For those gamers who are of the legal limit, beer and video games has

long since been a winning combination. From heart stopping smash fests,

to raiding in games like World of Warcraft, beer has been the icing on

the cake. It’s no surprise then that to many, beer and Zelda just go

together. Is that puzzle confusing you? Take a few sips, relax, and

laugh as your charcter does the barrel roll. Works for me every time.

I bet no one thought that beer and Zelda would work together quite

like this though…

That’s right folks, The Legend of Zelda theme song played completely with beer bottles and beer cans. If that is not a show of pure fandom, I don’t know what is.

“The other day while having the friday beer I came up with a weird

idea (as always). Why not make a song totally made up of sounds from a

Heineken bottle? So later that evening I went into my studio with a

beer, sampled it in all kinds of weird ways. Clapping the bottom (makes

for a good and solid bass drum sound), hitting the sides with my nails,

a screwdriver and some other stuff.

Then finally to create a melodic instrument with actual tones I

sampled the windy sound of blowing into the bottle with different

levels of beer in the can (which obviously gives different pitch). I

sampled the beer at 5 different levels and at each level I made 4

different distinct sounds (like hard, light, and sustained-note blow).

Then some sounds from the cap hitting a table etc.

The sampling sessions gave me 28 samples of Heineken notes (all

articulations included) and 25 samples of drum-like sounds from the

can, and I was ready to start making some music of it. Well, not

yet…actually I had to build the instruments in some sort of sampler

and I chose Kontakt 3 since it’s my main sampler and I love all it’s


Building the instrument patches took about 2-3 hours and then I

arranged a really experimental remix of Zelda with the sounds…creazy

stuff!”Mattias Holmgren, Creator of Zelda Heineken

Want to download this masterpiece and add it to your play list? Check out where this beauty popped up: OCRemix Zelda Heineken

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