ReMix: Mega Man 2 'Chillout'
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Hate to be punny, but this is just... cool. Newcomer SEDUCTiON aka Joni Anttila has produced a Mega Man 2 mix that, while a bit repetitive, containing a questionable key change towards the very end, and not an amazing reconstruction in terms of arrangement, is nevertheless very, very enjoyable. Starting out with a competent delayed solo piano, Joni sticks with that for awhile and then waits to bring in what I'd call the key ingredient here - a beautiful solo choral patch that sounds like something from the Princess Mononoke soundtrack. Don't know what it is or where he got it, but it works perfectly - I'd be lying if I said this one decision on this one sound didn't have a very dramatic effect on the ReMix as a whole, because it ties the piece together and puts the emphasis clearly on this portion of the original, whereas usually the more aggressive introduction is focused on. There's quite a good selection of drum loops serving as the rhythm track, but there probably could have been more work here to vary things and make them seem less ACID/auto-piloty. Well-used guitar, nice trance synth textures, string stabs, and even a guitar solo towards the end more than make up for this, however. Like the mix title says, this is a chillout mix, so nothing really comes along to severely break out of the groove or pull an unsuspected break or changeup, save the key change at the end, which felt a little forced to me. However, SEDUCTiON has done the extra work of adding harmony, a brief solo, and a good electro-chill techno instrumentation to the piece, and made some very successful decisions when it comes to combining sounds. The second the soaring, very overt vocal comes in, you'll probably know whether you dig it or not - I certainly did. Very solid first mix from Joni.
- OA on August 26, 2010
SoulinEther;667411 wrote: check the thread in the WIP forum to make sure but this was the inspiration for his remix, and I believe he sampled the vox here for his mix.
Aye, you're right. I read Mr. Belmont reference SEDUCTiON a while back and forgot. Love it, but still stand by my Muppets comment. :tomatoface:
- KougarLOB on April 17, 2010
KougarLOB;667405 wrote: I love the music in this track. It's amazing. Reminds me of Akumajo Belmont's "For You."
check the thread in the WIP forum to make sure but this was the inspiration for his remix, and I believe he sampled the vox here for his mix.
- SoulinEther on April 17, 2010
Are the vocals are computer/syth generated?
- KougarLOB on April 17, 2010
- SoulinEther on April 5, 2010
- Wega on April 5, 2010
As you already noticed, I haven't kept my promise to upload a new song in the past few months(since my last post).
The thing is I've lost my creativity. I can't create music with emotion anymore. I've done couple of songs but they just don't meet my standards, so I have not uploaded them. When I made megaman 2 chillout remix, I was 16 years old and MADLY in love and that relationship crashed as fast as it started. I would give anything for her to even listen to me nowadays. And for the "radical changes in my life", they include jail, homelessness and therapy. I've been putting my life together and I am sorry for ppl waiting for new songs. Sorry.
- sedure on December 23, 2009
- Klub Kid on October 8, 2009
- SoulinEther on July 9, 2009
It's been almost 5 years since I made this and I, again, thank you all for your comments.
In the past 5 years I've had some radical changes in my life and so the composing has been non-existant, literally. But now I've been putting my life together again and found some new inspiration for my music, so you can expect some new remixes in few months :)
To ppl asking for Megaman 2 sheet music:
I don't have the sheet music, I made this entirely by ear. I would somehow transform this song to sheet if I could, but unfortunately the .rns(Reason song file) was destroyed along with my old HDD :(
Joni Anttila aka SEDUCTiON(new alias: sedure)
- sedure on July 9, 2009
- Invader_Quirk on January 25, 2009
- Flare4War on January 24, 2009
I tried mailing Joni, but i think his mail is dead :cry:
come on, somebody help me! ther's gotta be a way to get the sheet!! I mean, except writing it myself, I suck way too much at this, and when the choral gets in, its impossible...
a solution: are there any good sheets of the dr wily's castle? i tried michael gluck's one, but i didn't find it incredible :-(
Please help me!
- loony on January 24, 2009
I don't quite know what came in at 0:37, but that derailed the mix for me. -_-;
It'd be a whole lot better if it didn't have that "weeeOOOOoo" sound.
Yeah, not my kind of mix.
- 42 on January 20, 2009
- Prizm4 on June 8, 2006