ReMix: Kid Icarus 'Megalo Kid March'
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From newcomer Nicolas Ferranti comes a cool, short but well-developed orchestral Kid Icarus ReMix, made with Logic and an E-Mu Virtuoso 2000, a sound module dedicated completely to symphonic/orchestral sounds. I've been interested in seeing what a piece made entirely using this module would sound like, and it's pretty good, although it certainly helps that Nicolas has a good ear for dynamics and varied instrumentation. Recent judge addition GrayLightning enthused:
"Quality arrangement and instrument usage throughtout. The middle soft section with the harp and glockenspiel is particularly strong. I'd consider this a primer for those wanting to get into traditional orchestra on how to do it right."While the brass timbres are less convincing, as one judge noted, this is highly excusable especially in light of the excellent, very dramatic orchestration and the relative scarcity of amazingly convincing brass sounds. I think the tradeoffs between clarinet and flute and solo/ensemble dynamics work especially well, and the whole piece has a feeling of heroic suspense and kinetic energy. Short but emphatic and constructed with focus and direction, this is a great little gem of an orchestral ReMix that adeptly takes the source material and breathes new life into it - good stuff, great first mix, hope to hear more.
- XPRTNovice on December 12, 2013
After all, it was Tanaka who composed the original tunes from both games.
- Rayquaza on November 20, 2013
- Bejack on August 23, 2013
- Emunator on December 3, 2009
- Bahamut on November 8, 2009
- DragonAvenger on December 9, 2008
The remix is heroic and simply suggestes adventure with every note! By all acount this should be a classic Nintendo theme. It's just so brilliant and catchy, and this remix shows how great this original music is and has potential to be. Here's hoping this theme is featured in Smash Brothers Brawl!
- Moo2u on April 30, 2007
The huge buildup at the beginning was expected, but afterwards, the harp and woodwinds was not, and a welcome turn.
The bassoon(?) is particularly expressive, though the brass that comes in later isn't completely convincing. I think the issue is that it's too rigid, and especially so, when the rest of the piece is so carefully constructed. The percussion is sparse, but builds tension when needed, and though I was hoping for a huge Wagnerian swell at the end, the ending was good in it's own right.
The handling of the source is a little more relaxed than I was hoping for overall, but it still sounds good and is recommended.
- OA on December 18, 2006
- Krendall on April 13, 2004
- progressive on January 12, 2004
This is a really great mix, no doubt. Kid Icarus is awesome, and so is this remix. Great job.
- Chrono on January 7, 2004
- Rucianu on December 27, 2003
About a 9/10
Good stuff. Orchestrated remixes are my favorites.
- CubeNES on December 21, 2003
all in all, great work!
- The Instrument of GAWD on December 20, 2003
- woekitten on December 20, 2003