Posted 2018-07-20, evaluated by the judges panel


Rozovian (Ad G) hits us with a Zelda medley that has some of the same chill tropical & Caribbean EDM vibe his preceding Monkey Island jam employed, focusing on Breath of the Wild:

"This new Zelda is amazing. And I don't use that word lightly. Without a Wii U of my own, I've been playing it whenever I visit my parents and brother, so, more accurately, I've been visiting my brother's Wii U.

"Windborne," because glider, and Rito, and stuff.

Sources:

  • zbotw - "main theme"
  • zww/zbotw - "dragon roost island" / "rito village"
  • zww - "the legendary hero"
  • zbotw - "link's memories"

Not sure if the main theme counts as a valid source, since I don't know if the track as such appears in the game itself. Haven't beaten the game yet. I've been exploring. Elements of it appear in other tracks, and the whole thing is apparently included in the credits track. In any case, it contains some of the coolest Zelda melodies in a long time. So I used those."

Of course, some VGM fans were puzzled a bit by the infrequency of strong BGM themes during gameplay, but what's there is damn good, and I think a different approach made sense given the open world setting, etc. I'm still (slowly!) playing the game myself, and I'm a big fan; short of the perfection some ascribed it, but still a modern classic in my mind, and still impressive that they were able to co-develop it for two systems & processor architectures. I dig the longer-form EDM + vaguely Caribbean vibe Ad has going on lately - I wouldn't have thought to blend Zelda melodies into a piece that relies so much on the chromatic/kettle percussion element, juxtaposed against a more electronic beat, but it's chill & it works well. Judges weren't sold on the piano re: humanization & blend, but were otherwise feelin' it; DragonAvenger writes:

"Great transitions between the themes for sure. Source choices are natural and the instruments aside from the piano in the middle fit nicely together. Digging this overall."

Liontamer adds:

"Nice beat at :17, and I'm really digging the transformative take on the BotW main theme."

Like I said, it's not what I'd consider an obvious direction to take these melodies - the aesthetic was more obvious with Monkey Island, and I think Ad may have inspired *himself* a bit ;) - but that makes it refreshing, relaxing, & unexpected. All good things!

djpretzel

Discussion

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Uffe von Lauterbach
on 2018-07-22 12:32:48

A bit upbeat from the original source. It still retained its mellow feel, though. The only thing missing here is a cold glass of tea and a nice breeze.

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Liontamer
on 2018-07-20 10:14:49

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (6 Songs, 3 Games)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017, WIIU)
Music by Hajime Wakai, Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata
Songs:
"Field (Day)"
"Main Theme"
"Recovered Memory"
"Rito Village"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Dark World"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2003, GCN)
Music by Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
Songs:
"The Legendary Hero"

Tags (9)


Genre:
EDM, New Age
Mood:
Chill, Energetic
Instrumentation:
Chromatic Percussion, Piano, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Medley
Regional > Carribean

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Breath_of_the_Wild_Windborne_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
9,924,784 bytes
MD5:
ceb255efac2be6e2390bcf76fbbc6ea6
Bitrate:
217Kbps
Duration:
6:03

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