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Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 pm
by Gorjo
so I decided to make another one.

Mine are probably going to be obvious, but Aquatic Ambiance from the first DKC is really something else. It may have influenced my choice of avatar.

Then there is Treasure Trove Cove from BK. Just perfect.

Re: Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:03 am
by ZeroJanitor
I like an awful lot of Rare music but some standouts:

DKC2 - Mining Melancholy

Those industrial drums are iconic, first of all. Anything with that factory-esque percussion is usually really good. I also really like the chords in the song that compliment the rhythm. And it combines that catchiness with a really soothing melody with soft but rich tones.

Banjo-Kazooie - Click Clock Wood

It's a jaunty, memorable tune, and I love how the ambient noises compliment the melody as well as the level. I think that's why, despite being the final regular level and kind of a pain at times, Click Clock Wood stands out as one of my favorite levels.

Diddy Kong Racing - Main Theme

As cool as it is having a medley of instruments to represent each character, I mostly put this on my list just for nostalgia value lol

I'm sure there's more. I'll think of it later.

Re: Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:06 am
by Rueckkoppler
Speaking of Diddy Kong Racing, the menu theme is my favourite piece (from all the I know, I don't have much memory of that game). Here's a nice remix of it:

And I can't stop repeat it: If you love Banjo-Kazooie music, support Blake Robinson & buy his Banjo-Kazooie Symphony album on iTunes or wherever. It's really a craft of love and effort and features all the music in very lively sounding orchestral versions. It's really crazy when you realize that this orchester is not a real one. My favorites are definitely the epic version of Rusty Bucket Bay, Click Clock Woods with all its seasons in one track and Grunty's Medley, which features all world-themed variations of the overworld theme and sounds like an acoustic tour through the lair, check it out:

Some previews:

Click Clock Wood
Bubblegoop Swamp
Jolly Roger's Lagoon

I'm so looking forward to Banjo-Tooie Symphony, which is why I want to push support for his existing work.

Re: Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:07 am
by Yavga
I really have trouble pinpointing a favorite track. Especially Grants music and choice of instruments has something magical for me that makes every track worthwhile.

I sometimes start humming or whistling Mad Monster Mansions theme out of nowhere.

Re: Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:55 am
by FailureFactory

Re: Favorite Rare Music

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:20 pm
by ontels
This may be slightly heretical but I really loved the music in Viva Pinata, fit the game so well.