ReMix:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team "A Brief Winter Trek" 4:18

By C-Curt

Arranging the music of one song...

"Escape Through the Snow"

Primary Game: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo , 2005, GBA), music by Arata Iiyoshi, Atsuhiro Ishizuna

Posted 2014-09-30, evaluated by the judges panel

What's this?? An electronic POKEMANZ Mystery Dungeon mix that's NOT by TheGuitahHeroe?!? ;) Indeed it is, as PMD gets a rather relaxing trip-hop/EDM groove courtesy newcomer C-Curt (Christian Eckert):

"This is a revisit of a very old remix I did a long time ago. (I didn't remember the original song or game even.) I rebuilt the remix into some trip-hop style electronica arrangement I based off a practice original track I had made. Nothing groundbreaking. Quality control and mastering was done by my friend Dead Robot (although he gave me the master in a massive 32-bit float WAV file, so I had to re-encode), so a thank you to him."

VERY chill piece, and I love the confidence that closes things out on a simple reduction of the progression. The EP used has a lovely attack to it that warrants the exposure, for one, plus it comes off as very classy & pensive. Palpable really nailed it with his assessment - an excellent arrangement that benefits from JUST the right mastering to pull off the intended effect:

"You could soak for hours in this arrangement, it's so lush. Gobs of compression contributes to that effect, but it's very skillfully used - nothing ever sounds distorted or out-of-sorts. Sound design is especially well done, and there is some well-applied automation going on to create builds, sew together sections, and sustain interest. Excellent debut!"

Of course if you DO soak for hours, just watch out for shrinkage. Where applicable. Ditto everything Vinnie said; when pulled off correctly, mixing & mastering like this can sound transparent & effortless, but there's a lot of know-how and tweaking involved to make that happen. Nutritious echoes the sentiment:

"Yeah, it's loud, but wow the VIBES man. This track is sick. I don't even know what to type. Great arrangement, great mix."

Major props to C-Curt for a strong debut that marries a great arrangement with appropriate production techniques, resulting in something that completely envelops the listener. Looking forward to hearing more, and hopefully Dead Robot chips in on mastering again, too!



Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2014-10-03 16:07:50

Gotta echo the others with the whole loud thing in a few areas, but other than that, sexy ass remix right here. Slick beat, a cool atmosphere and the perfect kind of vibe to just immerse yourself in. So good.

OverClocked PodCast
on 2014-10-02 19:26:32

Constantly fresh without sacrificing the methodical, gorgeous beat. It reminds me bit of Lifeformed and his work on Dustforce. This ReMix really does it for.

on 2014-09-30 20:05:15

This seems like the perfect music for me to just recline into a chair, put on my surround sound, and drift off to. The mix has a nice consistent beat that I can sync into, with a good amount of energy while not rushing the relaxing atmosphere. Love it.

on 2014-09-30 14:14:17

Yeah, the kick is a little too loud, but other than that, some great atmospheric work here, and neat harmonies, too. Excellent reverb.

on 2014-09-30 01:06:12

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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
"Escape Through the Snow"

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