Posted 2011-03-25, evaluated by djpretzel
MORSE STRIKES AGAIN! I'm proud to present his latest solo album & our 24th arrangement album, Mega Man: The Robot Museum! As always, a torrent is available & we appreciate seeds, and assistance spreading the word is also a huge help, AND you can download both individual tracks & the whole enchilada @ http://museum.ocremix.org! JM had a badass Castlevania solo album, Sonata of the Damned, back in 2009, and this 9-track Mega Man series follow-up is even fresher, funkier, & fusion...ier! Mr. Morse writes:
"The Robot Museum is an idea I've had up my sleeve for a while now. Ever since playing Mega Man 7 years back and reaching the mid-game robot museum stage, I thought the concept of a robot museum was a great one. It wasn't until I played Mega Man & Bass that the thought of an arrangement album in the style of a robot museum had occured to me.
The following is the idea that has come into fruition. I've arranged a robot master's theme from the original Mega Man all the way through Mega Man 8 with the addition of a bonus track from Mega Man & Bass. Thanks for checking out the project and I really hope you enjoy it!"
I certainly did, and I think you will too, especially if you dig deliciously funky grooves, licks, riffs, sponks, and fuhwangs! I made those last two up! It's great to see the variety of games Josh has packed in, giving each sequential Mega Man (1-8) its due, and while each arrangement more or less focuses on a jazz/funk flavor, there are Latin & Asian influences and a good deal of stylistic variety in general. JM definitely brings something different to the VGM arrangement scene, and in album form he's allowed to indulge himself a bit with continuous, non-stop JAM. We're kicking things off with some 'Air Man' action:
"This arrangement was originally written for a failed Mega Man 2 project I had started. I actually have a little repository of Mega Man 2 arrangements sitting around waiting to be released. This one made the cut for "The Robot Museum." Perhaps some of them will surface one of these days..."
Here's hopin'... the intro synth brass chords here set the stage well, the bass is slippery and funky, and pizzicato strings were the PERFECT choice for the recognizable descending chromatic motif that kicks in @ 0'17". Electric piano takes over with a sweet, embellished version of the main melody, and later on @ 2'57" we get a wet-your-pants bass solo that's downright diseased. As in, sick. All in all, this mix is a great way to kick off the Robot Museum action, so check it out & then check out the entire album for more!
on 2013-12-02 02:17:07
I'm glad I waited this long to give a proper review to this track. Because back then I wouldn't have given this as much credit as I do now. So good. 3
on 2011-12-16 11:25:50
Oh, yeah, funky! Man, I really enjoyed those solos, from the guitar to the keyboard and on. You can definitely get your groove on to this jazzy beat. Wasn't really feeling the ending, as it seemed to just jump up out of nowhere. I can hear some of the Latin style at some points and altogether, not my favorite ReMix off this album, but it works.
on 2011-12-16 10:53:58
Some pretty solid ideas, but a lot of the parts seemed a little tacked together for me. THe ending seemed very strange to me as well. There are some moments of brilliance, but I think the track needs a little more polish. Some of the parts aren't quite locking together, etc.
Definitely enjoy it, but can't help but feel that it could be even better.
on 2011-12-15 16:45:19
Interesting synth brass in the beginning. Love when the percussion comes in with that slap bass. I like the warmer, staccato leads in your music. They're a nice break from normal face melting synths and guitars I hear in EDM and rock mixes.
You've managed to instantiate a Mega Man X type of vibe in some parts, so good plus for that. Feels pretty light for a dance song, and it's entirely fitting since it's Air Man. Groovy, and I'm glad I downloaded this album. Nice work.
on 2011-12-15 11:28:59
I already reviewed this album... But I'll put what I said for this track here!
Oh, Air Man. Contrary to popular belief, he can in fact be beaten. Ooh, nice bass at 0:14; sounds like more standard JM funk is the theme for this track. The bass really bumps in this track, something I’m really enjoying. Guitar at 1:04 taking on the source. After this, I’m gonna have to listen Bramble Reprise. Ooh, solo at 1:54. Heh, I bounced too much and my computer almost slid off my bed. Back to source at 2:38 or so. Epic bass solo at 2:56. Those are words I never thought I’d type, but here they are. And better yet, this bass heralds the end of the track, with more source at 3:28. The end is near at 4:04.
on 2011-03-30 10:21:40
So.. I land on the ocremix.org home page, see a compilation album of Mega Man remixes by.. JOSHUA MORSE?! Are you friggin' kidding me?!
Classic jmorse. Love it. Go download it now.
on 2011-03-29 21:49:49
The brass line in the beginning reminded me a bit of Daft Drafts, but then it really goes into its own. A nice jazzy piece that I do not regret having downloaded. Good work, Joshua, and keep it up! My only gripe--and a minor one at that--is that in the keyboard solo that starts at 1:54, parts of it sound like the keyboardist's fingers slipped onto the wrong keys in his attempts to fill the space.
on 2011-03-26 15:14:34
Only gripe is the phrase from 2:42-2:47. The way the bass continues while the chord lingers just throws me off, but the rest is another classic by Mr. Morse.
on 2011-03-26 15:04:45
This album gets better with every listen. I especially love Elec Man and Spark Man. So good!
on 2011-03-25 10:42:40
AWESOME! Downloading the torrent as we speak. I love Mega Man and I love Joshua Morse's music. What better a combination?
on 2011-03-25 10:41:55
Joshua Morse strikes again! Great job. I could rock out to this funk all day long.
on 2011-03-25 10:19:06
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
- "Air Man Stage"
- Funk, Jazz
- Electric Piano, Strings
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