Posted 2018-01-31, evaluated by the judges panel

Rebecca E. Tripp is already off to a stellar 2018 with another featured mix, following up her FF6 "Terra" ReMix with this suspenseful, dark, & even somewhat spooky intimate orchestral take on "Swamp Palace" from A Link Between Worlds:

"This is my cover of the Swamp Palace theme from Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The original tune was composed by Ryo Nagamatsu. This is the track that plays in the water-themed dungeon. Personally, I think this was one of the very best songs in ALBW - a game which definitely has some of the best game music, period!

My goal was to emphasize the mystical aspects of the original. It's mostly orchestral instruments, apart from a Javanese percussion instrument. As usual, I gave this piece a few more layers. :3 I hope you like it."

Gario sensed the same inspiration/likeness I did:

"Ah, I'm glad to see A Link Between Worlds getting more OCR love lately - it really does have a great standalone soundtrack. This arrangement takes a rather creepy, ambient source and arranges it in a more playful manner - it almost sounds like something Danny Elfman would write for the game with the gentle choir and glockenspiel sprinkled in there. The orchestration is great, as usual, and for the most part the instruments are humanized well."

Chimpazilla, who submitted our first featured ReMix of the game, adds:

"I adore all the wonderfully dissonant harmonies you added to this source, you gave it extra creepiness while keeping it completely recognizable. I love it!"

Creepiness++ ;) This lurks and modulates in interesting ways, weaves a tapestry of solo winds, bells, harp, piano, & choral elements, and creates an atmosphere of both wonder & unease. At 3'28" it's a shorter piece from Rebecca, but it sets a stage and explores it effectively - enjoy, and stay tuned for more!



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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

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

Tags (14)

Classical, New Age
Dark, Spooky, Suspenseful
Bassoon, Bells, Choir, Clarinet, Harp, Oboe, Orchestral, Piano, Woodwinds

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