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Old 08-29-2006, 04:59 AM
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OCR01500 - Tales of Phantasia 'The Koan of Drums'

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:02 AM
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I like this piece. It's very atmospheric. The beat is amazing, at times being very techno-esque, and others, being very tribal-sounding. Great stuff, djp.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:52 AM
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This is assuredly very djp-ish. It's smooth and full of atmosphere, the strings sounding very familiar.

I read "Yuki Kajiura" in you're writeup and immediately grabbed my headphones. Having been an old fan of her work, and you being the one originally suggesting her music, AND this being the big 1500, I knew I had to have it.

Here's to another 1500. Long live djp!
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:57 AM
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Great Job DJP, both on the mix and everything you've done the 7 years up until now. I've always liked checking out music from familiar games, to see what unfamiliar artists will do with a source. By the same token, I've enjoyed taking artist I've heard, and critiquing their work on an unfamiliar source tune. This source is a first for me, and it seems a flawless first for you as well.

The first few listens of this song, and A theme seems to keep popping out. I really liked the, yes, Yuki Kajiura influence (I'm a sucker for .Hack//sign) But the parts that really stood out to me were the bassline buildup, starting from about 00:26, and then suddenly shifting to a faster pace at around 00:50. The baseline continues until the end of the first violin solo, around 02:38, and after that, its tribal full force, until the volin comes in at about the 3 minute mark, but without the pulsing baseline, with everything coalescing back into the theme at 03:36. All in all, its a very solid piece, and would encourage me to get the full album if all the tracks are on par with this one

Here's to another 7 years, and the 30,000 mark
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:14 AM
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Great stuff DJP as always. I'm sure yuki would be proud ;) Your string, flute, and drum orchestration was highly developed and thought out. I think, however, that the techno chirpy high hat should have been toned down a bit: it prevents me from listening to this song on my headphones without wincing in some parts.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:54 AM
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8,5/10. I like the flutes and instruments stuff. Man, i love these samples. The hi-hat sounds a bit retro-loud. You should havbe tried to Breakbeat-ize the song, like revival day impoetus, which is one of your best songs.
Nice percussion solo. I only miss some breakbeats (lol).
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Old 08-29-2006, 11:03 AM
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This is awesome stuff. I always enjoy songs that try to mix techno-ish beats with orchestral intruments, or any other kind, like this mix does. Great job with the strings. And great job on getting OCR to 1500! Keep it up!
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:27 PM
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My type of music. I like this a lot. Background atmospheric music for reading articles on the web and just generally chilling out.

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Old 08-29-2006, 01:01 PM
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OCR01500 is marked with a western 1980s pop music. Nice composition to help clear things up. Best wishes for next songs on this site and beyond.
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:09 PM
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wow that was the best writeup off all time haha, seriously though 1500 is here!!! Let me grace it with a quote from Butthead "I have seen the top of the mountain and it is good."

All kidding aside this mix was awesome. The mixing of natural and synthetic instruments was done quite well. The whole mix has originallity written all over it. The instrumentation includes some of my fav instruments. This really has me looking forward to the tales project now.
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