All through the Nintendo Life Video Sport Music Competition we’ll be talking to a variety of composers and musicians with a mix of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and maybe a bit of 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’s interviewee is composer and performer Lena Raine, whose enchanting music might be present in video games like Celeste, Minecraft, Chicory: A Colourful Story, and the upcoming Earthblade.
Learn on to search out out about Lena’s (barely) embarrassing first album, her favorite piece that she’s written, and most significantly, an image of her very cute cat.
Nintendo Life: What was the primary track or album you bear in mind shopping for?
Lena Raine: Oh no, it is an embarrassing one. I took my dad to the report retailer to purchase Dookie by Inexperienced Day, not as a result of I needed that album, however as a result of I would heard a track on the radio that I favored. The track was truly It is The Finish Of The World by R.E.M., however the DJ learn the track titles out of order so I assumed it was by Inexperienced Day. I would not heard a lot of them earlier than, however it’s what I wrote down, so we put the tape on within the automotive on the best way dwelling & it was 100% not R.E.M. Anyway I nonetheless favored the album although.
What was the final music you listened to?
I simply placed on the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind soundtrack whereas waking up yesterday. It is unimaginable how effectively it nonetheless holds up and impressed different composers (myself included).
What was the very first online game you wrote music for, and the way do you are feeling listening again now?
The very very first recreation I wrote music for was a tiny RPG Maker experiment I made in highschool. It was a typical JRPG city with a day/night time cycle, so I wrote a bunch of variations for the music in the event you got here again throughout totally different instances. Truthfully I am simply amused I used to be already taking these issues into consideration within the early 2000’s.
Which piece of yours are you most pleased with?
Proper now? The Mountain Prime from Chicory. I’ve at all times needed to jot down a vocal track for the credit of a recreation, and Emi Evans sang it so superbly.
Which piece by another person do you want you had written?
-(ISOLEUCINE)- from 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim by Yoshimi Kudo. It is every part a chunk of recreation music needs to be.
What do you hearken to whilst you’re driving?
I do not drive!
Do you’ve a musical hero?
It is a three-way tie between Yoko Kanno, Chick Corea & Stevie Surprise.
Which decade had one of the best music?
I feel dividing up music by many years is foolish.
Ocarina, harp or bongos — which magical instrument do you tackle an epic journey?
Can I take a hurdy-gurdy… I feel that’d make some actually bizarre magic I would be into.
If your home have been on fireplace and also you solely had time to seize one souvenir earlier than you flee to security with your loved ones, what would you are taking?
Can or not it’s a dwelling factor? I would make certain I received my cat Bobbin into her service as a result of I would die for that sweetheart.
Our because of Lena for talking with us. You possibly can observe her on Twitter, hearken to her music on YouTube and Bandcamp, and ensure to take a look at our different Nintendo Life VGM Fest articles in our ongoing season of musical interviews and options!