Title: Umgah - Genetic Modification
Remix Pack: 3 - The Ur-Quan Hierarchy
Track #: 4
Length: 3:52
Remixed by: Jouni Airaksinen
Original written by: Dan Nicholson
Remix of: UMGAH.MOD
Comments: This is truly experiment as a song. I made some reverse composing which was then reversed as post processing. Lots of reversing, weird sounds, joyful and so organically unpredicatable. Something what picture of Umgah inspired me to do.

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May 3rd, 2010 - 00:23:21

Perfect match for the race indeed! !!!


Sod Tod
February 26th, 2009 - 09:47:32

This is greatness. The Umgah are weird and silly, for sure, but they are also geniuses when it comes to mixing and matching bits of organisms.

I wouldn't expect anything less than this complex, well-layered, and even WEIRDER revision of the original music. This is totally fun!

captain newgen
January 1st, 2008 - 00:17:08

I must say Im totally dissapointed by these remixes, all of what I heard. Much better job is possible. Sorry guys.

May 5th, 2007 - 04:38:42

This is a great track! The reversed part of the melody works well and is in line with the Drone's ability to zip backwards! (which I guess you intended). I don't agree that the ending is too much, I think it works well. Well done!

Some dude
February 19th, 2007 - 20:52:39

Hello. Human. Earthling. We. Are. Losing. Control. Of. Our. Song. Har. Har. Har. xD

September 21st, 2006 - 13:55:12

Sounds great, reminescent of Aphex Twin I thought...

March 28th, 2006 - 20:53:03

Stephen play the (censored) game. You think remixes are "change it so that it sounds like the original but better".

The Umgah track really sounds AWESOME, better than the old one while retaining the feeling the old one had. Personally I love it and it makes me laugh at the end you can just picture Umgah going "Oh no! Har Har Har! Were losing control of the song! Har Har Har!" :P

August 21st, 2005 - 12:28:11

I would like to see this made loopable and loose some of those reverses at the end. Other than that it is a good track. Good job!

April 6th, 2005 - 00:38:02

This is probably my favorite piece, with the possible exception of the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za theme. I listen while coding Java in the university's computer labs, and there is often a lot of distracting noise (cooling fans, tutors, people who talk quite loudly). Unpredictable pieces like this absorb the random noise very well. I listened to this on loop for 5 hours once, when a program deadline was looming.

August 17th, 2004 - 03:49:05

Outside the game, this isn't my cup of tea, but then not all game music works outside of a game. In the game... well it fits them REALY well. It is a very complex and rather silly song (well, sounds complex so that you have to consentrate to follow the tune). I suppose this fits them even better with how hard they tend to be to understand.

July 28th, 2004 - 10:27:54

Not bad. Used all the available material in the original .MOD very well. For a song that takes me on a crazy drug trip, this one does it very well -- the use of the repeated chiming bell to pull the listener back into the stuttering melody was really effective and heightened the sense of dizziness and weirdness while holding the song together. An addictive listen.

July 2nd, 2004 - 17:43:56

It really only hits the counter melody from the original briefly (the first time at 1:48), and kinda goes crazy around 3:28, which breaks the whole flow of the melody up. The former's understandable, although I like the counter melody, the other additions to the melody more than make up for it. But the stutters are too jarring.

July 2nd, 2004 - 17:14:47

Whoa, Umgah acid trip. It does fit their appearance perfectly, but for me the ending (last minute or so) went WAY too overboard -- just too heavy on the reverse composition and sample-skipping, with a total loss of rhythm. I know that's probably what you intended, but the overall effect on me was *too* jarring. I don't believe I'd be able to focus on the dialogue in the game.

July 2nd, 2004 - 14:32:20

This peice is like a drug inspired dream its so wierd. Of course like many other drug inspired dreams I love it. Its very very wierd, and yet awsome. The reverse samples climax at wierd times throwing off the time. (<thats actually a compliment, dont worry)


July 2nd, 2004 - 12:39:04

Funny! :)

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