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Old 11-21-2006, 10:19 PM
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Wow, this is such a great piece up until near the end. I just can't into the part where all the pieces came together, it was almost good. But unfortunatly, it just ends up sounding random. I also wonder about the electric guitar. I kind of liked the acoustic sound just before, and when the electric came in it sounded a little awkward. But the singing was great, and I love how it sounds like the place in the game was, dark and dirty, but intresting and worth remembering.

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Old 11-24-2006, 10:24 PM
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Sorry I can't better express my thoughts on this, but... DAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNNNN
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:41 AM
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Ever since the first time I heard her, I've been a pixietricks/Jillian Goldin fan. There has yet been one remix done by her that I haven't absolutely adored.

Her vocals usually play a dominant role in the songs she participates in, but in this her vocals are more a supporting role, which I found to be an interesting change of pace. Her voice is rather haunting in this tune, I must admit.

The piano work is top-notch and rather complex, I think, though I might have liked to see a bit more experimentation with the melody (Though to do that might make it aurally confusing given the complexity of the melody, so it could go either way). The acoustic guitar work is good (and vaguely reminiscent of Serial Experiment Lain), but the electric sounds a bit random and almost out of place, but not overly so, and as was mentioned seems more to be something to think about then something that meshes overly well. The fretless bass was an interesting choice, but goes well with this piece, and overall this remix seems to have a haunting, remorseful feeling to it that I feel came across relatively well.

All in all, a unique piece with an interesting feel, and overall I felt it was done quite well. Great job to the remixers!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:51 PM
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Something about the electric guitar just rubs me the wrong way; I simply do not like the sound of it. The acoustic one is perfectly fine, though.

The lyrics were amazing; we need definitely more of this opera-stlye singing.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by spongerman1
i cant believe how much emotion and power you got out of the original :o
I couldn't agree more. This is absolutely filled with emotion.

Everything in the intro builds up very nicely, and the slight breakdown at 0:30 with the acoustic guitar is very nice, and when everything comes back in at 0:33, it joins everything else without sounding cluttered at all.

The next breakdown at 0:48 was very well executed, with extremely well performed and emotional vocals by pixietricks.

When things kick back in, we're treated to a guitar solo that carries just as much emotion as pixie's voice did in the previous breakdown.

The bare guitar at 1:49 gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. As great as everything else was in the song, I think that the guitar in 1:49 to 2:00 has to be the highlight of the song IMO.

Amazing work guys.

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Old 01-03-2007, 08:45 PM
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I always liked FFX's "Path To Repentance", and this inspired remix not only captured the original mood of the piece, but made it more passionate and interesting. The music itself was well done, particularly the intro--but what really made the mix, for me, was Pixie's vocals. That is some serious talent.

All in all, great stuff!
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:13 AM
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I was left in awe in front of that song truly... you captured the feeling that was in the original in there i can tell .... The vocals went to gave me shivers so you can guess i appreciated

If it would be for one bad comment i would say the guitar at 2.07 starts a tad too early but it really doesn't get in the way of loving the song

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Old 04-30-2007, 03:24 PM
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This song was absolutely brilliant, very emotional, and the guitar sequences made it even better than the original song from the FFX OST. I must admit, I was a bit sceptical when I first heard about OCRemix (a friend suggested I have a look), but now I feel the songs to be brilliant, created by people who obviously have a raw talent for music composition, and this song shows this perfectly.

(Sorry to pixietricks, tepid and the orichalon, considering this is meant to be copyright to you guys) I actually took the time to make a music video based on this song, partly for the chance to excercise my film-editing skills, and also to make sure this song gets out into the world where those who wouldn't normally listen to it have the chance to do so. The film is also called 'Via', and it's on both Youtube (search crispymongoose) and Myspace (search Trivun), if anyone's interested. However, the video can't compare to hearing the song for the first time.
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:00 PM
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Being a guitarist I believe I know what bothered both me and pretty much all of You in that electric guitar: the guy needs to practice. Yes, You! I suggest You start off with vibrato, this is something very overlooked nowadays. As for tone, I believe it generally pretty much did fit, but I'd put about 20% less gain. And... keep it up.

For now, I would rate the electric guitar about 3.5 / 5.

PS. Don't take it as a flame or large critic, for I only registered to post this suggestion.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mpl View Post

Being a guitarist I believe the sexy guy needs to practice etc.

PS. Don't take it as a flame or large critic, for I only registered to post this suggestion.
None taken, glad you registered. As I always say I'm still improving, and that song is over a year old now, so it's pretty unrepresentative of my performing now, but I do agree, when I look back and listen it's somethin that I could have worked on.

I took up the piano 2 years ago to hide the fact I'm a fairly average guitarist, and it's been worth it in the long run. My usual style is finger picking but I've been playing a lot of leads in the last 8ish months, so in regards to the 'keep it up' comment, I've been taking guitaring viagra for the last year

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