ReMix: Kirby's Return to Dream Land "Cocoa 'n' Cookies" 3:33

By jdaster64

Arranging the music of one song...

"Snowball Scuffle"

Primary Game: Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Nintendo, 2011, WII), music by Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa

Posted 2019-06-05, evaluated by Liontamer


jdaster64 (Jonathan Aldrich) lends us our first featured Kirby's Return to Dream Land ReMix with this upbeat classical/jazz solo piano arrangement:

"Hey, I've got another Kirby solo piano piece, rounding out my favorite Kirby soundtracks' representation with a tune from Return to Dream Land. Ishikawa and Ando (and this soundtrack and tune in particular) have been two of my biggest influences on harmonic and melodic preferences in recent years, and I generally kept the original structure as faithful as possible while layering on some Guaraldi-inspired variations. Not much else to say, except those left-hand cluster chords were super fun to mess around with. Thanks a bunch!"

This is Jonathan's 5th featured mix and 4th Kirby mix, and the same verve & articulate, dynamic piano chops are present; Liontamer opines:

"First off, total non sequitur, but seeing a picture of a young Vince Guaraldi, I'm wondering if he could be related to virt. :-) We're in the zone with queuing up game & series champions working in their wheelhouses, so here's Kirby series champion jdaster64 bringing his usual piano heat (or should we say coolness, given the source tune). I always enjoy the tone of his pieces, and it's hard not to crack a smile given how bright and uplifting the presentation is. Losing the source's percussion writing here doesn't sacrifice any of the motion and momentum inherent in the theme thanks to Jonathan's jazzy, upbeat arrangement style, so curl up with some cocoa & cookies! :-)"

It's warm AND spicy, with an agile tempo that dances, prances, donners, & blitzens around, suggesting ice skating or similarly seasonal & swift activity. Larry's right, the absence of drums & other instrumentation isn't felt in terms of energy and agility, and Jonathan's again crafted a pleasant, engaging, & inviting mix - enjoy!

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Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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WesternZypher
on 2019-06-17 13:11:49

Pretty spritely, but the tempo calls to mind ice-skating instead of cocoa n' cookies.

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Liontamer
on 2019-06-05 12:40:19

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Nintendo, 2011, WII)
Music by Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa
Songs:
"Snowball Scuffle"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Classical, Jazz
Mood:
Energetic, Happy
Instrumentation:
Piano, Solo Piano
Additional:
Arrangement > Solo

File Information


Name:
Kirby's_Return_to_Dream_Land_Cocoa_'n'_Cookies_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,198,242 bytes
MD5:
31861e46b888fd436ab8c6d5445921a6
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:33

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