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Cape Claw music contains Krystal's saxophone theme


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I just had a random moment of realization. Nothing earth shattering but still interesting nonetheless.

 

I was throwing the paper plate which contained the remains of my buffalo wing dinner into the trash can in my apartment's kitchen when I just randomly started whistling the Cap Claw theme from Star Fox Adventures. When I whistled a certain part of the song something clicked in my head when I recognized those series of notes, they're also in Krystal's saxophone theme when Fox first finds her in the crystal prison and during the credits.

 

Take a listen at 1:10 and 1:35.

 

 

Now listen to Krystal's theme.

 

 

Interesting, no?

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Yeah, I recognised it during my playthrough as well. You'll find that in many games and movies, a theme is often recycled with different genres.

In fact, this theme you noticed is a popular stock African song. I once heard it on an African-themed adventure park's website, and I think it was DZ that clarified that the song is available on various mix CDs. xD

 

It is really cool though. The saxophone version only plays when Krystal and Fox are together onscreen. I wonder if this indicates that Krystal is perhaps from a place that is similar to Cape Claw? Or do they later go there together? What is the connection? Or maybe there is none and they just needed a track. xD

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I too have found Krystal's Saxophone theme.

 

In fact the man playing it is a furry beast.

 

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It is really cool though. The saxophone version only plays when Krystal and Fox are together onscreen. I wonder if this indicates that Krystal is perhaps from a place that is similar to Cape Claw? Or do they later go there together? What is the connection? Or maybe there is none and they just needed a track. xD

 

I really think it's only meant to reinforce the whole "Krystal is sexy and Fox notices" thing through music, in case it wasn't already obvious.

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Yeah, I recognised it during my playthrough as well. You'll find that in many games and movies, a theme is often recycled with different genres.

 

I think the term is called a motif. (My brain wasn't working when I was trying to think of the proper terms when I was typing the thread. XD)

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I really think it's only meant to reinforce the whole "Krystal is sexy and Fox notices" thing through music, in case it wasn't already obvious.

 

You're quite right, I just like to pretend it's something else. I need that to get through the game. xD

 

And ah yes Runner, a motif? I didn't think of that term either, yeah you're right! It's a musical motif. I really love things like that all the same, like how in The Lion King, we have many different versions of Can You Feel The Love Tonight even from the very start of the movie. Sometimes it's subtle, but very effective!

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I had noticed too, although I never considered it note worthy. Probably just the recycling of a useful multipurpose tune. And HNGGGGG the nostalgia, I need to replay that one of these days.  

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I had noticed too, although I never considered it note worthy. Probably just the recycling of a useful multipurpose tune. And HNGGGGG the nostalgia, I need to replay that one of these days.  

 I quite agree, I need to replay it too. But I find myself less and less willing to considering the amount of Dinosaur Planet data that keeps surfacing. :(

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It basically perpetuates that you can play a slower version of ANY tune with a saxophone and put a sexy girl in the video, and it will sound completely in place.

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huh...intresting. I can't believe I didn't notice this. And I have every song from every Starfox Game downloaded onto my Ipod. that's cool!

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David Wise said in an interview that he originally intended that melody to be the main theme for Dinosaur Planet.

BTW, David Wise does play sax:

http://www.last.fm/music/David+Wise/+images/51571577

In the same interview he said he played Krystal's Theme himself.

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