ReMix: Tetris "T-Spin" 2:53

By Schtiffles

Arranging the music of one song...

"A-Type (Korobeiniki)"

Primary Game: Tetris (Nintendo, 1989, GB), music by Hirokazu Tanaka

Posted 2020-08-04, evaluated by the judges panel


Our last mix of the original Tetris (GB) soundtrack was posted over six years ago, with Sir_NutS offering up his own infectious & punnerificly-titled take; here to rekindle the flame is a sophomore mix from Schtiffles (Conor Busse), who applies big beat/d'n'b EDM and spiraling, expansive, blistering synth solos for a wild ride. Since he mixed it most recently, let's see what Mike (NutS) had to say:

"A bit overcompressed to my ears but solid stuff. Punchy drums and good, surprising arrangement ideas. I like how the original is expanded and soloed heavily over this EDM background, something you don't usually see in submissions for this genre."

Mike did note that the accompaniment can get repetitious, and that the lead is carrying most of the arrangement in terms of development... but it's a pretty badass lead part. There were simialr observations about Schtiffles' debut Pokémon Silver ReMix, but it also had mitigating elements, including creative use of tempo. Rexy adds:

"My first impressions from hearing it in the inbox haven't changed. I loved all the playing around with the melody, whether it be with altering timings, added harmonies, or adaptation to different chords in sequence. The synth solo at 1:12 also sounded exciting and expressive, getting more dynamic and dense as it continued. It's additionally bright mastering as well with an overly punchy master compression, but the instruments are mixed clean and are all readily identifiable in the mix."

Everything else is good-to-great, but the lead dominates this mix, and that's kinda the point - intense, pulse-pounding, agile, & FUN stuff from Conor - great to see him AND Tetris back!

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Discussion

Latest 3 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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MangaX
on 2020-08-27 22:58:09

I honestly would've thought this was from DJ Pretzel with all the jazziness going on. 8-O
What an amazing track! The next Tetris game needs to have fan-made tracks like this one playing!

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zachaction
on 2020-08-10 11:02:49

I guess everyone does their commenting on youtube now, but I just wanna say here that I think this is absolutely fantastic. Love the harmonies and the alternate melodies and the overall sound is killer. I'd love to play B-type Level 9 Speed 5 with this in the background! Well done.

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Liontamer
on 2020-08-04 11:09:45

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Tetris (Nintendo, 1989, GB)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Songs:
"A-Type (Korobeiniki)"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Big Beat, Drum and bass, EDM
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Arrangement > Extended Soloing
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Tetris_T-Spin_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,161,048 bytes
MD5:
98e3fd982fa913c6236530382de72a8c
Bitrate:
234Kbps
Duration:
2:53

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