ReMix: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles "(Progeny) Of a Frail Humanity" 2:55

By David L. Puga, Mak Eightman

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Arranging the music of 3 songs from 3 games (view all)...

"The Mercenaries: Wesker", "Wesker's Beginnings", "Wind of Madness"

Primary Game: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom, 2007, WII), music by Jun Fukuda, Masafumi Takada

Posted 2017-08-14, evaluated by the judges panel


Start your week with Wesker!! Another (great) album down, now it's time for more mixes; we resume regular operations in a dark, evil, & twisted fashion with this creeptastical ambient rock arrangement of numerous Resident Evil Wesker themes from David L. Puga & Mak Eightman, off of BadAss: Boss Themes: Volume III. Album director pu_freak writes:

"The return of former BadAss boss David L. Puga (previously known as The Joker)! It starts as creepy as the previous two songs were with piano and acoustic guitars. But you know something's lurking in the shadows... you KNOW something's coming. And why should we disappoint? This great take on several Wesker themes is heavily inspired by the theme song of the movie 28 Days Later (the song itself is called "In the House - In a Heartbeat") and it works very well. On top of that, Mak was kind enough to lend his shredding skills for the epic climax of the song. I'm very glad that David is contributing to finish the BadAss trilogy; the trilogy he started. And what better way to do it than with his (in my opinion) best ReMix to date?"

Definitely up there; this is a slow, sinister burn that comes to a blaze thanks to the collab w/ Mak, and David deserves kudos for seamlessly blending the themes into a unified atmosphere of dread & suffering. Co-director Chernabogue writes:

"David L. Puga also brought his piano and decided to put more electro elements in. The creepy atmosphere shines here, and the reverberated guitars add a lot to the effect. The metal climax turns the lights on, but don't hope your nightmare is finished. You still have a lot to go through."

And finally, the artist and former BadAss mastermind himself writes:

"Ever since the first BadAss, I've been trying to find a way to remix Wesker's theme; I was also hoping that someone else would come along and do it, but it never happened. With the third album, I decided to make a remix of Wesker, finally, and do it in the 28 Days Later style, 'cause, you know, zombies. This track was done in 3 "movements," if you will, in the same vein as the final boss battles in most RE games. Each section having its own characteristics, while still being part of the whole, ending with the bombast and the inevitable bittersweet ending (which sounds just like a basic song, come to think of it). Mak came along towards the end to give the track an even creepier guitar, and I think we've reached complete global saturation of people's pants. Because it's so good."

This gets a little impressionistic at points, and some judges did take issue with it being on the liberal side (and had some minor production nits), but most were down with the source connectivity and digging the vibe; DragonAvenger writes:

"I do think this flows pretty nicely between the sources. The evolution of the track works well overall, and the build to the climax is well achieved. I agree that 2:15 is a bit cluttered, and the wash of nice between the cymbals, guitar, drums, and backing its a bit much. The section is overall short though and not a huge deal in the long run. Overall I think this is a solid mix."

Agreed; dark, tension-building stuff from DLP - a great addition to BA3 and OCR, too!

djpretzel

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Latest 4 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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nyKad
on 2017-08-15 03:30:12

This mix does a great job of expertly ratcheting up the tension for 90% of the song, and ends with a satisfying finish. I'm no expert by far, but everything sounds great with good mixing with just the right length and pacing that you're not bored for second. But I'm a simple man – I get kicked in the face by electric guitar, I love. :)

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DimeTower
on 2017-08-14 23:04:56

I'm not as familiar with the sources but am really feeling the opening and growth in the remix. I love the ending too! Well planned and executed - impressive!

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Ronald Poe
on 2017-08-14 18:23:40

I think this remix fits Albert Wesker very well and was done well too. I really enjoyed the games and especially the movies. You did the character a great service.

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djpretzel
on 2017-08-14 16:15:29

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

Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 3 Games)


Primary Game:
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom, 2007, WII)
Music by Jun Fukuda, Masafumi Takada
Songs:
"Wesker's Beginnings"
Additional Game:
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom, 2005, GCN)
Music by Misao Senbongi, Shusaku Uchiyama
Songs:
"The Mercenaries: Wesker"
Additional Game:
Resident Evil 5 (Capcom, 2009, PS3)
Music by Akihiko Narita, Hideki Okugawa, Kota Suzuki, Seiko Kobuchi, Wataru Hokoyama
Songs:
"Wind of Madness"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Ambient, Rock
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark, Spooky
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Piano
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration

File Information


Name:
Resident_Evil_The_Umbrella_Chronicles_(Progeny)_Of_a_Frail_Humanity_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,819,098 bytes
MD5:
30519e760080c463c0dcebd880824a06
Bitrate:
216Kbps
Duration:
2:55
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