ReMix: Blazing Lazers 'Industrial Bubbles'
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Damn - I wanted to be the first to ReMix Blazing Lazers! JHVH-1, you bastard! Oh well, you can't win 'em all, and JHVH-1's industrial take the stage 8 'bubbles' level is rife with VERY creative drums, clangy synth sounds, and a distant, mellow melody. Some excellent DJ scratching too - really, the drum track here is quality and very mechanical, as good industrial should be. A spooky and atmospheric first from JHVH-1, and a worthy addition to our very short list of Turbografx-16 ReMixes. By the way, if you've never played Blazing Lazers, slap yourself silly then go find an emu + rom and get jammin' - it's one of the classic 2d overheads, and not too difficult (yes, even *I* could play it!)
Feels like an industrial ghost house or ice cavern. :) There's a terrific sense of tension and awe here. Does end a little abruptly, though, especially in comparison to the great introduction.
- Fun on March 16, 2013
However, credit where credit is due for the neat percussion work; between the reverse-loop sample work being placed in past 0:30 and some strong interesting subtleties going on as the mix continues, it helps to offer a broader expansion towards the track. And similarly in comparison to other mixes of 2001 it had shown some good equalisation especially with lower and mid frequencies; so in terms of production it managed to stand up firmly.
But good (for 2001) production coupled with a rough and distuned arrangement does make this a struggle to appreciate in the long run, so I can't really see it doing it for me. Albeit, there's some good ideas in there (surprising for a one-hit wonder I admit), and it's a shame you couldn't really follow up on it :(
- Rexy on December 9, 2011
- Bahamut on September 21, 2009
- justinj212 on January 15, 2009
- Master_Yoshi on December 11, 2008
- anosou on December 6, 2008
- evktalo on July 19, 2008
That being said, it's not my favorite mix, and I agree that from about 2:00 on it turns into a bit too much of a mess, but I think the track's alright.
- DragonAvenger on December 13, 2007
Can't say i'm a huge fan of this mix.
- OA on February 22, 2007
So basically make an entire song consisting of loops of the first 8 seconds on this track, and you got a nice wicked song.
- Dionyseus on November 3, 2005
Any fan of industrial probably already has this mix.
- AnotherOneBitesTheDust on January 3, 2003
- Streets of Rage bum on July 30, 2002
This starts out sounding like something from the Demon’s Crest soundtrack. Didn’t care for the samples that start at 0:18, they remind me of breaking glass or something. The percussion is okay, and the main “bow” sound is annoying, but the background choir sample is nice. The sample that sounds like a turntable is annoying also, but the pinging sound that starts at ~1:10 is as good as the choir sample was. Otherwise the mix just sounds like noise to me. The beat/bass only area at ~1:40 is okay, but soon after it starts that “breaking glass” sample is playing again, and I just find that annoying. Overall, I can’t say I liked listening to this mix. 1/5
- Saunders on May 26, 2002