Worlds collide as Link falls from the classical music of Hyrule into the experimental noises of Termina; meanwhile, Disembodied Voices member Cameron Nutter finds himself in the unfamiliar Train Station at 8. He's a big fan of both Zelda classics, but knows full well that Ocarina of time and Majora's Mask are like backward versions of one another-- this provides for a twisting, fascinating journey into the depths of thematic meaning. How deep are these depths? The very conception of Majora's Mask falls into question repeatedly, forcing everyone on the show to ponder the passage of time and death itself. That's how deep.
Cameron, of course, is a member and close friend of Whales are Whales, having starred in such shows as Disembodied Voices and self-titled Horror Cam. You can find the dude on Twitter, but he might think you're a spam bot if you don't introduce yourself proper-like.
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What’s the most striking difference between the two soundtracks for you?
3. How did the ocarina songs change between games, and which song is your favorite?
4. Do you think reusing music from Ocarina of Time in Majora’s Mask was a good effect, or would more original material have been better?
5. Is Deku Nut’s Palace the best song ever?
6. What do you think about the use of motifs in the two games and how do they differ?
7. What are the core emotional themes in each soundtrack, and do they match their respective stories?
8. What have you been working on?
Stuff we talked about:
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Song of Storms - Koji Kondo
- Zelda's Lullaby - Koji Kondo
- Clock Town (3rd Day) - Koji Kondo
- Deku Nut's Palace - Koji Kondo
- Deku Nut's Palace - Zelda Reorchestrated
- Termina Field - Koji Kondo
- Majora's Mask Title - Koji Kondo
- Ocarina of Time Title - Koji Kondo
- Zelda's Theme - Koji Kondo