ReMix: EarthBound 'Zombie Lounge'
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"Behold... another Earthbound Remix by Mazedude... also from the Bound Together project. Not a new mix, but one that's not on the site yet. My fans seem to love this one, so here ya go."
There are two divergent paths in the woods of arranging Suzuki's iconoclastic score to Mother 2: try to coax order and sanity out of the zany abyss of chaos, or... embrace it. With more traditional themes like Twoson, the former approach is doable, but some of the stranger, less cuddly BGM would require significant amounts of extrapolation and synthesis to bring into a mainstream genre feel. So, why bother? Mazedude to me seems particularly well-suited to ReMixing EB because he himself, in his natural habitat, exhibits much of the peculiar relationship with sound and arrangement that Keiichi Suzuki does. Oft hath I pondered the remote but tantalizing possibility that Christopher Getman is actually Suzuki's Caucasian lovechild, borne from the fruit of his musical loins to go forth and spread the seed of zany, elaborate musical composition throughout the land. Or not. This piece is very true to the source's general tone, expanding the instrumentation out and making things... a bit creepier. The tuba-like bassline in the original made it sound like the zombies were overweight and perhaps even affable, whereas Mazedude's zombies are a little leaner, and as we all know, hungry zombies are dangerous zombies. Some of the digital synth mangling stage left is VERY slick, and adds to the menacing, deliberate procession. It's not particularly "lounge" music, which is what the title suggested, so those looking to mellow out in their pads and sip martinis to curiously juxtaposed lounge musings of the living dead may be disappointed, but it's definitely Mazedude, definitely different, creative, and disturbing, and in fitting those criteria, pays appropriate homage to its source material.
- 42 on December 27, 2009
Overall, another great track from Mazedude
- Sir_Downunder on December 12, 2009
Seriously, fun. Listen to it.
- DragonAvenger on December 1, 2009
- Opterion on January 20, 2009
If it's too short for you ... just play it again!
- evktalo on March 12, 2008
- ilp0 on March 8, 2008
The only complaint I have is the lenght. Could really have used about 30 or so more seconds.
- Martin Penwald on December 15, 2007
Not sure the exact time, but at around 3/4s into the song you use some different sounds. My biggest complaint would be this part. These sounds kind of drown out the rest of the mix, IMHO. Also the song comes to an end to quickly. Granted, there isn't much source material, but I hate when a mix ends too soon.
- skcoder on December 5, 2007
Cool layered beats and the lead synth sounds like you kicked R2D2 in his robot junk. I love it!
I think it ended way too early; it has a longer intro, so I was expecting a few more sections once it did finally get going with a melody, but it just kindof faded out. ;_;
Really cool, but too short.
- OA on December 4, 2007
- Izgert on December 2, 2007
- Harmony on November 29, 2007
Also, I can't lounge to this. Maybe Zombies can, tough.
- Mr. Fox on November 29, 2007
- Trenthian on November 29, 2007
Anyways, this is classic Mazedude right here. We've got crazy drums, trackery synths, wierd sounds, all coming together to make this song. It's a little on the short side, but this is forgiveable because IT IS MAZEDUDE for gosh sake!
If you haven't heard Bound together yet, what the hell? Download it download it. It was awesome when it was released and it's still awesome now.
- Jaybell on November 28, 2007
- djpretzel on November 28, 2007