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OCR03224 - Chrono Trigger 'The Depetrification of the Submerged Forest'

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I think this is my favorite of this flood, because 1) I love the source material 2) I love experimental music. It's great to hear how the song keeps changing, every new section makes me love this song more and more, and the ammount of instrumentation is truly impressive. Especially love part which starts at around 4:30 - I quite like that glitched thing, no matter what it is. And the percussion near the end is pretty nice as well. Also, creative (and fitting) title. I really enjoyed the song. Great work.

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An impressive effort here and interesting debut! Yes, this might not be for everyone - the pace strikes me as surprisingly quick for an ambient track - but I applaud some of the ideas and variance (2:30+ really perked up my ears and 6:05+ is supremely enjoyable) throughout the piece. Ever since CotMM's ancient-but-still-gorgeous Ruined World (Eternal Derelict) ambient take on A Desolate World, I've had a special appreciation for CT ambient soundscapes, and this has some really interesting and enjoyable touches in here. I second the quality of sound and ideas, and I actually think it is praiseworthy that this track seems to go by much faster than its actual runtime, if that makes any sense!

Well done Zisotto!

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Zisotto here! Just wanted to thank you both so much for your very thoughtful and kind words. I did this mix about a year ago and to receive such appreciative praise is very encouraging to me. This was actually one of the first remixes I ever did, about 5 or 6 months after I learned my first (and only) DAW, Cubase.  I'm really thankful for this community and the staff, fellow remixers, and fans for making it what it is. I haven't really experimented with ambient sounds since this song, and have been trying to develop my own original music and sound which is an infusion of electronica and some other elements which vary from song to song. I remember this song took me over a month to complete, around 60 hours, probably double or triple what I usually spend on a song, because I was meticulously crafting each instrument track, but it was worth it! I'm looking forward to making more vg remixes in addition to my own music, so stay tuned and feel free to follow me on YouTube in the meantime! Thank you again :)

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Wow, this is a long one. I was afraid it'd be boring, since the intro was slow, but it quickly evolved into something really relaxing and interesting to listen to. I'm not a fan of atmospheric music, but this one sounds very nice. The percussion work is excellent, as it's very minimalistic -- not boring and reinventing itself as the remix advances. Nice use of the various synths/FX, it creates a very relaxing ambiance. The ending is maybe a little aburpt though -- after 9+ minutes of relaxation, the return to reality was sudden LOL :nicework:

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The opening pads are just gorgeous, melodically and structurally. The arp sounds great too. I really can't say enough about the soundscape; it totally brings a mysterious forest at night to mind. Minimalist and proud. The original arps around the 5 minute mark or so (don't wanna rewind) are great and the lead fits it so well. All the little sections just make this mix feel like an adventure. This is how to do an ambient remix IMO. Just excellent.

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The source material was so ready for this approach. I especially enjoyed the first third or so, that initial build-up was very cool. Perhaps not the flow isn't quite perfectly balanced throughout; there's some busy-ness here and there that kind of eats away the overall energy or impact, and some of the sounds and especially note choices I think are a bit off at the end. It gives an impression that ideas were thrown together and some final editing to bring all the ideas into line wasn't quite accomplished. That all said, it's a competent track, the flow isn't by any means bad (even if not perfect) and I could sure use some more OC ReMixes in this genre!

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Jesez, that was quite the audio experience, and I mean that in a good way. This track kept changing and evolving so much, that the near ten minute time span never felt forced or stale, and I feel like this had a great soundscape with some interesting production ideas added in. Sure, there were sections I enjoyed more than others, as I was more fond of the initial intro and build more than anything, but overall I like this. It's the kind of ReMix I think works unbelievably well as a mix to let play as you do other things or focus your mind elsewhere and let yourself get immersed in it subconsciously. Ending was kinda sudden, but other than that, pretty cool mix.

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