DemonStray - “The Loss of Hylia and Termina” (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

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“I had such an unprecedented blast working on this track; it was an idea that I first had about a year and a half prior, but never bothered to fulfill until I was invited to pay tribute to the grandeur of the Nintendo 64. Every instrument in this track was modeled directly after a hybrid of far too many Symphony X songs, and what I felt a single song of theirs would sound like with the source materials from these Zelda tracks. I considered every member’s playing style from different eras of the band’s career, and I feel as though I pulled them off! The arrangement started simply as a combination of the first two tracks you hear, and it worked great, but in the passion of arranging and recording, I accidentally followed an idea to incorporate ‘Deku Tree’, and after just a couple of days, that idea evolved to become a fairly adequate transition into ‘Giant's Theme’. The song went from 3 and a half minutes to almost 6 minutes, and I worried myself that the song was growing beyond my control! As a music producer would say, ‘A song is never done; you just meet your deadline.’ In other words, there are plenty of things I could have done to make this song better, but I sincerely believe that I did the best I could within my natural abilities at the time I submitted it to the team, and that’s a clear testament to the fact that you never stop learning when you're a musician. I hope you folks love the song, most of all; I’m very proud of it, and just as proud to have been considered and accepted onto this beautiful beast of a compilation. That’s enough from me; I’ll let the music speak for itself from here!”
— Cory Harbak (DemonStray)


from Tribute Album 64, released September 29, 2016
Arrangement and Mixing by Cory Harbak (DemonStray)
Based on “Mayor’s Meeting” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Composed by Koji Kondo; “Kaepora Gaebora’s Theme” and “Deku Tree” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Composed by Koji Kondo; and “Giants’ Theme” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Composed by Koji Kondo




Tribute Album 64 Long Beach, California

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 with nearly five hours of video game covers...completely FREE to download! Over 200 musicians from around the world have teamed up to bring you 87 all-new tracks in this massive compilation album. ... more

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