Flute Boy’s Meadow – Percussionist Trio Mart0zz

JordanOctober 29th, 2012 by Jordan

Another Monday, another weekly music feature from Flute Boy’s Meadow here at Zelda Dungeon!

This week, I bring you not one but three musicians. Hailing from Denmark and Germany, this trio specializes in the marimba as well as a handy amount of other percussion instruments and more. Their unique choice of instruments makes their Zelda covers stand out as something quite different. Take the jump to have a look!

These guys have been putting marimba covers of Zelda music on YouTube under the account Mart0zz for a few years now and their works are all impressive. Below you can find some of my favorites from their Zelda covers, but keep in mind that they occasionally throw swear words into their videos and video descriptions so some viewer discretion is advised.

First there is their cover of the Dark World Theme from A Link to the Past. I feel this is one of the better examples of their work as it shows their emphasis and skill with the marimba. They go beyond simply recreating the track on a new instrument; they actually reorganize the music into their own blend. The subtle additions of the triangle, snare, and french horn throughout the song compliment their marimba beautifully. Have a look:

Mart0zz’s style always seems to hold steady, though. Most of their covers are rousing renditions of upbeat Zelda songs, and I must say there is nothing wrong with that. The trio’s usual formula tends to involve a quiet, marimba-only opening followed by a gradual crescendo. From there they begin to add samples of other instruments, mostly percussion, until they reach a rousing and beautiful blend. And man, does it work out well!

Another great example of their works is their cover of Zelda’s Main Theme. It exemplifies their style wonderfully, with great ups and downs in the tune that really personify the feeling of Zelda’s music. You can see their Main Theme cover below:

Well, that should do it for today’s edition of Flute Boy’s Meadow! If you liked Mart0zz’s music, be sure to check out their channel for more covers and give them some support on Facebook as well. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments as well, and tune in next Monday for our next Flute Boy’s Meadow. See you then!

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  • Aaron hill

    ive been watching there work for a while and they impress me every time.

  • Jam9t3

    I remember that the dark world video was posted here a while ago, anyways It sounds so soothing, the synchronisation is amazingly sharp!

    • VikzeLink

      Yea, I also remembered that =)

      • zombie_eat_flesh

        I remember that, too.

        • averagecharacter

          pepperidge farms remembers

    • iZelda

      Ah, yes, so soothing. I love it so much!

  • faror

    er… in the dark worrld theme why on earth was there fruit????? and the third guy pet the bannana befor playing…

    • iZelda

      Maybe he’s a pedophile coconut!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      I honestly don’t know.

  • npatoray24

    see that dude rub the banana before he started playing in the dark world theme? lol but yeah, very good, i dig

    • iZelda

      Such a chill afro dog…

  • Legend of Zelda

    I love it when people play zelda on the marimba. It always sounds amazing. Being a percussionest, I’d love to do something like this with someone, but noone ever wants to join me in enjoying my geekyness. :( Oh, well.

  • Legend of Zelda

    @ 00:17 HaHahahaha!!!! Awesome!

    • Legend of Zelda

      at :17 on the first one i meant.

      • Demise

        LOOOL! It took me three times to notice! But HILARIOUS!

  • Legend of Zelda

    From 4:03 to the end (on the second one) was my favorite part. ;)

    • Demise

      XD

    • pokemario24

      Screw you

  • zombie_eat_flesh

    Well, there WAS my cowbell.

  • yahtzee713

    you should see there Ballad of the Goddess

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      I very nearly put that one in the post, but the Main Theme won out in the end.

  • The Hylian Monolith

    I loved the subtleties in the second one! Rhis is what Zeldais all about, and the fact that it’s on marimba doesn’t hur that at all-in fact, it’s so much awesomer just because.

    And yes, I get that that sounded like and insult marimbas. I’m sorry, marimba lovers, bbut it’s not my favorite instrument for this type of song.

    I didn’t check their channel for the possible swearing issues, but do they have a Saria’s Song cover?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      It’s one of their older ones so it’s not as high in quality, but yes:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-89IfENCy0&feature=plcp

      Also, as far as the swearing things, it’s mostly jokes like “Here’s your **** cowbell” and “We even used a ****ing triangle!”

  • baileygirl99

    I love how great percussionists they are! I’m a percussionist too. The main theme cover is amazing. (also, its the only one I listened to)

  • jake

    ddi anyone else find the audio to be somewhat poor?

    • iZelda

      Maybe it’s because you’re on your mom’s old computer.

      • Demise

        Oh yeah, I know that problem from personal experience…

  • BlackRaven6695
    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      That’s the thing about a music feature; I’m not reporting on things for the first time, simply bringing attention to a certain artist or piece and giving them the spotlight. If they’ve been reported on before, so be it.

      • BlackRaven6695

        It probably isn’t a good idea to feature the same thing on the same site twice, though.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

          You’re right, and I actually try to double-check on whether we’ve featured an artist before so I can make note of it in my post usually. This week I was a little late in throwing the feature together so I rushed myself and forgot to search the older posts. I’ll try to be more on top of that.

          • BlackRaven6695

            Don’t worry too much about it.

    • pokemario24

      You don’t like it?????!!!?!!???!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!!?!?!??!!? You son of a Bellum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • BlackRaven6695

        I never said I didn’t like it, I’m subscribed to Mart0zz.

  • pokemario24

    These are amazing, but why do they have fruit in between the top bars in the dark world one?

  • Neutopia

    That actually sounds really really great, I love how in sync it all is too, these guys really know what they’re doing! :D