Category: Medli&039;s Melodies

Medli’s Melodies: A Hyrule Warriors track sure to put wind in your sails

Last week we celebrated the 5-year anniversary of Hyrule Warriors with columns highlighting music, trivia, characters and cosplay from or inspired by the Zelda spin-off. But why stop there? Let’s keep it going for another day! Think of it as Hyrule Warriors Week: Definitive Edition.

Today, we keep rocking with a mettlesome medley of Wind Waker melodies that first appeared in Hyrule Warriors…

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Medli’s Melodies: Molgera vs. the Warriors

The re-release of Hyrule Warriors for the Switch was the first time I got to play the Wind Waker storyline, as the DLC for the WiiU only carried over the characters and weapons. I was excited to visit these new locations and explore the new story segments that gave one of my all-time favorite Zelda games a part in this spin-off title that I had become so engrossed with. One of the highlights from…

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Medli’s Melodies: Playing jazz in the falling rain

When I was younger, I was a part of my school’s band. I played the clarinet and I played it proud. I started back in fifth grade and I stuck with it all the way until I graduated high school. For a very long time, I listened exclusively to video game soundtracks or rock music, as I was raised on both.

It was thanks to band, however, that I learned to love jazz.

Medli’s Melodiesis a…

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Medli’s Melodies: Trial of the Tower

Now, it’s no secret that the Tower of the Gods is one of my all–time favorite Zelda dungeons, and one of the things that make it so epic to me is the music that plays inside the structure. It’s grand enough as is, giving the overtone of a great challenge of wit and strength, but Z.R.E.O. managed to bump it up a notch and create their own take on the tower’s theme. 

Medli’s Melodiesis a…

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Medli’s Melodies: Song of Storms jazz cover

I have a intense relationship with the “Song of Storms.” It’s been one of my favorite Zelda tracks since I first learned the three-note melody while playing Ocarina of Timewhen it first came out. It was my ringtone as soon as I could make it so, and one of my most favorite shirts I own has the score of the “Song of Storms” on it with the phrase “Make It Rain” printed underneath. Naturally, with…

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Medli’s Melodies: A bewitching violin cover of Kotake and Koume’s theme

I’m always impressed by the talent of musicians that create violin covers, and the piece I’m looking at today by Patti Rudisillis no exception. But her cover in particular — a rendition of the Kotake and Koume theme — really struck a chord with me. Patti draws inspiration from the fact that the witches are twins to influence the style of her cover, with the end result being a vibrant re-creation…

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Medli’s Melodies: Cadence of Hyrule shopkeeper vocal cover

The internet is crammed full of amazing things. We spend much of our time on YouTube marveling at the unique talents of people or finding amusement in something comical. We find inspiration or a moment to laugh.

You know something is special when it strikes upon both of those things.

Medli’s Melodies is a series in which we choose our favorite songs from The Legend of Zeldafranchise, or…

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Medli’s Melodies: Stone Temple Tower

Majora’s Mask is a haunting game, with an atmosphere and music to match, but for me, the music peaked when I went to the final area in Ikana.  The music in the canyon itself was spooky, with the low musical tones, but when I reached Stone Temple Tower that feeling changed from haunting to intriguing.  The Stone Temple Tower theme is one of my favorites in the Zeldaseries, and I’m always delighted…

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Medli’s Melodies: Song of Storms Remix

“Song of Storms” is already an amazing song, but the amount of remixing that composers and arrangers can do with the melody makes me adore it even more. The song is like a storm itself, with its potential for endless changes in velocity, intensity, and impact.

This variety can be heard in Glitchxcity’s 2012 remix. I covered a cover of hers before that was inspired by “Song of Storms,” but it…

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Medli’s Melodies: A rocking Talus Battle guitar cover

Talus from Breath of the Wild

With Breath of the Wild’s soundtrack taking a more ambient approach than its predecessors, its fuller, epic tracks are few and far between. When they do come into play though, they contrast strongly with the piano that quietly chirps every now and then. This usually results in you feeling thrilled and craving for more once they’re gone.

A perfect example of one of these impactful tracks is the…

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