ReMix: Silent Hill 2 'There Was a Hole Here'
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The Wingless wanted me to credit this as an XBOX ReMix, and it would be our first, but Silent Hill 2 was already associated with the PS2 in our database. So I figured I'd at least mention it . . . uhh . . . this is an XBOX ReMix! Just ignore that 'Playstation 2' up there, it's only your imagination :) Melancholy, piano-centric arrangement, with a very nice brush kit on drums and some excellent panning on the piano - don't know what piano patch J.A. uses, but it's a good one. String pads are nice too - the solo cello is exposed, and is not of the calibre that the piano is in terms of quality (with the strings, it's often the vibrato that's a problem), but it's a nice addition compositionally. There's some interesting key changes and things fluctuate from sort of a late-night murder mystery feel (i.e. spooky and reserved) to more frantic "someone . . . something, is chasin' my ass". Dig the pitch bend on the choir sample as well (reminds me of the intro to Beetlejuice, which is still one of Elfman's finest achievements and would make a kickass marching band opener) Atmospheric stuff from The Wingless, evocative of the gruesome and ominous aura Konami consistently injects into the SH series with the capable help of Akira Yamaoka.
- 42 on December 24, 2009
- martinstatic on July 29, 2009
- metalsnakejuice on May 25, 2009
I initially thought this one was a little bland, but looking closer, there's a lot more to it. Give this one a few listens.
- OA on March 18, 2009
- Audity on March 30, 2007
Not like that's a bad thing, but I suppose the chords aren't really so scary, somehow. I like this piece, it's nice to work to, it's not too interruptive to trains of thought, as other music can be.
- tabular on September 11, 2005
So anyway, this is the remix I've been listening to tonight. I really love the True theme, along with just about every other song from the Silent Hill series...but this is by far my favorite.
That being said, this mix really does capture the soul from the events transpiring when that song was playing in the video game. I know this mix is a bit old now, and some things that were alright when it first came out come off a little more dated and cheesy (the choir just a bit, and the really simple drums)...But a lot can be said about keeping everything really simple in terms of focusing on what's the most important, which in this case, is the piano..(and even though the sample seems really bare bones, it still comes off as rather realistic)
The way the other instruments accompany it is just right as well...And I love the key changes, and the silent pauses between new phrases in the song.
But my favorite part of this song is most definately the very ending from 4:00 on...and especially the notes at 4:15, 4:25, and 4:33 (and here I wish this chord progression could have been drawn out just a little more somehow...but ah well)
Anyway, maybe now I can rest. heheh
- Monobrow on September 11, 2005
- DrOpDeAdFrEdCuTiE on September 8, 2005
- ILLiterate on June 28, 2005
Nevertheless, GREAT JOB.
- Homunculus on October 5, 2004
This remix is not too terribly unlike the original. Wingless adds some piano
embelishment and strings that were not in the original. The soft choral
sounds also are not found in the original.
I *heart* the SH2 ost.
- m68030 on August 19, 2003
- premiumg on August 19, 2003
I was excited when I first downloaded this. Probably my favorite overall remixer on the site doing one of my favorite pieces from a game with great music? It's a can't miss situation. As always, The Wingless didn't disappoint. I'm not sure whether I like it better than the original version, but it's still an excellent remix. Nice and relaxing.
Second class recommendation.
- fadeaway on July 27, 2003
As for the rest, just nice to listen to. No ear grating, don't remember any wrong notes (haven't listened to this recently actually), and might encourage you to get the game! Or listen to it's other music, and the wingless's other music. Because you must!
- AnotherOneBitesTheDust on October 30, 2002
On the upside, the production is excellent. Still very similar to the original, but just a little more of everything. Slightly softer and slower, it seems less tense - this is the theme as James looks back from a few years in the future; not the original where the pain was [i]right there[/i]. The drums seem perfectly in place to me. I agree with Wingless that had they been any further forward it would have detracted from what he was trying to accomplish.
- risingson77 on September 4, 2002