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Castlevania - Satanic Spire

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Happy Halloween, everyone!

I haven't posted too much on here this year, but I haven't forgotten about you guys! Here's something chilling from me, to get into the Halloween spirit: an arrangement of Castlevania: Bloodline's Leaning Tower of Pisa track. The source itself was unsettling as hell (and thus one I've wanted to arrange for years), so when Chernabogue announced that he was directing Vampire Variations Vol. II (and included Bloodlines in the line-up) I leaped at the chance to arrange this bad boy.

If you're familiar with the Bloodlines OST you'll remember this source, as it's really unique in the Castlevania soundtrack as being just... terrifying, especially in context. If not, go give the source a listen (The Discolored Wall) - it's worth listening to in it's own right, just because of how unique it is.

Anyway, enough gabbing from me - give this track a listen, and if you love Castlevania music go check out Chernabogue's "Vampire Variations" albums - there's a lot of great music in both, covering music from the original game, as well as from Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines.

Vampire Variations - Vol. I & II: http://vampirevariations.kngi.org/

Artist - Gario
Track - Satanic Spire
Source - Bloodlines: Area 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwB71kLmuKE)
Composer - Michiru Yamane

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Damn, how did this ever get a score as low as 3.64?!?! That’s crazy! This should be at least a 4.8.

Gario responds:

Can't control whether your music gets listens on the site, outside of luck or score manipulation (voting for your own track regularly to increase the score & visibility). Never seemed important enough to bother with.

Glad you like it, though!

Man, this is awesome. I listened to your Deus Ex Coffee Break while looking for remixes and loved how well you preserved the original feel of the song. You did the same here and it's great. What work have you been doing lately?

Gario responds:

Musically I've done quite a few competition tracks on Overclocked Remix, lately. The latest batch of remixes, in fact, is quite good, so I'll likely share them on this site, like I've done with tracks in the past. Thanks for listening :)

I love the entire 1:30 intro it's really ambient. I could really do without the dissonance, but hey that's your style. Everything after 1:30 sounds really good. Keep this up. All though it does say it's chiptune, doesn't really song like chiptune, just digital but's a good sound nevertheless.

Gario responds:

Oh man, just listen to the source - the dissonance is absolutely crazy in it. It really was a tough source to mix because of it.

Chiptune... well, it does use them, like most of my music (the rectangle waves are pure, just like the NES), it's just not an 8-bit arrangement, is all.

Thanks for the love, though! :D

bro i realy love castlevania and u make my day with this song,i realy like it....have a nice day please

The first square synth that plays almost seems out of place. I can get that it's a nod to the old console, but it seems too raw of a sound for what you built the song up with. It must just hit my ears wrong at beginning, because it sounds fine later when the song picks up. Speaking of, I really like the drum track throughout the song.

Overall, the song it well arranged and sounds clean, so props to you!

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4.66 / 5.00

Oct 31, 2013
3:39 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
5.8 MB
4 min 12 sec

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