Newcomer Outset Initiative (Zeke Fenelon) debuts with an intimate, Celtic/folk arrangement of "Dragon Roost Island" that features acoustic guitar & flute leads and accompaniment that builds nicely over time:
"Imagine a yearly nighttime festival in honor of the almighty dragon; dancing, bonfires, heroic stories, etc. :)"
Neat; certain samples stand out as more realistic than others, but the articulations/flourishes on the wind lead go a long way towards establishing an atmosphere. We don't hear too many accelerandos in general, especially towards the end of an arrangement, so that was an interesting & appreciated touch, too! Emunator writes:
"Very evocative... the submission comments were quite brief, but your vision translated beautifully into the remix and the concept feels like a natural addition to the Zelda universe lore. Starting off with more traditional folk instrumentation and building up to a fuller orchestra gives your arrangement a nice dynamic curve and adds to the drama. The instrumentation is noticeably sampled, but a lot of care was put into utilizing your sample libraries in a believable way that still conveys an emotive, human performance. As much as I would love to hear a rendition of this with an actual live flute and guitar, the work you've done here is more than enough to fulfill your artistic vision.
This kind of conceptual mix is something I'd really love to see more of around here, great stuff!"
Wes has been spot-on with his decisions lately, leaving me little to add :) Some judges had more production concerns than others, so things weren't unanimous, but ultimately the presiding sentiment was that the arrangement was creative & transformative and that the production issues were thus compensated for. Quoth DragonAvenger:
"I can mostly see the issues that the No's are bringing up but I don't think they bring the track below the bar for me. The arrangement is emotive and personalized and overall has a great concept that really brings it together."
Pretty much; transporting stuff from Zeke that first & foremost succeeds in creating the atmosphere he asks us to imagine in his submission email - welcome abord, hope to hear more!
on 2016-05-22 18:15:02
Feels totally right after browsing through Aivazovsky's artwork (seascapes/ships). I would love to hear more atmosphere-oriented orchestral music like this; now that I think of it, this mix has a very strong FFXI vibe, which is awesome. Very good mix,
on 2016-05-16 11:51:49
This is very pretty. I love the flute writing with all the tiny flourishments that make it seem more real and emotional. I'm definitely not an orchestra expert but most samples seemed very believable and well programmed.
As a negative, the arrangement is a tad repetitive but it's so pretty that it's hard to be bothered by that.
on 2016-05-10 12:35:49
What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
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
- "Dragon Roost Island"
- Folk, New Age
- Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds
- Regional > Celtic
- 6,388,271 bytes
- Size: 6,388,271 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: cf306807ed293863b8456e9161bc78f1
Right-click one of the mirror links above and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As"!!
Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download. Use the tracker below and scroll for more information, or visit http://bt.ocremix.org directly, and please don't forget to help us seed!!
Follow OC ReMix on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Don't miss the latest ReMixes, albums and news!Follow @ocremix
Page generated Wed, 27 May 2020 22:16:49 +0000 in 0.0247 seconds
All compositions, arrangements, images, and trademarks are copyright their
respective owners. Original content is copyright OverClocked ReMix, LLC. For information on RSS and
and the FAQ available there for information about the
site's history, features, and policies. Contact David W.
Lloyd (djpretzel), webmaster, with feedback or questions not answered there.