For those of you who know of OCRemix, arguably the single largest repository of fan recreations of video game music on the planet, you can attest to the quality of the work that comes out of there. More often than not, groups of composers get together on OCRemix’s site to build collaborations around a single game.

As luck would have it, such a group of people decided to recreate and re-envision the music from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. Two years ago, led by Hylian Lemon for audio and The_Maverickk for graphic design direction, they began their work. And now that work is finished. The result? Essence of Lime: 42 tracks, 17 artists, 2 albums, all produced with the utmost care and skill.

Next to ZREO, this is the largest Zelda remix project we’ve seen in a long time. And the best part? It’s free to download – both in FLAC (lossless, high-quality audio) and MP3. We highly suggest that you go download this remix album right now.

To top that, Zelda Universe has agreed to mirror Essence of Lime in our fan music section, so look for that to be up shortly. And if this whole thing is tickling your nostalgia, don’t worry – we’re planning to have the full Oracle of Seasons and Ages OST up on ZU as well, at the same time we start mirroring Essence of Lime.

  • Thareous33

    Oh, wow… I love the sound of the music! I'm definitely downloading this when it comes out. My Ipod will be jammin' it for the next three days, at least! Let us know, Jason, the second it's put in the music section, if you will.

  • ZoraMikau

    This looks good, but I'll wait for ZU to get it, keep us posted Jason.

  • i've been excited for this release ever since i heard of it, and it's every bit as solid as i expected. props to hylian lemon and the rest of the team.

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  • Alessandra

    I downloaded this whole soundtrack off their site and I have got to say I LOVE IT! I have the original music to both of the Oracle series games on my computer and the remix is just lovely!

  • Calhoun

    this is nice but why can't i download any of the music here? i'm not asking why the essence of lime isn't here i'm asking why i get sent to a bunch of blog links whenever i click on a song to download it

  • TheMaverickk

    HAhahaha… The_Marverickk. Seriously one of the best mispellings ever. It's good to see you guys covered this, everyone really worked hard on it. If it is ever edited though, you can credit the graphic work to the use name I use here all the time.

    In either case I'm off to leave loads of comments now on other news.

  • *sniffle* This makes me so happyyyyyy.
    Ages was the very first Zelda game I ever played (My littlest sister got a GBC and wanted a GOOD game for it, I remember saying "Um, I think I've heard the Zelda series is good… I think." XD) and I've always thought the music for that game was as excellent as it is under loved. :')

  • Hylian Lemon

    I just want to clarify that while the majority of the project staff comes from the OCR community, the project is not officially affiliated with OverClocked ReMix.

    Glad to hear people are enjoying it nonetheless.