ReMix: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior "Guile's Theme Goes with Metal"
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I might be expressing a minority opinion, here, but while I'm sure that Guile's theme DOES go with a great many things, to argue that it goes with everything just seems optimistic; I'd venture that it doesn't go particularly well with neurosurgery, black history month, international war crimes tribunals, or the collected works of Marcel Proust, to name but a few. One thing it DOES go hella good with is METAL (or at least HARD ROCK), though, as newcomer Benoit Serraillier (of Shinray) is here to prove:
"I'm in a band called Shinray and a co-member and I worked on an arrangement of Guile's theme recently. We are fans of OC ReMix and your work, guys. We hope that you'll enjoy it.
The arrangement, composing and mixing have been made by Benjamin Dupré and Benoit Serraillier. With this arrangement, we wanted to be close to the original to preserve the nostalgia, but also build an entire part to create a sort of storyline. Whether it worked or not, you'll decide, but the fact is that we really enjoyed doing this arrangement. It was very funny and, GOD, this melody remains in our head! Thank you, OC ReMix!"
In addition to metal/rock, Guile's theme goes great with the original writing that Benjamin & Benoit have brought to the table, here; OA writes:
"Great personalization of the backing rhythms, and the starts and stops were very crisp. Guitar technique was solid, and the changeup in the middle was pretty good, but the actual expansion of the theme was super frontloaded... Still good though."
Well, it's only 2'33", so there's not THAT much room to even discern front from back ;) What Shinray seem to have gone for is a short, sweet, & to the point take on Guile's theme that mostly plays it kinda close but throws in some rockin' new material that completely jives with the source; Larry writes:
"It's not actually metal, but I felt this was a solid rock adaptation, personalized well from the start with the synth alternating between lead, countermelody, and doubling. 1:06 had a shift to original material that was a bit abrupt but did connect well with the Guile material, especially in the shift at 1:29. 1:49 did some quick & fun Guile vs. Shoto voice sampling into another iteration of Guile's theme at 2:06.
Like BrOA, I'd definitely like to hear further interpretation, because this is a short piece with some long original detours. But this arrangement's not here to reinvent the wheel, just capably and comfortably rock out. I'd suspect if you have a problem with that, Shinray would tell you to go home and be a family man. :-) Nice debut from Benoit and Benjamin, who I hope we hear more from."
Ditto all that; of course, I'm home right now, being a family man, so Guile is essentially my life coach - I've taken his advice to heart. Now you can take ours, and check out this short-but-sweet expansion on a classic SF2 theme!
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