evktalo

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About evktalo

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  • Birthday 04/24/1982

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    Oulu, Finland

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Renoise
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
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    Synthesis & Sound Design

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    Eino Keskitalo
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    Student (Infromation processing science)
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  1. OverClocked PlayList: Game Boy Music

    Trip World, nice. Here's my pick for the racing playlist: Mmm, the days of having just got the shiny new original DS. This used to catch my ear.
  2. 72 - Emily McMillan and Joe Chen

    Good episode! I get a lot out of Behind the Lines, and Laura is always fun to hear outside of the segment as well. Also apparently Stardew Valley has some good musics.
  3. I like this, super-effective, punchy and funky. I only listened after reading the write-up, but the piano does sound exactly on point with the style. Being less mechanical might even make it less effective. I did play Chip's Challenge back in the day, but didn't actually have a soundcard then, so the music is still unfamiliar to me!
  4. This is a cool, light-footed take on the fantastic original, and it fits very well, yet is surprising. I like the combination of chip-style instruments, particularly the drums with the rest of the instrumentation, it's very effective and fun. Some dissonance that didn't work at 2:05, the final guitar note feels very unresolved and sorely sticks out. The pacing is a little steady for the length perhaps, but I enjoy the duration, and I liked the ending to wrap things up.
  5. This is powerful and effective, there's nothing here that doesn't need to be here. I could spot a few places where I could tell it was sequenced guitar (after reading about the fact in the write-up), but only a few, and to me it all sounds good anyway. The solo around 1:30 is super sweet.
  6. Just to break Brad's posting streak, I'll mention I've updated my track based on judges' (+ Jorito's) feedback and I'd like to say it is much improved.
  7. A Tribute to the SNES by the OC Jazz Collective

    I've missed this announcement - and I welcome the information!
  8. Great jazz, cool rapping. I like how the chord change / dissonance thing at 1:03 etc has a huge, huge pull begging towards resolving. I think the harmony is a bit different from the source? In a way that emphasizes the pull even more. I don't think there's really a conflict between rapping and jazz here, but it's more of a case of having a long stretch of instrumental sections and then just a couple of verses at the end (not the only OCR with vocals that does this). The spoken word bit at the beginning helps a bit by foreshadowing it, but I still feel the balance is off structurally. Regardless, a mighty fine arrangement of the source, it's genuinely funny (I find the mild crassness amusing for the source material too) and arrangement fits the music and the game very well.
  9. FWIW Fire Pro Wrestling World seems to now have the functionality and the mod tools to do this, judging from a distance: https://retronauts.com/article/504/fire-pros-journey-through-early-access-continues-with-new-update A mod with the characters as wrestlers + the tunes as the intro music for them, you guys should have that as part of the release.
  10. OCR03593 - Banjo-Kazooie "Big Room Gobi"

    I thought the piece worked very well, and the source (and its treatment here) is a particularly good fit for the genre. Good job!
  11. Well I thought this was great! Nice sounding tight rock arrangement, and a very fun and bright tune! I'm enjoying the mood of the track right now so much. Thanks!
  12. Princess Remedy in a World of Hurt

    Love the game. Some of the tracks are very nice on the OST, I'm not always a fan of mr. Hakulinen's harmonic writing but there's a lot of cool ideas and moods. I've been thinking of doing something with 'Progress', it has a cool shift in the rhythm. Here's a link to the OST:
  13. VROOM - The Best of SEGA Racing ((We're still doing this))

    Still looking forward to this album. (insert joke about the album being slow to arrive, you know, racing games and all)
  14. I truly appreciate the freshness of the arrangement approach to the source tune. It's fun to hear it interpreted in a pretty new way. HL's arrangements always so well considered, each line sounds like it has given a lot of consideration individually, but also how they work together. I need to make some notes.. Finally I'm reminded, by the tones of the chip leads and also the richness of the part-writing, two great retro-style soundtracks: VVVVVV and Shovel Knight, which I also appreciate!
  15. Gorgeous work, an obviously loving tribute. It goes by like a moment.. I too am listening to it many times in a row.