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Soundtrack Saturday: Apr.4

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Agitha’s Castle” from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

How long has it been since we listened to some music from the Legend of Zelda series? One internet point if you stop reading and guess now.

Okay, it’s been about three and a half months—December 21, 2019 was our last coverage of Zelda music. Though I have covered Zelda music many times, and even once before from this game, I thought it important to note that one of the composers (Toru Minegishi) from the original Animal Crossing game also worked on this game! Today’s track is “Agitha’s Castle” which is a misnomer. Her “castle” is in Castle Town, but it is just the inside of a house.

Filled with bugs.

Anyway, in an effort to dispel the ickyness of a room filled with bugs collected by a girl obsessed with them, this song is so cutesy. There are a few main elements that make this work: the driving piano that rocks back and forth between diads before turning to on-beat chords, echo-heavy metallic bells that carry the main melody, and synth flutes that repeat the main melody in counter-phrases.

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