Jonathan Blow's mind-bending 2008 puzzle game Braid.
Credit By source, FAIR USE: Wikipedia entry

 

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance.  Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode tracklist:

  1. Shira Kammen - Downstream (Braid) - Shira Kammen

  2. Cheryl Ann Fulton - Romanesca (Braid) - Cheryl Ann Fulton

  3. Jami Sieber - Maenam (Braid) - Jami Sieber

  4. Jami Sieber - Undercurrent (Braid) - Jami Sieber

  5. Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Born Unto Trouble (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  6. Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Horseplay (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  7. Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Triggernometry (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  8. Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Gunplay (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  9. Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - The Shootist (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  10.  Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Already Dead (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  11.  Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - Estancia (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack

  12.  Bill Elm, Woody Jackson - The Outlaw’s Return (Red Dead Redemption) - Original soundtrack