The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess Music

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 After the record-breaking success of the 1998 Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the series was never quite the same. While the introduction of three dimensional graphics breathed new life into an already wildly successful series, a combination of an unpleasable fanbase and intense pressure for sequels to live up to Ocarina of Time led the series in an odd direction. None of the later games were by any means bad — you’ll quickly find that entries such as The Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask each have their own staunch defenders — Nintendo was at a loss when it came to finding a sequel that would please everyone.

The Legend of Zelda The Twilight Princess MusicThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess hit shelves in late 2006 for both the Wii and the Nintendo Gamecube, and the response was immediately positive. For the first time since Ocarina’s release, fans around the globe were universally pleased with a Zelda game. And this is partially due to its excellent soundtrack.

Composed in a collaborative effort by Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and series regular Koji Kondo, the Twilight Princess soundtrack features a more complex, mature tone to match its darker themes and subject matter. For the first time, the music here actually rivals that of Ocarina of Time.

Highlights include Ilia’s theme, a soft, mildly bittersweet tune to reflect the personality of Link’s dear childhood friend, and Midna’s Lament, a moody and melancholic piano piece that relays the intensity of Midna’s pain as she struggles to cling to life. The battle themes are also some of the best (and most unique) in the series. Each subsequent theme builds on the last, growing steadily more erratic and nightmarish as Zant slowly succumbs to madness.

The Zelda series may have had its ups and downs, but the music has always been the cream of the crop in terms of quality. It is no different with the multilayered Twilight Princess soundtrack.

Listen to my the Legend of Zelda – The Twilight Princess Music tribute on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play Music and Amazon MP3

 

8-Bit NES Top 50

I’ve been working on this project for quite a while and it’s ready to see the daylight now…

It’s my personal music Top 50 from the Nintendo Entertainment System! I know there are a lot of debates on which song is the best NES song of all time, etc, but I wanted to make a Grand Tribute to the Golden NES era.

All compositions are originally from the late 80’s / early 90’s and are performed in a new way, with real drums and acoustic instruments, combined with the classic chiptune sounds we all love.

I hope this will be an album that you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it. Just something you can put on your speakers or headphones anytime you feel like it: on happy saturday evenings, lazy sunday afternoons, going to work on tuesdays etc. It’s a humble tribute to the fantastic originals.

You can listen to the tracks over here of download the album on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other digital music stores and streaming services.

Volume 2, 3 and 4 will be added when they’re ready of course.

The tracklist of 8-Bit NES Top 50 Volume 1 is:

1. Duck Tales – The Moon theme

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2. Double Dragon – Mission 1

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3. Journey to Silius – Stage 1

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4. Super Mario Bros 3 theme

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5. Snake’s Revenge – Jungle Infiltration

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6. Silver Surfer – Section 1

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7. Metroid – Brinstar

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8. Castlevania – Wicked Child

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9. The Legend of Zelda

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10. Blaster Master – Area 1

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11. Contra – Jungle / Hangar theme

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12. Kick Master – The Bottomless Crevasse

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13. Mega Man 3 – Snake Man

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Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina Of Time musicThe 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!