ReMix: Mega Man X5 "affirmation" 4:15

By melody

Arranging the music of one song...

"Ending Theme"

Primary Game: Mega Man X5 (Capcom, 2000, PS1), music by Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Furutani, Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Miyawaki

Posted 2012-08-13, evaluated by the judges panel


Sexy, downtempo ambient jazz/hip-hop jam from melody off Maverick Rising; Peter's another artist where I love every mix we've posted to date and can loop them for ridiculously long periods of time. He writes:

"the x5 ost has always stuck out to me among the vast mega man catalog, and i love the melancholic overtones in this particular track. a big creative influence was the recently departed Nujabes (rip), whose jazz-infused hip-hop style inspired me on many levels and whose passing encouraged me to re-evaluate the lack of jazzy goodness and phat beats in my own songwriting style. the crackle in the beginning represents x as he slowly regains consciousness after the fight with sigma, and the title comes from x's self-doubt and perpetual search for truth amidst the carnage caused by the eurasia crash and the loss of his partner zero."

Album director Wes "Bahamut" Cho writes:

"This track is a quite nice rendition of the ending song of Mega Man X5. It maintains a nice, calm & laid-back vibe to it similar to the original, while the bass gives it more of a Korean R&B feel in addition. Peter did a good job maintaining the role of the original while adding his own flavor to the song, and paying a tribute to the late Japanese hip hop artist Nujabes."

I can't quite place that secondary lead - sounds like a hammered dulcimer, to me - but it adds a very nice, unique feel to the lead piano & synth accompaniment, contributing to that "dusty attic" aesthetic that's echoed in the use of static. Judges had some production gripes that were mostly addressed by this remastered version; the intonation on the descending motif at 2'01" strikes me as strange, almost like an emergency alarm going off over top of the otherwise mellow groove, but none of the judges mentioned it, so your mileage may vary. Overall, I really dig the weathered, relaxed picture melody's painted, the mixed melodic instrumentation adds variety, and I think this track was an excellent, atmospheric addition to the album.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 11 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Kaxon
on 2014-11-18 21:55:25

This is a great arrangement, but the fake vinyl crackles at the beginning drive me nuts. I would love to have a version of this song without those.

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Crulex
on 2013-03-07 14:13:01

I was actually a fan of the piano work, and having the beats back it up made it all the better. Even more gorgeous than the original and pleasant to listen to. Great track to go along with the others in the album.

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Liontamer
on 2012-11-01 21:09:12

Sheer elegance.

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Bahamut
on 2012-08-16 11:53:24

This song is great - looks like it went through extensive work with the submission, judging by the judges decision thread.

I can see where the judges are coming from here, although overall I did not have a problem with the piano drops - it did confuse me initially though, as I thought something was going wrong with my headphones. The song really picks up after the beginning segment though.

Ultimately, I'm glad this made it through the panel! melody did some great work, and ran into project file trouble unfortunately. The song really is a great listen.

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DCT
on 2012-08-15 21:44:03

This? I LOVE this. *vibin'*

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coder12
on 2012-08-14 21:20:11

Absolutely beautiful. This has always been one of my favorite tracks since I first came upon it in the album. It brings back the true feeling from the game's ending.

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WesternZypher
on 2012-08-13 23:33:29

Destined for great play list. eternal loopage.

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SuperiorX
on 2012-08-13 19:05:37

I absolutely love this song. I love all of melody's chill mixes like this. Great work!

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Drakken
on 2012-08-13 19:02:49

Got super excited when I saw melody's name, and not surprisingly, the mix was wonderful. Absolutely love your style, Peter. Your sounds are heavenly.

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Mirby
on 2012-08-13 17:44:25

This song brought tears to my eye, that's how beautiful it is. Nice work merodi :3

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djpretzel
on 2012-08-13 17:18:52

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man X5 (Capcom, 2000, PS1)
Music by Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Furutani, Showtaro Morikubo, Takuya Miyawaki
Songs:
"Ending Theme"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Ambient, Downtempo, Jazz
Mood:
Chill, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Piano, Synth
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_X5_affirmation_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,959,319 bytes
MD5:
9bc525837015900abf94c6199d0ea7b8
Bitrate:
215Kbps
Duration:
4:15
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Published 2012-03-14
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