ReMix:M.U.S.H.A. "For the Love of 2D" 3:39

By djpretzel

Arranging the music of one song...

"For the Love of..."

Primary Game: M.U.S.H.A. (Seismic , 1990, GEN), music by Toshiaki Sakoda

Posted 2001-06-23, evaluated by djpretzel

Imagine my surprise when the former editor of Gamefan, now of GameGo! magazine, ECM, whose words I'd been reading for years, mailed me up with some props for the site. The premiere issue of GameGo! just came out, and towards the back you'll see a screenshot and brief description of OC ReMix - ALRIGHT!! The man's a diehard 2d freak, like me, and we share a mutual disgust of many commercial mainstream gaming trends. It's people like him that ensure that games like Metal Slug and Gunstar Heroes get noticed by the right gamers. So when he suggested I should ReMix "For the Love of" off the classic Gen shooter M.U.S.H.A.'s soundtrack, did I have a choice? Did I have an option? Hell no - the man gets his mix! I feel pretty good about this one . . . it's technodance but with some deathmetal guitars and a soaring K5000 analog lead synth that I took some time on (mod, pitch bends, effects, etc.) I'm not gonna bore you with details - I've got two simple sentences for ya: Respect ECM. Download this ReMix :)



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-09-27 16:53:43

I had to log in when this came up. It's very cool. :) It just feels so inspiring, especially at 1:25 on. Also reminds me a bit of the 90s X-Men intro. ;)

SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 23:21:09

Interesting soundscape here. The filtered guitar noise works well because it doesn't get in the way of the rest of the mix. Nice, classy synth lead. Very characteristic of the djp sound.

1:50 nice to hear the synth bass come out

3:28 classic djp ending, reminds me of 'Clan McCloud's ending.

on 2009-12-05 19:42:21

Can't say I'm familiar with the source, but this is pretty awesome for an old song. I'm not really sure why I find this alluring - there seems to be a sort of atmosphere of uncertainty but a driving effort depicted...perhaps I'm just trying to envision something here for what is a pretty cool sounding piece.

Giga Bowser
on 2009-04-02 07:11:32

This remix is awesome it brings back lots of memories but I was really looking for a remix of the full metal fighter theme and the aggressive battle I really hope you will do one in the future.

on 2008-12-11 17:55:34

Interesting... its basically techno-rock.

It's so strange and electronic. Very space age worthy

Ultimately, there isn't really too much about this mix that stands out to me.

It just is what it is.

on 2008-12-11 15:48:57

The drums don't really work so well in this. The piece is very stiff rhythmically. I wish it more relaxed and varied in that respect. The lead is great, good sound and used well, and the backing sounds pretty good for the most part - the rhythmic stiffness extends there in parts, and it's a bit buried. Pretty fun ending!

EDIT: It took me a while to spot that fake guitar. I think it sounds actually pretty good, mostly, it's like a thick swab of electricity. There are bits where I feel it's trying to sound like a guitar, those higher notes in the riff, and there it's pretty bad. But happily that mostly falls under my radar.


on 2008-12-11 15:10:02

Ditto on anso's comment, this needs more reviews.

Ok, this is an older remix so I am aware that the sound quality isn't going to be be-all end-all.

Anyway, the lead synth is what really drives the mix. Its so well programmed with attention to detail that synth lovers like me are bound to drool over it

However it drowns out the backing to an extent due to loudness, but that isn't a bad thing imo :P

However, without the lead synth to drive the track, the backing sounds weak, not helped by that awful fake guitar :S

Not a favorite of mine, and I am not going to download it, but it does have good points like the lead sequencing and I am not forgetting to put its age in the equation, which brings me to the conclusion that this is a good mix :P

on 2008-12-11 10:58:49

this is the only 6-review mix left at the time of my post. it doesn't deserve to be!

this is a good mix! not a lot to say. i really like the guitar-sounding lead. ending sounded like a good idea but could have been executed a little better.

on 2007-12-13 10:54:18

This is catchier than a 6 reviews mix. I don't know why more people haven't grabbed this and thrown some words here.

The drums are a bit static, but as someone said, they aren't the main focus of the mix and do not detract.

Most definately some good synth love.

on 2007-12-06 06:53:41

A djp mix on the bottom of the review list? That's no good!

The guitars are obviously fake but it still kinda works. The lead is one sweet lead and it's not THAT bad that it's really loud. Nice arpeggios.

It's not changing much but what's here is good. Nice.

on 2006-12-27 13:08:42

I simply adore the squiggly lead line here. The sound is fantastic, and very unique. The rest of the track moves along at a good pace and features plenty of interesting elements. The guitar sounds really good for a synth based one, and though the drums are a little muddy, they are well programmed. The intro arpeggios are also fantastic.

This is a pretty unfamiliar game with a strange remix title, but it's really good. Give it a shot.

on 2005-01-05 18:46:28

Goooooooooood stuuuuuuuffff. Quack!

on 2004-07-21 05:45:18

This is a shmup ReMix, so I was going to get around to DLing it sometime, but I gotta admit that the ECM reference(/reverence) hastened my decision somewhat ^_^. For the love of 2D is an ideal shmup mix, namely becuase it's solid, workman-like and could've easily graced any shooter from the olden days when games were hard and geeks were harder. Perhaps the only caveat is that when it is looped on it's own, despite an aggressive last 10-15 seconds, the end and the begining and the middle all seem one and the same - though I guess the hallmark of it's classyness is in it's ability to be continuously looped in the first place, right?

on 2002-12-14 19:28:37


well, uh, just felt this deserved to have more than the initial review. This will definitely be your thing if you love wailing synths, which djp's earlier remixes have a definite prominence in it seems. One of those songs that gets you all emotional when you try to whistle it like the synth would sound.

Without listening closely it sounds like the same drum loop is being played over and over again, which I don't really notice too much with his songs. The drums aren't the main focus, though, as anyone would be listening to the synths and guitar over them any day.

Need more input!

on 2002-05-26 02:08:00

M.U.S.H.A. 'For the Love of 2D'

Interesting intro to this tune. The rest of the tune is better than the intro in my opinion. Although not one of my personal favourites, it’s still a well done tune. The middle of the mix (~2:00) is probably my favourite area, that and the ending. 3/5

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
M.U.S.H.A. (Seismic , 1990, GEN)
Music by Toshiaki Sakoda
"For the Love of..."

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