I have noticed, a few days back you made a remix for marauder NRML. You may recall I mentioned that I have been for a long time imagining how this track would sound as a remix. Marauder NRML to me is a track which communicates purity, heart, and dedication; particularly of the Terrans who are facing a menace of unknown scale. I imagined high strung violins seamlessly edging in and out over the base, and for some sort of buildup to occur, possibly involving light percussion. I interpreted this buildup perhaps as military strength or level of investment into the conflict.
At the first listen through, I was confused by the direction of the remix. The main base of the remix uses a low base horn which sounds like something out of a swamp pit. An added quality which I initially thought dragged the track down. I listened to this track many times to wash out of my mind the bias I had for how I thought the track should sound. I have since grown an appreciation for the new direction.
Here's my take on it: the terrans are hurting, and there's hardly any reason to feel anything but hopelessness, yet they fight on to survive. In this particular mission(M7), the player is expected to deliver shield technology which will be developed by scientists and give terran/vasudan fighters more or less even footing against shivan fighters; a single ray of hope in this desperate struggle. So the track begins as a people wading through carnage in search of hope, and as the track builds, the hope slowly overcomes the carnage. Perhaps survival of the human race is possible after all?
I might be reading too hard into the track, but I really appreciate you making this remix and settling my questions about how the original artist would have altered the original. It adds to one of my favorite tracks of all time, one which stirs me in unique ways. I very much appreciate what you are doing for HLP and readily listen to every track as they come out.
Looks like the Marauder normals are up. Marauder is actually my favorite track in FS1.
I could not agree more.
EDIT: Used wrong quote by Snail