Was the sitar music of Lethal Lava Land a reference to how hot it is in India?

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User Info: slk_23

slk_23
4 months ago#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy8e-0IDKcs

Because I don't know why else they would use an Indian musical instrument for the music of a really hot place. Was it just kind of a joke about the humidity in India? Because other video games usually don't allude to real life geography like this when playing music for really hot places.
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User Info: BanjoDude98

BanjoDude98
4 months ago#2
I think you're just reading into it a bit too far. Many composers select the instruments for a piece based on how the instrument sounds. Some instruments can sound "hot" or "cold" depending on the part they are playing and how they interact with other instruments. For example, Cool Cool Mountain uses the accordion (from Austria) and bells (used in Britain for centuries), but neither is a direct reference to the climate of the instrument's originating place.
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