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#1 djpretzel

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

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

#2 Fishy

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:02 AM

ilp0 is my favouritest remixer. I don't know this game at all (probably why it's on the Unsung album huh), but this is just generally awesome music as usual.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:07 AM

I like the transitions in this mix. The mix is constantly changing, and I dig that. I like the jazz-y feel to it, and it's a very pleasant mix. Nice job!

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

As one of the few people who have not only played, but _owned_ the original cartridge, I can attest to the fact that it's pretty solid.

Nintendo hard of course, but the best was to describe it would be LttP way before the SNES came out. Same style of sword swing, lots of various items that all did stuff, and all had to be used. Had an interesting sword upgrade system. The game made no sense to me until I could properly read though. Way too much text.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:24 AM

At 1:33 I can't help but break out "Raindrops on roses and wiskers on kittens!" ^_^ GOOOOULET

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:01 PM

Omg finally someone remixed something from this game.... I was very impressed you've done a good job remixing my favorite theme good job!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

I have appreciation for a lot of tracks on Unsung Heroes, but ilp0's track REALLY took that appreciation over the top in something that grew on me a lot since the release day - so much that this was one of the tracks I even picked to use in my video talking of my involvement about it. :)

But enough about myself - while I hadn't played the game (like most people), it still didn't need to have memories of playing the game to invoke power towards the track. It starts out pretty upbeat with plenty of schizophrenic writings, while still remaining very upbeat with the interpretations of the Village theme. Though, the amount of manipulations taken in with the Dialog theme managed to add more of a moody "evil is coming" quality towards it and can even tell of one's own struggle even in their happiest of times. This is especially emphasized with the ending, with the darkening chords and lower timbres adding in more of a feeling of despair that gives me the CHILLS every time I hear it - that's how potent I think the writing is!!

I can't say the Village theme is without its own moments - the lively interpretation at 3:26 with the acoustic guitar performance leading into the mad piano riff really shows as a strong example of ilp0's musicianship and does a lot to fit more of a frantic touch towards the track. In fact, I said in the IRC for the listening party that his style is filling the progressive void a lot in the community, though when someone else (was it KyleJCrb?) said that ilp0 is "his own genre", it does indeed make me think that he's benefitting the community in a very unique way, both with writing, ideas and growing sound quality over the years.

For that, I got to say that this is one of his best works IMO - capturing the source to an emotive quality, great musicianship, and it doesn't necessarily need a nostalgic connection to pack a punch concept-wise. I'm now really looking forward to see what he can provide in the time to come, because honestly, I can't imagine the wider community without him :D

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

The Unsung Heroes album is a fantastic album, and one of my personal favourites on this site... And this arrangement in particular stood out to me.

I love the mixture of instruments, the rhythmic play, the somewhat avant-garde key modulations at the beginning, the amount of expansion that was produced on such limited source material, and the all-in-all uplifting experience this mix provides, even during its "minor" parts.

Great job, ilp0!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

I <3 ilp0's work, and this is no exception. My reaction after a few seconds was to seek out who did this track, as it possesses a lively yet fun soundscape and an interesting choice of instrumentation. The song moves around, showing darker sides, and breaks through that, shifting back to a more light style.

Overall a fun romp through.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

Probably one of my favorite ilp0 ReMixes. Has a bit of weirdness to it at times, but shifting between lighter and darker made it work. Good to see a ReMix that varies itself in a way that reaches both sides of the field.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:29 PM

For a game I could barely get into (I stunk! :c), I was going to say this was rather chipper music... until I saw the source. XD

Yeah, for village and talky themes this is perfect fit. Happy jazzy. c:
Some parts scared me, including the outro. n.n' Melancholy.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:09 AM

One of ilp0's best works and of the best tracks from UH. This track has so many change-ups and I like it. The intro, for example, sounds like an overture/prologue for some performance. But then the piece becomes more playful, definitely sounding like a dialog theme. Then it becomes a bit sad, then serious, then almost crazy, then back again sad/serious! What a wild and enjoyable ride.
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