ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 'Of Twilight and Redemption'
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"you know how i feel about the zelda. this is another labor of love in time for halloween. my halloween series was intended to be a trilogy (Of Darkness and Legend, Of Transformants and Brevity, Of Futility and Hope) but i could not resist breaking the system. a slightly different (and i believe inmproved) version than the EP"
This is a REALLY cool piece; definitely one of my favorites from Mr. Hawatky. In addition to his token intricate and varied guitar work, there's spooky whispering, growling, rain and other ambient FX, but most notably some vocalizing and middle eastern instrumentation that reminds me of Cirque Du Soleil and some of the material from the more recent Prince of Persia OSTs - the percussion in particular has a grace and naturalness to it that flows beautifully and would have been far less effective had it been strictly quantized and repetitive. I looked up at Winamp (5.5 Bento skin... nice) and was simply floored that this mix was over seven minutes long, because it seemed like half that - not in the sense that it's not a substantive, expansive piece that well utilizes its extended runtime, but rather in that it all flows together so naturally that time just seems to slip by. It's disturbing and suspenseful at times, and thus appropriate for Halloween, but I also found parts where it felt like taking shelter from a storm - peaceful (if ephemeral) solace and contemplation. There's a mixture of moods and tones here that are captured very vividly, and I think this stands as one of the mixer's best pieces to date. It doesn't hurt that it's from such a popular series/title - Zelda fans or anyone looking to be completely transported to another environment by a piece of music should definitely check it out.
- champ the hippie on January 10, 2012
- WesternZypher on December 25, 2010
The mix itself really captures the essence of the Midna and the Twilight Realm and zyko's done an amazing job here. I felt all the different sounds worked really well together and the male vocals were perfect. One thing though? I loved the first growl at the end of track that only lasted a second, but I felt the longer repeated growl that came like, 10 seconds later was a little flat? But that is a small issue. Overall, a brilliant remix from a great game!
- _heartilly_ on June 6, 2009
This is the kind of track I can just put on repeat and listen to for hours; thanks for the great mix!
- ashogo on March 18, 2009
- z130 on December 17, 2008
I was also hit by a really strong starcraft vibe (the Zerg play music) for like the first third that I didn't notice before. I always love it when people mash up totally different styles, so this is great stuff!
- Antipode on April 3, 2008
- The3rdMan on March 10, 2008
Some of the guitars in the back remind me very much of Mike Oldfield most of all. Since I'm a great fan of New Age and generally World Music, this song is very much to my liking. Also everything seems to flow from one part of the song to the other. I appreciate it that the build of this piece does not really have and does not need any dramatic pauses - I believe if it did, it would destroy much of the over all fabric and feeling.
My only negative thing I can say about it is that it takes a good long while until it gets going. As much as I do appreciate a slow paced song and instrument build up, the beginning just offers too little to keep the ear entertained and it only really becomes interesting in the second half.
- sythiar on January 31, 2008
BUT APART FROM THAT, this remix is masterfully atmospheric. It's just so engrossing, and it takes me on a journey every time I listen to it, as cheesy as that sounds.. The mallet box gets in the way a little, but overall, it's not enough to detract from the overall piece.
- Jaybell on December 21, 2007
The variation on the theme is awesome, and for the most part, the sound effects were great, except for the farting in the tub noises about halfway through. It didn't seem to fit with the rest of the music, but maybe I am missing something. Otherwise it really is an epic journey through sound and I'm amazed that the quality in encoding is still there even though the track is so long. Nice work
- OA on December 10, 2007
a few comments: the piece arranges actually only one theme from the game... it is the midna theme that is reiterated several times as different songs throughout the OST... rather than remix any particular incarnation of it, i focused on the character midna instead... yielding what you hear
the percussion is live! i don't think i have the patience to sequence realistic hand percussion, to be honest... i am a very impatient drum sequencer. yes harmony, that is a doumbek... in egypt we call it a tabla but (and there is an epic, years-spanning debate between virt and i concerning this) that is an invalid moniker. sometimes, it is also referred to as a darabuka (i believe doumbek is the more specifically turkish nomenclature)
not sure if taucer meant that it was a medley because it surely isn't... it only reiterates the same short thematic phrase over and over again a hundred times hehe. snappleman, i'm sure he was referring to the stop and go nature of the track which, as you know, is pretty much my calling card. disjointed only remotely begins to describe everything about my music and i =)
- zyko on November 5, 2007
- SnappleMan on November 4, 2007
- Antipode on November 3, 2007
- DarkClark on November 2, 2007
- Harmony on November 1, 2007