ReMix: Metroid "Metro Trans Funk" 2:39

By Franz Keller

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dark distortion edm minimalist synth tempo-moderate
Arranging the music of one song...

"Brinstar"

Primary Game: Metroid (Nintendo, 1986, NES), music by Hirokazu Tanaka

Posted 2000-12-02, evaluated by djpretzel


YEAH . . . Franz has had this ReMix around awhile, but when he initially submitted it the ending was cut off a bit, and it took some time to work that out and get the file reuploaded. Now that it is - enjoy! Franz's other pacman ReMix is similar in that these both uses crystal-clear synth sounds and chirpish fast synth sweep effects for percussion, and BOTH do it well. The pumping bass drum drives the beat here, which is simple and direct and doesn't play around with the original too much, but is refreshing in that sense, to a certain extent, because it does without argument improve on the original. Also, now that it's actually THERE, I like how the track concludes, without real tonic resolution. Very quality, direct, no frills ReMix here - grab it!

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2016-09-01 02:54:20

To be honest, I'm not even all that much of a Metroid fan, but I do hear Brinstar vaguely and I see the intentions of this mix. Whether those intentions were fulfilled is up to each individual listener, but for the time that this was made, I think I would have liked this in it's prime. The organ may have been the best part to me in the way it added to the mix. It's like the glue that kept me with this for the whole two and a half minutes. Not my favorite from Franz, but a nice mix all the same.

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 00:27:38

Great take on the classic 'Brinstar' theme. I've been listening to this for a very long time now.

0:14 that organ-type sound is very distinguishing of the mix.

1:43 nice filtering effects here.

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Overdriven
on 2010-01-02 14:57:08

It takes a bit of time for this to connect for me, being the metroid fan I am, but it's pretty good considering how old it is.

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GravitySuitCollector
on 2010-01-02 00:30:51

I can feel where this is going, but it's not getting there for me. Considering its age, I guess it's good, but I felt too much of the original is taken away; the key choice could also be reconsidered, and the sound could've done with some more reinforcement. Maybe I'm just too much of a Metroid freak for this one to connect with me.

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Pachi Risu
on 2009-11-19 18:54:40

Nice remix. Not a fan of the clap sample, but the rest is fine. Kudos.

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tweex
on 2009-10-13 13:58:04
...and still am not after 7 years.

Hehe, try NINE years, not seven! Yeah, the sounds may be a little dated, but for the time that Franz did this, I'm very impressed. Hell I was in 10th grade and had never touched a DAW when he did this and I've been out of college and in the working world for almost 2 years, so mad props. Of his entire catalog on OCR, this feels like it's the most polished piece! The piece does stay fairly repetitive, but since it's short (less than 3 mins) it doesn't become overwhelming! Franz, if you're out there, come back and submit a new piece so we can hear how you've grown!!!

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-24 02:28:26

I remember this mix...and I still don't think the source is very prevalent in the mix. The samples are obviously really dated, and the song doesn't really go anywhere I feel. Never been a fan of the mix, and still am not after 7 years.

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SoulinEther
on 2008-12-09 16:53:53

It seems like nobody is listening to these pieces that I listen to. And if they do, much like me up until this second, they aren't reviewing them :/

Anywho, this is a fun take on a straightforward song and makes it... chaotically... interesting. well, not so chaotic, but it certainly breaks down the melody into a few pieces. I didn't really hear the second half of the melody (the part that doesn't repeat itself 1632 times) but that's alright, maybe if there was another section devoted to the second half of the song it would be more interesting, but it's still interesting. Good driving music for me.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-10-10 23:17:08

Another mix that's been in my library for a while. Definately a big step away from the melody, I like what's been done to it. Still recognizable, though almost vaguely. Beat gets a little repetative, would have liked more variation. Overall, for how old the mix is, still a good listen.

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OA
on 2007-06-12 10:05:43

For being an older mix, the processing is very good on this.

I never really got into the metroid music, but somehow i'm really feeling this track. Maybe because it has a beat now, i'm not sure.

I noticed that the mixer for this had a bunch of mixes all early on, and within a few months and then nothing. It's kindof unfortunate because I bet with a quality like this so long ago, they would really have some impressive work nowadays.

Besides the nice synths, the beat is steady if not a bit bland (I dislike the claps), but everything else is really nice.

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Nineko
on 2006-12-19 20:53:57

Nice beat. This song is weird but I like it.

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Narcos
on 2004-05-26 18:06:56

I guess you'd call it the Brinstar Theme or something. It's well known because it's the first one you hear when you play the game.

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AnotherOneBitesTheDust
on 2003-01-03 18:45:56

I'm not sure what the original theme is called but it's well known and played in both Smash Brothers games where the acid rises. It's a little difficult to pick out, I can only recognize one part.

This is very weird, if it's only based on that theme, lots of arrangement into this. It's like a forgotten OC ReMix for me. Maybe I'll make steps to it or smth

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skawttieboy
on 2002-06-26 12:51:08

Very funky and crazy....good stuff....I like it...nothing like a good ol' Metroid Funk remix...hehe :)

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Samus Aran
on 2002-06-25 15:29:12

Funkadelic! 8)

All right, I'm stumped, where is the original tune from? And what exactly is the original tune...? :? Well, no matter, this tune is rockin'. :mrgreen: If you're tired of Metroid music that's all dark and moody and mysterious, pick up this number for a refreshing change. Very cool.

Personal rating: 8/10.

(I still dig the dark and moody music, too. ;))

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Metroid (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Songs:
"Brinstar"

Tags (6)


Genre:
EDM
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Minimalist
Effects > Distortion
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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Metroid_Metro_Trans_Funk_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,627,641 bytes
MD5:
a44854cae1bbe78298ca99ff683ebefb
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:39

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