Posted 2015-09-22, evaluated by the judges panel

Another mix, another newcomer, as The_Wizard_Lakmir (Kyle Preston) provides an ethereal & suspenseful orchestral arrangement of 3 themes from Zelda: "Spirits' Theme," "Song of Storms," and "Requiem of Spirit."

"Thanks so much for taking the time to build and sustain such a fantastic resource and community of video game music lovers. Because of the site, I have discovered so much great music and so many immensely talented people.

Around 3-ish weeks ago, I submitted an orchestral Gauntlet remix and, after receiving some encouraging feedback on the forums from Chimpazilla, I wanted to submit my re-polished Zelda remix. I recently began playing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess again, and I was so moved when I heard the "Spirits' Theme" that I pushed myself to take an honest shot at performing it. I hope that I did the original justice. The song interweaves a few of my own themes as well as two themes from Ocarina of Time. I hope it satisfies the standards of the site."

First off, thanks for saying thanks - it really does mean a lot. Great arrangement, too; lovely weaving of themes + a very secretive sense of wonder being conveyed. The samples employed do show some weakspots here and there, and I think dynamics within notes (as opposed to between them) would have improved the clarity of some passages, especially when part-writing is layered. Larry writes:

"The string and woodwind samples were good, but they each had their brief moments where they strained for realism. Wasn't a big enough deal to timestamp, because it wasn't a big issue. Really wasn't feeling the mixing of the woodwind interplay from :49-1:05; the two parts were stepping on one another in the same frequency range. The string and light vox stuff at 1:05 was mixed much better. Other than those more minor criticisms, this was a straightforward but solid take on the Twilight Princess Light Spirit source, with the SoS and RoS cameos smoothly and tastefully woven in. Good job, Kyle!"

Ditto that; there's room for improvement in tweaking the dynamics and articulations of each part to maximize both emotion & realism, but the overall piece definitely conjures a specific atmosphere and very creatively employs auxiliary sources in doing so. Good use of tremolo on the strings @ 1'06" & good transition out of it, as well. A hearty welcome to Kyle, who debuts with a strong Zelda franchise mix that fans of the series should love!



Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2018-01-10 01:41:28

The sources really meshed together nicely with this gentle arrangement, and I certainly enjoyed hearing Song of Storms in a softer, lighter tone than I'm used. Easy on the ears and no major hang-ups makes this a very solid ReMix. Well done.

on 2015-12-20 16:07:46

It has a really melancholic feeling to it -- I can really picture somthing sad to this . The arrangement/orchestration is lovely. The samples could have been a little better, but man, that's a great arrangement. I will return to this one a few times! :)

on 2015-12-07 21:18:04

I never thought Windmill Hut could ever make me feel so relaxed and melancholic (ooh big word). To be honest this feels like it came out of Twilight Princess; you did a great job of capturing the style of Light Spirit's Message and transferring it to WMH and Requiem. Fantastic work!

on 2015-09-23 10:57:26

Calls to mind Nightwish's "Taikatalvi". Overall easy listening with a bit of heart-tug. I dig it.

on 2015-09-23 07:51:15

At 4:49 AM this feels like quite a gentle lullaby.

on 2015-09-22 11:48:04

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Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 2 Games)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo, 2006, WII)
Music by Asuka Hayazaki, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
"Light Spirit's Message"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Requiem of Spirit"
"Windmill Hut"

Tags (9)

Classical, Easy Listening
Solemn, Suspenseful
Harp, Orchestral, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds

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