ReMix: Pokémon Gold Version 'Precious Metals'
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Anyone who's gone through the fiscally-painful-yet-romantic process of purchasing an engagement ring or other shinies for his/her significant other will know that precious metals are EXPENSIVE. Well, these ones here, by the halc+Benjamin Briggs combo known as Insert Rupee, are completely FREE. So there. THEY SPEAK:
halc says: "This song happened so fast, I don't even remember making it :O"
chthonic says: "after halc told me about the pokemon project, I suggested we each do a solo remix from the red/blue soundtrack, and top it off with a collab from gold/silver. cute titles were given to all mixes, and thus the chthalc (or halchth) pokemon trifecta came to be. this song is pretty damn short, but in all honesty I couldn't imagine it any other way. one of the best songs from the OST for sure, and I'm definitely proud to present this odd and itty-bitty opus :P"
Perhaps it's just the subconscious effect of the American consumer market starting to force-feed us Christmas so early, but I almost get a wintry, holiday vibe off this. It's a pleasant, galloping, major-key, crunchy-sweet chiptune arrangement, it shows off the strengths & continues in the styles of its two like-minded creators, and I think you'll dig it. 'Nuff said!
I love this mix to death. I downloaded the Pokémon: The Missingno Tracks album the had here and hand down this was my favorite piece from it. Fantastic job.
- bluefall on June 14, 2012
- NegimaSonic on December 6, 2011
- Crulex on December 3, 2011
This is a nice happy & relaxing chip hybrid track, or what halc lovingly calls 9bit. It doesn't overstay its welcome, but I do wish there was some more to it somehow. Hard to really hate this mix though, the Pokemon sound effects have to make you smile!
- Bahamut on December 2, 2011
What managed to surprise me is that rhythm-wise, it managed to base itself more on the HeartGold/SoulSilver version, so even with the 8-bit sounds it managed to root into more modern-day relevance and all. The starter sound effects at 1:11 placed in were awesome/appropriate, and the morphing of the theme throughout the short time frame really makes it felt like it went on for longer than merely 2 and a half minutes; very cute and charming arrangement.
Also, is it me or is there a distinct amount of reverb placed across the whole mix aside from the ending? Not saying that's a distractant, but it did somehow make me think the extra space might've made the mix feel a bit too empty for something as chirpy as this.
Light irk aside, Ben and halc working together is a pleasure to witness, and I'm all up for seeing more clever interpretations from both artists (even individually) in the near future :)
- Rexy on November 30, 2011
*gets Precious Metals*
:O I'm Rich!
- Locke on November 16, 2011
- zach72 on November 14, 2011
- BLen1 on November 12, 2011
- Damashii!! on November 10, 2011
It's not the prettiest dance, more of a waddle than anything else, but damn if it doesn't make me feel better afterward.
- The Damned on November 8, 2011
- champ the hippie on November 8, 2011
- djpretzel on November 8, 2011