Ashgad

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  1. Very nice. The intro reminds me of a certain song at the end of Mother 3; definitely not a bad thing.
  2. Wow. I've been listening to these tracks off and on for the past few days, and I love 'em. My hat's off to everyone who contributed to the project, especially darkesword for organizing the project and for his great write-up on the game itself. I haven't played KA in over a decade, so this was a near-fatal attack of nostalgic glee. I gotta link these to my sister... Kirby's Adventure was one of the two console games she ever loved. Thanks again, and I can't wait to see the contributors' next mixes.
  3. Irresistable. A good, if somewhat elementary, intro leads into a straight-out awesome sfx section. Then it's piano time. Mmm. I could listen to this track all day. That's saying a lot; I must've listened to this theme for about a million hours by now. Another great track from McVaffe.
  4. Wow. This is my favorite videogame song ever, and you've done a great job preserving and expanding upon its spirit in this track. God, I love piano ReMixes. Thank you for sharing this great interpretation with us, BogusRed.
  5. Great work, Disco Dan. I don't much feel like writing up a laundry list of its merits, so I'll just skip to the end and say that this is a great take on a great theme. I still can't believe we got this and McVaffe's new piece of awesomeness on the same day! This has got to be the all-time best update for Zelda fans.
  6. Excellent work, Mr. Baranowsky. Very mellow, though there's just enough edge there to remind you what you're listening to. It's still a theme that'd slit its momma's throat for a nickel. Love that whistling synth in the background. Gets me all nostalgic over here.
  7. Awesome! At first, I thought this was just a novel interpretation of the dark world theme. Cool samples, excellent arrangement, etc. Like djp said, it made Zelda sound like Zeal. Neat. But then... then the volume dropped and the credits theme kicked in. I confess that I got a little misty-eyed over here. This is probably my all-time favorite piece of videogame music, and it did my cold, withered heart good to finally see it on OCR. Classic McVaffe piano paired with those phat beatz the kids are so fond of today. It just doesn't get much better than that. The track's been looping ever since. Thanks for submitting this, McVaffe. While I'm at it... thanks for creating such a great site, djp. I know I'll get around to downloading the rest of the tracks that were posted today, but I don't think I've quite heard my fill of this one yet.
  8. Now I'm not a big fan of Soule's original work (gasp), but this is very nice. All of the specific compliments I'd pay it have been given a dozen times by now in this thread: the rich sound, the deep understanding of how each instrument should sound, the general excellence of the arrangement in general, etc. However, I must say that the brass lines in this track are very weak; virtually every time one of them is even audible, there's an over-strong drum-and-string line covering it up. Other than that, no complaints.
  9. Wow. I really can't say enough good things about this. I've only recently finished playing Zelda 2 (Zelda Collector's Edition + Hori digital controller = awesomeness, btw), and this track has been looping for several hours tonight. That mellow organ-and-accordian groove-- against all the odds-- fits so well with that peculiar, adventurous feel of the game. For someone who's still got Darknuts and Eagle Knights bouncing through their head, this track is absolutely priceless. It's a must-have track for Zelda 2 fans of both the long-suffering and the recently converted varieties.
  10. Hey, this is great. Love the combination of Wind Waker music with Pirates of the Caribbean feel. Keep up the good work, and remember: every time a new Zelda mix is posted to OCR, an angel gets its wings.
  11. Excellent work on what may be the finest orchestral remix on the site. In my opinion, of course. The samples are pretty good, but the sheer quality of the arrangement is where it's at: soft, subtly beautiful segments help to accentuate crescendos and climaxes that are neither garish nor overly simplistic. The little touches, like the hint of the opening theme at ~2:20, really seal the deal. This song evokes that Super Metroid feeling perfectly for me. And yet, I'm definitely seeing shades of Hans Zimmer here. I like this a lot, and I hope you'll do some more arrangements in this style .
  12. Holy crap! This song rules-- it has a great combination of chip tones and more conventional techno synths. Gives me a great old school vibe. The drum work is just awesome. Love the way McV puts those ambient rain sounds to work, too. I just wish I'd downloaded this track sooner .
  13. This is probably my very favorite song on the site. The arrangement and performance are both simply amazing. Who would've guessed that Megaman would sound so good in piano? And so natural? I've been known to leave this playing for hours on end. And you know what? It still sounds awesome. Great work, McVaffe.
  14. I think "infectious" is the best word to describe this mix. But then, "awesome" would suffice as well. Either way, I love it . Just can't seem to keep my toe from tapping while it's playing...