Posted 2019-12-17, evaluated by Liontamer

While Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed was directed/conceptualized by DaMonz & WillRock, who ALSO put Mirror Image together, it ended up being far less of an EDM joint than its predecessor, running more of a stylistic gamut & allowing for ambient, haunting, conceptual pieces like this medley gem from Rebecca E. Tripp:

"Abyssal Reverie" means "highly suggestible state." It implies a kind of trance-like mode of consciousness, somewhere between sleep and wakefulness. In this miniature medley, which is in part a revised "new age" excerpt from my "Link's Awakening Epic Orchestral Medley," I wanted to convey such modes of consciousness via sound. The music is, therefore, mysterious, playful, strange, and at times unsettling, not unlike a dream.

I chose themes that I felt were reminiscent of classical stories about mermaids, sirens, faeries, and other magical (usually, though not always) feminine apparitions of illusion and beauty. I think on one level Link's Awakening is a story about a mind being momentarily led astray, and then eventually finding its way back into consciousness. It's a story of a hapless dreamer discovering transcendent "truth" in the midst of fiction. For this reason, I chose to "wake" the dreamer at the end, by resolving most (though not all) of the "tension.""

Very free-association, stream-of-consciousness, dreamlike structure, moving from theme to theme amidst a sea of sustained choral notes, rise-fall arpeggious, and a glistening, deep soundscape. As Rebecca says, this is mysterious and even borders on sinister/unsettling at points, but ultimately delivers a vignette of related, hypnotic feels. While she often employs a similar instrumentation palette, I feel like her arrangements and production have continued branching out, and this piece eschews verse-chorus for something more exploratory & uncertain. Compelling stuff which ended up adding a specific vibe to Songs of the Sirens, deepening its bench & widening its vision. Great work!



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on 2019-12-18 13:07:00

I like the potential of this folksy remix but I think it could've benefited from a crescendo at some point. It just seems to kinda meander but not really go anywhere all that interesting

on 2019-12-11 03:43:37

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Sources Arranged (5 Songs)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo, 1993, GB)
Music by Kozue Ishikawa, Minako Hamano
"Dream Shrine"
"Faerie Spring"
"Get Heart"
"Siren's Instrument Fanfare"

Tags (10)

Impressionist, New Age
Mellow, Mystical
Bells, Choir, Harp, Vibraphone, Woodwinds
Arrangement > Medley

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Published 2019-09-20
By OverClocked ReMix


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