Posted 2014-06-16, evaluated by djpretzel
Sole Signal actually created a twin pair of sibling mixes for Portrait of a Plumber, arranging the same theme in two different styles and offering listeners a choice, Laurence Fishburne-style. Of course, in this case we strongly recommend you take BOTH pills.... errr, coins... but for today's flood we're going with BLUE, an upbeat EDM cut:
"This was my first crack at the classic underground theme that has retained that signature bassline back from the NES version. The N64 version developed the theme but gave it a great ambient feel. My version with this remix takes some liberties, namely using the classic bassline often in half time, while devoting sections of the track to each motif from the original. The experimental nature of the remix led me to decide to create another take on the theme, in the track "Find the Red Coin" on this same project."
As a sidenote, Greg is currently running a kickstarter for an upcoming original album, Coming Up Aces, and needs your help. If you dig this mix AND the numerous free VGM arrangements Greg's released over the years, please consider lending him your support! This is a creative re-envisioning of the source tune; if you didn't know it was an arrangement, you wouldn't necessarily "get" how inventive some of the rephrasing & extensions he's made are. While it's an accessible & enjoyable bit o' EDM, there's some smarts going on behind-the-scenes to make that happen, basically. Justin writes:
"Greg is one of those musicians who seemed to come out of nowhere and be instantly awesome and arranging and music production from the get-go. This track features his dance music style for the "Cave Dungeon" theme. With big beats and some classic synth work, he makes this minimalist original track shine with an adrenaline boost of energy."
What he said :) Excellent stuff from Sole Signal, as always, and very cool that he provided two very different but equally compelling arrangements of the same source for Portrait of a Plumber; taken together, they're like one giant purple coin of awesome!!
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