All through the Nintendo Life Video Sport Music Competition we’re chatting with a variety of composers and musicians for a mix of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and maybe a little bit goofier) Q&As the place we ask simply ten rapid-fire private questions; we’re calling these shorter options ‘Fast Beats’.
At this time 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 severe 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 tune 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’re feeling listening again now?
It was for a puzzle sport on cellphones known as Transfer and Hearth. I don’t suppose it may be discovered anymore. I made one thing like 4 loops of 20-30 seconds. The following one was Goblins Assault—the combo was poor however I used to be very excited.
Which piece of yours are you most pleased with?
“Sacred Path” from the Save Me, Mr Tako! soundtrack. I used virtually all the pieces I’ve discovered about chiptune in that observe.
Which piece by another person do you want you had written?
FX4 by Jake Kaufman.
What do you hearken to whilst you’re driving?
I haven’t got a driver license, however once I stroll, I wish to hearken to classical music or musicals.
Do you will have a musical hero?
Which decade had the perfect music?
Ocarina, harp or bongos — which magical instrument do you tackle an epic journey?
If your home have 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 are 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 offered on Bandcamp.
Make sure you take a look at our different Fast Beats interviews with the likes of Austin Wintory, Yuzo Koshiro, Darren Korb, Lena Raine, Manami Matsumae, David Smart and extra, and peruse the various different interviews and options of the epic and significantly superior Nintendo Life VGM Fest.