wRenchpilot ends a fairly long drought of Zelda ReMixes with this submission, a mechanical retooling of the underworld theme, that begins with a rising arpeggio that is built on and built on and built on, towards a climactic ending that layers some wild distortion in a very tasteful and inventive fashion. At first I thought the drums too minimal, but he builds on those as well, when at 55" he brings in more syncopated and distorted drums that play nicely with the cleaner sounds across the stereo field. The name is very appropriate - the structure and cumulative nature of the track do a lot to build up the feeling of claustrophobia and pressure. A nice and deceptively complex piece.
alot (most) of these LOZ remixes are very boring but this one is
great! thanks- bobby1983 on September 12, 2011
Repetitive. All the way through. But I like it. It's like it's
giving the listener the point of the song, and it layers that over
and over. Not much for someone who's looking for more, but I like
this song just the way it is.- MechaFone on May 28, 2010
Okay, so it's almost too easy to pick on this for being repetitive.
And make no mistake, I'm giving this one low marks because of it.
But I'm also here to defend it.
I can understand this mix in the way I can understand other
examples of ultra-repetitive loops (I'm a fan of videogame music,
which should speak volumes). The amount of time spent droning on
that same loop actually pays off once the small amount of variation
starts to enter in at the end. It's like light at the end of the
dungeon, so to speak. There's meaning to the madness in this one, I
believe, and I think it belongs here on OCR.
However, it is such an annoying song. It is more annoying than the
source, because I find the source much easier to set aside and lose
focus on. There's something about the loop that seems awkward and
unfitting that the original seemed to avoid.
I didn't like the looping cycle at all, and that's pretty much what
this mix is about. So I'm not a fan. I think it's more than a
straightforward remake, but the margin is quite tiny. Lots of room
for improvement.- Marmiduke on April 5, 2010
OMG... does anyone here happen to still have a copy of Gannon's
Hollow? I'm the guy who wrote it, and I lost my only copy of it
years ago... if anyone still has it, I'd be eternally greatful!- rchrdcrg on January 1, 2009
I hope you like the dungeon theme, guys, because you are going to
be hearing it a lot with this track. There are some effects that
come and go to have each variation *slightly* different from the
one before, but really it just goes on and on.
Sorry, i'll pass. :-(- OA on October 3, 2008
that flute at the end was way off-tune. in some parts it doesn't
sound too bad being off-key with the rest of the song, but I wonder
if it changes keys and becomes more off-tune at some parts, because
it seems worse.
I liked the sound of it before that though. At least it was good
enough that I didn't care about repetition.- Chaotic Descent on July 9, 2006
Okay, so maybe it could've gotten more variation, but at least
there is some extra icing on the cake i.e. you've got this single
tune that prevails throughout, but you still have other cool sounds
that build and build to this complex mixtutre of stuff at the end
and it still keeps its composure and the main tune is never lost,
which is good. The beginning is fun, it gets you into the mood
quickly at least.- lady zelda on January 15, 2006
No... I'm afraid this was a terrible song, far too repetive and the
drumloop and all those effects the artist tried putting in just got
annoying. The guy's probally producing some quality stuff now but
this older song is just awful- jordex on April 30, 2005
the drum beat was good, it could have been shorter but overall it
was a good song- Hitman on April 30, 2005
I don't know if it's my deep rooted heritage into Zelda or
something else, but this is my favorite song I've heard
I play it in the woods on my ipod at night, and trust me, it's
fitting.- Kemusabi on April 17, 2005
This is a good remake of the Zelda 1 Dungeon Theme. The sounds fit
the mood perfectly, yet, I have to agree with everyone else in
saying that it is repetitive. By around 2:26 it got quite "boring"
because it was the same thing we heard just a minute ago, and at
that point I think you should've just faded it out or added a
bridge or something SIGNIFICANTLY different. Good stuff tho. 7/10- SynthesizedStampede on April 17, 2005
There is something about the sound choice, as well as the
repetition, that just seems to work well. The pad-like bass and the
bottom end in general makes the song sound menacing. Pretty cool
stuff. I can't say it is repetitive. There is some dissonance that
helps the buildup at the end that I really enjoyed.- MrNemo on August 30, 2004
I love it, this song just blows me away. Zelda is sweet, and this
song just picks it up to a new level. The way the song ends is
sheer brilliance as well. I give it a 9.5/10- Kapuran on July 6, 2004
good.....maybe sometimes a little variation is better.....because i
agree with everyone else and say that this mix is to repetetive.
:whatevaa:- Drin Tragen on February 7, 2004
O-o this just goes to show how annoying the orignal was....this
just has better devices used to create it...only thing about it is
at the end where it does the little death music.- Broken Enigma on January 10, 2004