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Spirit Temple (Epic Version)

by ZREO: Second Quest

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Spirit Temple (From "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time")(Epic Version) is an epic re-imagining of the mysterious temple of the sands. In the westernmost reaches of the Haunted Wasteland sits the Goddess of Sand, stone guardian to the Spirit Temple. The temple and its protector were constructed by the ancient ancestors of the Gerudo, and served as Sage Nabooru's headquarters until Ganondorf rose to power. The temple then became a base of operations for the King of Thieves and his surrogate mothers, later to be liberated and returned to Gerudo control by the Hero of Time.

Our arrangement features Erkan Erginci, a professional Turkish duduk player, and his traditional Armenian duduk. The duduk is a double reed instrument hailing from the Middle Eastern regions and possesses a distinctive charm immediately recognizable within the track. Spirit Temple explores the back and forth between the duduk and a powerful female vocalist as they exchange phrases eras - a throwback to the dungeon in the game requiring Link to explore in both child and adult eras.

You'll hear the sounds of the whirring blade traps back and forth growing louder and softer in parts as the temple is explored. We thought about adding the flying pots at the very beginning, but they were just too out of place. Next time, we'll be sure to buy some clay pots and record throwing and breaking them in a scoring stage. 😂

The track features dueling choirs; a Bulgarian female choir lending their powerful voices to the Gerudo, and a men's choir giving weight to Ganondorf's corrupting influence.

The song is special because it's the first track from ZREO that features a "drop" (EDM fans know what we're talking about). We explored doubling the massive cello (20) and bass (24) sections used throughout the track with synth sub-basses for that super low, bottom end.

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released November 1, 2022
UPC: 198001961601
Label: ZREO Studios
Ⓟ: 2022 ZREO Studios LLC
©: 2022 ZREO Studios LLC

Duduk: Ekran Erginci

Arrangement: Samuel Ferrara, Ari Fisher
Mix Engineer: Samuel Ferrara
Mastering: ZREO Studios
Mastering Engineer: Samuel Ferrara

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Legal: Noah Downs / Premack Rogers P.C.

Album Design: Samuel Ferrara (ZREO Studios, LLC)

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ZREO: Second Quest Sacramento, California

ZREO: Second Quest is committed to lush symphonic performances of the greatest songs from The Legend of Zelda™ composed by Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi, Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Asuka Ohta, and others at Nintendo® as they would have sounded with the warm halls and intimate expression of live players. ... more

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