Karl and Will Brueggemann, collectively known as the Marcato Bros., are back again to bring knowledge and enthusiasm to Train Station at 8. This brings the group count to four, but only one song is on the menu today; namely, the world famous Island Swing from Donkey Kong Country. You might think that such a focused, limited discussion would mean a shorter episode this week, but you would be wrong, good listener. You would be wrong.
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What stands out to you most about this piece?
3. What are some of this piece’s biggest weaknesses?
4. What do you think about the instrumentation of this piece?
5. What does this piece say about what it’s used for in the game?
6. How does this piece compare to other songs/games in the series?
7. What are some existing or potential remixes of this piece you find interesting?
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
- Chozo Ruins - Kenji Yamamoto / Kouichi Kyuuma
- Stained Glass - Darren Korb
- Spirit [feat. Anthony Jackson] - Hiromi
- Battle: MINIBOSS - Jake Kaufman
- Song of the Ancients - Prescription for Sleep
- Island Swing - David Wise
- Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
- Raiders March - John Williams
- Mining Melancholy - David Wise
- Donkey Kong Country Intro - David Wise
- DK Rap - Grant Kirkhope
- DK Isle - Grant Kirkhope
- Jungle Hijinx - Minako Hamano / Masura Tajima / Shinji Ushrioda / Daisuke Matsuoka
- Kongo Jungle - Hirokazu Ando