Argle (Adam Kirby) hits us with the second of his Wind Waker mixes, following his symphonic anthem from last month up with an upbeat "Outset" hip-hop instrumental featuring chiptune & turntable elements:
"Crusty hip hop track with lots of 'trons and other moldy, old sounds."
As a fan of stinky cheese like gorgonzola, I can only say: delicious. I recently learned that the Chamberlin was the precursor to the Mellotron. I think I knew that at *some* point, but had forgotten. Interesting backstory. Upbeat & generally pretty plucky, this mix is pretty straightforward but does an excellent job capturing the intended texture/atmosphere; Chimpazilla writes:
"It all sounds fresh and fun. Some of the sounds are indeed cheesy but in such a good way. The scratches are terrific. I like the unique chord ideas you've used, nice personalization. Nice gating at 2:45! Very upbeat take on a great source."
"What a cute little arrangement. The original song is pretty happy and you kept that same spirit, while providing a fairly different take on it. The intro and outro didn't change the mood for me; they were kind of quirky and fit the style. Not much to say, but I really enjoyed it!"
Last but never least, not that we're doing any sort of comparative evaluation of judge quotes anyways, Nutritious offers:
"I've heard a few tracks from Argle now and I still feel like I haven't nailed down his personal style. Perhaps a jack of all trades mixer? He certainly seems to be proficient in mulitple genres :) This is a fun, upbeaty mix. Beat is crisp. Overall production is solid. The little variations and effects on the transitions are a very nice touch."
Ditto on the mix AND mixer comments; these two Wind Waker mixes are both great in their own distinct way, and taken as a one-two punch of Argle, illustrate some potent creativity & stylistic diversity. Fun, amiable arrangement from Argle that does a great job giving "Outset Island" a light & old-school makeover!
on 2017-10-17 17:42:59
on 2017-10-14 17:55:47
I have listened to this more times this week than I care to count. It's just so catchy! Very well done.
on 2017-10-05 00:31:19
It's a real treat listening to this--so bouncy and upbeat. It's going straight to my fave remix playlist!
on 2017-09-28 11:51:41
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2003, GCN)
Music by Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
- "Outset Island"
- EDM, Hip Hop
- Energetic, Happy
- Chromatic Percussion, Electronic, Synth, Trumpet, Turntable
- Effects > Lo-Fi
- 5,023,380 bytes
- Size: 5,023,380 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 2ef0ba8156d7a2eff62958ba036e74b6
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