All through the Nintendo Life Video Recreation Music Competition we’re chatting with a spread of composers and musicians for a combination of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and maybe just a little goofier) Q&As the place we ask simply ten rapid-fire private questions; we’re calling these shorter options ‘Fast Beats’.
In the present day we’re quizzing Marc-Antoine Archier, the composer of Save Me Mr Tako! who we beforehand spoke to as a part of a roundtable retro-flavoured interview alongside Manami Matsumae and Jake Kaufman. That was a extra critical affair, although — this time we’re asking Marc-Antoine the actual vital questions, just like the instrument he’d tackle a magical quest. We’re common Jeremy Paxmans over right here.
That is greater than sufficient waffling — let’s dive proper into issues…
What was the primary music or album you bear in mind shopping for?
Flyrule: A Horrible Destiny by Shag.
What was the final music you listened to?
Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.
What was the very first online game you wrote music for, and the way do you are feeling listening again now?
It was for a puzzle recreation on cell phones known as Transfer and Hearth. I don’t assume it may be discovered anymore. I made one thing like 4 loops of 20-30 seconds. The subsequent one was Goblins Assault—the combination was poor however I used to be very excited.
Which piece of yours are you most happy with?
“Sacred Path” from the Save Me, Mr Tako! soundtrack. I used nearly the whole lot I’ve discovered about chiptune in that monitor.
Which piece by another person do you want you had written?
FX4 by Jake Kaufman.
What do you take heed to when you’re driving?
I haven’t got a driver license, however after I stroll, I wish to take heed to classical music or musicals.
Do you’ve gotten a musical hero?
Which decade had the perfect music?
Ocarina, harp or bongos — which magical instrument do you tackle an epic journey?
If your own home had been on hearth and also you solely had time to seize one memento earlier than you flee to security with your loved ones, what would you’re taking?
My very first pen and paper RPG e book: Star Wars D6, Second Version.
Our due to Marc-Antoine. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @M_A_Archier and the Save Me Mr Tako! OST is on the market on Bandcamp.
You should definitely take a look at our different Fast Beats interviews with the likes of Austin Wintory, Yuzo Koshiro, Darren Korb, Lena Raine, Manami Matsumae, David Sensible and extra, and peruse the various different interviews and options of the epic and significantly superior Nintendo Life VGM Fest.