I've often felt that the battle music of the Legend of Zelda series in general has been missing out some love, so I was excited to see this one! I think that there times when your higher frequency instruments run a little shrill or too loud (trumpet, flute/clarinets on some high notes), maybe take a look at that.
That said, I like the journey of this. Perhaps I'm just a sucker for the battle themes of Twilight Princess, but I liked how you broke up the battle themes with some slightly more joyous themes. It keeps the mood from becoming redundant. Enjoyable progression, pretty tight orchestral elements (at least by a layman's standards.) I'd say this is a pretty great work with potential for world domination. Or something like that.
Here's a track that deserves more love! Your mix, too. I mean, can you really go wrong in taking Kirby music and making it even more sugar-happy-bouncing-all-over-the-place? I would subjectively submit that the answer is no. That said, I enjoy the relatively simple design of this mix: nigh-on frenetic synthiness, the piano that is there just enough to be noticed, and as you set out to do, pretty clean percussion. I don't think this is too far from the source: you could even go further if desired. It's just long enough for me to run out of energy tapping my foot and bobbing my head along to it. I say you, good work on this!
I entered this contest recently where you had to compose a tune that is under 2 minutes.
You know those LOTR, "hot elf woman showers under waterfall in the middle of a forest" type of scenes that are just about mandatory in fantasy?
That's the idea.
Yep! Totally got it now! Thanks!
And whoa, I'm popular contributor of the month! How'd that happen?! XD
Also, just saw the pre-trailer WIP from Jose and it looks AMAZING. Fans will be completely stoked after watching this trailer!