ReMix: Mega Man X6 "Countdown to Infinity"
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- Game: Mega Man X6 (Capcom, 2001, PS1)
- ReMixer(s): WillRock
- Composer(s): Naoto Tanaka, Nittoku Inoue, Nobuhiko Kashiwara
- Song(s): "Infinity Mijinion Stage", "The Skiver Stage"
- Posted: 2012-05-09, evaluated by the judges
- Album: Featured on Mega Man X: Maverick Rising
- Terms (BETA): electric-guitar rock synth tempo-fast
Alright, LARRY & PAIGE ARE FINALLY HITCHED in beauteous matrimony (!!), the wedding was awesome, they're honeymooning in New Orleans as I write this, and it's time to resume operations and continue MIXPOSTAGE after a much-needed break. Next up is Mr. Will, of the Rock family, lending his innumerable & cornucopic talents to MMX6 & MMX5 with this European (pun) track from Maverick Rising:
"Before you listen to this mix, listen to the intro of Infinity Mijinion. Now, you guys... do you REALLY need more convincing to listen to this remix? :P Ok, so listening to OneUps source for the GMRB, I realised that (the strangely named) Spiral Pegacion's source sucked really. And (the even more strangely named) Infinity Mijinion - I now know how to spell Mijinion, go me - was epic beyond all kinds of epic. IMO that is. What is a Mijinion anyway. You have billions, Trillions, and Mijinions maybe? why wasn't it Mijillions? Mijinion might have been a typo of Ignition. Infinity Ignition? Or more likely, the guy who was making the names for the X6 bosses spazzed out over the keyboard when he couldn't think of a good word to go with infinity and liked what came out.
It also sounds like The Final Countdown. You all agree. It sounds so much like the final countdown that Joey Tempest faced off against Infinity Mijinion for stealing his music. Infinity Mijinion won however, even though Joey Tempest had the guard shell.
So.... May the Countdown to Infinity commence! 1... 2... 3... 4... (you guys get the idea)"
Filet Mijinion is delicious. And so is this mix, which certainly DOES echo Europe's 80's megahit with its anthemic synth brass intro. We're leaving for Venus @ 0'35" with a nice synth tom segue into full-on rock goodness, with appropriate guitar hero riffs & a driving beat. Deia writes:
"Love that you kept this in the style of The Final Countdown. 80's rock might be the best and only way to go with this. Both sources are well-combined and well-personalized. I dig the arrangement overall. Drumwork is also fantastic."
"performances are tight and the mixing is clean. you got a knack for blending multiple sources into a cohesive mix. seemed a little random and/or lazy to fadeout during what seemed to be the climax, but it won't hold back an otherwise solid mix."
Great stuff - takes me back to my youth, pays excellent homage to a pretty kickass source (and... another source), while also praying to the gods of 80's hair-band synth rock anthems, who demand arrangements like this at least once a year or they become surly. It's ACTUALLY been awhile since our last WR mixpost, so it's also just good to get the stars back in alignment & recalibrate our internal clock of synth-hero jams.
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