ReMix: Stunt Race FX 'Thin Glow'
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We've seen a lot of new faces around OC ReMix in the last several months, but analoq's keeps popping up, with professional, compelling new ReMixes often accompanying it. No complaints here - his latest is from "one of those SuperFX games besides Starfox", also referred to more specifically as Stunt Race FX. This was a fun little game that had lots of replay value for people like me who enjoy driving around and doing all manner of stupid things like bumping into walls at full speed, etc. Don't ask me to account for my youth, I can't :) I revisited it months ago with the power of ZSNES and realized that I probably had a bit more fun playing it than I should have, but it was still a good timekiller so many years later. analoq's got some sweet gear, and he puts it to good use here, mixing electric and electronic textures, guitar-based and synthetic, with simply awesome results. There's some great, underwatery processing, distorted bass, resonant 303 synth lines, and ubiquitous high-quality filters at play, along with ethereal pads and vibes, all mixed to a sugary perfection. The melody here is surprisingly melancholy and "serious", which takes on an added dimension from the original with analoq's treatment. The only thing that's not handled 100% smoothly is the very ending, which stops and lets the delay conclude things - this can sometimes work well, depending on the context, but I'd almost have preferred a fade or something with more closure in this case. But just listen to the processing, folks - listen to the sounds. There are less traditional guitar textures at play here that you won't hear elsewhere on the site that really work, the way analoq's used them. I continued to be increasingly impressed with the sonic quality and variety of his work; I'd like to see some less groove-based and more varied arranging approaches, but for summoning a pure mood and crossing all instrumentation t's and dotting all mixing i's, you can't beat this sort of vibe. Recommended.
- KyleJCrb on July 14, 2011
- SubNormal J3 on July 13, 2011
- KyleJCrb on April 17, 2009
- Dafydd on March 18, 2009
I've never had any of my music referred to as a "stoner anthem" before or since this remix. I wonder why it earned praise from some of Mary Jane's faithful patrons.
Not that I'm complaining, on the contrary, I'm trying to figure out how to duplicate this sort of response. :<
- analoq on March 18, 2009
- Dafydd on March 18, 2009
When it comes in with the full rhythm guitar backing, is when everything clicks for me, including the aforementioned melody.
Took a few listens, as it didn't immediately grab me (besides that superhot bass), but I've really come around to this one. Good stuff.
- OA on March 18, 2009
- Dafydd on April 20, 2007
Definitely recommend this one.
- stickflare on April 11, 2007
- MrBogus on May 5, 2006
- Navi on September 15, 2005
- jordex on May 3, 2005
I'd love to explain how much I like this but well.
Yay for multigenre music!
Throw some trancey synth in awith a distorted guitar and you get ownage!
Oh and btw the beginning nearly burns my ears off (headphones)
- Dark Vagabond on March 12, 2005
I'm not sure if any but me noticed, and that commercial probably doesn't even play in the US. So, has anyone living in Canada, or more precisly Quebec, noticed that?
- The Rat on February 23, 2004
- the biz on February 3, 2004