Hey @The Sexual Intellectual - Just dropping in to say that I really enjoyed listening to this. Or, rather, this, the Devil's Son-In-Law. The lyrics were very entertaining to me - especially the last verse and chorus - but what struck me was the delivery. I thought the timing was fantastic and I love all the expression I hear throughout the track, great storytelling!
BTW, you seem to have an 'internal server error' in your last post...
Hello, everyone! First time for me to post here I thought it's worth giving a go. I've always been interested in covering music from Video Games and my latest one was Priscilla's Song from The Witcher 3. I hope you guys check it out and give me some feedback!
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Thanks a lot!
Silver Surfer! Tim & Geoff Follin! Instant street cred goes to anyone giving this soundtrack remixin' love.
While I agree that the track sounds similar when it repeats at 1:30, there ARE some significant differences between the sections that should get the credit that it's due: the choir is handled differently, there are portions that are repeated with variation to prolong the more active arps, etc.. To be honest, I'm not against how this one was arranged, from that aspect. It's conservative, and it recycles ideas, but it isn't what I would call a direct repetition.
The criticism against the static nature of the arrangement certainly holds, though. The NES source has a whole lot more variety in the lead, so perhaps take a look at it as a guide - Follin was a master in that aspect, so this source is a perfect guide to that sort of thing. Parts like 2:48 - 3:31 would be far more effective if the lead wasn't the same for each repetition; it ends up sounding repetitive rather than being variations on the theme (which I thought was a pretty cool way to change up the arrangement).
Give the source a listen and check out how Follin handles the repetitions for a great example of how to get life out of repetition: at 0:50 - 0:56 and 1:15 - 1:21 of the youtube source link every repeat has a pretty significant change to the timbre that keeps the parts interesting. Take note of that and see what you can do with the repetitions that can keep the listener engaged and interested. I like your arrangement, and I like where you're going with it - some TLC on the lead variety and execution of your ideas would make it an easy YES from me, next time around. Good luck!
I saw a tribute video for DBZ once with In The End by Linkin Park as a theme for the Majin Vegeta vs Goku fight. I thought this was a very appropriate theme, given the nature of the relationship between Goku and Vegeta throughout the series.
EDIT: Tried to find the link, but the video has been taken down.