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Soundtrack Saturday: Sep.18

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Stickerbush Symphony” from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.

A direct sequel to Donkey Kong Country 1995’s platformer is widely hailed as one of the greatest games of the genre, and is often praised for its graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack. It was the second best-selling game of 1995, the sixth best-selling game on the SNES, and the highest selling SNES title to not be packaged with the system.

Though it isn’t the central focus of the song – the sometimes upbeat, sometimes melancholic melody constantly shifting timbres and instruments is – the 3 note syncopated melody that repeats each measure is probably my favourite part of the track. That, and the the chorused or delayed drums that give off a very metallic feeling really make the track succeed.

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