Wild ARMS 4 OST - Gun Blaze
I love this one. The start of it really gets me pumped. Even though..... Ah, whatever, excellent homage to the grate Morricone!
Shit, that reminds me, the album quality of the Wild Arms OST (the first game) was out of this world. FF7 sounded like dogshit midi half the time, but the Wild Arms OST was a real cut above the rest.
Twilight Princess Boss Music --- Link's "Winning" Theme.
Short, but I loved this as "Zelda's version of Shadow of the Colossus' winning theme. It's not as impressive, but I find it's catchy and really worked in the heat of the moment.
With respect to OCRemix....argh, I'm torn. Too much stuff goes to OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ, it drives me crazy. Naturally, the bits I do like I *love* and have served as awesome alternates to more "old school" sounding game tracks.
Yep, Naruke did a great job synthesizing that Morricone Flavor into her WA soundtracks. It's funny you bring up that video, because it's the same video I start off people wanting to know more about WA music or Naruke's influences. What's even better is when a composer borrows from themselves and haves fun with their themes and make new ones. I refer specifically to these two tracks:Wild ARMs 3 - Only The Night Sky Knows Wild ARMS 4 - Starlight and the Passing Breeze
I'm still waiting for my Wild Arms 4 soundtrack to come in the mail...anticipating it greatly. I've been playing the game since last week and enjoying every moment. It's odd, because originally I wasn't impressed too much with the soundtrack, but now I can't put it down. I'm very pleased with it as a whole, especially the battle themes (very typical of me ;)). One particular track I adore is "The Shining Spear Pierces the Darkness
The overall track is incredibly pleasing to me on a passive and attentive listening basis. Passively, this track kicks all kinds of butt. Literally riddled with 'orchestral hit' samples, timpani, percussion, great wonderful cymbal crescendos, electric guitar, rock organ--and those infectious rhythms! Attentively, I love that intro (0:00-0:04). It's a F# Hexatonic Blues scale (F#, A, B, B#/C, C# [no e in this intro however]), no? Another special treat about this track I love is that they use the music box instrument (starts at 0:33) that is heard whenever Kresnik opens the music box he carries with him. That's it for me for now about that track...
It's funny, but that Link 'winning theme' is very goofy sounding to me, like it doesn't belong in Twilight Princess (perhaps wind waker?). I think it is that the boss music that plays is very menacing and when this pop up, it just breaks that suspense/ambiance.