Epic Japanese galge trance… morphed into a romantic nod of mid-90s Bay Area Fil-Am freestyle electro – with a touch of duty cycle vocal magic.
The original version being a trance song sung by no other than Momo-i, I decided to turn it toward a different direction and change the genre into one of my guilty pleasures: Latin freestyle dance. Yes, a majority of the remix is a nod to one of my favorite dance producers during my teen years: Glenn Gutierrez.
I felt like I was doing a desecration at the time, but Blasterhead personally insisted that I remake Momo-i’s voice into the synthetic duty-cycling & pitch-bending NES PSG vocalization that I’m arguably most well known for.
Momo-i reportedly liked it. (in fact, I got to do another certain related project with her a few years later… :) )
I figured I should return to this in the eve of the release’s 5th anniversary in memory of Blasterhead (who was the first composer from Japan whom I ever personally collaborated with – and was one of a handful of people responsible for kickstarting my career in Japan)… especially considering the CD is now long out of print and will probably never resurface in any other form again.