ReMix: Xenogears 'Daijiru (Too Hot for Clothes)'
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9 out of 10 experts always suspected that AnSo was a "Dirty Swede," and now he's provided direct proof in the form of an awesome 'Dazil' ReMix that uses hentai sounds of lust in musically creative ways. Just look at this short, smug quote from the artist himself:
"It has hentai samples and that's kinda fun."
That's all Mattias had to say for his depraved self, but thankfully Avaris chipped in on production for the finished mix, and provided more helpful commentary:
"Anso handed me a finished arrangement on this track. But it needed some sonic flavoring to keep the pacing good and even throughout. No use in a song fizzling out early. I glitched out some of the percussion in Live, redid some of the sound design, and mastered the sucker. We really had to work hard to get the reverb on the female vocals to sit right on this one. Kudos to Anso for providing a some really slick n sexy compositional ideas on this one! ;)"
"female vocals" is just a tactful euphemism for "ecchi hentai moaning & squealing," so be warned. Actually, this mix wasn't originally slated to be part of the Humans + Gears: Xenogears ReMixed flood, but I really liked it so I tacked it on here at the end. I love the source; Salzman's 'Pillar of Salt' looms large as a monolithic achievement in arranging it, so I especially like that - instead of going epic - AnSo went... sleazy. His mixes always have a clean, elaborate, almost wholesome sheen to them, and that's a good thing, but I like that this one in particular strays from the path and gets a little down & dirty. Vinnie writes:
"I think being a DDR fan and listening to E-Rotic has desensitized me to moaning in music. I barely blinked while listening to this. Is that a good or bad thing? Chill, detailed arrangement that really gets moving in some sections and clearly creates its own style. I dug the atmosphere you two created and the original writing, that supports the mostly intact melody. It sounds well thought-out on both the writing and producing ends."
The processed upright acoustic bass here is downright perverted, sliding this way and that on top of rumbling, Middle Eastern electronica replete with bit-crushed percussive riffs, slinky flute lines, and seductive synths. There's a definite risk that using hentai samples in this fashion will come off gimmicky or trite, but I really think it worked with this source material; 'Dazil' has this sexy, snake-charmer melody that's uniquely conducive to this treatment.
Mattias insists his skills have significantly improved since he originally worked on this track, and I'm sure they have, but I think the final mix is pretty slick, very imaginative, naughty, tawdry, and playful in a way that very few arrangements are. We're now returning back to our regularly-scheduled queue posting, but kudos to AnSo and Avaris for a standout track - one of many standout tracks on Humans + Gears!
- Crulex on April 9, 2012
It really does stand out, but in a good way...
- Kuolema on June 20, 2011
- Pachi Risu on December 28, 2009
And I'm glad I did. I wish I could go back in time and slap some sense into myself to listen to this track sooner. :oops:
When the moaning came in, I actually laughed and said "Hey, this isn't actually all that bad!"
What else can I say? It's hot, it's sexy, it's funny, and it's by AnSo and Avaris.
... That being said, I still feel slightly ashamed listening to this.
Another Soundscape;609303 wrote: My work here is done.
... Congrats then, you crazy Sweede :tomatoface:
- Sir_Downunder on December 1, 2009
"Daijiru" is indeed hot. The...percussion took me aback when I first heard it. However, by the middle of the track all the various elements blended so well that I'd forgotten how ridiculously obscene it all sounds. I'm a huge fan of both artists' work, and I love this piece, but...damn.
- DeepChild on November 13, 2009
Intro is caliente, each element acting like its own desert thermometer: spicy drumstick-like bass, glassy bells, furtive sine wave-ish beep, and oasis-promising pad. 0:52 begins a few warm-up runs of the theme, accompanied by bells, a counter-lead at 1:13, and other assistants. The wind instruments are passionate, if a li'l piercing at times (i.e. 1:21-1:24, 3:10, 3:27). But I can't get enough of the trashy, slinky percussion at 1:25+ and 2:54+ or the glistening instrument playing the second part of the source (1:44 and 3:29) - they're both bold, attractive players that could shine more fiercely in solo sections.
- Polo on November 7, 2009
- Warrior of Light on November 5, 2009
- Nobbynob Littlun on November 1, 2009
I love this song and I'm keeping it on my iPod just because the benefit of listening to it outweighs the risk. Still, it's not meant for polite company, that's for sure :-P
Love it, guys :tomatoface:
- Emunator on November 1, 2009
DragonAvenger;609300 wrote: I feel slightly dirty for listening to it, though.
My work here is done.
- anosou on November 1, 2009
Too bad, because it's catchy as hell. I feel slightly dirty for listening to it, though.
- DragonAvenger on November 1, 2009
Still. Fun times. I like it.
- Proven Paradox on October 29, 2009
- yosefu on October 29, 2009
Another Soundscape;608204 wrote: I'm not giving away a version without the moans, the moans are part of the track! That's like asking for Beethoven's 5th symphony "but leave out the woodwinds". D:
There had to be of some wood involved in this track? I don't think this track was done on the solo tip. :-P
- avaris on October 28, 2009
avaris;608022 wrote: Yeah I'd love to give you guys a copy of the song without the moans buuut...my computer that had the only copy of the finished master file literally blew up last year. So the project file for this song doesn't exist anymore, unless Anso has one of the earlier versions lying around somewhere in the dark crevices of his hard drive.
I'm not giving away a version without the moans, the moans are part of the track! That's like asking for Beethoven's 5th symphony "but leave out the woodwinds". D:
- anosou on October 28, 2009