Posted 2014-06-16, evaluated by djpretzel
Here with a peppy, upbeat, & chippy electronic take on the main SM64 theme (and my favorite mix title of the album) is Theory of N:
"Funny story behind this one. Way back in '07 when POCKETMAN started this Super Mario 64 project up, I auditioned for a track on this album (specifically "Lethal Lava Land") and got shot down because my music was terrible. Looking back, I completely agree with the decision to reject my audition. Fast forward to about a month ago. 9-bit Blizzard had recently been released and WillRock seemed to have taken a liking to my track, so he suggested me to Nutritious to take his place remixing the main theme. If that's not a testament to progress, I don't know what is!
As for the mix, I've always been a fan of the more liberal side of arrangement and while I've wanted to remix this source for the longest time, I couldn't get much more than a straight cover until now. The best way I came up with to shake myself of cover-itis was to basically take the main melody and completely obliterate the harmonic context. This is probably one of the most inconsistently styled, eclectic remixes I've done to date, but I feel that it all fits together really well and I absolutely love the final product."
Director Nutritious writes:
"While the Bob-omb Battlefield (a.k.a. "Super Mario 64 Main Theme") song is covered elsewhere in the album in a humorous light, I also wanted a more traditional/instrumental take on the theme to compliment it. I initially took it upon myself to arrange the track. However, having little success, I shared my dilemma with WillRock, who suggested I contact ToN to see if he was willing to take it. Dustin agreed and soon provided me a rough draft that blew me away. This is a sweet chiptune-hybrid mix featuring excellent synth work and a catchy beat to the iconic original. I especially love the transition into the bridge section going from a chiptune breakdown and then suddenly kicking up the energy a few notches. Fantastic stuff."
Love the static/vinyl retro feel to the intro, layering the familiar melody against a funky-as-all-get-out backing riff & segueing into higher fidelity @ 0'32". Theoretical or not, Mr. N has an amazing grasp on how to blend funk & chip, and has been knocking it out of the park in this regard for a good while now. Keep doin' what yer doin'!! The bass really grinds on this one, and the overall soundscape does a good job of blending lower-fi elements with more modern stuffs; I end up making a lot of the same observations about each new ToN mix, but that's only because he's getting the same awesome things right each time, but each time within the context of a new arrangement that takes a theme in directions I'd never have thought of. Kudos for doing this yet again, lending Portrait of a Plumber a very funky track, and turning main screen on so we can all get signal!
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
- "Super Mario 64 Main Theme"
- 4,662,237 bytes
- Size: 4,662,237 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: e90d95c5265c27bbbf9639f86712af33
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