ReMix: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 'sonik metro'
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Hedgehog Heaven, a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrangement project that's been in the works for months, is now live. You can download the entire project in MP3 format as a single torrent file - read the bittorrent instructions at bt.ocremix.org if you need help. Richter, who coordinated the project and also contributed several tracks himself, says:
"It’s been a long and bumpy road, but through the dedication of the remixers and the support of the fans, I think we've finally come out with some great music to offer the VG ReMix community. While not every track was intended to be OCR-quality, I think it's apparent that there are plenty that are, and that the tracks work well together as a whole. On behalf of myself and the seventeen other remixers, I'm very proud to present Hedgehog Heaven -- I hope you enjoy."
Like Kong in Concert and Relics of the Chozo, hopefully Hedgehog Heaven will be well-received and enjoyed not only by fans of the game - which has what's probably my favorite soundtrack from the sonic series - but by a broader audience as well. Though, as Richter notes, not every track will end up here, the initial spotlight submission from analoq of the Metropolis Zone theme is certainly some rocking stuff; his usually more electronic style is tempered by some emulated elements this go-round, including a funky dry brush kit, deep bass doubled up by a low piano line, piano and organ comping with some slick organ solos as well, and a strong fretted presence with rhythm and lead electric guitar. Sure, he still gets in some synth licks and fx, with a soaring, searing mono lead synth that enters around 0'50", along with some nice lead-in electronic percussive fx - it's a strange brew of a more traditional rock jam track with electronica aspects thrown in, but it's also analoq, so everything's groovy and he not only makes it work, but makes it seem natural. Great arrangement, inspired instrumentation, and general funkiness, reminding me of AmIEviL's Battle Rocks mix at times in terms of feel, prolly mostly for the organ and bassline. An excellent introduction to this new project and mix in its own right, download it without hesitation, and check out sonic2.ocremix.org for more goodness from Sonic's sophomore soundtrack, now paid ReMix homage in its entirety.
- analoq on May 27, 2011
- Crulex on May 24, 2011
When I downloaded the remix back then it took me a couple of listenings to properly identify the source. Then it hit me and I was amazed at the arrangement. It sounds like a completely different composition - at least in "spirit" (if you know what I mean)! <3 the guitar tone too.
Props to analoq. We want to hear more from you.
- Holy Land on August 20, 2010
- OA on December 10, 2009
It's impossible to not like this, seriously.
- Jaybell on July 18, 2008
- Serenity on September 19, 2007
- KogeJoe on January 29, 2007
- diamondfalcon on September 22, 2006
I thought it would be like Demonik Elektronik...
Anywho, it's a good mix nonetheless.
I like the metal style guitar going in with the pop style melody, they go so well together. Then there's the organ,
need I say N.E.more? It's not my style of music (I'm more into dance and Metal) but I like it. Good Work analoq!
- 28% Will Do Fine on July 17, 2005
- Txai on April 25, 2005
- A-RoN on April 9, 2005
- New You on March 30, 2005
Now I'm listening to it again, and it's incredible. It's 3:33 AM, so if I try to elaborate, I'll probably just sound stupid. But I love it. Great work. :D
- Zekian on March 26, 2005
- YoshoMasaki on March 18, 2005
YoshoMasaki wrote: As for the rest of Hedgehog Heaven, its absolutely amazing as far as projects go.
And reviews of it as a whole should go in the Site Projects forum.
- Dhsu on March 16, 2005