View Full Version : OCR01020 - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 'Braving Tal Tal Heights'
08-09-2003, 09:19 PM
What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
Mmm. Good percussion stuff. Trance beat that actually is interesting and detailed. Good fills and such as DJP said.
I kinda feel that the string lead is too loud. It seems to overshadow a lot of stuff. But the way it is handled and the melody it plays is very tight.
The banjo is quite interesting, though I don't think I'm really fond of the pattern it and the synth plays. They kinda just do the same thing over and over, just change notes. When the melody and everything is going together, there just seems to be no interesting rhythms going on in the mix other than the lead. Doesn't bug me much, and it does give a really fast moving feel.
The section at 3:08 is quite nice. Dig. Good sounds, good break from everything else.
08-09-2003, 09:35 PM
I very rarely use this phrase, but hot damn. There's a definite energetic feel to it, which it always good, and I like how things keep getting switched up (instruments, key, etc). Maybe it's just because I don't listen to a lot of techno, but this is very reminiscent of McVaffe's IceCapped mix, which isn't a bad thing. Quite a good thing, in fact. For a remix this long, it managed to keep my attention throughout the entire thing. Nice work. A++++ would download and rave about again.
08-09-2003, 09:45 PM
Sweet. The strings part reminded me a little bit of Bond (http://www.bond-music.com/homeindex.html), which is a VERY good thing. Also liked the delayed piano part a lot. Overall, a very solid mix.
08-09-2003, 09:49 PM
Oh my god. The memories... Beautiful.
Strings are great, great key change.
Mixes like this make me want to cry. I remember the days when I was 8, in the car to go to maryland for the summer, and I'm in the backseat of our minivan, playing Link's Awakening on my Gameboy.
I love the piano and the echo pizzacatto strings.
The banjo's mad hot =D
Overall, beautiful. Want more.
08-09-2003, 10:04 PM
Love just about everything in this mix -- I definitely like the banjo, I think it somehow fits the theme very well. It keeps me from thinking "uber-ultra-trance using the Tal Tal Heights melody" and instead "Tal Tal Heights trance-style but keeping the same feel as the original."
And I cannot express just how impressive that beat is -- it flat out owns the beats in a whole slew of "professional" trance songs.
08-09-2003, 10:56 PM
this is great, although the high's around 2:25 are really hard on the ears, but maybe i've been working to hard today, i loved this theme from the game, i used to go to the one area where the it could be heard right before you went to the swamp grotto just to hear the theme, great mix
Geez this took all of 2 days to be accepted and posted. Thats gotta be a record :wink: (you know we love you djp)
I loved this mix when i stumbled across it in the ReQuest forum, and I love it now.
Keep it up DD
08-09-2003, 11:46 PM
I've never really liked trance, but DAMN this is good!
You know, I think this is the first time I've ever rocked out to a violin :) The banjo is also really good for keeping the feel of the original.
The only thing I didn't like about this song was the ending...it just kinda dwindles out. From about 5:00 on is pretty much fluff. It could have either been shortened by about 20 seconds, or had one last burst of music to keep the remaining time a little bit more lively.
08-10-2003, 12:02 AM
I'm keeping this just for the piano!
08-10-2003, 01:18 AM
words cannot describe how much i like this mix.
i'll just be over here --> listening to the 192kbps version from the request forum :wink:
08-10-2003, 01:23 AM
YAY! /\ __ /\ ...thats all i can think of to say!...i think i will say it again. YAY! this mix is so delicous. it makes me think of the vittles you trade to that starving dude on the mountain. i forget his name. but thats ok, cuz im really diggin these tunes. bravo, Mr. D!
08-10-2003, 02:02 AM
As soon as the banjo came in, I knew this was going to rock. Indeed, this is one of my favorite Disco Dan mixes. However, the violin is, in my opininon, far too loud, and the effects on it (mild distortion?) seem rather garish. Although I usually don't like my music reveerbed to hell and back, this track is an exception. Great ambient section (no surprises here) at 3:10!
Very neat stuff with lots of charm. The banjo makes it a keeper.
EDIT: I've had this on loop for a while, and actually, the violin is growing on me. Still too loud though.
08-10-2003, 03:44 AM
Geez this took all of 2 days to be accepted and posted. Thats gotta be a record :wink: (you know we love you djp)
Hehe you know the fear factory mix that just got posted a few weeks ago from DKC? I submitted it like 10 pm monday night and it got posted tues morning because of disco dan and dc.
Disco dan the man does it again
d00d ur such a pimp
08-10-2003, 05:55 AM
this rules. its like i hear the first 10 secs of this mix and then "wow, this rules, im keeping this :D"
props to disco-dan the man!
:nicework: :nicework: :nicework: :nicework: four nice work guys out of five.
yay 250th post
08-10-2003, 06:47 AM
Ah, I've been waiting my whole life for a good Zelda Link's Awakening remix. And the Tal Tal Heights song is certainly the greatest original song from the Game Boy game. This remix has such a perfect sound for it, it actually feels like the original with that banjo...inspired. I should say that the song *is* a trifle repetitive, but it's got a fantastic sound, and whenever the violin is in front all repetitiveness drains away for the sweeping melody of the mountains of Koholint Island.
Thank you, DD, for providing this for those of us who dived headfirst into Koholint when we were young and never forgot it.
08-10-2003, 07:23 AM
Great mix and all, but some parts are a little treblely.. Well whatever, sweet stuff here. Nice job Double to the D..
08-10-2003, 08:33 AM
This remix is so good, I've had it on loop for like 8 hours now. There are so many elements that anybody will like it.
An absolute must have
08-10-2003, 08:47 AM
As far as the banjo and violin were concerned, they were WAY out of place. Luckily, that's a good thing. They sound similar to the frequencies of sound used in the game's music, so it's spot on. I have to say, this mix was by far the best Disco Dan track ive heard. Feel free to do with me what you will in #ocremix. :wink:
08-10-2003, 08:49 PM
I'll have to go simply with sweet!
Even if in some parts (like the intro) it's kind of long before the "real" music starts, it's still very good!
08-10-2003, 09:10 PM
Coincidentially, I heard a commentary on Canadian Broadcasting Radio about how banjos were considered crap, basically old-fashioned, and only for polka and bluegrass. But the station said that a few songs use banjos in comentary rock and alternative music. But banjos in trance? Woo-ha! Now that's originality!
Anyway, onto Double A Ron's praise and worshiping paragraph of Disco Dan's latest song. Pretty, good. I can't say it's as great as his Mega Man tunes, but Dan pulls in some good piano, violin, and banjo riffs. Nice! All in all though, basically the same stuff, odd synth lines, cool TB-303ish bass, good pads, and the special reverb setting. Typical Disco Dan stuff, with a few new acoustic influences here and there. Keep up the good work, Disco Dan!
08-10-2003, 09:47 PM
serious props to disco dan. i loved his work on megaman, and i love his work here. nice attention to detail - it shows.
overall: B+ not as good as some of the magic he has worked in the past, but a definately wonderfull peice.
08-10-2003, 10:05 PM
Well, I personally see this as nothing short of incredible, which is not something new to Disco Dan. His Mega Man 3 soundtrack is still my most favorite set of tunes for that game -- and here, he presents nothing short of excellent. The beat just flows perfectly throughout the entire song. I love the piano intro!! I think that is such a great lead into a fantastic rhythm. I can guarentee I'll be listening to this one constantly in the coming weeks! GREAT JOB! :)
08-10-2003, 11:00 PM
This is, by far, the best song from the Link's Awakening soundtrack. I used to just sit around in Tal Tal Heights to listen to the song... it was AMAZING, even on the GB.
That being said, this remix captures the feel of the soung PERFECTLY. The banjo, while an odd choice, seems to fit what the original song had in it. I love how there is a noticable bass beat, but not too overpowering (blame DDR for making me expect that...)
I really can't find any major faults with this song, except for the fact that it's not very loopable. Many good ReMixes are helped by the fact that if you leave them on repeat and don't pay extremely close attention, you can lose track of whether the song has repeated or not. (Maybe I should say that the end and beginning mesh well, but I like that other explanation better :P)
Awesome ReMix, I'm looking forward to seeing more.
About fucking time another Link's Awakening mix came out. The last one was what, Tail Cave Beatdown? I don't remember.
Anyway, this is good stuff. Props, DiscoDarn.
08-11-2003, 03:53 AM
Cool stuff. Nice to hear some new Link's Awakening stuff. Still my favourite Zelda game.
The banjo is cool. The strings are a little much, but a good choice. Nice breakdowns in the track. Perfect trance music.
The ending leaves more to be desired. In the future, I'd recommend ending a little sooner. The octave jumping in the strings is pretty lame. At least it doesn't fade out (I know it does, but it's not a fade out ending like in the middle of the song, if that makes sense).
Maybe you had mixing in mind when making this tune. If you did, it's excellent for that. 'Cause right here I'd mix in some BT.
Fun stuff. Adds a lot to the original. I like it.
08-11-2003, 06:06 AM
Quality beat, quality instruments, quality humanization, quality breakdown, this track is very well done. The only negative things I find are minor gripes. I think the violin is too loud in comparison to the rest of the mix and I think the ending leaves a little to be desired. Otherwise, great use of uncommon trance instruments, and great little touches all around. (like the snare work near the end) I especially liked the breakdown. All too often in trance songs, the breakdown just has the beat dropping out, and it ends up simply slowing down the song's momentum, but here, it really is a nice changeup.
08-11-2003, 07:01 AM
I have always been a big fan of Disco Dan's works. This is yet another awesome remix hes done. Keep the great remixes rolling Disco Dan. :D
08-11-2003, 09:01 AM
Incredibly well mastered. Very well worked. I love it when songs use abstract instrumentalisation and pull it off, so I'm impressed. Keep 'em coming :)
08-11-2003, 10:09 AM
This is really, really impressive. I always loved the music on Tal Tal Heights, as tinny as it sounded on GB, so this is something akin to an orgasm. I do agree that the lead violen is a tad loud, but there's really nothing else to complain about.
08-11-2003, 10:09 AM
The Overseer says YES.
Top stuff, this. 'Twas always my favourite tune on the Gameboy, and this rendition does it justice. :)
08-11-2003, 05:39 PM
If it hadn't been limited by the GB hardware, LA would probably have had the best music in the entire video game industry. This remix is certainly worthy of the game's music.
last man standing
08-11-2003, 11:00 PM
man that was painful. this song should be called "Braving yet another excrutiating bad techno remix" the techno beat just doesn't go well with most video game songs. i don't see why people continually fail to see this.
08-11-2003, 11:41 PM
Thank you forever and ever, Disco Dan. You're Jesus.
*crosses Tal Tal Heights off of wish list*
I've been contemplating remixing this song for the longest time, but I had no idea what I was going to do to make it different. You've succeeded. That fiddle is incredible, if a bit dominating and piercing at times.
Two things: I would have liked there to be a good bassline. Slap bass, preferably. And the ending does seem to drag on a bit. But beyond that, you get 4.9 out of 5 Nice Work Guys!
:nicework: :nicework: :nicework: :nicework: http://redomen.breezeland.com/images/gif/nwgush.gif
last man standing, shut the fuck up. If any song was asking for a trance beat, it was Tal Tal. Go sit in a corner, blow your eardrums on Strauss and stop your bitching. Constructive criticism only.
08-12-2003, 05:46 AM
I don't think the song was "asking" for anything, especially a "trance beat." The orignal piece has roots in latin music and general orchestral marches. If you ask me, Disco Dan's trance kinda came out of nowhere, but works quite well.
As for ripping on "last man standing," you should learn that people aren't always going to agree with you. Try cycling through the past few pages and seeing that all of the criticism is pretty much the same: "The song is great, the strings are a bit loud, and the ending is a little drawn out."
You can't please everyone, and Disco Dan does a great job pleasing the masses. I know I'm still listening to it. And if one person wants to hear what you've done, that's all that really matters. No need for flaming someone who doesn't even bother to add anything constructive to the mix (which would be "last man standing").
Also, after having listened to the mix some more, I really think it's well done, but I would have liked for there to be more of a bass precense. I don't think it really equals up with other trance tracks. This could partially be some limitations on the hardware end. The absense of the original bass part saddens me.
Either way, there's a drought of Link's Awakening arrangements, and this definitely satisfies the itch. I think I might be tackling "Mabe Village" because this song is definitely inspring. Thanks, Disco Dan.
08-12-2003, 06:20 AM
In some portions of the mix, this one had a similar feel to Dan's MegaMan 6 mix (and IMC 6 winner) "Native Knight". [/blasphemy] Personally this wasn't my cup of tea, since I was never a fan of the Zelda theme [/blasphemy], but this is still a well-made track, which is pretty much a given with Disco D.
last man standing
08-12-2003, 02:31 PM
It seems to play very well all the way, and becomes downright beautiful when the violins join in.
08-12-2003, 03:47 PM
I've sort of been meaning to address most of these comments in a general blanket post so here goes:
:arrow: The EQ thing with the voilins being piercing. This, I have no doubt, is true. It's due mostly to the fact that the headphones I've been working with are a bit bass-heavy, and hence treble-light. I don't really have speakers I can use, because the ones I had lost woofer power and are pretty much only worth the satellites now, and we all know what desktop satellites sound like without any low end. The other thing is, in the past, my songs (check out any of my megaman 3 stuff) have been generally bass heavy and lacking in treble. So I am probably subconsciously overcompensating for past EQ flubs, all the while listening to it on headphones that don't give me a good treble response. YES, I'll be getting some new ones or speakers as soon as funding becomes available. In the meanwhile, sorry for the ear damage.
:arrow: The ending. I've been doing a lot of pop remixes lately, and so the tendency to end a song in a manner that caters towards mixing into another track has become a bit of a bad habit. I agree about the ending, and perhaps I rushed it. At this point I don't want to redo it and have it replaced or resubmitted as that sort of looks tacky, but I will admit it's not nearly as inspired as it could have been.
:arrow: Choice of leads. I picked the banjo and the violin because I felt they definitely fit the mountain mood. I debated using synths, but that just felt wrong, so I went with the violin.
:arrow: Bassline. djp's one comment was that the bassline was very standard. I kept it as simple as possible because of the genre and the driving feel I wanted to keep. I've found that complex basslines tend to lend themselves better to different genres, such as jazz, funk, fusion, etc. Though they're not out of place in some dance music, I just wasn't feeling anything in particular outside of the standard trance bass.
can't think of anything else at the moment. As for last man standing's comments, they seem to be less about the song and more about his preference in music. Which is fine, 'cause everyone's entitled to their own tastes, it just sort of seems out of place in this particular thread. It's more like "I don't like this style of music, and hence this song," as opposed to "I don't like this song because of such and such technical reasons." Anyway, nothing wrong with negative reviews, it just seems to make more sense to have them be a bit more targeted around the mix instead of the genre.
Also, I don't know if I'd classify this as trance, but I've never been good at genres so I'll let you all make that call. Thanks for the comments and compliments. Glad you're enjoying it.
08-13-2003, 01:56 AM
i sat and waited for the day somone remixed this theme! this is my second favorite theme from that game. now i wait for a fast paced remix of the ballad of the wind fish.....
this remix is great. i really love it
08-13-2003, 04:31 AM
This is truly one of the coolest remixes! I had only listened to the first 5 seconds and I already knew it was going to be an awesome song. I love the trancey feel mixed with great instrumental work. Great work Disco Dan!
Bytheway, Disco Dan, can I ask was software and samples you used to make it. I know it doesn't matter that much but for a newb like me its nice to see what software produces such fine works of art.
08-15-2003, 12:12 AM
I have been converted.
No, not my religon you freak! My tastes in music! Previously, before listening to this Godsend, I was a sole headbanger/mozart zealot... but now... I have a respect for this "techno" thing (and only at the loss of my freinds, who think "4nythingh taht isnt K0rn Slipknot or i33t pr0n is t3h g4y!!!!!!!!!!!!!21!" Screw them, eh? :)) I have fallen in love with this song...
...and only at the loss of 98% of my hearing!
I swear, that damned violin is literally jumping out of my headphones and drilling into my eardrum with a chainsaw. I swear, I't feels like a horde of hungry gnats are eating out my inner ear! Other than that, the banjo goes perfectly, and the part around 3:43 is what really sold me. It really gives off that "mountain" feeling. I can just picture going up a mountain as I listen to this. Beef is , I think that it coulda used some more orchestral elements, but it's still fine wit' me! This is by far the best mix on the site. Great freakin' work. :mrgreen:
Damn my ears hurt like hell... but who cares!
08-15-2003, 12:26 AM
wow, it has been a few days since i downloaded this one, and i am still listening to it all the time. this is the second disco dan song that i seriously play every day when i get the chance. the second one is your awesome techno rendition of the megaman 3 theme "bluelightning" - that might be my favorite mix of all time.
you do good work disco dan, i cant wait to hear more of your stuff in the future.
hao hao hao
08-16-2003, 11:47 AM
Thanks, DiscoDan! You made an otherwise really shitty fucking morning bearable.
ttl fukken pwnage. i lke ur musc n this trak espclly
08-16-2003, 11:15 PM
I simply LOVE this remix. It has got to be one of my favorite music files on this site. I may not be that well known and I may lack the experience and technical phrasing/reviewing of a remixer at the site, but I do appreciate great music when I hear it. Link's Awakening is my favorite game in the Zelda series (I made a site and wrote an FAQ for it), and this track was my favorite out of the list of musical scores in the game itself. I never would have thought I would see a remix for it. I applaud you, fine sir, for a great job on creating this piece of music.
08-16-2003, 11:56 PM
I've been hoping someone would remix this song for a long time, and someone finally did it! I'm normally not a fan of trancey dance music type songs, but I really like this. Strangely enough, the banjo seems to fit in perfectly.
08-17-2003, 09:19 AM
I discovered something cool completely by accident. I tried playing the song. I was messing around and I accidently got it playing twice. I was amazed by what I heard though. It sounded better than the original. Since then I've been playing with goldwave trying to find the perfect interval at which to overlay them. Try exactly 10.4 seconds. Its not as good as what I heard the first time because the violin still plays a few notes that don't harmonize but its not too noticeable. I should look at the notes being played themselves to figure out how to align it properly but i'm that skilled in music.
08-18-2003, 08:58 AM
I don't have the sound to try it myself at the moment, but the song is at 140 bpm, meaning that each beat is 0.42857142857142857142857142857143 seconds long. So multiply that number by multiples of 4 and something should probably sound cool eventually...
08-21-2003, 08:28 PM
YES! Finally someone remixes the greatest track ever in any Zelda, and more than that, comes up with one of the best remixes I've heard. This one is amazing, Disco Dan.
08-21-2003, 09:15 PM
Wow... there are some things you just don't expect, like techno banjo, but it's done fabulously. I love it when people come up with make-you-want-to-dance beats and manage to put fresh, fun things in that aren't the same old techno routine. The violin sounds funky (and intrusively fake), but that's probably because of the aforemeantioned headphone-induced EQ issues (and might be because I used to /play/ the violin). The banjo is flawless though, and everything else is beyond any negative criticism that I can think of. 5 stars!
08-25-2003, 01:21 PM
This one´s simply great, I listen to it over and over when I´m drawing. It really lifts the original song to new (Tal Tal) Heighs :wink:
09-05-2003, 08:14 PM
Well, okay. The violin is pretty fake (and actually plays a note below violin range... :oops: ) and so is the banjo. And there's a lot of reverse cymbals.
BUT - it is still a really cool mix. I listen to it very very frequently. The intonation is really good, it has a catchy beat, I hum it when I walk to class, etc. etc. Check it out. I recommend it.
09-06-2003, 02:12 AM
10-10-2003, 07:23 PM
Just to tell everybody here, I'm no music expert, so while I won't be able to point out all the instruments and synths, I still know what fits and what doesn't. Okay, so honestly, this song had the best intro I evar heard. With the fading piano thing playing sections of the main song. Oh and I love the thing that you first hear(not the ride symbol), yes, this is all about the intro. But the thing that shcoked me a lot was the violing sounding thing. It just was like...aaaah! But it grew on me. I gotta give props to Disco Dan for using that awesome banjo in there. Great piece of music right there.
11-10-2003, 03:44 PM
Yea, this is excellent! When I hear this song, it makes me think of Link heroically climbing a big mountain. The classic Zelda tone was put in very nicely.
11-11-2003, 10:52 PM
Loved the game, the song and now the remix!
11-13-2003, 05:42 AM
Oh...MY....GOD. This song is SOOOO GREAT. I don't even like Techno and this song RULES! I loved all your Mega Man mixes and listen to them almost once a day, but now I've heard THIS song....MAN! You need to just make a CD of your OWN!.....have you? Because I'd buy it!
Violins and a Banjoe in a Techno Remix of one of my favorite Zelda songs. Ingenious.
11-13-2003, 07:23 PM
This song is SWEET!!! Seriously...I love it. Tal Tal Heights theme has always been one of my favorite Zelda themes, and this is a BIG improvement on the original...and one of my favorite ReMixes. :D
01-28-2004, 09:47 PM
This remix takes the best elements of the original song and combines them with a catchy and an almost impossible to dislike flowing fast-paced-beat. It begins with an intro that amplifies the feelings of something awesome, then a buildup that makes your ears become enveloped in an ecstacy only known to zelda fans. I recommend this to any zelda loving gamers out there. This song is surrounded with a heroic aura, that can only be experienced, elsewhere, by acctually playing the game its self.
04-01-2004, 10:22 PM
Wow. I'm, like, totally speechless here!
This is incredible, the banjo (while not my fave instrument, rocked!) really gave a cool twang to the music, and the violin sound really echoed in my mind, I could imagine the strings getting louder and louder surrounding my head with rhythm and melody.
The tune itself is lively and energetic, so coupled with the emotion presented in the background it went wonderfully...
I love this remix SO much!
06-30-2004, 12:49 AM
Great remix... that banjo really adds stuff to it. I am not sure how many of you have Klipsch Promedias, but they make all the difference in these remixes.
I have played violin for 8 years now, so the synth violin sounds a bit unusual, but I still like the sound in relation to the rest of the remix. But the vibrato just isn't how I would do it :)
Boy, I'm nitpicking. Nice job Disco Dan.
06-30-2004, 04:30 AM
This remix was so brilliant, I just HAD to email Disco Dan personally and tell him so. He liked my last name, harhar. Anyhow, I always check DD's stuff out, it's always bursting with creative energy. Fantastic mix of a fantastic song.
Wow! I usually don't like any music which use banjo but I guess that it can be good sometimes. :o
One of the best Zelda remixes I have ever heard. It sounds new. Can't describe it otherwise. I'm not a sound expert. :lol:
*includes it to favorite remixes folder* 8)
07-18-2004, 04:15 PM
This is definitely one of the greatest of all time. This song's replay value is second to none.
Magnificent job Disco Dan.
07-19-2004, 05:05 PM
Disco Dan rules.
He takes simple tunes from game soundtracks, a seemingly random assortment of instruments, and FLStudio and turns a repetitive chiptune into a magnum opus. Then he does it again. And again. And again. And each time, instead of getting tiresome and mundane, each song is just as good, if not better, than the last, never using the same idea twice. As shown by the driving dance/ethnic groove of this mix, the hauntingly beautiful Green Amnesia, or the techno-symphonic bliss of Triforce Majeure, Disco Dan not only kicks the metaphorical ass, but he consistently does it.
On a more specific note, this is one of my favorite dance remixes on the site. I really never thought that a banjo, violin, and set of non-traditional percussive instruments could possibly combine with smooth synths, basses, and electronic percussion to form a dance song, but I was wrong in a big way. I don't have any problems with the mixing of this piece either, as I think if you're listening to something energy-filled and uptempo, you *should* be assaulted with a wall of sound.
Finally, the arrangement is excellent, far better than the average 'four-on-the-floor' techno MIDI rips that are uncomfortably common. The original melodies and harmonies are still present, but Disco Dan's improv sections and breakdown in the middle are also well-implemented and clear. Speaking as a remixer who has tried this dozens of times, I can safely say it is NOT easy to create original sections or variations in a remix without disturbing the flow of the source material, and keeping the same mood and style. Major props to Dan here as well.
What more is there to say? People often consider Disco Dan to be one of the best remixers on this site, if not the best: listening to this remix should tell you why.
07-19-2004, 08:48 PM
I love Disco Dans stuff, and this is just more icing on the cake. I love it.
07-23-2004, 08:12 AM
This remix is absolutely amazing. While a TON of people just can't seem to stop talking about the main "theme" of the Zelda series, I instantly fell in love with this main-theme variant the first time I played "Links Awakening" the first time on my Game Boy Pocket as I was climbing the steps of Mt. Tamaranch. This song not only does justice to its namesake......it blows it away.
07-28-2004, 05:40 PM
I've never played the game. Never was interested in owning a handheld.....but this just absolutely rocks my ears off! Recommended.
08-28-2004, 03:03 AM
I do claim requesting this remix!! but alas, someone else has claimed it, and few others believe me it was requested at all. You got my back right Dan?
Anywayz, this song is shw33t. groovy, funky, and spunky. As it should be. Didn't like the key change as much, but what can you do. The 3:08 - 3:35 piano was a nice break, and sound cool.
08-28-2004, 04:01 PM
This is Realy a Great Song Disco Dan does good work
01-27-2005, 10:21 PM
this is disco dan gone serious.
i repeat. this is disco dan... gone... serious!
this remix is so damn serious, folks, im talking nothing but the right stuff. funky banjo stringy thingy, whatever it may be. i love when i can hear a song and think, "hey, there's an instrument my grama can enjoy in this remix". theres something about rmeixes that bring techno and striongs, winds, etc etc into the mix. old eras meeting new eras. its a very special thing,personally.
disco D. timeless, fun, classic, masterpiece.
oh, so serious.
01-28-2005, 07:06 PM
Three Words: OH MY GOODNESS!
This Song is very cool, i love the beat and the melody. It has something sepcial, and at least it is ZELDA. Paradise....
04-30-2005, 10:43 AM
Omg Awesome Disco Dan! I can always count on you for one thing, getting me dancing! This is one sweet-ass song monkey, keep em coming!
12-06-2005, 09:20 PM
Terrific! Really captures the feel of a huge, barely climbable mountain. With Keese, I'm sure. Man, I hate those keese. And moblins. I'd note a particularly awesome part of the remix, but it's all awesome.
12-16-2005, 01:50 AM
Disco Dan is my favorite remixer on this sight, I have two of his songs, and I'm soon to go find more, I have yet to get the Triforce Majeure. But this peice is truly changing. I can honestly say, that out of two and a half hours of video game music on my playlist, this song is the greatest one. The second best one is his Hyrule Castle theme. After I finish this post I gotta go post on that thread...
Link's Awakening was one of the greatest Zelda games, due to it's increidbly fitting, and superb tracks. This was one of my favorites. My friend introduced this track to me, and I thank him for it.
This track could be loved by anybody, Zelda lover or not. It's upbeat feeling makes me want to get up and dance, and it has nearly infinite replay value. Disco Dan is a musical genius, and his remixes prove it.
The violin is the perfect volume, and steals the melody perfectly. It elevates itself above all other parts with brilliant dominance and just makes want to MOVE The piano at the beginning and the end blend with the music nicely, as it starts off the slow crescendo. All put together and it creates a beautiful mountainous clash that makes me all giddy. Nice job, I want to talk with Disco Dan himself, does anybody know some of his contact details?
07-07-2006, 02:28 AM
Fastastic remix of my favorite theme from Link's Awakening. It managed to keep the heroic sound that drew me into the original (seriously, I used to go to Tal Tal Heights and rest with the speaker next to my ear...I weird like that...)
A fantastic song.
07-11-2006, 04:50 PM
You too Myst?
I used to do precisely the same thing.
Anyways, this is not Disco Dan's best work, but still a good job. Be warned, trance-haters, this mix ends with a repetitive deconstruction, which is the only thing that really takes away from this track.
The synths could be better chosen and the ending a little more varied, but its worth a listen.
Felix the Cat
07-11-2006, 05:34 PM
This is a great remix of a great song. I am especially fond of the echo effect on the piano. But is it just me or is there a wrong note being played at the very beginning? Regardless this is a wonderful remix, Disco Dan is great at what he does.
08-15-2006, 04:08 AM
One of my favorite remixes on the site. It sounds, as somebody stated earlier, very heroic, especially when the violin makes its appearance.
Great job, Disco Dan :D
[sign me up with Chickenwarlord and Myst 1278, by the way; I'd stop playing just to listen to this song as well!]
01-31-2007, 11:22 AM
Well done taking advantage of the piece's already upbeat tempo. GREAT patch choices, and I think one of the best parts of this re-mix is that it's LENGTHY! It's something I actually WANT to hear go on for a while!
03-10-2007, 11:53 PM
Say what... I cried, really did, while listening to that track ^^' You know, memories flowing back, but totally enhanced by the powerful feel of the music ! Awesome job, just to remember so much feelings in so few minutes. 10 out of 10 =)
(almost 9, for making me ruin a drawing with my tears, but they were priceless :mrgreen:)
03-09-2008, 09:14 PM
I never played this game so I didn't think of actually listening to the track until I saw it featured in that column posted about the top ten tracks from the Zelda games. After listening to the sample of the original theme from the game I was intrigued and immediately looked in my library and found this remix and I digs it muchly.
Someone previously mentioned that the strings remind them of Bond, and I also am reminded of the stringed vixens.
Two thumbs up on this one!
EDIT: so much so that I made the first musical phrase of the melody my ringtone
08-19-2008, 08:55 PM
This remix is absolutely spectacular!!
11-21-2008, 03:29 AM
Four years later, and I still love this tune!
12-06-2008, 09:01 PM
I tend to enjoy arrangements that employ unusual juxtapositions of instruments, and the violin used here adds a unique flavor that really contributes to the creativity of the piece.
Plus it sounds cool.
JaDE ARaN HaRuNo
07-21-2009, 07:07 PM
I know this mix is old, but since I've been around OCR for 8 years now, this is def one of my favorite OC ReMixes ever on this site. In my opinion, Tal Tal Heights is the best track on the Link's Awakening album. Thumbs up. I just wish more of this type of material by Disco Dan!
Disco Dan continues to impress, and the banjo synth is a really weird choice that actually works out. The violin sample is showing it's age a little, but works in context, and the beats are nice a multidimensional. The breaks between melodic bursts are good for grooving, and give the song a bit of a chance to breathe.
Though there is a lot of mileage drawn out of that banjo chord progression arpeggio, I think the song works pretty well.
10-14-2012, 03:27 AM
This piece would have been PERFECT if it concluded at the 3-4 minute mark... the last 2 get pretty stale. For me, that staleness holds it back so much I am considering using Audacity to cut out a large portion of it for my own personal listening.
I've heard a lot mixes, and quite frankly....THAT INTRO... nothing comes close to that on the epic scale and overall sound quality, between the suspended cymbal kick-off, the reverbing piano, and the parallel 6ths of whatever-that-sample-is. I nearly wet my pants every time I hear it.
03-22-2013, 06:05 AM
I have to say that, yes, this remix is a bit repetitive, but after all, the original song is as well. However, this remix carries a lot of energy and it's one that I enjoy simply because of the structure of it. THe banjo adds to it because the orinal track seemed to hint at it as well as the beat. I have found myself as I work through some of my college classes, listening to this remix and enjoying it as I study because it doesn't really require quite a bit of focus and it's still manages to be full of energy.
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