Holy shit though I forgot Johann was a bard. Not just a composer, but a literal bard with bardly magics. No wonder the song helped, that glorious motherfucker just cast bardic inspiration on the entire planar system
I keep seeing people freak out about the fact that Overwatch is canon in TAZ but I think everyone’s glossed over the fact that we, the listeners, are also canon and fighting the Hunger in the Plane of Thought. The podcast is the green and blue light of Fisher and Junior being told by Johann.
I TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT BUT something i gotta say once again cuz i feel so strongly about it is i think the music is a massive part of why taz is so good. like fucking CRUCIAL to the story and emotion being so effective and memorable. to the listener but also in the story itself its so important like the voidfishs song, johanns music, the crystal kingdom verses, the literal arc Story and Song etc
i think there were sound effects in the battlewagon race and some music but the first time music was really implemented into a scene was……… sloane and hurley.. right……. and it caught me so off guard and made that moment that much more powerful. and that first song (discovery and recovery) is one of the most simple and minimal songs but also still one of the most beautiful??? its the most crushing moment in taz up to that point but i dont know if i wouldve cried if that song didnt play. it creates such a distinct atmosphere like i cant imagine refuge without the rustic old west guitar of roswell/refuge/the diary of sheriff isaac and the cozy + familiar piano of the davy lamp. or lucas’ lab without those vocaloid crystal kingdom verses and sparkling pulsing synths in crystal minuet/the cosmoscope/elevator of tomorrow/zero gravity trash ball etc etc etc. and do i even have to explain the suffering game. like bitch have you heard wonderland round 3 that shit bangs
more recently the reunion tour monologue and lups best day ever are two moments that i think…. are as powerful as they are because of the music. its become a much bigger component in the later arcs and griffin really didnt spare any opportunity in the finale. theres a lot of killer tracks lemme tell ya
my personal favorite is disrobed + the chalice. they use the same melody but with a completely different sound and energy and theyre both really powerful. and play at such crucial moments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!both of them give me chills
im really proud of griffin and his garageband/rockband 3 midi keyboard skills the soundtrack really enhanced his storytelling and the audiences experience. all his shit is on soundcloud but also buy it on bandcamp duh
Theres literally so much to unpack with this episode like????? What should I cry about first????? Taakitz??? Hurley and Sloane???? NO3113?????? Everything was so intense I cant emotionally process it all at once
You’re going to have to fight, and…you’re gonna WIN!
Thank you Griffin for this finale, thank you for everything. Thank you Travis, Justin, Clint, for bringing such beautiful characters into existence. Thank you for this story, thank you for this song. . . . . . . .
I finished this up while listening to the finale, even though it’s technically from the second to last episode. I love that musical boy
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