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Title: Arilou - Welcome to Falayalaralfali
Remix Pack: 2 - Neutral Aliens, Don't Shoot!
Track #: 2
Length: 3:39
Remixed by: Espen Gätzschmann
Original written by: Dan Nicholson
Remix of: ARILOU.MOD
Comments: Apart from the starting notes in the main melody, I made this song from scratch. I wanted to illustrate what the Arilou want you to do when you visit Falayalaralfali: relax! This song was mixed and mastered in a professional sound studio.
[Mixed and mastered at Midtown Music by Pål Jørgen Gätzschmann and Conor Patrick Johannessen.]

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Ra226
October 4th, 2014 - 06:18:20

I can't believe no one else is pointing out the X-Files riff in this one--which of course is perfect for the Arilou! But yes, this is a completely different feel from the original MOD and even from the rest of the remix tracks, except possibly Quasispace. Part of me says this track doesn't really belong with the others, but then the Arilou don't really belong with the other races and indeed, live in their own little fold of Hyperspace apart from everyone else.

A Google User
July 1st, 2014 - 11:16:51

What does the whole album sound like?

Assen
September 16th, 2012 - 23:37:04

Perfect work and great track just and only for mystical Arilou !

Aneninen
May 3rd, 2010 - 00:19:32

Excuse me, it's a nicely-made but boring song which has nothing to do with the Arilou

2/10
(It would deserve a higher score as a song on its own.)

Blooboo
March 7th, 2009 - 13:38:43

Definitely one of the best remixes. This one's perfect for the Arilou - the original piece made them annoying tricsters, and I hated them because of that.

With this one... Well, you really have to hear it yourself when conversing with the Arilou about the things lurking beyond and how they have visited Earth many times in the past... It was this track alone that completely changed the feel of the Arilou, in a much, MUCH better way.

AKJ
November 9th, 2008 - 09:30:28

As suggested by others, the remix is quite a contrast to the original version. Whereas the original had a more upbeat sound to it, this one is alot more mellow and mysterious. Given the 'disco background' during communications with the Arilou, I agree that the original suited them better, especially given their cheerful appearance despite playing a bit of a guardian role to the humans. Still, doesn't stop the fact that the remix itself is a nice piece to listen to. It's quite soothing.

Thaumh
August 19th, 2008 - 05:14:02

On the other hand (paw, talon, tentacle, whatever), it could be said of the original .mod cut, that even the Arilou know how to get down and party now and then.

Nikolai
October 21st, 2007 - 19:25:42

Although not fitting the Arilou personality it`s a GREAT track. I just love it. So sad but at the same time so beautiful...

Mike
October 14th, 2007 - 00:44:31

Oh man, this mix is AMAZING...such a nice song to just listen to and chillax...Amazing groove and feel.

Laucin
December 24th, 2006 - 03:06:37

I hadn't ever played the original. One of my friends, and even my uncle turned me onto UQM... So i heard this music first, and not the original. I have to say that, in my opinion, the remix sort of does tone down their "trickster" side. Seriously.

The way it works now, I met them, and talked to them. Got the vibe that they were human's guardian angels more than anything. They simply use Quasispace as a means to an end. Had I heard the original, instead, the comment Hayes has when the Arilou come to the base about popping out of nowhere would have been more funny, rather than... "Hey, that's cool."

Tanashin
November 23rd, 2006 - 03:26:29

Well, it is good music, but this remix isn't all that faithful. Like so many people have said before, Arilou are happy enlightened fellas, who are always happy no matter what is going on. Good remix, but its just a little too sad.

Joey
November 22nd, 2006 - 03:28:37

Wow. This is a really, really good mix. I agree with the others - too sad, but is really worth putting in with the game. What it does remind me of, though, is some of the music from a game called Summoner on PS2.

Anyone else who's played that might agree...
Love the vox on this track though.

Koh-Ah
July 21st, 2006 - 20:09:20

Gotta say that original is better, this is too sad to fit Arilou, theyre cheerful. "Haha, our clever *ward* had found blah blah...."
Overall: Original's better

tomek
April 30th, 2006 - 08:45:47

well, i probably won't say anything new by saying that i just love this one. but i just love this one :)

Hayes
January 17th, 2006 - 18:12:30

I agree with the rest. This song is more better for the Arilou Homeworld, though is a bit sad.

Jeep-eep
October 8th, 2005 - 19:54:41

Kinda sad.

John
August 1st, 2005 - 07:10:37

This song is excellent, but I agree with the fellow below. Make this the music for the homeworld, as it fits perfectly with their sense of ancient mystery and the beauty of their homeworld. A new theme for space conversations should be created.


Art
June 27th, 2005 - 07:19:05

I really like the song you guys made, but to me it's not a replacement for the original Arilou theme. Much criticized as it's been, it's still one of my favorites from the original soundtrack, and I think it helped create a feeling that the Arilou had a playful, childlike side, along with their nature as a serene elder race.

I agree with others who think that a final version of the soundtrack should have this mix for Falayalirafali but something more upbeat for ship encounters.

GSL
July 2nd, 2004 - 17:34:10

Laid-back little green guys, aren't they? This composition does capture the feeling of their homeworld really well, but what about that hidden layer of suspicious activity the Arilou possess underneath? A few unexpected diminished (or otherwise "spooky") chords might have been interesting to play around with.

Agreed with below, too -- a more upbeat, "jumpier" tune for Arilou ships would be really neat, especially if it were a retread of this melody.

Censored
June 5th, 2004 - 00:07:26

Excellent! This is perfect for the Arilou('s homeworld). Even so, I hope to hear a more jumpy and 'joyful' version for Arilou conversations.