ReMix: Bionic Commando "Hold Your Weapon"
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- Game: Bionic Commando (Capcom, 1988, NES)
- ReMixer(s): Avaris
- Composer(s): Harumi Fujita, Junko Tamiya
- Song(s): "Meet with Enemy and Descend"
- Posted: 2013-10-22, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Bionic Commando ReMixed: OK, We'll Groove
- Terms (BETA): aggressive electro electronic synth tempo-fast
Avaris! We last saw Shaun almost exactly a year ago, with his own take on 'Corridor of Time' - a ReMixing "rite of passage" of sorts, and a job well done on his part. For this BC:OWG track, he conjures an upbeat, heavy-hitting electro vibe that's got a modern aesthetic but the energy & spirit of some classic 1980's jams, not unlike New Order. Plenty of percussive synth/sound fx dot the landscape as a massive, bulbous synth bass pulses underneath:
"I vaguely remember as a child watching my older brother play Bionic Commando. As a young kid, I thought it was one of the coolest games I had ever seen. The retractable arm... enough said. I have worked with Brandon before on other projects and enjoyed the chance to work with him again. His consistency and dedication makes participating in this project a no-brainer. I hope my track captured the 8-bit era and feeling of the original game. I wanted to create a fun track that captured the soul and feeling of the game."
BS got some definite project management skills, as this & prior albums have clearly shown - nice of Shaun to throw him some well-deserved props. This mix has a lot of spunk in its step, actually gets a little funky here and there, and is generally an accessible & FX-laden romp. There are so many choice euphemisms one could make about "holding" one's "weapon" that, as with the retractable arm... enough said. Great stuff from Avaris that features a more uniformly electronic aesthetic than his previous mixes but is every bit as creative & enjoyable!