ReMix:Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards "Interstellar Action" 3:09

By GlitchmanVGM

Arranging the music of one song...

"World Map"

Primary Game: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo , 2000, N64), music by Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa

Posted 2016-11-17, evaluated by the judges panel

Newcomer glitchman161 sends us this pleasant, floating dnb arrangement of Kirby 64 that's quick on its feet but still feels rather serene & relaxing at the same time:

"This is my first submission to the site. A peaceful ambient theme remixed into upbeat drum 'n bass and something else... *hint hint* Believe it or not, the inspiration for this came from a dream I had with the world map screen in the game. o.o lol

I've been making music remixes on YouTube featuring Synthesia for quite some time and now I think it's time to share them with this community. I'll start with my latest and greatest stuff and work my way through the rest if I'm accepted. I also made a nice music video on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out. Nobody has made anything like this before! Hope you like it!!!"

At just over three minutes, this ReMix kinda breezes by, but if you stop & look a bit closer you'll appreciate the details the artist has packed in. Liontamer writes:

"Nice soundscape to open things up; a touch muddy, but purposeful. Some of the instrumentation tilted towards the generic side, but the overall treatment and production of these sounds was solid. Smaller detail, but it's nice to hear breakbeats with a different style of drum samples (first used at :35 with filtering that gradually dropped by :53).

I liked how, even softly, there was almost always a line playing both the source melody and countermelody; the instrumentation and textures evolved constantly here, so there was never a dull moment. Very creative arranging, and way to get a good deal of creative mileage with such a limited source! Welcome aboard!"

NutS adds:

"Pretty neat soundscape. Some of the synths were a bit peaky with the resonances in the mid-highs but I wouldn't say it was problematic. The beds of reverb don't get in the way of the cleanliness of the mix so that's good. The filtered bass playing the triplets around the middle section was a very cool break. You managed to do a lot to the drums to keep things interesting throughout using filtering, changeups, etc."

It's honestly just neat to see a dnb mix that's loud & has plenty of momentum but embraces a lighter, sugary melodic/harmonic aesthetic. Sweet debut from glitchman161; hope there's more where this came from!



Latest 4 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2016-11-22 10:36:15

Airy is definitely a good way to describe this piece. Light-hearted, too - but less mellow and more energetic. Kirby's dashing through flowery fields, instead of just rolling along. Seems so short to my ears though!

on 2016-11-18 12:11:06

Aw, so fun and happy. ^_^ What a Kirby world map should be.

Uffe von Lauterbach
on 2016-11-17 21:43:08

Sounds very clean and airy. The plucky synth is pleasing to my ears. And I love the filtered flangered drums, too. I'm not even sure how you make it work, but it's something I've heard in a few DB tracks and I love that stuff. Great job!

on 2016-11-17 09:52:24

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo , 2000, N64)
Music by Hirokazu Ando,Jun Ishikawa
"World Map"

Tags (8)

Drum and bass
Time > Tempo: Fast

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