ReMix: DuckTales 'The Amazon Session'
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Alright - Gux kicks it back with some very lighthearted ducktales ReMixage. Though from the title you might think this would be laden with jungle breaks or have a more primal sound to it, it actually closely resembles happy Hawaiian music, with a nice jazz guitar that does lead and backing chords, a SLICK jazz brush kit that even takes a solo itself, what sounds like an accordion, a more open, clean guitar, and an upright bass. The arrangement is so smooth, though, that the real magic is how these instruments play off one another, do tradeoffs, carry the track at certain points or take a backstage at others. Gux REALLY knows how to arrange for different genres and ensembles, a very difficult and important skill. Big kudos in my book for this one, a hard ReMix to make right.
I love the upbeat nature of this one, and even with the weakass samples, and bland production, there is a ton of personalization put into all the parts, and lots of velocity and mod changes.
I seriously can't tell if the guitar is sequenced or live. That's care put into a lead line.
While nothing will top the moon theme as my favorite track from the game, this is a pretty solid entry too, especially considering the age of the mix.
Nice work :-D
- OA on March 19, 2009
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
- bladiator on June 16, 2008
But it's like, the only Amazon re-mix on here, and I was just curious to hear what they did with it.
VERY surprised. I would have never thought of re-mixing it in this genre. The whole time I felt I was at this Hawa'iian luau. The chords of the song just lend themselves to it too!
It WOULD be interesting to hear this live, with like a real slide guitar and everything.
- KogeJoe on January 24, 2007
- Liontamer on May 10, 2006
This is as the name says, a jam session, a very good session if I might say. Although it´s supposed to be a place that´s haunted by bees and gorillas that doesn´t like ducks with with tall hats, I´m agreeing with pretzel that this has more of an Hawaiian or at least beach feeling. I don´t really knows what´s playing the lead, but it sure sounds good. Tune in this great work from Gux while you can.
- Bummer on September 30, 2005
- Txai on June 21, 2005
deshrill wrote: Wow, this is great. It's [i]Duck Tales[/i] meets [i]Super Mario RPG[/i]!
Wow, I was just thinking the same thing. Fun fun mix!
- dmauro on May 3, 2005
- jordex on May 3, 2005
- _Reaper_ on August 18, 2004
- Lie Mf B on August 15, 2004
Very easy listening... Reminds me of some tracks from the recent [i]Mario/Zelda Big Band[/i] album.
- deshrill on April 15, 2004
- Stealwool on December 26, 2003
Just a couple of hiccups. The first one is a judgement call, but I wish the awesome countermelody at 0:28 would've made it into this remix. The second one is more technical. The acoustic guitar in the third verse needs a little tweaking. It was obviously played on a keyboard, because it issues a loud TWANG above a certain volume. The result is sporadic twanging that covers up the melody underneath. (You'll hear what I mean). It's no big thing, just something that's always dogged a keyboard guitar voice.
Props to the composer, and I love the ending.
- Epic1044 on September 24, 2003
I love when it goes jivey, with the swing drums playin....brilliant ^_^
I have to say I prefer the first part of the song...where the original melody is played on the electric(?) guitar...though Im not a huge fan of when the acoustic plays it...its the way the notes sound to me that does it...they sound obviously plucked...which Im not a fan of.
The ending is good...and puts me in mind of those french films when something slow like that plays while a broody poet reccounts his life...like that.
And the ending is pretty good too...the little one beat stab (for want of a better word) cant fail in making me smile....
- Eccles on August 6, 2003