What just happened here? MAJOR PROPS to the remixer AND the site for going out on a limb and even trying/allowing such an amazingly interpretive peace, and this WORKS, and works beautifully. What a gorgeous interpretation, AND DOUBLE DITTO EVERYTHING ABOUT 2:10+, ARE YOU JOKING. I particularly love the overarching piano notes sprinkled through 2:30-2:55, as they seem to hold all the wild foot-tapping, violin, and rest of the wonderful madness together. I really can barely believe this was even tried, and now I can't believe it ever didn't exist this way. So, so, so impressed.
Man, the write-up nails this one - this is FUN metal, and everything here is so enjoyable. A wonderful take on the source, and the originality really shines through in the middle section (I particularly loved the handling of 2:05-2:28) and the transition into the final part is just 100% wonderful. Man, is just great, and I was having ALL the enjoyable feels at 2:58+. Well done here - this remix totally rocks!
@Wiesty, I still have your old wips. Would have been cool to see what you would have made of those. Granted, they're old old, but still.
Everyone else, I have a shortage of track notes and bios. I've yet to look through ocr PMs, so I'm hoping the majority of them are there. But if you haven't sent me anything, or want to update what you sent, please do.
I mean, we can release without your bios and track notes (and we want to release it, honest), and as demonstrated, I can make stuff up for you, too.
I've yet to give the album a proper listen, but I had a quick skip around and grabbed a few tracks for my chill playlist. From that impression, it seems a lot of the tracks have nice percussion stuff. Cool, and it adds some cohesion to the album.
The swing is a good idea I also agree about the lack of humanisation, and I will try to implement it next time. (I only started to learn about techniques for it recently, and haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet!)