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Title: Melnorme - Turning Purple
Remix Pack: 2 - Neutral Aliens, Don't Shoot!
Track #: 10
Length: 2:49
Remixed by: Riku Nuottajärvi
Original written by: Eric Berge
Remix of: MELNORME.MOD
Comments: I started to jam with 80s instruments to make a bit different sound for Melnorme. The very first version of the song didn't have much from the original song but after fixing it a bit in November 2003, you can find quite many links to the original song.

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kr
August 4th, 2010 - 15:33:23

Smooth, like any transactions with the Melnorme. I like the new one better.

WPGJPS
April 15th, 2010 - 19:33:40

The remix should be bit more DnBish like the original

Drew Pan
December 16th, 2009 - 12:10:03

I agree with the previous poster. I do like the remix, but one of my favorite parts of the original was the high energy levels there, and this one is a bit more subdued. It's nice, but I think it would've been nicer had the tempo been upped a bit.

Nikolai
October 21st, 2007 - 19:28:49

I think the original is much better... This one lacks energy that was overflowing in PC version.

Chmmr
September 20th, 2007 - 14:07:05

I love the music, but the whole money thing doesn't sit right, since the Melnorme traded using information.

Mantari Damacy
April 25th, 2007 - 07:30:42

I'm not sure why, but I get the impression of a Snicker's commercial at the beginning of the song. Perhaps it is some sort of subconscious connection, but I totally dig it.

I personally think the phone rining in the background is a bit over the top.

But in all, the music says commercialism, without screaming it. (Telephone aside. Will someone please pick that damn thing up?)

Simon
March 14th, 2007 - 17:21:24

The Melnorme's theme was definitely my favorite track from Star Control II. I'd sometimes start the game and load a saved game just to listen to the music. While I was initially a bit unhappy with the remix, because it's slightly slower and softer than the original, I've come to really adore it. I think you've done a very good job bringing it to a new level.

About the break before 1:42 - I think someone was asking for a refund, which inevitably leads to the captain's verdict "of course not!"

Thus, everyone's relieved and goes back to selling. ;)

Fly
December 2nd, 2006 - 19:15:41

Absolutely glorious. Everything about this is so very smilingly honestly consumeristly Melnorme - I can't understand why people say this doesn't fit.

Armand
December 18th, 2005 - 16:05:10

I keep listening to this remix, and it is probably my favourite one among the impressive body of work done on the original Star Control 2 tunes.

TheSchem
November 18th, 2005 - 07:00:11

Man this is gold you deserve a metal. The rest of the remixes were as good or not quite as cool but this one MAN. The cashregister sond was genius!

Stephen
August 21st, 2005 - 05:30:44

Melnorme is one of my favorite tunes from Star Control 2. The when I heard the ring of the phone (at 0:14) I checked my phone but it was no one. The ring should go. Perhaps a different sound like a sci-fi hail of an incoming transmission. I think the beats could be somewhat faster to match the original. Overall I like it.

Dragonsbain
March 14th, 2005 - 18:09:42

Realy grew on me this one, I always liked the original, this new version has "12.000.000 credits" written al over it. :)

Death_999
November 30th, 2004 - 21:27:49

Recent discovery: when listening with headphones, the stereo effects are disconcerting and sometimes dizzying -- especially in the opening seconds where the beat is focused in the left track, and later on when things bounce back and forth rapidly.

Art
September 5th, 2004 - 21:08:51

Oh, the breakdown? That made perfect sense to me. We've been panning through aisle after aisle of happy, busy, productive Melnorme, and suddenly the camera stops and goes into soft focus on one individual Melnorme face for a "human moment". The Melnorme grins, looks right at the camera and shyly tells us the great secret of the Melnorme's happiness and success.

"Money-money-money!"

This is how I heard it, anyway.

Death_999
August 24th, 2004 - 21:48:09

what Art said. I also find the pause at 1:40 somewhat inexplicable. Any pointers on what to think of that one?

Art
July 28th, 2004 - 10:21:36

Brings back vivid memories of every '80s inspirational get-off-your-ass-and-make-money-fast video I ever watched (and I've watched a few too many). Just oozing with smiling, benevolent consumerism all over. Best example I've seen so far of taking an only sort-of-appropriate theme song and making it completely appropriate in the remix.

Strange Daze
July 8th, 2004 - 06:47:52

I like this song, if only because it's sounds so unrelentlessly cheery and causes me to smile uncontrollably. Kudos. ^_^

GSL
July 2nd, 2004 - 18:00:30

I always thought of the Melnorme as big cuddly potatohead merchant aliens, and this song reinforces that image. I'm not sure how much I like the "cellphone" sample (the first few times I kept looking around to see who it was), but I LOVE the cash register sample. Great piece of work!

Chez'puf
July 2nd, 2004 - 17:58:09

The original had somewhat jarring industrial noises in it (the screaming pneumatic drill), this one has jarring cash register sounds, which at least fit the theme of the merchantile Melnorme better. I don't like the "Good morning" sample at 1:40, nor the lull in the song that surrounds it - the song grinds to a crawl just for one sample?

Either stick to pure instrumental, or go for broke and put in as many "Call now!" "Operators are standing by!" "Supplies are limited!" samples as you can. IMHO, anyway.

Censored
June 4th, 2004 - 23:29:18

Hmm.. sorry, I too never liked the Melnorme music too much! I always thought they were cheating me somehow.. ;)
I have to agree with the first poster on this one though - I'm not sure how, but it might've come out better, somehow.

Trevor Bradley
April 1st, 2004 - 05:15:27

I have to disagree with an earlier poster. This IMO is the best song of both sets so far!

Dan
February 18th, 2004 - 04:34:01

Really liked it - especially the cash register sample.

Auxois
February 13th, 2004 - 14:29:10

I have to say that I think this song does the best job (of the remixes so far) of staying true to the original while taking the theme in new directions, but while it succeeds in the goal of a remix, I just don't think it's quite up to the level of some of the other remixes. It's a decent song, but it could have used more variety. In 2:49, besides a little "breakdown" of sorts at 1:45, it doesn't really do much. Considering the source material, however, it's an excellent job. ^.^ (I always hated the Melnorme theme >.>)