ReMix: 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night "Welcome to Our Castle" 4:15

By Chernabogue

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bells brass choir cinematic dark halloween orchestral organ quirky
Arranging the music of 2 songs...

"Castle", "Menu"

Primary Game: 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night (Sierra, 1996, WIN), music by Timothy Steven Clarke

Posted 2014-12-11, evaluated by djpretzel


Congrats to Chernabogue on his first posted solo ReMix on OCR!! Alexandre has done a LOT for the VGM arrangement scene over the years, both musically and in terms of the coordination & execution of various projects. He's someone working hard to make our scene & community what it is, and I just wanna throw some special props his way by pointing that out. This is, perhaps not shockingly, our first ReMix from 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night for Windows, but (gratuitous Hollywood composer comparison!!) if you haven't heard of or played the game, as long as you're a fan of Danny Elfman's work, especially Beetlejuice-era stuff (aka the best!), you're PROBABLY gonna dig this. The artist writes:

"Hi, guys! Hope you're all doing well! An orchestral arrangement of two tunes from the PC game, 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night. Hope everything's okay, and that it'll go through the panel this time! :) Cheers!"

Production and samples may not be top notch, but they get the job done, and the arrangement is flamboyant and playful and dark in all the ways that so many Elfman pieces were back in the day. It feels a bit lazy to keep reiterating the comparison, but to avoid it would be downright silly. Larry opines:

"I absolutely loved the arrangement for this when I first heard it, but in order to save time, I initially rejected this track without taking it to the judges, since the production had a number of flaws with it. Thanks to Alex for being so patient in working with me to address my 1-on-1 criticisms and get this piece sounding more realistic and cohesive in the end. Perfect stuff for a dark and stormy night!"

Thanks to Larry by proxy for providing his feedback & working with Alex; revisions did the trick, and the arrangement really deserved the attention & effort. Palpable adds:

"Alex has been sending us music for several years now and I've loved watching his improvement. This is a fun, creepy orchestral take on the music from the classic Windows game that will inevitably get compared to Danny Elfman. There's a lot of elements that remind me of Elfman's style, especially the hyper organ run starting at 1:53, which is also one of the best parts of the remix. Alex can still tighten up his production a little bit, but with arrangements this good, I'm happy to have his music on the site."

Couldn't have said it better myself!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
A-RoN
on 2014-12-24 09:18:09

Haha, I'll bet if I say the title of this remix too many times it may manifest something really disgusting physically; I kid.

The composition remains quite quirky and definitely gives off the Beetlejuice vibe. I do hear a few sections here and there that remind me of Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows, but honestly when I really think of the whole mix in general, the first thing that comes to mind in the beginning is Kefka, and then near the end, I scratch my head wondering if someone is going to compose music similiar to this for an Addam's Family remake. It's great for an orchestral mix. Lots of fun.

OverClocked PodCast
on 2014-12-23 13:22:04

I'm no Elfman apologist but I can appreciate the odd sinister/silly combo; this ReMix delivers on that with a lot of pizazz even if the orchestral quality sounds a bit iffy. It's an unpolished good time!

Crulex
on 2014-12-23 12:05:01

Anything remotely close to Beetlejuice-esque Danny Elfman arrangements are right up my alley, so this is the kind of ReMix that is a no brainer for me. It's undoubtedly got a touch of darkness, but the playfulness and quirkiness of it adds to it. Even when it gets darker later into the middle of the mix, it never seems to cross the line of evil before going back to the wilder aspects for the ending.

WesternZypher
on 2014-12-22 11:53:11

It's showtime! showtime.gif

Clank
on 2014-12-14 18:31:11

Awesome and fun tune - loved it!

CyberSkull
on 2014-12-12 09:24:52

Feels like a wild ride.

Liontamer
on 2014-12-11 00:50:40

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs)


Primary Game:
3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night (Sierra, 1996, WIN)
Music by Timothy Steven Clarke
Songs:
"Castle"
"Menu"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Cinematic
Mood:
Dark, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Bells, Brass, Choir, Orchestral, Organ
Additional:
Usage > Halloween

File Information


Name:
3-D_Ultra_Pinball_Creep_Night_Welcome_to_Our_Castle_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
7,232,988 bytes
MD5:
56c668d4173dbb38486518bc7c446eda
Bitrate:
224Kbps
Duration:
4:15

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