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OCR02412 - Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'Her Smile in Every Summer'

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Not bad. Not bad at all. Couldn't imagine the style in my head when the write-up described indie-style rock with Weezer-like vocals arranging The Wind Waker's Outset Island. Couldn't imagine it working at all. After listening, however, I gotta applaud this band for creativity. Lyrics and signing are cool and the band plays the song well.

Hope we see more radio rock arrangements of game music. Last time we've seen this type of stuff is with Hale Bopp's "Summertime" and "The Ken Song".

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Absolutely brilliant...

I suck at coming up with lyrics, but this sounds almost as though the song was originally designed to fit around them. Great summertime song, but makes me even more depressed that it's only April :cry:

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Oh boy. I don't know what to think. The lyrics are definitely catchy but I just don't like how the vocals sound. It's pretty decent overall though.

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Light, upbeat, and got that summertime feel. Catchy lyrics and some solid arranging. Catches the feel of Outset Island perfectly, in my opinion.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty much instantly in love with this one.

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This is just...wow. I wasn't exactly sure of what the sound would be when reading the write-up, but my jaw just about dropped when it started playing. This goes in my instant classic book. :)

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It takes quite a lot to get me to login to comment on these things. That said, this is fantastic. Very lighthearted, vibrant, and oh so upbeat. This is one of the more refreshing video game rearrangements I've heard in a long time. All Wind Waker fans will appreciate this one. Also do yourself a favor a check out the rest of the Hot Freaks EP.

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This is great stuff. The vocals seem so natural here, it's like the original was composed with them in mind. I for one am happy to hear more lyrical tracks on OCR!

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Straight, fuckin, awesome!

I can't really say anything about the song since I know nothing about this song technically all I know is, it's pleasing to my ears and I appreciate you guys makin this!

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Love it! This brings me some almost Beach Boys-y vibes, but also that Weezer lightheartedness as well. Love it, downloaded, and I'm definitely checking out the rest of the music from this crew!

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It's just so happy! I love this mix. I was skeptical at first, when reading the description and for the first few seconds of the song, but after getting into the song, I knew I had to download it. This will get many plays from me in the future, even if it makes my roommate think I've turned into a girl.

I'd love to know what kind of setup was used on the guitar bit near the end, I really dug the sound.

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Gotta say that I am digging the production on this - very classy stuff here. The arrangement is also top notch, a genre I never thought I'd see this source in. Great stuff here, guys. Ya'll should keep submitting. Please? :)

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That is a very cute song, I'm not sure what play list it'll go with but I'll find somewhere.

It definitely reminds me of Weezer, and I love it.

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You know, the first time I listened to this, while I found the lyrics cute, I wasn't sold on the majority of the vocals – they felt sort of strange and discordant to me. My favorite part was definitely the chorus.

Listening to it again almost immediately after that, though, the whole thing somehow meshed significantly better and I found myself digging it a lot more as a complete piece. I can only guess as to how that happened but I certainly won't knock it, haha! It's a pleasant surprise, to be sure. The chorus is still my favorite part, I think. Something about the subtle differences there really makes it stick – the additional voices, the drums, I dunno. It's great. ~3:00 on was especially a delight for some reason.

Anyway! Having sat here and listened to it on loop about 4 additional times since I started writing this review (read: neglecting my work) I feel I can safely say I quite enjoy it. Sort of inspires me to want to draw something. Hmm. It's a very unique and enjoyable arrangement that captures a nice feel which fits the source. I look forward to hearing more from you all in the future!

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This is what adorable sounds like. It has a pop to it that feels very familiar, like a favorite song during school days. Almost like...(thinking)......:idea:....Pinkerton.

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Cute, extremely catchy.

This is one of those mixes that just makes you think "this is how this melody was MEANT to be arranged."

Production certainly has room for improvement, but I can't complain -- it adds a bit of charm to the piece.

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You know, the first time I listened to this, while I found the lyrics cute, I wasn't sold on the majority of the vocals – they felt sort of strange and discordant to me. My favorite part was definitely the chorus.

Listening to it again almost immediately after that, though, the whole thing somehow meshed significantly better and I found myself digging it a lot more as a complete piece. I can only guess as to how that happened but I certainly won't knock it, haha! It's a pleasant surprise, to be sure.

This is exactly how I felt about this song. On first listen, when this came past the judges panel I wasn't sold at all on the performance or the execution, it all felt too underdeveloped and rough to me.

However, now that it's posted, I can see what all the hype is about. I guess the song just needed a few listens and some time past so that it could "click" in my head. Glad I'm not the only one who felt this way :-)

I've chatted with others before about this subject, and I've come to realize just how much potential that various Zelda tunes have to work brilliantly in an indie rock style, and this just confirms my suspicion. It captures the quirky, carefree, childlike nature of the original in both the lyrics and the arrangement, and makes me feel the same way while I'm listening.

Great stuff :-)

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This is such a feel-good song. It's like sunshine and positivity beamed into my ears. I had to listen to it twice before it really grew on me though, but now I just can't get enough.

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You know, the first time I listened to this, while I found the lyrics cute, I wasn't sold on the majority of the vocals – they felt sort of strange and discordant to me. My favorite part was definitely the chorus.

This happened to me too! I have a feeling the panning has something to do with it...

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I like the idea, and I really like the style, but the singer just hits too many flat notes for me.

EDIT- Yeah I said that this morning and now I love it. Fuck, that chorus.

Edited by PROTO·DOME

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Hale Bopp's "Summertime"

Shariq's comment about the "summertime vibe", pretz's mentioning a "throwback/vintage rock vocal arrangement" made me think the exact same thing. And given my deep and well established love of Hale-Bopp's mix, I must pay this song the highest compliment I can after mentioning it:

This did not disappoint.

<3

Joining my oft referred to playlist of great OCR vocal mixes.

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