Posted 2017-06-05, evaluated by Liontamer
Borne... and re-Borne!! Get Borne again today as we post not one but TWO beautiful, stark, gothic, classical Bloodborne ReMixes from (shocker!) RoeTaKa (Alex Roe), who continues his masterful & prolific outpouring of profound appreciation for the series' music:
"FromSoft always deliver killer music for their DLC. It puts me in the awful position of "which one do I remix first!", haha. I was excited though to be able to remix another of Yuka Kitamura's pieces. It was some time ago when I remixed her track "Sir Alonne" from Dark Souls 2. She's a great composer and I've had the pleasure of speaking to her several times, she's a very nice and humble person. I'm really looking forward to what she's brings to Dark Souls 3.
I love the music for Lady Maria but it's a difficult one to arrange. The focus was mostly on the first act with the cello melody, but I also tried to incorporate some progressions from the last two-thirds of the piece later on. That's when I thought about joining it with Gehrman's theme as the two are tied closely in the game's lore. The two songs weave in and out of each other with some interpretation. I couldn't help but sneak in some of the "Maiden in Black" from Demon's Souls at 1:44 (again!). I wanted it to keep building and become more intense, as if were experiencing an intense story of the two's past."
I love how even though Alex continues making a ton of BB/DS arrangements, every single one has care & thought put into it, reaching into the game universe & narrative and pulling inspiration & atmosphere; truly amazing work. This deliberate, developing arrangement begins with piano and grows from there, striking a dark & somber tone that ascends as one long continuity, building in intensity until an eventual release. I especially dig how solo parts enter & exit over the sustained blend of instruments, and some of the minor/major modulations towards the midpoint are gorgeous. Less narrative and more about setting a specific scene with ambiance & gravitas, this is superb, evolving work that weaves source themes seamlessly; highly recommended.
Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Bloodborne (Sony, 2015, PS4)
Music by Cris Velasco, Michael Wandmacher, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Ryan Amon, Tsukasa Saitoh, Yuka Kitamura
- "Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower"
"The First Hunter"
- Additional Game:
Demon's Souls (SCEI, 2009, PS3)
Music by Shunsuke Kida
- "Maiden in Black"
- Dark, Solemn
- Orchestral, Piano, Strings
- Time > Tempo: Slow
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- Size: 7,383,912 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 61f4f7ea74276c902ad19b488b809f0c
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