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chill clarinet dark edm electronic oboe orchestral sound-fx spooky suspenseful symphonic trap violin woodwinds
Arranging the music of 3 songs...

"Hyrule Castle", "Hyrule Field", "Swamp Palace"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 2013, 3DS), music by Koji Kondo, Ryo Nagamatsu

Posted 2017-07-31, evaluated by Gario


Our FIRST EVAR ReMix of A Link Between Worlds comes courtesy Chimpazilla (Kristina Scheps), who offers up a moody, dark, & suspenseful arrangement of the "Swamp Palace" theme in a blend of symphonic & EDM, with some trap elements to round things out:

"Hey, guys! I recently finished my third playthrough of Link Between Worlds, and I'm completely obsessed with the Swamp Palace theme. This theme combines a very sweet sine bell lead and somber piano with some awesome out-of-tune backing kettle bells, a filter-moving synth arp, and eerie atmosphere: a perfect song to listen to while losing all hope. My desire was to remix this theme with an even higher creep factor, but with a bit of groove as well. This is my first attempt at anything trap-like, and the trap is more accent than main genre, as the song is generally an orchestral/electro hybrid. We could call this orches-trap, should we be so inclined. I hope the track makes you feel as gloomy as I intended!"

Source use:

  • 0:06-0:41 - "Swamp Palace" (arp only)
  • 0:41-1:49 - "Swamp Palace"
  • 1:49-2:17 - "Hyrule Castle"
  • 2:17-2:44 - "Hyrule Field" and "Hyrule Castle," played as melody and countermelody
  • 2:44-3:12 - "Swamp Palace"
  • 3:12-3:39 - "Swamp Palace" (melody interpreted)
  • 3:39-4:00 - "Swamp Palace"

Achievement unlocked: gloominess++! I wish I had time these days for a FIRST playthrough of most games :) I dig how Kristina works in oboe and clarinet, here, and overall how the orchestral elements blend with the electronic/ambient - the former isn't about authenticity/realism as much as atmosphere, and the resulting juxtaposition gets under your skin in all the right ways. Gario writes:

"Very solid arrangement, clean production and some powerful drum work. I'm personally happy that Link Between Worlds is getting some first time love, as it DOES have a solid stand alone track. Not enough 3DS music on OCR, so this'll help alleviate that greatly. Nice work!"

Not enough DS music, either :) I'll echo Greg that it's great to see this game represented on OCR, and I'm not surprised that Kris beat everyone to the punch given her affection for it & the series in general. This double mixpost is a little manic-depressive, since Greg's uplifting SMRPG is followed by C-zilla's Gloomy McGloomface hybrid Zelda, but hey... this way we've got both sides covered. Atmospheric, unique stuff from Chimpazilla which illustrates some of the branching out she's been doing and achieves a specific, overcast, & quietly unsettling groove. Check it out!

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Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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lemnlime
on 2017-08-12 16:26:23

A worthy LoZ remix. Well done!

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Liontamer
on 2017-07-31 14:18:43

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Sources Arranged (3 Songs)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 2013, 3DS)
Music by Koji Kondo, Ryo Nagamatsu
Songs:
"Hyrule Castle"
"Hyrule Field"
"Swamp Palace"

Tags (14)


Genre:
EDM, Symphonic, Trap
Mood:
Chill, Dark, Spooky, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Clarinet, Electronic, Oboe, Orchestral, Sound FX, Violin, Woodwinds
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_Between_Worlds_Watery_Castle_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
7,522,770 bytes
MD5:
f7b4a7cbe1a41f29e889892f368d708f
Bitrate:
237Kbps
Duration:
4:11

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