ReMix: Super Metroid "Depths of Maridia" 7:22

By CrimzonWolf777

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ambient cinematic duration-long orchestral piano strings tempo-slow

Posted 2013-06-06, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer CrimzonWolf777 (Damon Barlow) brings us a deliberate, atmospheric Super Metroid arrangement that merges 'Brinstar' & 'Maridia' & employs a hybrid synthetic/orchestral palette that sounds like it could be dropped right into a high-def remake of the game without anyone batting an eyelash:

"So I've been really scared to attempt to submit ANYTHING to OC ReMix because I still feel like I'm not good enough. But because someone screamed at me telling me to just do it, here it is. I've remixed a lot of game songs, and this one is my 1st submission. What made me put these two songs together was when I was playing Super Metroid and I was humming part of the Maridia area when I was in Brinstar. So I had to do it. I really hope everyone enjoys this song!"

Big thanks to whichever screaming someone out there was successful in their emphatic persuasions; the judges panel doesn't bite (except for Jesse) & resubmitting a mix isn't the end of the world, but rather a great chance to act on free feedback, if desired. And of course, another possibility is that the submission just passes, as this arrangement did. While on the long side & relatively conservative, Damon's mix oozes the type of cavernous atmosphere & haunting mystique that fits the Metroid universe perfectly. Emu writes:

"It's true that this is a pretty straightforward, conservative take that doesn't necessarily tread any new ground that we haven't already heard, but I have to commend you on the very well-conceived, well-sequenced, and well-produced mix here. To be honest, I truly enjoyed listening to this piece just in a bubble, but it took me a few listens to pick out all of the little nuances that you added to the melody to help personalize it and bring it up to OCR's bar... however, they definitely add up in your favor, and I think at the end of the day this is a great example of a well-executed conservative remix that people will enjoy."

I'd encourage Damon to color outside the compositional lines a little more in the future, but this is still a great debut that I'm sure plenty of folks will enjoy, the merging of the two themes is done well, and I'm looking forward to a follow-up.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 13 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
WesternZypher
on 2014-05-11 00:37:34

I love mixes like this. Soothing, contemplative, ... "quiet". Aural remedy for what ails you.

Hooliobro
on 2013-06-30 18:53:05

Just awesome to listen to. I loved the arrangement of these two themes. Can't wait to hear more! Keep up the good work.

CrimzonWolf777
on 2013-06-28 00:53:54

Thank you all so much! This means so much to me! I'll definitely try and pull out another remix. Not sure what I really want to do next though.

Lady Shinigami
on 2013-06-23 22:39:40
i really like that, it's not that fast like most of the others, and you could nearly hear the rain :-D
I agree with the rain—the whole song gave that vibe; it presented the image of someone looking out a window or standing outside, staring solemnly into the distance.

A good quiet piece.

Crulex
on 2013-06-18 11:24:39

The ambient atmosphere of this ReMix is so calmingly beautiful. I could relax to this all day or put it on in the background for moments when I need to focus. The length makes it perfect for that, so you don't have to keep hitting replay every two minutes. Nice debut with two great themes.

SwordBreaker
on 2013-06-12 23:32:19

Moody. Love it.

evktalo
on 2013-06-08 02:40:46

Loved this one. Nice and moody. Quite inspiring actually. Excellent, deliberate pacing.

--Eino

Vasall
on 2013-06-07 14:48:28

i really like that, it's not that fast like most of the others, and you could nearly hear the rain :-D

unfortunatelly i dont even know how to compose tunes. ideas..maybe, but no program and no "soundfiles" to compose :cry:

GravitySuitCollector
on 2013-06-07 09:46:00

Hmmmm.

I felt it wasn't bad, but it could have used more rearrangement and original melody/ some counter-melody here and there. I didn't really hear any until after the six minute mark, around 4/5ths through the song.

I don't know, maybe I'm just not hearing it right now.

Liontamer
on 2013-06-06 15:09:22
Special props for making it past the judges with samples/VSTi's/soundfonts that aren't professional-grade. May I ask what you used for these?

Like DarkeSword always says, you DON'T need pro-grade samples to pass the panel. :-) Using what you have well always counts with the music here!

MindWanderer
on 2013-06-06 14:21:20

Great job with the subtle harmonies. This is the kind of thing I strive for myself. Special props for making it past the judges with samples/VSTi's/soundfonts that aren't professional-grade. May I ask what you used for these?

timaeus222
on 2013-06-06 14:12:18

I'm not particularly a fan of that kick, but everything else was great. I noticed the strings were a bit plainly sequenced, but assuming you didn't have a thousand-dollar sample library, it was a good way of handling that. I didn't mind the length. I listened through the whole thing without fast forwarding or rewinding.

djpretzel
on 2013-06-06 13:43:37

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

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Minako Hamano
Songs:
"Brinstar - Red Soil Wetland Area"
"Maridia - Rocky Underground Water Area"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Ambient, Cinematic
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Orchestral, Piano, Strings
Additional:
Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Super_Metroid_Depths_of_Maridia_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
10,704,187 bytes
MD5:
72ad1c829d8f2680036e3b11e67152dd
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
7:22

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