ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "They See Me Rolling"
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WHAT THE... I don't even... :) This odd & and rather zany collab from Chimpazilla, anterroir, & timaeus is certainly unexpected! Aside from the vocals, which almost remind me of Sprockets or Einar Örn from The Sugarcubes at times, the groove here has a neat little march going on, coupled with more traditional EDM drums. Kris writes:
"Hi there! This fun little song started out as an audition WIP I did for the OoT album project. Emunator and Theophany both liked it a lot, but they told me that others had already claimed the Goron track, so I just kept my WIP on hold for awhile. Quite a long while, actually.
Eventually, many months later (and after relentless nagging by me), anterroir acquired the two elements I had used when I wrote it: Omnisphere and Damage. So I sent him the file, just for fun, and luckily it inspired him. Together, we rearranged it and added some great new elements (much better drumming, those cool horns, fun new synth work, the trademark Goron melodic-metallic barking), and, of course, he recorded the hilarious vocals. (Those vocal effects were fun to do!) Then timaeus offered to add some additional glitching, extra drum effects and a few reverb tricks, which finished off the track to perfection.
So enjoy this silly little track, it was super fun to write. Who knew the big Gorons could be so groovy? Well... yeeeaaahhh... ;-D"
I certainly didn't; I can safely say this mix sounds like nothing else on the site, and even if it weren't a vocal track (which would be a lot less fun!) it would still be rather distinct. In my book, that's always a good thing - OA writes:
"oh god, this is too good. The sounds fit well together, and the vocal delivery feels very Devo-esque to me. The arrangement is solid, all the percussive elements are excellent, and while I think it's definitely a love-or-hate song, I am definitely in the love camp."
WillRock goes into a bit more detail:
"This is totally groovy. Percussion is completely BADASS :D
Ok, so looking at this... I can see what larry means about those vocals, but I actually like how you can almost envision it being sung by one of the gorons :D I think this will attract vocal hate dewds tho. Original vocal sections for me are also a bit of a no-no, but its pulled off fairly well here. Still, it lacks a bit of cohesiveness overall without the theme to bring it back to basics, and this throws the source usuage into question slightly. It checks out just about for me, but a little more source would have been preferable I think.
Still, for what it is, its fantastic, and totally wins on all levels. ROLLIN' ROLLIN' ROLLIN!"
Percussion is definitely a highlight - I really dig this sound and I'd like to hear a similar blend of drums on future arrangements. Ensemble brass swells & part-writing in general is also pretty swanky. As OA points out, this is gonna be the type of mix that either makes you grin from ear to ear or... doesn't. Of course "The Internet" is always quite vocal when it comes to vocal mixes, but for every hater there's usually someone who gets 'em, digs 'em, and whose world is bettered by 'em. I'm surprised that something that sounds like a modern EDM reinvention of The Sugarcubes ended up coming our way, and it's not particularly identifiable as originating from any of the artists involved, but to me doing something new, doing something different, and seeing where the ideas take you is an inextricable part of the creative process, and if you lose that, it's game over. Carefree, goofy stuff from chimp/ante/tim that still brings the craftsmanship to the party!
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