I didn't go to school dances. I was a bit of an iconoclast. This is a fancy word for "loser" to them pop'lar kids, but hey :) At any rate, though my ability to verify the authenticity of this ReMix from newcomer Flik may be hampered by lack of impirical evidence, I've seen enough celluloid depictions, ala Back to the Future, etc. to appreciate the "real, high-school flavor!" he's achieved here, albeit with an exaggerated caricature of a principal that Flik himself portrays. The shouts of "You suck" and "Link sucks" I can from personal experience attest to, however, because I still witness conversations at movie theaters and on IRC amongst certain individuals that consist solely of truncated Mad Libs, in the form of "(noun) sucks!," with witty retorts like "(other noun) sucks harder!". So yes, he's had fun here, in addition to capturing in a sonic bottle the miasma of secondary education. But fun alone don't cut the mustard - the arrangement is very competent, fits the style of a prom slow-dance perfectly, and even incorporates some nice harmony; I especially like the very end, where the flute comes in above on a nice, unexpected interval. Very tasteful and appropriate arrangement - you could criticize it for being fairly mechanical, not very emotive or humanized, but those characteristics would have made it LESS contextually believable. The electric piano, clarinet, percussion, Link's guitar, chimes, bass, and pizzicato offbeats are all conceptually well-realized. Dan. B says:
I've gotta give it to Flik - It's a very nicely produced "concept piece". The arrangement isn't a modern Tchaikovsky, but it doesn't matter. It works. The "YOU SUCK"s are awesome. The flubbed beginning picking and subsequent "damn it" is great. The production is generally of pretty high quality, with each instrument clearly defined and spaced in the stereo field. The percussion is definately a weak spot, but convincing synthesized ballad drums are a rare thing to come by. When the electric piano came in at 2:30 I swear I was warped back in time to a junior high dance. And that's exactly the point. The track works mostly because it's transporting. I can't find enough flaws without nitpicking to reject this."
Sounds about right - it would stand alone, without the accompanying audio drama, as a competent and solid, if not inspired mix, but the entire presentation here is what makes it click in just the right way. Great first mix, more on a conceptual level than a technical, but good all-around and memorable too - creates a world, tells a story. Get ready to dance.
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
- "Kakariko Village"
- Goofy, Romantic
- Electric Guitar, Strings
- 5,988,352 bytes
Good evening, everyone! Principal Flik here. Welcome to the Kakariko High Prom!
You all know the drill now: grab your girl, give her a twirl, but don't get wasted or you'll hurl.
I... eh... yeah... I'd also like to mention that Link from Hyrule High has joined our band on guitar!
Now, everyone... get ready to dance!
[plays guitar, flubs]
[plays again, flubs again]
Ah... uh... a-alright, guys. Uh, whoever spray-painted "SUCK MY TRIFORCE" on my office door (Narc: "GANON DID IT!"), could you please meet me in the parking lot? Y-you're going down. You're going down hard.
- Size: 5,988,352 bytes
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