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Star Fox 64 is sometimes viewed as the evolution in the Star Fox franchise’s musical journey. But with this more cinematic orchestral vision, the sounds of a more popular style of music has disappeared. But with musician Ro Panuganti’s prowess, Arwing Odyssey is born. A Progressive Metal thematic voyage through most of Star Fox 64’s music, Panuganti brings the modern musical themes back into play. Join us as we speak with him as we compare the original Star Fox 64 tracks with Ro’s updated arrangements. We speak to him about how Respawned Records approached him with the idea and how he had to fit the arrangement into a vinyl format upfront. Listen to Mike and Justin break down both of these styles artisitcally, all while sharing some fun Star Fox 64 memories from the 90s!
Special thank you to Scarlet Moon Records for setting up the interview! Check out their site for more information on the album and other releases!
Thanks to Ro Panuganti for joining us to discuss his fantastic arrangements! You can check out the bandcamp here and stay tuned to Respawned Records for the release!
Ro’s Bandcamp: https://ropanuganti.bandcamp.com/album/arwing-odyssey-music-from-star-fox-64
Respawned Records: https://respawnedrecords.com/
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Star Fox 64 – Original Compositions by: Kōji Kondō, Hajime Wakai
All Arrangements for Arwing Odyssey by Ro Panuganti
Intro – Corneria
1 – Katina
2 – Star Wolf
3 – Zoness
4 – Aquas
5 – Boss Battle 3