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Old 07-10-2003, 08:26 AM
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You post my ReMix! I Kiss You! anyways...

hey Geoff, you don't need to justify not liking this mix. at least not to me. to each his own, i say.

Originally Posted by Starblaze
It's like you started out with a bad idea and expanded upon it with good stuff.
yay. you pointed out the primary flaw with this mix. someone give this guy a cookie. nah, give me that cookie instead.

ok, the story goes: KyleJCrb proposed a challenge to me and a few other remixers on IRC one fine night. "take the 'speical stage' music and make it funky/groovy." a not-so-easy challenge indeed, but i was up for it.

this meant i would have to do some serious reconstruction of the original. i had to take the original 3/4 melody and translate it into a 4/4 swinged rhythm. i had to give it a completely different chord progression (i decided on a simple I IV) and i had to write a new drum part, bassline and everything else besides the melody, and add anything else needed to try and make it work.

the result is odd and uncomfortable at first. but it becomes less odd and less uncomfortable with each listen to the point where it seems natual and fitting. at least this was the effect it had on me. if this doesn't work for you, i advise that you delete the track immediately and send me vehement insults in my email in retribution for wasting your time.

i knew the oddness would rub some people the wrong way, but i decided to submit it to OCR anyways. i didn't feel it was a "great" mix due to the flaw but i felt it was an interesting mix at least for what it was attempting to do, and that maybe some people would enjoy it for the good qualities. however like i told djp in my submission email, i won't be submitting any results of weird challenges like this in the (near) future.

in conclusion: starblaze, your observation was dead-on! but you don't deserve a cookie for it... (:

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Old 07-10-2003, 08:58 AM
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Well as analoq stated, this mix began as a little compo we had in irc between Analoq, Sadorf and I, the song was proposed by Kyle. It was the sonic Special stage remix, a catchy tune but with an odd time signature. I also added a rule: it has to be FUNKY. I think analoq completely fulfilled the purpose of that compo with this funky, catchy and addictive remix. Every sound is managed to get that funky-retro style that I was looking for in that compo. The sound quality is very good and, I'm happy to see that analoq actually worked on the drums a bit more than in his previous remixes. Also, he had to do the drums and the bassline from scratch, due to the different time signatures. As someone else stated, this is one of the best mixes ocr has had lately, and I'm looking foward for more great remixes from analoq (and more compos too).

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Old 07-10-2003, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by spacepony
Nice review, endblink.
Thanks, glad you liked it. ;)

Originally Posted by analoq
the result is odd and uncomfortable at first. but it becomes less odd and less uncomfortable with each listen to the point where it seems natual and fitting.
There's a psychological term for that... and dammit, I can't remember it. I remember going over this in my cognitive psychology class. What it essentially boiled down to is that anything can become bearable to listen to when you hear it enough times.

I'll get back to you if I find it...

I do have a question for analoq, though. Why is it encoded at less than a 128 kbps? It hurts the mix when I try to burn it to CD...
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:08 PM
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Great Mix. The Bass line kept me moving the whole time. It's a good tune to Chill to and relax after a LONG HARD DAY at work. This is Definitely going on my play list.

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:17 PM
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Hmm, it seams that given this new information about the competition, my review could use a little amendment. In fairness, it’s not like analoq sat down and decided to remix this tune of his own accord. There were some predefined conditions set and on that basis the tune certainly achieves what it set out to do. This may well have sounded different, given a free hand.

Indecently, who won the comp.

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:20 PM
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You know... I love sonic mixes, and I love analoq's work... but for some reason, I just can't find myself keeping this song. I dunno, it just rubs me the wrong way or something. Mind you, I couldn't tell you what it is about it... there's a little of everything. The sound just seems off, it seems repetitive, it doesn't strike me with anything particular about the game... Usually one of those things (in small doses) wouldn't be enough to bug me, but for god knows what reason, the culmination of all this does.

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:55 PM
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Loved it man, really groovy piece.
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Old 07-10-2003, 08:15 PM
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bouncy bouncy...

i have a soft spot for bouncy bass lines. just stuff that i can nod my head to while driving in my car, until it breaks down i mean. plus the cool guitar riffs near the end. i enjoyed it.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by endblink
Originally Posted by K-DoGG
a very light-hearted twist for boss music.
And by "Boss Music", you meant "Special Stage Music", right? ;)
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Old 07-11-2003, 10:02 PM
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IMO one of the best remixes on this site

I didn't see anything in that Special Stage Tune until this remix
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