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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:01 AM

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:17 AM

Another Soundscape is clearly one of the finest artists on this site. The production on this is flawless.
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 01:49 AM

You know, I've been thinking... I don't recognize the music from the actual game at all... it's true I only managed to play all the way through once, but you'd think something like this would stick out to me more than just as the other remix on this site of the same song (Drift) ... Is it only on the Sega CD version or something? I played the Genesis version...
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 03:26 AM

I really digged being a bit disoriented during the onset, and slowly settling in to the pulsating groove. Fun to listen to, and Anso was right in that he beautifully caught the mood here. It has a certain deep ebb and flow reminiscent of the mysterious depths, with a that high end sparkle inviting us back towards the surface like rays of light amongst the waves.

Feelin' it, Anso.

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:50 PM

You know, I've been thinking... I don't recognize the music from the actual game at all... it's true I only managed to play all the way through once, but you'd think something like this would stick out to me more than just as the other remix on this site of the same song (Drift) ... Is it only on the Sega CD version or something? I played the Genesis version...

Oh yes. The Sega CD version of both Ecco 1 and 2 had completely different soundtracks from the Genesis ones. They're actually some of the best on the Sega CD (which is saying a lot--there were some games with amazing scores for that console). (On a side note, I actually picked this game up for $3 in a bargain bin.)

I'm glad to see the Sega CD versions get more recognition for this. KF
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:39 PM

Another Soundscape is clearly one of the finest artists on this site. The production on this is flawless.

Thank you :3

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:13 AM

This is my favourite remix from the site so thankyou Another Soundscape.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:57 PM

The scarceness of posts at this point is ridiculous...

Hah, maybe they got numb and speachless like me.

Therefore, all I can say is that I like it very very much.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:51 PM

The weird attack on the bass really throws me off in a distracting way at the beginning, but once the song proper starts, it's a well balanced and atmospheric adventure. :3

It's really laid back and has some great undulating textures. Progression is subtle, but overall the intent to create yet another soundscape has been achieved. Great textures, they really make this work.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:20 AM

LOL intro bass reminds me of that Kanye West song "Faster stronger" or whatever its called

Love those bells and the filtered drums

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:04 AM

After 20 seconds, has great potential throughout entire song. A+ must listen to all. I love it. :nicework:

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 02:49 AM

Holy crap! Listening to this with headphones on...makes my head feel like it's about to explode...in the best way possible, of course.
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 05:01 PM

I told Mattias this before when he gave me a sneak preview of this track, but this is my favorite piece of his. Something about the gentle, playful groove hits all my music pleasure centers. There are shades of Trentemøller, early Depeche Mode, Metroid Prime - all music I love. And the section at 2:44 is heavenly, there are no other words for it. Outstanding song.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

Slow, brooding, watery electro. There's a nice contrast of textures here, slicing leads on gelatinous synths. Very cool. One thing I really love about AnSo's pieces is how pristine they are, despite the heavy usage of synths and beats. It really gives you some great depth perception when the sound is as clean as it is here.
As always, nice mood, nice atmosphere, nice... what's it called.. that new-fangled term that all the youngens are using today... soundscape! That's it, nice soundscape.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:54 PM

I was pretty excited when I read Shpongle in the write-up, but the remix proved to be quite different from what I expected. After I overcame my intial disappointment, I started to appreciate the remix for what it is: a nice and smooth arrangement with a very fat low-end. I was hooked, and I've listened to the song quite a few times since then.

Nice work.
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#16 Just A Listener

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:24 AM

The only thing I have to say about this song is that there is a download button on the top of the page. Click it and download this song NOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautifully done :-P

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:49 AM

AnSo, you weren't kidding when you said this was your best work... It really is. In fact, this song more or less embodies everything I want out of my own personal musical style.

In terms of instrumentation, I love how the bells and pads contrast the more digital sounds of the bass and random other sounds. My favorite remixes tend to be ones that are able to blend the more complex, "real" sounds with the decidedly simpler blips, beeps, and other random digitized elements. The World's Smallest Giant does that and more.

I also particularly liked how, even though the melodies and themes in this mix are rather simplistic, they're woven together in the most complex ways possible. I've been listening to this mix at least once a day since its posting, and I'm still amazed at the little new things I pick up every time I play it.

And, thematically, you've done a fantastic job. This is a complete re-interpretation of the source...and yet, I can throw it into a playlist of songs from the game and it fits magnificently. It is, at once, beautiful and creepy - just like many of the themes Nilsen created for Ecco. On top of that, as Palpable said...2:44 is truly heavenly.

The only thing I could even possibly fathom changing, from a personal standpoint, is the percussion. I really feel that, although it still lended a positive touch to the song, it could have been more fleshed out and emphasized than it was. I also feel the use of "real" percussion (such as some of the samples from zircon's Groove Bias sample set), would have been an improvement, as opposed to the drum machine that was used. Regardless, I really want to emphasize that this criticism is an EXTREMELY minor one - even the percussion was done with extreme care and talent.

Overall, a truly impressive mix...and one I will be recommending to new listeners from now 'til the end of time.

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 07:06 AM

oh god this is fantastic, every second of it

really great job

edit: been on repeat. seriously, this is becoming a favorite really quickly

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:56 AM

The brilliance of this one honestly eluded me on my first few listens. Then, I decided to give it a second listen because of what you said in your submission email, and boy am I glad I did! This is really one of your best sleeper-hits, AnSo, and I can see why I didn't find it engrossing right off the bat. The joy of this mix is in the subtleties, like the percussion, for example.

This really is a work of brilliance, I'm ashamed to say I didn't notice it sooner but me and Halc have both ranted and raved about how great this is via IM.

You're my hero! ^_^


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Posted 14 February 2010 - 09:34 AM

I don't know why but I am NOT getting tired of this mix. I've been able to keep it on loop pretty consistently lately. I've got some great ideas for a potential music video too. :-D

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