ReMix: Wizards & Warriors "Wizard's Bride"

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So now we embark on a new 500-mix interval era, and I'm asking myself what to post to kick things off, and it occurs to me that we've gone far, far too long without some Mazedude in our lives. Everybody should be mega-happy for Chris as he recently announced that he & his wife are expecting their first MAZEBABY!! Chris writes:

"An ode to Warder - a musician and fellow tracker I grew up admiring - this is an homage to 'Whistler's Bride,' an excellent piece of Nordic fusion that I still listen to today. Thanks to Warder for the low Irish whistle and accordion sounds, and to Sting for the Uillean pipe solos. PS - Thought ya guys might enjoy some ethnic/world non-electronic genres to mix things up. :)"

Why thanks, good sir. Brandon's 'Omerta' track recently fit the bill quite nicely in that department, but the more the merrier. This is a little less about verisimilitude as some of the core samples aren't as realistic, but the sequencing certainly is, and overall the aesthetic is definitely different from most MZD tracks while still retaining enough of a quirky, trackeresque quality to be identifiable. The entire midsection is a nice oasis of calm & Cetlic Zen, and the shuffling & booming drums add the right amount of gravitas. It's mostly the pitch-bends that bring out a synthetic quality in the leads, but... they sound so cool! ...especially as Chris layers in some gorgeous harmony & things pick up. This mix is a breath of fresh air, shows a different + folksier side of a versatile & multi-talented artist, and does an inventive, emotional job interpreting Wise's original. Great stuff!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Crulex
on 2013-11-19 14:48:13

Those booms were like a musical explosion! Good job pulling that off so cleanly. Good to hear Mazedude put his touch all over this kind of arrangement to make it such a tough sounding yet folkish-hued ReMix.

Liontamer
on 2012-11-01 21:02:48

One of my personal favorite mixes throughout his whole musical career, and that's saying something, because he has so many unique pieces. Just when you think you've heard it all from Chris... amazing.

Phonetic Hero
on 2012-10-05 09:28:35

Great Scott! This is why Mazedude will always be a huge influence to me. I, too, love ethnic sequencing, and it doesn't get much better than this. Time to do some more learning through analysis. Amazing track

Mirby
on 2012-10-05 04:22:36

So OCR02501 is the one that involves someone named Dave (the composer). I see how it is. *fauxshuns*

No seriously this is a great track, especially to kick off the 500 to 3000.

metaphist
on 2012-10-04 17:45:11

Nice to see something other than the title theme for WW.

Congrats on the Mazebaby as well ;)

djpretzel
on 2012-10-04 17:24:36

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