ReMix: Tinhead 'Level 1 Theme (Brain Bucket Mix)'
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Definitely one of those mixes that surprises you by being both A. Good and B. From a game you've probably never heard of. Actually, to be honest, I had heard of Tinhead, but it was locked deep down way back in my outer memory banks from the glorious days of 16-bit. Very melodic work from Rayza, which mixes a high-quality, emotive piano part with a very deep techno bass, acoustic drums, and a soaring, delayed monoglide analogue lead synth. Underneath, beginning at 0'43", there are also some great percussive-synth arpeggios that add more of an electronic element to counter the more acoustic piano and drums. Very odd break at 1'11" where the mix almost sounds over, there's a tinny sound effect, then the synth lead comes in with a lonely lead. This part of the mix did seem a little out of the blue, changing the mood of the piece to a rather somber refrain, but the segue into and out of it puts it in a context that does have flow to it. I've talked to lots of people who are suckers for acoustic-electro hybrids, and I'm certainly one myself - tends to add the lacking 'human' element to electronica and combine the best of both worlds when done right. Great stuff, if obscure, from Rayza - hopefully those unfamiliar with the game will keep an open mind and give 'er a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
- Magellanic on December 11, 2011
Arrangement wise this plays very straight-forward (riff/original section/riff again), though the drop to the solo synth at 1:22 surprised me in regards to the direction taken. Overall it's a very light and happy way of writing, and one that could easily lose the listener in thought - thus in spite of it obviously showing its age, I quite dig this :)
- Rexy on December 4, 2011
- Bahamut on September 29, 2009
- justinj212 on January 10, 2009
I don't really feel like anything in this mix stands up and smacks me in the face with awesome, but it's a very listenable piece that I enjoy.
- Lint on December 11, 2008
- Rozovian on December 4, 2008
- evktalo on July 19, 2008
1:10 is really random. Everything comes to a screeching halt, and it takes way too long to regain momentum. Too bad, as it sits right in the middle of the mix and breaks it apart.
Tune is catchy, and the bass drives things nicely. Don't know how interpretive this is to the original, but either way it's good part writing by either the composer or Rayza here.
Cute little mix!
- DragonAvenger on December 6, 2007
I love the lead line on this, and the energetic accompaniment. The drums are a little weak, but the mix is carried by the busy synth rhythms and the nice lead. I think the mix could have benefitted from a shift in the color of the lead synth; right now the same sound goes throughout the entire song. Mixing it up for a breakdown or something would be a nice improvement.
Otherwise a really good track from a game i've never heard of before.
- OA on June 11, 2007
Just thought I'd pop in again and say that I still enjoy this, except I noticed a grating constant "hi-hat" sound in the right ear during the 2nd half of the song (possibly first as well). I can usually get by somehow enjoying something after spotting an annoying repeating sound, hopefully by listening with speakers next time.
The gating-like synth sample/harmonization, during this one part (before the two main phrases repeat again), is wonderful.
- Audity on November 25, 2006
- Liontamer on February 22, 2006
Standard Rayza wailing synth, techno rhythms, YAY PIANO rhythms, happiness, and a random pause in the middle with a bucket dropping that only Rayza will ever know its purpose. Basically it's an enhanced version of the original in a whole other style.
Just to restate, I really like this melody and am glad it has been mixed for mine and everyone else's listening pleasure. This is the kind of stuff OC is about minus the variation of the original melody. I think there was one of those "arrangements" of the melody in there, maybe at the end.
The original was in a stage called "Crystal World" and can be found on Zophar under the SNES section even though it says Sega on OC (I guess it was just done on the genesis first).
- AnotherOneBitesTheDust on February 15, 2003
not anything that special, but still a nice mix. I could have gone without the extended break in the middle (broke up the energy too much), but other than that it's well put together. So, this ain't anything too remarkable, but I'd say it's still worth a download.
- orkybash on June 4, 2002