ReMix: Donkey Kong Country 3 "Chasing Waterfalls"
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SEPTEMBER IS FLOOD MONTH!! Last year we started a tradition of hitting you hard & repeatedly with badass batches of beautiful musics, and now we reprise the ritual with our first flood of the month: FIVE AWESOME NINTENDO MIXES! Up first is Blue Magic (Damon Campbell) with his mellow, acoustic guitar-led, electro-folk groove from the GBA side of DKC3:DT:
"I was really feeling the original when I first heard it. I was fortunate to have a couple of original songs that I felt could work very well with the Waterfall theme. So, I put them all together, and this is what I ended up with. I also worked with a few of my newer samples and VSTs to create a more unique style of music, compared to my previous works. Many thanks to Emunator for including me in this awesome soundtrack and thank you all for taking the time to listen to my work."
A wise trio of empowered females once collectively suggested that we NOT go chasing waterfalls, but it seems to have worked out pretty well for Damon... DragonAvenger writes:
"This is a very personalized version of the song, and I really enjoyed listening to this one. I liked the incorporation of original material; it fit in very well and added to the overall structure and feel of the track. The soundscape is nice, and the choice of instruments works well. The song does get a tad repetitious near the end. There isn't much in the way of dynamic contrast, which would have been a nice addition, although it isn't overly missing out without too much change. Otherwise, production is pretty good.
Very laid back, like I'm relaxing at a beach with a waterfall nearby and a strawberry daiquiri on hand."
That mental image certainly works for me; in the needs-laughtrack words of Arnie in T2:JD, I need a vacation. But you know what? Let's make that a white russian instead of a daiquri, because the dude abides, etc. plus I love white russians so much, I married one ;) Palpable adds:
"The chill vibe is sweet and the expansion upon the original is very nice. I liked the light glitchy percussion, which gave this an X-factor that wasn't too obtrusive."
Bottom line? It's a relaxing, end-of-summer, laid back kinda groove that you're not gonna mosh or probably even head-bob to, but which puts you in that feet-up, sunglasses-on, staring-out-at-the-water comfort zone & keeps you there. Great work from Blue Magic.