Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

Zelda Month is in full-swing across the internet, as a collection of content creators are celebrating the beloved series in a variety of forms. One such creator is Ace Waters, a musician known for his breathtaking video game remixes. As part of Zelda Month, Waters has been uploading some exceptional Zelda remixes to his YouTube channel, with the first two covering some of the series’ classic forest themes, including the Lost Woods theme from A Link to the Past and the Korok Forest theme from Breath of the Wild.

Released earlier this week, Ace Waters’ Lost Woods / Forest of Mystery remix is eight minutes of synth-y goodness. The tune is plenty memorable from A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds, but, as Waters notes, when the song is slowed down, it sounds eerily similar to Ocarina of Time‘s Forest Temple theme. The musician thus leaned into this similarity by adding some Forest Temple flourishes into the remix.

Ace Waters also released a remix of Breath of the Wild‘s Korok Forest theme last week. The synth and industrial beats of this piece take the pleasant woodland tune in a completely new direction. At times, it feels less like a Zelda song and more like an 80’s synthesizer composition. The result lands directly in line with my tastes, for sure.

Waters promises even more Zelda music as the month goes on, so be sure to check out his YouTube channel and Patreon page for more. The musician does mention that his Zelda Month contributions will follow some sort of theme; I have a feeling there are more forest songs coming up.

What do you think of these remixes? What Zelda songs would you want to hear from Ace Waters in the future? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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