ReMix: Treasure Hunter G 'Linoleum Stalactites'
5,992,448 bytes, 4:56, 160kbps
Streaming preview on YouTube
Adhesive_Boy provides another interesting, not-your-run-of-the-mill ReMix, this time in 5/4 and from the Squareresoft RPG Treasure Hunter G. One of the main highlights is a great acoustic drum riff, well articulated, lending a hybrid-acoustic feel to the mix. Overall, this is compelling stuff, that doesn't cut any creative corners or hesitate to try new ideas. The melody is sometimes impressionistic and sometimes more straightforward, and a jungle-style breakbeat is layered on top of the acoustic riff. You've also got distant, spooky arpeggios, excellent choral patches, swirling, liquid synth lead, artistic and haunting piano, a solo string breakdown (!!) towards the end, and elements of jazz, ambient, and breakbeat all coming together perfectly. Tellingly, due to its unique, left-of-center style, Judge Israfel was perhaps the most positive, describing it as being "packed with interesting ideas from beginning to end" - if you're looking for interesting ideas, I'd have to agree: look no further. Not just interesting, but also musical and well-executed. Not quite chill music, not really driving or dancing music, to me this has enough motion, variety, and originality to just sit and listen to intently, appreciating the textures. At about five minutes, it's also telling that this mix still seems ephemeral, and doesn't drag on, which sometimes more experimental pieces have a habit of risking. Impressive and very respectably original stuff from Adhesive_Boy, from some new territory at that - kudos + recommended.
- WesternZypher on October 17, 2011
Synthwise there's lots of cool stuff going on, with a pretty nice lead sound and some nice arpeggios as well. There is a bit of painful feedback about 3/4 through to the end though; i think some of the frequencies on that could have been tamed a bit.
I think i'd have enjoyed this a bit more if there was a little more going on melodically; there is plenty going on, but it mostly just fleshes out the underlying chordal structure rather than adding any specific color.
- OA on April 16, 2008
- watkinzez on August 2, 2005
The game's OST was absolutely mindblowing. By the time I got to the first training dungeon (where this song, "The World's Cavern 1" is played), I was hooked on the music. The CGI-rendered graphics weren't bad either. :D
Anyway! Just wanted to say how much this ReMix stands out for me. I love how it drifts around, pushes at the edges, and yet still comes back with the drums and beat. Funny you should mention Radiohead's "Morning Bell" - that was precisely what I thought of when I heard the intro percussion, complete with fade-in and all. :D
Actually, come to think of it, this ReMix style reminds me a lot of Radiohead's experimental stuff (as found on Kid A and Amnesiac - not so much Hail to the Thief). Electronic and very, very textured.
Well done. :)
p.s. Oh, and uh... one more thing: "Linoleum Stalactites"? O_o
- LFyda on June 1, 2005
I like all the breaks from the fast paced backgrounds like 3:27
- jordex on October 19, 2004
I also have the original rns file, but the drum patches and some other of the crucial samples I used were part of larger refills that you'd have to have in order to open those samples.
- ella guro on February 2, 2004
But anyhoo, great song, I like it at 3:25-ish when that whole violiny part starts.
- EX / mAnicmoogle
- EtherealXero on July 15, 2003
Despite my misgivings about the genre of music, the quality is high, and very creative. 5/4 is one of the least commonly used common time signatures used in music (if that makes sense). Way to use 5/4 EFFECTIVELY, and hope maybe some people will take some creative license with upcoming remixes and decide to make something 7/8, or even 12/8. :D
Keep it up Adhesive_Boy.
- Snyderman on July 10, 2003
Anyway, thanks for the compliments.
- ella guro on July 9, 2003
It's the exact same pattern. (5/4 with the exact same rhythm)
I must say though, this, while not my style, is very unique. I can't really explain it. I liked it for the sheer unique/strange feeling it had, while being a song I didn't particularly enjoy. Good work though, I must say.
- Snyderman on July 8, 2003
Just try and find the beginning of the measures... the 3:32 area is a good place to find the rythmn, land the 1 like on that picture and cycle through, and the rythmn is much more apparent. At least that's what I did, the song went from somewhat disorienting to enjoyable.
- Nobbynob Littlun on July 7, 2003
Umm, but yeah. The intro sound was just me breathing into the microphone with tons of delay (and speeded up a little) and the drums are just riffs that I had floating around in my head. They do sound looped, and I really should've done more to vary them. At that section that starts at about 1:54, I just had two different drums that I fiddled with the volumes to make a weird effect. Most of rest of the stuff is pretty basic...some arpeggios w/the piano and I added some violins in there so people wouldn't go insane listening to that extremely flanged and overdriven guitar lead for the whole piece.
The way djp describes it, though, it sounds like a friggin masterpiece. Glad he liked it. Enjoy.
- ella guro on July 6, 2003
The percussion is great. I agree with the previous posts about Dave B. (awesome music, awesome!) I wish I could get this remix with just the percussion and the chanting-voice-sound from 4:42 till 4:50.
Not too keen on the other synth stuff going on...though there was a point at 3:30 with the violins that I liked.
Good remix, trying something new. Can't say I care for it tooooo much, but that's my own pickiness. Anybody else should listen and judge for themselves.
- Rucianu on July 3, 2003
- Kamikaze Noodle on July 3, 2003
- Psycrow on July 3, 2003