ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'Hoy, Small Fry!'
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- Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2003, GCN)
- ReMixer(s): HyperDuck SoundWorks
- Composer(s): Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
- Song(s): 'Kakariko Village', 'Ocean', 'Title', 'Zelda's Theme'
- Posted: 2011-11-22, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on 25YEARLEGEND: A Legend of Zelda Indie Game Composer Tribute
Got time for a lovely Wind Waker folk serenade/jam? Make time! Hyperduck Soundworks writes:
"We tried to keep somewhat faithful to the original style of Wind Waker, which was the initial aim for the remix medley, with the introduction beginning at the main menu of Wind Waker, out in the sea! We threw in some elements of other pieces which we loved. I think if we hadn't have caught ourselves on, we'd still be putting pieces into it, so many to choose from! We made this with a Red5 RV10 condenser, Cubase Studio 5, and seagulls. And wind chimes! And a boomerang."
I've heard getting seagulls to cooperate in the studio can be a real drag - they'll just poop on your Neve & start chewing your acoustic insulation the second you leave the room. Perhaps the boomerang proved a potent disincentive to such tomfoolery, but whatever the case, the mix warmly embraces Celtic-ish, folk underpinnings, reminding me a little of Mr. Taucer's Kirby mix from days of yore. With the (lyricless) singing toward the conclusion and the swaying, acoustic sense of celebration & comfort, this mix just plain makes you feel good, put simply. It avoids medleyitis by not trying to use each theme as a distinct, fully articulate section, but instead incorporates them thoughtfully into a single musical "ex
"You guys could have written the music for WindWaker better then the original composer! Am I allowed to say that!? This was one incredible remix. I almost felt as if I would float away listening to this track!"
You're actually NOT allowed to say that, Roger; your license to communicate has been revoked ;) Arranging is different from composing, but yeah... I certainly wouldn't complain if this mix showed up in-game, that's for damn sure. Beautiful, celebratory... almost conjures the upbeat pageantry of a Wes Anderson film, for me. The weather outside is crap today, but I'm smiling, and it's because of this mix, which adds its optimism, character & soul to the whole of 25YEARLEGEND.
SO! We don't do remixes often, but I figured you guys might like this, since it has the same heart and sound (somewhat) that the Hoy Small Fry remix had. Anyway! Little bit of new music, and wonderful material that we got to remix. Enjoy!
- HyperDuckChris on September 4, 2013
- WesternZypher on April 29, 2013
I sadly haven't played the game before (no Gamecube/Wii) but a lot of the original music is still familiar to me. There is something about this mix that always brings a smile to my face whenever it comes up on my iPod. The choir helps that in a big way, bringing a cheerful, almost innocent nature whenever it enters. I also really dig the flute (possibly ocarina?) treatment of the melody throughout. It lends a more organic feel to the music and makes it feel as if Link is sitting on deck playing the tune.
- The_Kruzdawg on January 25, 2013
- Fun on August 16, 2012
This is absolutely stunning! It is absolutely impossible to listen to this without a big goofy grin, and I keep finding myself swaying back and forth to the music without even realizing it.
- Geoffrey Taucer on August 15, 2012
- kelvingreen on April 21, 2012
- Book on December 28, 2011
- ryankeeton on December 27, 2011
- OA on December 12, 2011
All that to say that it's really impressive how you guys took it and made it into more of an upbeat happy-go-lucky kind of thing, and did so really, really well! Really enjoying it. :)
- Ando on December 2, 2011
Big man hugs from Ireland.
- HyperDuckChris on December 1, 2011
- progressive on November 30, 2011
- Bahamut on November 24, 2011
Edit: sorry iPhone auto correct is silly.
- HyperDuckChris on November 24, 2011
Perhaps you guys were inspired by this video? There are a lot of structural similarities, particularly the use of some instruments and vocals. Comes with the territory I guess. Good stuff either way.
- SwordBreaker on November 24, 2011