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Vocal Volcano (theme)

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Vocal Volcano (theme)
Sample of "Vocal Volcano" from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Debut appearance Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando, Tadashi Ikegami, or Shogo Sakai
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"Vocal Volcano"[1] is a music track that first appeared in Kirby: Squeak Squad, and is associated with the level of the same name, Vocal Volcano.


Kirby exploring the volcano.

"Vocal Volcano" is a dramatic piece primarily set on the key of A minor. It opens with a drum only intro, then a brass instrument plays a sinister chord, then a low pitch string instrument plays a melody with long notes, then a high pitch string instrument plays a steady array of short notes. The sinister chord plays again, and the drums transition the song to its next section, that has the main melody played by the "ARR1" synth, as the low string continues its countermelody with different notes; the high string also appears at the end of the first half with its array of notes. The second half is similar, but now has an arpeggio playing over and over in the background, very similar to the beginning of Dark Nebula Battle. The melody of this section resolves, and the drums transition the song to its last section, which consists of a conversation between the sinister chord and the low strings. In particular, this section transitions from 4/4 time to 5/4 time, with the extra beat being added to accommodate the chord. It ends on the string hanging up on a note as most instruments go silent, another instrument hangs a note, and a glockenspiel concludes the melody with a couple notes. The song then loops back to its intro.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, "Vocal Volcano" can be heard in stage 2 and the secret stage of Vocal Volcano, and stage 5 of Secret Sea, as well as in the title screen of Boss Endurance. It can be found as track 31 in the game's Sound Room.

Other appearances[edit]

The original version of the song is included in the compilation soundtrack Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボイスボルカノ[1]
Voice Volcano
The Japanese name of "Vocal Volcano".