ReMix: Mega Man X2 "Laser Power" 3:03

By Usa, Sir_NutS

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collab compo electric-guitar energetic koto pop rock synth
Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Shield Sheldon Stage", "X-Hunter Stage 1"

Primary Game: Mega Man X2 (Capcom, 1994, SNES), music by Yuki Iwai

Posted 2017-04-25, evaluated by the judges panel


Growing up in the eighties as I did and loving Real Genius as anyone should, I'm kinda surprised/disappointed we aren't doing more with lasers in 2017. I know they're all over the place and still performing a critical role, but I feel like three decades ago we were sold a future where they'd be more visible, replacing our conventional weapons, cooking our food, solving all of our problems, and being generally very radical, hip, and perhaps even outta sight. Ah well; Usa (Daniel Lippert) has this agreeable anthemic synth pop/rock arrangement of MMX2 & MMX6 for us, and that helps me heal:

"This remix was done for round 3 of the Sigma Fortress Remix Gauntlet 2015. I collaborated with Sir_NutS who provided the synth solo at the very end."

Rocky could training-montage to this; good energy, a somewhat-unorthodox but functional picked/muted electric bass, some nice pentatonic melodic motifs, synth power brass, shreddin' geets, and crisp drums all serve the arrangement well, and Mike's synth solo is value-added. I was the tiebreaker on this one, and Palpable's existing vote basically summarized my own take on some of the judges' criticisms:

"I liked the delicate intro, leading into the heavier rock stuff. The transition worked and I thought the production was solid and the partwriting good. I liked hearing fills and bass flourishes here and there. Sometimes there could have been another part added to fill in some blank spaces, but there was enough there for me to enjoy the groove. I also thought the transition between the sources was fine."

DarkeSword adds:

"I think this is a great arrangement and an nice combination of the sources. It doesn't follow an ABA kind of form but sometimes that's alright. The transitions aren't jarring at all. I like this. Let's goooo~ "

It's great to see Daniel back after almost seven years, and this is an energetic & fun mix to mark the return. Enjoy!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Meteo Xavier
on 2017-04-26 13:32:22

YAY! Gloria Van... I mean USA's back and out for revenge! :D

Geoffrey Taucer
on 2017-04-25 22:50:27

Usa's back!

This mix oozes the 80s out of every pore, in the best possible way

Liontamer
on 2017-04-25 12:44:35

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

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Mega Man X2 (Capcom, 1994, SNES)
Music by Yuki Iwai
Songs:
"X-Hunter Stage 1"
Additional Game:
Mega Man X6 (Capcom, 2001, PS1)
Music by Naoto Tanaka, Nittoku Inoue, Nobuhiko Kashiwara
Songs:
"Shield Sheldon Stage"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Pop, Rock
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Koto, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Origin > Competition

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_X2_Laser_Power_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,417,698 bytes
MD5:
cc2d7a29d0772d644a3fb0262cf27de2
Bitrate:
232Kbps
Duration:
3:03

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