Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chariots of Kong

Worth noting: The composer of the Donkey Kong Country games owes a debt to to Vangelis’s “Antarctica,” at least for Donkey Kong Country 2’s Arctic Abyss stage. Compare:

If not for the sonic similarity, then that each were created to soundtrack beautiful, frozen lands.


  1. incredible and beautiful. one of my favorite songs from the game, and so similar... how did you even discover this?!

  2. I was actually listening to Vangelis at work, since I need to drown out background noise but I can't write while listening to anything with lyrics. So, eventually, Vangelis. But maybe I should just instead listen to Donkey Kong Country?

  3. Anonymous8:57 PM

    Personally, DKC2 is my favorite DK game, and probably my favorite game on the entire console. Stunning backgrounds, a beautiful soundtrack, and, unlike both the other DKCs, cool-looking characters. I would've greatly preferred it if they modeled the rest of the franchise after it rather than the original.

    Speaking of which, I've been meaning to download the soundtrack to my iPod. Is it available on iTunes?

  4. Just for conversations sake, my ear always caught a bit of similarity between Donkey Kong Country's bonus room theme and Manfred Mann's "Mighty Quinn."

  5. Thank you for posting this, I've had that music from DKC2 stuck in my head for years and couldn't remember what it was from!