It's a treat to once again have GlacialSpoon (Rob Kemp) featured with his 5th ReMix, from our community's most recent Rare tribute album, Jet Force Gemini: Mizar Attacks! All of Rob's past arrangements are completely different styles, so he's continued to showcase a lot of range in his contributions that we're happy to tip our cap to. Rob provides us a little background on this glitchy electronic journey via a spacey spin on Alistair Lindsay's original:
"This was made back in 2019, so my memory of what influenced it is a bit fuzzy now. I'd been listening to a bit of "trendy wine bar house" (the Klaus Veen tracks from Lethal League Blaze spring to mind) and was after a bit of chord practice. Chords are generally a bit of a weak point for me, mostly relying on painstakingly tweaking each note over knowing any good theory, but I think it worked out here. The source is fairly sparse so there's loads of room to interpret and throw ideas around. Hope you enjoy and many thanks as always."
prophetik music analyzed this piece with the most detail (including an illuminating source tune usage breakdown in the full Judges Decision thread):
"some real weird sfx off the bat that coalesce into something resembling a beat and some funky stuff, settling into something more recognizable at 0:34. the synth usage, filter usage, and consistent attention to variety of effects and a moving/shifting lead instrument is great. there is just a ton of variety going on throughout the track, although a few parts do get mostly reused (1:05 and 1:49 for example). the track also sounds good - there's a ton going on all the time and i never feel like something's being buried. i wouldn't have minded a bit more bass presence but don't mind the agile feel that less bass focus provides to the track. this is a lot of fun to listen to. nice work."
I'm always game for weird intros that beg you to hang in there; this one certainly grabbed my attention and interest right from the jump. When you compare this piece to the sylistic inspiration of Klaus Veen (e.g. "Ordinary Days"), there's an additional appreciation for the groove and development GlacialSpoon fashioned. I'd love to hear Glacial beef up his percussion (as a nice-to-have feature from Veen's style), yet it's really cool to hear how Rob's sounds move beyond the more typical house palette invoked in Veen's work, resulting in a piece inspired by both the Jet Force Gemini and Lethal League Blaze game soundtracks while making its own statement. Very danceable, unorthodox, and funky material by GlacialSpoon; he's a Rare site in our inbox, yet this is quite the Killer Cut! ;-)
on 2023-01-11 12:59:44
I'm so glad this finally got to see the light of day on OCR front page. All of GlacialSpoon's pieces for the albums he's participated in with me have been absolute bangers and this one is no different. I absolutely love his funky take on this relatively unassuming track from the OST and turned it into something truly unique and special!
on 2022-12-13 08:37:29
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Jet Force Gemini (Rare
Music by Alistair Lindsay,Graeme Norgate,Robin Beanland
- Chiptune,Electric Piano,Electronic,Sound FX
- Effects > Glitching
Effects > Lo-Fi
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
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