Thursday, December 14, 2006

Frappe Holidays

Originally composed by Kenta Nagata from Mario Kart 64 for the Nintedo 64.

In the winter of 2007, the idea to form a Metroid Metal members-made Christmas album was thrown around and this was my contribution. It’s the stage music to “Frappe Snowland” from Mario Kart 64 which is an ice level populated by enormous, hostile penguins. So there you go. Frappe Holidays, car engines, and penguin sounds.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Go, Epona, Go!

Originally composed by Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and Koji Kondo from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Nintendo Wii.

Sometimes I think to myself, “Make it jazz!” I don’t listen to jazz and am not at all proficient as a jazz musician, but I rather like my own impression of what jazz music is and thought this one should be done in that style. I can’t say the flute has ever been my favorite instrument, but it somehow really shines when in the context of a jazz band and that’s the main reason I chose it. Also, I like that it has those old, foresty associations. When I think of flutes, I usually think of hobbits in marching bands anyway.