Posted 2009-07-15, evaluated by djpretzel
Newly anointed judge OA writes:
"This is pretty much my theme to summer. I finished an early version last year but was never 100% happy with it until taking a second look and cleaning up some spots. I have a generally sunny disposition, and my remixes frequently reflect that, but this one is really over-the-top cheerful. I hope I can spread some happiness around. Have a BBQ, play some volleyball, enjoy life. :-
Also coming with the musical revisions is a new title for the mix- The original title was "Yeah, I'd tap that (Mia Fey's theme)", because the character was a superhunny lawyer. Unfortunately, my experience with the game series was basically hearing the music from it while my wife played through them, thus I didn't know that in the story, Mia gets killed within the first 15 minutes. Oops. >_>"
We forgive you, Andrew... Mia forgives you. Mr. Luers has been out of bubblegum and kicking ass on the panel ever since his swearing in ceremony, and while he's not a wise Latina - nor does he claim to be - he's definitely pulling his weight. Besides that, he continues to make some very happy, upbeat music, as the above submission email excerpt should suggest. This is his j-poppiest yet: I was literally on the edge of my seat, WAITING for Japanese female vocals to come in at any moment and pick up my foxy night game. Silky monoglide synth leads weave in and around a pleasant light rock setting that's got some great drum fills peppered about, with a break at 1'19" that features some cool panned synth bloops over a warm piano progression and melody. It's all just really... happy... in a very J way. One nitpick would be that I think the bass could have gone staccato a bit more at points, instead of holding notes... also would have been interesting with a fretless, instead, but I like the patch used as well.
Overall Andrew really nails the whole "sugary pop goodness" thing, which not too many arrangers shoot for, making this and previous pieces enjoyable and saccharine oases. I personally think the key to making pieces in this genre interesting the whole way through is attention to detail on the drums, and he's definitely got that going on in spades. Great, enjoyable follow-up to 2007's 'This Feeling' that happens to be hitting us right in the midst of a great, enjoyable summer. Coincidence? I think not; whatever your vacation plans are for the rest of the summer, take some time off with Mia Fey and OA.
on 2011-09-06 13:13:19
Nice feel-good ReMix right here. Ah, it just screams "happy and peaceful" and I appreciate sunny tunes like this. Amazing drums, sweet synths, nice backing piano and all around enjoyable mix that just has fun written all over it. I thought the ending was well defined and finished the song off nicely. OA really brings it with his mixes and I think this is one of my favorites by him.
on 2010-01-19 11:12:04
Oh man this sounds amazing! It's every bit of festive I imagined (and hoped) it would be. =]
The track on itself sounds very festive/happy, so paired with a holiday feel was a brilliant touch IMO. The backing piano with the bells around 1:34 really says that if nothing else.
REALLY nice 'n smooth remix! Relaxing and makes me remember why I enjoyed the source to begin with. =]
on 2009-12-07 23:37:59
The programmed drums immediately stand out to me whenever I listen to this song, killer work on that I like to listen to this one as a pair with your other Phoenix Wright mix, they really complement each other nicely.
This one's sugary sweet and really a guilty pleasure song of mine just for the over-the-top happiness factor. Amazing work, as always OA
on 2009-12-06 22:52:29
Holiday with Mia Fey ranks among my overall favorites on OCR. There is just something about it that makes me feel just a little better when I really listen to it. It also helps that I enjoy the original version and this expands on that, producing something that surpasses the original in my opinion. I found the arrangement to be solid from start to finish, even the conclusion, which I thought brought the music to a satisfying end.
All in all, one of my favorite offerings here on OCR, and I look forward to any future remixes by OA, whether they are Phoenix Wright-based or not.
on 2009-09-07 18:52:32
Oh hell yeah- Holiday with Mia Fey!!!
Beautiful stuff right here- loved every bit of it. Keep up your fantastic work OA.
on 2009-08-11 08:17:07
Oh this is a really fun mix. So bright and happy. I love the rich layered sound of this, and you worked really well with the original source material (one of my favorite tracks of the series).
I'm a huge fan of all things Phoenix Wright and I love the remixes you've done from this series so far. Really looking forward to more from you!
on 2009-08-10 19:57:19
Nice layering in the intro. . .
I agree the ending kind of comes right when I can really enjoy the theme. .
And I'm definetly interested throughout I'm on my fifth play as we speak.
Or, as I speak. .
Thanks for busting out such a nice summer song! Schools out !!!
on 2009-08-07 09:49:41
Thanks for the comments everyone; this was a fun track to do, and It's always good for a car ride for me, especially on a sunny day.
on 2009-08-06 23:15:41
Great mix! I haven't downloaded a song in quite some time and it's great that this particular mix made me save this to my computer. I love the music in PW and this mix reminded of how awesome the game and the music is.
on 2009-08-02 08:00:21
So far nobody has mentioned that this is actually a rendition of thefrom this game's sequel Justice for All which is kinda different of the original , but I enjoyed it the same.
on 2009-08-01 10:07:19
Definitely feeling the jpop vibe djp talks about in the review. I guess it's because of the happy melody and the guitars; the remix sounds like something you'd find on an Every Little Thing album.
The arrangement of the source tune is very nice, too. Captures the spirit of the original, just like eZ said.
on 2009-07-27 13:47:31
You definitely picked up on what made the original source one of the best tracks in the entire game. It's bubbly it's uplifting and it just feels good, man. This is a fantastic rendition.
on 2009-07-22 08:31:43
This song just... wow. Blows me away to listen to such a happy piece. Synths that bubble up, and well, pop! The intro made me smile, and lifted my day. Fun riffs, and the part at 1:19 is so good, with the synths and stuff.
on 2009-07-20 20:41:33
You finally finished it!
I got tired of waiting so I just downloaded the WIP, and listened to it TONS of times. Not much has changed, but I still love the song!
OA, you are a musical genius. Great work!
on 2009-07-17 11:50:39
It's super happy funtime OCReMix brought to you by Andi Luers!...
I think you're one of the only mixers who manages to produce good feeling music.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Capcom, 2005, NDS)
Music by Masakazu Sugimori, Naoto Tanaka
- "Maya Fey ~ Turnabout Sisters' Theme 2001"
- Piano, Synth
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