Posted 2018-06-28, evaluated by the judges panel

Time for a most excellent arrangement from ReMixer & game composer Zack Parrish, who collaborated with violinist extraordinaire Jeff Ball on this epic hybrid cinematic & symphonic & metal take of "The Grand Finale," for our first featured ReMix from Bowser's Inside Story:

"Track was originally produced for the album Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash feat. Jeff Ball. Prior to working on this track, I had never heard of the game or listened to the music, but I really enjoyed this theme."

This definitely puts the "Grand" in "Grand Finale" - in just under four and a half minutes, Zack packs in a ton of suspense & energy, from the dramatic crescendo intro to the soaring heights of Jeff's solo work to the brief segue at 2'13" into a flamenco/Latin ballad of sorts (trumpet!), there's a TON going on, including a sweet little chiptune fill @ 2'58" - good stuff. The electric guitar chugs feel a little synthetic; this could be an intentional aesthetic choice, as fakey-chugs have their own vibe, but I was thinking some Shreddage might have upped the ante. That's really the only nit I can pick, as this is an extremely ambitious arrangement that covers a lot of ground, incorporates (stunning as always) live violin from JB, melds bits & pieces from numerous genres together, and keeps energy levels high throughout. Gario writes:

"Bowser's Inside Story has one of the best final boss tracks out there, and it shocks me as much as anyone else. Great game, glad to see a really good arrangement of it finally. There's some really cool stuff in this one - those solo instruments are sequenced quite well, and everything is sounding crisp in the production department. The arrangement has some really great expansions on the source material, to boot - that slower middle section has some absolutely great reharmonization that adds so much damn flavor."

Chimpazilla adds:

"The sudden chiptune section is an excellent surprise, and the chiptune elements mix in a very cool way with the orchestral soundscape when they play together. Overall a unique and creative take on this source!"

I think the difficulty factor for a mix incorporating such varied instrumentation is pretty high; it's a testament to Zack's abilities that he pulls it off convincingly, resulting in an invigorating roller coaster ride of timbres, textures, & momentum. Superb work!



Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2018-06-28 22:32:09

It's here, finally this Remix come here...

Really it's my favorite track, great work guys for share this music here nwn/

on 2018-06-28 19:46:16

*Holds up a lighter* It does the battle with Dark Bowser real justice. And then some.

on 2018-06-27 04:53:41

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo, 2009, NDS)
Music by Yoko Shimomura
"The Grand Finale"

Tags (17)

Cinematic, Metal, Symphonic
Energetic, Epic, Suspenseful
Acoustic Guitar, Brass, Chiptune, Electric Guitar, Orchestral, Strings, Synth, Trumpet, Violin
Origin > Collaboration
Production > Live Instruments

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