ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'Triforce Majeure'
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Part of my love for this ReMix's title comes from the fact that I thought of it; Dan was blank and I suggested this and he was cool with it. I'm actually a bit miffed now because I can't use it for my own purposes, but sharing is caring or so they say. Beyond a snappy mix title, this is a GREAT ReMix - instant classic. It incorporates the best elements of Dan's style with a flair for the dramatic, a satisfying degree of length and variation, and some infectious beats. It takes its own sweet time to get going, introing with a pad swelll and a bell/clarinet statement of the verse melody in a tense, mysterious atmosphere, with bass pizzicato hinting at the bassline to come, then the beat filters its way in at the first minute mark, the bass gets goin', and at 1'22" some slick brass stabs join the fray. Main synth verse melody comes in at 1'35" with a nice gulpy analog lead with a lovely filter envelope. There's then what I'd call an extended bridge with some fast arpeggios and string stabs leading up to the GREAT main event at 2'40", where majestic orchestra stabs really let loose. The whole thing is watertight, with sequencing that keeps the beat right on top of things. It's not too easy to queue up orchestral with techno this tightly, with this many rapid, repeating patterns, and that's where this mix really shines - couldn't have been done any other way, and Dan pulled it off without exception. Love the percussion solo tradeoffs at 4'20", which leads into an alternate, retro drumset being layered in on top of the heavier kit and the mix going back into the verse. This is a 7'22" ReMix, people, and not only is the encoding ace, but you're gonna love all 7+ minutes. Dan's style screams for a varied melody of this strength, and while he's had great success with the Mega Man games, this particular track had his name written on it. Very addictive, amazingly well-architected, and in a word: tight.
- OA on September 2, 2010
Kozmo;90833 wrote: I really like the section with the arpeggios at about 2:15. It really sets the stage for the rest of the song and is great to listen to.
I completely agree.
- GenericAsianGuy on June 7, 2010
- Crulex on February 28, 2010
In the past, Disco Dan has consistently proven that he has the chops to combine the sensibilities of both orchestral and modern genres, but this is where everything truly aligned and hit the sweet spot. The two styles of music, coupled with the right creative approach, the right expertise and the right source, all combined to spark a rare bit of magic.
One of the big champions of videogame remixing lore. It's as ear-pleasing as it is significant. Perfect.
- Marmiduke on September 8, 2009
Every time I hear this, I snap to attention around 2:40 and double check that I've already given it 5 stars in iTunes/iPod. It's just a standout track from a soundtrack littered with already good material. Remarkable.
- JP_Wright on July 21, 2009
- Ryu2Wolf on January 6, 2009
This song is a mindblower.
- Thompson on July 12, 2008
I've always been a fan of Disco Dan (rhyme unintentional)
This song is just so kick-ass, I can't really find one thing to say about it. Listen to this one, and be amazed.
- MechaFone on April 17, 2008
- metaphist on November 19, 2007
- Mekanos on January 19, 2007
- tcrpgfan on December 17, 2006
- Felix the Cat on July 8, 2006
- LoZ Legend on May 4, 2006
- Kozmo on February 23, 2006
- lady zelda on January 15, 2006