All through the Nintendo Life Video Recreation Music Competition we have been chatting with a spread 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’.
We spoke to right this moment’s interviewee not too way back, the place we mentioned transferring from animating to soundtrack work, and dealing on a critically acclaimed ‘pop album online game’. At this time, although, Daniel Olsén returns to reply 10 quickfire questions which have been a mainstay of this NL VGM Competition.
Let’s get into it!
Nintendo Life: What was the primary track or album you bear in mind shopping for?
Daniel Olsén: The primary album was both Europe’s The Ultimate Countdown, or a Phil Collins album. The primary single I purchased was LL Cool J’s Mama Stated Knock You Out.
What was the final music you listened to?
BTS – MIC Drop (Steve Aoki remix).
What was the very first online game you wrote music for, and the way do you’re feeling listening again now?
It was referred to as The Third Wave. I don’t suppose I need to hearken to it, haha!
Which piece of yours are you most happy with?
I feel perhaps ‘Sayonara Wild Coronary heart’, the title music from SWH.
Which piece by another person do you want you had written?
Undoubtedly Tremendous Mario Theme or Legend of Zelda theme, they’re simply so timeless and iconic. Or perhaps The Good, Dangerous and the Ugly by Morricone. I can’t select—I hypothetically need all of them.
What do you hearken to whilst you’re driving?
I like to listen to new music, so I often find yourself simply swapping by way of radio stations to skip the commercials. If my girlfriend is within the automobile we hearken to kpop, which I additionally take pleasure in rather a lot.
Do you’ve got a musical hero?
I feel Ennio Morricone was and nonetheless is so inspiring. He was energetic his entire life, wrote a lot, and simply stored on going. I need to be like that—I by no means need to cease writing and releasing music.
Which decade had one of the best music?
That’s a tough one. I really like how music is all the time evolving, however for nostalgia I feel late ’80s and early ’90s are fairly nice for me.
Ocarina, harp or bongos — which magical instrument do you tackle an epic journey?
I’m fairly rhythm-centric so in all probability bongos. Additionally I think about carrying them round would make me actually robust.
If your home had been on fireplace 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?
I’d take my music pc.
Our because of Daniel Olsén. Remember to take a look at our different Fast Beats interviews with the likes of Austin Wintory, Yuzo Koshiro, Darren Korb, Jake Kaufman, Lena Raine, Manami Matsumae, David Sensible and extra, and you should definitely learn extra interviews and options which have been a part of the Nintendo Life VGM Fest.