ReMix: Kabuki: Quantum Fighter 'USB Mindlink'
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This is our very first ReMix from Dj Abjurator, our first coverage from "Kabuki Quantum Fighter", and - by virtue of being from that game - our first ReMix of a game whose protagonist fights bad guys inside a supercomputer using primarily his formidable abundance of red hair. Yep. Not too many games fit that description. Not to get sidetracked toooo much, but this to me is what makes Japan a great nation - they can produce games that feature hair-fightin' kabuki heroes dukin' it out inside supercomputers that somehow resemble sets from Ninja Gaiden II, and present the concept with straight faces. In most civilized nations, that's the type of idea that doesn't even make it to the proposal stage, and in some uncivilized nations could result in immediate castration. Yet the land of the rising sun gives us these gems, and by god, some of them turn out to be great. In this case, at least the music was solid, and has produced an even more solid ReMix. Abjurator gives the title screen music - peppy, energetic techno to begin with - an overhaul, with much-improved sounds, some ambient effects, and more focus and direction. If I were inside a supercomputer and were killing people with my hair, this here is the type of music I'd wanna be hearing, true dat. Honestly, I'm glad someone covered this oddball, chose probably the best track, and did an admirable job as well. There's not much to describe or elaborate upon - this is after all pretty direct techno, with the salient stand-out characteristic being the spooky atmospherics, but it's direct techno done well, with variation, discrete chunks, some slick leads, and a relentless drum track. For execution, game choice, and sheer fun combined, this piece thus comes highly recommended.
On to the actual mix though... I don't have much to say :? It's completely generic techno aside from the neat ambient effects (and I guess the pitch bended lead is pretty interesting, too) and I can't say I recommend this unless you're a huge fan of the source or the genre.
- Emunator on December 8, 2009
- Bahamut on October 31, 2009
The background gets repetative, I would do something to change it up, return back, etc. Just more new stuff to keep me interested.
Overall the melody is catchy, and the bassline is pretty cool. I could see a lot of potential for more development going on here. Overall, a fun listen.
- DragonAvenger on September 4, 2009
THe synth used for the melody is very nice and slidey. :)
- OA on March 27, 2007
nice introduction: starting creepy, growing happy
then at 0:52 here we go 8)
oooh, at 1:04 is even better
nice change at 1:17 (it was better before, though)
at 1:30 is sad again :(
cool, 1:42 (and 1:56) for the win again
OMG drums at 2:08, and continue!!! a long cool section
at 2:30 the song is changing and the panning surround is awesome. good that I'm sitting otherwise I would fall down. oh, and at 3:00 some more drums.
let's go for the finale. 3:25 is a nice milestone
not so grand finale, imo.
maybe this song is too repetitive, 4:26 is a lot to fill with this simple melody
*closing review mode*
k, this is my first and last try at realtiming-review :lol:
- Nineko on November 20, 2005
V-FlyTrap wrote: Where is that string sounds from? Its almost identical to the one used by The Prodigy (Liam Howlett) in "Music for the jilted generation" album.
Thanks for the kind review.
I used a simple GM-bank string sound and manipulated it with a sampler until it sounded right. Basically, I adjusted the attack and release rate, tweaked the cut-off and ressonance, then ran it through some reverb. Yummy.
- Aureolius on August 5, 2002
- EvilHorde on August 5, 2002
- Legato on July 20, 2002
- Psycrow on July 16, 2002
- Aureolius on July 15, 2002
I know there was a request for it in the forums a while back, were you answering to that?
- Ryan8bit on July 15, 2002
- Aureolius on July 15, 2002
Abjurator, now if thats not a new name then I must have missed something. This isn't just a new name, but this is a new mix with an almost experimental ambient sound, that is, when the when the hard hitting techno beat isn't seething from your speakers. I love the ambient loop at the beginning and the end of this piece, and I really have to say, the part with the hammering beat a is no sluff either. This here is definatly one of the better techno pieces I've heard on this site, and very easy to dance to (believe me, I even tried.) Excellent work Abjurator, and yes, I want to hear more.
- Ginnsu on July 15, 2002