ReMix:The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "Fragments of Gold" 2:26

By Beej

Arranging the music of one song...

"Dark World"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2002-09-28, evaluated by the judges panel

Neat. Compelling, funky electronica with a difference from OCR newcomer Beej. Fantastic work with fading amp envelopes, hard cuts, a flooring (literally - awesome) lead synth, explosive and very electronic drums, excellent panning + mixing, just the right length (doing the good ole' "octave jump for climax" trick towards the end that I'm one of the largest culprits of ^^) - this is accessible, well-produced stuff. It's certainly not dance or trance, so don't expect four-on-the-floor or something you could (easily at least) boogie to, but it's nevertheless quite groovy, has attitude and nuance reminiscent of some of AE's work, and is definitely not cookie-cutter. The style also works with the source material very fluidly and naturally. Fleeting, yet excellent - highly recommended.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2022-10-18 08:35:20

I can't believe I've been listening to this track for over 20 years now, such a classic!

on 2022-05-29 00:55:30

Interesting, I can hear this and almost think of it as Dark World but in the style of later nes, so maybe a Zelda 1 map modded with this mix would be cool, but aside from the quick end, not much else popped out at me that would make me dislike it. Decent enough for me to enjoy.

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on 2011-03-20 22:39:00

Ah yes, the classic 'Dark World' ReMix to which all others are compared to. This is hot stuff. Everything comes together very nicely with a unique sound that is definitely worth a repeat. Pay close attention to the programming. There is a LOT going on. The source tune already has great transitions, but it takes real talent to make those transitions in a new sound scape such as this, and beej has done it masterfully.

on 2010-11-07 07:06:27

It sounds like you mixed Mega Man and Zelda together! If i heard this playing mega man i would never know it wasn't game music.

on 2010-11-06 16:04:59

Yup, it's a cool track. It was one of my favorites when I had just found ocr, and is still a gem. (you should post in the remix' review thread next time, now the mods have to move it)

on 2010-11-06 15:25:16

what a gem. such a shame Beej has only posted one song. what i would give to hear his talents again.

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on 2010-04-19 20:14:26

I absolutely love this mix, and it stands as one of my favorites on the entire site. The synths are just perfect, and it has a wonderful techno style without all of the extreme repetition so prevalent in the genre. Short, sweet, and all around awesome. Also, the opening is boss.

on 2010-01-28 11:52:50

Short and sweet, with some cool adjustments to a classic theme. It doesn't really go outside of the box, but does a very respectable job of coloring in the lines.

The ending was weak, but the rest was very enjoyable. :-)

on 2009-10-27 09:50:59

Simplistic and unambitious, but definately a case of less is more. There is a very limited amount of straying in this, and there's positively no oomph factor anywhere to be found, but this has a certain something that makes me a fan. For one, the little amount of arrangement it provides comes in at very opportune, very wisely plotted moments to keep me satisfied. A 100% midi cover this is not. The alterations are never severe, but they kept me from getting grumpy, so that has to count for something.

I do think that this mix only starts to get really interesting in it's last thirty seconds, but hey, I like the basic approach, the less-is-more attitude and I'm actually really liking the synths used. An exercise in effecvtiveness vs restraint, and a rewarding one at that.

on 2009-09-25 01:15:26

this is one of my favorite remixes on the site - one of the few that really inspired me to get into remixing myself.

it's so good... i've always wished beej would come back with more.

on 2009-07-20 20:06:12

Can't believe I haven't commented on this yet. This is one of my favorite mixes on the site, and has been since I first heard it some 6 or 7 years ago. I would really like to hear some more of your stuff, if you have any.

on 2009-01-06 21:31:35

Woah! Really cool elements in there. My fav is the 8-bit sound that was something sounding like a guitar solo. Real retro but very nicely composed. Should be proud of this one.

on 2007-04-27 20:27:20

This is like, a perfect mix of Zelda and Sonic. I keep thinking, either, the best new track for the PSO Lobbies or like a Robotnik Palace. This is truly a mix to behold. Kind of like, my favorite mix.

on 2007-04-09 17:44:05

Incredible mix, and super enjoyable to listen to. Definitly one of the best darkworld mixes (plenty good ones).

I love the very beginning. ^_^

on 2007-04-08 23:28:38

This is a really enjoyable remix to the darkworld theme. But, besides the ending of course, I dont see how this is much different from the original, melody-wise. anyone wanna explain to me? (sorry, im definitely noob)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Dark World"

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Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short

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