Mega Man 2

May 10, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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  • Original Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Label: Claw Solutions
  • Copyright: 2002 Mike Gintz & Nicholas Burgess
  • Total Length: 25:26
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  • ASIN: B004WAJSRA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,077 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Game covers aren't a rarity (just check out OCRemix.org), but high quality, faithful interpretations of game music are few and far between. So often they go into the realms of badly cheesy and terribly modulated synth, in the expectation that, since it's better than a triangle, two squares and a noise channel, it's "good", and since gamers are a goofy bunch, we'll love goofy renditions.

Project X doesn't fall into either of these traps; the challenges posed by the skeletal framework of good instrumental music provided by the Mega Man 2 soundtrack are taken seriously in this album.

One of my favorites, "Crash Man", invokes a futuristic funk that was totally not present in the orignal, but is both completely compatible with it, with a crunchiness that helps recall the frustrations of that level in the game. Even in the most synthy of the tracks, "Metal Man", the heavy "wah" effect used on the synth melody is carefully orchestrated to match the intonation of the tune. "Air Man", another favorite, is brilliant in its simplicity - it uses synth more or less equivalent to the original, but adds a D&B track that reinvents the whole thing.

I give this a four stars because while I love - LOVE - this album, I recognize that some of that is nostalgia for the game. There is, however, so much more to it than just being a cover of an awesome game.

Incidentally, this - as well as their earlier cover of Mega Man 3 - used to be available free online. I was terribly disappointed when I couldn't find my copies and went looking to download, and found that the hosting location had died. I'm very happy to see that not only is this album available again, but that the band found a way to get rewarded for having recorded it.

Hex Map: I'd love to see MM3 up here again as well; I know it wasn't as good a work, but it's still worth making available.
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Before I go too far, this album is so, so good. If you like video game music, or any sort of melodic music, you need to give this a listen. Sure, it's a soundtrack to a video game, but Project X (now a loud rock band from Boston called Hex Map...check 'em out) did such a good job with this it is simply great music, video game or not. Video game music is known for its intricate composition, and they nailed this perfectly with live instruments on every part you can hear in the game. Blazing synths, crunchy guitars, and everything else you could want is in there.

For me, I can't really handle lyrics when reading, or doing homework, and this is on in constant rotation along with my jazz and classical albums.
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By Ryan on May 13, 2011
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Video game music is the wave of the future (as of the time of this album's recording). No, seriously folks, buy this album.
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This set of covers of the Mega Man 2 NES game is a must-have for any 8-bit music enthusiast. Each theme has a slightly different feel in terms of style - usually a mix between guitar leads and electronic rhythm programming - so there's something in here for everyone. Highlights include a nasty drum-and-bass take on the Airman theme, and the dramatic conclusion of the raid on the Wily Fortress and the Final Battle.
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