ReMix:Halo 3 "Unearthed" 5:36

By ilp0

Arranging the music of one song...

"Never Forget"

Primary Game: Halo 3 (Microsoft , 2007, XB360), music by C Paul Johnson, Marty O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori

Posted 2019-05-29, evaluated by Liontamer

ilp0 (Ilari Nieminen) sends us a solemn vintage rock take on "Never Forget," from Halo 3:

"I wanted to do a post-rock influenced remix of some game theme and this felt like a good candidate song for that. It's not as post-rock as I wanted it to be, but remix nonetheless."

I can hear some post-rock flavors in there but yeah, this comes off more as interesting vintage/classic stuff, with a nice blend of acoustic & electric guitars, some tasteful, almost Cream-esque wah later on, and a moving narrative arc to the development. Larry writes:

"Anything tackled by ilp0's going to receive a creative arrangement and this was no exception. The post-rock sound works for this theme, and so does the rhythmic change to the melody at 1:01 along with the original guitar writing behind the melody during the conclusion of the verse (e.g. 1:18-1:24, 1:41-1:46). Really loved the placement of the intimate acoustic guitar from 1:46-2:06, where the instrument feels like it's right next to you, followed by some relaxed soloing until 2:47. Winding back to the source tune at 2:50, I'm just struck by how great Ilari's transitions and dynamics are. Loved the keyboard accent notes behind the guitar for the final section from 4:37-5:23, which provides yet another fresh bit on instrumentation. This takes all the great emotive aspects of "Never Forget" and retains them; even though the genre and presentation are different here, this flows wonderfully, so both the source tune and ilp0's rendition feel like you're going on a journey. Very cool approach, Ilari! :-)"

Wasn't particularly expecting Ilari to tackle Halo, but I'm glad he did; this isn't the style/approach you hear often with arrangements of the series' iconic music, but it works, it's engaging, & it captures the drama, redressed in handsome rock clothes. Great stuff!



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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Halo 3 (Microsoft , 2007, XB360)
Music by C Paul Johnson,Marty O'Donnell,Michael Salvatori
"Never Forget"

Tags (8)

Progressive Rock,Rock
Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Strings
Effects > Distortion

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