Posted 2001-10-22, evaluated by djpretzel


AmIEvil was overdue for another ReMix, being a veteran contributor who has shown not only consistent quality but consistent versatility in mixing and switching genres. This Zelda 2 ReMix is an eclectic mix - a laid back hip-hop drum groove with a nice deep kick, shakers, an occasional snap + snare, a happy organ riff that repeats, and . . . an accordion on the lead melody? Played live on the real thing by AmIEvil himself, no less. And a nice bell pad, and pizzicato strings, and a synth bass later on, and a mono-slide sinewave synth lead that solos. Like I said, eclectic - BUT, all the ingredients make an omelette that is in the end quite tasty, again getting back to versatility and the ability to incorporate many varying elements into a coherent and cohesive package. Enough talk - a nice chill, download it.

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BladedEdge
on 2017-04-15 18:20:12

This was my first favorite track on the site. So simple, but so well-done. Reminds me of sitting by the window in winter while it's snowing, listening to OCRemix's radio stream on winamp and playing Phantasy Star. I wonder where AmIEvil is nowadays.

Simple ideas executed well outclass slick, professionally-produced-sounding tracks any day.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-21 00:41:08

One of the first Zelda ReMixes I heard on the site. Been a favorite since.

1:23 love it when the bass slips in here.

1:54 awesome buildup, digging the sine lead

2:37 great outro, ties everything together nicely.

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Holy Land
on 2010-10-22 01:54:10

This (most likely the organ) reminds me of Earthbound.

And it sounds great.

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-05 18:41:55

I would have never realized that the accordion was played live by AmIEvil. That's pretty cool, and adds a bit to this mix. This one is pretty chill, not much going on, but it has a different feel to the original, and creates it's own mood. Certainly worth a listen, if but to hear one of the few accordion mixes on the site.

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OA
on 2008-01-15 16:48:13

Definitely not what I expected when I saw it was by AmIEvil, but a very welcome mix on my headphones. The sound field was very sparse, but it works very well, and puts more attention on the performance. I thought the synths changed the mood pretty drastically, but I can dig it. Due to my general hyperactivity, this isn't a mix i'd listen to often, unless it was bedtime, but it's very quality. If you are the relaxed type, this will be one of your favorites. :-)

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GrrDraxin
on 2007-05-28 18:20:42

I liked Z 2, however I had mixed feelings about the original source material. I don't know anything about the "music sheet measures", all I know is that the melody topped out at about 5 or 10 seconds in length.

This mix on the other hand, puts a new feel to that oh-so-short melody, and breaths new life into it. I'm sure if the original could mimic the style, it would have been much less annoying. I keep imagining this song being played in some laid-back European (Italian?) bar.

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watkinzez
on 2006-10-14 08:45:03
There should be more reviews of this song.

Yep. This just came up on random, definitely one of the forgotten gems. Minimalist at its best.

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Benjamin Briggs
on 2006-05-04 22:11:49

There should be more reviews of this song.

Simply put, it's catchy, miminal, and funky as hell.

Love it love it love it.

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Liontamer
on 2006-05-04 21:58:10

Ha! Nice shot with the accordian. Supporting synths coming in at 1:23 weren't my cup of tea. Simple as hell, but the lead instrumentation there was an excellent choice. Nice break at 1:54 as well to keep things fresh, along with the second changeup at 2:04. Nice groove overall, Stefan. [/groove bias]

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jordex
on 2004-10-28 21:50:41

Wow, this is great!

I remember this song. I didn't like it much in the game but now I can't get it out of my head!

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Ashgad
on 2004-02-23 00:34:57

Wow. I really can't say enough good things about this. I've only recently finished playing Zelda 2 (Zelda Collector's Edition + Hori digital controller = awesomeness, btw), and this track has been looping for several hours tonight. That mellow organ-and-accordian groove-- against all the odds-- fits so well with that peculiar, adventurous feel of the game. For someone who's still got Darknuts and Eagle Knights bouncing through their head, this track is absolutely priceless. It's a must-have track for Zelda 2 fans of both the long-suffering and the recently converted varieties.

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kirbenvost
on 2004-02-02 07:45:52

I love this! :D I was a little skeptical about the accordian before I heard it.... now I think of it like this: Listening to some slow-groove techno while walking down the streets of Paris. Good stuff. The organs are nice too ;) Hehe, and that shaker and pizzacato string at the beginning. :D lol, and glockenspiels. Cool. 8)

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ladykaiyu
on 2003-11-13 15:26:05

AmIEvil has some nice stuff on OCR, and this piece is definitely one of them. Nice piece...and I like the accordion bit:-)

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DarkLion
on 2003-11-09 11:13:50

What the hell is this! one of the dumbest remixes I ever had to listen to. PlZ don't ever make one of these things again I Beg of U FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! I mean come on, R U really trying? 8O

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Evilhead
on 2003-04-02 04:20:27

Wow, I'm shocked there are only two reviews for this one... Excellent song, just another reason why AmIEvil kicks ass. Download it!

Sources Arranged (3 Songs)


Primary Game:
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka
Songs:
"Indoors BGM"
"Overworld BGM"
"Title BGM"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Chill, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Accordion, Chromatic Percussion, Organ, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Zelda_2_Hipccordian_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,766,983 bytes
MD5:
340f7183341a0216297cc3091542fb13
Bitrate:
160Kbps
Duration:
3:04

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