Ludo vs. Rats
Brian H. Kim
From Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Wand to Wand. This is an expansion of the prepared piano sounds we introduced in Ludo in the Wild, adding some action percussion and synths.
Spoiler: We learn in Wand to Wand that the wands are directly affected by emotions; as Ludo gets more angry, he becomes more able to focus his wand’s magic, and when Star is angry or frustrated, her spells come out negative. BUT, when MARCO is in trouble, Star is suddenly able to control her magic. A fun thing with the score this season is trying to connect the moods and the magic, trying to keep it cohesive, but also keeping the magic of Star and Ludo separate. There’s some layering and spring reverb and guitar distortion going on with the spells. (I make all the show’s spell sounds, btw.)