ReMix: Stormlord "Eleven Tears" 5:42

By Alexander Prievert

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Opening"

Primary Game: Stormlord (Hewson, 1989, AMIGA), music by Charles Deenen, Johannes Bjerregaard, Maniacs of Noise

Posted 2001-06-29, evaluated by djpretzel


Alexander Prievert writes: "I don't even know if this tune was in the released version of the game. Anyway, it was the title tune in my version (there's a diskfile on the net wich has a completely different title tune...) This was a very hard song to program, as I reconstructed the melody and basslines note by note from the original. Except for sound quality and drumloop, this sticks close to the OSV". Well, it *might* be a Stormlord ReMix, and might not, but either way it's good tunage, very upbeat and melody-centric, much variety, key changes, an almost Castlevania-esque intro and outro, and is just plain fun. Good to see more from Alexander.

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Discussion: Latest 12 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Bahamut
on 2010-02-18 14:46:21

This is kinda bleh - samples sound pretty bad and it could use more variation in some instrumentation, but eh, nothing really to add here.

DragonAvenger
on 2009-11-20 21:56:01

The 2003 mix is quite a bit better than the mix on the site. The sounds are overall such an improvement that is much easier to listen to than the original. Wish the timpani was a bit louder though.

Plenty of melodies, and the variations and background textures are pretty nice to hear together. I'm a sucker for 'epic' sounding mixes, so this one fits right in my alley, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.

Go get the newer version if you plan on listening.

OA
on 2007-07-16 15:00:16

Pretty nice source; The sounds are pretty cheap midi-sounding, but the melodies are good. I really like the organ that comes in. Not really samplewise, but the rhythm and harmony take the song up a notch.

The drums seem on autopilot for the whole duration, and the background textures remain the same for most of the piece, but there is a lot of melodic variation throughout with different instruments and more melodic lines than I care to count.

The linked version is far superior in my opinion; it has all of the strengths with none of the weaknesses. The samples are a bit step up, and rather than having a canned drumloop, it's ditched altogether for an orchestral sound.

I'd recommend getting the 2003 re-ReMix one rather than this mix.

Liontamer
on 2006-05-17 13:01:46
I actually meant "ELEVEN TEARS" as in ten, eleven, twelve. It's kind of a word-play thingy, as in the title screen an elf drops tear after tear... the number is arbitrary though.

If you like, also check out my second take on the song, done with emu Proteus 2 instruments on www.amigaremix.com (where I use "mythoslogos" as user name)

Ah, almost a sort of double entendre. Cool. I'll make sure it finally get updated in the next few months.

Liontamer
on 2006-05-04 21:35:03
The title I gave this tune was "Eleven Tears"

Did you mean "Elven Tears"? I would like to know since I would rather tag the track with your title than djp's; since you're the artist and all.

Yeah, that's clearly what he meant, so we'll hopefully retag it when OCR01500 rolls by.

The tone of the arrangement here's not a favorite of mine considering how much I liked the original tune. Wish the percussion patterns were more interesting and that all of the instruments were more powerful, but as Alex mentioned way back, he felt the sounds he used were lackluster anyway, so it's a moot issue.

Also wish this theme got some more coverage in the community, even just in the C64 arrangement community.

Kaleb.G
on 2005-12-14 21:42:30
The title I gave this tune was "Eleven Tears"

Did you mean "Elven Tears"? I would like to know since I would rather tag the track with your title than djp's; since you're the artist and all.

Saunders
on 2005-02-16 01:56:54

What the hell? What prompted you to dig up this old thread?

Red Shadow
on 2005-02-14 14:36:34
...my Stormlord remix is based on the title-tune which was on my copy of Stormlord.. Funny enough all .adf files on the net noiwadays have the Jochen Hippel Tune (which I don't like as much) The version I used was also in the C64 version of Stormlord and revamped by someone as an amiga mod...

I don't know why DJP called this remix "Introquest"... The title I gave this tune was "Eleven Tears": in the

Perhaps he called it introquest because the game now technically has two different intro themes.

So, this:

"I don't even know if this tune was in the released version of the game. Anyway, it was the title tune in my version (there's a diskfile on the net wich has a completely different title tune...)"

may have sparked his imagination.

nice track by the way

Saunders
on 2003-03-26 19:22:12

I read it. :)

Saunders
on 2002-10-02 23:41:11

"Rob the helpless"??

Did I miss something?

AnotherOneBitesTheDust
on 2002-10-01 21:29:26

That second melody coming in mentioned sounds so cool and catchy. The organ man!!! It's so cool! Everyone should listen to this song once. Not something I would listen to constantly, as Rob has said.

hehehe Rob....Rob the Helpless

Good to listen to the old OC tunes once in awhile. I'm not one for musicality, so I can just say it sounds good. Maybe one day in the distant future I will learn eveerrryyyyttthhhhiiiinnnngggg.

Saunders
on 2002-05-26 02:08:37

Stormlord 'Eleven Tears'

This mix comes up a lot in my playlist rotation and I often skip it. But that doesn't mean that I don’t like it. It’s actually quite good. Happy, dance-y tune. When the second melody comes in around the middle (~2:50) it sounds really cool, but it quickly goes away in favour of a trumpet (of which I am not a fan of personally). At ~4:10 there is a solo of some sort of bass instrument, I believe, that I really enjoyed. Altogether, this is a good solid mix, nothing jaw-dropping, but enjoyable nonetheless. 3/5

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Primary Game:
Stormlord (Hewson, 1989, AMIGA)
Music by Charles Deenen, Johannes Bjerregaard, Maniacs of Noise
Songs:
"Opening"

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