Posted 27 May 2002 - 05:20 PM
This is, in my opinion. one of CotMM's best tracks. Definitely sounds like it's from the soundtrack of a CT movie. Sets up some GREAT ambiance, then builds a slow-moving (in a good way) melody on top of it. Then just as it starts to get boring, CotMM changes it up, first shifting out the melody and adding in some de-tuned bells, then bringing in a new melody (this one from The Day the World Revived). I would LOVE to know what CotMM had in mind with this, as it sounds like there was definitely a concept behind it that goes beyond the music. Highly recommended.
Posted 09 June 2002 - 06:39 AM
- "Pony Pressure," Lo-Fidelity Allstars
Posted 09 June 2002 - 07:09 AM
Posted 25 September 2002 - 08:24 AM
this mix makes me feel like the loneliest person in the world
Posted 25 October 2002 - 04:30 AM
Posted 27 November 2002 - 11:15 AM
After several minutes of staring at the ground in disbelief, and his brain swirling in mesmerization at the light ringing of the rusted old bell outside of the tailor's, he lifted his body up and turned away from the castle. With a brief look to the sky, he nodded, seemingly to himself as he whispered an unintelligable phrase to his invisible companion above him. Lifting up his blade, he continued on, away from the city.
Vengeance would be his, and Togras would fall at his hand, if he had any say in it...
That's what *I* think when I listen to this track.
Oh, by the way, I like it. In fact, it's my favorite mix on OCR, no questions at all. For anyone who likes epic, atmospheric pieces, especially something to put in the background of your tabletop RPG games, and your party just happens to be passing through an old, destroyed town... This is your piece.
Posted 05 December 2002 - 03:16 PM
Keep with it CotMM... keep with it.
Posted 06 February 2003 - 04:05 AM
Pleasing to the ear, original, and very moody. this track proves that a mix doesnt have to be busy or complecated to be effective. this track in its simple beauty is up there with the best from McV, DJP, AmIE, Protricity, and anyone else whose name rhymes with those.
"The Illustrious Mr. Taub is basically spot on with his critiques. Just do what he says. Always. Regardless of context."
Posted 23 June 2003 - 07:46 AM
Posted 30 June 2003 - 05:19 AM
Longest. Word. Ever.
It's like that.
Posted 05 July 2003 - 03:31 AM
One very minor complaint: I miss the bells that drone in the original song, which added a certain flavor to the song. Other than that, I have nothing say that would compare to what djpretzel or the rest have wrote, except that I wanted to add my vote to the rest of the glowing reviews of this excellent score of ambience.
Posted 12 July 2003 - 06:17 PM
Posted 12 July 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted 20 October 2003 - 12:19 AM
CotMM has created something that is not quite a song, but instead a soundscape that draws you in and makes you feel like you were there. while listening to this song i am swept away through desolate ghost towns and barren landscapes, through the streets of future cities devoid of color, and among the ruins of civilizations long gone. this mix, while simple, transcends over the original piece and creates a world of it's own. thanks for creating an excellent piece of music.
my possible only complaint is that i think everything after about 5:30 is a bit extraneous. i like the "day the world revived" theme but the synth sound that is used for it sounds plain and empty after the rich piano chords and pads in the first 5 minutes of the song, and i am not left feeling as refreshed as if i press the stop button on Winamp somewhere between 5:00 and 5:30
Posted 25 November 2003 - 12:39 AM
...Just,...awesome,...that's the only word for a song that leaves me in awe...
Posted 02 December 2003 - 10:53 PM
Definately soundtrack-quality music for any disaster flick. This piece perfectly captures the feel of the moment, and if I ever need some background music for my D&D players to wander a blasted wasteland or ruined town, this'll be it. Two thumbs way up.
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 10:25 PM
This mix truly is an amazing work, and easily and accuratly conveys the feeling this track was meant to give. What else is there to say but keep at it! 10/10
Posted 22 March 2004 - 12:27 AM
You are a god of music. This song captures the climax of the game. The world in hopeless ruin, only to show the true nature of humanity versus universal fate... I couldn't have asked for more. This is one for tears. Keep it coming.
Posted 23 May 2004 - 05:01 AM
CotMM has created something that is not quite a song, but instead a soundscape that draws you in and makes you feel like you were there.
To this I must say, yes, many have also noticed it's the kind of piece that draws you in. It helps you see a mental picture merely with it's atmospheric style... But to your former point .smh, expand your definition. 'not quite a song'!?! ... fine; then don't play it at any parties any time soon and appreciate it for what it is: a 'sonic creation'. Music isn't a beat, music is sonic message through whatever medium. I would suggest using terms like 'more' or 'less musical.
I think of all the elements to a selection of music, the sensitive conveying of emotion is the most important; this track does that to a tee.
I am addicted to this mp3! It's a positively gorgeous, emotional piece of soundscape... you cannot listen to this and be thinking of a world of happiness and sunshine. The instruments are well chosen, and their faint flowing melodies masterfully used/developed.
If I were to put my spin on it, I would add a musical line of suffering... a faint digital something fading in and out resembling whining... like a form of whale noise. The ending melody too, while a great, was a little unnecessary... it was like it was added on so that it would be CT enough to be accepted. I think it's stronger before that point, but again that's my spin... not to be confused with a suggestion, this piece is complete. No one can touch you on this one CotMM.
Two thumbs up.
PS: The track also reminds me a lot of the music from the group 'Boards Of Canada'.
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