ReMix: Icewind Dale "Easthaven's Club" 2:38

By Orkybash

Arranging the music of one song...

"Easthaven in Peace"

Primary Game: Icewind Dale (Interplay, 2000, WIN), music by Jeremy Soule

Posted 2001-05-05, evaluated by djpretzel


Orkybash submitted his Mario RPG ReMix a while back and he told me he had a few more to submit, and thus I asked him to remind me in about a week, which he did. Well, it's taken me awhile to post one of them, so let me explain: I have no system. Submissions are handled in almost complete anarchy, and my decisions on what to post and when are sometimes influenced by: the weather, the day of the week, whether the Pandas at the DC National zoo are mating, what the Pope thinks, and the moon's alignment with a far off planet in a distant universe named simply "Frank". One day, I will endeavour to fix this, but until then, please don't hurt me :) OK now I have very little space: this is an excellent techno-orchestral take on the relatively recent Icewind Dale RPG. Cross a good solid 4/4 techno beat with some very sweet orchestration - strings, piano, and a cool looped synth lead - and you've got some good shtuff. I especially like some of the chord changes / intervals in this one, though honestly I'm not sure if that's in the original or was added in. Well worth the 2 & 1/2 meg!

djpretzel

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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timaeus222
on 2015-12-01 18:15:12

Super-dated groove and stilted articulations that bring you back to the good ole' days of the scene. I agreed with OA that the melody's excellent, so I'd love to hear someone else give this theme their own spin with today's standards in mind.

I feel like ZackParrish could do this justice, evolving the same melody upon multiple dynamics. :)

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Liontamer
on 2015-12-01 18:02:58

Super-dated groove and stilted articulations that bring you back to the good ole' days of the scene. I agreed with OA that the melody's excellent, so I'd love to hear someone else give this theme their own spin with today's standards in mind.

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windkirby
on 2009-02-01 16:38:02

Not familiar with the original, but pretty cool song. The percussion seemed a bit stiff at times, but the tambre choices were very unique, ambient and interesting. Nice job! :]

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maelkashishi
on 2007-12-15 08:25:35

one out of a million techno tracks like it

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Dafydd
on 2007-03-04 20:07:33

I like this remix so much... that I feel inclined to make a new version of it. I really like your idea for a remix. :)

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HoboKa
on 2007-02-07 01:19:34

Points for recognizing this title mate, and its pretty darned good.

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OA
on 2006-12-17 15:58:20

There are some great aspects to this track, such as the choir and orchestral elements, but there are too many abrupt stops with no real reason for them, and the transitions arent smooth. Both times the B section comes in, it just starts getting good, and then is suddenly stopped. The bass sound doesn't mesh with anything, and the drums are pretty wimpy.

I am inclined to agree with previous reviewers that the source tune really carries this mix.

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Gate Jumper
on 2005-08-05 20:11:13

I love the way its a tecno/something hybrid and i love IWD and this is purely amazing.

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eyeque
on 2005-04-20 06:18:04

Lots of sweet stuff here. Youre definately one of the better ReMixers here. :D

I want to hear something from final fantasy 7.

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Nizidramanii'yt
on 2004-10-18 11:37:08

I think this is one of the greatest remixes in the dance genre. I definately like the original Icewind Dale songs and this one captures their spirit. It's restless and at the same time maintaining the quiet order of the original theme. Great work, like most Orkybash produces.

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Corporal Eschebone
on 2004-08-23 13:44:54

I don't personally feel it does the original justice, but I still like it. It deviates quite a bit from the original in terms of genre.

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Jugulator
on 2003-02-22 09:38:46

I really like Orkybash remixes and this one is no exception, nice work! :D

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Dougzee
on 2002-12-15 17:42:26

8O

Icewind Dale?

Being Remixed?

Amazing. I must say, a-friggin-mazing. I'd really like to hear a remix of The Icewind Dale Main theme. Lysans Lair would be a good candidate as well. Well done, and sorry for not posting anything earlier. Really good remix, my friend says it reminds him of someone drowning.

Lol. Im inclined to agree :D

-Doug

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EmptyMy
on 2002-09-18 16:44:43

It's a decent remix of a great track. I love the original, and therefore I cannot help but like this one. The choir towards the end is really cool and well done.

I would perhaps have liked it just a bit less techno-ish, and a bit more epic.

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AnotherOneBitesTheDust
on 2002-08-14 21:26:28

This song is old. I downloaded it when I was new. I liked it very much, because the original probably was very good. I still haven't heard the original, so I treat this as the original. As mentioned before, it takes a second to get good, but when it did, turned out this melody was one I really liked. When it changes to piano, that's the best. It slowly gets better. The melody is a bit short, but one of my favorites. Rubs the right way.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Icewind Dale (Interplay, 2000, WIN)
Music by Jeremy Soule
Songs:
"Easthaven in Peace"

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Icewind_Dale_Easthaven's_Club_OC_ReMix.mp3
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Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:38

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