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#21 halc

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:00 AM

this track reminds me of more contemporary pop-electronica (see: ATB); definitely a style we don't see very often on OCR, and a track that has really grown on me over the past few weeks. amazing performances and mixing all around. starla's vocals here are just beautiful, and 2:30 onward is an explosion of nostalgia. i love everything about it <3

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:01 AM

This is an incredible remix. I could go on and on about it, but I specifically want to comment on the AMAZING ambient noises that you used in the intro of the song. They remind me of the sounds that play in LOST whenever anyone goes near the cabin... hopefully that reference will resonate with someone :-P

EDIT: Well, there's so much to this song I guess I could expand on my favorite parts a bit. First off, Tepid's guitar is a marked improvement from his work on Permutation - the performance is better and the guitar tone is MUCH more appropriate. The acoustic flair at the end of the song is one of my favorite touches in the whole song :-) I'm also highly impressed with both vocalists, though I think they both shined a lot more in the second verse than in the first. Halc's right, it's a huge nostalgia explosion and I just get giddy everytime I listen to this song during the guitar solo and everything after that.

This is everything I've come to expect from a Nicole mix - simple, but with a lot of attention to ambiance and detail, coupled with some brilliant vocal performances... this is one of my favorite vocal mixes on the site! :-D Definitely a standout mix in almost all regards.

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#23 Saber Mage

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:11 AM

Wow; I haven't been to this site in a few months, but when I heard this mix off DKC2 - SMB, I just had to come comment on its thread.

A New Place makes use of especially awesome ambiance, and both the acoustic and electric guitar by Tepid are done well. Honestly, I enjoy the vocals most of all, but they wouldn't be as good without the instrumentals! M.J. Ault's voice is awesome, and is used very well (especially in the second verse). He reminds me of a very distinct vocalist The Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop OST) use in a few of their songs, and that's definitely a good thing. Starla's voice is also used very well, and works great together with Ault's. Keep up the awesome work, Nicole and the rest!

Edit: That vocalist I mentioned that M.J. Ault sounds like is Steve Conte.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:10 AM

Do I know any fancy musical terms? Nope. Do I know a good remix when I hear it? Yep, and this is one of them. I absolutely LOVE this song. Beautiful harmonies, wonderful atmosphere. The lyrics are a bit corny, but the Remixers made it work. Good job to everyone who contributed to this, keep em coming and if nothing else, I'll keep on listening 8-)

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 02:36 AM

First off, Tepid's guitar is a marked improvement from his work on Permutation...

My friend Entheogen did the guitar solo in "Permutation."

#26 Geoffrey Taucer

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:11 AM

Edit: That vocalist I mentioned that M.J. Ault sounds like is Steve Conte.


THAT'S WHO I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:33 AM

As a rather HUGE fan of Cowboy Bebop, New York Dolls, & especially Yoko Kanno & and the Seatbelts (I still own the original Cowboy Bebop OST box set, well, one of many), I will take that as a HUUUGEE compliment. STEVE CONTE RULES!!!!

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 02:01 AM

I love this mix! LOVE IT! I have always liked the original. I love this mix because it is so different from the original but still retains the elements of the original. I really love the lyrics if anyone out there has them. Awesome remix. One of my favorites. I really love how a lot of the newer OC Remixes are incorperating lyrics into the mixes. It's awesome. Keep 'em coming!
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:37 AM

I haven't commented on this mix? For shame! ....well, I commented on it for the writeup already :wink: .

It's a spectacular song though, one of my favorites from the album I have to say. I'm still in awe of the final product, as Taucer and I were skeptical originally at how it was going to turn out with just the instrumental, but I think this song is a perfect example of not being hasty. We waited to hear how it would come out, and the final product is gorgeous. It is a testament to the power of vocals when utilized correctly.

I have nothing but high regards for this song, and it makes its mark as a stellar song on OCR.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

:D I love the harmony and the voices in this remix. I wish the composer had done a bit with the male and female voices singing at the same time. Other than that I think this song is awesome.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:15 AM

wow...this is the first remix I heard with vocals that actually sounded professional and beautiful. And of all the games it's DKC :D that surprised me a lot. Great work! Also this is to everyone...I've been trying to find the song to Hugo Strange's death, when you go down into the alleyway and pay your respects to him a beautiful orchestrated piece plays. If ANYONE finds the name to this piece I'd be very very grateful. I can't find it on the OST which really upsets me. Again if anyone finds the name to it...email me at codez1992@gmail.com or just message me on here...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:23 PM

May I have a version of this remix without vocals? I don't mean to offend anyone, I just prefer instrumental music rather than music that has lyrics and I imagine that an instrumental version of this remix would sound really good. Not that it doesn't sound really good now, but again I prefer instrumental.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

This ReMix is soooooooo good!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! it desreves so much more recognition! Props to M.J. Ault, Nicole Adams, Tepid and injury for this fantastic contribution!!

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:56 AM

I keep telling everyone that this is one of my favorite mixes on the site and I haven't even reviewed it?! For shame.

I love the lyrics so much, they help me imagine a close bond between the two characters. The guitar also really reinforces that feeling of fellowship or maybe even love in the song.

If you haven't listened yet what are you waiting for?!

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:33 AM

This is excellent; all the background components are on point, and the vocals are pretty spot-on, too.

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