Posted 2019-09-23, evaluated by Liontamer


Today marks the 130th (!) birthday of Nintendo, and we've got more from the JUST RELEASED album Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed - specifically, PROTO·DOME (Blake Troise) hits us with a plucky, funky, jazzy chip-prog take on "Mabe Village":

"So, the Mabe Village theme is great -- one of my favourites -- but it's really short. There was a lot of extrapolating to do, hence the 7/4 prog-jazz nonsense. Here's a cool tip I learned while writing this: if you play the Lydian scale of the home key over a 9sus4 on the fifth (in this case, F# Lydian over C#13sus4, heard at 3:46), it sounds damn cool!"

It's got all the playfulness & chip/retro textures you'd expect & hope for in something from Blake, with an extra helping of theory & experimentation to stretch out the source and provide for 4+ minutes of sublime fusion. Album co-director WillRock writes:

"Blake is one of those people who constantly delivers, and as expected, he brought his signature jazzy chiptune stylings to the iconic "Mabe Village" track. However, this one goes a step further than the typical PROTO·DOME offering, throwing in progressive arrangement ideas, including an awesome 7/4 section, and some really creative change-ups, and even has an extended slowed down outro right when you think the track has finished.

This has everything that makes a PROTO·DOME track great, but pushes things up by a level by taking things in unique and cool directions. Great stuff."

Plenty of curveballs & creative transitions/variation make this a hot one for arrangement and theory buffs, but it's still accessible, enjoyable, funky, & chock full o' character. Enjoy it responsibly, and enjoy the whole album too!

djpretzel

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Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Phonetic Hero
on 2019-09-30 20:06:47

What the hell man, this is too good

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Bowlerhat
on 2019-09-24 16:27:28

This is soooooo good :o :o . I love it!!

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lemnlime
on 2019-09-23 23:25:18

A total pleasure to listen to. Thanks for making this so good!

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timaeus222
on 2019-09-23 21:04:39

Leave it to PROTODOME to be this slick!

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Liontamer
on 2019-09-23 07:29:54

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo, 1993, GB)
Music by Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano
Songs:
"Mabe Village"

Tags (13)


Genre:
Funk, Fusion, Jazz
Mood:
Energetic, Funky, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electric Piano, Sound FX, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > 7/4 Time Signature
Time > Time Signature: Variable

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Link's_Awakening_Mah_Boi_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,900,089 bytes
MD5:
faed25e4c5a193be483981e66f908751
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
4:02
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Published 2019-09-20
By OverClocked ReMix
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