ReMix: Pokémon Gold Version 'Slowpoke Shuffle'
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"Slowpoke Shuffle" could alternatively be used to describe our recent mixpost rate, Torgo's leisurely saunter, the United States Government as it tries to raise the debt ceiling, or (preferably) this mix off of Missingno from WillRock. Mr. Harby explains:
"So, this is a track I have made for the upcoming pokemon project. I wanted to do a more easy going approach with this remix - no overblown 80's synths or crazy synth-shred solos in this one. And I came up with the name slowpoke shuffle as the town in the game was full of slowpoke :D Hope you guys enjoy this one."
No overblown 80's synths?!? Say wha? Nah, it's true, WR dials down a notch or two for a pleasant stroll through the village... the village of pleasing, major-key instrumental electro-pop. As a village member and purveyor of positive, upbeat musics himself, let's see what OA thinks:
"This source is exactly the type of track that needs to be remixed - something with a really solid base song, but a somewhat questionable arrangement. Part of the original's weaknesses was the mixing, where the countermelodies were as loud as the melodies, and the near-constant white noise of the chip percussion. Thankfully, Willrock has given this a beautiful synth ballad treatment, with some really delicate sounding glides. Excellent added counterpoint and overall development, and this is really sunny and pleasant. The breakdown at 2:20 was gorgeous; I love that sort of thing.
I'm super digging the feel on this one, though it seems a little on the quiet side, and the drums could have been mixed up a bit more. Just because it's a ballad doesn't mean the drums need to be on autopilot! Good stuff, and one of my favorite Willrock mixes so far."
You hear that? He's not just digging it... he's SUPER digging it. Boss. I agree on the drums - nothing too flamboyant was called for, to be sure, but a little more variation would have been nice. I also agree about the glides & bends - some slower stuff there probably contributed to Larry's comment that the piece seemed vaguely tropical. Right now, with the heat the way it is, I think most of us have our minds somewhere a bit cooler, say... Antarctica... but it's a relaxing & enjoyable vibe regardless, and another great cut off a stellar album.
I love the lead throughout this. Nostalgia literally grabs me around the throat and takes my breath away.
The flute(?) is a big departure from all the stuff you've previously done Willrock.
But I've got to say, it makes the nostalgia all the more heavy.
I put this song on repeat for fun. Cause you can't EVER have enough mixes that give you nostalgia.
- Tuberz McGee on December 25, 2011
So does this mean the Slowpoke dance to this song?
- Bahamut on December 15, 2011
I feel like I am sitting on a patio with some shades on watching all the kids wander around aimlessly in some tall grass, battlin with teh pokeymans.
Anyways, 2:20 was awesome, the delicate touch on all the synths really made this one for me. Good stuff, sir Rock!
- OA on December 12, 2011
- Crulex on December 12, 2011
It does to me feel somewhat quieter than his works, which won't be a bad thing at all; though, I also remember when in discussion of humanisation he brought up this as an example of his struggles with humanising flutes, and this is where I can practically feel for this issue here. :cry: Thankfully the synth/rhodes work really lift this up and push the flutes further into the background and not be too much of a distractant.
All in all, definitely a different direction taken and I'm glad to see Will's nature as a versatile artist. Keep up the solid progress, and it was fun seeing you earlier today too :D
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