Posted 2016-02-14, evaluated by the judges panel

Happy V-day! Regardless of your sentiments about this love-it-or-hate-it holiday, we think you'll adore this smoky, misty, 6'02" rock ballad arrangement of Wind Waker's "Ocean" theme from newcomer MasterGi (Giorgio Pomili):

"Hi! My real name is Giorgio and I'm from Italy. This is the first track that I send to OC ReMix! It is a cover of one of my favourite video games song of all the times: "The Great Sea" from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. This cover is in a classic slow rock and roll ballad style! I have to thank in particular a YouTube musician, boozinwalsh, because I've taken the inspiration for this arrangement from his cover of this song. I hope that my arrangement will be accepted. Bye!"

First off, I always love to see submissions from all over the world... it's one of the most rewarding aspects of running OCR. Giorgio makes a sweet & memorable debut here by channeling a specific type of sound - it's not JUST a rock ballad, it's got an earnest simplicity & tenderness to it that reminds me of "Sleep Walk" by Santo & Johnny, "Earth Angel", or even some of the Velvet Underground's ballads. It's not about flamboyant technique or whiz-bang arranging, but about each note of each phrase lingering those crucial microseconds in space/time, achieving a floating, intimate atmosphere. Chimpazilla nails it:

"Oh my goodness... I never would have expected to hear this upbeat 4/4 source slowed down to a dreamy 6/8 ballad. The source tune plays over and over, but with subtle melody variations and the additional padding that comes in, it never really repeats. I like the bassline writing. I personally would have liked even more elements, but the simplicity is working for me. This is simple yet elegant."

Emunator adds:

"Really though, this is a very immersive arrangement that builds at a near-glacial pace but continues to subtly introduce new riffs and variations. It's easy to get lost in the vibe. Production, humanization, and overall musicality are firing on all cylinders here. If it were me, I would have trimmed a minute or two off the track to make it more succinct, but the overlong arrangement really doesn't counteract all of the other wonderful things you brought to the table."

In keeping with the occasion, I'd say the pacing & repetition are both rather romantic; great stuff from MasterGi, who puts a time-traveling, emotive spin on a timeless classic!



Latest 9 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2019-01-09 12:47:21

Funny how DJP mentioned Earth Angel, because I definitely got a 50's BTTF school dance vibes from this while listening to it. It's slow and smooth with enough reverb to allow each note to feel like a floating dream. So much heartfelt sentiment to be gleamed from this, if you're looking for something pretty, relaxing and romantic, I'd certainly recommend this.

on 2016-02-28 19:22:10

What a unique spin on this timeless classic. Relaxing, soothing, and makes me want to slow dance? I'll be taking a copy of this to play the next time date night comes around :D

on 2016-02-19 22:58:40

Man....I wanna try and review this, but @Vaizar said practically everything I thought while listening to this track.

Basically, if you're looking for something to relax to, download this track right now.

on 2016-02-17 00:16:42

Beautiful. Slow, relaxing, and chill, this feels like the perfect way to end off a tiring day with a dance on a boat in the middle of the calm, serene ocean, ready to face the next big thing. Going to be listening to this one a lot.

Venom Fighter X
on 2016-02-16 14:14:57

Very cool remix, a fresh take on a good piece.

on 2016-02-16 12:45:34

I can imagine gamer couples slow dancing to this :D

on 2016-02-15 19:23:47

Getting some Sigur Rós vibes. Love it!

on 2016-02-15 00:26:43

That was a fine remix, perfect for waking up this morning. Love the overall atmosphere. Nice job! :)

on 2016-02-12 13:03:44

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo , 2003, GCN)
Music by Hajime Wakai,Kenta Nagata,Koji Kondo,Toru Minegishi

Tags (9)

Electric Guitar,Organ,Piano
Time > 6/8 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

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