ReMix: Professor Layton and the Curious Village 'Luke, a True Gentleman Prefers a Touch of Light Jazz'
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OMG PROF. LAYTON MIX! Actually, I haven't played these games myself, but I plan to, partly because I'm a big fan of Level 5, and partly based on recommendations. Anyways, I know there are definitely some fans out there, and hopefully they'll be pleased that ProtoDome's followed up his own Scribblenauts ReMix with this even shorter, two-minute light jazz joint. Glad someone's repping the DS 'round 'ere! Blake writes... lots:
"Okay, this one needs explaining; I love Professor Layton ATM, I really do, and whilst the music is effective for the genre it's just... nasty (excluding Layton's Theme - that's quite cool when it gets into it). Take the source for this remix for example - the Puzzle Theme is just a random walk through melodic ambiguity and anguish. It's actually annoying, especially when you're working hard on a puzzle for ages and you've got THIS repeating over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. /rant
But Proto? Why remix this you say? Well, because there was a MIDI for it on VGMusic for one, and two I kinda like giving simple songs complete harmonic overhauls. Hurray!"
Interesting love-hate thing going on there, sir. There's a goodly portion of original material entwined with the source, so it's probably liberal enough to avoid any painful flashbacks of hour-long puzzles and the BGM looping ad infinitum. Shariq says:
"I love the contrast between clean piano and rhodes with that soft, glitchy percussion. Source is prevalent enough to keep this in the realm of ReMix. The interplay between rhodes and percussion is really nice; things really lock together, despite being fairly complex rhythmically."
Vinnie punnily adds:
"Gotta agree with Deia that the piano was on the (Mr.) bright side - it got irritating to me after repeat listens. I wonder if I wouldn't like this more just played down an octave, though that would change the feel of the song. In spite of that, I do like the arrangement a lot. It's sparse but uses what it has to great effect. I don't think the piano was mechanical in a way that hurt this, it played stiff at times to match the clockwork feel of the song, but at other times there was a little looseness."
That's what she said... Remember in Ghostbusters, when Bill Murray is in Sigourney Weaver's house, and he trills on the top two notes of the piano? Yeah, on headphones the upper-register ivories did ring out a bit at times, but on speakers it didn't bother me, and I like the very delicate feel it yields, which I think the next octave down wouldn't have provided to the same extent. Short, sweet, unique mix from ProtoDome; his fourth posted mix, and his fourth mix of a handheld game, so he's four-for-four on representing the handheld VGMs. Kudos on that point, and congrats on another great mix, too!
- Waltz on June 3, 2011
This really makes me think of the sound you get out of a record player, only that it sounds modernized and actually helps the song out a lot.
The higher notes actually hurt my ears in my car, for some weird reason.
Great jazz :)
I agree with everyone about the Rhodes Piano. It just works so well in so many ways. : D
- urdailywater on March 2, 2011
chthonic;741880 wrote: Judicially Diminished Grasp of Full Groove-Time Syndrome, or JDGFGTS.
I love, love, love the sound of the Rhodes piano in this remix. I agree with SiriusBeatz, though, in that the piano itself is a bit too bright.
The glitchy beats give this remix a very unique touch; nice idea.
- Martin Penwald on January 15, 2011
- SubNormal J3 on January 3, 2011
- halc on January 3, 2011
- Zergonaleash on January 3, 2011
This is the jam. I'd love to remix the remix. So very nice.
Very awesome work, man. Keep these up!
- Mustin on January 2, 2011
- Crulex on December 31, 2010
- Capt. Stupidity on December 30, 2010
Definitely digging the electric piano work here, and while the acoustic piano is a bit bright (*almost* painfully so), I think it helps to bring the character of the original theme into play here. I enjoyed it :nicework:
- Skyline Drop on December 30, 2010
We gotta work together sometime, i'm totally feeling the vibe that you lay down in your tunes, man. Wicked!
- DiGi Valentine on December 30, 2010
But if that was your motivation for making this, then I hope you get furious at many, many more OST's.
- Shake on December 30, 2010
- docnano on December 30, 2010
- Joshua Morse on December 30, 2010
Also tasty drums.
Edit: Somehow I went from humming this to humming the Magic School Bus theme in a matter of a few seconds. WHAT DID YOU PUT IN THIS THING
- Hylian Lemon on December 30, 2010