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About evktalo

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    Oulu, Finland

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  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
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    Eino Keskitalo
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    Student (Infromation processing science)
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  1. I have a solid connection to Final Fantasy 4, and the original is one of many favourites from the soundtrack. I've got to say, I got a ridiculous amount of joy hearing it interpreted in this way! Well done!
  2. I enjoyed the tune here the first time I heard it, but since then I've been thinking of FFX again and listening to it now it strikes me hard how explectively brilliant reframing of the original this is. Beautiful!
  3. This one has a fantastic mood, and I thought the style is very refreshing for a Sonic rearrangement. These points are really strong in my book. Regarding the drums/bass rhythm difference mentioned, the rhythms of the track _are_ messy, quite a bit to my ears. The song doesn't quite latch onto a gear. I do appreciate listening to it for its strengths still!
  4. The next episode's playlist theme is Sega! The Magfest segment is really sweet! Great job with Patchpen and Stephen pushing this episode forwards! I picked up the editing for this one, it would've been awful to let these guys' work sit in the drawer.
  5. Hey, that's really good news! Ys has some fantastic music. I've been listening to the original PC-88 score a lot at work.
  6. I'm not a judge, but to my ears this version has plenty of personalization, with its emphasis on leads and arps over groove in the original. Apart from the ending, I don't feel like it's missing anything arrangement-wise, I was plenty of interested throughout and there was a lot of variety in small and large scale (again, if you ask me). Mix/sound is pleasant and e.g. the leads are decidedly on top of the mix, easily listenable like they should be. There's a bit of harmony clashing here and there, for instance at 1:49 the backing is in different key than the descending arpeggio thing. I'll try to find time to timestamp these. I saw I said this already a couple of years ago, oops.. Now back to the ending, it definitely sort of peters out. I've had a couple of arrangements myself where I got feedback that the piece just ends, for a couple I made little codas that resolved properly and that seems to have worked well enough. You could work what you have here into a more assertive coda that ends with a nice resolving chord, instead of things kind of fading out, I feel like there's at least the seed of that there. Or perhaps you could try to make a build-up into a climax at the end there. For my money, once the harmony clashes are sorted out, this is really great listening (and makes me want to re-play the game ...), and definitely making the ending more confident is also worth working on. Again can't speak for evaluation, but this is very close to a fine VGM rearrangement and very close what I'd feel comfortable submitting.
  7. Really impressive and lovely piece. Keeping the movement-based structure of the original certainly works. I love how the instrumentation starts small and grows over time in each 'wave'.
  8. I'm in a very nice way reminded of the soundtrack to FTL! If I would criticize anything, the piano is a bit meandering for my taste, but it is so in a very genre-appropriate way. I'd personally prefer a more considered, melancholy, darker piano part. Enough about my tastes. I definitely enjoy the long-form travel through the soundscapes, which has both quieter details and larger components, winding up and down along the ride. Very nice.
  9. Put this on in the living room right now. Stop fighting, kids, Santa's elves will bring you nothing. (They're not really fighting.)
  10. I have the utmost appreciation for updating the queue thread. hmmhowtomakethisaquestion ... Were you aware of that?
  11. Good luck with this! There's three finished tracks already, that would make a solid backbone for an EP-sized release already! Such a cool concept as well. Lots of big names on the WIP list too! Somebody herd these cats home.
  12. Hi, it seems I can't access the forum thread for Pale Ale from Bale: It says I don't have the permissions to see it. It's visible from the ReMix page, but not when you go to the forum side. (I think the topic isn't in the thread list of the reviews subforum either).
  13. This could be fun. It might be a really fun way to participate if competitors/voters (or just anyone) could influence what games get added to the random draw. Right now it seems that the games that might have a chance to get into the competition are visible only to you.
  14. Next episode's playlist theme iiiiiis, Winter Music!
  15. I've played enough of PSIII to appreciate the rhythmic transformation of this treatment ... also I like the shift that is the ending!