Mono Memory is, and always has been, one of my very favorite synthwave artists. This has held true since the beginning days of Echosynthetic and it holds true to this day. There's something about the way he writes, even when he's working on a cover, that just connects with me on a deep level. I've said it before, I'll say it again here, and I'll continue to say it in the future...Mono Memory is one of the best artists making music of any kind. We're just lucky that his chosen medium is synthwave!
Now that I'm done gushing, let's get to the music. The topic of discussion today is the latest full length release by Mono Memory, RE:MIXED [The Save Rooms]. As you've probably gleaned from the name and the artwork, this record is all about Resident Evil, specifically the amazing save room music of the series. If you've been keeping up with Mono Memory these days, you'd already know that he's been pumping out absolutely stunning reworks of Resident Evil themed tracks. The last time I posted something about his RE work on Twitter it got views into the 10's of thousands. In other words, he's really good at what he does, and RE:MIXED is a perfect example of that.
Anyone who has played a Resident Evil game knows the overwhelming relief that the save room music gives you. It's like a warm and safe oasis in a sea of unrelenting tension and stress. Mono Memory takes us on a trip down Resident Evil memory lane with his own take on these scores. With such strong memories tied to them, the save room remixes had to be handled delicately or you risk alienating a pretty rabid fan base. With a deft and skilled hand, RE:MIXED has been sculpted as if by a master of the craft, with each track feeling both familiar and excitingly new.
RE:MIXED is a must own for any Resident Evil fan, but it can honestly be enjoyed by anyone who likes good music or soundtrack scores. The bones were already strong here, and Mono Memory has handled them with respect and creativity that only a fan could give. Out now on TimeSlave Recordings...find it now at Bandcamp!