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Title: Orz - *Squeezing* the *Juice*
Remix Pack: 4 - The New Alliance of Free Stars
Track #: 10
Length: 4:07
Remixed by: Riku Nuottajärvi and Tore Aune Fjellstad
Original written by: Eric Berge
Remix of: ORZ.MOD
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Harvey
October 11th, 2015 - 00:02:39

Great up-beat rendition of an old favorite.

but- it needs the "goi" added. You know:

"goi gi goo gu gi gu goo"...

as well as the misplaced "FREE!"

And we cannot forget the lyrics, man That's the most important and informative part!

"I'm.. Orz! I'm.. Orz! I'm.. Orz!..."

:D

BzzrakKtazzz
May 17th, 2014 - 13:06:43

Awesome, but not 'wacky' enough

Talguy 21
December 16th, 2011 - 05:28:22

This tune is great! Though the Orz do deserve a tad bit of a wierder tune, I couldn't listen to the Original for an extended period like this one.

Contrarium
October 13th, 2010 - 23:51:02

This is the song that got me to play Ur-Quan Masters. A friend of mine sent it and a few of the other remixes to me and after hearing this one, I simply had to play the game it was written for. I listen to this all the time, and my daughter loves dancing to it.

kr
August 3rd, 2010 - 12:24:22

I put this remix as the ringtone for my phone. It makes me *happy* every time someone calls me :)

Drew Pan
December 16th, 2009 - 12:21:16

Some guy below said it wasn't aquatic enough, and I kinda agree with him. They're like fish-things. Bizarre fish things at that. And there's another thing... the bizarreness is a bit lacking. It's not crazy sounding enough. Kinda chilled.

Nice mix though... I'd listen to it... but it would clash with the in-game Orz.

Stephen Le Page
November 10th, 2008 - 19:33:31

It seems to me that the original Orz3.mod file got corrupted somehow, so that the pointers to the sample start location is misaligned with the samples, resulting in each note sounding the end of one sample followed immediately by the start of the next sample! This is really weird.

So after decades of wondering what it was supposed to sound like, I've just remastered the samples by reading Orz3.mod as raw data into Audacity, selecting each sample and saving each as a PCM 8 bit WAV file at 8363 Hz. Then I used Milky Tracker to replace the samples with the remastered ones. The music is true to the original composed by E Berge.

You can listen to it by downloading it from here:
members.iinet.net.au/~le_page/Stephen/Orz3b%20-%20Stephen%20Le%20Page%20sample%20resync.mod


SigmaZero13
October 15th, 2008 - 22:29:03

I have to agree with many of the other posters. The remix isn't bad, but it's missing something: it just isn't... bizarre enough.

The song now is a bit too "smooth" and gentle to really fit the Orz. I liked the old Orz song because it was just strange, it was silly yet not-quite-in-synch somehow.

Just not smooth :) And that's what made it a *fun* song.

Misroi
July 1st, 2007 - 20:49:48

Do not mention the Scooby again. The Scooby are gone. There is only Orz.

Shogun01
May 27th, 2007 - 23:57:13

i agree with most posters here. the remix itself sounds very good, but it needs a little alien touch tu resemble the weird orz.
i like the idea mentioned in another comment, to start the song like it is now, and let it grow weird. since this was exactly my feeling when i first encountered the orz. first thought: oh funny fishlike party aliens... but after talking a little bit to them, they grew kind of spooky. i think the remix should try to catch this. a happy song at first, that gets alien, weird and spooky a little bit later. it doesn´t have to be very spooky, but it has to be very different, like the original was.

and YES it needs the original scooby burping sound somewhere!
maybe the remix only needs some minor changes to achive the right feeling. drop in the scoobysnacks we all love so much later in the song, and check out how it works out.
kind regards
shogun01

Valaggar
April 13th, 2007 - 18:07:55

Yeah, the original song was way better. The remix is nice, but not Orz.
No wonder that Toys for Bob uses ORZ.MOD as its logo tune.

Vanguard
November 13th, 2006 - 23:40:05

While I like this tune, I have to agree it doesn't quite fit the Orz. One of the things about the original was that it sounds like it changes tempo randomly, and just in general isn't quite right in the head. It sounds like people burping "I" mixed with the Scooby sample.

That said, I love this tune and know I'll listen to it a fair bit.

Frohergeist
September 20th, 2006 - 23:42:44

This basis of this remix is obviously after the Orz makes *fingers* / *relatives* out of all the *campers*, and everything is one big *happy heavy-space party*.

Frigo
August 2nd, 2006 - 00:30:11

Hey, I've been thinking: if the Orz are *fingers*, what if there are *toes* too, and they caused the Androsynth's disappearence? And perhaps the Orz *frumple* if we mention the Androsynth because they want us not to *smell* the *smelly* *toes*?
;)


Moonwalker
July 31st, 2006 - 02:04:54

I can't believe the comments posted above. Granted, this song is a little bizzare, but then so were the Orz! I love this remix, and I believe it fits the Orz theme perfectly. When you first encounter the Orz, they are so bizzare and alien to even your ship that your translator cannot figure out what they are saying. The Orz initally want to portray themselves as happy *sisters* and try to hide their truer and darker nature. All in all, this song represents exactly that and touches on the old version of the song as well. Excellent Job!

Vulpes
March 19th, 2006 - 02:07:00

This is great... BUT WHERE IS SCOOBY?

Chez'puf
March 14th, 2006 - 16:12:43

It's servicably chirpy, which the Orz are, but that's all it is, chirpy. The original theme was simply bizarre, but it's hard to imagine the Orz without the "urh?" sounds peppered throughout the soundtrack.

Might I suggest transforming the theme as it goes along? Start off airy and light, then descend into Scooby bizzarro soundtrack as it plays out?

Tokolosh
February 27th, 2006 - 19:00:02

Hmmm... I remember back in the days when I was tinkering around with .MOD files, I replaced the Orz flute with an electric guitar sample just to see what it would do to the track, and was amazed at how sinister it made the little flute riff sound...

Now, I like this track a lot, and I think that all the musical elements are completely sound. The flavour of the track is close, both this and the original had the Orz lulling us into a false sense of security with their seeming harmlessness...

I'm just not sure that this track is... Well... Different enough. Everything about the Orz ingame is an approximation. An asterisk pair, if you will, that tries to fit the Orz *reality* into terms that *Heavy Space* *campers* can understand. Instrumentally, this song reminds me of many of the other remixes, especially the new Melnorme track, and I'm just not sure if that's the *level* the Orz need to exist on.

Ah, well... *Enjoy the Sauce!*

GSL
February 23rd, 2006 - 22:49:20

Adding my voice to the mob. I actually really like the song a lot, but it feels far too benevolent and normal for the Orz. When I think Orz... I think a slightly cacophonous chorus of alien-ish voices singing in something like Simlish. Something like that.

Richard
February 15th, 2006 - 01:57:32

A very nicely composed song, for sure. Nice to listen to. Unfrotunately, I don't think it fits well with the in-game Orz theme. When I first played SC2, the Orz were my enemies since I said the wrong thing to them. The current theme sounds too "on-our-side-good-guys" for that sort of fit.

Aside from that, it's a great remix to listen to on its own, there's no question about that!

Andrew
February 10th, 2006 - 17:29:41

It sounds too "spacey" and not sufficiently aquatic... at least that's the best way I can think of to put it.

Heatho
February 10th, 2006 - 06:00:10

I agree with the other comments, a pretty good song in its own right but completely unsuitable for the Orz. Way to happy and optimistic for their out of place and nefarious nature.

ChampionHyena
February 7th, 2006 - 16:23:38

I'm gonna have to side with the majority consensus on this one. This is a great song, no doubt, but is not a great Orz fit. To be fair, the original wasn't that great either, but at least it was weird. I think that if you approached this in sort of the same way you approached the Umgah remix, it would have been more faithful. Though I have my own theories on what happened to the Androsynth, I think Elerium's right: this is way too happy for the Orz. I mean, as near as we can tell, the Orz themselves seem to be pretty happy creatures, but there's something eerie about them that their theme song would need to capture.

Elerium
February 1st, 2006 - 20:34:20

A very catchy tune, and a good one I might add, but it's not the Orz. The Orz is a being which is totally alien, and completely wiped out/replaced the Androsynth. This makes them sound like "Happy happy joy joy! We've found the Orz!" When the confrontation is one of slight fear, unnerve, wariness, etc. Also the Orz from this sound too.. nice. They've killed the Androsynth and in my opinion, I think the Orz replace people if they know too much (which is Orz' overall agenda). This can't really be nice can it? :P

dr_mandarin
January 31st, 2006 - 17:55:45

A very catchy tune, and taken on its own definitely one of my favourites in the new batch. However, I agree with other comments that it deviates somewhat from the original feel of oddity that one got from the Orz music. I definitely miss the "Aaah" and "Oy" deep voices.

Obsidian Razor
January 29th, 2006 - 17:21:00

I'm with the bellow poster... the tune is good and catchy... but... it's not really orz like, it's not enough weird...

Dave Littler
January 28th, 2006 - 00:27:41

Ah, I don't know about this one. This may be the first of the remixes I'm genuinely unhappy with. It's not that it's badly done; it's quite pleasant and fun. It's just... the Orz were so unutterably ALIEN. I loved the fact that their theme music was just barely music at all, and that there was a harsh, uncompromising wierdness to it. This is too... nice. It doesn't sound confusing, baffling, and bizarre enough.

You dig?

Hanzo
January 27th, 2006 - 23:04:32

Awesome! A dancy remix that still bears a strong resemblance to the original. I missed the Scooby-Doo sample going away, but this remix definitely still does the original justice.