ReMix: Mega Man "Morning Walk in the Burning City" 3:57

By ilp0

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acoustic-guitar electric-guitar mellow rock
Arranging the music of one song...

"Fire Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man (Capcom, 1987, NES), music by Manami Matsumae

Posted 2010-09-27, evaluated by the judges panel

If you haven't checked it out yet, ilp0's intuitively-titled album, Mega Man Remix Album by ilp0, is really quite excellent, as this arrangement of 'Fire Man' illustrates as effectively as the previous 'Cut Man' mix we posted on our 10th anniversary. Both pieces have an excellent atmosphere to them, with frets-a-plenty, electric & acoustic, and a dusty, weathered feel that ilp0 nails. This track employs a funky wah rhythm guitar and has the attitude & ambiance of an excellent 1970's TV detective soundtrack; Vinnie writes:

"Intro built very slowly and I think Vig's right that the beat drop lasts too long for how little the song had built up to this point. But luckily, once the song gets going, it sounds great. I really thought you handled the B-section excellently. Inspired chord alterations, instruments complement each other beautifully. Beats had me nodding my head, and the new guitar parts completed the picture."

Mr. Nieminen really knows how to get a very specific sound; nothing sticks out or ruins the vibe, and the arrangement keeps the source recognizable while building it into something with streets and corners, a musical stroll through a city that, if not on fire, is clouded with the thick smoke of dimly lit bars & pubs. Check it out, and check out the album for more.


Discussion: Latest 13 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2012-09-19 11:27:34

This is a pretty interesting ReMix. I really didn't know what to say about this one, but I do have to say that it has a feeling of ups and downs, like starting out on a dark day and seeing a small ray of light at different points. I guess "Morning Walk in the Burning City" is just one of those titles that describe the ReMix exceptionally well. Yep, the city is on fire, but at least you have a nice morning walk.

on 2010-12-19 11:03:42

The atmosphere this creates is simply fantastic. I can imagine someone sitting at an empty bar with their drink just moping for the first half; possible a retired robot master dissatisfied with his performance.

Overall the playing is great and the mood this has overall really takes the original to a new direction. Great work.

on 2010-11-05 20:06:48

@Martin Penwald I agree about the 1:30 and 3:00 parts, Strange that it actually fits in the song. They dont feel out of place, just odd. as if our vigilante is suddenly peppy and "zippity do-da" i think that pace and feeling should've been dropped and gone back to that smooth badass feel.

we seem to go from Michael Keaton\Christian Bale to Adam West, then settle on George Clooney.

on 2010-11-05 19:50:34

very much a "walking" theme. i can totally see the vigilante strolling down the side walk of his beloved city, cigarette lit with that classic stern yet melancholy look of "my woman just left me and yesterday 2 little girls were gunned down in cold blood. some days i ask my self 'Is it worth it?' hrmph, yeah... it's worth it."

i enjoyed this one.

on 2010-10-15 20:53:38

This is a sexy mix.

Does that count as a constructive comment?

Martin Penwald
on 2010-10-12 15:25:00

I agree with djp on the "1970's detective movie soundtrack" feeling, at least for most of the track (up until 1:20, from 2:10 onwards, etc). Other than that, e.g. around 1:30 or 3:00, the lead guitar has an almost Santana-ish feeling to it, which doesn't evoke pictures of sleuthes walking down dimly lit alley, but is still interesting.

Nice work.

on 2010-10-05 11:20:59

Very classy stuff, I love the new direction, and the performances are excellent. :-)

on 2010-10-01 13:57:49
how do I download his album!!?

This is a pretty damn good song - djp nailed the description of the song atmospherically, which is something you don't hear too often anymore musically.

It has a bluesy feel at first due to the guitar background instrumentation. It progresses later towards a more heavier sound which brings a sense of time moving to the song.

Good job :nicework:

on 2010-09-30 19:22:13

how do I download his album!!?

on 2010-09-27 18:19:07

This...was...effin...awesome. I don't know why, but I really do love this =D.

on 2010-09-27 15:07:11

so awesome. ilp0 has more than solidified himself as one of my favorite remixers. great work, man :)

on 2010-09-27 14:33:39

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great work! ^.^

on 2010-09-27 14:19:58

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mega Man (Capcom, 1987, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae
"Fire Man Stage"

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Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

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