Theophany returns with a sequel to one of his most popular albums. Time's End II rearranges ten more memorable themes from the Nintendo 64 classic Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. It's been nearly four years since the original Time's End was released, and folks like I are still more than excited for more remixes from perhaps the most misunderstood game in the Zelda franchise.
The end comes around again.
The sky is falling.
The last laugh.
Hip hop producer Shag does it again with another collection of Zelda inspired hip hop beats. This time taking the memorable yet haunting tunes in the cult classic N64 sequel to Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask. This album is itself a sequel to Shag's 2011 release of the original Flyrule. You can grab both for free from Shaq's bandcamp.
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Dawn of a New Day
Music Performed & Sequenced by
MAJORA PHILHARMONIC SOUND ORCHESTRA
Shoji Horikoshi,Masahide & Yumi,Masaharu Toyoda,
Keita Kikuchi,Katsuya Takahashi
Original Music Composed by
Koji Kondo,Toru Minegishi
MM is my personal favorite 3D Zelda (the much maligned Skyward Sword comes in a close second). Much of that favoritism comes from the huge cast of characters in the game, each seemingly with their own lives, thoughts, and reasons to be doomed thanks to that cursed Majora's Mask.
This rearrangement straddles the line between simple relaxation and haunting loneliness in under five minutes. Listen to the somber piano driven sounds of the Song of Healing by Brian Cubria and get washed away in the cursed world of Termina.
North Carolina musician H.A. Sedda drops a guitar driven experimental rock album full of catchy riffs and ominous sounds. The album, Vignettes from Millenia, is strongly influenced by the musical stylings found in Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask as well as the game Dark Souls. That influence shines through clearly in the adventurous and ever shifting moods of the four tracks that comprise this EP length album.
The clear favorite for me is the clearly Majora's Mask inspired track, The Moon and Four Giants, but every song has a great feel to it. To me, very reminiscent of early Metroid Metal. Certainly hope to hear more from Sedda soon.
One of the scariest themes in gaming, forward or backward, gets remixed into a head bumping beat that I can only hope will one day get rapped over. Don't get me wrong, some of that inherent creepiness rolls just beneath the upbeat drum loop, always keeping an unnerving feeling throughout the track.
Can't get enough of the unstoppable bass on this epic remix of the beautiful Astral Observatory music from Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 64. Get the club bumping like it's the end of the world.
Amazing mashup of the haunting music from The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask and the rhymes of Xzibit, Del the Funkee Homosapien, and Casual from Three Emcees. This song makes me wish CRW would drop a full album of Majora's Mask mashups. Instead I'll have to settle for listening to this track on repeat.
An incredible orchestral album of the beautiful themes found in one of my favorite games in all of gamedom. Majora's Mask and it's dark themes come to life in these haunting arrangements that portend the end of the world. Theophany produces an aural adventure that places you right below the clock tower, with only days left before Time's End.