ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess "The Other Side"
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- Game: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo, 2006, WII)
- ReMixer(s): The_Wizard_Lakmir
- Composer(s): Asuka Hayazaki, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
- Song(s): "Light Spirit's Message", "Requiem of Spirit", "Windmill Hut"
- Posted: 2015-09-22, evaluated by the judges
- Terms (BETA): classical easy-listening harp orchestral piano solemn strings suspenseful woodwinds
Another mix, another newcomer, as The_Wizard_Lakmir (Kyle Preston) provides an ethereal & suspenseful orchestral arrangement of 3 themes from Zelda: "Spirits' Theme," "Song of Storms," and "Requiem of Spirit."
"Thanks so much for taking the time to build and sustain such a fantastic resource and community of video game music lovers. Because of the site, I have discovered so much great music and so many immensely talented people.
Around 3-ish weeks ago, I submitted an orchestral Gauntlet remix and, after receiving some encouraging feedback on the forums from Chimpazilla, I wanted to submit my re-polished Zelda remix. I recently began playing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess again, and I was so moved when I heard the "Spirits' Theme" that I pushed myself to take an honest shot at performing it. I hope that I did the original justice. The song interweaves a few of my own themes as well as two themes from Ocarina of Time. I hope it satisfies the standards of the site."
First off, thanks for saying thanks - it really does mean a lot. Great arrangement, too; lovely weaving of themes + a very secretive sense of wonder being conveyed. The samples employed do show some weakspots here and there, and I think dynamics within notes (as opposed to between them) would have improved the clarity of some passages, especially when part-writing is layered. Larry writes:
"The string and woodwind samples were good, but they each had their brief moments where they strained for realism. Wasn't a big enough deal to timestamp, because it wasn't a big issue. Really wasn't feeling the mixing of the woodwind interplay from :49-1:05; the two parts were stepping on one another in the same frequency range. The string and light vox stuff at 1:05 was mixed much better. Other than those more minor criticisms, this was a straightforward but solid take on the Twilight Princess Light Spirit source, with the SoS and RoS cameos smoothly and tastefully woven in. Good job, Kyle!"
Ditto that; there's room for improvement in tweaking the dynamics and articulations of each part to maximize both emotion & realism, but the overall piece definitely conjures a specific atmosphere and very creatively employs auxiliary sources in doing so. Good use of tremolo on the strings @ 1'06" & good transition out of it, as well. A hearty welcome to Kyle, who debuts with a strong Zelda franchise mix that fans of the series should love!