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05-14-2002, 01:29 AM
Bubble Bobble 'This is Not a True Ending'
I never thought I would hear the happy Bubble Bobble theme sound so ominous! It's so cool! This would be great music to have in a game called Evil Bubble Bobble. Now THAT would be an interesting game. Children of the Monkey Machine (yes, the monkey machine CAN reproduce, and that's why it has kids) really impressed me with this one. Or maybe this was done by m68030. Oh no I'm having a schizo attack! Well I couldn't ask for better music to induce schizoid behavior! :) Definitely worth a listen.
Tyrant of Arx
06-11-2002, 02:44 AM
Bloody Hell that's a tune and a half, grats!
07-13-2003, 09:00 PM
This is my favorite of CotMM's work, and simply because he has transformed the happy, joyous Bubble Bobble mix into an ominous, evil track. This mix is often overlooked, however, as the kid-brother mix to the re-remixed AsphyxiatedInABubble version, but this one is nice because it retains a wonderful semblance of the original, as if it had simply been turned into a negative image, whereas Asphyxiated is like it had been turned into a negative image, shredded to pieces by a horde of monkeys with scissors, then somehow pieced into something that rocks the house. The samples in particular are nice in both mixes, as we've come to expect from CotMM - but this is a classic, and one everyone should keep close to their heart - but not too close should it decide to go on an insane rampage. :P
11-20-2005, 01:40 PM
I like how CotMM changed the key.
unfortunately, the arrangement is pretty simple here, a couple of lead instruments, a bassline, and basic drums.
definitely a nice piece, but with a lot of unexpressed potential.
Far too short.
The switch to a minor key is cool, but really beyond that, it is a straight up cover. Like previously stated, there is a lot of potential for reinterpretation here, adding more interesting drums or elaborating on some of the riffs, especially the synth bassline would be very welcome.
10-09-2007, 08:30 AM
this mix kind of affectionately reminds me of tetris.
My only gripe with the song was that some of the percussive usage seemed misplaced.
However, the artist may have intended that specific effect, my belief when using drums specifically, not just sound effects is, that if your gonna bring in drums, Youd better "BRING" the drums kinda thing. No matter what type of piece it is. It could be a jazz piece, it doesnt matter. Percussion is repetitive by nature and is the foundation and consistency of any given song. If thats offbeat, the listeners gonna be offbeat.
Other than that, interesting take on an arcade favorite.
12-13-2007, 05:55 PM
I really enjoyed this mix. The production is a little lacking (as stated above), but the arrangement is top notch. I didn't read which track of the game the remix arranged, and was expecting the "bad ending" song instead of the main melody. This is a great example of how to effectively change the mode in a piece of music -- something that we don't see nearly enough of here.
01-06-2008, 04:15 AM
A decent remix. I like how dark it is. Would have enjoyed a bit more variation and definitely more interesting percussion, but it's a really good song and a really cool idea, changes the whole feel of the song when compared to the original.
10-25-2008, 02:44 AM
It is strange to hear this song after hearing the remix of it. In a way it's cool to see the 'source of the source', but it also is a big contrast to asphixyated (or however that's spelled). In comparison I think it plays a little too tame, but if I'd listened to it first, I think the second would be too far out of whack. Very interesting.
Overall, it's got potential, but the piece doesn't really bring it out into the open. Much more could have been done to this besides the key change.
This track comes up often on Ormgas, but it always seems like a gimmick arrangement to me. A key change and some drums do not a good ReMix make.
09-10-2009, 05:04 AM
Is it just me, or do most of these old mixes have sample & production issues that dog them?
But here, we have a rather straightforward arrangement that sounds pretty much like the original tune. Only 1:37 in length too...it has quite some room for rearrangement. Then again, this is one of the old archaic mixes that populate the site still. CotMM has made some awesome stuff since then.
It's a crappy mix, seems more like an early proof of concept kind of thing with the change to minor, but I for one am glad that stuff like this is still on the site. Historical value.
On a somewhat related note, I'm still sad that Daknit's stuff got purged so radically, although a lot of it obviously didn't follow the proclaimed concept of OCR. I loved his acid mix of The Sims and the Diablo track with deckard cain's voiceclip, even though those weren't OST remixes at all (unless you define the term music very very broadly).
But some of these quirky early mixes (some of them being inventive midi rips) added a lot of charm to the experience of browsing through OCR'S catalogue and listening to the site's roots. I still think that ultimately accepting the humble and less guideline-oriented beginnings would've been the better move.
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