Red Hot Skull …for Red Mountain


Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, and Fumie Kumatani on Sonic Adventure Original Sound Track:

Red Hot Skull …for Red Mountain

Senoue: I wonder if you understand that I use the melody of track 1 [Mt. Red: a Symbol of Thrill …for Red Mountain] in minor. By the fact that it is a volcano’s prison where the skulls appear, I tried to decide on this kind of melody. For me, I intended to finish it in a rather lo-fi manner. This is also my favorite!! When I enjoyed myself with things like effects variously, it ended up becoming the music this long.

Tokoi: It takes time, so it’s a technique of analog tape cutting, which cannot be easily done. This music, which I can interpret as a remix also, clears the problems of difficult composition quickly.

Senoue: But I don’t use cutting. Like the mixer’s on-off, manually raising and lowering the effect send … variously.

Kumatani: This lazy feeling is nice! Sometimes this comes to end up being unmotivated after I make the thing so-called game sound that seems “Full of motivation!”…. This music doesn’t sound motivated. But I think, “That’s a good thing!”

Senoue: The one who has discovered such sample of this music is Kumatani. Yes.