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!
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, 2000, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
- "Tatl & Tael"
- Ambient, Ballad
- Acoustic Guitar, Bells, Electric Piano, Piano
- 5,100,693 bytes
- Size: 5,100,693 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: efd6e70d0fc225384738d5744e9c782d
Right-click one of the mirror links below and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As"!!
Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download. Use the tracker below and scroll for more information, or visit http://bt.ocremix.org directly, and please don't forget to help us seed!!
Follow OC ReMix on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Don't miss the latest ReMixes, albums and news!Follow @ocremix
Page generated Thu, 25 May 2017 20:09:18 +0000 in 0.045 seconds
All compositions, arrangements, images, and trademarks are copyright their
respective owners. Original content is copyright OverClocked ReMix, LLC. For information on RSS and
and the FAQ available there for information about the
site's history, features, and policies. Contact David W.
Lloyd (djpretzel), webmaster, with feedback or questions not answered there.