ReMix: Chaos Legion 'The Souls of Chaos'
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"I haven't made a remix in a hella long time. So I wanted to do something special, a remix from Chaos Legion for the PS2/PC, which previously hasn't been covered at all. Why?! I don't know, but it has a great soundtrack.
For this remix I used two songs from the ost, the first called "08 - A way to nowhere Stage ~Ruins~" which is the most used source, secondly is "15 - Feel no fear Stage ~Sky Gallery~" which is used partly. Soundtrack was composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa in 2003. The only place I know to hear this soundtrack is on that BlueLaguna website.
For this mix I wanted to retain what I liked about the soundtrack; being the heavy orchestral apocalyptic feel, cool acoustic beats, electric guitar usage and synths. Though the source is used closely, I wanted to mix it up more so than rearrange it. There is however, a lot of input on my side to the flow and arrangement of the two songs. But more importantly is that it retains the feeling of the game, which was my main goal.
I remember this game getting rather lackluster reviews, but many of the reviewers mentioning the soundtrack in a positive light; the composer seems like a groovy guy as well. Cool that we finally have a mix from it, and a good one at that. Alex's aggressive style is always entertaining, and here he mixes some orchestral elements in, even though the arrangement is basically dominated by heavily compressed drums and modulated synth riffs. The source ain't particularly melodic, and Mr. Roe hasn't tried to change that; the mix's somewhat repetitive nature was the primary point of critique amongst the panel. However, things are substantively different and the consistency keeps the groove grooving and the momentum momenting. Larry Ojism writes:
"Nice brief usage of "feel no fear Stage ~Sky Gallery~" from 2:42-2:55. The vox from 2:56-3:22 sounded pretty good, all things considered. The timing was a little rigid, but the note-to-note movement was pretty smooth overall, sounding fairly realistic. So a minor point, but still nicely done. Synth design for a few brief parts could have been more creative, and the production was a bit on the rough side, but this was solid overall. I fully agreed with TO that while the overall arrangement was arguably conservative, things were pretty personalized in terms of the approach."
It's good music for surfin' the INTARWEBS, using The Google, etc., and it's from previously uncovered territory as well, as was Roe's first mix. I love his choice of material, and his technique's improving as well - good stuff.
- Nobbynob Littlun on November 8, 2008
- Txai on November 4, 2008
The kick seemed a little high pitched, but it was punchy and solid, so it works for me. Otherwise this features some nice transitions, and a great string backing.
I especially liked the breakdown section, great buildup there leading to a tasteful synth solo. A very solid mix, though the ending is just a bit abrupt.
- OA on October 2, 2008
- Reddimus on January 23, 2008
I loved the 1:09-1:30, absolutely brilliant.
Transfer at 1:49, same problem as the transfer at 0:12, except in reverse.
Personally I think you should make both transfers less suttle, perhaps prepare the transfer a little earlier, and have it last a bit longer.
- CyAnIdE on September 16, 2007
And then sodomise what's left.
This. Is. EPIC.
- BlueMage on September 12, 2007
Its about time someone did Chaos Legion some justice.
- Ekin on March 30, 2007
- Martin Penwald on March 29, 2007
MEGALOMANIACALLY SEXALICIOUS IN A SHOE SERVED WITH A SIDE OF WHOOP-ASS!!!!
Ok, so that took more than 1 word, but F*ck man, I've never even played the game and it hit just the right chord :D
- HoboKa on March 23, 2007
You know, the more I listen to this, the more I like it. It doesn't get old.
I especially love the way it all comes together at the end.
- Monobrow on March 21, 2007
- Sam Ascher-Weiss on March 21, 2007
I like this much better after a few listens.
Great work dude, as always... Even without beautiful piano :/
- Monobrow on March 19, 2007
JTown Seal of Slaming-a-vampire-face-to-the-floor-by-his-stupid-mouth Excellence.
- The Joker on March 17, 2007
- Cerrax on March 17, 2007
- Thin Crust on March 16, 2007