Posted 2014-08-21, evaluated by djpretzel
SIXTO SOUNDS!!! Something Juanderful!! Mr. Medrano sends us our FIRST ReMix of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS!! For many of you I (understandably) had you at "Sixto Sounds," but this is actually kind of a shift for SS, as he works in a wider sound palette and lets some chippish synths take the lead on this dark, creepy rock jam with a ska-ish offbeat, ghostly thereminesque wailing, & spooky, would-have-gotten-away-with-it-if-it-weren't-for-you-meddlin'-kids, ghost-hunting energy! Seems like Juan's getting his money's worth out of Plogue Chipsounds :) He writes:
"mirby linked to the source on irc, heard it, had to do it. HAD TO. inspired by elfman's beetlejuice theme and also mr. bungle's carousel."
People often think Batman and Men In Black when they think Elfman, but that Beetlejuice OST was the business, and the Harry Belafonte wine pairing made the overall meal rather legendary. Larry writes:
"The source tune's got the gothic vibe nailed down and is definitely catchy, so I can see why Sixto gravitated to this on Mirby's suggestion. I hope other artists listen to the Dark Moon soundtrack to see what other gold is there to be mined. Just to me, I could see a Castlevania rock style applied to this, so there's lots of places to go with it. The fact that Juan didn't go that route and went for more of an upbeat rock & SID hybrid piece was another pleasant surprise when I saw his name on this. Really fun stuff from Sixto to stick with the spooky-yet-innocent presentation of Luigi's Mansion. If you had told me this was from a soundtrack like Grant Kirkhope's Grabbed by the Ghoulies, I would have definitely believed it! This one's a great testament to Sixto's musical range. :-)"
Sixto's been branching out a bit the last several years, and the results have all been excellent - always excited to see what he'll submit next, and like Larry, I was surprised by the overall approach here, but it works GREAT. Plus, you know, he still works in some shreddage, trading off with the synths, in addition to the rolling, oompah metal chugs. There are aspects of this mix that remind me of the following: Tetris, polka, 50's horror films, klezmer, chiptunes, Gogol Bordello, Michael Keaton, and Scooby Doo. That's a pretty good list; you could do a lot worse. Lovely to see some attention being paid to newer & very worthile handheld VGM - plenty more where this came from - and in the form of an arrangement that takes the original, rather serious harpsichord + organ composition and goes nuts with it. You wanna get nuts? C'mon... let's get nuts!! Great, uber-creative stuff from Sixto Sounds that you should rock out to now & remember for Halloween playlists this Halloween!!
on 2015-12-04 01:08:18
Yeah, this is really different from most of Sixto's works, which are usually much more guitar-centric, but it doesn't mean that this track is bad, no. The vibe of this mix is excellent. The blend of chippy synths, rhythmic shreddage and some tasty piano really help to emphasize the Halloween-ish atmosphere of this track. Simply awesome
on 2014-12-12 03:13:21
This one stands out due to its well-done hybridism.
on 2014-08-27 18:17:32
OH [insert expletive of your choice here] YES!!!!
My favorite ReMixer, my favorite character, my favorite track from this really great game - there is no end to how awesome this is.
Permanent spot in my top Remixes list.
on 2014-08-22 10:42:47
Humorous and dark, like it really is something that could fit in a Beetlejuice OST nowadays. It's cool to hear Sixto continue to rock out while adding little details to make everything that much better. Lots of fun to be had with this ReMix.
on 2014-08-21 17:39:02
In a way, this is a pretty comical/funny ReMix.
on 2014-08-21 17:02:37
Larry stole the words right out from under me: Grant Kirkhope. There are lots of other weird, wonderful sounds in this intensely fun ReMix, but I bet the melody-driven Mr. Kirkhope would have a lot of fun with this tune.
This wasn't really what I was expecting when I saw "Sixto Sounds" but I'm not even the tiniest bit disappointed. This is creative genius at work!
on 2014-08-21 14:35:14
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 2013, 3DS)
Music by Chad York, Darren Radtke, Mike Peacock
- "Outlandish Interruption"
- Chiptune, Electric Guitar, Synth
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