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Soundtrack Saturday: Dec.21

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Anouki Village” from the Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks. It is the cold season here, and nearing the end of the year celebrations, so I thought some colder music would be appropriate.

Released in 2009 as the second of the DS Zelda pair (Phantom Hourglass being the first), the Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks was composed by Toru Minegishi along with Manaka Tominaga, Asuka Ohta, and Koji Kondo. Minegishi would also compose much music for both Splatoon and Splatoon 2, a series I like the sound of but have not yet covered.

We can hear two of the track’s staples immediately with the tambourine-like percussion and the wooden flute esque off-beat echoes. Another wind instrument plays the melody at first, alternating with bells for a counter melody before the bassoon that has been end of phrase demarcations handles its own counter melody before the whole thing loops again.

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