ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask "Dawn of a New Dream" 3:20

By Radiowar

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acoustic-guitar ambient ballad bells electric-piano mellow piano
Arranging the music of one song...

"Tatl & Tael"

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

Posted 2016-07-06, evaluated by djpretzel


We end now with "Dawn of a New Dream" from Radiowar (Alex H.), who takes Majora's Mask in a peaceful, folk/ambient ballad direction, with lovely acoustic guitar, distant glockenspiel, intimate electric piano, a very subtle running percussive shaker, and ambient sound FX that contribute to a slumbering, dreamy atmosphere. Larry writes:

"On some level, there's almost always a sense of disconnect when adapting a VGM theme into a lullaby. Yet, when you hear "Tatl & Tael," Radiowar's slowed down version sounds like the most organic and natural approach possible. In what was yet another contributor's display of their artistic range, Alex remained structurally faithful to the source tune while giving it a heavenly, delicate, and calming transformation. By going the minimalist route, every single sound employed here - and the space that it takes up - matters. My hats off to Alex for this beautiful piece; every moment drifts and settles like intricately woven musical fabric."

Very well said; we tend to focus either on the expressive aspects of a ReMix or on its technical elements, but rarely (with fairly good reason) do we focus on its utility... in this case, since it happens to be on the "Sleepytime" disc of an album intended for little ones, it's worth mentioning that in my opinion, this is probably the most effective sleep-inducing track on the album - which is in every way a compliment! It's still interesting, well-constructed, interpretive, expressive... all the things we look for, in other words... but it's ALSO one-stop shopping for cryin' babies, insomniac adults, and everyone in between who wants to get some shut-eye. Alex has always had an excellent feel for the positioning of different elements in the foreground vs. the background, and that knack is put to good use here to create a deep soundscape that's simultaneously warm, close, & comforting while also hinting at a larger, expansive environment just waiting to be explored... sweet dreams!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Xosgni
on 2016-07-08 14:14:42

A very enjoyable mix of an unduly-overlooked theme.

Liontamer
on 2016-06-29 00:28:10

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, 2000, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
Songs:
"Tatl & Tael"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Ambient, Ballad
Mood:
Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Bells, Electric Piano, Piano
Additional:

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Legend_of_Zelda_Majora's_Mask_Dawn_of_a_New_Dream_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,100,693 bytes
MD5:
efd6e70d0fc225384738d5744e9c782d
Bitrate:
201Kbps
Duration:
3:20
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