Posted 2014-07-30, evaluated by djpretzel
A funky, electronic chip-groove with a syncopated shuffle from Mr. Benjamin Briggs, off the Eevee EP; album director Theory of N writes:
"Everything about this track says "Dark type." From the "Dark Cave" source to the heavy electronic style, Briggs captures Umbreon perfectly."
"Ever since first hearing this theme arranged by The Orichalcon in the VGMix2 days (it was later revised for The Missingno Tracks), I've been a big fan of the "Ice Path" music, one of the catchiest themes in the entire Pokémon franchise. I loved Ben's approach in going the 9-bit route and adding much more depth with dat beefy low synth & some very thumping dance-able beats. The subtle additions & subtractions of the "Ice Path" melody & countermelody kept things evolving the entire way, and this take was definitely something you could envision in a Pokémon rhythm game, if it ever came to pass. (Hey, it happened for Final Fantasy!) Ben owns it with easily the most energetic cut from The Eevee EP. :-) 9 thumbs up!"
Definitely a catchy source, and one of the more rhythmically interesting POKEMANZ arrangements I've heard, with a distinct shuffle that's somehow simultaneously both slow AND fast. Ben's been up to quite a bit lately, doing live streams, original music, etc. - be sure to check out his Star Clash OST on OverClocked Records. I think the Eevee EP proved that shorter-length, focused album releases can work well; every single track on the album was thoughtful, well-produced, and the whole thing had a very coherent presentation that's a little easier to ensure with a reduced scope. This track's yet another example of that; great stuff!
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Pokémon Gold Version (Nintendo, 1999, GBC)
Music by Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda
- "Ice Path"
- Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
- 6,206,999 bytes
- Size: 6,206,999 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 6c39417be71fa77aa00e6244bec8a9cb
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