Reserve Tank - VARIAtions
Reserve Tank: VARIAtions

Artists

DarkeSword
The Wingless
Another Soundscape
DrumUltima
Tensei-san
k-wix
Big Giant Circles
Radical Dreamer
AMT
Nario
Bren
Bundeslang
Strike911
Sengin
Vivi22
Foxhull
Mano
Electric Concerto
Chicken Warlord
Nutritious
Jewbei
José the Bronx Rican
CN
PrototypeRaptor
Audix
The Coop
pixietricks
zircon
zyko

bLiNd

Album art by dish & friendlyHunter & SoulinEther
Website by StarZander

Track 1

Heat Vision

by

DarkeSword

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When I heard about Jordan's illness, I thought it'd be nice to do something for him that only a community like ours could do. You always hear about how keeping a person's spirits up helps with their recovery, so I decided that maybe Jordan would like to hear a load of remixes from his favorite game, Super Metroid...

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Track 2

Edenal

by

The Wingless

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 3

Energy Recharge

by

AnotherSoundscape

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My first contact with bLiNd was through his fantastic trance remixes and that's exactly how I'm now trying to repay the favor. This one's for you Jordan, and the many masterpieces we have left to hear.

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Track 4

Lonely Petals

by

DrumUltimA

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When I found out bLiNd was ill, I knew I had to do something--bLiNd was one of the first remixers I listened to from OCR (his Jenova mix became a staple on my mp3 player), so I decided to put together a small piano tribute. I went through the Super Metroid OST and found a track I thought I could...

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Track 5

bLiNd Metallic Hope

by

Tensei-san

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 6

Unknown Origin

by

k-wix

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I will confess to this track being started before I found out of blind's illness, I will also confess to never talking to blind on a personal level nor have I ever really known him - I know him in the way most of you know him, through his music. I used to listen to all his older stuff...

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Track 7

In Your Prime

by

Big Giant Circles

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"In Your Prime" was actually something I started sometime in 2006. I decided that I wanted to do a Brinstar Red remix, despite the fact that it's probably the most reached-for tune from the OST. I wanted to make it a bit more progressive, starting out with more of a chill groove...

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Track 8

Photosymbiosis

by

Radical Dreamer

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This remix was a first for me, and I hope it will be enjoyed. I was trying to give more life to a theme that was barely there at best, and I would like to think I succeeded in some way. bLiNd, this song was entirely done for you, because I have known my fair share of hospital stays...

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Track 9

Speed Run

by

AMT

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 10

bLiNd's Snowy Brinstar

by

Nario

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The mix essentially took what I had produced over the past ten months and applied it all at once. Combining my influences from ambience, hip hop, classical, industrial, electronica, piano, and rock, this song turned out to be quite unique for me. I even managed to make room for a piano...

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Track 11

The Planet's Call

by

Bren

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I decided on Brinstar 1, because the theme is so moving and atmospheric. The mix is very close to the original, as intended, and I tried to make it as ambient as possible. Not so much else to say, other than hope you enjoy it!

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Track 12

Redemption

by

Bren

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This is something I came up with at the very last minute before I had to leave for the weekend of the deadline (forgive me if it's a little unpolished). This turned out to be more of an improvised mix than anything else. The description I had in mind was being lost initially and...

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Track 13

Health Item

by

Bundeslang

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It's a trancey take of Norfair's theme. I didn't spend too much time on it, I hadn't much, but I wanted to participate on the album. Hopefully you will enjoy it....

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Track 14

Eat this, bLiNd

by

Strike911

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 15

Groovin' to a Star

by

Sengin

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When I heard DarkeSword was rallying up people to do a Get Well Soon album for bLiNd, I immediately jumped on the chance. I hadn't completed a mix yet as I have not had a gratuitous amount of free time. So I wondered if I'd be able to finish within the week that was needed. Furthermore...

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Track 16

I Ain't Afraid of no Pterodactyl

by

Vivi22

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I Ain't Afraid of No Pterodactyl! Ridley is Pterodactyl like right? Close enough I guess. I really wanted to do a piano remix. It's been too long since I did a solo piano song and I wanted to exercise those skills a bit more. After listening to the entire Super Metroid soundtrack again

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Track 17

Jazzed Up 'Troids

by

Foxhull

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A jazz interpretation of the Story Theme. The running groove in the beginning was changed rhythmically, and the melody as well. The vibes hold the melody and some harmony, and the sax holds another set of harmony...

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Track 18

Uplifter

by

Mano

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Though I wasn't familiar with Super Metroid's soundtrack, I downloaded a chiptune from the game and listened to it. I've decided to remix "Brinstar 1" because it would fit well with a dance remix. Also, getting this ready within 6 days was a real challenge for me. I changed...

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Track 19

My Minute

by

Electric Concerto

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Weird name for a mix that sounds like mine does, but hey, it means that this is bLiNd's minute. I ReMixed the main theme of Super Metroid because there was a few things I could do to it. I had to change up the bassline slightly to conform to my plans, but the basic gist is still there...

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Track 20

Sleeping Thought

by

Chicken Warlord

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 21

The Galaxy Awaits

by

Nutritious

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The Galaxy Awaits is easily the quickest I have ever completed a full remix - started on a Wednesday afternoon and finished that Friday afternoon. It is an orchestral arrangement of Item Room, Item, Samus, and Norfair II from Super Metroid, as well as Brinstar (or the Main Theme) from...

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Track 22

From Brinstar, to bLiNd

by

Jewbei

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 23

Just How Deep

by

José the Bronx Rican

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"Just How Deep" renders the "Crateria ~ The Space Pirates Appear" BGM into something I suppose folks would call "chillout." The general soundscape is inspired by the early works of the group Sweetback, which consist of the members of Sade minus their lead singer. This tune is an almost minimalist...

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Track 24

Power-Up

by

CN

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My goal was to more or less mimic bLiNd's trance style as much as I could. Fortunately I knew my samples and skills would end up making it sound more original anyway, and hopefully you can still notice the similarity. It might remind you of his "Fading Entity" rave mix the most, but with some brief...

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Track 25

One More Time, Just Once!

by

PrototypeRaptor

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Artist did not provide a write-up.

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Track 26

Samus in the Inferno

by

Audix

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I was very sorry to hear about Blind's illness, even though I've never spoken with him directly. His trance work has often served as a great comparison tool for my own trance tracks in the past. Really my only experience with Metroid has been playing through Metroid Prime, so I decided to...

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Track 27

Brinstar's Good Enough

by

The Coop

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This remix is a combination of Cyndi Lauper's "The Goonies R Good Enough", and the Brinstar 1 theme from Super Metroid. While the end result reflects the former more than the latter, the SNES classic is still evident. Some parts are nearly straight from the game as they originally were, while...

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Track 28

Kindred

by

pixietricks, zircon

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For our contribution to the project, we wanted to pick a source that could be interpreted with a dark, atmospheric vibe and have room for vocal parts. Maridia 1 fit the bill - it's creepy, minimal, and atmospheric already. We developed the arrangement together, doing the entire mix from planning...

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Track 29

The Man Who Could Suddenly See

by

zyko

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I'm certainly a fan of quick work and while not as proficient at it as some of my friends, I can get a decent track out in less than a day. That's pretty much how it came together for "The Man Who Could Suddenly See" - after all, Jordan and I go back a ways and as soon as I found out what he was going through...

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Bonus Track

Jade Catacombs

by

bLiNd

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The response that came from this community as a result of my illness was overwealming and very heart warming. The fact that I have so many fans and friends that support me in this community is truly remarkable, I had no idea. Most colitis victims ive read about took much longer to recover...

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