Posted 2021-06-22, evaluated by Liontamer
We close out our initial featured selections from Jet Force Gemini: Mizar Attacks! with none other than MkVaff, who turns in a dark, atmospheric, cinematic/industrial sci-fi take on "Rith Essa" - didn't have any comments from Mike, but Liontamer evaluated:
"Glad to have the release of Mizar Attacks! coincide with Pride Month so that we can give another spotlight on MkVaff, who already had an amazing Madonna-inspired Streets of Rage 2 ReMix posted for June! With his Jet Force Gemini arrangement from the new album, don't overlook that Mike has taken a cinematic orchestral piece for the mining planet Rith Essa and managed to keep it still sounding cinematic but all while giving it a dark, electronic flavor. djp, you're the expert around here; does this give you any particular movie score vibes? It sounds like something you could hear in a dystopian or futuristic movie. No matter what, respect to MkVaff for showing off nice musical range with his last few mixposts! Mizar Attacks! itself has a good variety of styles involved, with lots more quality contributors eventually making their way for the frontpage. Whether you're a old school fan or someone who's never played the game, you'll enjoy Jet Force Gemini: Mizar Attacks!, so be sure to grab this!"
Deedubs gave us Prodigy-styled big beat, Daniel followed that up with symphonic metal, and now MkVaff provides an evolving, industrial cinematic landscape - not sure if it conjures a specific film score for me, but thematically I get Deus Ex vibes, and I love the percolating, clicky bit percussion that peppers the landscape, over smooth, ambient pads, heavier-hitting kick/snare, and a deep synth bass - there's exploration, darkness, risk, danger, technology, and machinery all being invoked, and Mike paints an engrossing picture with these textures/touchpoints. This is one of the more explicitly "science fiction"-sounding mixes on the album, where you can start to envision a gritty version of the JFG universe, and (especially when compared to the decidedly brighter & more upbeat SOR2 mix we just posted) shows a more cinematic, reserved side of the artist's style. Superb mix, and yet another highlight from the album - we'll be posting more in the future, but for now a major congrats to DFW & the entire Mizar Attacks! team for completing an awesome project - enjoy!
on 2021-06-26 22:27:03
This one is possibly my favorite from the album. Great groove, really interesting tones and sound design that stand out as nice ear candy but are still very much in line with the moodiness.
on 2021-06-22 04:35:51
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Jet Force Gemini (Rare, 1999, N64)
Music by Alistair Lindsay, Graeme Norgate, Robin Beanland
- "Rith Essa"
- Cinematic, Industrial
- Dark, Suspenseful
- Electronic, Synth
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