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Title: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Mark Vera on August 08, 2003, 11:24:27 pm
At Assembly 2003 there was (or actually going right now when writing this) Live concert,

http://asm03.assembly.org/Party_program/Events/Concert

(you can get the page in english too)

Now, you might wonder what this has to do with Star Control. Well, one of the bands (Axes Denied) played live remixes of classical game and demoscene songs. Surprise surprise, it included a live medley of songs from Star Control 2. Including Hyperspace, Commander, Melee, Thraddash, Arilou.. and so on :)

I'll post more when I know when I know where you can download this concert in mpeg/divx format. For now I've seen this concert only through RealMedia Live stream. Unfortunatelly I couldn't get to the place this year myself.. :(

EDIT: There is no Arilou (mistaken for Syreen), and not sure about Commander. This because I wrote the message after hearing the song(s) just once through the live stream.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: youBastrd on August 09, 2003, 02:22:59 am
That's awesome, I've always wanted to go to one of those things.  Back in the day, I used to idolize future crew.  Alas, my DOS-Asm hacking back in the day never produced anything nearly as good as what the demos that appeared at these kinda of events.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: J on August 10, 2003, 10:49:55 am
Cool, Looking forward to a link.
Purple Motion always did good stuff.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Mark Vera on August 11, 2003, 12:29:33 am
ftp://ftp.assembly.org/vod/2003-08-08_1930_LIVE_Access_denied.mpg

Anonymous login.

It's 200MB video of the Axes Denied live concert part. I'm just downloading it.. I think I could make a cut of the Star Control 2 part in audio only for smaller download.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Gill_Bates on August 11, 2003, 03:47:27 am
it's nice, but they play without emotion.
But this got me thinking...
maybe someone who knows them can get them to partake in the remixing effort?
I still like "our" remixes more, but I do think a full band can do better than just one person.

thanks for the different insight anyway.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Chrispy on August 11, 2003, 04:58:25 am
u will have to pay them


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Paxtez on August 12, 2003, 08:53:33 am
Trimmed, video removed, mp3ed, de-poped, and hosted.

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~waselesk/Axes_Denied_-_Star_Control_2.mp3

Its kinda cool acctaully.

I don't know if they would be against added a remix, they seem to be big fans of the game.  It couldn't hurt to ask (providing the remixed team didn't care of course).

Edited: Bands name


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: J on August 12, 2003, 12:34:26 pm
Wow thats great.
I downloaded that thinking that SC2 MOD's could never sound good live, but man was I wrong.

I wish they would do some full length remixes, especially the yehat and thraddash.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Ivan Ivanov on August 12, 2003, 05:40:11 pm
Indeed they rock.
I'm all for asking them to make covers of every SC2 tune and putting it into the game (as an option of course).


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: frumple on August 12, 2003, 05:59:48 pm
WOW. :)

That's impressive!  I wonder what they would have done for the Melnorme mod, though... that's a good one and I sort of regret not hearing it.  

personally, the HSpace music has always been my favorite... but the Kzer-Za,Yehat and Arilou are sort of tied for second.

I like the newer Q-space music better than the old one (pan flutes just don't do it for me).

As far as getting these guys to do a remix for one of the UQM versions... if they were willing to sit down and write out the tunes they've already redone, they might be fans enough to contribute the rest for free! :)


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Mark Vera on August 14, 2003, 08:04:43 pm
Quote
Trimmed, video removed, mp3ed, de-poped, and hosted.

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~waselesk/Axes_Denied_-_Star_Control_2.mp3

Its kinda cool acctaully.

I don't know if they would be against added a remix, they seem to be big fans of the game.  It couldn't hurt to ask (providing the remixed team didn't care of course).

Edited: Bands name


Some loundess would have done justice too. It's too silent now.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Slylendro on August 15, 2003, 03:18:45 am
not really important, but there is no arilou one, this one i expected the most !!!  :)


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Paxtez on August 15, 2003, 05:45:37 am
Quote


Some loundess would have done justice too. It's too silent now.


Fixed =)

edit: I use a auto-normalizer for winamp so I didn't notice it, heh.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Mark Vera on August 15, 2003, 09:09:40 pm
Quote


Fixed =)

edit: I use a auto-normalizer for winamp so I didn't notice it, heh.


Well, I prefer loudness over normalization anyway. Although you lose some dynamics with loudness, you can boost more without clipping.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: EnjoyTheSauce on August 18, 2003, 09:45:11 pm
I, personally, would like to hear them do Slylandro and Spathi the most. Especially the Slylandro, there's a syncopated section at about 1:11 that would be hell for the drummer.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: PakoPako on August 20, 2003, 12:57:19 pm
Heh heh. Come on now, be nice to the rock stars.
I'm assuming you mean the Slylando, as in their homeworld and not the probe music. (probe music isn't properly done untill someone randomly chants "We Come In Peace" somewhere)

-=PakoPako=-


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Terminus AUD on August 21, 2003, 08:29:28 am
Just listened to that MP3, what can I say? I blew me away, perfect ambeince. Loved the Thraddash part :) Be great background driving music.

Anyone know if Axes Denied have a website or CD or some contact details?


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Mark Vera on August 21, 2003, 04:24:59 pm
I was able to trace the guitarist (Miikka Laine) and sent him email. He said that they don't have homepage, demos, etc. in internet yet, but homepage is coming.

They are playing at in a small festifal at Oulu / Finland next weekend, and they plan to play more in the future too.


Title: Re: Star Control 2 Live Medley Remix
Post by: Rondo on August 21, 2003, 07:09:21 pm
Hi, this is Lauri the keyboard player at the keyboard (no pun intended). We just discovered what was going on in here and collectively blushed with delight, so here's a few words on behalf of myself and the band.

Obviously we're huge fans of the game, especially Jaakko (the drummer) and I, and all this attention is very flattering to us. About joining the remixing effort we need to talk among ourselves; I, personally, would just love to be a part of it, but we're all somewhat busy with our jobs and other bands and stuff like that. We appreciate the invitation nevertheless.

Then, to clear out any lingering confusion: the parts in the live medley were 1. Intro, 2. Hyperspace, 3. Melee, 4. Thraddash, 5. Yehat and 6. Syreen. We're sorry that we couldn't play everybody's favourite songs - the medley is a good six minutes long as it is, and we were on a rather strict schedule. Perhaps there'll be a Star Control 2 Medley vol. 2 one day.

Finally, regarding the live video shot by AssemblyTV: The MPEG-1 released to the general public was not of the best quality to say the least, particularly the sound keeps snapping and jumping in a really annoying manner. We are expecting to receive a better copy and will probably release some mp3s on our website (as soon as we actually have one). We'll also try to cut a decent demo in the near future, we started the project a tad belatedly and haven't had time to do much except rehearse like hell. Trust us, we'll let you know. Thanks to you all for your kind words, they truly make us feel rewarded for our hard work!