Thursday, 10 March 2016

Simon Says

Clumsily I let today sneak up on me and had no concrete post planned, luckily the Van Foxbat clan are masters of cunning last minute plans so I have salvaged it. Deets after art.

Simon Hantai - Blanc

It's been a while since I've posted anything from Simon Viklund, and it just so happens that I have picked out 3 tunes of his that I wanted to cover. They're all reworks of tunes he did way back in 2012 or so, starting off with the very aptly named Breach.

Simon Viklund - Breach 2015 [click to download] |HTML5|

Next comes the Gun Metal Grey rework. Honestly, not so hot on this one in parts. I adore the original and the dubstep parts feel really tacked on (see about 1:35), and for some reason Simon decided it needed a 2+ minute fadeout? Still, I think it's pretty nice overall, it's nice to see parts of the original peek through every now and then.

Simon Viklund - Gun Metal Grey 2015 [click to download] |HTML5|

Thankfully the Crime Wave rework is free of those complaints, albeit at the cost of being a lot similar to the original. Not that I blame him at all mind, that main riff is killer and it'd be a shame to replace it with generic wobbles. It's punchy, builds well and doesn't overstay it's welcome, in short everything I like when it comes to Mr. Viklunds work.

Simon Viklund - Crime Wave 2015 [click to download] |HTML5|

-Claude Van Foxbat