Posted 2013-04-02, evaluated by djpretzel
From newcomer The Distortionist (Justin Spaulding) comes a different take on the familiar 'Aquatic Ambiance' theme, blending ambient electronic textures with some staccato, convulsing metal shreddage. The artist writes:
"I want to thank you for this website, its purpose and the opportunity for me to share my creations. I have been visiting OC ReMix for many years and have always been humbled by the numerous talented musicians and remixers that appear on the site. After years of watching from the sidelines, I feel as though I am ready to contribute. This remix is important to me, because it is from a game that played a very pivotal role in my childhood. Donkey Kong Country, to me, has one of the most creative and emotional soundtracks out of any game of its time and even modern games. What inspired me to remix Aquatic Ambiance was just simply how beautiful the song is in its purest form. I wanted to blend a smooth electronic sound with a harsh progressive metal sound and after playing around, this quickly turned into a remix that I'm proud of."
Things intro quite mellow, lulling the unsuspecting listener into a false sense of hypnotic relaxation before the WAKE UP CALL at 0'46" - I love the scraping, distinct rhythm guitar part, before power chords take over at 1'14". I almost feel like Justin's communicating with us in Morse code at times, as the separated chuggage and muted fret sounds form a very punctuated cadence during the metal bits.This arrangement does a fantastic job of expanding & extrapolating in between sections that feature the melody, which is largely intact. The artist does a great job of tempering fury with calm, and at 2'52" when that lead re-enters in a serene ocean of accompaniment, you can really appreciate the extremes being visited. Justin's clearly been on the sidelines far too long, as this is a fantastic debut which, while arranging source material that has been thoroughly explored, manages to say something new & rock out doing it. Badass - want more!!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by David Wise, Eveline Novakovic, Robin Beanland
- "Aquatic Ambiance"
- Ambient, Metal, Rock
- Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth
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- Size: 10,944,365 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: a3f8e37052b21bde7c3f8fe7dfcc8f1d
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