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GAMEPLAY: Animal Control

Okami HD Art
In the 2006 game Okami players take the role of white wolf Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess. The original score uses traditional Japanese instruments.

Animals take center stage this week on GAMEPLAY, with music from the classic Star Fox series, the new, Zelda-inspired Tunic and Thunderbird Strike, which examines the effect of humans on the natural world.

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Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.

Thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.

Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

PLAYLIST:
Masami Ueda, arr. Mika Matsuura - Wep’Keer (Ōkami) - Mika Matsuura, pianist

Koji Kondo - Star Fox’s Theme (Star Fox: Assault) - Tokyo New City Orchestra; Susumu Kazuhara, trumpet

Yoshie Arakawa, Yoshinori Kawamoto - Space Battleground (Star Fox: Assault) - Tokyo New City Orchestra; Susumu Kazuhara, trumpet

Yoshie Arakawa, Yoshinori Kawamoto - Heroic Pursuit (Star Fox: Assault) - Tokyo New City Orchestra; Susumu Kazuhara, trumpet

Hajime Wakai - Break Through the Ice Field (Star Fox: Assault) - Tokyo New City Orchestra; Susumu Kazuhara, trumpet

Yoshie Arakawa, Yoshinori Kawamoto - Aparoid Fierce Attack (Star Fox: Assault) - Tokyo New City Orchestra; Susumu Kazuhara, trumpet

Lifeformed, Janice Kwan - Flux is On (Tunic) - Original soundtrack

Lifeformed, Janice Kwan - The Librarian (Tunic) - Original soundtrack

Lifeformed, Janice Kwan - Sunset Breakfast (Tunic) - Original soundtrack

Masami Ueda - Princess Sakuya’s Theme (Ōkami) - Original soundtrack

Rei Kondoh - Thank Goodness for Kokari (Ōkami) - Original soundtrack

Akari Groves - A Great Spirit Lies in Wait (Ōkami) - Original soundtrack

Rei Kondoh - Shachimaru’s Theme (Ōkami) - Original soundtrack

Casey Koyczan - Cutscene 2 Opening (Thunderbird Strike) - Original soundtrack

Casey Koyczan - Level 2 Loop Structure (Thunderbird Strike) - Original soundtrack

Winifred Phillips - The Gathering (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) - Original soundtrack

Winifred Phillips - The Guardians (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) - Original soundtrack

Winifred Phillips - With Hearts Sublime (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) - Original soundtrack

River Boy - Shop (Cult of the Lamb) - Original soundtrack

River Boy - Knucklebones (Cult of the Lamb) - Original soundtrack

River Boy - Pilgrim’s Passage (Cult of the Lamb) - Original soundtrack

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.