ReMix: Rush'n Attack 'INVASION!'
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Rush'n Attack... get it? Like "Russian"?? Seems like the whole "Apostrophe N" naming craze (Ghosts'n, Ghouls'n, and - my favorite - Snacks'n) has more or less subsided, and of course this NES classic was originally called Green Beret (not to be confused with 'Raspberry Beret'), but an OST by any other name would rock as hard, and this one has a bunch of Konami talent on it. Every one of Rich Douglas's mixes has been like a mini-cinematic adventure, establishing an atmosphere & theme and then painting a concise, exciting visual picture with the use of rich instrumentation and cues. This track's no exception; he writes:
"Like all of my other mixes, this one is done in an orchestral / cinematic style and would be very fitting for a Rush N' Attack film. I was honestly very suprised to see that there's only ONE remix done for this game... the themes are insanely catchy and really truly lend themselves to an epic vibe... as you'll hear. This piece is basically a very straight forward reversion / remix of two of the themes heard in the NES classic... reorchestrated, and slightly re-arranged to make it fit OCR standards."
This track was actually rejected before, not because of the level of interpretation but specifically due to some problematic string parts the panel felt were getting in the way of the artist's arrangement. The revised end result is big, bold "Helms Deep" orchestral fare that we posted directly, living up to the standards Beckett007 has set for himself with his past mixes. While his style remains relatively constant, props to Rich for finding inspiration from a solid variety of games, and maintaing a consistent quality and depth to his orchestration. He's been thinking about mixing some stuff from Shadowgate, which I for one would love to see. Great, visceral music that'll have you staging epic, Cold War-era battles in your mind; excellent Production'n Arrangement!
- Crulex on September 11, 2012
Also I keep getting a Metal Gear Solid vibe from this. I keep wanting to directly compare it to a specific track off an OST, but I can't really match it up with anything. So, I dunno.
It also has this tidal aspect that reminds me a lot of Davy Jones's theme off of Dead Man's Chest OST.
But I suppose that's what I really like about this track: it tickles that odd part of your brain that just wants to try and recognize where you've heard something similar. :)
- 42 on December 4, 2010
- Rukunetsu on September 15, 2010
OA;707306 wrote: Really powerful and dramatic work here
Beckett007 stays within his comfort zone and delivers yet another orchestral arrangement with a heavy action-movie-OST influence. And it's a good one; personally, I'd even say his best one so far.
Nice work. While I'd certainly enjoy more remixes in this style, I'd like to see Beckett007 do something completely different, too.
- Martin Penwald on September 1, 2010
- beckett007 on August 21, 2010
- DjMystix on August 20, 2010
- OA on August 19, 2010
- Blazikenblade on August 19, 2010
This one is going to be on loop for a while.
- Sinewav on August 19, 2010
- SubNormal J3 on August 18, 2010
Very nicely done. I couldn't place the source from the beginning, but as a standalone intro it works. I also would have loved to hear more Russian Red Army Choir in there. :) And in some places the harmonies seem to overpower the main melody. but those would be my main comments. Otherwise, I'm very happy to hear more classic NES music arranged and brought to the site.
- Mazedude on August 18, 2010
- BlackPanther on August 18, 2010
- Liontamer on August 18, 2010
- djpretzel on August 18, 2010