One of my favourite locations in Majora’s Mask is the exclusive Milk Bar — and not just because you finally gain access to that sweet Romani Milk. The dim purple hue and upbeat music that fills the bar creates a chill vibe that makes you want to stay there all night — evil moon or not.

And let’s not forget the ending scene set in the bar, where everyone gathers to watch the Indigo-Gos play some smooth jazz for the carnival (although I always wondered: where does the saxophone come from if no band members play it?)

When I think of the Milk Bar, I think of them. The Indigo-Gos are the centrepiece of the bar all game — even if you only get to see their show in the credits — because the game constantly builds it up. Gorman is devastated by its cancellation, Toto (the band manager) recruits you for a sound check to make sure it’s just right, and all the Indigo-Go members tirelessly practice for their upcoming performance all day, every day.

Why am I describing this when I’m meant to talk about a piece of art? Well, when I look at this Indigo-Gos artwork by zgul-osr113, I feel like we’re finally watching that smooth, soulful jazz performance in the bar we waited for all game long.

with everyone’s eyes closed, they appear fully absorbed in performing some smooth, heartfelt evening jazz.

It’s such a colourful, expressive piece of art — I can practically hear the bass line, the gentle taps of cymbals, and the soft piano chords, all accompanied by Lulu’s serenading voice. I love the variety of vibrant, yet soft pastel colours, which bathe each band member in a subtle glow (especially Lulu centre-stage), and I love how the spotlights don’t completely fill the stage with light. It maintains a perfect balance between light and dark that truly captures a charismatic, yet mellow jazz performance.

I especially love the art style used for the characters. Zgul-osr113 draws them with beautiful simplicity yet real expressiveness. Their bodies all appear in movement — Mikau taps his foot in rhythm, Evan glides his fingers across the keys, and Lulu extends her arms while she sings. You really feel like you’re watching a live performance.

I also love how each band member’s face perfectly suits their in-game personality — the laid-back expression of the drummer, the smug face of the pianist, the guitarists’ faces of relaxation and enjoyment, and Lulu’s graceful, delicate smile. Plus, with everyone’s eyes closed, they appear fully absorbed in performing some smooth, heartfelt evening jazz.

Looking at this artwork, I’d buy a ticket to their show in a heartbeat.

  • Moe

    It’s beautiful! Very atmospheric. I’ve always admired the Milk Bar as well. Especially with the stairs going down underground and the purple dim lighting you mentioned, it feels like a nice cozy place I’d like to hangout in as a I sip on a milkshake and talk to old friends..