ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'This Triforce Has Too Many Pieces'

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Mr. Wheeler writes:

"Zelda's Lullaby needed some love, blah blah blah. Started and finished this mix in less than a day (a new record for me :P). Enjoy~"

Less than a day... I remember when I used to have enough contiguous free time to knock mixes out like that. Now I spend far more time working on the site than making music for it, blah blah blah. But enough about me; while this theme has actually already had it's fair share of love, none of that love was from halc specifically, so I suppose the comment still makes sense. Extensive bitrcushing and crackling, crunchy textures - even relative to other halc mixes - are the dominant motif, so if your diet has been lacking in aliased, low-bit percolations and palpitations, you can avoid sonic scurvy by taking a generous helping. Since most of the standard comments & compliments I make for Andrew's mixes all apply here as well, I guess the most notable element is the enhanced extent of the texture; this mix has more snap, crackle & pop than Rice Krispies (especially that middle one) and beyond being chippy the extra grain & gristle add a distinct atmosphere. It's sort of like "halc PLUS" - the same elements you know and love, with a bit heavier application. Great, enjoyable stuff that betrays the amount of time spent on it with a deep, rewarding electrostatic atmosphere and pleasantly intertwined melodies.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
urdailywater
on 2011-02-16 21:50:01
The lead melodies themselves never really stick out to me, it's more about everything else.
I can't really tell what it is, but in my opinion this mix is missing a little kick to it (emphasis on little, though). I noticed this while listening in my car today. A little bit of a stronger bass might have helped it a little. But really not too much, this mix benefits from being really light.
Just my opinion though, and what do I know, really? :P
Love it though. :)
OA
on 2010-12-10 16:47:37
it's good! very nice stuff.
Emunator
on 2010-12-09 14:13:24
This is probably halc's most overtly-chippy posted mix, but I love how he mixes it up with some rhodes and atmospheric sounds to give this song more of a defined mood. It's not my favorite of his mixes, but its' a wonderful take on a theme that we all pretty much have come to know and love.
I really like how it manages to stay pretty laid back with so many gritty synths and glitchy melody lines throughout the whole song. It's an interesting result, for sure.
Crulex
on 2010-12-07 14:55:20
Less than a day? Really? Damn, the ReMixers here are beasts to knock out mixes like this in a day. I truly am glad to see the Triforce Chamber get a good ReMix. The "Kirbyness" of this makes me smile, and I actually enjoy the chipy-chirpy sound of this. Impressive and grin worthy.
Matt E. Waldman
on 2010-11-30 21:12:34
Oh mannnn. Oh man oh man oh man oh man oh MAN!
I am loving this. A LOT!
Once again, your electronic style fails to disappoint.
Martin Penwald
on 2010-11-28 13:45:02
halc delivers once again. It's really interesting to hear how he manages to combine chiptunes and crunchiness with a more modern sound, making it more than "just" a straight-up chiptune.
Nice work.
Nase
on 2010-11-19 11:43:21
Nase likes this.
Kadosho
on 2010-11-18 12:45:25
Now this is different, it feels more underwater (16bit style).
Yet more closely to an end credits version (always the best)
Plus I love how the song changes 1:12.. humming along ^_^
halc
on 2010-11-18 11:37:14
thanks everyone! glad you liked it :D
PROTO·DOME
on 2010-11-16 15:17:00
Gud. T'has lotsa noizes. Though, it does make your inner ear itchy. :/ Hehe, nah, I'm a huge fan of itchy ears. Love it.
Bahamut
on 2010-11-14 07:59:59
This is pretty nice - of course it's the standard halc chiptuneage, but taking on the iconic Zelda song in a little more of an upbeat fashion that's a tad reminiscent of Kakariko Village.
I don't think I have too much to add here except that it's quaint and relaxing. The chiptunes add a nice atmosphere to the song.
Level 99
on 2010-11-13 18:54:25
Hmm, it's definitely good, however it feels like there might even be a tad too MUCH of the snap crackle popness going on here. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it for sure, and the arrangement is quite good, but there's a few parts that make me wince a little bit because of the frequencies you're pushing hard on the high end. Besides that, really digging it, especially some of those C64/NES-style arp-chords.
Dark Vagabond
on 2010-11-13 16:19:38
There isn't a soul in here that would flinch if they heard this inside of a Kirby game, and that makes this song absolutely fantabulicious. O~yah
Joshua Morse
on 2010-11-13 08:36:57
I forgot how much I loved the source until I heard this. Loving the meld of the rice krispies crunch with the laid back vibe; not something you hear very often!
Proven Paradox
on 2010-11-13 06:56:54
Does this remind anyone else of Kirby: Canvas Curse? Or maybe I'm thinking Kirby's Dreamland 3? I'm definitely getting a hella "Kirby" feeling from this. I mean that as a compliment.
Overall, a pleasant listen, but in the long term it's just not my thing. I get the sense its appeal would decrease rapidly with multiple listens for me.