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#1 djpretzel

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:29 AM

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:35 AM

This is nice. Piano sounds really pretty, arrangement is great. In other words, exactly what one would expect from His Jigginlyness.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 03:57 AM

All I can say...is...is wow...

As djp said, I would have NEVER imagined the adrenaline-pumping F-Zero theme to make a piano arrangement. When I started to listen, I was skeptical that the arrangement would be too simple, and basically be the same song just played on piano. But it's not. The left hand is active all the time, making those scales fill in what would otherwise be dull space, and making the entire piece flow from start to finish. And fluidity is a great tool on the piano.

My only gripes are the slips on the keys now and again. You can tell he mistakenly hit certain notes at certain moments and make you go, "Huh?" But those slips are gone in a second, and you're instantly swept away at how elegant such a hardcore song sounds on such a gentle instrument.

I really like this mix. Not only is it my favorite F-Zero mix on the site now, but it's up there in piano arrangements with BogusRed's "Into the Golden Sunset" and kLuTz's pieces. Nice stuff John.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:30 AM

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 04:34 AM

I have been a fan of all your f-zero remixes, but I think this one takes the cake. Maybe I'm just a sucker for piano solos, but this was amazing. Great arrangement, and great execution. Bravo.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:21 AM

Wow cool stuff. Never thought this would make a good piano piece either, but it works. I love the feel of this, such a different feel from the original but oh so good. Very good stuff!

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:54 AM

This is my favorite F-Zero track to begin with and what an awesome piano arrangment.

Incredible. This deserves more attention.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 09:25 AM

This is my favorite F-Zero track to begin with and what an awesome piano arrangment.

Incredible. This deserves more attention.

It hasn't even been out for a full day and already has a good amount of comments. :whatevaa:

Wonderful mix. Not quite as good as Live from the Yggdrasil, but still a great piano arrangement. A bit sloppy at points, but your playing and arrangement more than make up for it.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:47 PM

JJT has done it again! He is nothing short of fantabulous. I must steal those mad skillz...

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:02 PM

Holy mother of God. I would buy an album just for this song.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 02:50 PM

Extremely Refreshing and interesting take on the original, really really nice.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 07:16 PM

Glad this is finally up!

Been a long time in the making. And I'm happy to say I have an early recording of this (albeit unfinished) because there are some things I like in both performances. But you're pretty good at doing that anyway, right? I try to get as many versions of your music as possibly because there's always something something there to find me.

Glad it's up. Glad it's out. Glad you're still making music.
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:35 PM

I wouldn't say the errors are unnoticeable. I definitely noticed them, and they are a minor distraction. Obviously, you can't play a live piano track without a few mistakes, but it would have been nice to have gotten a couple more takes, so the number of them could possibly have been minimized better.

However, I say this only because it's so good. When I saw one of the new posts was from JigginJonT, I was excited, and justifiably - arrangement-wise, this is just as good as anything he's done before, and JigginJon is one of my favorite arrangers, on this site or any other. I listened to this song 3 times so far, and it hasn't gotten any less interesting than it was the first time. In fact, I could even say that this song makes up for the inexplicably bad mood I've been in the past couple days. Would just have liked to see fewer tiny - but not unnoticeable - mistakes, because this song was too close to perfect to not be perfect.

I could also mention that the section from about :32 to about :52 in which he pretty much didn't do anything, was a bit too long of a pause. But whatever.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:50 PM

It wasn't a pause; turn up your speakers and you'll be able to hear the prepared piano section.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:46 AM

It wasn't a pause; turn up your speakers and you'll be able to hear the prepared piano section.

Yeah. I think he should have boosted up the levels on that. Otherwise, awesome mix despite the minor mistakes.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 10:09 AM

Beautiful rendition of my favorite VG tune of all time. I listened to this on my high end stereo and it was great. This tune is versitle enough to where it can be enjoyed as Hard Rock, Techno, 16-Bit, Piano and even in the "Blue Vacation" style. This song is going in my Truck.
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Posted 12 July 2006 - 08:02 PM

GEEZ...it had me from 'Hello.' I was captivated by the 7th second during the intro. This is what OCR's are all about. Bringing back the memories from the great games of the day. I felt like this mix really put me into the drivers seat of a F-zero machine. I wonder if the drivers felt the same way...alittle sad, fast paced, like they were a part of something beautiful...

Excellent job Jiggin...please keep them coming. Your work is much much appreciated.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:44 AM

I don't like this remix as it is. The piano performance is far from perfection, you should have practiced it more. The sound quality is mediocre because of the inflated reverb, but the recording sounds OK. This remix had potential, but you submited it too early.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:49 PM

At first I was kinda disappointed that it wasn't another arty rock arrangement in the vain of 'Voices Broken' however when the familiar melody kicked in it became very clear that this was a quality take on a great tune and I enjoy it very much.

That said... more arty rock f-zero mixes please.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 04:23 AM

Excellent... I enjoy this remix more every time I listen to it. Well layered, thoughtful, and complex. My only complaint is that on the first listen I thought that my speakers were broken during the quiet section in the first minute. I think that an expanded and more fluid intro would enhance the accessability of the piece. Great stuff...





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