ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'First Time on Outset'
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Alright! We've removed the "www" in our URL, killed the sidebar, revised the overall site design (announcement/feedback here), and we're now leaner, meaner, and... something else that rhymes with leaner and meaner... we'll go with "cleaner," that works. You can expect more changes over the next few months, but damn it feels good to finally get a simpler, more straightforward design in place. And what better way to celebrate than with some badass music - in this case a Wind Waker arrangement from halc. Fresh off his controversially-puntastic Kirby mix, Mr. Wheeler continues to impress. We also haven't had a Wind Waker mix since 2005, so it's good to see Link's cel-shaded Gamecube adventure get some more love. The artist's submission email was short-but-sweet:
"A chippy rendition of the Outset Island theme from Wind Waker. Not much to say, just enjoy ^^"
Pretty much; right from the intro, halc hits heavy with the chip textures, and he keeps it pretty chippish throughout, building out the arrangement to eventually include acoustic drums, string stabs, and some C64 SID-type synths here and there. It's very buoyant, joyous source material, so it's hard not to smile and bob your head a bit (my signature move) while you listen. Dig the spring/coil slinky-to-your-ear effects on the ending too; creative sound design. It seems like halc, Platonist, Protodome, AeroZ and others are getting into the chiptune sound quite a bit and putting together some awesome, elaborate stuff; definitely a good trend. More great work from halc that's rock solid on both production & arrangement and damn fun to listen to, as well.
- Crulex on April 9, 2012
halc;839680 wrote: just gonna leave this here...
I wish you didn't. That scarred my good opinion of your song. WHAT THE HECK IS THAT???
- StreetFlare on January 30, 2012
This is one of those odd cases where I listened to this remix well before hearing the actual music from the game. Its sort of a weird reversal. :)
- Skinner3D on February 17, 2011
Your remixes never scream 'OMG IM HAPPY AND YOU SHUD B 2'. They just infect you with their happinessAgain you've captured the essence of the source tune - the enthusiastic optimism of starting an adventure - and distilled it down into this upbeat-but-not-overly-saccharine remix, which is exactly what a good OCReMix should do! Awesome stuff, and thanks for being so prolific - I always look forward to your work. Can't wait for the Sound of Speed to drop :D
- DarkSim on December 21, 2010
- Emunator on July 28, 2010
- Faren22 on July 27, 2010
Whenever I listen to this I get a mental image of WindWaker Link except with an N64 polygonal resolution. :razz:
This is just a plain and fun good times mix that comes highly recommended.
- 42 on December 29, 2009
You've done a really great job with this song. So great, in fact, that it is a contender for my personal "Best of 2009" playlist 8) which is, of course, the highest honour anyone's music can be bestowed with, as we all know. :-P
- Jack Polo on December 21, 2009
You know I love when you incorporate non-synth elements into your chippy style of music, but you seem to be able to work in strings especially well. You did the same with your Kirby mix and I thought it just sounded fantastic :-)
This was one of my initial favorites from you when I heard it on R:TS - of course, lately I've heard some things from you that, frankly, blow this out of the water in terms of arrangement and production, but you did really well here and I still enjoy listening to it :-)
- Emunator on December 1, 2009
If I am ever to start remixing, you will be my master, and I will be your apprentice.
- rainmanbk on November 12, 2009
- Martin Penwald on November 3, 2009
Anyone ever play Linus Spacehead on the Quattro Adventure collection for NES? Parts of this remind me of the music from that game. And a little bit of Balloon Fight too.
- IvyWinter on November 3, 2009
I can never say a lot about your mixes, except that I always enjoy riding on those subtly euphoric sound waves of yours.
Your remixes never scream 'OMG IM HAPPY AND YOU SHUD B 2'. They just infect you with their happiness, not that they'd care.
It's awesome that you've found this way of expression through the obscure hobby of video game remixing.
- Nase on October 28, 2009
- FightingFire on October 24, 2009