ReMix:EarthBound "Threed, Doomed at Last" 4:42

By Lucas Guimaraes

Arranging the music of one song...

"Someday Surely"

Primary Game: EarthBound (Nintendo , 1994, SNES), music by Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, Keiichi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Ueno

Posted 2024-03-04, evaluated by the judges panel

Lucas Guimaraes turns EarthBound upside-down! The score's known for its quaint & quirky styles, however, Lucas knows his quickly cooked doom metal approach is completely atypical compared to any other Mother series arrangements out there:

"I knew I wanted to do EarthBound for a while. The theme for Pixel Mixers' Saturday contest was "Time Travel". I did Chrono Trigger the previous month, so I didn't want to do Chrono Trigger or Cross again unless I couldn't come up with anything else. EarthBound spoke to me. I knew I wanted to do EarthBound covers in either a 90's style, like grunge, or something very psychedelic.

I didn't have much time to finish it. What I got was a pretty nice in-between: The first (or one of the?) doom metal video game arrangements. It took the source material (normally in major) and turned it into a minor key. My goal was to embellish some of Electric Wizard, Sleep, and other doom metal bands. I hope you all enjoy!"

The 90s were something else music-wise. I lived through 'em, but even I don't remember doom metal ever being out there, so it's nice to get introduced to something different. Judge Emunator recommended Sleep's "Dopesmoker" as a style reference, so check it out (especially post-2:42 in that track) to better understand Lucas's genre & style influences! I think a lot of folks are wary of prophetik music's bluntness, and would incorrectly assume he'd be a close-minded curmudgeon when it comes to doom metal, yet I couldn't help laugh at the kind candor in his affirmative vote:

"part of me wants to complain that this mix sounds like boiled buttholes, but i recognize that the style is intentionally over-grungy and that's not a knock on it. i've listened to a bunch of this style and agree that it's executed fairly well here, although i do feel the drums have way too drastic of volume fluctuation throughout the track. there's major sections where you can't hear anything but the crash, and i don't think that's wanted (although it may be intentional, i'd argue that it's not a good intent).

from a source perspective, the most common riff in the remix (0:14-0:25) is the initial riff in the original, with a few less notes. 0:17 in the original is at about 0:45 or so in the remix. 1:13 in the original is roughly 1:35 in the remix. there's a lot of noodling around each and obviously a ton of detuning, which makes it hard, and lucas did a great job totally tossing out the original chords and going with a much meaner and gloomier set of chords that really changes the vibe drastically.

i'm never going to listen to this again! but it's clearly not marketed to me :D this is a good execution of your vision and meets my criteria for the site."

Ironically, youngin' Emunator was familiar with doom metal and still had his qualms, while even us closed-minded olds voted this in, so it don't need to be our cup o' tea to sail the OC ReMix seas. :-D Even if you're feeling the need for Threed, this drives far off the source tune's tropical-sounding path. EarthBound indeed meets dark & heavy here; around these parts, expect the unexpected!



Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2024-03-23 22:49:13

This remix was absolutely a vibe. I was jammin.

on 2024-03-04 01:40:48
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
EarthBound (Nintendo , 1994, SNES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka,Hiroshi Kanazu,Keiichi Suzuki,Toshiyuki Ueno
"Someday Surely"

Tags (8)

Electric Guitar
Origin > Competition
Production > Live Instruments
Time > 4/4 Time Signature

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