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.



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SubNormal J3
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.

reference to:

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)

on 2007-03-28 20:59:52

This song is really great - I love it! It's really cool and has a great beat! Keep it up!

on 2007-03-28 19:29:01

This is like sonic and zelda mixed together. A feat thought impossible, surely you have shown that the 2 are mixable. Great work.

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 > Duration: Short

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