Posted 2019-09-26, evaluated by Liontamer
A couple more gems from Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed to round out the week, starting with this 8+ minute prog-chip rock medley opus from album co-director DaMonz (Emery Monzerol), with performances by Trainbeat on guitar & DaMomz (Christine) on cello:
"First of all, I want to say that this remix was in no small part made possible by my recent purchase of the Modern & Massive library from GetGood Drums. The drums have been very central in my creation process for a large portion of the arrangement, and having that powerful sound right out of the box definitely enabled things that I don't think I could have done without that library.
Although, even with such a great asset, this remix was one of the most difficult tracks I've ever made (if not *the* most difficult). There was a lot of doubt, a lot of struggle to find ideas, a lot of reworking and overhauling. Making this was a huge battle... which is quite fitting, considering the nature of the track. :)
In the end though, everything made sense when I got the beautiful cello recordings from my mother Christine, and when Trainbeat sent me the amazing, rocking guitar tracks. I'm extremely grateful for their help on this monster track. The end result is ridiculously better than it would have been without them."
What can I say? Emery had a vision for this track, and he nailed it.... drums do indeed have more presence, realism, & impact, and sound fantastic paired with chip, guitar, & myriad other textures. As for the arrangement, it's a beast, leaning on that sonic arsenal to take the listener on a sonic journey through many of the game's classic themes, in a fever dream of fat licks, smooth grooves, & proggy chips. Larry Oji writes:
"Emery having his mom and stepdad collab with him once again makes this a great Zelda family affair. I'm always in the mood for something progressive, so I liked the way Emery structured things for this medley. Just listen, for example, to the gorgeous performance and production on Christine's cello at 3:58, followed by a seamless escalation of the tension with Sébastien's guitar at 4:24, then back to Emery going even more aggressive and frenetic at 4:40 with his synth soloing. Thanks to DaMonz for pushing his own artistic limits to deliver a forceful and fun ride through so many classic Link's Awakening themes. There's a ton to love here! :-)"
What he said; Songs of the Sirens has more than one badass mega-medley up its sleeves, and Emery proves it... with style. Awesome!
on 2019-09-27 03:22:45
MY MAN!! This is SO sick dude, such a great remix. You killed it on the arrangement, and your collaborators really took it to the next level. Love this track man!
on 2019-09-25 00:05:42
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Sources Arranged (8 Songs)
- Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo, 1993, GB)
Music by Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano
- "Ballad of the Wind Fish"
"Koholint Island Disappears"
"Level 1 - Tail Cave"
"Shadows Battle Victory"
"Wind Fish's Egg"
- Fusion, Progressive Rock
- Aggressive, Energetic, Epic, Suspenseful
- Cello, Chiptune, Electric Guitar, Synth
- Arrangement > Medley
Origin > Collaboration
Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Variable
- 13,925,166 bytes
- Size: 13,925,166 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: a2151deba2c4221b5e6ea9d1239b42e9
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