ReMix:Blaster Master "Through the Eyes of Tragedy" 3:12

By prozax

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Blaster Master (Sunsoft , 1988, NES), music by Naoki Kodaka

Posted 2001-01-17, evaluated by djpretzel

For a while, when I was 16 or so, I thought that all guitars should die. This was kinda stupid, because most of my favorite bands are guitar-based, but at the time I was convinced nothing new could be done on the instrument and that it was holding music back. Well, that was dumb and I admit it. I now have an electric guitar, got it for Christmas, and maybe one day I'll be able to jam like the man, prozax, who now has the monopoly on electric guitar ReMixes AND Blaster Master ReMixes with this newest submission. Pulling the good old "start soft, then start kicking ass somewhere in the first minute or so" trick off quite dandy, prozax leads us into some melancholy 8-bit nostalgic wailing guitar riffage and doesn't let go. He's working on a UN Squadron mix that's even better, but for now, let me just generalize and instruct you to download anything of his that I put on this site, cause the man can PLAY guitar. And that ain't no jive, neither.



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on 2015-12-31 08:15:38
On ‎03‎/‎12‎/‎2015 at 8:03 PM, Necrox said:

The track feels like a dark room and the solo is just huge neon lights being turned on and temporarily blinding you.

I love this comment, it fits this track perfectly! Everything is all mellow and chilled out, then the super fuzzy guitar tone comes and it keeps with the overall theme and suddenly BOOM! Shreddage! The musicianship is excellent and the production is great, however I'm not a fan of the fade out...

on 2015-12-14 00:24:19

I actually kind of liked the panning bass. Made for an interesting introduction to the track. The rest of the guitar work in this track is pretty good. Like Rocket, the quality seems pretty low, and the track seems like it ends too soon.

on 2015-12-03 15:03:23

Didn't really get the panned bass. The solo guitar complements the backing quite well. Like Timaeus said, the amp tone is nothing special but it's not huge. I also agree that the solo just came out of nowhere. The track feels like a dark room and the solo is just huge neon lights being turned on and temporarily blinding you.

on 2015-12-02 17:21:02

The panning bass is rather awkward, but I appreciate the effort to create an expansive stereo field, along with the wild-western-like pitch bending lead guitar adding emotion to the performance. The entrance of electric guitars at 1:23 helped improve the stereo field some more, and was a nice change of pace. The guitar amp/cab rig effects used could have been more interesting, but that's not a big deal. The solo at 2:32 kinda came out of nowhere, but it was good to have that to offset the generally slow, almost contemplative atmosphere of this.

on 2014-10-04 15:40:25

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Blaster Master (Sunsoft , 1988, NES)
Music by Naoki Kodaka

Tags (8)

Electric Guitar
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Effects > Lo-Fi
Production > Live Instruments
Time > Tempo: Slow

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