Posted 2021-07-12, evaluated by the judges panel


This is the final mixpost from the three mixes Zas sent back in 2012, from the seemingly still in progress Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Seven Years. Posting these has been like opening a time capsule, in a sense, since many of the judges who weighed in nine years ago aren't staff any more; the music itself is rather timeless in its eccentricity, mixed instrumentation, and blend of acoustic/sampled elements. For this third featured selection, Zas blends playful chromatic percussion, sound FX, plucked string elements, hand drums, woodwinds, and some lo-fi/retro brass (sounds like it's being run through a speaker simulation almost), for a quirky global jazz/folk meditation on "Goron City" - Vig was one of the more critical judges, back in the day, but he was feeling it:

"Wow. Excellent job at creating a space for your track to live in. Sounds very live but still clean. Very loose and gritty. Never gets boring, but it doesn't demand your attention either. I feel like this would be the Goron's equivalent of the Star Wars cantina band. Very well done."

Palpable adds:

"Wow, this is everything but the kitchen sink in one song, and yet it still ties together pretty nicely. Kudos. No real production problems either. I wouldn't have minded hearing more reverb, but there's nothing keeping this from passing."

I think the kitchen sink *might* actually be in there, too ;) I love the way Zas incorporates brass, and I love the retro/phonograph application to lend a certain 1920's style vibe. That's just one portion, though - most of the arrangement leans more on an eclectic mix of chromatic & non-chromatic percussion, and I love the myriad attack transients on display, along with the zany FX. Feels like it's a blend of African, South American, and New Orleans influences, but ultimately... it's "Zas," a genre unto itself which I've been pysched to finally feature more of in 2021. Enjoy!

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Mr. Hu
on 2021-07-15 11:11:22

I read the title as Lil Goron and was expecting a reggae jam, hah. I really dig Zas' deliberately hodgepodge style of stitching these songs together, almost like a patchwork quilt. I'd like to hear his finished OoT album one day.

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Geoffrey Taucer
on 2021-07-13 13:25:59

This is excellent!

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Liontamer
on 2021-07-12 13:53:29
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Goron City"

Tags (15)


Genre:
Experimental, Folk, Jazz
Mood:
Happy, Jazzy, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Brass, Chromatic Percussion, Hand Drums, Sound FX, Woodwinds
Additional:
Effects > Lo-Fi
Regional > African
Regional > South American

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time_I_Can't_Go_On_(I'll_Goron)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,641,114 bytes
MD5:
d3d02c34facf5bc367a86258cccf6de9
Bitrate:
230Kbps
Duration:
3:48

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