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OCR02036 - Mass Effect 'Nova Siberia'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

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

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:44 PM

Absolutely loved it. I'm a massive fan of the original ME soundtrack (2nd one too). Very full, and it retains that winter feel.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:43 PM

Check OCR, see Mass Effect remixes. See that one is of my favorite song. Glee overwhelming.

The original song was one I actually didn't pay attention to in the first game, and went into a reverie listening to it in the sequel- on the radio in the captain's cabin. It's just so haunting. This does it absolute justice.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:35 PM

Very cool remix, pretty light on melody (never heard the original) but heavy on texture and atmosphere. The transition at 1:51 sounds like a laser-guided bomb. :nicework:

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:44 AM

Great job! Loved this track right away! ^_^

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:01 AM

I'm loving this. its just I would have liked it to be a little bit longer but that just my opinion. I own the OST and have to say this and I think "A very Dangerous place" are my all time favorites for ME1. you did a great job with this. :smile:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

Mass Effect had an awesome soundtrack. Definitely glad to see some remixes up here. Very atmospheric, and it definitely sounds like there is just a lot of stuff going on in the track - which is awesome. I agree with the length though... It's too short! I just wanted it to keep going, perhaps including another buildup and drop, but it is still great as it. 4/5.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:16 PM

Definitely light on melody, but there is still a lot of exciting stuff going on. The percussion was excellent, specifically those crazy hi hats, and i liked the synths. It did feel like a buildup to an actual melodic piece, which didn't happen ( ;_; ), but I can really appreciate the care that went into this.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 12:45 PM

Absolutely loved it. I'm a massive fan of the original ME soundtrack (2nd one too). Very full, and it retains that winter feel.

I agree with everything here. It's funny, "winter feel" sounds like such an abstract concept, but it seems so universally identifiable. This song has it (as does the original Noveria). Sonic 3 Ice Cap zone has it. Secret of Mana A Wish (ice forest theme) has it.

Dunno what the point is, just very tight remix that keeps the spirit well. When it sounds good enough, it doesn't need a soxrox melody.
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Posted 26 May 2010 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys :)

On the subject of melodic content, had I included "more melody" it would have all been 100% original, as there really wasn't one in the original Noveria track :)
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:29 AM

Has that BGC feel that I like. Has that cinematic feel that I like. Long review short: I like.

So if a remix like this gets you on the composer team, maybe we should all remix recent american/european games from now on? ;)

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:45 AM

It's interesting hearing a remix from a more modern game like Mass Effect, especially of a more background type of track like was used for Noveria.

This track is fitting though, as it's a different yet similarly framed as an atmospheric track to be listened to in the background. It adds some more interpretive mechanical instrumentation, strings, and synth action that stretches & warps the music into the mindtrip it is.

Nice work! :nicework:

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:02 PM

...and another song that sounds unbelievably Deus-Ex-y. Must have something to do with the source tune.

First thing I noticed, besides how calming it started, was the unique use of drum delay-panning. I have to say I love it. On top of that, you've meshed the synthetic noises with what sounds like sampled live strings (at some points it sounds like you traded them in for a really crisp high-boosted string synth). Fantastic soundscape throughout, with top notch production. The whole song is just smooth and awesome. It just feels a tad too short. It's easily loopable as a song, so I will definitely be putting it on repeat, but I really hoped for another section or two.

Great stuff. Need more.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:52 PM


Perfect word for this. Nice, heavy atmosphere; sounds like something you'd hear in a movie while the camera is wandering through some debauched club where everything moves in slo-mo.

Personally, I was actually surprised to hear how much BGC got out of the rather ambient source. Nice work.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 05:43 PM

This is an incredible interpretation of the original. Mass Effect has probably my favorite soundtrack of all time and this integrates and expands every perfect aspect of it. Absolutely wonderful work, Jimmy.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

This sounds like Mass Effect. This awesomosity has quite the soundscape. The synths move, grow, build, drop, and create quite a chilling (pun intended. It's noveria...) experience.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Sounds very metalistic, almost like you could hear something like this going through a cold, dark factory. But that's just my imagination running, probably. The fact that you could bring this much emotion and evolution out of source like this one is a pretty big accomplishment to my ears. Perfect length for what was going on, too. To pile on one more thing I liked, that ending was pretty cool as well.


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