ReMix: Kirby Super Star "Victory Festival" 2:16

By Geoffrey Taucer, Usa

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Continue (Milky Way Wishes)"

Primary Game: Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, 1996, SNES), music by Dan Miyakawa, Jun Ishikawa
  • Album: Featured on Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute
  • Posted 2006-02-12, evaluated by djpretzel

    Taucer writes:

    "Taucer: arrangement, production, live performance of guitars and irish whistle.

    Usa: arrangement of percussion, bass, and piano, as well as a few very helpful ideas and suggestions along the way. Usa also supplied the patches used for the fiddle and the vox synth.

    ...I borrowed a lot of ideas from Mitsuda's "My Village is Number One" from the Xenogears OST, as that was very close to the feel I was aiming for. I would also like to say that it was absolutely awesome working with Usa. His percussion tracks were especially brilliant, and this mix would not have been anywhere near as good without his help. I definitely consider this to be my best work so far."

    ...and I'd agree. I actually heard a version of this (not sure if it was the final or not) at the DC meetup several months ago, and knew it would be great. The acoustic elements add an authentic folksy, Celtic vibe, the 6/8 signature works beautifully, and the two ReMixers' respective performances jive well. There's quite a varied instrumentation, including fiddle, irish whistle, xylophone, acoustic guitar, bass, bagpipes, and a broad assortment of percussion. The samples used are exquisite, also, letting the acoustic performances blend seamlessly with the sequenced. At 2'20", this is a short piece, and doesn't go off on any number of tangential solos I'm sure either artist would have had no problem improvising, which shows a good deal of restraint. The Mitsuda influence is blatant - he's one of the only game composers that I'm aware of working with folksier motifs fairly often, and taking that style and applying it to Kirby has yielded a brief but memorable and transporting track; I attended a regional Celtic festival a few years back, and this literally would have fit right in. Jeremy's a multitalented guy who can juggle, do gymnastic-type stuffs, and somehow make a large, blonde afro work on a small white head, but what's more impressive is that he's improving his craft, collaborating with a variety of other artists, and bringing a deeper (and wider) acoustic presence to the ReMixing world. In this collaboration with Usa, he's illustrated this, and anyone into Kirby or Celtic/acoustic folk instrumentals is in for quite a treat.


    Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    on 2012-11-06 21:36:30

    Taucer's gotta pretty laid back style. Might have to do a collab when time makes sense.

    on 2010-09-01 14:04:29

    Great performances with the whistle and guitars, and the sequenced elements are really nice as well. I definitely get a classic Mitsuda vibe from this, and it really works, the B section melody just rolls along, and the song is almost too short, but it's infinitely replayable. Wonderful work, I love it. :-)

    Black Mage
    on 2010-08-25 19:34:34

    Not only did I just make this into my new ringtone, but I also just learned how to play it on that Smule Ocarina app!

    on 2010-02-22 11:52:15

    This is short but oh-so-sweet, we definitely don't get this brand of ethnic vibe on OCR very often. Nice job keeping things fresh all the way through by changing up the instrumentation, this is a really killer mix dudes :-D

    on 2010-02-19 10:47:17

    The part of me that is Irish will always allow this ReMix to hold a special place in my heart. Seriously, good job on the Celtic vibe of this piece. The bagpipes, whistle, everything was just outstanding! It doesn't hurt with it being a happy go lucky tune. Well done.

    on 2009-12-15 20:01:47

    I can agree with and respect going for the Celtic vibe, and as such, it does it's job very well. This is really well done, and I can imagine this being played at some Renaissance fair actually. It's a really interesting listen; dynamics, tempo, and instrumentation change frequently. Also there is a lot of ethic flair that I don't hear daily contributing to the uniqueness to this mix. All in all, this is a very well done mix.

    on 2009-12-15 01:15:33

    Initially I thought this was a mix from Chrono Trigger's Millenial Fair, so I had to double check the song title. Love the Irish Whistle lead to start things off. Nice, laid back feel to the entire song; very relaxing. Leads later trade off to bagpipes, piano and violin - of which I think the violin is most effective. Not much else to say, it's a solid song, if by the numbers, and is a nice, relaxing listen.

    on 2009-10-11 11:26:45

    I love this song even though it is short. The guitars and whistle are some what of a good combination in this mix. Great stuff!

    on 2006-12-23 17:17:50

    The quarter of me that is Irish rejoices in this mix! :D

    on 2006-03-27 23:39:14

    In addition to being Norwegian, I also have a good deal of Irish and Welsh heritage in me. As such, I have a natural inclination toward Celtic music or pieces with a Celtic influence, which I can definitely hear in your mix. It seems a little short, but I still like it. :nicework:

    on 2006-03-27 00:53:16

    love it.

    on 2006-03-23 03:58:35

    CUTE :oops::D:o:P:!:

    on 2006-03-18 15:26:09

    Eh, this song makes me smile :) It's cute!

    on 2006-03-12 00:04:08


    Geoffrey Taucer
    on 2006-03-11 22:48:38
    I still thought it was kinda lame to say "oh, yeah, I took part in making this remix, but I had no say when it came to that bagpipe". Didn't he listen to the final version before it was submitted?

    No, actually, he didn't. Usa was gonna do the final mastering, and then his computer got pwnt, and he was completely out of touch for awhile, so I mastered it and submitted it myself, without him hearing the final version until it was already submitted.

    EDIT: In fact, for the record, Usa offered to render it with several other bagpipes sounds which were much more realistic, and I turned them down because I liked the feel of this one, synthy though it may be. Perhaps I was just biased because my synth's pipes were the ones I was most used to hearing.


    Sources Arranged (1 Song)

    Primary Game:
    Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
    Music by Dan Miyakawa, Jun Ishikawa
    "Continue (Milky Way Wishes)"

    Tags (10)

    Folk, Pop
    Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds
    Origin > Collaboration
    Regional > World
    Time > Duration: Short

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