Posted 2018-11-28, evaluated by DragonAvenger
Here's the elevator pitch: Juan Medrano + energetic rock + Seiken Densetsu 3: Songs of Light and Darkness. That's it. If that sounds like a no-brainer to you, then we're on the same wavelength :) The artist writes:
"For this, I just wanted to go all Satch and borrowed kinda heavily from Crystal Planet. I had actually sort of finished this years ago but only ever mixed down an MP3, which sucks because I lost all of my project files in a hard drive crash and had to redo everything from scratch. I had recorded a one-take solo that I was very proud of and tried (50-ish takes!) to reproduce it here, but was only able to get a little close. Let this be a lesson to everyone. Back up your files!"
Many a masterpiece mix has fallen prey to the scourge of data loss, so please do as the good man says and back up your work, be it music, code, or softcore crossover fanfic, unless it's the last one. You've got plenty of electric guitar, a potent dose of synth bell, and a nice structure; album director Rozovian writes:
"Absent from the official soundtrack (OSV), this source was, at the time, a cause for concern. We had to check that it actually plays in the game, though I have a feeling we'd have sought an excuse to include it anyway. The source melody is played both on guitar and on a synth bell, making use of the difference in timbre and dynamics of the two instruments. This track has some of the coolest soloing I've heard in Juan's work. Maybe it's just plain scales and arpeggios, I'm not a guitar person enough to tell. But I like it.
The 1:35 breakdown is my personal highlight of the track. I like how it doesn't really lose momentum despite losing energy, or vice versa; how it's a breakdown that feels more different to the preceding part than it sounds. Also, anyone wanting something more aggressive out of "Weird Counterpoint," Juan Medrano's got you covered towards the end of this track with a more driving, badass take on that source."
Great work from Juan that helped elevate Songs of Light and Darkness with some classic Sixto Sounds mixage!
on 2018-11-28 16:45:12
Love it. The guitar tone at 1:30 is absolutely to die for. Sixto always kick ass on the solo's, and the one at 3:08 has to be one of my favorites. Really great job.
on 2018-11-26 21:03:36
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Seiken Densetsu 3 (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Hiroki Kikuta
- Bells, Electric Guitar
- Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Effects > Distortion
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
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