Composer: Tim Follin
Day 10: The title theme of Solstice
Had I known the winter Solstice was two days ago, I would have featured this song on that day. However, after learning of the Solstice a little know game popped into my head. Now this can be seen as breaking the rules a bit since this isn't a winter themed track, but coming from a game named after the winter solstice, I thought I could make an exception.
I'm willing to bet not many of you ever heard of this game, It is a relatively obscure NES game. The basic plot is that an evil red wizard has kidnapped the princess, whom he plans to sacrifice on the day of the solstice to gain ultimate power, and you must collect six pieces of a staff in order to stop him. Very simplistic story. Now for those who have heard of this game, they will know the one thing this game is remembered for, the music. Specifically the famous title theme.
Back in the day this theme blew the minds of people who were lucky to play this game, and the title track is still a marvel to behold to this day. Most song on the NES were simplistic, and usually loops after a minute. Solstice's title track however; not only dose it last for a solid three minutes, but it also has progression that was a very, Very rare luxury many NES games didn't have! The song will constantly change the tone of it's music after a while, giving us a different sound, while retaining the melody. Nowadays, we can do this sort of thing easily with more advanced technology, but back in the day, music like this was considered near impossible to pull off. But Mr. Follin managed to pull it off, and he's given us one of, if not, the greatest NES tracks ever made!
Only 2 more days till Christmas folks! Our holiday cheer is about to reach it's climax, so stay tuned for the final 2 track for my 12 Day of Christmas marathon!