Alright, so this is a little late. I've been saying I was gonna do another orchestral piece for months. Finally, I just got tired of seeing the Dale Norths and Matt Pollards of the world having all the fun ^^, and locked down on a rather unlikely choice - the water music from Super Mario 64. The entire intro to this ReMix superimposes totally original counter-melodies and harmonies over the BASIC chord structure of the melody, and the whole piece sort of escalates from there. This was one of the easiest ReMixes for me to make, for some reason, although it is fairly outlandish in concept and execution. Mostly Gigastudio (Piano, string sustains, english horn) but also some Motif (percussion, string hits, vibes). Ending gets a little loud (intentionally) but if you're like me it'll make you wanna do the happy dance . . . You're probably not like me ^^
This is astonishing work given the stone age release date of 2001.
Production is really good for a time before the VST and DAW boom.
You were making sweet tunes before I even started to make music at
all.- Argle on March 6, 2013
Of the 200 or so mixes I've listened to, this is one is my
favourite. The opening piano is beautiful, and when the percussion
Goosebumps.- Locke on September 24, 2011
I absolutely love this song. Maybe the official re-tweet will
forgive my thread necromancy here , but I think it's time I took
this into Audacity (unless someone has a better Linux tool they'd
recommend) and dropped the intensity on the drum entrance. It's
just too heavy for me.
I know most modern music for TV and small movies is synth rather
than orchestral, but it can be really jarring when you go from
something that's beautifully orchestral and natural sounding to
some painfully obvious synth trumpet or sax; or in this case drums.- Speck on May 26, 2011
This is a very unique take on the 'Dire, Dire Docks' theme. Namely
because the seventh chords are all dropped in favor of basic
chords. The result: it is still beautiful and perhaps more
impressive because djp was able to evoke this much emotion without
the aid of more advanced chords.
1:32 drums do a great job at pushing forward to the climax- SubNormal J3 on February 21, 2011
Oh....such beautiful music, good sir! The piano was SO good, and
when the drums kick in, holy shit! This has....em....let's see if I
can say it right, a kind of classy heroic anthemish thing going on
in the middle, and it really blows me away before ending on that
piano again. It's just one of those ReMixes that are so amazing,
they seem to go by really fast and truly make me want more. Thank
goodness for the repeat button.- Crulex on December 23, 2010
This song is amazing. It builds well and flows well and is just
beautiful. I like how well it keeps with the source material both
in note and in essence.
For those of you who know what Audiosurf is, this is one of those
tracks that is just plain fun to ride.- Skinner3D on November 12, 2010
wildarms007;693347 wrote: First heard this track
when it came out originally. It still stands the test of time.
djpretzel should do the entire OST w/collaborators. This track
would make it hands down.
Totally agree. This is so very beautiful.- Fflwcs on November 5, 2010
First heard this track when it came out originally. It still stands
the test of time. djpretzel should do the entire OST
w/collaborators. This track would make it hands down.- wildarms007 on July 3, 2010
Oh wow. I heard this song years ago when I was listening to random
remixes on the web. I loved it so much. It's so beautiful and
peaceful. It literaly gives me chills.I am SO glad I found it
again.- ChaoticOverdrive on June 14, 2010
Pretty classy stuff, with a nice soundscape and the snare at the
end was a nice touch. I definitely hear the Dale North and Matt
Pollard connection, though the drums were a bit more bombastic than
what they would do.
The arrangement is short but sweet, and it's a good original song
to cover, easily the best track in SMB64. No reason to not check
this one out, It's good.- OA on June 1, 2010
Oh wow, when the snares come in near the end it's a total "Chariots
of Fire" moment--was that intentional?
Anyway, beautiful piece. I always enjoy your work, I think you have
a great sense of arrangement and it really shows through in these
mixes you've put on the site.- Lucentas on December 11, 2009
Truly magnificent! I do not think i've yet to hear a remix by you
that can top this one! Amazing work on creating a masterpiece that
focuses on orchestral arrangements that brings out the life of the
original. I actually used this for my music appreciation class in
college a few years back to turn in for a certain beat. This fit in
Great work and I salute your efforts to bring this type of music to
those who love to hear these mixes!
-Lon- Loning on June 1, 2009
I just want to say this is a fantastic song. One of the best on the
site IMO.- Argle on June 26, 2008
This is the most prize possetion in my music files.Also I will
cherish this song until I die!The piano at the beggining is great!- VideoGameGuy232 on January 10, 2008
This song rocks. Does any know where I can find sheet music for
this song on piano?????? Or if not, does anyone have a midi file or
.mus file of this song, if so, could they private message me or
post the site with this song???- shadowglo on August 30, 2006