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BenEmberley

3. completed Gourmet Race (Kirby Super Star, Russian Folksong version)

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Hey everyone, new video!

This is an arrangement of "Gourmet Race" from Kirby Super Star. I had the idea of arranging this piece in a Russian Folk song format, after listening to Korobeiniki, the main theme for Tetris played by the Red Army Choir, and also hearing it played in a number of guises at MagFest, I got the feeling that the music in Gourmet Race would really be very suitable for that kind of music. I gave it a go, and was very pleased with the resulting piece ^_^

 

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Very fun arrangement! A few aspects felt a little bit off to me, but overall I quite enjoyed listening!

  • At 0:59, the instrument that carries the B(?) melody sticks out because it sounds thinner than everything else we've heard; all of the other instruments sound (impressively) like typical orchestral instruments, but this one sounds like an oddly-processed saxophone, or something.
  • At 3:03 and through several sections to the end, the rhythm in the timpani sounds a bit jarring. I enjoy 3+3+2, but personally I don't feel that it fits into the "Russian folk" style. I could be wrong!
  • At 4:15, the dotted rhythm feels over-dotted; it sounds like a mistake because it occurs nowhere else in the arrangement. Compare 4:12 and 4:25.

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The 1:20-1:50 part has some weird rhythm choices, unexpected triplets or some mix of triplets and dotted notes, or something. Pardon my small theory vocabulary.

But man this is a fun idea for a remix. Nice work on it, too. 2:50 sounds especially Russian.

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