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  1. For the most part, I don't really know. I hadn't listened to Touhou in a very long time and I started learning Japanese this year and I remembered the Touhou meme videos I used to watch in highschool that curled up in my mind. I just wrote whatever I could remember from that time, writing down whatever I could fit in. I got writer's block many times while writing this song, struggling to think of what song would make a good continuation and I'd like to say I considered the song's overall narrative [1], but I don't know if that's true or not. I just wanted my friends who'd never listened to Touhou music before to hear all these interesting melodies for the first time. This is maybe a bit pretentious but the pillow mint at the end [2] was more intentional. It's played in the menu so of coarse it's one of the first songs I heard in game so it's kind of "ending where it started," but also not knowing what I was getting myself into. The resolution at the end represents my hope that I have in some small way paid off a portion of what I owe to the series, thus the "Burdon" part of the title. Urf, it feels silly, self-important, and uncomfortable to discuss such things, but I felt anything less would be a dismissive answer to a legitimate question. [1] By narrative, I mean mood, feel, and the transitions between scenes; I don't know if "narrative" conveys that thought outside my own head. [2] Pillow mint: I don't know if there's a word for it by I call it a pillow mint because it's like the complimentary mint you get when you stay at a nicer hotel sometimes. I looked up the etymology for "complimentary" one day and found out it originally meant "to complete". Yeah, I'm worried about that. We'll see, I guess.
  2. I guess if there are no comments, I'll put this in "ready for review" state.
  3. So I've been working on this way too long and I don't know if OCRemix is the right place to publish it, but I figured I'd at least try. Also, I read the forum guidelines, but sorry if I'm doing something wrong. I haven't been here in over ten years. The song (references below): And, here are the references for the songs. I tried to make sure that the videos are timestamped so the link takes you to which part of the song I reference. 0-04: TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 14 - Sennen Gensoukyou ~ History of the Moon (https://youtu.be/k81RsPBCf-k?si=afCWg86eEdicVcIp) 04-13: TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 12 - Kyouki no Hitomi ~ Invisible Full Moon ( https://youtu.be/AqrAZz4BHuY?si=YNA5FJZIxkZSObhN&t=64 ) 13-21: Touhou 6 - Flandre Scarlet's Theme - U.N. Owen was her? (Extra Boss) ( https://youtu.be/mokupSMH9_Y?si=9Os7IVwuc51utFQM&t=30 ) 21-45: TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 10 - Koi-iro Master Spark ( https://youtu.be/5aglNoWCKg4?si=K809QfgeNH_ifqtJ&t=22 ) 45-53: Touhou 6 - Sakuya Izayoi's Theme - Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial (Boss 5) ( https://youtu.be/mMQ_0hHxQa0?si=DC6ArR05ReXOUff6&t=42 ) and TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 11 - Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome-Kagome ( https://youtu.be/We6oz7rOwg4?si=tvOFOinnnYzcYXD0&t=73 ) 53-69: [Update: better reference] Touhou 1: 東方怪奇談 ~ Strange Oriental Discourse (https://youtu.be/B_PUx3Teh60?si=2FvDwMk_27AaeX4i&t=19) and Touhou 6 - Cirno's Theme - Beloved Tomboyish Girl (Boss 2) https://youtu.be/zWss-16N4tg?si=-WZzB01BNxD633kZ&t=32 69-85: Touhou 7 - Alice Margatroid's Theme - Doll Judgment ~ The girl who played with people's shapes ( https://youtu.be/36KZegOsqZs?si=PaWtt9amAVimP4q6&t=51 ) 83-101: TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 15 - Taketori Hishou ~ Lunatic Princess ( https://youtu.be/UJaD-nxAFDM?si=B2Ci0TrdMnzFh8P5&t=15 ) at the same time as, starting at 85 until 93: Touhou 6 - Flandre Scarlet's Theme - U.N. Owen was her? (Extra Boss) ( https://youtu.be/mokupSMH9_Y?si=9Os7IVwuc51utFQM&t=30 ) 101-109: Touhou 9: Flowering Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bT-4FSDymo&list=PLJL0SL186iqzQq2o7Ss4pCYyL37JeqSEb&index=215 109-end: Touhou 6 - Scarlet Beyond a Crimson Dream (Menu) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufIfGmQndJA&list=PLJL0SL186iqzQq2o7Ss4pCYyL37JeqSEb&index=107 ) or TH08 Touhou Eiyashou ~ Imperishable Night - 1 - Eiyashou ~ Eastern Night ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6PEv3SWMB0&list=PLJL0SL186iqzQq2o7Ss4pCYyL37JeqSEb&index=191 ) I have some worries: Low quality instruments (I know nothing about how to tweak them) Too much to my individual tastes. Repetitive percussions Sticks to "Koi-iro Master Spark" for too long, but also might not be faithful enough for the first half. Too loud and/or fast. Some of the transitions maybe don't feel as natural as they could. Despite my worries, I feel I've gotten it about as good as I can. Thanks for your time.
  4. I didn't mean the drums in particular, but that might work. It's just that the first 14 seconds sound exactly like the second 14 seconds.
  5. I've toyed around with music in the past, but never got too involved with it. Well at this point I'm spending a good deal of my free time on it, but I know I could improve in some areas, especially when it comes to sound creation. I'd appreciate feedback on any one of my songs. https://soundcloud.com/scott-prager
  6. I would add a little variety to the intro, but I like the overall sound and use of instruments.
  7. No reality? There is no reality? Then what do you call this marshmello!? I think, therefore it's a marshmello.
  8. I really don't care for the FF Prelude. I almost skipped this remix, just for that. But, i do care for this remix! The intro is way to long, but when the techno kicks in, i start enjoying this song. I don't really think there's anything wrong with having the intro be close to the source, but one reason i don't care for the source is for its long, repetitious, and fairly uninteresting intro. The song could really start at 0:52 without much problem. The arpeggio seems to stick exactly to the source except for the section where it's replaced (only temporarily)... I don't know if that's a problem or not, but it's something to take note of, i think. Everything else's been said enough. Good luck and good work.
  9. http://www.googleisyourfriend.net/ First, get Fedora 11. More update Linux kernel, uses ext4, and plenty more that is off-topic for me to discuss here. Then: audiocity is the first thing that comes to mind. yum -y audiocity would probably install it for you. Doing some quick googling (music sequencing linux), i found http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/01/20/0434210 http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/ http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ and plenty more. Some of them might have an RPM repository as well. Good luck, man. I wish more developers would commit to using multi-platform libraries, but currently most don't realize any potential gains in doing so. That's why i vowed at one point to ONLY write multi-platform apps.
  10. Yeah, this is crazy, messy, awesome. I'd comment that it's a little muddy and squashed at times, but you seemed to have already noticed. ;p
  11. I can see how a piano would be too sudden and distracting for this piece, but I can also see how you could sneak in a piano solo or something. It doesn't have to accompany the whole song. Or just play it really soft?
  12. I'd love a high quality mp3 version. Though, to know whether ocr would take it, I think you'd have to just submit and see what happens. If my memory serves me right, didn't you do a crazy medley of Super Mario World? Did you ever try submitting? Anyway: great work. It is hard to know whether you've remixed anything or the original is playing (not familiar enough with source) but it definitely felt more upbeat.
  13. A very marching band feel to it. You can either say this helps or hurts. The lead instrument does sound fake. I think humanization of the instruments would help, all around. I can hear where the inspiration came from in the source. But it is an unexpected interpretation.
  14. The sound quality isn't great, right off the bat. It's obvious this is VERY early in production. But, I gotta say, I was enjoying it a little. Particularly 0:43 was pleasant for me. After the one minute mark, it sounded empty. It probably still works, but I think needs to be expanded on or something. I'd also like to see something a little less straight-forward and expected. No real surprises in this track. But, again, in context, it's early. Though, you're asking if we're entertained by this to base whether you want to expand it or not? I'm afraid I'm biased! I want to tell you how to improve the song, not whether it's worth doing! I never listen to a mix and decided that what I really want to post is "stop making now". And I have a feeling most will feel the same.
  15. It's not very often I hear a mellow, floaty Zelda interpretation. The different songs flow well into each other. I agree pretty much with Dj Mokram. I think there could be more layers to the song, at parts. *shrugs* Really good work!
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