ReMix: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil "Port of Adia Drum Mix" 5:25

By JV

Arranging the music of one song...

"Level 1 (Port of Adia)"

Primary Game: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Acclaim, 1998, N64), music by Darren Mitchell

Posted 2000-11-02, evaluated by djpretzel


Building, moving string patterns of the name of the game in this Turok 2 ReMix (our first) from JV. Though it was based off a MIDI arrangement, the sound quality and superb introduction of synth-percussion about a minute in, with this badass low-end repeating pattern, go way beyond the realm of what MIDI can sound like, in my opinion. Truly an epic piece, weighing in at 5 minutes 24 seconds, it's based off the 'Port of Adia' track from Turok 2, a game I've never played but now definitely want to. You don't hear rapid fire string sequencing like this too often, as it can tend to sound really BAD if the string sounds aren't solid and the percussion is lacking, but luckily JV has taken care of both those elements nicely so the whole thing works very well. Love the little drum / hi-hat solo breakdown section, man :)

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Discussion

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Crulex
on 2014-08-24 11:36:32

While I do agree with some of the critiques including the midi sounds and repetition in the first half of the ReMix, I do have to say that it is a decent listen. At least there were some changes near the end of the mix, but I would have done a tiny bit of trimming in some areas. Especially like the opening build-up and the overall tense yet energetic vibe I get from this, almost like it was fit for a chase or running bit. Not bad, I can see where I would have loved it when it was originally posted.

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Maxx Skywalker
on 2011-03-11 19:56:52

One of the first remixes I heard from this site, and quite possibly the greatest reason why I keep coming back for more. At the time, I had just recently beat the game a year beforehand, and I was surprised, and still am, that a remix came from one of my most revered games. Turok hasn't been the same since, but Seeds of Evil is up there as one of my favorite games, as is this track here. The aging is apparent, but the source tune brings back so many fond memories. A great piece from Acclaim's and OCR's past. Love it.

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uagrenadier
on 2009-01-07 04:35:17

super awesome!!

i think the word repetitive should be banned from comments on video game music/remixes thereof.

(not really, just my expression of distaste for an ironic and imo inapplicable critique for this genre of music)

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-12-11 21:16:08

There are parts in here that really remind me of Secret of Mana. Strange, and kinda cool.

Overall, very midi sounding, but it's not all that bad of a listen. Apparently pretty close to the source, but it's all new to me, and the melodies are very driving. The overall drive get's a little old after a while; it would be nice to have a break somewhere in the mix.

Good melodies, a bit repetative, and some older sounds. It's keepable to me, but not really a favorite.

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andyjayne
on 2007-07-02 11:14:16

Just checked this out as I'm working on a mix of this myself right now and to me at least 70% of this sounds like MIDI rip + new drums. You can tell this is an early sub but there is little rearrangement here. I love the source and, even though this has parts which are very close to it, it seems to have lost the epic feeling that I liked in the original.

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OA
on 2006-12-28 12:26:33

Very midi and without a lot of variation from the source. It's a pretty good song, but you can tell that it's a very early sub. The strings sound good when they are moving fast, and the part is pretty exciting, but it gets pretty repetitive pretty fast. I think mixing up the orchestral elements with some more pronounced electronica and improving the samples used would make this mix a lot more palatable. Decent, but not spectacular.

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Super Metal Mario
on 2005-05-05 21:13:26
Ahhh Turok 2. Memories galore..many years ago it truly was my favroite game indeed. Cerebral Bore and all 8)

Port of Adia music ? Well to be honest i enjoyed the original tune better.

Nice try though, could maybe do with some other set of instruments..

I agree with RimFrost about the different set of instruments.

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RimFrost the Tourianist
on 2005-05-05 19:59:11

Ahhh Turok 2. Memories galore..many years ago it truly was my favroite game indeed. Cerebral Bore and all 8)

Port of Adia music ? Well to be honest i enjoyed the original tune better.

Nice try though, could maybe do with some other set of instruments..

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Super Metal Mario
on 2005-05-05 19:27:55

Its a great remix Port of Adia is my favorite level in that game and this just sounds great if you listen to it while playing.

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Corporal Eschebone
on 2004-08-24 11:21:59

Seems a bit too close to the original. JV kept a lot of the source material here without much variation.

It's kind of hard to criticise this mix, as I really liked both the original and this mix. It was a good early effort, anyway, and I'll definately keep it.

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The Xyco
on 2004-04-12 22:46:00

I intended to get this mix a long time ago. I really did. And I'm really pissed that I didn't.

JV did a great drop keeping the track to what it is, didn't stretch it into something it's not. I got this expecting to hear tons and tons of percussion (something like rAAw Battery), but it's pretty close to the original, only amplified by good string use and powerful drums.

My only complaint is that the piano section is too loud, and pushes the song a little too much. A minor flaw though.

Great work.

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Technokid88
on 2003-04-16 20:29:52

Dude I liked this...you know why? It sounds exactly like the level music in the port of Adia. I have played this game before, obviously. I have also beaten it, it was hard, but i won...but anyways..my fav part about this remix is how the remixer of this song recognized both of the level's parts...so like the last minute of this is the end of the level when you're outside...the beginning is like when you're in the port of adia in the game. Cool remix, dude! :D

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djcubez
on 2002-12-17 21:39:02

This theme is worked really well in this mix and if you ever played this game for hours i'd reccomend. Good work!

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m68030
on 2002-06-04 02:05:10

Turok 2 'Port of Adia Drummix'

I've got seriously mixed feelings about this track. It's really hard to be

too critical of it, because it's just such a fun theme.. Exciting and driving.

The pizzicato strings just push forward so much, and simple rock beat

drums give it a great action movie feel. Really gets me pumped up. But

then it hits you.. The strings really dont sound that good, and the piano

line is a bit tinny sounding. But it sounds so nice. The drums sound

pretty good. Very solid. Give it a listen.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (Acclaim, 1998, N64)
Music by Darren Mitchell
Songs:
"Level 1 (Port of Adia)"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Aggressive, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Brass, Electric Piano, Piano, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Turok_2_Port_of_Adia_Drum_Mix_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,281,254 bytes
MD5:
a09c8bdf6af53b8437a7698a3b7cb857
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
5:25

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