Sunday, May 11, 2014

There's a violinist in Sheik cosplay playing the hell out of Bolero of Fire - what else do you need to know?


I'm well aware that given the recent number of music posts on this site that Kawaiian Punch is coming dangerously close to becoming a game music blog - but the subject of today's post was simply too awesome to skip over.

Talented violinist and geek extraordinaire Taylor Davis decided to slip into some Sheik cosplay, trek out to what looks like Monument Valley, and perform the *hell* out of Ocarina of Time's "Bolero of Fire".

Davis is no stranger to dressing up and playing recognizable themes on her violin, of course, but this amazing cover - and its accompanying video - are beyond incredible.


In case you haven't played Ocarina of Time, Bolero of Fire is one of the least useful songs you'll ever run across in the game.

You use it once, maaaaaybe twice to warp to the Fire Temple and put Volvagia (snickersnicker) to death and then... well, you'll have no reason to ever play it again unless you missed that one heart container by the warp point.

Which is a shame, because it's easily one of the most stirring songs from the Ocarina of Time OST - even if it's only 24 seconds long.  I have no idea what persuaded Davis to include this cover on her album, but I think we can all agree the world's a better place for it.

As it turns out, Davis has an entire digital album dedicated to the music from The Legend of Zelda series up on iTunes - so if you've got about $10.00 to spare and have room in your life for ~50 minutes of violin covers of your favorite Zelda songs, you might want to go check it out.

If you're interested in learning more about Davis, well - there's always her website.