Posted 2002-01-18, evaluated by djpretzel


The bouncy TMNT NES soundtrack was like musical prozac - you coulda just lost your left arm and upon hearing it, you'd almost have to smile. Perhaps not. Regardless, it was classic NES Konami tunage in the best sense of the phrase, and is well-handled here by first-time contributors Kain Minter and Roddy Toomim. With a nice disco-style beat, replete with handclaps and some VERY creative breaks using manipulated samples as percussion quite cleverly, the duo lays down a mono-glide synth solo over top the slightly filtered and criminally boisterous bassline. Especially love how the upwards pitch-bends leave a trail of just-noticeable delay behind them. Great construction, intelligent sound choice, and a song that needed to be covered - great submission in its own right, especially impressive as a first submission. Hope to see more!

djpretzel

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on 2009-12-20 18:42:57

Don't really care for this one, it just feels way too overly simplistic, not to mention repetitive. Also the soundscape is probably the narrowest I've ever heard. :P

Move along, nothing to see here.

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-09 21:14:53

This rubs off to me as an attempt to throw a bunch of random elements into a song, from the unnecessary voices to the beats and the happy melody. Not a fan at all.

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WillRock
on 2008-12-12 08:37:48

Hmm. Not bad.

The feel is cheesy, but makes you feel happy, i'd say that its the tracks strongest point.

The instruments sound very simple.

Drums are too loud, and the bass sounds weak as well as the drums.

The lead being programmed well - i'm hearing pitch bends and legato in the lead sound - is too quiet. Once again mixing problems.

The panned sample in the middle sounds weird as does the end. They don't mesh at all with the source :(

Its very simple (drums, bass, and lead/rhythm synth) and the original sections are so different its unnerving but there is a unique charm there that makes you want to listen to it again. Not a keeper, but certainly listenable.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-16 11:31:19

Cute mix, made me smile for a bit. Drums really bring it out, but everything compared feels too quiet. Bring one up, or the other down.

The bassline was fun, it might be what I enjoyed most about the piece.

Aside from that, the sound choices didn't really grab me. It seems that it was more a stylistic choice, but I wasn't crazy about them.

Cute, worth a listen, not sure if it's a keeper yet, though.

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OA
on 2007-06-25 12:19:58

Not really digging this one, though it does get nostalgia points. Seems just a little basic, the drums are a bit too loud so they don't give the mix room to breathe.

I'm not sure how a mix can be both boring and annoying, but this one did it.

Sorry dudes, this isn't a fav of mine. :-(

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KogeJoe
on 2007-01-29 06:17:00

YEAH! This did NOT disappoint at all. Great little background goin' on, and I LOVED the way the naked melody was introduced, and then the second time around it's full blown glory is revealed with its harmony! SO nostalgic. I wanna cry...

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Azure Dreamer
on 2005-12-13 18:29:57

After hearing this remix, I just felt a whole rush of memories come back to me. This song is nicely mixed, and I would like to give my props to those responsible making this. The memory of seeing one of the ninja turtles getting squished on the main map in the game is brought back as I listen to this.

Has that "old-school" sound to it. ^_^ Lovin' it.

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LiquidTrance
on 2004-05-31 21:04:32

Nice remix. Really brought back some memories 8)

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Al Capwn
on 2004-02-27 14:13:18

Very retro and like McDonald's ...i'm lovin it

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OneHitWonder
on 2003-05-19 13:51:37

After I have written this, I will play this game!

It's a very happy and catching tune. It's make you headbang like the guys in "Night at the Roxbury" =)

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typhoidmary66
on 2003-05-16 03:16:19

WOW this mix is awesome! i own this game and it brings back such good memories. heh actually i swear the music was the one redeeming factor of this piece of shit game- the other turtle games rock tho. but of course they were the arcade games and i have no clue of their release otherwise

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ScytheML
on 2002-09-24 10:54:51

Ahhhh.... Ninja Power.....

But enough with that. This remix has it all. Remixing is done at a level most never dare go. Drums really bring out the song. No, what REALLY brings out this song in its fullest is the base. Kudos to you both. Short interms give the song flip flop the song, while the handclaps bring out the beat. Its a shame no one really pays attention to TMNT songs, they give room for so much.

NINJA POWER! COWABUNGA! ok. I'm done.

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Ginnsu
on 2002-05-26 14:59:49

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 'Teen Turtle Tryp'

Cowabunga dudes! This piece is awesome, with a very interesting sounding, sliding lead instrument. Doesn't remind me too much of Turtle power, but very well done all the same. Great music Kain Minter and Roddy Toomim, keep it coming.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Ultra Software, 1989, NES)
Music by Kozo Nakamura
Songs:
"The Streets of New York"

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Genre:
House
Mood:
Happy, Quirky
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Lo-Fi
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_Teen_Turtle_Tryp_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,684,940 bytes
MD5:
31018266d1131a88d8fe56d18ae7e4a3
Bitrate:
160Kbps
Duration:
2:10

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