Battle Bards Episode 121: Myst Online


The world’s first, best, and only MMORPG music podcast is back to venture into a rather obscure title, Myst Online! The Battle Bards delve into this odd, atmospheric soundtrack that isn’t quite like what we’re used to hearing in online games. There’s some love, some hate, some snark, and some indigestion. Also, we discover several of Syl’s greatest fears and force her to live through them.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 121: Myst Online (or download it) now:

Episode 121 show notes

  • Intro (feat. “Spore Me,” “Convergence,” and “Kadish Tolesa Future Vault”)
  • “Badlands”
  • “Trailer Music”
  • “Yeesha’s Theme”
  • “Out of the Hive”
  • “Burn You Up, Burn You Down”
  • “K’veer”
  • “Air Stream”
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener Notes: MP and Scott
  • Jukebox Picks: “Menu” from Pocket Mine, “Theme 3” from Doom 2016, and “City Chicks” from Pit People
  • Outro (“Gallery Theme”)

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That wasn’t Phil Collins. It was Peter Gabriel. He was a huge MYST fan and recorded a song for MYST IV Revelation as well as the track you featured from URU.

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I’m happy you guys chose this game, Myst series is one of my favorite video games, here is some notes:

– all tracks made for the original games, so most are old, and made on synthesizer (i’m not sure here.)

– Yeesha is Atrus’s daughter, the man you see in the end of first game, and yes Justin, she was in a dangerous place :-)

– Many worlds in the game are alien or have a tribal culture, this may explain some of the music.

– All tracks have a context, you hear them in a one place or event
– K’veer is an island in D’ni Lake, or a mansion in that island.