ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "Dark World's Prophet" 3:07


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 2019-06-27, evaluated by Liontamer

GLASYS (Gil Assayas) makes his OCR debut with a sweet chillstep take on "Dark World" that features some premium & appropriately named kit:

"My cover of the "Dark World" theme from A Link to the Past. This cover was recorded entirely using only one synth (Sequential Prophet X) and one reverb pedal that is actually named "Dark World" (by Chase Bliss Audio). The name of the pedal and its awesome dark tones inspired the cover!

A video for this cover produced by John Thompson (Ballooga Media) is available on YouTube.

Huge thanks to Koji Kondo and Nintendo for the amazing tunes that have inspired me my whole life. Thank you!"

First off, make sure you check that music video. Secondly, if you do, and you're any sort of gearhead, you have to appreciate the power & diversity of what the Prophet X is capable of - hybrid synth loaded up with 8Dio samples, basically. I was curious how well that concept could work, but this mix makes a pretty compelling argument; very neat to hear higher-quality orchestral elements and modern synth textures all emanating from the same workstation. Of course, even the most expensive & shiniest tools still need competent drivers, and Gil's poured some nice creativity into this track, especially with the frozen reverb @ 1'36" and some of the subsequent harmonic variations on the progression. Of course, a reverb pedal named "Dark World" was crying out for a mix of this source, but beyond being a slick showcase for both products, it's also a damn good mix with an ice cold aesthetic. Larry writes:

"Welcome to Gil, and be sure to check out the great music video he put together, which also inspired the mix's title on OCR. The way this shifts and undulates is cool as hell; check out the transitions at :42, 1:04, 1:36, 2:11, and the final change in tempo at 2:46, for example. Another great example of dynamic contrast throughout an arrangement in large part due to constantly evolving textures. Never a dull moment here! I hope Gil continues to send in more of his VGM arrangements; they're extremely stylish and worth your time! :-)"

Excellent debut, great to be featuring Gil's work on OCR & I'd love to hear/see more, too! Enjoy.



Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2019-07-05 13:57:30

Okokokokok..... that was fantastic. Good lord, if you have a good bass on your system, it is GREAT. Bravo to GLASYS.

on 2019-06-29 04:57:37

I instantly hear the GLASYS style in this. Very consistent sound from him! #Keyscape #Omnisphere

on 2019-06-26 15:48:47

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Dark World"

Tags (8)

Downtempo, Trap
Chill, Dark
Electronic, Orchestral, Piano, Synth

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