In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.31

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Title Theme” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

I think this game has been discussed before, and we have definitely covered the series on this panel, but I thought we’d listen to something from this game for a couple reasons. First, the game celebrated an anniversary over the past week, being released just in time to capitalize on the game’s spooky nature and aesthetics.

Secondly, this game is one of the first in the series to have it’s title theme be composed of notable themes from the game. The main part of the title theme is a slightly different version of the Clock Town theme—happy and joyous on the surface—but slowly slides into the Majora theme in both melody and instrumentation. The transition mirror’s the game where a seemingly picturesque small town hides a world full of suffering.

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