Artist Links
bells chiptune collab dark dnb electronic orchestral spooky strings timesig-3-4 waltz woodwinds
Arranging the music of one song...

"Sunken Ship"

Primary Game: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo, 1996, SNES), music by Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura
  • Album: Featured on Super Mario RPG: Window to the Stars
  • Posted 2017-02-01, evaluated by Liontamer


    Last up, for today at least, are Phonetic Hero & Hylian Lemon with a badass orchestral-dnb-chiptune jam that turns a family of bivalve molluscs into a verb; Pete writes:

    "Ben took up the reins on this track after I'd started with a VERY barebones WIP, and, of course, sent something way more awesome back, taking it in a completely different direction than what I'd started. 90% of the track was his doing, and then I came back at the end to re-write the drums and add a couple things here and there, then do the final mixdown. Took me FOREVER to land on the kit and perc writing that you hear in the final track, but I think it turned out alright. Experience was 10/10, would Oyster again."

    Interesting alley-oop-alley collaboration process, but the results speak for themselves: this is a great blend of orchestral, chip, and something like dnb, with each aesthetic fully-realized and still successfully integrated into the whole. Plus: DOPE BASSOON BITS. Big fan of the instrument and love to see it used; I threw a contrabassoon into my own ReMix for the album, so it seems the entire bassoon family is getting repped pretty solid. Album co-director DaMonz writes:

    "This one was initially started as a very haunting acoustic take on the original piece. But then, our favorite Phonetic Hero was joined by his Hylian partner, and the piece evolved into an intense chipfest of madness. The amazing drum work shown here hits hard when it comes in and shines all the way through, while the melodies and chord progressions get twisted in particularly clever ways. All of this really gives a unique taste to this track that cannot be found in the original source track, even though the ReMix does a great job at preserving the original’s mood and general feel. Very impressive work from Pete and Ben!"

    Yeah, gotta say, brilliant work; doing genre mashups like this isn't uncommon nowadays, but it's hard to give orchestral elements the breathing room & depth they deserve, and they sometimes end up as window dressing for the EDM/electronic side of the house. That pitfall is squarely avoided, the chip work is superb thanks to Ben's well-established prowess, and then on top of all that you've got intricate beatwork that spirals around the whole affair with true spark. I'm glad the original vision for this arrangement shifted & evolved as the collaboration progressed, because the end result is a highlight on Window to the Stars and a very creative, engrossing, and enjoyable experience. If a young Danny Elfman went demoscene and then learned how to make sick beats, he might have made something like this. If that's not weirdly-hypothetical but still deeply-complimentary praise, I don't know what is - excellent stuff from pH & HL, highly recommended!

    djpretzel

    Discussion: Latest 4 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    Black_Doom
    on 2017-02-17 08:42:19

    Damn, guys! Your WCRG collab was pretty smooth, and you nailed it again! The interplay between orchestral, chippy and DnB elements is really great - certainly of the highlights of WttS!

    lemnlime
    on 2017-02-10 22:38:39

    Wow! So well done. The ship SFX combined with the chiptunes--it's almost too good for words!

    Crulex
    on 2017-02-06 17:02:07

    Intro seriously had me feeling like it fit right in with a Nintendo friendly Halloween game with the light tinkling and deep orchestral melody, which is great. The ship creaking sounds were a nice touch. And then the electronics and chippy DnB sections hit and it all clicks together pretty well. Hero and Lemon really knocked this one out of the park. Love it.

    Liontamer
    on 2017-02-01 10:46:34

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

    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
    Songs:
    "Sunken Ship"

    Tags (12)


    Genre:
    Drum and bass, Waltz
    Mood:
    Dark, Spooky
    Instrumentation:
    Bells, Chiptune, Electronic, Orchestral, Strings, Woodwinds
    Additional:
    Origin > Collaboration
    Time > 3/4 Time Signature

    File Information


    Name:
    Super_Mario_RPG_Oyster_Me_Timbers_OC_ReMix.mp3
    Size:
    4,486,829 bytes
    MD5:
    967ac1c51cfbadf1f04efbc7c7cc47a4
    Bitrate:
    213Kbps
    Duration:
    2:46

    Promotion

    Latest Albums

    Latest ReMixes