It's that time of the year again, time for another BGM Anthology! This is the fifth installment of BGMA (we'll call it), so here come some doozies!
MINECRAFT: DRY HANDS
This is the second time I've used a song from Minecraft in BGMA, and it's because it love the music from it so much. It sets the mood perfectly. There's ambiance, dissonance, subtlety, beauty. Dry Hands is my favorite though. It's a very moving piece, only piano. It almost feels like a lament of sorts. It stands apart from all the other songs in Minecraft to me.
THE BLUE MARLIN: CAPE CANAVERAL
Who would have thought a fishing game would capture what I think to be the very core essence of an 8bit tune. Bouncy beat, catchy melody, great composition. Cape Canaveral is one of those songs that you just wanna listen to for hours. Or maybe not. Because anything can get annoying in hours. BUT BACK TO THE POINT, Cape Canaveral is one of my favorite retro BGMs of all time, and I'm glad it's in this list.
METAL GEAR SOLID 3, SNAKE EATER: MAIN THEME
The Metal Gear Solid series has always has a knack for releasing excellent games, so the other day I picked up a copy of Snake Eater 3D for my 3DS. I had never played Snake Eater, and I was immediately struck by the title sequence where this song plays. It's a great song, albeit the lyrics can be a bit weird. Snake Eater has such a great story, and this song captures it all up in one big musical BLAM! If you've never played Snake Eater, I'd advise it. Excellent game.