ReMix: Silent Hill "White Claudia" 2:31

By K. Praslowicz

Arranging the music of one song...

"Silent Hill"

Primary Game: Silent Hill (Konami, 1999, PS1), music by Akira Yamaoka, Rika Muranaka

Posted 2001-07-19, evaluated by djpretzel


I think there's a general rule that any ReMixes of this game's music should be creepy, which K.Pras's track certainly is in its introduction, but it then moves into very hardcore wall-of-sound guitar rock, with flesh chords taking the sonic foreground and a cool rhythmic reverbed line audible behind it. At times cacophonic, there is definitely method to the madness; there's actually cool little things going on behind the GIANT guitar sound that are quite fun to listen for. You'll remember Mr.K for his sonically challenging, guitar-based FF6 'Shadow's Theme' ReMix, and here he continues with tortured guitars playing a very significant role in his sound (though this mix is definitely harder). Groovy.

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Discussion

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tweex
on 2009-10-27 10:39:22

Interesting intro. A little deceptive for the rest of the track and I do enjoy it when people can do that to their listeners. Like your first track, this one has the crunchy, edgy, garage band sound to it. The rhythm/power chord guitar is a little overwhelming and takes up most of the frequency space. A very interesting sound on the whole. What the track may lack in production quality, there is certainly something to be said for the edgy sound! Can't wait to hear what's next!

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-11 11:00:21

The arrangement is ok I guess, although I feel it could be expanded upon and built up more. Instrumentation isn't crisp, but OA covered that already.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-25 21:13:48

I don't know the source, so I can't talk about genre switching, but I agree with OA. The guitar is overly loud and overall most everything is muddy, which detracts overall from the track. If things were cleaner and more balanced, I would have found this more enjoyable. That and a mandolin breakdown would have been pretty cool.

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OA
on 2006-12-27 16:50:01

There are some nice parts of this, like the mandolin, but the production leaves a lot to be desired. The guitar is a bit too loud and near every instrument is muddy, especially the drums.

The new genre of music is fine, despite the other reviews, it's just that the reinterpretation doesn't sound clean at all.

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Red Shadow
on 2005-02-14 14:01:58

VERY, very nice. Guitar mixes kick ass.

Wouldnt it be great to see a collab between K and goat?

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Kadosho
on 2004-06-18 01:13:44

Gotta admit, this track is addictive.

Even though it dabs a bit into grunge, nothing wrong there.

It actually brings out the song even more.

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NoWave
on 2002-11-12 07:26:52

This is really good. The original was probably my favourite song from a video game, and i'm a huge fan of heavy music, so thank you for making such a brilliant tune.

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ella guro
on 2002-10-19 09:31:55

Aug. I reviewed this one before we had to revert back to Tuesday, so I guess I should do it again.

I dunno about anybody else, but I really like this style of remix. But then again, I haven't heard the original before (though I have played Silent Hill). The remix is a bit short and loud, but overall I'm liking it. If I had to grade it, I'd give it about an 84/100. Not awesomely spectactular, but still something that's on my playlists.

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AnotherOneBitesTheDust
on 2002-10-19 00:09:07
I know i've given Praz a lot of stife over this mix... it's not that I don't

like it, because it's really a great arrangement and shift in style, as he's

stated... My problem is that it just feels like it's falling ever so short

of the beauty of the original, and that pisses me off violently because it's

so damn good, but there is that one undescribable something that

keeps it from being jaw dropping. It makes me fustrated to even think

about it, i love the original so much, and this is such a great arrangment,

but i'm repeating myself now and starting to get fustrated, so I'll stop.

I agree the original has to be one of my favorite pieces of music ever. That said, this remix is a nice song if you aren't solely thinking about Silent Hill at the beginning. It's definitely going on my cd of "heavy" remixes.

The guitar takes it into a whole different direction from the original...until suddenly I can definitely hear the wonderful arpeggiating rhythm/melody which defined the mood to the original. At that moment I do not hear the remix anymore, I hear the original.

Whenever I hear this song, I cry.

Whistling to the tune doesn't help either.

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m68030
on 2002-06-13 03:10:53

I know i've given Praz a lot of stife over this mix... it's not that I don't

like it, because it's really a great arrangement and shift in style, as he's

stated... My problem is that it just feels like it's falling ever so short

of the beauty of the original, and that pisses me off violently because it's

so damn good, but there is that one undescribable something that

keeps it from being jaw dropping. It makes me fustrated to even think

about it, i love the original so much, and this is such a great arrangment,

but i'm repeating myself now and starting to get fustrated, so I'll stop.

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K. Praslowicz
on 2002-06-13 02:09:40

Notes from author: Without a doubt, the most heavily critizied piece of work I've ever done. The thing I hear the most is along the lines of "It doesn't have the same atmosphere as the orginal track." In defence to this common complaint, I just have to say that these people are correct, It doesn't, but that is the point. When I first started dabbling with this song I started to record it just like the original track. It didn't take long for me to realize that it sounded like nothing new or creative. With old unmatsered songs put out by systems like the NES, the songs can be recorded essentially the same as the original with beefed up instrumentation and sound really good just like that. However, with moderm game music that allready comes mastered, this doesn't work so well. All this track was sounding like was the orignial Silent Hill Theme, only recorded by somebody else. This left me with one option, a shift in genres, which is what I did.

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Saunders
on 2002-05-26 02:15:24

Silent Hill 'White Claudia'

Mr. Praslowicz has given us a mix that starts off creepy, but quickly goes into a hard guitar thrashing tune. There’s a lot of little stuff going on under the massive guitar sound here, like the sort of “tinkly” sound heard in the creepy intro can be heard again at ~1:05. There’s some heavy crash cymbals and stuff that goes on in this mix, making it sound sort of chaotic, but at the same time, it’s really not. Certainly not one of my favourites, maybe it can be yours. 3/5

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Silent Hill (Konami, 1999, PS1)
Music by Akira Yamaoka, Rika Muranaka
Songs:
"Silent Hill"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Production > Live Instruments
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Silent_Hill_White_Claudia_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,717,838 bytes
MD5:
d3911f423ea5e8232bb29f7f640e4d1b
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
2:31

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