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  1. Fei Long was always one of my favorite soundtracks. This is a nice re-mix because even though it's an up-beat mix, it still keeps a traditional Asian flavor, with the koto and flute coming out every now and again. The koto opener was quite genius. Also like the 4ths and 5ths adding to the Asian feel. Interesting twists in the elaboration too.
  2. Ah HAH. I KNEW there was reason behind your recent rant in your private message. Can't take criticism unless it's a GOOD review eh? Yeah. What do I mean by write your own musical platform? It means don't ruin good music because you think you can sing and make an already good piece "better" by putting in cheesy lyrics and bad singing. What is this. American Idol? In other words, why don't you write your own music to your own lyrics? You think you're being "creative" when you take an already written piece of music and adding in your own lyrics? How is stealing music to put in your own lyrics "cr
  3. Like the uniformity of the piece. Nice to hear this melody rendered in a slightly faster beat. Could be listening to this as I zoom out on the Hwy... I can hear hints at other themes in this remix. The arpeggiation in the opening scenes is one of my favorite themes, and I can hear nods to this in the end.
  4. Listened to this the whole way through. LOVE the melodic run at 1:36. Nice repetition of the first half before finally cadencing. Thought the electronic voice monologue at 2:24 was kinda cheesy though. Could have done without it. But on the whole, nice.
  5. The piece was bleh. It was basically a hodge-podge of the main melody played in a bunch of different genres. Some of the renditions sound alright, but it just seems that it was a bunch of different styles smashed together and some of them just sound out of place. Those of you that know me know that I can't stand music with lyrics, unless the musical composition supercedes it. (I have kept a few tracks with singing in there...) But another genre that is beginning to get on my nerves is the so-called "symphonic" or neo-classicist style. Like, so many melodies have been put to this style that it
  6. Actually, HeatMan's stage is kinda hard to remix. Not so much because there isn't already an alright groove going on, but because it's hella repetative, and hella SHORT. There's this long intro that's just basically the same 2 measures repeated 8 times with a twist at the end to cadence, and then the main theme is just 4 measures of the exact same melody repeated 4 times. Entirely too simple. I think the people that decide to undertake this and remix it are geniuses. I like the elaboration made in spite of the repetition. I think this is an alright re-mix.
  7. Not a bad remix at all. Reminds me a whole lot of Dream Theatre.
  8. Somebody's been listening to a lot of Dream Theatre. Great stuff!
  9. First, let me start off by saying how much I dislike symphonic re-makes. No, not all videogame music sounds "cool" when someone takes the main melody and tries to re-mix it using orchestral sounds. I sometimes wonder, what are these people thinking? And then I go, I know what they're thinking. They're thinking that they're somehow genius and "innovative" for trying to remake a videogame track into some sort of movie sound track. Nope... sorry, doesn't always work. Symphonic does not equal automatic hit. So I wish people would refrain from remaking stuff into "symphonic versions." Aside from g
  10. This is a cute little re-mix... think the title is kind of lame. Harden the duck up? I mean, my duck's hard. Is yours? Nice theme and variations. I thought the ditty at the end was cute! I mean, it appears in the game when you die, but also whenever you were watching Ducktales, it would play whenever the show would cut to a commercial break. Great start, middle and finish. Brought back memories of me playing my NES and watching Ducktales.
  11. I love me my Samba and Bossa Nova, and I've gotta say that this is a cool little mix. I've always had this thing for the Costa del Sol theme, and I've often wondered what it would have been like and someone elaborated on it. Nice work you have done. I ever recognized the Girl from Ipanema intertwined in there.
  12. Pros and cons... Music was nice and mellow... until the lyrics started. Don't take this personally? I just, ME MYSELF, do not like to hear lyrics on tracks that were meant to be lyric-less. It ruins a piece when something that isn't supposed to be there is forced on there by aspiring artists that think they're embellishing something with their own lyrics that don't even appear in the game. And on top of that, I DIDN'T like the pitch bends in the vocals. Can't people sing without the need for electrical enhancements? SOMETIMES it's cool, but like, I thought that was too much, even for lyrics. :
  13. I thought the track was great. That is, until I heard the lyrics... :tomatoface: It was all going real great. Nice instrumentation, familiar melodies... But why do arrangers/remixers feel they have to ruin a completely good track by adding their corny lyrics? Couldn't they save it for original works? I've already gotten a private message to stop bashing lyricists or I'll get banned. But this is as tame as I'll get. To all those with bruised feelings, take a look at this: http://ljconstantine.com/column9.htm Nothing personal, it's just what I think, OK? Just make good music next time.
  14. It's been a while since I've posted, and those that have read my posts before know that I can get pretty nasty. I could follow the "if you can't say something nice" rule, but then, what would posts and forums like these be if all you heard was praise? You gotta get negative feedback at somepoint. It's the whole point of publishing your works. Take the good with the bad. First, I liked the thought of hearing this piece in actual instrumentation. Love the effects and the improv in this arrangement. Hearing many things at once. One thing I've gotta say is, I'm a stickler for keeping true to the
  15. Just throwing it out there... it would be cool to hear a GOOD remix of the Rusty Ruins music in Sonic 3D blast. Perhaps something to the effect of the OCRMX "Marble Madness: Spectacular Kinetics?" Or something original. I just think this music is pretty cool, ind it would be nice to hear a longer, better-sounding rendition of it. Cheers to all you good re-mixers out there. *EDIT* Oh! And another piece of music that I'd like to hear remixed is the Diamond Dust music? Thx!
  16. Like the accoustic guitar... nice sitar patch, and I can hear the choir trying to recreate the feel in the original. Percussion is not that bad; I can hear the Indian Tabla influence... nice suggestion, concidering that even in the original a sitar patch is used. This guitarist is on top of it! It sounds as though it COULD be a patch. If it is, it's a very good patch indeed. If it isn't, kudos to the guitarist. Nice mixture of Zeal's theme as well as the title prologue. (or is it epilogue? I forget what you call that story bit at the beginning of every RPG game...) A real violin would have bee
  17. Absolutely hated it. There's nothing more annoying than people that can't compose original music to their lyrics like that. Why do they have to piggy-back on original music like that? A remix is one thing. But an exploit to catapult yourself as a singer? Unbearable. Tried listening trying to ignore the vocals, and the music itself is not that great a tribute. And hello, board! Been a long time...
  18. Some rock versions of any of the works in the Batman game for gameboy would be cool... 1st and 2nd levels rock... I'm not sure if this is the right level name or not, but the Gotham City Museum/Cathedral(? one of the last levels...) would lend itself for a great Jazz session.
  19. If you're gonna rip off something directly, have the decency to do it in the RIGHT KEY. If you were creating an arrangements for real instruments, or just a differnt mix, MAYBE. But this is clearly just the Nintendo track on MIDI.
  20. Always up for some interesting electronic music... I'll give it a download...
  21. Too short to have even made a remix for it... predictably, the remix got too repetative. Not too much improvisation on the melody... :-/
  22. AMAZING adaptation! This title piece NEEDED a remix in this style! The guitar DOES lag a little bit. I can hear it have trouble keeping up around the middle. BUT. Overall, I almost cried to hear one of my favorite themes done in real instruments!!!
  23. I've got to say, though. This is one of the better Dark Dungeon remixes I've heard. NOT my thing though.
  24. I can't believe how well this has been done! Are these instruments REAL??? If they're not, they sure as hell sound like it... LOVE the keyboard work, and the adaptation of the original style of the piece from a simple to compound meter. AWESOME base work, as well as the lead mute trumpet. Percussion's also awesome. On the whole, this is one of the best Jazz arrangements for a videogame piece I've heard so for on this site. PLAY ON!!!
  25. I like all the electronic patchwork that was done in this remix. Great vibrato queues, and lead instrument. Only regret is that it was too short, and there could have been some improv to lengthen it... Otherwise, it sounds awesome!
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