ReMix: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior "Guile's Theme Goes with Metal" 2:34

By Shinray

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electric-guitar energetic ingame-fx rock synth
Arranging the music of one song...

"Guile (U.S.A.)"

Primary Game: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC), music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura

Posted 2015-02-04, evaluated by djpretzel


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!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Chernabogue
on 2015-12-29 14:49:12

Pretty straightforward metal remix. It gets really crazier later on. The performance is excellent. The use of vocal clips from the original game works well. I'm usually a big fan of metal mix, but I felt something was missing in this remix. It's pretty short, so a few other sections could have been added to improve it. But nice work nonetheless! :)

Crulex
on 2015-02-09 11:02:54

Sounds amazing, guys. Lots of nostalgic vibes from the opening and ending of the mix, but enough originality and personalization in the middle to keep it fresh for OCR. Also liked the voice clips added in. Short and sweet, very cool.

BONKERS
on 2015-02-05 19:14:09

Very nice! :mrgreen:

MrKyle
on 2015-02-05 09:04:09

Ripping. Awesome work.

Geoffrey Taucer
on 2015-02-05 00:51:27

Severely badass

MusicHunter
on 2015-02-04 15:52:05

LOVE it. it has that rock with some electronica in it which is just what the doctor ordered :D

Liontamer
on 2015-02-04 02:14:43

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, 1992, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura
Songs:
"Guile (U.S.A.)"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, In-game FX, Synth
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Street_Fighter_2_Guile's_Theme_Goes_with_Metal_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,294,656 bytes
MD5:
1b87edf4550bc3547893e9e2731c10b5
Bitrate:
220Kbps
Duration:
2:34

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