ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Storm Force Seven"
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The water keeps rising as the FLOOD CONTINUES! Next up we've got Nostalvania (Markus) who spices up his piano chops with some funk/fusion action while putting his own decidedly syncopated take on "Windmill Hut" aka "Song of Storms":
"Aren't there already like 5000 OoT remixes on OCR? Probably yes, but here's another one, ha ha! This is my take on the Song of Storms theme. Stylistically, it's jazz/funk in a 7/8 time signature (man, I love 7/8, can't get enough of it, I dunno why, maybe because I'm odd?). The arrangement is very piano-centric (like all of my stuff, lol). The acoustic piano takes the lead and plays the melody. After that, the e-piano plays a solo followed by another piano solo. The remix is rather short but sweet and intense, energetic and groovy. Did I mention that there is a piano solo? Happy judging!
P.S. I was *not* drunk while writing this."
This is the type of arrangement I would really enjoy writing myself if I were a bit more competent :) And here HE is joking about sobriety! Drunk or not, this is the bee's knees, and manages to take a source that always seems quite serious & dramatic and make it get down with its funky self. Chimpazilla concurs:
"Can Markus write anything bad? I submit that he can not! Markus really rocks the odd time signatures, and I love the name of this track based on the 7/8 groove. I really think Markus should be working in a fancy jazz club somewhere instead of submitting all his gems to OCR, but whatever. ;-) Great soloing here, the piano tone is really good. I love the organ backing. Starting at 1:20 things get quite liberal, but the chord progressions from the source are present enough of the time to tie things together. The track is super cohesive, VERY groovy, mixed very well. Another super rendition of my all-time favorite source tune. I wish it were longer though, the ending is quite abrupt and just comes too damn soon... but I'm over it."
Two minutes and 12 seconds in heaven is still better than one minute in heaven... and in this case, heaven is a decidedly hip & happening place. Great stuff from Markus, as always, but it seems like he perhaps had a lil bit more fun than usual this time, while still bringing the musicality in spades!
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