In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: May.2

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Piranha Plant’s Lullaby” from Super Mario 64.

Super Mario 64 was a groundbreaking game in many regards, and another gem composed by Koji Kondo. We have discussed 64 once before and the two Galaxy games many times, but the first open-ish levels were in this game, and such the music is radically different from what came before.

We begin with a toy-piano sound playing music typical of a lullaby that repeats this simple phrase four times with slight variation each time concentrated towards the end of each phrase. After this, we get a repetitive figure over the chord changes of the previous phrase. This too repeats before we return to the beginning.

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