ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 'Tattered Slippers'
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OverClocked... WiiMix? Shariq brings us our first ReMix from Nintendo's latest console, from none other than Twilight Princess. DarkeSword gives us some narrative context:
"There is an old Grimm's fairy tale called The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces, about twelve princesses who would secretly cross over to another world every night to dance with twelve princes. In the morning, the king would discover that all of his daughters' slippers were tattered and worn. A hero eventually shows up and saves the day, as heroes are wont do to, but that's besides the point. This is a waltz arrangement of Midna's Desperation from The Legend of Zelda, Twilight Princess, called Tattered Slippers. It's about a princess who crosses over to another world to dance with a hero."
Though I'm the proud owner of a Wii, I confess to not investing time yet in TP; I don't need to be sold that it's a fantastic game, I just haven't had the type of free time I'd want to be able to commit to enjoying it without massive interruptions. Definitely looking forward to it, though... things intro here with harp, gradually joined by strings of varying articulations - pizzicato, legato, tremolo - a bell timbre, and a wind lead. Interesting chord progression; very mysterious, deliberate, and serious. The 3/4 time and military snare pattern work well to achieve a dancing, swaying feel, then things pick up with a shift to what feels more like 6/8. This is only Shariq's second Zelda mix, a follow-up to his 2003 Wind Waker ReMix, but he handles the series' tone and material quite adeptly, incorporating Zelda's theme nicely into the arrangement's more upbeat, major-key conclusion. Mr. Sword's recently had a career change of sorts and apparently has better hours, a little less stress, and more free time. If it means more mixes like this, that's fantastic, but even if it doesn't, I'm glad things are working out for him. This is an excellent first Zelda:TP mix AND first Wii mix, proving that whether it's retro-gen, last-gen, or next-gen, a DarkeSword mix by any other generation would sound as great.
- jordanrooben on July 20, 2011
This song has a very nice atmosphere about it. Keep up the good work
- UnveiledOsiris on July 6, 2010
This Remix brought me back to the first time I heard it. The goosebumps just popped right back up, and tears. I loved the feel and emotion that came from the horns at 1:58 followed by the main melody.
And the ending, adding in zelda's theme. That was a nice little add in to the end, considering what happened at the end of the task of saving midna in the game, throwing that it at the ending I found just tied the whole piece together.
This version absolutely moved me and it will be the first song on this site that i will download, and comment on.
Good job with this one.
- immortalalchemist on June 14, 2010
- estaples on March 18, 2010
Not DS's best, but still a very capable mix.
- OA on December 22, 2009
I like this mix a lot. Imo, this > original. i.e. this is pretty much what the original should have been.
It's also wonderfully atmospheric; it falls right in line with Zelda motifs, a sense of loss and destiny, mournfulness, longing, purposefull.
Very good and worth downloading.
- 42 on March 20, 2009
- a_d on December 9, 2008
- Zeriga on June 11, 2008
Azul v2;327740 wrote: Of course I love it, I just wish there were more Twilight Princess mixes, because it was an awesome soundtrack (particuarlly the music after you kill a boss. hint hint).
Ditto. I remember walking around the boss room after I've defeated him instead of picking up the piece of the Fused Shadow, just to listen to the song.
Also good job on the remix! My fav TLP remix so far! :nicework:
- Koizo on April 25, 2008
- Azul v2 on October 8, 2007
Tattered Slippers, in short, is a wonderful and magnificent piece of work. I originally had never imagined Midna's Desperation to ever be played on something other than a piano (due to the original), but man, this mood of song just totally works out the instruments chosen.
Favorite part though? At around 1:57 where the mood takes a drastic change and man. Just plain awesome from there on. Good stuff man, recommended download for all.
- SynthesizedStampede on August 8, 2007
- sadron on August 1, 2007
- Villainelle on July 16, 2007
No point other than simple observation. :-)
- MrBond on July 5, 2007
MrBond;290811 wrote: I can definitely hear instrumentation from DarkeSword's previous work, especially his [U][URL="http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01463/"]Grandia II -- A Deus ex Harpa (Second Seal Mix)[/URL][/U] and [U][URL="http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR01507/"]Metroid Prime 2: Echoes -- Torvus Clockwork[/URL][/U] mixes.
Aaaand....what's your point? A lot of artists tend to have certain sounds that they like to use. :-|
- DarkeSword on July 5, 2007