ReMix: Pokémon Diamond Version "Photosynthesis"
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Last but not least we've got halc with some Diamond electronica that features birdcussion, which we haven't heard in awhile :) Dustin writes:
"Classic 9-bit from halc. This is another type I expected to be difficult to capture musically but, not surprisingly, the artist comes through again. Augmenting his usual style with nature sounds really gives you the feeling you're in Eterna Forest."
From the pitched water drops to the avian canopy of tweets & calls, halc's glitched, lo-fi snap, crackle, & pop adapt to survive in their new environment quite effectively. There are some sparser sections where Drew lets the habitat shine through, and then towards the end the 808-ish drum groove gets some time in the spotlight as well. Picture yourself listening to a halc ReMix in the tropics of Madagascar, and that's about right. Given the amount of nature sounds, one half expects David Attenborough to start in with a thoughtful voiceover and get all BBC Planet Earth up in that, but I think the quantity works, almost doubling-down on the concept. Bottom line? The conversion of light energy into chemical energy never sounded so good; more great stuff from halc, this time with biosphere!
As an interesting aside, Larry pointed out that on this day, 155 years ago, "Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory." It seems some folks still aren't persuaded, but I personally find this theory to be a watershed moment in the development of human knowledge and understanding about the world and about ourselves. While obviously mad props go to Dustin for directing this EP, Shariq for coming up with the idea, all the artists who contributed to it, the original composers, and the creators of the pokemanz franchise, I think we should give a special shout out to Mr. Darwin, who opened a door we are still in the process of stepping through. Fortunately, if you don't care about any of that whatsoever, and just want to listen to a bunch of great Pokémon ReMixes, Dustin & company have done a fantastic job providing just that! Check out Pokémon: The Eevee EP & help spread the news!
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