ReMix: Mega Man 2 "With the Quickness" 4:57

By A_Rival

Arranging the music of one song...

"Quick Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2002-10-08, evaluated by djpretzel


Just one quick post tonight, but it's the first submission in a long time from the one and only AE. If that doesn't mean anything to you, take some time to explore this site more thoroughly - those that have will almost certainly tell you that some of the very best electronica, technically AND musically, can be found in AE's wundermixes from the Mega Man games. The blue bomber has consistently gotten red carpet techno treatment from AE, and this latest Quickman ReMix provides a healthy and long overdue dose of more powerful + potent retronica for your ears to enjoy. With more than a few new tricks up his seemingly endless sleeves, AE goes in some new directions here, at time transitioning into more ambient territory, and even some jazz voicings, while also exhibiting some technical trickery on the processing / production end of the spectrum. Basically, it's this simple: if you like techno at all, you need this ReMix, pronto. It's yet another track that's too dense with musical gems and points of interest to begin to comprehensively detail here - it's what I'd call a "no-brainer" download for at least 90% of the OCR-listening public, so such detail would largely be filler regardless. Importantly, though, it does show that AE has grown and is going new places and doing new things, though he's still retained razor-sharp technical skills in the process. Five minutes of highly recommended music, to understate.

djpretzel

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Csyzr
on 2010-11-07 06:41:07

liked it until1:48 then didnt notice anything till 3:20 at the game sfx (nice touch btw)

i keep getting the "back up dancer" effect for most of your bass and deeper syths. they are pretty good, but songs like this tend to sound 1 sided because the entire track is backed up by ignorable sound. simply too repetative and long.

experiment with the bass in the middle instead of disappearing and slowly climbing back up to what was a pretty mild pace to begin with.

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Haro
on 2010-11-06 15:20:47

one of the best remixes of all time. the stuff of legends

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tweex
on 2010-08-07 12:54:11

Crazy opening. Classic synth sound, but AE creates a great atmosphere here. The drums are phat and the kick has a lot of meat to it. I really enjoy the slightly downtempo DnB tracks. Lots of synth counterpoint going all over the place. And there's the breakdown section that we've come to expect out of a AE mix :). The piano was a really nice touch as he doesn't use acoustic instruments much at all. It was a nice break. The oscillating and filtering effects are glorious, as are all of the glitching and stuttering. Very BT esque, but with the classic vibe. The pulsing bass is really nice and I loved the halftime beat section. The violin was a WONDERFUL touch for the same reason the piano was. Interesting ending; very cinematic!

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OA
on 2010-04-22 11:49:30

Cool intro and the rest of the track lives up to the promise- excellent attention to detail. The piano solo section was a little mechanical, but pretty easy to forgive compared to the rest of the awesomeness surrounding it. Some really nice arrangement ideas keep this one sounding good over 7 years later. :-)

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Marmiduke
on 2009-09-12 11:28:36

Incredibly robust treatment of a theme I never thought was as strong as the others on the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. This takes the original into vastly different contexts and manipulates it just to my liking, it's fast, powerful and not afraid to slow down and reveal a little underbelly. The short piano interval is so well-intentioned and sounds great, but the real showstopper is the last third. Terrific use of chiptune and sound effects. Really nice stuff.

I'm surprised that this dates back as far as 2002, and also that it was his departing mix to mark his much-too-long hiatus. But talk about going out on a high note, this is the penultimate AE mix. It's hyperactive, thoughtful and so Mega Man it hurts. It could only be AE.

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42
on 2009-01-18 00:05:31

This mix seems to be trying too hard and trying to be too many things, and you know what? It works. I don't really know how, but it does.

This mix takes its source and really goes places with it.

And I especially like that charging up at 2:52. Great stuff. :nicework:

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AeroZ
on 2007-12-04 05:33:11
hahaha

Anyway, this is still one of the best tracks on the site after like five years.

Fanservice!

Couldn't agree more.

When he charges from 1.39 to slowly up until 2.53,

and just goes KILL FRENZYY! Amazingly well done.

Woah.. this is so good music.

Made my times in the car today so much better.

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Monobrow
on 2007-06-14 17:46:57
He (or who knows maybe she... AE is mysterious)

hahaha

Anyway, this is still one of the best tracks on the site after like five years.

Fanservice!

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DJ_MetroMan
on 2006-07-08 17:13:59

This tune was amazing - Quick Man's stage music has never been better! Everything went together well, and it sounded great! Awesome job, AE! If you like techno, or even if you don't, you will LOVE it after this. 10/10!!! :)

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Psychotic Ninja
on 2006-01-27 22:00:20

Quick man was my favorite stage music in Mega Man 2, and damn, did AE do a good job at remixing it.

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Bummer
on 2005-11-24 10:47:17
yay!

You joined only to say that?

Apparently, AE is back. I wouldn´t know, since my record only goes back to this summer, but according to this, it was an astounding comeback.

Most of the times this mix wasn´t all about getting the melody rolling and have fun with the synths, but more like used the instruments to create a masterpiece beyond our very minds.

The synths and beats was great, and here and there AE managed to add some more classical instruments like piano and strings.

And for the grand finale, he used many sounds from the game itself to create a more chaotic but also more thrilling feel to it, and then finish it completely with more beautiful instruments.

AwesomE remix AE, truly.

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RimFrost the Tourianist
on 2005-09-19 21:45:26

This one goes on Rimmy's playlist ASAP.

It fits well with the hangover recovery from yesterdays..

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BlackPerson
on 2005-09-19 15:57:54

yay!

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Mr Azar
on 2005-03-26 05:26:20

This song is great, one of the better Megaman 2 Remixes i've ever heard 8)

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Shwenky
on 2005-03-25 19:35:28

This remix is awesome. Actually, I wouldn't expect anything else from AE. That's definitely one of the best uses of sound effects from a game EVER. :mrgreen:

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Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Quick Man Stage"

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