Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Legend of Zelda Tribute Week: The TRIFORCE of BASS

5 Bucks to Burn

This is a series dedicated to Indie Game Music whose albums are good but don't get enough recognition to mainstream gamers. Why not put this with a Lost in the Music? Some albums, while very good, are sadly too short to warrant a full article.

However these albums are good and deserve a mention. The people behind these albums are incredibly talented and they deserve to be recognized. Five Bucks to Burn will showcase these artists.


Power, wisdom, courage. These are the three elements that make up the Triforce. However for todays article, the three elements are DJ Cutman (featuring Spamtron), Mykah and finally dj-Jo. These three came together to put together a great album. Each performer taking four songs from different eras of Zelda history and making covers for them. It's a great concept to hear 3 different styles on a single series.

Each performer on this album brings a unique spin on the album. DJ Cutman brings in a Electronica feeling to the music while mykah utilizes a mix of Techno and Electronica for his music and finally dj-Jo uses Dubstep. All three do a fantastic job on the album.'

Of the 12 songs on this album, the one I find myself going back to would be the first song on the list. It is DJ Cutman's version of the original Legend of Zelda Title Screen track. It may be the rose tinted glasses but every time I hear that song, no matter what version, I can't help but think back to when I was a small child and playing as Link for the very first time. More then 25 years later, playing a new Zelda still brings a smile to my face.

If you have an aversion to Dubstep then avoid this album because several tracks feature it in one way or another. I have no problem with it but I know there are people who are not fond of that style of music.

You can buy the album off the Gamechops Bandcamp page for about 8 Bucks, but for 12 songs in 3 different styles, you can't go wrong.

This is Daimo Mac and I am lost in the music.

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