Posted 2019-10-21, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer Danilo Ciaffi opens the week with a dramatic, stirring symphonic take on "Midna's Lament," with live oboe from collaborator Medllix:

"This track has been an itch of mine for quite a while. It is very emotional and sweet, but also epic and moving. I aimed at a more cinematic vibe, still preserving the original mood. I wanted to keep all the flavors and it was an absolute pleasure to have Medllix performing oboe for it. Huge thanks to Medllix! Check her out at http://youtube.com/medllix for more woodwind goodness! She gave the piece much more life I could have ever done on my own.

A lot of effort went in this arrangement. I was really afraid to take on this piece because so many people did it. I'm happy I could give something special to it. :) Hope you like it!"

Sir_NutS writes:

"Yep this is pretty dope. Short and sweet, with complex orchestration and solid, believable performances. MW noted this but the only section I felt the sequencing getting a bit exposed was around the second minute. But overall pretty good, enjoyable and overall original adaptation."

I dug the stage-forward, booming percussion, and Medllix's oboe livens the arrangement & elevates the sampled instrumentation surrounding it; good stuff. Judges were unanimous, but most decisions did have some specific criticisms; Chimpazilla adds:

"I love this theme so much (remixed it myself). This is a lovely, dynamic and interesting interpretation. The instruments are sequenced well enough, although everything feels just a tad dry and in some areas the track feels hot (possible overcompression or very close to it). Still, it is very nice."

Brass takes a backseat to strings here, and strings are somewhat secondary to woodwinds, although pizzicato bass is dominant. On top of that you've got piano w/ delay, harp, and a smattering of woodwinds, and everything blends well & conveys emotional/narrative development. Good stuff from Danilo & Medllix; beautiful theme from a beautiful soundtrack, and they've crafted a unique, emotive interpretation!

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Souperion
on 2019-11-10 21:26:47

Exquisite. Forceful grandeur tempered by delicate passion, this piece conveys many forms of lamenting in its concise span. A lovely progression that leaves one emotionally exhausted. Very well done.

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Liontamer
on 2019-10-18 10:20:27

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo, 2006, WII)
Music by Asuka Hayazaki, Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi
Songs:
"Midna's Lament"

Tags (11)


Genre:
Classical, Symphonic
Mood:
Epic, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Harp, Oboe, Orchestral, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:
Production > Live Instruments

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Twilight_Princess_The_Princess_and_the_Wolf_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,235,732 bytes
MD5:
ea9a8911e606f97d4ee2108117abe5bb
Bitrate:
211Kbps
Duration:
3:15

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