ReMix: Star Fox "Clan McCloud" 3:02

By djpretzel

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Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"BGM (CORNERIA)", "Course Map Select BGM <Main Theme>"

Primary Game: Star Fox (Nintendo, 1993, SNES), music by Hajime Hirasawa

Posted 2000-04-04, evaluated by djpretzel


Good ole Starfox was polygon, before polygon was popular, and showed us 16-bit afficionados what the world had in store. Interestingly enough, few 3d shooters to succeed it, even with far better technology than the SuperFX chip, have been as deep, as fun, and as well-made as this puppy . . . the soundtrack was a classic, and really added a lot ot the game, but that stupid "dialogue" that consisted of one sample played at different speeds REALLY sucked . . . this is an ORCHESTRAL mix, with an extended intro, that borrows from the main theme as well as the first stage theme . . . enjoy!

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Tables
on 2015-05-20 11:34:35

Wow. This is a HUGE step up from the previous DJP mix on this website. For one thing it actually seems to have some kind of direction with the instrumentation and arrangement (:v sorry man)

The orchestration is more Runescape than John Williams but that doesn't mean it sounds BAD, just not "authentic". Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Who says music has to sound "realistic". You really took the samples to their highest level and it does sound good. Definitely a worthwhile mix, and definitely a good listen for being number 40.

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Locke
on 2011-12-07 17:18:59

Usual DJP here with the extended intro. (50 seconds) I dig the piano that comes in at about 0:15, and the percussion is very well done throughout the whole piece. Lots of attention to velocities. Overall, I'd say good, but not great. Something you enjoy listening to in the background but not something you'd stop what you're doing to specifically pay attention to. 4/5

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Crulex
on 2011-11-04 10:20:55

Not bad at all. I enjoyed the percussion and the military beat used during the majority of the ReMix, although it could stand to be a wee bit heavier. The pacing and arrangement of the song was good and the ending was amazing. Pretty good for an older song.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-19 19:45:49

0:31 powerful use of triplets/eighths in the percussion section

0:48 a familiar source now

1:18 after years of listening to this, I never made the connection that this was the 'Corneria' theme. Go figure.

1:49 nice resolution

2:49 got a bit of a Hans Zimmer sound going on here. Nice ending.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-03-21 23:33:51

This is the mix that drew me into the site, thanks to Newgrounds. I still love this piece, although it did seem a lot more epic back in the day.

It has an air of James Newton Howard about it, especially at 1:48 which is very reminiscent of his work on Signs. I really dig it. DJP's signature of having things sound busy and linear at the same time was solidified with this mix, with myriad keyboard samples blasting away to the tune of those crashing drums. It would be extremely chaotic if only it didn't make complete musical sense. The samples are what they are, I never really complain about samples from old mixes. That's like cursing a 90 year old for having a bad hip.

I remember when this was a pinnacle of mixing. Back when I thought those samples sounded almost realistic. Those were the days. The arranging in this mix is still as strong as it was back then, and is why the mix is still enjoyable. Awesome stuff; definitive OCR.

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DramaNoMore
on 2008-04-16 14:17:21

This was a bar-riser.

Yea, yea, the game too, but I'm talking about the remix.

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OA
on 2008-01-18 12:10:16

Samples are showing their age, but they still blend together decently well. The percussion is unflinchingly brutal though, I think perhaps the snare player was having a bad day. I really like the main Starfox theme and this is still enjoyable, even if the samples don't stand up nowadays, the arrangement is still pretty good; nice transitions between the sections, and the additional counterpoint on the piano would sound good if there was more spatial separation . Old school, but still worth a listen.

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meccaneer
on 2005-10-03 23:20:30

I'm sorry, DJP; I wasn't impressed. The orchestral samples were good, don't get me wrong. Those drums, man; they pop out to bite ya, though. I don't wanna be bitten... There's just not enough velocity variation or something. And the piano is like... muted or something. And everything else isn't? No, I can't say I like this one. Epic ending but, no filler.

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jordex
on 2004-11-18 21:16:29

The intro sounds alot like the opening theme on FF8 but that's a good thing

This is very well done! GReat job djp, nice drum work, melody, everything, good job!

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kevisco
on 2004-08-30 14:28:03

The drums at the start kind of remind me of stomp. Where they use everything except musical instruments to make percussion sounds. Anyway this piece is excellent. A must download.

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Vash the Stampede
on 2004-05-08 01:44:27

Great tune as usual! OUTSTANDING drum work + already kickin melody = :D Nice!!!

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LegendarySword
on 2004-02-27 11:41:17

Just found this little gem by way of this.

I enjoyed the song very much. I've only been with the site for about a year now, but I'm sure when this song was released that the bar was raised. It's amazing how high quality this is and that it was only the 40th remix on the site.

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nodspaw51
on 2003-12-20 11:26:40

Wierd. I feel like i've heard this before even though i've never played this game. Must be that neat little military mood. I like that alot. This piece sounds very much like a mission from the game. It actually reminds me more of the N64 version. (Yes I have played that one. :wink: )

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Corporal Eschebone
on 2003-09-09 16:10:17

Well, I've decided to go on another rating rampage today like I did a few months ago.

This is a nice mix of the Starfox theme song. The drums and horns give it a military feel, and [to put it in a sissy, "I think people care about what goes on in my head" way] it's as if Fox is walking down to his Arwing.

Bah, I hate doing papers like that in English class... :x

85%

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Cyrus The Virus
on 2003-03-19 22:58:25

I played this game first when I was about...6 or 7. With the new releases for N64 and GC, it's been following me around quite a bit. I absolutely love this song. It blends together so well...

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Star Fox (Nintendo, 1993, SNES)
Music by Hajime Hirasawa
Songs:
"BGM (CORNERIA)"
"Course Map Select BGM <Main Theme>"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Cinematic
Mood:
Epic, Solemn
Instrumentation:
Harp, Orchestral, Piano, Strings
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Star_Fox_Clan_McCloud_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,769,762 bytes
MD5:
221f53c7dbca474a87ac789565cd4d86
Bitrate:
161Kbps
Duration:
3:02

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