ReMix: Mega Turrican "Turrimann" 3:11

By Scaredsim, Wild_Cat

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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Level 3-3", "Path of the Fiend"

Primary Game: Mega Turrican (Data East, 1994, GEN), music by Chris Huelsbeck

Posted 2011-12-12, evaluated by djpretzel


And we're back.... with Mega Turrican!! Of all the Turrican games I've played, MT had my favorite music - right from the very beginning, with the runs & arpeggios flying all over the place, it made me stop wondering what a "turrican" actually... is... and just get down with the business. It's almost silly that it's taken this long for us to post something off its impeccably-constructed soundtrack; of this excellent rock arrangement, Simon writes:

"Here is a new collaboration. Scaredsim and Wild_Cat, bassist from Grospixels. 100% Frenchie! This was our entry at Dwelling of Duels Level 3 Month. Main source used here is from Mega Turrican (so better list the song under that game), and we added a bit of Golden Axe too, because that was a cool way to have nice 80s synth tracks. And 80s is the life! Now enjoy this."

Very badass that they mixed some Golden Axe in there - that's a classic, underrated Sega soundtrack that doesn't get enough love. Don't have any background on the mix title, but I like it, in that it makes me think of a bizarre combination of Saruman and Michael Mann, neither of which have a doodle damn to do with Turrican or VGM, but make an amusing pair. As for the mix, you've got some very substantive rock/metal that hits hard - the sheer oomph on that snare impact certainly takes me back to the stadium rock of the late 20th century. Electric guitar helms pretty much the entire arrangement, although the synth break at 2'19" opens things up a bit towards the end, as does the modulation upwards when the guitar alley-oops it & takes over again. Assuming Wild_Cat contributed the bass part and nothing else (?), this is more or less Simon's mix, but it's clear the collaboration could only have helped things along. The blending of themes is seamless & natural, both energy and interest are maintained throughout, and in general this is a kickass, crisp ReMix that reminds me of some of my favorite Sega Genesis tunes!

djpretzel

Discussion

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timaeus222
on 2013-03-21 16:40:58

Really loving the western-like intro with the chorused electric guitars.

2:34 has such an awesome roll and synth/guitar mix. =D One of my favorite mixes.

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Martin Penwald
on 2012-03-27 15:33:02

Not a big fan of the intro; I wish the song would start "bigger", if that makes any sense (i.e. power from the very first second on).

Synth is nice, as is its solo around the 2 minute mark.

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Bahamut
on 2011-12-20 20:44:48

I could've swore I posted in this thread - I guess I didn't. I remember this mix from DoD early this year, and it was a pretty solid entry from what I remember. I think this version is a more polished up version of the original entry (going off of memory here, so bear with me - it could be off since a lot of things happened this year for me), which is a great thing to hear. Everything sounds pretty crisp - the notes played on the guitar aren't always sharp, but the overall performance is pretty good. I do wish the song is a little longer, like a return to the guitar after the keyboard synth part at the end. I dig the song for the most part though, a good job by ScaredSim Wild Cat here :) .

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Crulex
on 2011-12-13 10:43:52

Oh, man that intro is so awesome! Way to give it that 80's and classic rock sound that I love so much. The synth break was really well done and the pure raw energy coming off this ReMix was great. Both the arrangement and production sound top-notch and overall this is a very strong tune. Nice to see two great sources turn out like this.

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Melbu Frahma
on 2011-12-12 23:21:27

My favorite part has got to be that synth intro around 0:20 - very nice. Great, rockin' track from a game that I always wanted to play and never got around to - it's always wonderful to be able to get into a game that you've never touched through its music. And the Golden Axe part just made it all the better. Looking forward to your next piece!

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Rexy
on 2011-12-12 18:19:40

A 100% French collab... that isn't with CHM. :razz: But a french bassist is always cool too.

So in regards to a level 3 tribute you managed to hit the mark off really well with the Golden Axe cameo in the beginning before going straight towards the source tune at hand, making sure to reference it in a very appropriate structure. With some well polished guitar solos and synth solos that could almost be mistaken as an acknowledgement of Van Halen's 80s material, I can easily see your driving passion towards the source through and through, and with it being a level 3 month for that DoD you've managed to hit the theme square on the head. Amusingly awesome.

Having witnessed some of Scaredsim's work over the past year, I've come to acknowledge that his production skills have been receiving a considerable boost too, most notably with the cleanness of the more synthetic instruments. Sure, that loud snare might throw some people off, but I think we can't imagine his style without it - it's raw 80s power!

Again, glad to see this got posted on the site after a very tenacious DoD back then! Surely this will mark the start of some Scaredsim goodness for 2012? We shall see :D

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Transmogrificational Tune
on 2011-12-12 18:00:53

Please send in more. Made my day to hear this feast for the ears. ^^

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Magellanic
on 2011-12-12 17:46:15

Fantastic. It's great to see another enjoyable Genesis soundtrack get some love. The lead work is beautiful and tight. It carries the arrangement on nicely. A really nice balance between the synths and guitars is achieved here. The build to then end is gradual and well done. It feels so short....but that is really down to me just enjoying it so much. In terms of production, its sounds so clean, clear and crisp. An all round enjoyable and polished track. No complaints from me, Rock 'n Roll 80's style :)

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OA
on 2011-12-12 17:36:38

Finalment it is here!

It is like listening to PURE ROCK AND ROLL POWER!

Great work as always!

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djpretzel
on 2011-12-12 17:17:41

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Turrican (Data East, 1994, GEN)
Music by Chris Huelsbeck
Songs:
"Level 3-3"
Additional Game:
Golden Axe (Sega, 1989, ARC)
Music by You Takada
Songs:
"Path of the Fiend"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Metal, Rock
Mood:
Aggressive
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Origin > Competition > Dwelling of Duels

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Mega_Turrican_Turrimann_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,665,971 bytes
MD5:
45256aabc1f9ef8bd2df54214afadc57
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:11

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