ReMix: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 'Holiday with Mia Fey'
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Newly anointed judge OA writes:
"This is pretty much my theme to summer. I finished an early version last year but was never 100% happy with it until taking a second look and cleaning up some spots. I have a generally sunny disposition, and my remixes frequently reflect that, but this one is really over-the-top cheerful. I hope I can spread some happiness around. Have a BBQ, play some volleyball, enjoy life. :-
Also coming with the musical revisions is a new title for the mix- The original title was "Yeah, I'd tap that (Mia Fey's theme)", because the character was a superhunny lawyer. Unfortunately, my experience with the game series was basically hearing the music from it while my wife played through them, thus I didn't know that in the story, Mia gets killed within the first 15 minutes. Oops. >_>"
We forgive you, Andrew... Mia forgives you. Mr. Luers has been out of bubblegum and kicking ass on the panel ever since his swearing in ceremony, and while he's not a wise Latina - nor does he claim to be - he's definitely pulling his weight. Besides that, he continues to make some very happy, upbeat music, as the above submission email excerpt should suggest. This is his j-poppiest yet: I was literally on the edge of my seat, WAITING for Japanese female vocals to come in at any moment and pick up my foxy night game. Silky monoglide synth leads weave in and around a pleasant light rock setting that's got some great drum fills peppered about, with a break at 1'19" that features some cool panned synth bloops over a warm piano progression and melody. It's all just really... happy... in a very J way. One nitpick would be that I think the bass could have gone staccato a bit more at points, instead of holding notes... also would have been interesting with a fretless, instead, but I like the patch used as well.
Overall Andrew really nails the whole "sugary pop goodness" thing, which not too many arrangers shoot for, making this and previous pieces enjoyable and saccharine oases. I personally think the key to making pieces in this genre interesting the whole way through is attention to detail on the drums, and he's definitely got that going on in spades. Great, enjoyable follow-up to 2007's 'This Feeling' that happens to be hitting us right in the midst of a great, enjoyable summer. Coincidence? I think not; whatever your vacation plans are for the rest of the summer, take some time off with Mia Fey and OA.
- Crulex on September 6, 2011
The track on itself sounds very festive/happy, so paired with a holiday feel was a brilliant touch IMO. The backing piano with the bells around 1:34 really says that if nothing else.
REALLY nice 'n smooth remix! Relaxing and makes me remember why I enjoyed the source to begin with. =]
- Section Nemesis on January 19, 2010
This one's sugary sweet and really a guilty pleasure song of mine just for the over-the-top happiness factor. Amazing work, as always OA ;-)
- Emunator on December 7, 2009
All in all, one of my favorite offerings here on OCR, and I look forward to any future remixes by OA, whether they are Phoenix Wright-based or not.
- FenixDown on December 6, 2009
Beautiful stuff right here- loved every bit of it. Keep up your fantastic work OA.
- XiaoXiaoNeo on September 7, 2009
I'm a huge fan of all things Phoenix Wright and I love the remixes you've done from this series so far. Really looking forward to more from you!
- Lovely Peach on August 11, 2009
I agree the ending kind of comes right when I can really enjoy the theme. .
And I'm definetly interested throughout I'm on my fifth play as we speak.
Or, as I speak. .
Thanks for busting out such a nice summer song! Schools out !!!
- Mtlbro on August 10, 2009
- OA on August 7, 2009
- bouncerboy15 on August 6, 2009
- Txai on August 2, 2009
The arrangement of the source tune is very nice, too. Captures the spirit of the original, just like eZ said.
- Martin Penwald on August 1, 2009
- eternal Zero on July 27, 2009
- mew2king on July 22, 2009
I got tired of waiting so I just downloaded the WIP, and listened to it TONS of times. Not much has changed, but I still love the song!
OA, you are a musical genius. Great work!
- diamondfalcon on July 20, 2009
I think you're one of the only mixers who manages to produce good feeling music.
- avaris on July 17, 2009