Posted 2017-05-10, evaluated by Palpable
Double Dose of DaMonz!! His latest EP, Kirby's Liberation Service, just dropped on OC Records yesterday, so it's ALMOST like we planned it :) First up is this dark, frenetic, prog-chip-synth-dnb-fusion SMRPG ReMix from Window to the Stars:
"It's me again! :D I'm back with some more prog weirdness! This is my first track for the album, and I have a very strong attachment to this game, so I wanted to make sure I did it justice as well as I could.
So, yeah, I wanted my ReMix to feel... sociopathic. I wanted to make sure the track never really settled anywhere and always kept moving and morphing, to illustrate Smithy's shapeshifting abilities. I wanted the listener to keep getting surprised the whole time. I think I managed to reach my goals, and I hope you'll agree. :) In any case, please enjoy!"
I wanted MY ReMix on the album to feel sadistic, and Emery wanted his to feel sociopathic... good times :) This is almost experimental at times, though it retains enough of a prog/dbn skeleton to be relatable... really cool filtering and spazzy chord hits and modulated reverbs and what not, keeping things unpredictable. Palpable offers his diagnosis:
"Sociopathic is right. I always thought the original song was strange, but this takes it to level 10 in a crazy synth-prog adevnture. The atmospheric intro sets the tone of the piece with trippy FX, pitch bends, and distortion color, leading into an unexpectedly peppy D&B-like section. Reverb drifts in and out; instruments range from complex, multi-layered, floaty synths to barebones NES chip. The whole picture is pretty disorienting. 1:52 is kind of a welcome reprieve from the madness, starting with an ambient pad section that gradually adds the crazy back. If you want a perfect example of the mad genius at work here, check out the 4:03 section. Does my head in."
Fun! ...in a manic, sinister sort of way. DaMonz has uptempo, elaborate, proggish jamsplosions DOWN, and he mixes in some dark & menacing modulations on DSP to shock you out of complacency & shake your proverbial booty. Great stuff which embraces a personalized characterization of the source BGM's subject matter, Smithy, in a creative & breakneck fashion!
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 Smithy, Who Likes Transforming"
- Drum and bass, Fusion, Progressive Rock
- Dark, Energetic, Funky
- Time > Tempo: Fast
- 9,370,349 bytes
- Size: 9,370,349 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 38edce7df4eb857e3897522e1d887ff3
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