Posted 2017-02-24, evaluated by the judges panel

A short-but-sweet end to the week from newcomer AJ DiSpirito, who sends us a 2'37" prog-rock arrangement of the version of "Bramble Blast" SSBB:

"A progressive rock cover of "Bramble Blast," more arranged from the Brawl version of the track. Didn't really stay true to the original, kinda just went my way with this. If interested, here's the song that heavily influenced the feel of this track, Intervals' "Epiphany." Thank you for all the great feedback! I didn't mix/master this track very well back in 2015."

AJ sent us a revised/remastered version that addressed many of the judges concerns - that's what got passed & that's what we're posting. Chimpazilla approves of the updated mix:

"MUUUUUUCH better. With the master no longer clipping and the delays under control, I can hear some beautiful melodic detail that was buried in the distortion before. I don't have that overcrowded feeling anymore."

Liontamer adds:

"Just noting for anyone that wants to fully appreciate this, you have to be familiar with both Michiko Naruke's version of this source on the Brawl soundtrack, and "Epiphany" by Intervals, which AJ noted on his YouTube as the main stylistic influence.

Pretty swanky opening. The acoustic guitar stuff handling the source countermelody at :29 was getting buried under the melodic lead, but it wasn't a huge deal. Badass electric guitar lead at :45 ...good balance of mellow smoothness with rocked out energy, and way to pack in a substantial interpretation with a 2:37-long piece."

Ditto that; it's cool enough to hear someone put a new spin on a popular melody, but I'm equally if not more impressed at how much this ReMix develops & optimizes use of time; ends up feeling more substantive than the duration alone conveys. Could certainly have run longer, and I'd love to hear more where this came from, but it doesn't feel incomplete, and for an example of how to take a theme & throw some expressive interpretation at it in under three minutes, I think AJ's done rather well. It's a.... blast!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2017-04-20 03:15:18

I actually quite liked the percussion in this, particularly in the beginning and closer to the end when it had a more deliberate rhythm to hit to go along with the guitars. It's remarkable how how much emotion you managed to cram into a song under three minutes, but the electric guitar work really carried it's weight here in that category in the second half. Awesome debut.

on 2017-03-09 23:34:03

Wow, this is beautiful. That part at 1:50 touches your soul, which is really weird since it's not really that type of music. I really love this theme, especially the Brawl version, glad to see another remix of it. Amazing work!

on 2017-02-27 11:16:24

Sounds really good, the drums sound fine to me, it's tight. How did you make it?

Geoffrey Taucer
on 2017-02-25 20:22:32

Love it! Fun, rockin' stuff!

My one complaint is that the percussion is a bit bland at some points. Also, I wish it was longer!

on 2017-02-25 13:44:51

The world can certainly never have too many remixes of this awesome song! A worthy addition to the unfortunately quite small remix library of the DKC2 song. The part starting at 0:46 is too good for words!

Uffe von Lauterbach
on 2017-02-25 13:09:26

Really nice sound to it. I got lost into the track, in a good way, of course. :)

on 2017-02-24 12:09:25

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo , 2008, WII)
Music by Kenta Nagata,Akito Nakatsuka,David Wise,Eveline Novakovic,Go Ichinose,Grant Kirkhope,Hajime Hirasawa,Hajime Wakai,Hideaki Kobayashi,Hideki Naganuma,Hidenori Shoji,Hirokazu Ando,Hirokazu Tanaka,Hitomi Sato,Jun Ishikawa,Jun Senoue,Junichi Masuda,Kazumi Totaka,Keigo Ozaki,Keiichi Suzuki,Kenichi Tokoi,Kenji Yamamoto (I)
"Bramble Blast"

Tags (6)

Progressive Rock
Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Time > Duration: Short

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