ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Eye of the Storm'

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

In 2003, we moved to www.ocremix.org (NOT .COM!) and released our first album project, Super Metroid: Relics of the Chozo...

... and posted 197 ReMixes, too. Chozo paved the way for all the albums to follow, so credit where credit is due to project director Protricity.

We'll be posting the next five "years" later today, so we leave you for now with Rozovian's latest mix from OoT. Rozo rites:

"I have no recollection of my idea for it from when I started this, but I know that at some point I felt I was relying a bit too heavily on the filtered drum loops. Not sure what I did about it, but I like how it ended up sounding. I found myself thinking of the Lost Woods tune and thinking it sounds a bit like the Windmill tune, so I tacked it on at the end, added some more ending... Somewhere during development I added a Red Brinstar-like pattern in the background during some parts, and later a sustained lead/semi-lead just because all the sustain-less bell synths were getting annoying. I also did a few key changes just to vary the sound a little. I should have changed time sig as well... maybe next time.

...my usual fake shaker is there too, subtly crazy at 2:34 with a neat high-resonance-on-filter sound. I'm expecting it to turn into birdcussion one of these days. :D"

Smooth, cool, zen electronica is what one has come to expect from Rozovian, and that's what we get here. I think the judges, and probably myself, would prefer that Ad start at least experimenting with working a kick drum and more established, solid beats into his work, just to see where it takes him; the bass here feels a little unanchored to me at times. Nevertheless, overall good, enveloping stuff; BGC writes:

"I love the groove. Lots of sparkling timbres and syncopation coupled with a really energetic bassline and sweeping pads. I dig it, yes I do. I think Roz knows our general guidelines, but he likes to push the limits with his arrangments, and hey, I can appreciate that. (Larry might not, but he smellz). :)"

Indeed. Possibly Rozo's best mix yet, and you gotta love the OoT OST; stay tuned for more!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2012-04-24 10:03:14
This is a work of art. I think that this really does a great job of having a good zen feeling to it that is peaceful, but too chill. Loving the storming effects. The only thing that would have made this better is if the rain and thunder continued through the whole song, but that's just me. Amazing electronica work here. I really love it.
letterONE
on 2010-05-30 22:19:49
Now time to give my actual review of the song. Me thinks it is very epic. And I read a comment that says that the song sounds "glassy". All I have to say is true dat. I like how the songs go so well together, almost as if they are the same song. An I really like how it sounds so... y'know, different. I dunno. I just like it. And I give it a 5/5, my friend. Now, GOOD DAY TO YOU! lol. But really. This is the end of my review. Seriously. Totally. I like typing. rofl. lol... I'm just going to shut up now...
Mirby
on 2010-05-19 18:19:23
It's awesome, long, well-done, and... awesome. It really is. Nice work, man!
Rozovian
on 2010-05-19 17:25:07
Okay now, how about we ignore superjoe for a while and comment on the remix instead? ;)
Mirby
on 2010-05-19 16:57:55
Yeah, that's exactly why it's called a remix. This site isn't OverClocked Covers, ya know. And the source is highly prevalent throughout the whole thing.
letterONE
on 2010-05-19 16:30:17
superjoe30;625003 wrote: So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.


Umm... for one, I'm pretty sure that's why they call it a reMIX. And for two, it is not far from the source at all! I hear Song of Storms just fine! What are wrong wit uuuu?!!!

Anyways, awesome remix.
Martin Penwald
on 2009-12-27 15:02:25
Nice intro/outro. I like the laid-back feeling of the remix, and like other people said, it has a very interesting "glassy" quality to it.
Definitely my new favourite Rozo mix.
Liontamer
on 2009-12-24 17:00:00
superjoe30;625003 wrote: So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.
This is a perfect example of why oc remix sucks now. We have a bazillion extremely talented people making great songs with super duper production that are so far away from the source, it sounds like you're listening to a new song. I go to oc remix because I want to hear familiar songs reinterpreted and remixed. I'll go to Rozovian's website when I want to hear great trance music.

Dude, are you deaf? "Windmill Hut"/"Song of Storms" is ALL OVER THIS TRACK. Not only is it used in the intro's build, but the melody's right there at :40. It's not even drastically altered. :banghead:
WillRock
on 2009-12-20 10:32:29
superjoe30;625003 wrote: So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.
This is a perfect example of why oc remix sucks now.

.... GOOD one :lol:
Anyway, I haven't posted on this remix yet... I have to say, this remix kicks some serious ass. Way to go rozo keep up the awesome work :D
Rozovian
on 2009-12-20 10:24:46
superjoe30 wrote: So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.
This is a perfect example of why oc remix sucks now. We have a bazillion extremely talented people making great songs with super duper production that are so far away from the source, it sounds like you're listening to a new song. I go to oc remix because I want to hear familiar songs reinterpreted and remixed. I'll go to Rozovian's website when I want to hear great trance music.

Just quoting so he can't edit it after ppl call him on this bullshit. :D
Neblix
on 2009-12-20 09:40:25
superjoe30;625003 wrote: So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.
This is a perfect example of why oc remix sucks now. We have a bazillion extremely talented people making great songs with super duper production that are so far away from the source, it sounds like you're listening to a new song. I go to oc remix because I want to hear familiar songs reinterpreted and remixed. I'll go to Rozovian's website when I want to hear great trance music.

Calm down.
Be mindful of how Rozovian will feel when he sees his posted remix used as a medium for bashing OCR. :tomatoface:
Anyways, I love this remix. I like the soundscape, too. The use of source is subtle, but it's still dominant. xD
superjoe30
on 2009-12-20 06:09:18
So disappointing. I love the song of storms. This is not a song of storms remix. Way too far from the source.
This is a perfect example of why oc remix sucks now. We have a bazillion extremely talented people making great songs with super duper production that are so far away from the source, it sounds like you're listening to a new song. I go to oc remix because I want to hear familiar songs reinterpreted and remixed. I'll go to Rozovian's website when I want to hear great trance music.
jintoreedwine
on 2009-12-17 13:18:25
AWESOME! This is such a great take on what would otherwise be a catchy (but _highily_ repetitive) track. I really love that one background instrument which I can't quite identify (some sort of high pitched bells?) . The laid back feel is fantastic too.
I've heard all of your remixes and this is by far my favorite!
Bahamut
on 2009-12-15 23:24:57
Well, this is quite a surprise from Rozo - I don't think I've ever heard a mix from him with the electronic vibe more in the background like this. This comes off as quite laid back, and maybe even something that'd be fitting in one of the more recent Mega Man X games for some reason.
Nice job on this, this is a quite liberal interpretation of the source, and uses it in a fairly creative way.
DragonAvenger
on 2009-12-13 22:04:40
I like how this stays very light throughout the mix. I'm feeling like I'm on my porch watching a storm, but it's just a light shower with a little thunder for effect, nothing serious. Nice use of instruments to achieve that effect.
While the source is there, I think that because it's brought down to bare-bones at times is where people are getting the "liberal" feel. With just hints of the source melody and nothing else anchoring it strongly it makes it harder for the brain to make that clear connection. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it depends on the listener whether they like it or not. I'm not sure what I think yet, to be honest.
Cool stuff, though.