Posted 2001-01-27, evaluated by djpretzel

Legend of the Mystical Ninja had some really fun, great, cheesy pentatonic music, and this is my homage to that entire genre. The original track, OedoTown, is really great and catchy, and while this mix plays with some of the harmonics and relationships, I think the essence is there. Hope you like, though I did this one for myself first, and it was put together pretty quick (4 hours, not counting 2 hour compression trials^^)



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on 2009-10-05 04:29:34

Usually when I listen to Oedo Pentatonic, I dance in swift, controlled, on-the-beat movements like an 8-bit sprite. Why? I'd chalk it up to two elements: 1) the drumwork, which tastes as sumptuous and fulfilling as a piece of roasted meat; and 2) the slightly aggressive, non sequitur bar from the source, which appears at 1:08-1:12 and elsewhere. Their sudden appearances in the overall inviting mood just pump me up that way. Alternatively, I might get the urge to flex my entire body, wave-like, in the manner of the wobbly leads that pop up at 1:32 and after. When it's their turn to hit notes in rapid succession, their supple nature infects me as well.

A mix that makes me dance is a plus. One that makes me dance in two ways is unforgettable. :-D

on 2009-09-13 01:02:14

So one thing I notice is that the synthesizer is a bit overpowering. The arrangement seems rather simplistic, but some of djp's more interesting works are also fairly simple. I do wish it went a little longer at least though :-( .

on 2008-12-30 18:30:55

If I had to describe this mix in one word it would be "safe." It really doesn't take any chances, or push any boundaries. You could do a lot worse than to listen to it, and there are really no glaring flaws, but don't expect it to alter your DNA and give you a really awesome extra appendage like a laser firing shoulder cannon.

on 2008-12-04 02:39:24

Gotta agree with Anso about the source, it _is_ one of the best sources ever. This is a more serious remix than Palpable's version, which isn't as calming as this. Yes, calming.

on 2008-08-19 09:13:15

Having not played the game, I can say that it definately sounds very 'Asian Stereotypical.' Pretzel does some nice work with different sound choices, and I enjoyed listening to the track. The section at 1:08 and then later in the track are my favorite. The sudden 'mean' feeling made me laugh a little.

A cute track that I enjoyed, nice work, Pretzel!

on 2007-12-06 07:10:39

You can't go wrong with Oedo. Ever.

One of the best sources made!

Classic pretzel when mixing a jumpy and crunchy beat with pads and some instruments that maybe shouldn't be there :D Then, enter the synths and be happy.

Nicely done here!

on 2007-12-03 22:40:26

Classic high frequencies from oldskool pretzel. It's a nifty little track that doesn't disappoint. Edo has never sounded so happy. I wish that the little interludes were led into a little more tactfully, but the shift halfway through doesn't bother me so much. It's at least worth a listen to those who haven't played the game.

on 2006-12-26 16:16:23

A pretty nice mix that doesnt deviate a ton from the source, but does a really good job of filling out the sound, and giving it a more evocative quality that the original only hinted at. You can really imagine yourself in a bustling little fishing town listening to this.

While I was never very good at the game, I do have fond memories of this song, and though the remix doesn't reinvent the wheel, it does the original justice.

on 2004-10-18 15:43:31

I really like this mix a lot. Having listened to the original piece and then hearing this makes the remix all the more wonderful.

One thing I really like about this mix is that no matter what mood your in, it's a great mix to listen to.

I just wish I had the room to set up my synth and try my hand at remixing! 8)

on 2003-01-06 01:13:00

I have to play this every time I quit playing the Original for SNES. It puts a smile on my face and makes me wish I had the $ to get myself a synthesizer and take a crack at it myself but I guess I'll leave that to the pros :P Pretzel took what was initially a catchy background piece and really showcased it with eastern-style instrumentation while putting a nice flanging riff in the middle of it. Fannnnntastic.

on 2002-11-24 17:25:40

Loved the game, loved the music, loved this remix.

Really complex arrangement that really really really expands on the original and just all around sounds wonderful. I'd kill to hear more remixes from this game. 8O

on 2002-05-30 02:46:58

Legend of the Mystical Ninja 'Oedo Pentatonic'

A nice arrangement by the pretzel dude. More ultra high drums and

crunchy noises proves yet again that DJP is deaf above around 7 kHz. (:

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Konami , 1992, SNES)
Music by Harumi Ueko
"Lost Town Travelling (1st. <Bright> BGM)"

Tags (10)

Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Effects > Distortion
Regional > World
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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