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Thursday, August 9, 2012

KOJI KONDO / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Original Soundtrack (1998)

Score from the N64 game.  If you’ve played LoZ: OoT you’ll probably already be in love with much of this.  Hearing it again will flood you with memories of characters and locations, and make your hands itch to pick up a controller.  The music was reliant on the N64’s limited sound capabilities so some concessions had to be made.  It’s not orchestral CD quality, it’s MIDI files that sound flat by today’s standards.  Nevertheless, Koji’s skill produced music bursting with emotion, danger, pastoral beauty and unbridled fun.  I adore it.
If you've not played the game, should you care?  Probably not.  Shame on you.

Songs of Note: Hyrule Field Main Theme; Lost Woods

5 stories of heart and courage out of 5

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