ReMix: Super Metroid 'All the World in One Girl'

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If the inverted title wasn't a dead giveaway, yes, this is a companion piece to The Wingless's previous Super Metroid ReMix by the name of 'One Girl in all the World'. The ReMixer writes:

"Again, for effect, the mix I am submitting... is All the World in One Girl, a very light, bubbly, warm piece. One Girl in All the World is dark and flinty, with alot of rain elements. If you hear something that sounds like metroid set to the Sims, you've got the right mix. Simple, yes?"
For my money, both mixes offer something different and are worth your time. If you're feeling bubbly and light, perhaps you should sit down for a second. Oh, and listen to this newer second version, which actually reminds me of some incidental BGM in some romantic comedy anime or another; the funky, upbeat B3 organ riffs, playful piano, shuffling, minimal breakbeat, giddy clarinet harmonies, and overall lighthearted nature. There's a couple bits that have some squirreliness around the edges; the transition at 2'54" seems to have a slight delay or hung note, VERY minimal. Most people probably won't even hear that, I don't know why I mentioned it...0'44" in the intro also has an interesting interval going on, though it's also in transition and leads into the next bit. Regardless of these two very subtle quibbles, this is an excellent, unique arrangement for Metroid; it's not every day you hear Samus's tunes get the bubblegum treatment. There's offbeat, almost reggae-inspired synth hits in the intro, the afforementioned clarinet, choir, vibes, some very low-level synth doing a neat little pattern, and in particular I enjoyed paying attention to the organ, both when it's foreground and also when it's meandering sporadically in the background. Different mood for The Wingless and for Metroid as well, and good stuff to boot.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
melody
on 2012-01-14 13:10:20
easily one of my favorite tracks on the site.
Helios42
on 2011-08-06 01:28:11
Contining my travel through all the metroid mixes I haven't listened to yet (and thereby listening to some very old ones), this one is quite unique. I love how you took this popular theme in two very distinct directions. One goes in the fairly typical and recognizable direction, yet does that justice.

But I think the really great part about this one is that it gives it a completely new feel, and is still recognizable, yet amazingly new. Really unique.
OA
on 2010-05-05 14:08:44
Since everyone else is comparing it, i'll do so too, and I prefer this one. The sequencing is pretty damn mechanical sounding, but I still love the track. Some really nice textures throughout, and a good sense of progression. I especially liked the piano and the small melodies tucked away in the arpeggios. That's one of my favorite things bout music, and if only the piano sounded more natural, this one would be one of my all-time favorites. It still is a worthy track and is worth checking out, however, despite my wishes for a smoother performance.
Red_Link
on 2009-09-15 22:54:17
phillbato;552567 wrote: Truly a beautiful piece. I think I'll have to have it played at my wedding when I finally find my one girl in all the world :)
Wrong one :-P. The twin to this one has that title...
Anyways, for a little critiquing of this song.
First off, I'd like to say that this is probably my favorite ReMix of all time. I really don't hear many cons to mention, so I guess I'll just start with listing all the wonderful things about it!
Great piano. I love its line, and I wish I had the music to it, although it is repeated enough that someone could probably pretty easily figure it out on the piano. I personally liked the length and such of this song, but people I showed it to (the philistines!) didn't really like it. This is the major downside of this song, which they all pointed out: It repeats a [U]lot[/U]. This could get annoying if you didn't enjoy the section it repeats to start with. While there may be some variation, it's not enough to really tell without some serious digging.
I liked the strings coming in at 2:48 - it adds some nice variation from the theme that's been looping. Also the three different minor variations on the theme that are looped throughout the entire piece. Also, I have to say - endings are hard. This song, however, managed to NAIL that ending! Great job, Wingless! 9.5/10!
dopefish
on 2009-08-05 16:06:13
This is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. Great job!
phillbato
on 2009-05-31 04:03:15
Truly a beautiful piece. I think I'll have to have it played at my wedding when I finally find my one girl in all the world :)
metalsnakejuice
on 2009-04-18 05:22:00
What can l say it really is a beautiful piece that really is my favorite song of mine.
yosefu
on 2009-04-18 00:30:40
God this song is just so beautiful and the thunder gives it nice atmosphere.
great job
jintoreedwine
on 2009-02-24 20:01:25
I see this mix has been around for a while, but I just discovered it a month ago when I decided I would listen to all the OCRemixes that I had downloaded but never got a chance to hear.
Since that time it has been on all my playlists. You do a great job of achieving a nice light and relaxed feel throughout the entire piece. That to me is its greatest selling point. I absolutely love mixes like this especially since there seem to be only a small number of them.
Great job! :)
42
on 2009-02-01 20:44:33
Compared to "One Girl in All the World", this is more playful and less atmospheric, and as a companion piece it works nicely. Smooth, sentimental, and very nice.
This is a great mix, but without it's compliment, it doesn't just feel complete, so check 'em both out.
Wingit
on 2008-01-25 11:09:36
The memory of this song is what got me to this site. Upon discovering it and listening to it, I had to register and say how much I love it! I remember listening to it a lot many years ago, but then it got lost when I got a new computer, but it has been found.
It is one of THE greatest songs I have EVER heard, thus I have to thank you for making it.
Resu
on 2007-03-24 11:07:49
Mikemn;53266 wrote: Is there any chance of seeing 'All the Girl in One World' or 'One World in All the Girl' in the future?

The wingless;53273 wrote: The answer is, of course, yes

I can see it before me! A humorous track with phat beatz and digitized voices that nobody with an internet connection will be able to avoid.
"Now playing: The Wingless - Super Metroid All Your World Are Belong To Girl OC ReMix"
...or not.
Good job on this track though, it is really amazing to hear something with this positive emotion and so much going on all the time considering the source! There really are no limits to what you can do (except the submission rules then, huhu).
HoboKa
on 2007-03-23 05:31:43
The song has long since burnt out in me, but man I used to listen to it every day for like half a year. Good job :D
Remixers like u inspire me to want to make my own music, but I don't have the means nor the know-hows at the moment, but I'm gonna try damnit!!
ijoju
on 2007-03-22 10:17:42
I've listened to this so much I started humming the tune when I heard thunder today.
musenji
on 2007-01-28 09:14:17
Straziante;22702 wrote: Now that's what I call a damn good review.

You beat me to it! Drat! I was going to say that the following section (for reference, taken from Kureejii Lea's review on page 1) put into words exactly what I thought:
"'All the World in One Girl' is more introspective. It shows an underlying, simple happiness and beauty. It's cheerful, but not obnoxiously so. The piano is light and intricate, flowing beautifully throughout the piece, and the organ is a lovely, lively addition that suits the song well. There seems to be quite a variety of instruments that are perfectly blended together. The drums don't do much, but they're subtle and carry the piece without 'intruding', so I haven't a problem with them."
I'd add too the bit about not recognizing the Brinstar theme until I made a conscious effort to hear it--except for the part at 2:04. I heard that right away, and it has always been my favorite part. It's like angel food cake on piano. :-)
I love this piece and am very grateful for its existence.
Edit: By the by, this art piece compliments the music beautifully--even though it's titled for the counterpart. Be sure to enlarge to picture.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/40975299/