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May 30, 2010 | 12:05 AM EDT
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1.7 MB
1 min 51 sec
4.15 / 5.00

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Rated 4.15 / 5 stars
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There are three or four re-orchestrations of Tarm Ruins on Newgrounds already, but none of them really seem to capture the atmosphere enough for me. As I see it, Tarm Ruins is this ethereal autumn forest, so intangible that it is like a dream, and yet so present that you can wander it for ages and still be lost. It is a whimsical corner of Holodrum that, as I see it, forms part of the Hyrule/Holodrum border. Full of mystery, intrigue, and beauty, the Tarm Ruins has to be my favorite location from the Oracle Series. It was only a matter of time before I brought it to orchestral life.

Every instrument serves a purpose in this song, from the almost Southwestern/Australian motifs on the flutes to the whimsical, windy feeling of the accordion. There's the subtle temple blocks, giving things a brief, quirky atmosphere, fitting for a topsy-turvy forest like the Lost Woods, and there's the haunting harp and bass flute, giving sustenance and volume to the world.

And in my typical style, I just had to add my own elements to it, such as the bass and harmony parts, the chords, and the percussion. I think it adds a charm, both dark and nostalgic, to an already beautiful melody.

I forget most of the instrumentation, though I am proud to say that this is the first song I've published that uses Alto and Bass Flutes.

Every instrument, save the gong, temple blocks, and maybe the tubular bells are sampled with Garritan Personal Orchestra. Everything was notated in Sibelius.

Hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did writing it. :) Please leave comments and/or critique if you listen, your feedback is highly appreciated.

Re-orchestration (c) Me
Original Song (c) Nintendo, Capcom

You can hear the original Tarm Ruins music here: tch?v=6ckuFvj04qI&feature =related



Rated 5 / 5 stars

oh god..

je n'ai pas l'habitude d'écrire des commentaires mais là il en fallait un d'urgence : Cette reprise est d'une splendeur monumentale par rapport aux autres remix des Ruines Tarm. Franchement, et de tout mon c%u0153ur, je te dis merci, merci d'avoir fait ça car je trouve génial ce que tu fais. (Sorry I'm from France and I don't know any words to tell you what I needed to say. The only bad thing with this song (in my opinion) is that : it seems this is just an intro and I was waiting the "BOOM" but nothing happened. Mis à part ça, j'adore, continue de me faire rêver)

Dreyfus2006 responds:

Tu as de bonnes chances, je suis le francais a l'universite (mais ici je ne peux pas ecrire des accents, malheureusement). Ouais, c'est vrai, il n'y a pas de BOOM, mais c'est simplement un reorchestration (je ne sais pas le mot vrai en francais), pas un remix, alors je pense que c'est assez bon. Je suis tres heureux que tu l'aime, merci de m'avoir partager tes sentiments. :)