Posted 2016-04-07, evaluated by djpretzel
Criminally funky & reprehensibly creative ReMixer Nostalvania continues his onslaught of amazing arrangements, this time setting his sights on the ever-popular "Dark World" theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, turning the funky knob all the way up to 11, pulling the groovy time signature lever repeatedly, and offering up a delicious & nutritious jazz/funk take on the classic source:
"Hello, everyone, it's me again with another submission. I always wanted to remix "Dark World," and I always thought that it would fit into a 7/8 rhythm (and I was right). I think it's not really necessary, but I'll give you a source breakdown anyway because I want to talk a bit about the arrangement.
- 0:00-0:27 - Piano intro, C part of source
- 0:27-0:41 - Intro chords (7/8)
- 0:41-1:08 - A (2x)
- 1:08-1:24 - B in 4/4
- 1:25-1:31 - Intro chords, back to 7/8
- 1:32-1:45 - C (7/8 divided into 3 + 4 instead of 4 + 3)
- 1:46-2:14 - E-bass solo
- 2:14-2:29 - B (4/4)
- 2:30-2:44 - C (7/8)
- 2:44-2:52 - Melody of A played by bass
- 2:52-2:58 - Bass fill
- 2:58-3:12 - Intro chords played by organ (outro)
- 3:12-3:26 - Organ solo, variation of intro chords in piano comping (bass goes crazy)
- 3:26-3:33 - Ending
Yeah, as you can hear the remix is in a jazz/funk style with a Hammond-like organ as the lead instrument and acoustic piano comping. I didn't do much in terms of reharmonizing, although I added some sus4 chords and tritone substitutions in the B section, as well as a little turnaround always at the end of the C section. By the way, I've had a lot of fun writing the bass part, hehe."
Crazy stuff; nice panning/rotary on the organ, so it has a lot of stereo motion to it, and production is generally crisp & clean overall, but it's the arrangement/performance that stands out the most - being a more familiar source that also has a good amount of meat to it, I think folks will appreciate the myriad rhythmic shifts and changeups Markus has thrown in; he's taken something originally epic & made it a lot sassier, while still retaining the core. Emunator writes:
"Wow, this is GROOVY. Markus' technical prowess always shines through in his remixes, but something about this one particular makes me feel like he really let loose and decided to have some fun. The bones of the track are well-assembled, but the way the organ and bass dances nimbly around the rest of the instrumentation is just downright exciting. It's those limber solos and lead melodies that make this shine."
What he said; fully delivers on the concept of doing this theme in a jazz/funk style with mixed signatures, and lays down some mean organ licks in the process. Somewhere, Neskvartetten are smiling :)
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
- "Dark World"
- Funk, Jazz
- Chill, Energetic, Jazzy
- Organ, Piano
- Arrangement > Quartet
Time > Time Signature: Variable
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- MD5 Checksum: b23705be18a04f56609a3152130095f8
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