Eino Keskitalo sends us some old-school 90's EDM that gives the Portal 2 soundtrack a Deus Ex/Cyberpunk makeover:
"This is a tweaked & resubbed version of my PRC220 entry. I got lots of great feedback from the competition, judges panel and in the workshop, especially Gario, Rozovian, and timaeus222. Fun side note: I did music for a game jam game just before the round and used that piece as a template to get the compo submission done quickly. Polishing the mix to this point took the usual two, I mean three years, though.
Arrangement-wise, I've taken the basic 8-note melody/figure and based the bassline on it (I've "shifted" it to the offbeat, rhythmically) and built from there. I introduced a bit more obvious/conscious source connections thanks to Gario's Workshop mod review. The title is a bitter one - I would love to play Portal 2 (co-op!!!), but I get motion sickness from the game. Yeah. Cheers!"
Good energy; given the aesthetic, I think it could have gone even further in the retro direction, with older drum machines & more of a vintage vibe, but I love the spastic synth lead writing & general level of suspense - sounds like a chase scene! Emunator writes:
"This track had my support in its original form and this revision only polishes the edges even further. Production sounds rock-solid now and the minor loose ends such as the ending are right where they should be now. The futuristic Deus Ex vibe works so well with the minimalist source tune, and I'm a big fan of the unconventional soloing throughout the track."
What he said! zykO adds:
"i dig it and i dig it hard. lots and lots of energy and that's key for me given its stylistic makeup (EDM but not really... which is cool); it stays fresh and doesn't get repetitive. the bass does seem a smidge WHOAAAAA but it doesn't bother me, i'm good with it."
Sounds about right; with all the wobblin' & the glitchin' goin' on out there these days, sometimes it's nice to hear some throwback electronic music that refrains from opening certain doors, still lays down a good beat, and kicks it old(ish) school. Good stuff from Eino, with revisions that make it a short-but-sweet treat!
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Portal 2 (Valve, 2011, WIN)
Music by Aaron Dessner, Jonathan Coulton, Matt Berninger, Mike Morasky
- "Reconstructing Science"
- Energetic, Suspenseful
- Origin > Competition
Origin > Resubmission
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
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