ReMix: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link 'Thelonius Temple'
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Ya know, as great as techno / electronica is, it's always fun when I get a submission in another musical genre. Thisjazzy ReMix of the temple theme from ZeldaII is arranged REALLY well by first-time contributor Michael Contraveos. Just listen to some of the piano colors and tones - very slick! Especially the upright bass pitch warble at the end - a great detail! I recommend this to everyone to check out how almost any song can be turned into a Jazz mix if done well. Major kudos to Mike.
- dANGER boy on December 13, 2011
0:33 quite an introduction to the melody
the high hats were a bit overbearing, but it's still a wonderful piece with a classy ending.
- SubNormal J3 on February 19, 2011
I don't get why he changed the rhythm up slightly in the melody. There was really no reason to. It kinda gets on my nerves, even if it's a minor thing. And you know, this really could be longer!
But otherwise, awesome stuff!
- ella guro on December 2, 2009
Bringing this to jazz is an easy step, and I find this to be pretty well done. I like the writing on the intro especially, though not as much the performance. The transition into the dungeon theme is just right.
I feel like overall this could have been maybe 8 clicks slower on a metronome, it feels just a little rushed as it is. Also, that is one very hyper hi hat.
Check this one out, some good stuff going on here.
- DragonAvenger on December 2, 2009
Great take on the source material, it took me a while to figure out I was even listening to a Zelda II remix but once it hit me, it was a really cool feeling! Overall, I'm liking this a lot!
- Emunator on October 4, 2009
I know I've heard it before, but I guess it takes a closer listen to appreciate it. It doesn't really stand out among oldies, certainly not among newer remixes, but there are oldies I never want to hear again and then there are oldies I can listen to again and again. Of the two, this belongs in the latter category.
- Rozovian on December 23, 2008
I love the power when the rhythm section comes in. Very understated but nice. It seems drum programming-wise that a little too much is going on, mostly with the hi-hat.
Three armed drummer? I guess maybe the arch nemesis of Rick Allen. "Hey give that back!"
Recommended for sure.
- OA on July 3, 2007
- Radiowar on May 27, 2007
It starts with a classic jazz piano style intro, then moves into a more minimalist jazz trio sound once it gets into the actual temple theme.
What more can I say? Definitely worth a download.
- Deductive Dave on May 17, 2007
- Chickenwarlord on August 8, 2006
I'm an even bigger fan of "Thelonius Temple Low" for it's grittier/"live recording"-type feel. Seems like most people have no idea where to get a copy of that nowadays, but my fellow Emory bro Electron was nice enough to hook me up with a copy.
- Liontamer on May 1, 2006
- Dhsu on January 23, 2004
- GrayLightning on April 5, 2003
im not much of a jazz fan.. but yeah.. this is the shit!
plus the temple theme is one of my all time fav nintendo songs :)
im working on a remix of it myself!
- Odyeiop on January 12, 2003
This song is GREAT. The piano is unbelievably believable! The other instruments, not so much...But MAN this track is just totally solid! And I LOVE the title!
- Woffester on July 25, 2002