ReMix: NiGHTS into dreams... 'Soft Museum Jam'
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Once upon a time there was a ReMixer named McVaffe . . . or was it Jade Gemini?? No matter the nick, McV is responsible for a good number of the badass tracks on the site. But he's been laying low for awhile (yes, even for the hardcore, ReMixing can't always be a priority). Actually, he gave me a heads up that he was goin' on a bit of hiatus, so I held up some of his submissions in the hope that I could release them later and thus spark him back into action. Well, he just emailed me wondering why the heck I hadn't posted them yet, so I guess that plan kinda failed :) This is an excellent folksy-techno ReMix of one of the coolest games ever, NiGHTS, which was one BIG reason to own a Saturn - very fun, very original, very good music. And no real sequel, yet! A great ReMix that even features excellent dueling piano and harp solos and just really captures the floating, free feeling that the game so successfully achieved.
The change-up at 0:46 felt a bit strange to me in terms of the flute, but everything else seemed to flow nicely. I like the panning "duel" type section at about 1:16. That is a cool transition. :D
The breakdown at about 1:32 works great when the bass comes back in (well, it probably just gets louder for a moment as a lead in) at 1:45.
Aw, a fade ending. :| I kinda wish there was a real ending. Or at least, a slower fade. Oh well, the song still sounded great overall. :)
- timaeus222 on August 10, 2012
- WesternZypher on August 6, 2012
Actually, he gave me a heads up that he was goin' on a bit of hiatus, so I held up some of his submissions in the hope that I could release them later and thus spark him back into action. Well, he just emailed me wondering why the heck I hadn't posted them yet, so I guess that plan kinda failed :)
Hahahaha. Worth a shot, right? :D
The opening reminds me a lot of Monkey Island for some reason. Regardless, this is a nice feel-good piece.
0:45 I really like the direction it takes here with the piano
0:52 The bass comes through so nicely
1:15 the variety here is wonderful. This mix never gets boring.
- SubNormal J3 on February 20, 2011
Good times...good times...
Thanks for refreshing a grand piece of music, you rock! :nicework:[/LEFT]
- Otaku_Symphonia on October 15, 2010
Great work Mcvaffe.
- metalsnakejuice on September 24, 2009
I seem to be saying the same thing over and over in relation to McVaffe. I love this mix. Making a good remix seems hard; I can't fathom how someone made dozens, whilst making them consistently good and whilst ensuring they stand the test of time. Lifetime achievement award?
- Marmiduke on May 19, 2009
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
Beautiful mixing of all kinds of instruments and beats with a cheerful and energetic melody. This is something I'd expect to hear quality-wise today, and this was first submitted in the "dark ages"; almost 7 years ago, when midi rips and bad techno were much more prevalent. It just shows how far ahead of the game Mcvaffe is.
I'm stretching hard to find some sort of fault in this, and the only thing I think that could be improved would be maybe some of the pan flute. A little more feeling to it would have strengthened it. However, the accordion and piano are flawless. The accordion especially.
This is a completely amazing remix that pushes all of my buttons, and then even pushes a few I didn't know about. McVaffe for president!
- OA on February 5, 2008
- MechaFone on October 5, 2007
A shame Mike never released an arrangement album with exclusive material or anything like that. I've never seen anyone so good at creating grade-up style arrangement that still had their own voice while retaining the feel of the original.
- Liontamer on October 5, 2007
But about the mix itself: This is very much my favorite McVaffe mix. Admittedly, I've never been a huge fan of McVaffe's, which isn't to say I haven't enjoyed his mixes so much as to say I haven't enjoyed them as much as others'. But this mix is a shining example of what makes a mix 'work' for me--by evoking emotion, rather than simply nostalgia. By making me imagine something original and beautiful, rather than simply remember the game. And around 1'33, that imagining builds into audio Nirvana... Although I have found other mixes to be more poignant and beautiful, I must say this is perfect. A definite repeat play, and another buried treasure I only recently discovered.
- Ventrex on May 19, 2005
The syling of this song is just phenominal. The pace and beat deffinitly suit it. Very well done.
Let's hear some more fast paced NiGHTS remixs guys.
- Crincat on June 25, 2004
I notice McVaffe pretty much stuck with the "bad" version of the song... which now makes me want to play Christmas NiGHTS and "remix" it a bit myself.
My only complaint about this remix? I wish it could have played through one more time. The original OST tracks annoyed me a bit because they only played through once. ^^; A great mix for a great song!
- CJ_Sparx on May 29, 2004
- zircon on May 9, 2004
- Vash the Stampede on May 8, 2004