Sign in to follow this  
djpretzel

OCR01020 - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening "Braving Tal Tal Heights"

Recommended Posts

Fastastic remix of my favorite theme from Link's Awakening. It managed to keep the heroic sound that drew me into the original (seriously, I used to go to Tal Tal Heights and rest with the speaker next to my ear...I weird like that...)

A fantastic song.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You too Myst?

I used to do precisely the same thing.

Anyways, this is not Disco Dan's best work, but still a good job. Be warned, trance-haters, this mix ends with a repetitive deconstruction, which is the only thing that really takes away from this track.

The synths could be better chosen and the ending a little more varied, but its worth a listen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a great remix of a great song. I am especially fond of the echo effect on the piano. But is it just me or is there a wrong note being played at the very beginning? Regardless this is a wonderful remix, Disco Dan is great at what he does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my favorite remixes on the site. It sounds, as somebody stated earlier, very heroic, especially when the violin makes its appearance.

Great job, Disco Dan :D

[sign me up with Chickenwarlord and Myst 1278, by the way; I'd stop playing just to listen to this song as well!]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done taking advantage of the piece's already upbeat tempo. GREAT patch choices, and I think one of the best parts of this re-mix is that it's LENGTHY! It's something I actually WANT to hear go on for a while!

Nice job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Say what... I cried, really did, while listening to that track ^^' You know, memories flowing back, but totally enhanced by the powerful feel of the music ! Awesome job, just to remember so much feelings in so few minutes. 10 out of 10 =)

(almost 9, for making me ruin a drawing with my tears, but they were priceless :mrgreen:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never played this game so I didn't think of actually listening to the track until I saw it featured in that column posted about the top ten tracks from the Zelda games. After listening to the sample of the original theme from the game I was intrigued and immediately looked in my library and found this remix and I digs it muchly.

Someone previously mentioned that the strings remind them of Bond, and I also am reminded of the stringed vixens.

Two thumbs up on this one!

EDIT: so much so that I made the first musical phrase of the melody my ringtone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tend to enjoy arrangements that employ unusual juxtapositions of instruments, and the violin used here adds a unique flavor that really contributes to the creativity of the piece.

Plus it sounds cool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this mix is old, but since I've been around OCR for 8 years now, this is def one of my favorite OC ReMixes ever on this site. In my opinion, Tal Tal Heights is the best track on the Link's Awakening album. Thumbs up. I just wish more of this type of material by Disco Dan!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Disco Dan continues to impress, and the banjo synth is a really weird choice that actually works out. The violin sample is showing it's age a little, but works in context, and the beats are nice a multidimensional. The breaks between melodic bursts are good for grooving, and give the song a bit of a chance to breathe.

Though there is a lot of mileage drawn out of that banjo chord progression arpeggio, I think the song works pretty well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This piece would have been PERFECT if it concluded at the 3-4 minute mark... the last 2 get pretty stale. For me, that staleness holds it back so much I am considering using Audacity to cut out a large portion of it for my own personal listening.

I've heard a lot mixes, and quite frankly....THAT INTRO... nothing comes close to that on the epic scale and overall sound quality, between the suspended cymbal kick-off, the reverbing piano, and the parallel 6ths of whatever-that-sample-is. I nearly wet my pants every time I hear it.

Edited by Haste2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to say that, yes, this remix is a bit repetitive, but after all, the original song is as well. However, this remix carries a lot of energy and it's one that I enjoy simply because of the structure of it. THe banjo adds to it because the orinal track seemed to hint at it as well as the beat. I have found myself as I work through some of my college classes, listening to this remix and enjoying it as I study because it doesn't really require quite a bit of focus and it's still manages to be full of energy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this