ReMix: Life Force 'Tactile Freefall'
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Hey, cool - both prozax AND Midee worked on this bitchin' Lifeforce ReMix, and both are artists we don't hear from too often, so hopefully some faces will light up when they see this and ears when they ear it. This hard rock take on the classic Lifeforce tunage is particularly badass because, though it features a great deal of tearing guitar riffage, there's some synth soloing thrown in to boot, so no one feels left out. Things fade in with an almost Moody Blues style floaty space synth sound, as drums and guitar edge in to their full-on at 0'32". Right off the bat things are mixed up, with the guitar being doubled for a stereo tradeoff effect as the bassline fits right in with the kickin' drum kit quite snugly. There's a slick synth break that segues into some soloing that follows aftewards, leading to a unison play on the motif. There's then a brief but well-placed bass/drums fill. If it sounds like this is jam-packed with transitions into lots of different segments, it is - just like Club Kukeiha does things. In about five minutes, though motifs certainly tie the whole thing together, you've got a lot of distinct patterns that are rapidly but smoothly transitioned. I think early Konami stuff lends itself well to rock - many of the pieces were the right tempo, had a lot of solo-friendly melodies, and were rife with quick transitions and filled with a certain type of energy that, while it definitely can and has been captured and retooled with techno, seems to have a natural habitat in the realm of rock. Midee and prozax, formidable forces in their own right, team up here for a Lifeforce tour-de-force. And that's a lot of force. Excellent integration of the respective mixers' sounds, solid transitions, and verve to spare. Kickin'.
This is still one of the only rock songs on the site I can get in to. Just not much of a 'rock' guy, but for some reason this does it for me.
- Less Ashamed Of Self on January 8, 2012
The [i]variety[/i] of ways this is expressed is quite amazing. It maintains that mood throughout, but does so in so many ways it doesn't get at all repetitive.
This is my second-most-listened-to track, and I do not restrict that to remixes.
- Drachefly on June 29, 2011
Deafening, brain-punching Pow-AH!
An almost frustrating level of awesome. It's so good I went through various emotional phases throughout the track until finally settling on a focused resentment for midee and prozax. At first I thought they combined their talents to share good music to the world, but with this mix I'm convinced that their main goal was to demonstrate how many times more awesome they are than me.W hich is something I don't dare to even dispute.
This mix kicks ass and doesn't even bother taking names. It's too cool for names.
- Marmiduke on May 19, 2009
- OA on April 9, 2009
Well I can't be all that analytical, all I can say is that this song rocks- nice work guys! (Maybe I'll take a peek at some of Midee's Mixes and find another keeper!)
- BomberKid on January 1, 2009
I think its one of the best remixes I've heard since I discovered this site in 2000.
Its just too good, really rich and of course when you break and start the boss theme...incredible, what a high!
Made me wanna replay Lifeforce and finish Gradius V :)
Thank you for that masterpiece!
- anthonynemer on March 27, 2008
Hearing this in hard guitar makes me recall the DDR remix of Gradius 2's "Burning Heat"
WELL done fellas, keep up the good work.
- KogeJoe on January 24, 2007
- Steve1 on March 1, 2006
If I [i]had[/i], I'm sure I'd be naming my first two children Midee and Prozax.
- FretFull on February 23, 2006
It truly is an amazing tribute to LifeForce, and it brought back so many memories of the game, and the eerie feel of Stage 6's soundtrack. I think I described my feelings on how powerful it was last year, but man, the intro STILL sends shivers up my spine, if that isn't a testament to this piece of music's timeless pleasure, I do not know what is. Believe me folks, even if you are not Life Force fans, I still recommend checking this song out.
- Sun_Quan on December 22, 2005
- PlastikBag on September 8, 2005
- watkinzez on March 16, 2005
Between the power-guitar (as in the phrase"...with MORE POWER *simean grunts*") and the 80's twinge of metal synth accompaniment, the only words I could possibly use with getting even more hyperbolic are djpretzel's own: tour-de-force.
Way to rock out, guys. You've got a bonafide fan, here.
- Rigil_Paix on February 3, 2005
- Sun_Quan on December 1, 2004
- Sun_Quan on November 28, 2004