Vurez had three mixes posted in 2005, two in 2006, and then three in 2010. So what happened to 2007-2009? As it turns out, it's more probable than not that he was making music the whole time, but not necessarily submitting it post-haste. Fortunately last year we released more of his unique, elaborate arrangements, often infused with sublime ethnic instrumentation, and I'm glad we can continue that trend here in 2011. This is a superb, atmospheric mix that tells a dynamic, dramatic story; Don writes:
"Yet another old unreleased track of mine that I went back and polished up. In stage itself in which the original track resides served as inspiration for this arrangement. I wanted to convey the image of Ryu making the perilous ascent up the temple in Act 5 - battling through a legion of Jaquio's troops to reach the apex before reaching Malth. Some of the instruments are celesta, violins, military drums, guitar, and trumpet."
Jaquio.... Malth... the names do bring back memories. Some of the later stages in Ninja Gaiden had me pulling my still-growing hair out as a wee lad, but it was worth it, especially since the intrigue-filled cinematic cut-scenes - not at all common for action games at the time - kept pushing the story forward and imbuing each serving of platforming challenge with actual meaning. Don's mix enters with isolated, foreboding celeste that creates a tense, "calm-before-the-storm" environment that then develops into a somber, determined cadence. I really admire the artist's continued openness to mixed instrumentation and genres - Don knows his stuff and does whatever HE wants, and his tastes run a pretty wide spectrum, which I definitely dig. Shariq coincidentally used the same calm/storm comparison in his own comments:
"Yes yes yes. Absolutely wonderful. I love that percussion; really gives this a militaristic, wartime kind of feel. And then that bell and guitar section in the middle is just fantastic, like a calm before the approaching storm. Performances are damn good, especially violin."
There might be some valid nitpicks here and there, but this mix establishes a very specific feeling VERY effectively, and succeeds on that level in a memorable way; to paraphrase Simple Jack, you'll be seeing Ryu Hayubasa kicking ass in your head movies, and it may or may not make your eyes rain. Great work from Vurez, who you can bet you'll be hearing more of this year.
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