ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Party in the Shop'
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OK, this does have a few sub-par samples in it and does have the sound of a MIDI file being played through an admittedly decent GM soundset. The guitar is the most egregious offender, having a distinctly uniform attack and synthetic tone. However, this Zelda 64 arrangement from Dr. Fruitcake compensates with a style that's pure fun and musically solid - very upbeat, with brisk soloing, happy-go-lucky transitions and an overall passion to live, figuratively speaking. The snare roll in the very intro gives you some inkling that the good doctor does know what he's doing. When the guitar does enter, yes, it's clearly - one might say flagrantly - fake. BUT it's well sequenced and rocks out in spite of itself. Then we get a steel drum, island rendition of the same theme - probably the highlight for me - before segueing into a rock w/ brass hits section. I shudder to think what Dr. Fruitcake could do with some really stellar samples, because in this case they are holding an otherwise imaginative, stellar arrangement from being, to paraphrase the U.S. Army, "all it can be". Regardless, judges appreciated the flamboyancy and fun of the arrangement, and it's not like the soundset is extraordinarily sub-par, it's just average. The way it's used, however, is decidedly above average. Kudos to Dr. F for a good debut ReMix - hope to hear him pick up some quality soundfonts and start rocking our worlds in the future.
- MechaFone on December 24, 2010
Loved it. Amazing song.
- Txai on November 10, 2008
There is plenty to appreciate here, however. The frantic runs and upbeat pace really do give this a manically cheerful mood, and that is something I can personally appreciate. All it needs are some squeaky Japanese girl voice acting and it's a low-budget anime theme song. :-D
This would probably get a 'skip' if it came up on my playlist. It's a shame the samples weren't better, because the treatment given to the theme is very thorough and well done.
- OA on June 12, 2008
I agree with the pretzel, the steel drum bit is the coolest bit.
- Fishy on February 17, 2007
- TheAverageJoe on February 28, 2006
- lady zelda on January 24, 2006
Glad I'm not the only person who thought Wingroove was awesome for its time.
This song is great! Very original take. I think the Wingroove samples are both a minus and a plus. It gives the piece character! I like the arrangement and instrumentation as well. Nice work! :nicework:
Hmm, anyone got a Wingroove soundfont or VST I could mess with? I bought the player back in the day, and always thought its samples were among the best in the General Midi field.
- Drack on October 16, 2005
so, this is my evalutation:
24/30 for the sound quality
29½/30 for the originality & ReMixing improovement
[b]28/30[/b] is how much I like this song (overall)
- Nineko on December 30, 2004
For your next oc remix, I'd love to hear you re-do the rock remix of the song of storms that you made a couple of years back, it was rad.
- Meran Keric on October 14, 2003
- DeathMaster (0080) on March 15, 2003
- DJ DeFlanko on December 6, 2002
SsaiskK wrote: sorta sounds like the chicken dance =P yeah its very catchy, nice jazz jumpy music.. give it a try
I thought the same thing, good remix though.
- Majin GeoDooD on December 6, 2002
- DjKwiwwin on December 6, 2002
- Shhteve on December 5, 2002
It's a great remix, but I think a re-sequenced version with nice samples would've done it good, hell, maybe would've even made it amazing. Props to Dr.F for all his great MIDI sequences in the past, and this remix as well. ^_^
- NSR::Neko on December 5, 2002