The soundtrack of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time contains many great tunes. Most of them have a classic, orchestral vibe.
On this tribute album I tried to capture the epic atmosphere of the game in a more “band style” version. So with a real drumkit instead of orchestral percussion, with an amplified bass guitar instead of a cello section, and lots of keyboard instruments.
The most classic songs are all there: the title theme, Kokiri Forest, Song of Storms, Lost Woods, Gerudo Valley and so on.
I hope you’ll enjoy the music!
“The Greatest Bits’ Tetris EP is something of musical genius. Its quick, its catchy and its beyond clever.” (new-reviews.co.uk)
Nice quote from the trailer of Ecstasy of Order, an upcoming documentary on the Classic Tetris World Championships: “It’s the only video game that can be described as perfect, right? Because… well, how would you improve it?”
I played Tetris on many consoles and home computers. The “classic” one is of course the Game Boy version; portable and addictive. Many, many hours of gaming accompanied by the Tetris themes, must have awakened an interest in classical music and Russian folk music.
The original Tetris game compositions are from traditional Russian songs and classical works by Bach and Tchaikovsky. These musical geniuses – in their times – probably never imagined their compositions being performed as Game Boy music by blipping 8-bit soundchips one day 🙂
Nor being remixed by a guy who happens to be a retrostyle video game music nerd that calls himself The Greatest Bits.
Check the Tetris EP out on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or Spotify. Alternatively you can visit the download page, and get the Tetris EP for free by giving a simple like, tweet or “plus one”.
As an extra bonus track, I made a relaxing dub remix version of the Tetris Game Boy A theme. It’s an exclusive and free mp3 download if you sign up for The Greatest Bits Video Game Music Newsletter.