ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures "The Electric Flute" 2:50

By halc

Arranging the music of one song...

"Frozen Hyrule"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Nintendo, 2004, GCN), music by Asuka Hayazaki, Koji Kondo

Posted 2010-01-25, evaluated by the judges panel


halc writes:

"I spent a fair deal of time mixing this track while at work. So I kinda like got paid to make this remix. At 0:50 I am tributing beej's "Fragments of Gold", because it's like one of the best remixes EVAR"

A one-hit wonder (to date), but a wonder indeed; going back and listening to that mix (from 2002) and also reading Drew's comments on the thread, it definitely all clicks and makes sense that it influenced him, given the style & overall aesthetic. halc's first mix of 2010 brings us our first coverage of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures for the GameCube, although the source is basically LttP. Lovely chip drums blend with some chippish and less chippish synth textures as well as strings and flute, after lofi organ intros into the familiar 'Dark World' theme. I especially like that Mr. Wheeler plays with tempo a lot, and the descent-into-static ending is nice. It's not just white noise, it's specifically the type of static you get when something's breaking up... interesting, glitchy effect that actually confused me the first time around. CHz writes:

"Arrangement mostly takes the expansive approach, but it checks out. The melody and chords are changed in a few places, the slow section is good, and there's a lot of original material in there. Pretty close, but I'm okay with it. Production is pretty crisp, not a whole lot to complain about. The flute does get a little lost in the synths in the louder sections, though it's not so bad, and the overall sound of those sections is nice. I liked it."

Panel agreed it was a good, solid mix - not necessarily halc's most innovative or best-produced track to date, but definitely up to his high standards and embodying the trademark elements of his sound, effectively mixing chip and other textures into enjoyable sonic chimeras.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2012-07-23 15:52:36

The intro reminds me of something out of Sonic GBA or Kirby, but that's par for the course with chip-tunes. I loved hearing the Dark World get a little shine time with this ReMix. Very fun to listen to.

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halc
on 2010-12-13 16:42:47
Nice use of LttP strings. And you called this a Four Swords Adventures remix. :whatevaa:

that's because it IS a Four Swords Adventures mix :roll:

glad you like the mix, btw :D

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Hylian Lemon
on 2010-12-13 16:22:38
I totally imagine myself trimming the grass, looking for coins with this song. :-)

I started playing the track, opened the review thread, and happened to read this comment right around 0:15, when a chippy percussive swipe sound comes in. Now I'm picturing Links slicing up tufts of grass to the beat.

Nice use of LttP strings. And you called this a Four Swords Adventures remix. :whatevaa:

The FSA-based flourishes are cool, though, and the remix does have a decidedly frosty feel. Looks like I forgot to download this when it came out, but that will be remedied.

that's because it IS a Four Swords Adventures mix :roll:

okay halc

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Schneau
on 2010-10-27 15:14:43
It kinda makes me think of Kirby when I listen to it. That's not a bad thing at all, just imagine playing some classic Kirby to this song, it fits!

I know what you mean! Something about the background arpeggios screams Kirby.

Great mix!

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Martin Penwald
on 2010-02-11 15:47:20

The first 13 or so seconds remind me of F-Zero.

Other than that, this is another very enjoyable mix by halc. His remixes always make me smile.

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Roihu
on 2010-02-02 02:20:51

I know the tune, but I've never played the game...

And the remix...

It's just...

Wow.

I loved it from the second I heard it.

Great job! 5/5

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WillRock
on 2010-01-31 14:32:06
This sucks. Chiptune blows. HAL is the worst mixer here.

lol.

Anyway... mix.

I love the touch of the lttp string sample in the intro.

So... this is basically dark world.

I don't think this sounds as clear as some of your other mixes in terms of mixing this time - its a little murky, but so slightly, I think some of the backing strings might be a little loud at times, sometimes I feel the leads get slightly lost.

That said, arrangement is tight, and it does sound great despite what I said above.

Willrock likey ^-^

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Bahamut
on 2010-01-31 14:11:19

This is a pretty straightforward take on the ALttP songs (I take it that a variation on them is found on the Gamecube title) in some ways. The melody is pretty much left untouched, and the instrumentation is where the creativity is found.

Nice nifty song!

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Red Shadow
on 2010-01-30 02:00:21
halc wins for posting the most songs in the last 3 months or so, he's been getting one down relatively often

and i'm okay with that

mazedude MK. II

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yosefu
on 2010-01-29 08:48:20

Great stuff Halc. My favourite part is 0:35 to 0:50 other than that you seem to never disappoint me.

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thegamefreak0134
on 2010-01-27 11:44:21

Wow. This reminds me a lot of Sonic Advance (1), it kind of has that feel to it, lots of liberal use of the plain 'ole Square wave that gives retro games so much of their feel.

Fun piece, I really enjoyed it. I need to go hear it with Bass now, these speakers kind of suck. ^_^ It's shorter than a lot of my collection, but that's a good thing-- it doesn't have enough time to get old or boring.

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WolfenAmphithere
on 2010-01-26 22:04:26

I love your work, Halc. I just had to start dancing when I heard this XD

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The Derrit
on 2010-01-26 21:53:36

halc wins for posting the most songs in the last 3 months or so, he's been getting one down relatively often

and i'm okay with that

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Jewbei
on 2010-01-26 20:53:32

yeah halc this is hot man i remember hearing this as a wip. damn 6 songs posted eh? i gotta catch up to you lol

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PROTO·DOME
on 2010-01-26 17:11:20

This sucks. Chiptune blows. HAL is the worst mixer here.

I kid, I kid. Put it this way, I knew I was gunna like it so much that I just downloaded it before previewing it. Love the Zelda 3 strings- retro awesome. Production is fantastic as always. Mix = win.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Nintendo, 2004, GCN)
Music by Asuka Hayazaki, Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Frozen Hyrule"

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Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electronic, Flute, Strings, Synth
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Bitrate:
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Duration:
2:50

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