ReMix: FTL: Faster Than Light 'Faster Than Rock'
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It was pretty cool last year when we posted composer Ben Prunty's Metroid Prime ReMix, and now we end NOOBWEEK with our very first arrangement of Ben's own soundtrack to FTL from OCR newcomer Little V (James Mills), who brings it with a hard rock/metal take on the title theme:
"Hey, guys! First time submitting! Love this game and its soundtrack! This needed to be done. :)"
This DID need to be done, and James was the right guy to do it - satisfying shreddage with crisp production and a really nice variety of guitar tones, from face-melting powerchords to clear & clean, delayed/chorused melodic bits. Dynamic & structural contrast are excellent as a result, with the spacy/floating/pensive bits juxtaposed against aggressive walls of shred. Flexstyle writes:
"Oh man, the ambiance paired with the heavy guitars... this is one of my very favorite combinations of sounds... I like the production, the instruments are played really well (as I'd expect - been following the YouTube channel for a while now), and the arrangement - while not taking any giant risks - is fantastic."
James has more where this came from so yeah, you should check out his channel & subscribe if you haven't already. Larry sums things up nicely:
"Nice sound to start; good guitar tone, and good pads. Kick drums at :19 certainly have a lot of punch; maybe too much. Really loving the relaxed feel of this genre adaptation already. Like Chimpa, I would have like some mixing adjustments to this, but it's solid nonetheless; just an excellent, personalized rock cover.
I know that Ben Prunty's wanted someone to get FTL represented here for a while, so after all of the awesome things Ben said about OCR with his Metroid Prime submission, I'm glad we could finally have his original work represented on the site. I'm sure he's heard & enjoyed this great piece from the great music video, so it's fitting to have him represented as a composer with an excellent interpretation like Little V's. Welcome aboard, James!"
Ditto all that; great to finally have an FTL mix, and always good to see artists who've firmly established themselves elsewhere on YT & other outlets send mixes our way. We've had a blast exclusively celebrating newcomers to OC ReMix this week, and we hope you've enjoyed the experience as well. Whether they be seasoned veterans of VGM arrangement with tens of thousands of followers or folks flying under the radar or just starting out, it doesn't matter - we're all here to celebrate the music we love. We're psyched to see some new faces & hear some new sounds, and we hope you are too! Props to Little V for our first FTL mix and a badass one at that; looking forward to hearing more!
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