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OCR03537 - Donkey Kong Country 2 "Seagull Sonata"

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Cool mix! I love the mixture of vibes here. I love it when an old standby gets a new and unique treatment. Definitely a solid arrangement of my second-favorite DKC2 source (I like Forest Interlude ever so slightly more than Stickerbrush Symphony; it's super-close). Nice Work.

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I remember listening to this track in the workshop as well, yep. So glad to see it on the front page :) It's really my new favorite take on a classic tune. The acoustic guitar is especially gorgeous, and the juicy laid-back funky stuff @3:08 is very nice too - gives me creeps every time, in a good way, of course. Love your job here :D

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The world can never have enough remixes of this awesome song...and this is one of the awesomest! Love the acoustic mellowness of it

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Upbeat, cheery, warm, relaxing and energising. The more you listen, the more you admire the charisma of it all. Love it..

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On 23.10.2017 at 2:49 PM, torkkkue said:

Is there like a tab i could see? Can't pen the background guitar / chord my self :P

If you're still interested, here are the chords: DqU4MP3.png?1

This is what I used as reference when I recorded it. The top row is the chord, the bottom row is the bass note you should use.

You can hear it better in this über-chilled version of the track (it's just the guitar tracks): .mp3

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Wow, I think this acoustic-only version is a really rich, self-contained arrangement in it's own right. The additional elements of the arrangement compliment the core, most certainly, but you've really got a great base to work with here. I'mma gonna hold on to this other version for my own listening purposes, too, since there really is a different tone to it than the posted ReMix. Not better, not worse, just... different. It's definitely difficult to hear some of the more subtle guitar textures in the posted version than it is in this unplugged version, which in some ways is a shame.

Oh yeah, I like the remix, too - the overall atmosphere is almost heavenly, as the sound design compliments the lightness of the guitar work under it. The sounds are relatively basic, relying on what seem like preset pads and such, but I'd be damned if I said they weren't effective for the overall arrangement.

Great stuff, here.

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