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[Forbidden Chozo Artifacts]


Author Comments

Original: Forbidden Magic

From Touhou 5: Mystic Square

Boss Theme for Yuki and Mai

Composed by ZUN

Medium Arrangement

This arrange focuses on utilizing the Metroid Prime samples for the drum kit. While the arrange doesn't sound particular Metroidy, I wanted to lean more heavily into the industrial instruments and plug-ins. The end result is a curious blend of hard hitting Square basses and electrifying progression.

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Hey, glad to see you're still alive, man! How've ya been?

As for the track itself, I like how it's essentially a slower-and-yet-somehow-more-foreboding version of the original track. Must be because of the Metroid-esque sounds. Those tracks always did have an ambience of suspense to them. I don't really have much to complain about this mix, other than it could be a taaaaad louder, but that's more of a personal nitpick than it is a proper critical area. I'd love to hear more from you!

MeisterMach5 responds:

It's been a nuts time, not gonna lie! Haven't been able to focus as much on my musical hobbies, but I'm always itching to mess around on FL Studio. The mastering on this track is pretty bad, not gonna lie. It was a struggle to figure out what should be the focus of the track, and I never was able to really settle on one specific thing. Hence why everything sort of blends together, nothing really taking the spotlight (with maybe the exception of the Prime samples). As I'm typing this I'm working on arranging Crimson Dead, with a particular emphasis on my new VST Plugins, so I'm pretty excited for that!

Credits & Info

Waiting for 4 more votes

Mar 19, 2021
9:59 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
8.9 MB
6 min 29 sec

Licensing Terms

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