ReMix: Streets of Rage 2 'Slow Moon Groove'
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Avien virtually teases us with this excellent but painfully brief Streets of Rage 2 mixage - parents, don't let this happen to your children: make sure great ReMixes are developed and nurtured and reach full growth before sprouting. Strange and uncomfortable analogies aside, this is good stuff. With a beautifully delayed electric piano patch and growing pads, Avien brings in a velvet synth bass that eventually filters out, but not too soon, and a jazzy lil breakbeat. Then there's beautiful strings, sonar ping-esque synth, and the round-robin ending with major-key chord resolution. Very polished, with a certain feel to it that evokes some of the more contemporary car commercials these days with the irresistably silky tunage. Recommended - just make sure you leave it on repeat for at least two cycles, as it's over before ya know it.
parents, don't let this happen to your children: make sure great ReMixes are developed and nurtured and reach full growth before sprouting.
hahaha. that made me laugh. anyways.....
Avien shows some improvement over his last mixes (which are still some of my favorites) with a cleaner production and much more chord movement. I think the title describes the mix very well: it's a good chill-out type groove with some neat instrumentation.
- SubNormal J3 on March 20, 2011
I gotta say, the music sure teases w/ it's brief length, but it's perfect for the car commercial.
- fdesa on June 2, 2010
There's so much to like about this track, pick it up.
- OA on March 17, 2009
- WesternZypher on November 30, 2008
The opening bassline was incredibly sexy, and I loved the warping effect on it from :38-:47 as a transition into the source melody. The string work afterward was also really beautiful, and the overall atmosphere is something analogous to mv's material. I wouldn't have disagreed if someone has told me it was a collab between the two.
It's unfortunate that Chris passed away, as I would have loved to have heard more material from him and follow his musical development. He mostly phased out of the community years before the car accident that took his life, but what you have here in his final OC ReMix were all the hallmarks of a sophisticated, creative arranger.
- Liontamer on May 14, 2007
- reelmojo on March 16, 2006
shenzhou wrote: Would you ever consider remixing "Dreamer" from SOR2? That song rules, and I think, considering your work on "DaStreets" and "Slow Moon Groove," you'd do the best song in SOR2 justice, Avien.
Avien passed away in September of last year. More information (including the ability to go to Chris's guestbook to leave condolences) is available in the writeup of "Club Del Toro."
- Liontamer on August 17, 2005
Would you ever consider remixing "Dreamer" from SOR2? That song rules, and I think, considering your work on "DaStreets" and "Slow Moon Groove," you'd do the best song in SOR2 justice, Avien.
- shenzhou on August 17, 2005
This song makes me want to cry and smile and spray my shorts all in two minutes.
As Orkybash said over 2 years ago, I think the length here works. It sets a mood and gets its message across--demanding 'more development' is asking for a different song. And if it were simply longer, without additional material/development, it would drag on too long, and lose some of its impact.
One of the best (and most underrated) OCR songs there is....10/10.
- IC on March 3, 2005
- tyler_lucero on October 6, 2004
- LiquidTrance on June 13, 2004
Basically 'Avien' the remix rocks, It stays True Throughout the whole thing, brings me back to the era of Streets of rage 2 which to me is a memoir because the first day i beat that game, was the day one of my brother's were born.. :oops: So Anyway.. yea this remix rocks..
- TheBaConMan on April 29, 2004
- defender!! on February 9, 2004
- plasmagrey on December 4, 2003
- The Berserk Fury on July 10, 2003