View Full Version : OCR00040 - Star Fox 'Clan McCloud'
05-09-2002, 12:55 AM
Starfox 'Clan McCloud'
I think right before he made this tune DJP must have went to the music store and purchased some new instruments and/or software because the sound quality of his mixes started making leaps and bounds forward with this cool tune. The percussion is particularly good, I think. So are the strings which sound very smooth and clean. In the second half the song quiets down to make room for some cool piano, then gets going again. I thought that was a brilliant touch. Nothing at all bad to say about this ReMix. Well I could probably find something bad if I really wanted to, but I don't want to.
I really love this song, however it seems to end too abruptly. If DJP could release an extended version..........
08-12-2002, 08:51 PM
Starfox is one of the greatest flight sims of all time with some awesome music. I had forgotten how awesome until I heard the theme in SSBM. So I came here, found this remix, and suddenly want to whip out the 'ol Famicon (Japanese Super Mintendo, no difference).
08-15-2002, 12:20 AM
Mmmm, I listened to this to no end. DJP really makes this sound fresh, like there are new melodies thrown in (are there really). He said in his review there is a part of the first stage in here. I might be able to hear it, but it's been awhile so I could be listening to the wrong part. I can't find anything wrong with this. I can't seem to find things wrong with any of the mixes I like. Who would want to?
This brings a feeling of power. Something something something ahhhh I suck at reviews.
01-08-2003, 01:53 AM
Now, this is the type of "all keyboard" song I love. Orchestral. (yeah, I'm not a big fan of "bomp boing, yay, I'm at a dance club" but I do love keyboards. There's a dif.) The way the different tunes blends into each other is swell! I don't think it ends too abruptly, it's a dramatic ending just like there is in classical music. Nice work.
Cyrus The Virus
03-20-2003, 02:58 AM
I played this game first when I was about...6 or 7. With the new releases for N64 and GC, it's been following me around quite a bit. I absolutely love this song. It blends together so well...
09-09-2003, 08:10 PM
Well, I've decided to go on another rating rampage today like I did a few months ago.
This is a nice mix of the Starfox theme song. The drums and horns give it a military feel, and [to put it in a sissy, "I think people care about what goes on in my head" way] it's as if Fox is walking down to his Arwing.
Bah, I hate doing papers like that in English class... :x
12-20-2003, 03:26 PM
Wierd. I feel like i've heard this before even though i've never played this game. Must be that neat little military mood. I like that alot. This piece sounds very much like a mission from the game. It actually reminds me more of the N64 version. (Yes I have played that one. :wink: )
02-27-2004, 03:41 PM
Just found this little gem by way of this. (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=152561)
I enjoyed the song very much. I've only been with the site for about a year now, but I'm sure when this song was released that the bar was raised. It's amazing how high quality this is and that it was only the 40th remix on the site.
Vash the Stampede
05-08-2004, 05:44 AM
Great tune as usual! OUTSTANDING drum work + already kickin melody = :D Nice!!!
08-30-2004, 06:28 PM
The drums at the start kind of remind me of stomp. Where they use everything except musical instruments to make percussion sounds. Anyway this piece is excellent. A must download.
11-19-2004, 01:16 AM
The intro sounds alot like the opening theme on FF8 but that's a good thing
This is very well done! GReat job djp, nice drum work, melody, everything, good job!
10-04-2005, 03:20 AM
I'm sorry, DJP; I wasn't impressed. The orchestral samples were good, don't get me wrong. Those drums, man; they pop out to bite ya, though. I don't wanna be bitten... There's just not enough velocity variation or something. And the piano is like... muted or something. And everything else isn't? No, I can't say I like this one. Epic ending but, no filler.
Samples are showing their age, but they still blend together decently well. The percussion is unflinchingly brutal though, I think perhaps the snare player was having a bad day. I really like the main Starfox theme and this is still enjoyable, even if the samples don't stand up nowadays, the arrangement is still pretty good; nice transitions between the sections, and the additional counterpoint on the piano would sound good if there was more spatial separation . Old school, but still worth a listen.
04-16-2008, 06:17 PM
This was a bar-riser.
Yea, yea, the game too, but I'm talking about the remix.
03-22-2009, 03:33 AM
This is the mix that drew me into the site, thanks to Newgrounds. I still love this piece, although it did seem a lot more epic back in the day.
It has an air of James Newton Howard about it, especially at 1:48 which is very reminiscent of his work on Signs. I really dig it. DJP's signature of having things sound busy and linear at the same time was solidified with this mix, with myriad keyboard samples blasting away to the tune of those crashing drums. It would be extremely chaotic if only it didn't make complete musical sense. The samples are what they are, I never really complain about samples from old mixes. That's like cursing a 90 year old for having a bad hip.
I remember when this was a pinnacle of mixing. Back when I thought those samples sounded almost realistic. Those were the days. The arranging in this mix is still as strong as it was back then, and is why the mix is still enjoyable. Awesome stuff; definitive OCR.
02-19-2011, 11:45 PM
0:31 powerful use of triplets/eighths in the percussion section
0:48 a familiar source now
1:18 after years of listening to this, I never made the connection that this was the 'Corneria' theme. Go figure.
1:49 nice resolution
2:49 got a bit of a Hans Zimmer sound going on here. Nice ending.
11-04-2011, 02:20 PM
Not bad at all. I enjoyed the percussion and the military beat used during the majority of the ReMix, although it could stand to be a wee bit heavier. The pacing and arrangement of the song was good and the ending was amazing. Pretty good for an older song.
12-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Usual DJP here with the extended intro. (50 seconds) I dig the piano that comes in at about 0:15, and the percussion is very well done throughout the whole piece. Lots of attention to velocities. Overall, I'd say good, but not great. Something you enjoy listening to in the background but not something you'd stop what you're doing to specifically pay attention to. 4/5
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