GlacialSpoon (Robert Kemp) hits hard with some Sonic & Knuckles EDM, giving "Death Egg Zone: Act 1" a pounding, electrified makeover featuring gnarly modulated FM bass & beats that don't quit:
"Got a little something I've been toying with for a while. It's not exactly the most inventive thing I've done, but I've been meaning to just get this out of my head. So, here we are, the obvious "should have done this years ago" EDM mix of the Death Egg Zone from Sonic 3. I hope it scratches someone else's itch.
Blatant Martin Garrix influences but with a little of my complexity thrown in. I've been trying to dial things back a little and do more with less, but the old habits always come through a bit. I end up picking over details I bet nobody will ever notice. As a result, it took far too long to complete. Thanks for listening, however this goes. Always a pleasure."
Tons of details really elevate this; the syncopated beat changeup at 1'57" is a highlight, the riser/fx transition work is superb, and there's a moving, guttural, squelchy animation to many of the myriad synths employed. I'm not sure if those are any of the details Robert alluded to, but they're noticed & appreciated either way. Judges were unanimous; prophetik music writes:
"wow, this just sounds fantastic. i love the fat vibe going on throughout. it really fills up the soundscape. the constant varied breaks every 4-8 bars is great too, just a ton of attention paid to each section. the energy throughout is also great and i love how it keeps pushing forward.
honestly this is just a great mix and everything i want to say is echoing what the others have said. nice work."
Ditto; if there's a nit to be picked, I think some sort of a break with sustained chords & a more melodic emphasis would have been nice, but that's an icing request for an already delicious layer cake of whiz-bang synth wizardry... so I'll live. Emunator echoes Brad's praise:
"This is a thick soundscape, with lots of little flourishes and fills that keep throwing bits of ear candy to the listener to keep them hooked. There's really so much going on overall, I can't even begin to pick out highlights. You say that it took you "far too long" to finish this, but I can't imagine how something of this caliber could have been done without a LOT of attention to detail and persistence with trying new ideas.
One of the best things I've heard from you to date, really excellent work!"
Indeed; on top of being plain old FUN, this packs in a metric ton of sonic easter eggs, with sweeps, gurgles, trips, belches, and robotic doohickey activations - it's the type of aural arsenal that does Robotnik proud, and it takes a good, intense source and dresses it up to the nines. Badass stuff from GlacialSpoon - enjoy!
on 2021-02-01 15:38:45
Been a huge fan since the day this was published here. Loving the massive sound, has sort of electric vibe to it, which is very appropriate for this source, if you think about it. Also can't help but mention sound effects from this level thrown in the outro part - very neat! Absolutely fantastic work!
on 2021-01-20 01:40:43
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Sonic & Knuckles (Sega, 1994, GEN)
Music by Howard Drossin, Jun Senoue, Masaru Setsumaru, Masayuki Nagao, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tokuhiko Uwabo, Tomonori Sawada, Yoshiaki Kashima
- "Death Egg Zone: Act 1"
- Electronic, Synth
- Effects > Distortion
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
- 8,478,023 bytes
- Size: 8,478,023 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 382efcfb2d38d988c2399256c1aa1b65
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