The Most Emotional Video Game Music in the Unlikeliest of Places #MusicMonday #VideoGames #Gamer
David Wise is a master of his craft, he superbly makes “something that sounds like a doorbell at best sound like a piece of music” [in his own words]. Donkey Kong Country came out nearly 3 decades ago and the music still resonates; few scores so thoroughly describe a game as well as this one.
This piece from IGN goes through the history of Wise’s career and the making of the DKC soundtrack. The focal point is the water level [Aquatic Ambience], but they are all nearly perfect.
30 years after its creation, Donkey Kong Country’s Aquatic Ambience unexpectedly became a cult classic, worshipped by Childish Gambino, Trent Reznor and an adoring generation. So how did an underwater theme in a SNES platformer become so popular? We spoke to the Donkey Kong Composer, David Wise to find out.
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