ReMix:Ecco: The Tides of Time "Geofractura" 4:03

By ThePlasmas

Arranging the music of one song...

"Fault Zone"

Primary Game: Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega , 1994, GEN), music by András Magyari, Andy Armer, Attila Dobos, David Javelosa

Posted 2017-11-16, evaluated by the judges panel


Get your sea mammal on & rock hard with this metal Ecco: The Tides of Time arrangement off of Sound Waves: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin, from newcomers ThePlasmas:

  • Mauricio Castro - electric guitars, bass sequencing, effects
  • Danilo Tapia - acoustic guitars
  • Cesar Araos - drum sequencing

Mauricio Castro:

"Once again, we are part of a great project with great musicians and bands from around the world! We played a lot of Ecco: The Tides of Time when we were kids and it was a great experience to work with these songs, trying to make them like an original song by us and, on the other hand, keeping the original source and main melody fully recognizable. It was a very challenging song to remix, because of the nature of the original OST and my style are not too close, but it has ThePlasmas' style on it. Thanks to Patient Corgi for the chance to contribute on this amazing album."

Definitely turned out great, and it's quite fun to hear the relatively serene sounds of Ecco transformed into something this aggressive. While the overall style is metal, I appreciate the isolated electric guitar intro, synths towards the middle & end, and acoustic/seagull closeout; nicely done. Liontamer had a couple nitpicks but was ultimately swimming right along:

"In light of the strong arrangement and performance, the clutter in this track wasn't a dealbreaker, but it was a negative for sure (e.g. 1:38-2:08). The timing of the rock from 2:31-2:34 sounded slightly off, but it was brief. Some of the thumps on the acoustic sounded like they were distorted and too close to the mic, but that also wasn't a big deal.

That said, I loved the piece, and this was a dense, rocked out treatment of one of the best themes from the Genesis version of this soundtrack.

It's been a long time since I heard of Mauricio self-project of ThePlasmas "band", and Nitro Game Injection's KyleJCrb has been a great advocate of his and really put him on my radar as he developed into a stronger performer. It's awesome to finally have you on board with an official OC ReMix! Definitely send in some more of your work, Mauricio, and welcome aboard."

Sound Waves is also well worth checking out - there's more where this came from! As Larry said, great mix & great to see Mauricio featured!



Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2017-11-29 14:44:07

Wow, so many people contributed to the album. So many haunting tracks. The Ecco series was totally unique and this album stirs up the ole nostalgia and makes me wish for this series to make a comeback

on 2017-11-25 00:34:23

Wait... there's an entire Ecco remix album? :o Check it out already, Ecco fans! It's amazing!

Man, this is great. Fault Zone has a strong enough intro as it is: the remix pumps that up and stays strong throughout. Kicking bottom. ^_^ The animal noises also reminds me of the Sega CD version.

on 2017-11-16 14:49:38

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Ecco: The Tides of Time (Sega , 1994, GEN)
Music by András Magyari,Andy Armer,Attila Dobos,David Javelosa
"Fault Zone"

Tags (7)

Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sound FX,Synth

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