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Old 07-09-2009, 04:26 AM
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OCR01867 - Final Fantasy IV 'The Dark'

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Old 07-09-2009, 04:49 AM
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I can see why you called it "The Dark". Not really my cup of tea but this was done well so that's all I'll say about it, good job.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:18 AM
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This mix is very slow in the beginning. It has a mellow feel to it though, and this pick up a tad around a couple minutes.

Not my favorite remix but a well thought out idea. I would just recommend a shorter intro that picks up faster.

Otherwise, great job!
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:23 AM
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I had to turn up my speakers to hear this but all what i can say is that i'm not fond of this mix but i you did a wonderful job.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:12 AM
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As someone who enjoys some soundtracks and classical music, and who's studying it, I gotta say!
Great stuff!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful buildup, and the climax was moody and magical.

Turn it up guys, this is very atmospheric soundtrack-like material!
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:00 PM
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Trickwaters has alwasy been a great arranger, and it shows here in this mix. Great use of dynamics; it only gets loud once, but when it does it really counts. Instrumentation is pretty cool, because he uses a bunch of instruments that you dont normally here even in concert music these days.

Nice work.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:58 PM
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Excellent job here! I've been waiting around for someone to cover this source track adequately...haha. (I'm such a jerk.)

Anyway, this is beautiful, marvelously subtle, and evokes the atmosphere of the original perfectly.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:11 PM
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Like someone mentioned, a little quiet, so hard to add to a playlist without the other songs blowing my ears out, but definitely a relaxing piece. It's very fitting with a "Dark" castle of some sort in a fantasy movie. Retaining some of that majesty of it's lost kingdom while still being in a state of disrepair and spookiness. It very much reminds me of the witches' lair in Stardust (probably because I recently saw that movie and it's most fresh in my memory), or even the crystal towers of the third Pokemon movie. Overall, very nice mix, even if it could use an audio boost.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:22 PM
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Hmm... Well, as far as the arrangement goes it's top notch, and the orchestrating is quite good. Yes, it's very quiet, but if you listen to any classical CD it's about at the same dynamic volume so it could fit in perfectly with a Debussy album or even Mahler. Mind you, I believe that if your listening to classical music, you need to have it up loud enough to hear the quiet parts and let the loud portions blow your head off (no tweaking the volume, people!) - that's the only way to go, and this piece is great for that type of listening (other genres of music don't have this element, which is rather sad, but that's life).

I do feel that the instruments don't sound very real, though, but it does the job well enough - the arrangement and dynamic play works well, making up for that one deficiency. Nice stuff!

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Old 07-09-2009, 10:39 PM
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If it's instant gratification you're after (as I often am) this won't do it. If you're looking for a well-executed tune that doesn't intrude terribly on your psyche as you try get some work done at the computer (as I often am), this will do it.
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