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- This article is about the "Reflected Laughter" theme. For the stage in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, see Reflected Laughter (Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe).
"Reflected Laughter" is a theme composed by Jun Ishikawa for Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It's heavily associated with the haunted mansion areas of the game.
Kirby in a haunted mansion.
"Reflected Laughter" is a somewhat goofy piece in A minor, 4/4. It starts with an orchestrated intro consisting of 4 descending dominant chords played twice, with shorter rhythmical values the second time. Following up is the main section played by an old piano, which resembles a polka due to its jumpy bass. The melody is not harmonically complex; it rises up a fifth and descends with some passing notes and dotted rhythm. This repeats at a lower pitch with heavier instrumentation. The following part's melody sounds like a whistle and does not deviate far from the tonic. The whistle's theme is then repeated by a clarinet, which then follows the harmonic progression of the intro. The first section repeats with different instruments. An extended, more dramatic version of the intro plays, adding in the whistle and a funky rhythm, and the track loops.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Triple Deluxe marks the theme's debut and is used in Lollipop Land - Stage 4 and Wild World - Stage 3 (before getting Hypernova). It appears as Track 024 in the Jukebox and Track 17 on Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack.
Additionally, several tracks in the game use "Reflected Laughter"'s melody, such as "Must Dash" and "Beautiful Prison".
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
In Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, "Reflected Laughter" plays unchanged in the stage of the same name.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
A remix of "Reflected Laughter" can be unlocked by collecting one of the Treasure Chests found in the The Long-Lost Ruins stage, to then be played in the game's Music Room. It features a softer instrumentation, including a celesta in the intro.
Names in other languages
oku no kagami de warau kage
|Laughing Shadows from the Mirrors in the Back
|거울 속 웃는 그림자
geoul sog usneun geulimja
|Laughing Shadows from the Mirrors
- ↑ "My personal top 3 favorites are tracks 24 and 90 (with red notes) and track 102 (with blue notes), which is the final boss stage theme called Moonstruck Blossom. You can have fun comparing the different styles of these two composers!" –Shinya Kumazaki (Archived Miiverse link)