Posted 2000-10-23, evaluated by djpretzel


Can you say AMBIENT? Good . . . y'all betta like ambient, too, because that's what veteran AmIEviL delivers with this short excursion into the waters of Hyrule, his take on the 'Sound of Time' Ocarina theme. If you close your eyes, you can actually picture yourself there, with your trusty steed, and the wind blowing through your hair . . . or maybe not. Regardless, this mix is fairly unique in that it is heavily atmospheric, takes a simple theme and adds to it sonically in interesting ways, and doesn't rely on percussion to do this. I for one really like the direction AmIEviL is going, with his more recent ReMixes exploring very deep, processed, cavernous environments and utilizing reverb and echo to great success.

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Crulex
on 2014-08-09 12:38:42

Actually pretty good for a short ambient piece. SFX of rain in the back was a great addition for this type of arrangement. The themes come in just enough to give you that melody and nostalgia, but other than that, it's light and airy, which is nice. Only real complaints here is that it's short and the abrupt ending. I just don't like quick endings like that. Other than that, one of the better AmIEvil ReMixes, I'd say.

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dANGER boy
on 2011-12-13 20:06:19

One of my favorite Zelda64 ReMixes and definitely one of the best out there. Ambient, soothing, perfect.

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DarkSim
on 2010-12-17 17:55:06

Holy shit... I'm confused. Am I playing Zelda or Oblivion here?! Seriously, I could be walking the hills of Cyrodiil here - the plucked strings especially evoke memories of Oblivion, as does the ambient style and overall instrumentation. It's just crazy to me that with such a strong familiarity with the Zelda tunes I get more recollection of playing Oblivion when I listen to this than I do Zelda. That's not a bad thing at all though - especially since this ReMix came out long before Oblivion did.

Also: needs to be longer, what's that for an ending?, blablabla

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-14 04:42:59

Ahh. I always go back to this one. It a very good interpretation of the Ocarina of Time atmosphere. I don't no what else to say.

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djcrono_
on 2010-10-26 22:24:24

Interesting mix. Wish it was longer.

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lonewalker
on 2010-10-06 03:20:50

I had visited this site a long long time ago, maybe 8 years ago, give or take a year...and downloaded everything AmIEvil had created at that time, and loved every song this artist had created. I was so glad to see that AmIEvil was still on this website because my only copy of his (or her?) songs was destroyed. This is my absolute favorite song by AmIEvil and I definitely agree that it is way too short, I really wanted to more...and I honestly thought I remembered there being more. Still this song was a song I remembered about to this day, and was able to track it down to download it again. (The only thing that stopped me before was remembering the artist or where I got it from until I just remembered now). However, I was very shocked and disappointed that the only new song for this artist was the Super Mario 3 song...I just wish AmIEvil would make more Zelda songs, because this one was just that great!

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Sarad_Thamia
on 2010-09-04 19:11:02

Song of Storms is my fav Ocarina song and this remix does it justice. My only complaint is that it is so short for such and awesome song. I actually managed to use my Windows Movie Maker to lengthen it a bit by looping a section of the song.

This is one of the most peaceful, relaxing songs that I have in my collection. I think I am going to go listen to it now. ;-)

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a_d
on 2010-03-05 20:09:20

Please, sir, can I have some more?

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tzvibish
on 2010-01-26 16:50:43

I must say, this has got some very interesting rhythmic oddities without there even being any percussion.

Towards the end, where the Song of Storms is played, AmIEvil makes a pretty ballsy decision to stick to the 4/4 ambient relaxation instead of going to the very obvious and forthright 3/4 waltz that the Song Of Storms really is. I mean, that song epitomizes "waltz". It's about as un-subtle of a 3/4 as you're going to get.

Bravo for pulling that off and sounding good doing it!

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OA
on 2009-12-08 11:21:36

I love how most of AmIEviL's early tracks all included his name in the mix title. Definitely lets people know in no uncertain terms who made the track. :

This track specifically doesn't sound especially evil though; i'd say more pensive and reflective, though the length is way short for a medley. The sounds are good, and I dig the rainsounds, but i needz moar progression!

Definitely a good looped track, it's way relaxing, but falls a bit short of it's potential.

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Diehard Trojan Von Nut
on 2009-02-06 16:36:06

do i hear nocturne of shadow faintly?

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a_d
on 2008-12-09 00:02:58

This does an excellent job of submersing the listener into an atmospheric soundscape. Definitely has a different spirit than the source tune (the guy cranking his music box in the windmill with a carnival feel)

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Lucentas
on 2008-12-06 14:39:28

I totally dig the ambient water sounds, this is a very relaxing and atmospheric piece.

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WillRock
on 2008-10-14 13:34:58

This is awesome, but its a little short. (replays :D)

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Hum4n After All
on 2005-10-19 02:39:50

Just what I needed to hear. Since it rained last night. Was beautiful with the rain. Good form.

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Sources Arranged (3 Songs)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Bolero of Fire"
"Temple of Time"
"Windmill Hut"

Tags (18)


Genre:
Classical
Mood:
Chill, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Bells, Brass, Clarinet, Hand Drums, Harp, Marimba, Orchestral, Sound FX, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:
Arrangement > Medley
Production > Live Instruments
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow
Usage > Meditation

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time_River_of_Time_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,396,253 bytes
MD5:
54b611705c687cf0dd131e826606130f
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:24

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