Posted 2019-05-28, evaluated by Gario
"Hey, there! I should have submitted this a long time ago, but better late that never! :) This is my contribution to the "Mirror Image" album.
This track was very tricky for me. The music for the Dark World has a lot of significance to me, and I wanted to make absolutely sure I did it justice… which is why I ended up restarting my ReMix from scratch multiple times. I tried doing something with a very high intensity, but then I thought that had already been done quite enough, and I wanted my take to be different. So, I tried a few different slow-paced approaches, which turned out to be quite boring (to me, at least). And then, as I was listening to some Vulfpeck, I was struck with the idea of making a funky take with particular attention to the bassline. After that moment, the floodgates were completely lifted, and the track almost made itself on its own. I just had to follow the flow. I had lots of fun making this, and I hope it will live up to the assuredly high expectations of such an acclaimed source track!"
Virtually anything that follows the statement "...as I was listening to some Vulfpeck..." is *bound* to be good, right? And this is great: high energy, some funkdafied & tweaked up solo work, a lovely little muted bass guitar bit, and a take on a classic theme that aims for swing & sass instead of epic bombast or brooding mystery. Gario sums it up well:
"Goodness, there can't be too many Link to the Past Dark World remixes, in my opinion - it's just such a great track. The way this handles the material is quite delicious, to boot - aside from the 9-bit goodness that he's shown he's a master of in the past, he handles the rhythms of the source in a way that just pop out at you. Special shout-out to the bass at 2:38: the way it varies in order to accompany the otherwise straight build is absolutely gorgeous. Another great track from an otherwise amazing album - great work!"
Agreed; everything's sweet, but the syncopation is indeed the star, and makes the whole thing rather a wonderful ride. As a side note, Emery has been instrumental in taking over as lead developer for our custom music visualizer, so I tried to make the sure the YouTube video for this (and all future Mirror Image featured mixes) did his work justice. Superb, funky work that makes "Dark World" a pretty damn fun world & earns its place along the other amazing tracks on the album!
on 2019-05-29 14:57:12
on 2019-05-29 02:57:45
Great drums and awesome slinkiness of the lead (cool undertones in that, too!) on top. Groovy as gravy. Or something. Maybe syrup.
on 2019-05-29 00:43:37
I was jamming the whole time, major props! Definitely up to your usual standards, maybe even one of your best works yet.
on 2019-05-24 06:03:26
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo
Music by Koji Kondo
- "Dark World"
- Electric Guitar,Electronic,Synth
- 6,701,128 bytes
- Size: 6,701,128 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: c98da727891a325913908944c6d7e31b
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