Posted 2004-11-01, evaluated by djpretzel
Lastly, for you Halloweeners who are late-nighting it, hardcore, and still need a little tunage, Mazedude serves up a chilling, demonic ReMix from The 7th Guest, with a title that reminds me of hours wasted in my youth watching the cute but ultimately ridiculous Puppet Master series of horror films. What *was* I thinking? I draw a blank; I was young, I needed the money... Mazedude starts this off deceptively, with a simple phonograph/saloon-detuned piano melodic motif, but things get evil after the first iteration, at 0'20", with some serious distorted wah guitar lead, choral work, industrial percussion, bell/synth fx, bass, and piano sticking around, sans the phonograph. The lead guitar patch is quite strong, and has a moaning, sepulchral tenacity to it. There's some chromatic descending bell runs in the break that follows, which preempts some drum work, a nice keychange, and eventual fadeout. Short, but very sweet, with some of the same industrial-maudlin-evil vibe that Ari's ZAMN 'Neighburgers' mix captured so well. Good to see the dude of maze still kicking posterior and taking names - excellent, brief, layered, intricate Mazedude goodness, perfect for Halloween or any day of the year, really.
on 2019-10-06 19:08:09
2004?! Time flies! Around 2006/2007, I made a playlist of The 7th Guest music I compiled from here, and the original CDs (T7G and 11th Hour), and the original MIDI files. This track opens the playlist and always gets me in the spirit! This and Microscopism are perfection! I feel like not enough people know how amazing the T7G score was! But you know. If you want to hear my expanded playlist, I put it up on YT a year ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxuE7rBwAB0 .
on 2016-02-04 13:19:02
Since Mazedude is a fan of Jazz Jackrabbit music, I wouldn't be surprised if it was the inspiration for the synth lead design. Sounds very Alexander Brandon-esque to me. Well done.
on 2009-12-17 08:56:27
The textures on this are great, but this mix really scream out scary to me, I was expecting something along the lines of Minotaur Nightmares, but it's still a great mix nonetheless.
on 2009-02-12 12:15:51
Excellent textures, but I couldn't get into the source of this one- It's really solidly done, but not my bag. The instruments used were all hits, and everything progressed really nicely until the ending, when I though it sortof fizzled a bit.
I think a lot of people would dig this, but sadly i'm not one of them.
on 2007-12-04 14:13:59
the track is not very outstanding; the piano at the beginning is quite well, but the overall sound quality damages the piece substantially. What's more, the tracks lacks ideas beyond the choice of instruments, all of which do what they are likely to. The ending is the part with the most problems: essentially we are forced to wait without hearing anything of interest from 2:20 on after the guitar solo. That said, the combination of instruments is generally well chosen and linked (by construction of what sound to occur when within the bar). I dislike the guitar's sound, and the fact that it comes back in a different key at the end does not help that. Yet, if Mazedude instead had stuck to the (and maybe some more other) sounds and trimmed the piece, it could have been much better.
on 2006-07-05 03:11:42
Very good mix, high quality!
on 2005-09-19 02:48:56
Funny. With Mazedude always doing the exact opposite of the majority of mixers in the community and being different, he mostly ends up the same. Irony? His songs still rock, so I'm not complaining.
It's definitely in polar contrast to AmIEvil's contribution. Nice lead synth, it sort of "bends" through the aural spectrum (read- I don't actually have any decent musical knowledge). The key change halfway through gives it a bit more flavour, but I thought the song overall could have benefited from more variation- mainly the percussion.
on 2005-02-08 17:52:58
The sole piano in the beginning sets a mysterious, creepy tone for this piece. It also sort of gives it a macabre horror feel. The vocal sounds and more piano within the piece help to accentuate this macabre feel, but I felt that the piece overall is not a "frightening" one. I also felt that the guitar coming in at 2:00 kind of threw off the rhythm, but it is an overall pretty interesting piece.
on 2005-01-19 19:20:22
Huh. To me, the intro doesn't scream "scary" or any such thing. To me, it screams, simply, "crappy midi!" But everything after that is excellent. I just 5'd it on ormgas, despite my dislike of the intro.
And yes, the key change was great stuff.
on 2004-12-22 01:44:20
The intro is all about what sets this up. The lonely phonograph with the static, sitting in a room by itself turns a record slowly. Then the guitar screeches in, and all hell breaks loose. The voices add a touch of insanity to this remix. I love it.
on 2004-12-19 13:37:38
ive listened to this song again and its much better than i thought
the guitar is sweet, sounds like something from donkey kong
i love 1:04
2:23 as well
on 2004-12-14 11:15:24
It's the best remix of anything I've written, including my own remixes. I
really appreciate how he seemed to cherish the little interwoven bits. The
Key Change? Too MUCH!!! I really love it.
THANKS for the HONOR!!!!
on 2004-11-15 21:01:13
You love this song. In fact, you love it so much, you've decided you'll go ahead and download it right now (if you haven't already, which would be enormously surprising, actually). You think this song has much atmosphericly creepy goodness to it and hope Mazedude will keep up the awesome work. Credits will do fine.
on 2004-11-04 05:11:54
What a atmosphere!
The piano, guitar pitches and vocal seems so creepy.
The track is above all amazingly well panned. Most of its feelings is lost in a poor panned environment. My headphones are very pleased with this composition.
Last add: I was waiting a long time to say this: I heard "Oh La, Oh Lae, Hip-hop Mix" and others capoeira mixes in your site. If want a brazilian opinion, all mixes rocks. I feel like I'm at a Quilombo.
on 2004-11-02 18:51:38
OMG another one from Mazedude!@ Sweetizzle!
I'll be happy if this half as good as AmIEvil's!
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
The 7th Guest (Virgin, 1993, DOS)
Music by George Alistair Sanger
- "Dolls of Doom"
- Choir, Strings, Synth
- Usage > Halloween
- 4,878,714 bytes
- Size: 4,878,714 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 66fecc519b418117a26e81e01e0282bc
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