Posted 2017-01-31, evaluated by Liontamer
In addition to amazing music & nostalgic artwork, one thing I personally love about Super Mario RPG: Window to the Stars is all the creative track titles, embracing the game's kinda goofy, playful tone that's also reflected in the original source tune names. WillRock rocks some SynthRock and solos hard as he battles the... cake. He writes:
"I did a thing."
Indeed you did, sir. A good thing. Let's turn to album co-director DaMonz for a lengthier commentary:
"WillRock, the absolute madman and master of synth lead handling. This arrangement is yet another amazing addition to his history of blazing synths and crazy melodies. I love how Will handled the switching between original writing and source usage throughout the track, which makes for a fresh and exciting take on the source material. This is a high-energy piece of total pwnage that is most certainly more than somewhat delicious!"
Agreed; the cake might require the "somewhat" qualifier, but Will's synth hero noodling does not - FULLY delicious, I'd say. This has a prog/fusion feel to it with all the transitions & modulations, bundling in a lot of arrangement ideas and original glue in a creative explosion. If you listen straight through, it makes complete sense, but if you skip around randomly a bit, you'll see just how much things are changing. While less directly ebullient, this is every bit as playful as Timmie's opening flood mix, and makes excellent use of Will's solo writing strengths, with some fifth-lead action & a generally retro aesthetic, incorporating both 70s & 80s ingredients and baking in the oven at 450° ;) Great stuff and another standout ReMix on Window to the Stars!
on 2017-03-15 08:02:04
Wow, that was absolutely crazy and I wanted it to last forever. Well done!
on 2017-03-01 11:42:54
The "delicious" puns aren't delicious anymore, so let's go the normal way Really love this song! This wacky, over-the-top soundscape is just classic WillRock. My only complaint here is that this track is too short - I want to listen to this stuff forever.
on 2017-02-05 17:55:23
The dissonant, proggy progressions really take the cake... and bake it until it's golden brown. I don't even know if that makes sense but let's go with it.
on 2017-02-01 23:37:24
The synth work here is absolutely delectable. Allowing the source to breathe while fiddling in so much modulating, it's pretty neat. Ending portion really sounded 80's to me with the synths going out of control and I loved it. This ReMix is no doubt delicious.
on 2017-02-01 09:56:47
Very Mega Drive-y sound overall. I love the opening riff sound. Tasty, knotty progression. Very dense. Unapologetic about what sort of a piece it is. This is all delightful.
on 2017-01-31 15:46:15
I just listened to a somewhat delicious remix.
on 2017-01-31 06:57:28
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, 1996, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura
- "Fight Against a Somewhat Stronger Monster"
- Progressive Rock
- Brass, Organ, Synth
- 5,771,478 bytes
- Size: 5,771,478 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: d696be1a4ee8418ab8e814a3ad809216
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