All ships, report in! Slippy's out for repairs, but we've got Matthew "Major Third" Tucciarone as a wing man this week, and the soundtrack of Star Fox is in his sights. Lylat is a system at war, and its music is every bit as conflicting thanks to a bumpy ride across multiple composers, genres, and degrees of quality. It certainly isn't a boring trip!
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What defines Star Fox music and sets it apart?
3. What are some of the biggest weaknesses in Star Fox music?
4. What’s your personal favorite Star Fox soundtrack?
5. What style or genre of music do you feel best captures each character in Star Fox?
6. What are some of the standout stylistic departures of Star Fox music?
7. What’s something you’d like to see Star Fox music try that it hasn’t yet?
8. What have you been working on?
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Mercury, the Winged Messenger - Gustav Holst
- Verisimillitude - Steve Jablonsky
- Old Friends - Darren Korb
- Heroic Pursuit - Yoshie Arakawa / Yoshinori Kawamoto
- Title Screen (Star Fox 64) - Koji Kondo
- Main Title / The Ice Planet Hoth - John Williams
- Fox's Forgotten Love, Krystal - Hajime Harasawa
- Frontier Serenade - Yoshie Arakawa / Yoshinori Kawamoto
- VS Katina - Yoshie Arakawa / Yoshinori Kawamoto
- Thorntail Hollow (Night) - David Wise
- Fossil's Oasis - Level 99 / LulzA