Posted 2012-05-29, evaluated by djpretzel
We're back from a short rest and we've got some amazing Mega Man (One AND Ten - our first coverage of the latter!) mixage from newcomer fredrikd. This fantastic debut really captures a retro, Mad Men-era vibe with authenticity and style; the artist writes:
"My entry for round two of the GRMRB 2011, hosted by DarkeSword at OverClocked Remix. I tried to recreate the atmosphere and mixing qualities of the early sixties. "Wonderful Land" by The Shadows was my main inspiration."
Think heavy tremolo elec. guitar, shuffling rhythm acoustic guitars & ride cymbals, hard-panned vintage kick/snare, and of course legato string accompaniment. Not quite the lounge aesthetic of a retro act like Combustible Edison, but not too far off - lounge coupled with Spaghetti Western, or Santo & Johnny's "Sleep Walk," for instance. Almost like an older 60's brother to ilp0's 70's 'Morning Walk in the Burning City,' also from Mega Man; like ilp0, fredrikd has a great ear for not just the instrumentation of the era, but the production AND arranging as well, so the whole piece just feels right. The integration of melodies, and hearing that familiar progression from the first Mega Man slowed down & re-contextualized, is really slick - it sounds so natural, so "of the era" that it's almost surreal. Granted, I wasn't alive back then - I'm old, but not THAT old - but I've seen enough television and especially films from that period to have a pretty good notion, and this exceeds my expectations based on the artist's own description.
Understated, and certainly not about shock & awe, this is nevertheless a superb arrangement that is deceptively brilliant; everything sounds so intended & authentic that you almost take it for granted. I'm really happy that Shariq's competition elicited responses - and submissions - like this. So while electric orchestras of light may make some pretty catchy tunes, it turns out those of the sheep persuasion are great, too. Awesome, memorable debut from fredrikd - definitely interested in hearing more!
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Mega Man (Capcom, 1987, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae
- "Elec Man Stage"
- Additional Game:
Mega Man 10 (Capcom, 2010, WII)
Music by Akari Kaida, Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada, Makoto Tomozawa, Manami Matsumae, Mari Yamaguchi, Minae Fujii, Ryo Kawakami, Shusaku Uchiyama, Yasuaki Fujita, Yu Shimoda, Yuko Takehara
- "Cybersheep's Dream (Sheep Man Stage)"
- Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Strings
- Origin > Competition
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- Size: 5,425,030 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: d46308600a2f78be6cc1654b6e1a1b31
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