ReMix: Hedgewars 'Hogs of War'
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DarkSim hits us up with a trance mix of our most obscure game thus far in 2013 - well, I didn't know about it at least, though I suppose that's not actually saying too awful much. Hedgewars is a free, open-source game in the style of the popular Worms games - check it out & grab it for Windows, Mac, & more @ http://www.hedgewars.org. The ReMixer writes:
"I decided to take a crack at another (currently) unremixed game, Hedgewars, since Flexstyle introduced me to the game a couple of months ago. It's an open-source Worms clone, but a very good one, with some nice music that doesn't quite seem to get going as much as I'd like, so I decided to flesh out the Bamboo level theme. I chose trance as a style this time because 1) I haven't got a trance remix posted yet 2) it was the obvious choice for the source, and 3) I wrote it after listening to ARMed and DANGerous! Influences are bLiNd, Jewbei, and everyone involved in the aforementioned album."
The original tune has an (intuitively) Asian flair to it, with a deliberate plucked pattern & wind lead, but not much of a beat to speak of, making it a good candidate for a trance treatment. Emunator writes:
"This is a great example of a mix that's built on an EXTREMELY solid foundation (I love the plucked bass synth that the song is built around) so that every little detail and addition that pops up in the mix is just icing on an already-delicious cake. Your production is spot-on, much better than any submission I've heard from you so far. The slightly-detuned lead at 2:13 is awesome and helps retain some of the ethnic vibe from the source."
"I'd have liked to hear the beat broken up a bit and some more crazy stuff go on, but you've stayed true to the source feeling while shifting the sounds and energy."
Ditto that; I think there was room for a little more variation & processing on the drums, but other than that, I dig the direction DarkSim took the source tune, it's certainly a theme & a game I wouldn't have been exposed to otherwise, and hopefully fans of Worms check the game out, and fans of electronica/trance check this mix out, and everyone goes home a winner.
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