ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "Time of Courage" 3:55

By AeroZ

Arranging the music of 5 songs from 3 games (view all)...

"Church", "Overworld", "Princess Zelda's Rescue", "Tal Tal Heights", "Title BGM"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2018-09-25, evaluated by Liontamer


Epic chip-anthem EDM take on several classic Zelda tunes from the non-chalant AeroZ (Sebastian Freij):

"It's not my best work and I don't really have time to edit it right now, but I guess it isn't that bad."

Games:

  • Link's Awakening
  • Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Zelda II: Adventure of Link

Breakdown:

  • 0.14 - "Tal Tal Mountains"
  • 0.48 - "Zelda's Lullaby" in minor countermelody
  • 1.26 - Zelda theme variation
  • 1.43 - "Sanctuary" - A Link to the Past
  • 2.10 - Zelda 2 intro variations
  • 2.51 - "Zelda's Lullaby"
  • 3.21 - Zelda theme variation

Seb's "isn't that bad" is a lot of people's "pretty damn good" - this might not have the timbral depth/performance of his pieces that incorporate live cello, but it's an energetic & inspirational weaving together of some of the more heroic/courageous themes from the series. Larry Oji quites Nin:

"Rock! A little muddy, IMO, but still clicking on all cylinders. Even while being pretty upbeat, this has a very foreboding and challenging feeling throughout, so the title of this is perfect. Nice work, Seb!

As Anaïs Nin said, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage," and an important component of courage is fear. Whatever gives you anxiety in life, acknowledge that fear, raise your sword, and start swinging. Today is your time of courage."

Motivational. Inspirational. Even slightly gravitational. Having read Oh, the Places You'll Go! a dozen times to my daughters, I'll quote some Seuss that seems relevant:

"And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl."

Replace Hakken-Kraks with Dodongos or Darknuts and you've got it ;) AeroZ does a good job channeling an "heroic legend" vibe and layers plenty of synths with modulated levels of reverb for an expansive, maximalist aesthetic. Old gold is still gold; would love to hear some new work from Sebastian, but this holds up, has the right energy/momentum, and should resonate with many. Enjoy!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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ad.mixx
on 2018-09-29 16:39:14

I love me some AeroZ. You make really good music dude! No exception here.

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seabass
on 2018-09-25 16:43:20

this is really good! I love the ambiance of the the synth. Great work!

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Liontamer
on 2018-09-21 12:59:16

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Sources Arranged (5 Songs, 3 Games)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Church"
"Overworld"
"Princess Zelda's Rescue"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo, 1993, GB)
Music by Kazumi Totaka, Koji Kondo, Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano
Songs:
"Tal Tal Heights"
Additional Game:
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, 1987, NES)
Music by Akito Nakatsuka
Songs:
"Title BGM"

Tags (7)


Genre:
EDM
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Time > 3/4 Time Signature
Time > 4/4 Time Signature

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_Time_of_Courage_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,729,566 bytes
MD5:
03931388f6c264eb9ca262d549685671
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:55

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