ReMix: Mega Man 2 'Dr. Wily Haunts Flash Man'
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Cool. Actually, let me revise that: hella cool. This ReMix by first-time contributor Mattias Holmgren was requested by none other than his brother, and is actually a ReMix of a ReMix - Mattias has taken NoppZ' arrangement of the Wily and Flashman themes, Mega Man 2 'Wily Meets Flashman', and totally reconstructed it using rock drums and electric guitar, with quality synthage as well. Check out Mattias' website as well - dude plays guitar and piano, sings, uses Cubase and Sound Forge, writes C++ apps, uses 3d studio Max and Photoshop, and does respectable web design as well - mad props to the renaissance man, indeed. This is high-adrenaline rock, with chuggin' guitars, screamin' leads, slammin' drums, and many more descriptive verb-instrument combinations that I could annoyingly use an apsotrophe to sub for a 'g' in. Don't hesitate for a second - quality is superb, and while the arrangement stems from NoppZ' capable work, the piece has transmogrified into something more kin to the rock phylum in the genus "kickass" (whereas NoppZ' was more techno-groove, genus "butt-shakin'". How's my taxonomy?) Mattias definitely blends electronic textures transparently into this guitar-based piece, something few pop bands could do (Trent Reznor admires 'The Cars' for this quality and I agree), and the transitions and technical aspects are spot-on. Apparently took him five hours, as the ID3 comment indicates - five hours well spent, I'd say. Kay, I'll shut up now - great, memorable stuff, and for a ReMix of a ReMix it reworks an enjoyable idea/arrangement into a different but equally enjoyable piece. Highly recommended.
- OA on November 27, 2009
I just wanted to let you know I have some new game remixes available at my blogg.
Check them out at http://blogg.morningdewmedia.com
Also be sure to check out the game LEGIO which will be released Q2 2009 which features my orchestral music. The game was published by Paradox interactive.
Mattias Holmgren / Composer for media
- starfall on May 6, 2009
My biggest problem with the mix overall is that the two themes are placed side by side. There might as well have been two separate mixes, rather than one after the other. The harmony in the high line that compares to the ‘flute’ that starts the Flashman theme is my favorite part of the mix overall (3:07 or so). Too bad it only lasts about four seconds.
Sounds are not great, but overall I don’t mind them. More an age thing than anything else, so I won’t fault. Percussion overall is pretty complimentary, and doesn’t get repetitive.
Overall, it doesn’t stand out as the best mix of either theme, and honestly could have been two separate mixes, but it’s worth a listen.
- DragonAvenger on February 1, 2009
- Qonas on June 30, 2008
This remix is great! If Noppz´s remix was pure techno, then this is 100 percent full velocity guitarthrash. Is always nice to see that there are more swedes around here than you expect. Sadly, I have no more to say about this remix, the speed and rhytm talks on its own, but this remix is far from simple. Great remix dude.
starfall wrote: www.morningdewmedia.com/music/fullblood.mp3
Let me know if you enjoy it!
SCREW SPITTING SOY LETTACE!!
An another one! After analyzing it, I found it very good, skilled guitarplay with a nice set of drums kicking up the adrenaline level to new hights. But I have big trouble figuring out the original song track. I think it´s the boss theme. Either way, awesome remixes, both of them.
Hoppas du gör fler remixer i framtiden!
- Bummerdude on November 17, 2005
- Butterball on September 24, 2005
*listens...again, and again*
...hopes to be as near awesome as he is...and AE too.
- muzikal-phoenix on August 26, 2005
This is Mattias Holmgren the composer/remixer writing.
I've been busy with alot of albums (Azure, Embracing) and my audio production company for the past months.
Due to the high pressure of people telling me they wanted more songs like the Mega Man 2 track I spent
a few hours yesterday and wrote this creazy song called "Fullblood".
Let me know if you enjoy it!
- starfall on June 23, 2005
- Kilron on May 5, 2005
Other than that, love it.
EDIT: Never mind my last comment. My version must've gotten screwed up in BitTorrent. Happened to another file I got as well.
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