ReMix: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 'Demonic Conception'
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Happy Halloween! Exactly one year ago, we released Joshua Morse's one-man EP Sonata of the Damned, and this is the final ReMix to be posted from it, making it the first album to be completely represented with individual mixes on OCR. That's much easier to do with a shorter album primarily created by a single, uber-talented mixer, but it's still pretty durn cool. It took a year, and there were several other Morse gems sprinkled in between, but it's nice to finally come full circle and end as SotD began, on October 31st. jm writes:
"I believe I've wanted to arrange "Demon Seed" for roughly 4 years, now. I finally got around to it, and, honestly, did not envision it coming out the way it did. One thing led to another and I accidentally combined a trio of genres to make this arrangement happen, but I feel the meld of genres helped to capture the mood the original tune was intending to portray in one way or another."
Genre-spanning though it may be, one thing's consistent across each track off the album, and that's a flamboyant funk that provides a unique ingredient not often paired with Castlevania source material, offering fresh takes on classics and newer cuts as well. Rather than getting into the details on this mix specifically (spoiler: it's great, like all the others), I'll just say that this album provided a great Halloween surprise last year, new ears have been exposed to it even recently with each new mix posted, and while shorter, it's a rock-solid piece of fan-made VGM arrangement that'll stand the test of time. Far funkier than it is spooky, it nevertheless deserves some rotation on your Halloween playlists, and every day of the year works just as well.
- Crulex on May 2, 2012
- WesternZypher on January 3, 2011
- EmpyClaw on December 9, 2010
Joshua Morse;731790 wrote: That's a live guitar; no samples involved. :)
Oh snap! My bad, dude. The performance was so dead-on that I guess it struck home as sampled. If that's the case, really solid performance but the processing threw me off. :)!!
Edit: okay, after listening, yeah, sorry I missed that. Cheerfully withdrawn, sir.
- Level 99 on November 20, 2010
Level 99;730591 wrote: I'm not digging the distorted guitar sample.
That's a live guitar; no samples involved. :)
- Joshua Morse on November 20, 2010
... or it could just be a side effect of too much Phantasy Star Online...
- Crono3of3time on November 20, 2010
- Level 99 on November 15, 2010
Great mix, man...keep 'em coming!
- ktriton on November 9, 2010
this song is dedicated to Barbara from John, I love you baby, come back to me."
i asked myself "could i envision myself whipping the shit out of everything i could possibly come into contact with to this song?" no, too mellow. But i did hear Casey Kasem introduce it in the beginning. (in my head, not in the actual song)
- Csyzr on November 5, 2010
Yet, I just can't help it. This pushes all the right buttons, scrubs all the right places, and even tosses in a happy ending - free egg roll with massage. HAPPY ENDING!
In fact, that's what this mix is. It's a happy ending.
- Master_Yoshi on November 4, 2010
Quite a spin on the usual "theme" that goes with CV.
I just wish it were a bit longer, it would be a perfect club mix.
Maybe Josh, maybe!?
- Kadosho on November 2, 2010
Chills all around.
- Polo on October 31, 2010
- djpretzel on October 31, 2010