Newcomer Dasgust (Roope Lindström) gives us a short-but-sweet synth-pop piece with a heavy downbeat kick, percolating accompaniment, piano on lead melody, and some surprises later on at 1'04", with a nice syncopated percussive line & modified instrumentation including choral pads, a delayed/plucked lead, backing calliope textures, and guitar strumming. This instrumentation switch not only blends well, it adds enough timbral variety to really make the arrangement shine and elevate it above just being a solid take on the source material, to something with a lot more style & character. Some of the sequencing is a little stiff/quantized, which the judges did notice - halc writes:
"some of the samples (particularly choir and strings in the middle section) seem like they'd be questionable on their own, but overall the soundscape is really gelling for me, I dig this track quite a bit. I like the arrangement. fairly conservative but a lot more energetic. there were some nice changes made to the melody, and the added arpeggios and stuff were really cool. overall, aside from your blocky piano, I think there's a lot to like here."
I think some humanizing, particularly of the main melodic line, would have given the piece a bit more soul, but the creativity applied to instrumentation & general interpretation definitely compensate to a degree. Deia adds:
"The arrangement is solid: you've done a nice job bringing the original into this genre and soundscape, and it was a fun listen. There are some mechanical parts, something to look into for your next subs. Also, <3 PMD music."
I think this is a great example of a relatively humble mix that doesn't necessarily blow you away with any one element that's executed brilliantly, but in the aggregate is solid enough and has some legitimately cool ideas. Arrangement is stronger than production, which I think halc described accurately - some individual elements here are iffy, but work fine in context. Enjoyable, straightforward PMD mix from Dasgust - looking forward to hearing more, and hopefully judge feedback is helpful in developing his approach!
on 2015-03-01 18:37:27
Very well done remix. Keep up the good work!
on 2014-02-28 10:10:15
Very upbeat and full of happy pop energy. It's nice to hear that kind of sugary ReMix every now and then. Definitely catchy and fits the colorful Pokemon world nicely.
on 2012-10-25 18:30:50
Cheerful, upbeat and hopeful - This track, in my opinion, captures the mood of the game rather well.
All in all I very much enjoyed this piece. Nice work Dasgust! Great addition to the website.
on 2012-10-24 19:23:29
great to see a mystery dungeon gem posted
on 2012-10-24 16:01:23
Although I haven't played this game before. The track alone has a fun story to tell. And its so energized, there are no worries about being left behind. I love it.
on 2012-10-23 21:38:47
Silence - Piano @ 1:36 = soul melting.
This is a beautiful mix that really starts getting a personality after that brief silence at 1:36. Definitely could use some more loosening up and variations, but that doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with where it's at now.
I was tapping and I'm still hitting that repeat button. Hope to see more mixes from Dasgust coming up!
on 2012-10-23 15:10:19
This is indeed very catchy. I expect it will be stuck in my head the rest of the day. This is a fun mix to listen to!
on 2012-10-23 11:03:55
Hey, I remember this one too!
Cccaaaaatttccchhhyyyyy. Like a bubble gum.
on 2012-10-23 10:50:02
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, 2005, GBA)
Music by Arata Iiyoshi, Atsuhiro Ishizuna
- "Run Away"
- Piano, Synth
- Time > Tempo: Fast
- 3,556,978 bytes
- Size: 3,556,978 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 6381a43e0bafd819154c557cee619e76
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