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Vista en Etsy, igual que los “súper-plectros” que vendía este mismo fabricante hace unos meses.

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Vistos, como los de ayer, en Facebook.

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En Kotaku republicban un artículo de The Tanooki sobre la música de Super Mario Galaxy y su relación con φ, el número áureo, en la misma línea de los que hizo sobre Zelda. Unas lecturas bastante curiosas.

The music from the first Super Mario Galaxy takes some of the best traits in Mario music, which are then redefined and augmented in a process that ups the presentation to a level unparalleled by any other Nintendo game currently available. There are no doubts in my mind that many of you consider the music of Super Mario Galaxy to be one of the most impressive and memorable video game soundtracks in recent years. Today, we’re going to look at the music a little more objectively, revisiting a concept I used over three years ago to illustrate a musical phenomenon that seemed to pop up in music from the Zelda series. I hope it both boggles your mind and challenges you to listen to video game music in new ways. Read on, my friends!

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En un mundo en el que raperos se dedican a jugar a vídeojuegos y presumir de ello y en el que compositores como Bear McCreary (el de Battlestar Galactica) se dedican a hacer bandas sonoras para juegos de ocho bits (como contaba hace ya meses) no es de extrañar que surjan historias como ésta:

Six years ago, an eager 14 year old had the idea of remaking all of the songs from the hit video game series “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” to sound like they were being played by live musicians. He took his idea, and three demo songs to a few web forums and a few music professionals. The feedback was clear: the idea was original, but quite a daunting task.
Ocarina of Time Album Art

82 tracks later, Zelda Reorchestrated has finally finished its original goal. We have completed the Ocarina of Time album!

Este hito del proyecto Zelda Reorchestrated era anunciado en Kotaku en los últimos días del año pasado y la página todavía sigue en pie a pesar de que, como dicen en MTV Multiplayer, “it’s a bit of a legal quagmire, and Nintendo could probably shut this down with a drop of a green, pointy hat“.