ReMix: Mega Man 5 "Good Night, Li'l Man" 1:57

By texx sound

Arranging the music of one song...

"Title"

Primary Game: Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1992, NES), music by Mari Yamaguchi

Posted 2002-09-20, evaluated by djpretzel


I was a big fan of texx sound's initial Jurassic Park submission - to me it showed surprising subtlety and musicality and lent itself well to simply turning on "repeat" and listening for extended durations. While not quite as catchy, this Mega Man 5 ReMix - OCR's first - has much of the same appeal that made that ReMix enjoyable, and is a little cleaner and from more immediately accessible (read:popular) source material as well. It's good to see MM5 finally covered - I admit I've scoped it for a potential mix a couple times but was never particularly stricken by any one piece, but texx has picked a winner and handled it with lovin' and care. This is a soft, lullabyish instrumental with piano and acoustic guitar as well as solo & ensemble strings (the former stronger than the latter), an emotive flute, and dark, atmospheric, muted timpani that add just the right amount of percussive oomph while not constituting a rhythm track per se. For the first half-minute I thought "cool - a good solo piano mix". Then strings entered, and while I was initially a little iffy on the ensemble string patch used, a beautiful acoustic guitar soon entered and made all things right. Expressive playing on the acoustic and just the right amount of processing so as to avoid sounding too distant and maintain an aura of intimacy - this is some good stuff. I urge you to check out texx's previous mix if you haven't, but be sure to grab this MM5 classical instrumental - great music, well-arranged, evocative and soundly mixed. Recommended.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Liontamer
on 2014-06-16 09:54:34

Yeah, it's aged out in regards to quality since it was posted, but I definitely agree with OA that the foundation was there. The arrangement concept was very smooth despite the mechanical timing in the execution. Would have liked for more to be there, but no hate on keeping it brief.

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OA
on 2008-12-08 11:57:02

Piano at the beginning was a bit mechanical, but this mix has a nice charm to it, and the guitar was pretty good sounding. I think in the past 7 years, texxsounds has probably improved his production to the point that this would sound completely awe-inspiring if done today. The foundation is certainly there. The guitar playing is the standout one this one.

A short, sweet, and perfectly imperfect lullaby. Check it out.

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avaris
on 2008-03-08 13:34:39

Short and sweet but a very heartfelt piece. I really enjoy the simplicity of this mix. The recording quality is not the greatest but it does not subtract too much from the piece.

The strings and guitar put in with the piano really create some nice momentum and variation. Compositionally this is one of my favorite songs on the site. It says so much by using so little.

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 05:12:21
Definately has some "Myst" like quality if anyone has ever heard that music.

Been a while since I've played it, but isn't that music more dark and mysterious? This remix is soft like a pillow, and also has piano and acoustic guitars. It may sound like Myst, but if I would decide, this sounds more like that would come from Final Fantasy 10 or higher.

Beautiful stuff texx, main complaint is about the length of this remix, but lullabies are supposed to be short, right? :wink: I liked the sound you got from that piano, it had a very bright tone, and together with the guitar, this piece got a very sad feel to it. Makes me picture a spanish wanderer that just got himself a flashback. And then falls asleep. Great stuff.

BEST MEGA MAN 5 SONG ON THIS SITE!!!.... because it's currently the only one on the site.

I agree, it has been three years since this one. Can someone make a MM5 project? Please? Pretty please? :puppyeyes:

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Varleran
on 2004-06-28 13:53:26

Very nice. I'd love to hear a remix of the Wily Castle stages from MM5, if anyone has extra time on their hands. That would rock us all.

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Broken Enigma
on 2003-12-19 19:44:44
:sleepzzz: very very calming mix...my opinion of course...but man...that got me all sleepy...it was really good and reminded me alot of the title screen...people should make more of these but oh well..good job texx
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Kain_Xiorcal
on 2003-01-05 22:27:07

Aaah , very good and soothing, I like the piano and acoustic interchange. Love it. smile.txt

edit I'd just like to add that it's from the title screen itself and not when the prelude (Protoman blowing stuffs) for clarification. I should know since I'm doing a romhack of it and have to put up with the MM5 music hours long each day. sick.txtdnc.gif

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Ignis
on 2002-10-18 22:43:13

BEST MEGA MAN 5 SONG ON THIS SITE!!!.... because it's currently the only one on the site. But, none the less, it's still a very very good song and you should probably download it.

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Emjay
on 2002-10-01 09:49:21

This is easily one of my favorite remixes so far. I enjoy something that captures another aspect to a song than the obvious, usually (however, not always) energetic, rhythm. The guitar and flute duo effectively give the song the "good night" calm feeling that seems to be intended. ^^ Very enjoyable. I'll be looking forward to more remixes, texx.

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Hamu-Sumo
on 2002-09-27 10:39:06

Quiet tones are not often heard to Overclocked so it is different from the other remixes. It's very emotional. If you like quiet remixers so you must download them. It's quiet, it's emotional, it's good!

7/10 (1=worst; 10=best)

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Veovis
on 2002-09-24 23:44:12

I always liked the intro music for this game, and I'm glad finally that someone covered it. Definately has some "Myst" like quality if anyone has ever heard that music. Been playing it over and over so far. My only complaint is that it is too short.

Quality work. :wink:

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zimafreeze
on 2002-09-21 16:54:09
I don't normally download Megaman remixs because I found a lot of them were too close to the original, I swear I can't put a finger on where this was from in the game either. I love it and I love your style.

This is the opening theme music

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Ryan8bit
on 2002-09-21 15:53:04

Yes, a nice arrangement. I like this type of mix because it's nice to have some pieces from a game series that is easily interpreted as electronica, but have them be something like this. Good stuff.

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Trance-Canada™
on 2002-09-21 00:43:25

I don't normally download Megaman remixs because I found a lot of them were too close to the original, I swear I can't put a finger on where this was from in the game either. I love it and I love your style.

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neostormx
on 2002-09-20 18:39:06

I like it. it does sound like a good night tune. anyways, I liked the string patches, i dont know why peoplez is complaining. they sounded tight.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1992, NES)
Music by Mari Yamaguchi
Songs:
"Title"

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Time > Duration: Short

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Duration:
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