Posted 2013-09-09, evaluated by djpretzel
Up next with a wonderfully interesting mix title is Mikeaudio, offering a breakneck breakbeat rock/electronic arrangement that packs a punch & mixes some synth components in with a dominant upbeat hard rock/metal structure:
"With this Smash Daisaku theme remix, I wanted to bring a feel of persistence, a drive. This character is constantly pursuing you in the game over a cause that he himself doesn't quite understand. So my goal was to put much hope, emotion, conviction, and feel into the song. The song has 2 different sections: one is in 4/4 showing more of his persistent nature, and then at 2:53 it switches to 6/8 giving more of a familiar ground resemblance to the original source, and more into his character personally. The title for this being "Pursued by the Subordinate of Ignorant Sin" was inspired by how devoted to the cause Smash Daisaku was and to his leader, Dr. Grey. But also how blind they both were to the reality of Golden Silver. As far as the sound of the mix goes, I went with something more towards the electronic side rhythm-wise, but everything else was tailored after rock. The only exceptions are the intro, which is more jazz and electronic, and the section around 1:27 with strings, pads, and bells which is a variation on the second half of the source. Enjoy."
Definitely a more guitar-centric sound for Mike; while he maintains the uptempo energy of his previous ReMixes, this track is even more focused on rockin' out, and definitely conjures images of fast-paced pursuit. I love the narrative melodrama of GH and dig how Mike embraced it with both the mix title & arrangement itself. DAT WAH SOLO @ 4'28 is absolutely killer, and helps keep the energy levels high later in the mix, which is just over six minutes long. Not much else to add - fantastic stuff from Mikeaudio that absolutely jives with the high-octane vibe of the overall album!
on 2015-12-28 12:47:43
I love the feeling of rushing through an action packed road trip, or an intense space battle when I listen to this track. The rhythm guitar work here is excellent. I loved the solos, except for the one from 4:32 to 5:02. Seemed a little jarring compared to the rest of the track. Very fun and exciting track.
on 2014-10-16 07:02:42
Pretty nice take on the original. Sir J's way seems more obvious, but I like this one a lot too. Awesome breakbit + choir intro. And then boom! It's like something heavy dropping on your head. It always facinates me how Mike nailes the combination of great guitar playing and kicking elecronic beats, which works only in a good way. Synth solo at 3:58 is killer. Strong stuff!
on 2013-09-16 10:54:00
The switch from the intro into the more rockish section was pretty sweet. Definitely enjoyed the transitions in styles you made throughout the ReMix. Vox-like soloing was pretty cool as well. Very nice!
on 2013-09-09 16:07:31
Incredibly cool vox soloing around 4:30. Mike definitely captured the feel he was going for, some awesome contributions to the album.
on 2013-09-09 14:13:25
Very high energy, and fun to listen to. The 4:01 lead reminds me of a lead directly from GSH's soundset.
on 2013-09-09 13:09:11
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Metal, Rock
- Electric Guitar, Synth
- Time > Duration: Long
Time > Tempo: Fast
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