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Heyos TAY! Hope you all are having a great Monday morning! I’ve been on a binge of video game music as of late and I can’t seem to get enough. Pyre, Pokemon X/Y, Splatoon 2 (the Splatunes version of the songs found in the game are quite delicious) and last but not least... Star Fox Zero.

Yes, we all know the story behind Nintendo’s most controversial (and forgettable) project, sacrificing accesibility in order to bend back to Miyamoto’s capricious mind. And I’m not here to argue whether the game is good or bad (I mean I already did that a few years ago). I’m here to talk about one of the few facets of the game that fell into oblivion due to its complicated nature.

The soundtrack of Star Fox is one of the few soundtracks in the series that manages to evoke the sound of a space orchestra - blending synthetizers and strings with the thumping sound of the percussion (that timpani <3) and ethereal choruses.

For today’s topic, let’s bring an old favorite of mine: Music.

  • What defines the sound of an space orchestra for you?
  • What’s your favorite new music discovery?
  • Whatabout the biggest disappointment in video game music?

Today’s jam is the first song you hear in Star Fox Zero, and one of my favorites:

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