OutSpoken

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  1. Think this one deserves a bump after 5 years. It's one of the first 20 or so tracks I ever found on OCR and I think it has aged quite well all things considered. One of the reasons I keep coming back to this is because it captures Super Metroid very accurately without being too derivative. More than other Super Metroid mixes, this one hugs the sound very closely as well as the menacing under-the-surface vibe from the original source material. I would've loved to see more mixes from the Revolver Project, but if there can only be one, this is certainly not a bad one to have. Good stuff.
  2. It's been years since I've actively browsed OCR, but I've always had this service in the back of my mind. Personally, I think it'd be really cool to not only have a custom computer, but also something that was built by someone I grew up listening to. I'm probably a year or two away from needing a new machine, but I'm certainly interested. I'm currently based in Seattle and was wondering what you typically do for shipping?
  3. I've been using clips from this album as my alarm clock for the past 7 years and it remains one of my primary sources of inspiration when I do attempt to compose. It is indeed a great album that has aged rather well in my library.
  4. Done. I've always enjoyed hearing your stuff on SoundCloud ever since I discovered your work on the now defunct Protagonist Records. I'm looking forward to this.
  5. I just bought it and after playing it for about 90 minutes today I'm still up in the air about it. The game is essentially a giant maze. It's innovative and fascinating. However, there doesn't seem to be much method to the madness other than learning what the game is trying to tell you will solve each puzzle. It definitely keeps you on your toes. There are still several parts of the game where I'm not exactly sure what I did to progress. I'd recommend it if you have patience and want a break from the experience that most games offer. I definitely enjoy the soundscapes that play while going through the maze.
  6. That's all that matters I really hope this is as good as I'm imagining it to be.
  7. I'm quoting this again because it really rings true for me. I very badly wanted to join in with everyone praising the reboot of Star Trek, but I just don't see it. After watching so much of Star Trek and then witnessing J.J. Abrams take it on, the contrast is clear. It's not that the new movies are bad; they just aren't what I think of as Star Trek.
  8. This was just plain frustrating as it really limited the potential of the game itself, although it made for some good comedy. The conversations the guards would have when they weren't alerted was also pretty amusing.
  9. This is beautiful. Wonderful atmosphere, great ambiance, intimate and also expansive. I hope I get around to doing a write up of this one day. Fantastic work.
  10. I specifically came to OCR multiple times today to check out the progress. You guys are the best for April Fool's Day. I still miss the ReMixinator.
  11. Happy Birthday Meteo Xavier; always a pleasure to hear your music. Have a good one!
  12. I'm eagerly watching the clock count down the last 60 seconds. Definitely going to be listening to this soon.
  13. I'll throw up a new post mentioning this and edit the main album review post as well so it appears there. Looking forward to hearing this when I have the time.
  14. Happy Birthday! I listed to Unscripted today and I had no idea it was your birthday.
  15. Successfully changing time signatures multiple times in the middle of the track. Funky time signatures with unique, but consistent percussive elements. Percussion breakdowns, especially with lots of variety. Sections that are easy to improv on top of. Reversed sounds: piano, guitar, cymbal rolls, whatever. Hit the low E (works especially well with cello and piano).
  16. Happy Birthday DJP! Thank you for all you've done; you're an inspiration.
  17. 3 years later... I have a sinking feeling that I never really posted the pseudo reviews my website did of this project. Reogan, the author who tackled this project, explains each track from his literary perspective explaining what he thinks should be going on as each track plays. We have a tag for this project on the blog if you're interested.
  18. A Rather Pleasant Site is proud to present our first ever podcast. Clocking in at 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 50 seconds, over half of this podcast is devoted to showcasing Espers (55 minutes and 34 seconds to be exact). The section of the podcast that's about Espers starts at 25:35 and runs until 1:21:09. This release also corresponds with a series of posts on A Rather Pleasant Site (which is currently being run through a blog) that breakdown every moment of every track in Espers in excruciating detail. We also plan on featuring Meteocrity within the next few months and because it's such a large subject, Meteo Xavier is deserving of his own tag on our blog. Please let us know what you think; reviewing Espers and beginning a series of podcasts is the most ambitious thing I and the others at A Rather Pleasant Site have attempted. We are not music experts. We are amateurs. Please correct us, because we are bound to have gotten some things wrong. Links are below. Podcast Release Announcement The Podcast on SoundCloud The Podcast on Bandcamp (broken into 3 parts) EDIT: The Podcast is now on YouTube The Meteo Xavier tag on A Rather Pleasant Site Direct links to reviews of tracks of Espers Tritochiark - Vestigial Dreamcatcher for the Heavenly Integer Ornamekias - A Slight Wave From the Hill Above Amenemhetopelzai - Ancient King Lost In Memories Saelmeth - The Rusted Voice of a Forgotten Godwraith Icidina - Royal Highshiva of the Glacierplains Maria Le Pitruzelluca Celeste XVII - The Sound of God's Love Made Flesh Navi Whisperwilde - The Forest Sprite and the Mana Spirit in Eternal Recurrence Sagetellah - The One Who Waits for the Life to Come (Featuring Michael Huang)
  19. http://soundcloud.com/myristica http://myristica.bandcamp.com/album/sea-of-dreams I've found myristica to be one of the best chillout artists I've ever heard. http://myristica.bandcamp.com/track/future-calm http://myristica.bandcamp.com/track/the-simple-things http://soundcloud.com/myristica/between-worlds-instrumental http://soundcloud.com/myristica/myristica-lost-without-you http://soundcloud.com/myristica/father-time-feat-beno-t-de http://soundcloud.com/oliversadie/distance
  20. I wondered what was up when I saw that iTunes thought you and the metal band were the same artist. Their album "Vastlands" is listed as being yours in the iTunes store.
  21. I've owned Brain Salad Surgery for a while now and it always struck me that a lot of video game composers must be ELP fans. Pretty decent album.
  22. http://www.behaviormusic.com/music/michael_mccann/kinshasa_infiltration_part2_with_high_stress.mp3 This is what comes to mind although it doesn't really develop until about 3 minutes in. If you download the full soundtrack (which is free) for Splinter Cell: Double Agent, the Kinshasa level has a fight theme that might be faster paced than the infiltration theme. I would definitely like to see your WIP.
  23. Thank you! I was worried this was going to get released just after I had left for my trip. This'll definitely get a ton of plays while I'm on the road. I love your prices as well; that's insanely cheap (in my book) when it comes to preordering a physical album. As if I wasn't excited enough for your latest releases. I cannot wait for your next album. I'll be spreading the word about this whatever way I can.
  24. Happy Birthday Jill! Digging the new website.