I always find fan remixes to be very interesting, and the Reed Trio’s rendition of the Korok Forest theme from Breath of the Wild is no exception. The Korok Forest features one of my favorite themes from the game, and this reeds-only rendition is an interesting take on a great tune. Most music in video games is recorded using an orchestra, so to see three people take a heavily orchestrated theme and make a good remix shows some serious talent!
Keep in mind that when it comes to fan remixes, I tend to be very picky. I don’t usually think about reeds often enough for me to even notice them. I stumbled upon this gem because I like the Korok Forest theme, not because I have a strong interest in woodwinds. The instruments I tend to pick up on the most are the ones commonly used in rock music (guitars, bass, drums, and piano).
Remixes like these take me out of my comfort zone and introduce me to something I don’t usually think about. In this situation, it happened to be reeds. Before this, I never thought about how suitable these instruments are to forest themes. I would easily recommend this theme to all fans of video game music!