ReMix: Shenmue 'Amorelle'
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Radiowar + Shenmue? This should be good... Alex writes:
"this is a remix of Cherry Blossom Wind Dance from Shenmue. i've never played shenmue but i came across the soundtrack a while back and was struck by the cinematic over-the-top-japaneseness of it. thought this track in particular would make a good basis for a nujabes/bonobo type track soooo i did. hope you like it
special thanks to emunator for his feedback & encouragement during this arduous process :]"
Mellow, downtempo beats + lush ethnic instrumentation + silky Rhodes + an amazingly atmosphere + a superb upright acoustic bass all adds up to... well, I'm not good at the maths, but suffice it to say, it's awesome. This track oozes with ambience, style, and beauty; I dig everything Alex has done to date, but I also think his sound was a natural fit for Shenmue, so I'm glad he went there. Shariq's been drinking the happy sauce, and concurs:
"Yeeaaaah this is chill bro. I love it. It's got a really sweet, laid back vibe to it. Rhodes and piano really do it for me. Nice flute in the second half. SUPER COOL!"
"This is a really nice mix; good expansion while remaining completely true to the source, and a great soundscape and excellent variety. Really strong stuff, I loved this one."
Bottom line is, as our first Shenmue mix in almost EIGHT YEARS, I almost feel like I'm downright obliged to appreciate it on some level, but Alex has made that a non-issue by producing a shimmering, ethereal, and quintessentially chill arrangement that anyone can & should love.
- WesternZypher on November 5, 2013
- Clem on August 7, 2013
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- Jewbei on April 9, 2012
- DCT on April 7, 2012
- EtherEel on April 4, 2012
- delbuster on April 3, 2012
Beautiful work dude, glad I could help it along to completion :-)
- Emunator on April 1, 2012
It is sad in some ways how games of the past that held our imagination would be forgotten.
But for now, at least, I can remember why I loved this game so much while I replay this remix over and over again.
- InDL on April 1, 2012
- Magellanic on March 31, 2012
- melody on March 31, 2012
- DjMystix on March 31, 2012
Immediately added to my playlist. Looking forward to more! :)
- Ando on March 31, 2012
i saw "nujabes" in the write up and i automatically knew that it was going to be good.
has a somber yet calming and satisfactory feel to it, kind of reminds me of that feeling of realization after a funeral or something else along the lines of heartbreak and acceptance.
then again, you've always made some highly ambient and emotional music in general.
- Damashii!! on March 31, 2012
- Mirby on March 30, 2012