ReMix: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 'Fear Not'
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Newcomer Fray initially submitted this mix in a slightly different form - we were all impressed by about 90% of it, save for a blues piano section that some of us, myself included, felt was egregiously misplaced and sullied an otherwise pristine and well-juxtaposed arrangement. Fortunately, with some input from Protricity, the ReMixer has made some modifications that both he and the panel feel were for the betterment of the mix at large, and I'm happy to post the final product, a kickin' Morrowind mix. Things start as relatively normally techno with a fairly standard drum groove, but the synth solo that comes in has some nice inflections, and there's some funky drum solos that follow, showing good percussive variety early on. The problematic piano solo has been turned into more of a Billy Joel-style, two-fisted melodic bit, and fits right into place, thus making the highlight section at 2'14" with some tres groovy arpeggios and a sweeping, Celtic vibe all the more impressive. This is followed by a solo piano/strings melodic break that puts a warranted spotlight on the progression, which is quite lovely. Another synth lead comes in afterwards that's pretty elaborate, transitioning into a string break that essentially evolves into an extended ending. At over six minutes, this is quite an extensive arrangement to debut with, and I'm happy to report that all six minutes are vacuum-packed for freshness and chock full o' mix. Nice to see an elaborate, well-produced and arranged first mix that also involved a beneficial implementation of feedback. I'll exit on Wingless' quite "topical" evaluation:
"From seventh sign of eleventh generation,
Neither Hound nor Guar, nor Seed nor Harrow,
But Dragon-born and far-star-marked,
Outlander Incarnate beneath Red Mountain,
Blessed Guest counters seven curses,
Star-blessed hand wields thrice-cursed blade,
To reap the harvest of the unmourned house.
And wingless gives this mix a YES"
Pretty much :) Kudos to Fray.
- duskvstweak on July 28, 2012
The mix's title could not be more fitting.
- Polo on August 25, 2010
- MechaFone on May 28, 2010
- twilightsquid on April 3, 2010
Awesome mix, thanks for posting it.
- duskvstweak on September 26, 2009
The original source in itself is a classic, you've taken the Celtic style chorale idea and really run with, fusing some excellent original sections that really fit the theme. The solos were excellent, and very tasteful.
A total gem. Check this one out, guys. :-)
- OA on September 25, 2009
- Subz1987 on May 10, 2008
- Nateon on November 28, 2006
1) I really don't like some of the flatu-synths. They don't really sound clean to me, and if normal *cleaner* so to speak were used I think the song would have sounded better.
2) The drums to me are sub par. Both in quality and sound. They just don't cut it for me.
THAT being said, I still LOVE THIS SONG!
The intro chord progression is sick, the synths solos are AWESOME and I love the piano work. This is a great mix. Also, GREAT arpeggios!
- Hollidayrain on November 26, 2006
- Jimstander Drago on January 5, 2006
- Cadmus on May 20, 2005
Nice work Fray, you gets a [b]9/10[/b] in my book for this one.
- Krythan on May 16, 2005
Good job on the Remix as a whole, only thing I don't like are those gastrointestinal like noises but then I always hate those.
- meek on May 16, 2005
- SirRus on October 24, 2004
- Crazyonr1 on October 16, 2004