ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages "Essence of Lime"
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- Game: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo, 2001, GBC)
- ReMixer(s): Hylian Lemon
- Composer(s): Koji Kondo, Minako Adachi
- Song(s): "Opening Movie", "Title Screen"
- Posted: 2010-06-21, evaluated by the judges
- Album: Featured on The Legend of Zelda: Essence of Lime
- Terms (BETA): chiptune orchestral synth
"Essence of Lime is an unofficial remix project covering the soundtrack of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. The album clocks in at over 2 hours, with 2 discs and a 2-year development. Any music that appeared in Ages has been remixed, including tracks that appeared in both Oracles...Two years ago, I decided to start Essence of Lime as a solo project (hence the citrusy pun), assuming there would not be enough interest to carry a full-scale project. I was slightly wrong about the lack of interest; as I continued chipping away at the tracklist, people began to ask if they could help out. I opened up the project, realizing that I had a lot a work ahead of me. I'm incredibly grateful to those people (as well as the people I managed to recruit) for their help and enthusiasm."
To clarify, this isn't an official OCR album, although there are some great tracks from some familiar faces. To further clarify, when opening up solo projects to the community, it's my personal preference that directors do target releasing as an official project, because it lets us do our thing and ensures a certain level of quality, coordination, promotion, etc. - the more you know... This particular track, which shares its title with the overall album, is also Hylian's debut here on OC ReMix. He adds:
"This is the first track I started for the album project of the same name. I originally wanted to try something along the lines of Paper Mario, but I ended up going more of a chiptuney route. Hopefully I've still captured some of the epic quirkiness I'd intended.:
Definitely feeling the quirky, chiptuney vibe, and kudos in general for shining more light on the Oracle of Ages OST; Link's Awakening tends to get all the handheld Zelda love, so it's good to see it get spread around a bit more. Larry writes:
"Props on coaxing the musicality out of these themes. If anyone thinks the arrangement is scattershot, it IS, but that's because the structure of the source tunes, particularly the intro, are the same way. I thought some of your other non-chip tracks on the album could have been further polished, but the potential is clearly there and you're way ahead of the pack. As I said in #j, if you keep at it, you'll be consistently putting out high quality stuff without thinking. This is a great debut, bro, keep 'em coming!"
"I dig the orchestral/chip blend. A nice full texture with lots of awesome syncopated bits. Great job adapting the source into such a groovy piece of work."
Well said - check it out, and check out the other tracks available on the album at http://essenceoflime.revasser.net/!
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