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12-03-2006, 01:53 AM
Well, this is an ambient, very minimalistic mix of the before-mentioned theme from Yoshi's Island. I did it a while ago, and found it while deleting a bunch of files and thought it had some interesting tones to it, so I uploaded it. No plans to submit it, but any feedback would be highly appreciated.
And yes. I do realize the volume is rather low. It seems to be a problem with some of my mixes... Maybe my ears are too sensitive... :lol:
EDIT: The mix, which I forgot...doh. (http://www.filelodge.com/files/room28/763781/YoshiAmbientRemix.mp3)
12-03-2006, 07:01 AM
I'm no expert in minimalist style, but I'm pretty sure these isn't even a hint of the Caves melody in this. Unless were talking about a different Caves tune here...
So if I had to say anything, It'd be to at least throw some melodic lines in there.
12-03-2006, 07:52 PM
I think we must be thinking of different tunes, yeah. This mix quotes theme nearly exactly a few times, so...
The source is also known as Underground BGM (here) and as Crystal Caves on vgmusic. Hopefully I've remixed the right game, jeez.
12-04-2006, 01:47 AM
is the remix on ocr? kuz the link don't work
12-04-2006, 02:10 AM
No, this is the Works In Progress forum, so none of these mixes would be on the site itself (yet). The link is working fine for me though, so you might want to try again. Give it a minute to begin downloading-this host has been giving me some troubles recently.
12-04-2006, 02:47 AM
all that apeared is random #'s and letters!
12-04-2006, 02:35 PM
The instrument the melody has too slow an attack. It's almost impossible to hear the melody. I also think the 1½ minutes of the same, repeated background is very boring. The whole thing sounds like something from those old Arnold action movies... It picks up a little bit at 3:30 or so. Again, the melody instrument has much too slow attack, and it's pretty annoying, too.
No, I'm not a big fan of ambient. :) I think you could throw in a few seconds, at least, of a more steady and upbeat cover of the original. Most people will barely recognize what song this is.
12-04-2006, 05:17 PM
I listened for about 20 seconds, turned up my volume full blast, then I heard something...
No offense, but there wasn't much of anything I liked in this "remix".
I guess I don't like ambients either.
12-13-2006, 07:29 PM
This isn't bad. The volume is my main concern with this. I think that the intro lasts a bit too long, but still, I love the overall mood of the piece. Taking this theme in an ambient direction is one of the last things that I would've thought to do, and I think you succesfully pulled it off.
That being said, this would be a lot better if you added some more sounds, not a whole lot, this is a minimalist piece after all, but just a few would go a long way here.
I liked the sound you used for the lead, but it became hard one the ears around 3:30.
I'd have to say that I'm about half and half on this one, I love the theme, mood, title, and concept. However, I think this just needs a boost in volume, as well as a few more sounds thrown in around the piece so some parts (your intro, for example) don't drag on as much.
12-13-2006, 07:42 PM
Fucking fantastic. Yes, ambient may be synonymous with boring, but the quality of the sound more than makes up for it here. I suppose I'd be tempted to add more to it--but that may ruin the entire minimalist effect you wanted. So I've no advice.
Morton Feldman fan?
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