Question #8: What’s your favourite music track from the Zelda series?
EA: As you may already know, I’m the president of Nintendo’s wind ensemble, and I’m the one in charge of percussion.
My favorite music track from the Zelda series is the music from the Molgera boss battle, in the Wind Waker. I really like it because that track starts with powerful percussions. It begins with Taiko Drums, which are big traditional Japanese drums, but what you hear is not the sound you get when you hit the drumhead, but the outer edge of the drum instead, which gives a very peculiar type of percussions that I’m going to perform for you now…
It’s that kind of rhythm, that continues throughout the whole track, that I find really powerful. Also, there’s a real mix between symphonic sounds and traditional Japanese music sounds, and I really like that in this song.
By the way, the name of our wind ensemble is “The Wind Wakers”.