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Arranging the music of one song...

"Clock Town - Day 1"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, 2000, N64), music by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi

Posted 2012-12-22, evaluated by djpretzel


...and we're STILL here!! It's funny how each successive NON-APOCALYPSE does absolutely nothing to dissuade the next group from insisting, with fevered certainty, that THEIR apocalypse is gonna be legit. The doomsday learning curve is rather flat :) At any rate, it is indeed the dawn of a new day, and many of you are already enjoying the Majora's Mask album Theophany released yesterday. If not, well, you probably should be - his work is excellent, his love for the game apparent, and there's a tonal consistency afforded by a primarily solo album that makes the whole experience quite the slick package. Apparently Jason's been super busy since we didn't get a chance to get mix comments from him, or a heads-up regarding the album itself, but it's enjoyed a pretty smashing viral success which is well-deserved, and the timing was certainly spot-on. So's the music, as this highlight arrangement featuring XPRTNovice (told you we'd be hearing more from him) clearly displays. Reminding me of HyperDuck SoundWorks equally resplendent Wind Waker ReMix in terms of tone and also some ambient sound FX, this acoustic jam features a wind lead, acoustic guitar strumming, beautiful strings, and numerous ambient elements to create an atmosphere that's celebratory and folksy and all sorts of good. I'm glad we're all still here, and I'm glad we can appreciate that fact with some excellent Majora tunage - check out www.terriblefate.com for more!

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Vaizar
on 2015-12-30 01:34:11

This mix feels very cinematic, as if it could be in a movie; this is probably due to the realistic background noises which provide a nice touch. Having an actual ocarina playing makes it feel even more real and unique. I really like the closing trumpet as well. Going from peaceful to exciting to joyful, I honestly can't describe the mix better than just beautiful.

Life is good and we should enjoy it; this mix serves to remind us that every dawn of a new day is special.

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Tuosev
on 2014-09-05 04:44:23

Funny story, thought I'd share it. I was taking a walk to do some heavy thinking and to relax on a beautiful Summer day, listening to the perfect song for the occasion, (of course I mean this mix), when I heard kids laughing in the background. I looked around casually to find the source, but I was alone. A few seconds later, I heard it again. Embarassingly, for most of the portion of the song that had those sounds in it, I continued to look for children. It wasn't until I removed my headphones that I realized the truth. On a different note, if Nintendo were to officially release a Majoras Mask movie (I can dream, can't I?), Theophany would udisputedly be the best choice for a soundtrack composer. The ending bit of "Time's End," the final song in his album, with a little tweaking, sounds remarkably like a movie trailer.

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Crulex
on 2013-09-04 11:03:29

The voices and overall joyous atmosphere of this ReMix makes it almost sound like a nice festival in a seaside town of sorts. Great song for an early morning "get up and go!" when you need it. Gotta love folksy stuff that can make bad days a little better.

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OutSpoken
on 2013-04-20 18:36:33

This is beautiful. Wonderful atmosphere, great ambiance, intimate and also expansive. I hope I get around to doing a write up of this one day. Fantastic work.

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genius11433
on 2013-01-11 16:02:01

This is a wonderful track. Just the thing to keep you going and remind you on gray days that life always goes on.

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eponarider1
on 2013-01-09 18:26:10

except it's on the album... it's called clocktown and is track 4...

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XPRTNovice
on 2013-01-07 09:29:05

I wanted to tell this story because I think it's funny. After finishing my contributions to this, Theophany emailed me and said "Hey, tell your wife I said thanks for all the help with the vocals."

I said "No, man. It was just me."

:lol:

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buh6173
on 2013-01-05 00:18:22

Zelda's Lullaby was also in here, so it should be included in the original music section.

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OpSceleriVerbrechen
on 2012-12-25 21:41:49

To me I think this song would fit perfectly right after the final track of Theophany's album.

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Thrull
on 2012-12-24 19:34:02

Beautiful. I'm so happy to see this game get its own album. One of my favorites!

Rest of the album is great too, but I especially recommend "Lover's Mask". Reminds me of David Nyman's piano/violin work. Awesome!

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Karrde
on 2012-12-24 03:03:19

As usual, I don't come out very often unless something really catches my ear. This is absolutely gorgeous. Getting a very strong traditional Irish vibe from this without the standard Irish tropes in some respects. (I love Irish music, this is refreshing). It's been a while since I've found a mix so engrossing. It has a very nice, deep energy to it.

*edit*

Also, listening to the album right now. Great stuff.

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Nonamer
on 2012-12-23 19:12:17

This is how I wanted to Remix Clock town. Thank you for giving me one less thing to do.

Oh yeah the song's awesome too!

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WesternZypher
on 2012-12-23 13:03:05

*deep breath of fresh morning air*

play this at Dawn,

greet the sun, go out there

and SAVE THE WORLD

(again)!

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Swifthom
on 2012-12-23 12:37:53

Haven't had time to listen to the album yet but this song is beautiful.

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Geoffrey Taucer
on 2012-12-23 07:24:39

AAAAAAAh, this is lovely

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, 2000, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
Songs:
"Clock Town - Day 1"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Folk
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Sound FX, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:
Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Majora's_Mask_Dawn_of_a_New_Day_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
12,236,495 bytes
MD5:
267a323b71bc912e916d0ee39c11c448
Bitrate:
238Kbps
Duration:
6:47

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