ReMix: Tomb Raider 'Adventure Is in the Air'
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One of our judges' initial responses to this ReMix was "Tomb Raider had music?" :) Can't blame him too much, as though I played Eidos' original big-bosomed 3d adventure quite a bit I couldn't really recall the tunage myself. EmptyMy brings us our first arrangement from the Aussie superstar's increasingly plentiful legacy, now immortalized in a lackluster blockbuster with Angelina Jolie. Fortunately, unlike the ill-fated celluloid incarnation of Lara Croft, this interpretation is coherent and enjoyable. Judges cited it as being simplistic in a good way, having a nice stereo ambience, establishing a relaxing + open atmosphere, and not being too long or too short. Starting with some killa ambient sound fx of wind and water droplets, evoking strongly the mouth of a cavern, an eery bell pattern fades in with a great wind/pipe patch, then a minimal drum loop establishes the basic beat. Towards the end some electric guitar is layered with the moving electric bassline, which is the anchor and base of the track. Cool, refreshing, and not overembellished work from EmptyMy - good stuff.
- WesternZypher on September 21, 2012
Having said that, this remix doesn't seem to bring much to the table until about halfway through.
- Samildanach Emrys on November 22, 2011
- evktalo on September 22, 2009
- _heartilly_ on September 17, 2009
Great ambiance, and a solid groove, the winds sound great, if a bit piercing on these cheapo phones. I'm digging the wide sound you have going down, with a lot of texture on the left side. The beat is pretty subdued but still lends forward motion, and things are generally filled out well.
The arrangement is pretty short, but I think it is more of a really nice expansion rather than a re-imagining (this is all conjecture, I have no idea what the original sounds like), so it being concise is fine.
- OA on February 11, 2008
Also, i really like the flute part which is rich in tone and though simplistic, is well fit.
To me i think imagery of a song is always important.
The first thing i thought of listening to this song was Ms. stunning Lara Croft walking carefully through a cave opening, gun poised for action, ready to jump through some crazy trap.
All in all, nicely done.
- Inv1ctus on October 6, 2007
- Nutritious on July 20, 2007
Nugget wrote: This... is pure genius. Absolutely superb. I cannot belive someone has finally made a Tomb Raider ReMix. [b]Its about bloody time, too![/b] 5/5. Bit short, but that is indeed what the repeat button is for.
It was made over 3 years ago ;)
- The Orichalcon on January 13, 2006
- Nugget on January 13, 2006
Please tell me you don't have one and its just samples or i'll be really jealous!! I so want a Shakuhachi!
The remix is really good, yea its short, but it works :)
- Mairuzu on July 20, 2005
- FinalGamer on January 29, 2005
- metal_kitsune on September 13, 2004
Anyway, I really REALLY like this mix. Its different from the original, but still stays true to the same feel. I like the empty cavernous feel the beginning has, like I can picture Lara walking through the Cistern after the water was drained and little drops are still falling around her here and there... I guess there's only one way to say it...
:nicework: NICE WORK!
- reelmojo on January 15, 2003
It IS short... but I was so tired of me never finishing anything, so I let it be.
Oh, and for you who don't remember the original title music. I have uploaded it for you. I'll prolly take it down soon, though.
As you can hear, the original had this cool choir, and is sonically superior to mine. By far. Longer, more epic. But it lacks the bassline, which I invented to make my remix groovier. ;)
- EmptyMy on December 12, 2002
This remix, however, almost makes me want to play it again to hear the original. But the game isn't good enough. :P
Simply awesome. :)
- DarkPrimus on December 11, 2002