ReMix: Undertale "Gaster's Legacy" 3:11

By DS

Arranging the music of 4 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Castle BGM", "Gaster's Theme", "Hopes and Dreams", "MEGALOVANIA"

Primary Game: Undertale (tobyfox, 2015, WIN), music by Toby Fox

Posted 2018-07-17, evaluated by the judges panel


DS (David Sylvester) contributed to our Secret of Mana album, but this spooky, dark, solo piano arrangement of Undertale is his first featured ReMix:

"Just a fun little piano arrangement of this spooky theme, mashing it up with other themes such as the Mario Bros. castle theme, "Hopes and Dreams," and "Megalovania" to add some interesting story to the arrangement. (Gaster is Sans? Game Theory was right for once?!)"

Equipment used:

Nice integration of themes and a very unsettling, sinister atmosphere; the performance offers a lot of dynamic contrast, left hand/bass is pronounced, and it's neat to hear "Hopes and Dreams" (briefly) in such a haunting, Amityville/Omen-style setting. Liontamer writes:

"Beautiful work, David. Nice theme cameos as well, which help break up the (relative) monotony of Gaster's theme; that said, your treatment of the main source was excellent as well, and I see why MW got goosebumps; it's a very emotive performance. Didn't have any meaningful production gripes either. Very cool!"

The arrangement here is good all by itself, but the performance is really critical in selling it, adding the requisite ebb and flow to both timing and dynamics to lend a brooding sway & palpable sense of something ominous lurking just around the corner. For a relatively short piece, the cameos might have come across as superfluous, but they fit in thanks to the same performance aesthetic & tonality being applied. It's a little early in the year, but I could see this working quite well for a haunted house, infecting visitors with a sense of simultaneous dread & curiosity. Creative, compelling stuff!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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lemnlime
on 2018-07-19 18:34:07

I've heard more than my share of Undertale mixes. While this one's pretty creative and different, I still wouldn't call it one of my faves.

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Liontamer
on 2018-07-17 10:59:27

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

Sources Arranged (4 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Undertale (tobyfox, 2015, WIN)
Music by Toby Fox
Songs:
"Gaster's Theme"
"Hopes and Dreams"
"MEGALOVANIA"
Additional Game:
Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, 1985, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Castle BGM"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Classical
Mood:
Dark, Spooky, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Piano, Solo Piano
Additional:
Arrangement > Solo
Usage > Halloween

File Information


Name:
Undertale_Gaster's_Legacy_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,684,381 bytes
MD5:
a9a92fd13ed82905bd6197bcdccc711e
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:11

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