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Everything posted by Crulex

  1. Definitely excels at being old-school with the upbeat chiptunes leading the way, and the percussion sounded on point. The arrangement itself was very complete, but yeah, even for someone like me who doesn't mind fade, I gotta agree that it didn't work for me as much as a regular outro would have. Still, the mix all in all was solid and pleasant to listen to without any major complaints, so well done, I'd say.
  2. Wow, this is really good, and I can imagine getting hyped playing a game with this kind of synth rock behind it. Reminds me of something that might have been born out of an attempt to give a Sonic tune a Mega Man X makeover, or visa versa from the kind of energy I'm getting out of this. Either way, this is an awesome ReMix.
  3. Wow, the whole thing gives me such a cinematic Metal Gear-styled feeling, and I kinda get the sense that this would have fit right in with a late 80's/early 90's movie score with the cyber sounding electronics backing the grander arrangement in front of it. This is an incredible ReMix. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, and the addition of the guitar was a great idea for the later half of the mix, so props to Metal Man as well. Amazing mix, both of you guys!
  4. This is a perfect fit for taking Rose Town and giving it the old saloon vibe. The piano crash leading into the "play faster!" section made me jump when I first heard this because I wasn't expecting it, but it was fun to hear things pick up from there. The nods to "I Got Rhythm" and Robo worked so well and didn't feel forced or out of place at all, so that was great. Yeah, count me in for one of those who hit the replay button a few times for this one, it's pretty good!
  5. I totally dig the narrative Tyler added along with this mix. Honestly, I would have enjoyed a cross of Banjo-Kazooie and Mario, and I have always loved Cackletta, so thinking about her and Grunty being in the same place is amusing. As for the actual mix, very clean and methodical arrangement. A tad quiet at times, but I feel that you accomplished what you set out to do within the context of the mix. Definitely keep it up, I would love to hear more from you. Good debut.
  6. I can hear the Pentatonix influence so damn hard in this one, and the bass is sick as hell! Funky, catchy, and arranged well enough to weave the source materials in and out seamlessly, there is just a lot of superb quality coming out of this song. Awesome ReMix, man!
  7. Jesez, that was quite the audio experience, and I mean that in a good way. This track kept changing and evolving so much, that the near ten minute time span never felt forced or stale, and I feel like this had a great soundscape with some interesting production ideas added in. Sure, there were sections I enjoyed more than others, as I was more fond of the initial intro and build more than anything, but overall I like this. It's the kind of ReMix I think works unbelievably well as a mix to let play as you do other things or focus your mind elsewhere and let yourself get immersed in it subconsciously. Ending was kinda sudden, but other than that, pretty cool mix.
  8. The sources really meshed together nicely with this gentle arrangement, and I certainly enjoyed hearing Song of Storms in a softer, lighter tone than I'm used. Easy on the ears and no major hang-ups makes this a very solid ReMix. Well done.
  9. Wow, yes, I love this. Solo-piano ReMixes always seem like the kind of arrangements that bring out the most beautiful sound and emotional imagery when done right, and this certainly seems done right to me. Starting off slow and building up absolutely gives this a kick of hope like Chernabogue mentioned. I definitely like this piece, very effective and beautiful. Great job.
  10. This ReMix seems to give the instruments a lot of room to breathe and really brings to mind a lot of other songs that I have heard in RPG's and dungeons that have a dark, yet wondrous feeling. I guess I'm just not a fan of reverb, because a few parts of this mix sounded overly shrill to me, but with that aside, I feel like this is a great background piece that works better as a whole than piece by piece, and I'm cool with that. Good debut mix, not bad dude.
  11. Ah, yes, breathtaking. This is a beautiful arrangement of Stickerbush Symphony, very relaxing and soothing, really would be nice for meditating or just resting in general. Loved the bird sounds and the general ambiance of this mix, and I think having that break in the middle helped keep this track interesting with it's subtle changes for the whole six minutes, which was about as far as I think this ReMix could go in this state, so I agree with DJP on that. I thought the reverb was a little much at times, but that's just a personal taste thing on my end, nothing against the mix's writing. Regardless, it was not enough to turn me from the song, and I'm glad to have heard another mix of this tune that keeps things chill.
  12. Cool. I feel like the more aggressive and glitchy this mix got, the more I liked it. Plenty going on to keep things interesting, sometimes a wee bit too much, but when it hit those sweet sections, especially with the SFX and Sonic's voice playing over the dubs, this gelled together rather well. I always enjoy hearing new fusions of musical styles and ideas, so this was a great listen. I could really dig funky dubs. Not bad at all, dude, good take on Marble Zone.
  13. Oooh, funky and smooth, that sounds so nice! Gives me a kinda Vegas styled vibe from the way the arrangement plays. Liked the way the voice samples were utilized so that it was mixed into the beat, very clever. Blue and green indeed, good ReMix, man!
  14. A grand ReMix that combines the beauty of SMG's spacey whimsical woodwinds and some faster chiptunes and percussion, really drives home the feeling of Mario's later games for me. Fun and epic with it's orchestration, this sounds like an ending to a wonderful adventure, and I really liked this one.
  15. Both Bramble Blast and Forest Interlude always seemed so nice and relaxing, so hearing them both play off each other with gorgeous percussion and woodwind instruments taking the lead was sweet to hear. Rebecca certainly did well in giving this ReMix enough time for each section and idea to breathe, making for a fantastic song that, while relaxing, near gets too slow. Almost magical. Very cool.
  16. Spider Dance was one hundred percent my favorite song from Undertale, so I greatly enjoyed this hard hitting DnB with a dose of electric metal take on it. Fast and beat-filled, this is the kind of high energy ReMix I like seeing for a boss battle with an adorable spider girl throwing croissants at you. That breakdown with the piano in the middle gives the mix that touch of creepiness that I think a lot of people felt when they knew something wasn't quite right with Muffet or saw her lair for the first time right before the fight. I totally agree with Tiago, drum and bass is great, but rock and bass is fantastic. Nothing sweeter than cookies and cider......except a good old round of chaos! Love it, great song, guys!
  17. Haha, wow, man I love this. I'd love to use this as my wake-up radio alarm in the morning, because it's just so damn happy and catchy. It'd be a lot better than an annoying buzzing alarm. Really liked the combination of chiptunes and the jazzy feel with fun lyrics about the most important meal of the day. Just a ReMix that makes me smile every time I hear it, and if I'm being honest, Posu Yan has a nice voice that absolutely fits right in with this song. Just can't say enough on how much I like this happy little tune.
  18. Turning a theme that originally sounded like pure elegance into a more upbeat, happy and lively tune is such a step up in expanding and exploring the musical possibilities of a great theme, so well done in making something really fun and groovy to listen to. Things definitely picked up around 2:13, and those extended portions were the highlight of this mix to me. Amazing piano and violin work, which is always something I enjoy hearing. Not a bad performance at all, and a solid live mix.
  19. Interesting take on the sub castle, it really does keep things fresh and has plenty of variation to keep you on your toes while listening. I especially thought the switch near the second minute was a nice piece of writing. I'm digging the beat of this and the aggressiveness of the synths, especially that bass and kick combo. The sound effects were not overused, just enough to add to the mix. Great sound, good production, and lots of good EDM energy. Nice work!
  20. SMB2 has always had one of my favorite player select themes (one of the few memorable to me actually), and hearing it get this nice, short and sweet Oriental as hell ReMix is pretty terrific. Gotta love that raun moon guitar and the koto, I really do like hearing those instruments. It's just fun and super enjoyable all around. Authentic sounding or not, it's clear what the direction of this mix was and it achieved it's goal 100% in my opinion. Awesome arrangement, definitely adding to my mp3.
  21. Good lord that demonic voice from Ludiotic at the beginning and the end! Man, I really enjoyed that. Solid, well produced metal that sounds intense without being overly loud and noisy is great for the battle themes. The weird change-up around 4:30 was a nice touch to keep things chaotic and fresh before dropping right back into the fray. This is how you do a long, heavy, final battle ReMix. And the electric guitar work six minutes in and on had all the hype I could have asked for. The section seven minutes in was bizarre (in a good way) with the voices, but again, variation really helps with songs this long. Great album and great track, Fishy!
  22. Oh my god, I love Kate's voice so much. I can just hear the sheer emotion out of her singing, it's awesome. This is outstanding and beautiful. Much like Chernabogue alluded to in his ReView, I could totally imagine hearing the background music at a medieval fair, as it has that old time renaissance elegance to it. The lyrics are very touching, actually. Not for me personally, but I do know a few people who would definitely resonate with them. So damn good, Kate and Chaeley should be proud of this ReMix.
  23. Okay, wow, that intro is neat with the effects on the first few notes. Almost sounded like it was played in reverse and normally at the same time.Then opening up into that gorgeous soundscape with the duduk, it just keeps building and building right until the very end. It's very cinematic, but instead of grand and adventurous like a lot of other ReMixes going for that feeling, this sounds very solemn and foreboding. Like real "moment of truth" stuff. Distortion, deception and chaos are perfect descriptions of this. I would say you could have even carried on with this ReMix for another minute or two and it wouldn't have overstayed it's welcome, it sound that full and powerful. Those whispering voices at the end was chilling and creepy as well, I love it! Solid mix.
  24. Really hearing the mysterious and whimsical tone of this one come through that 9-bit. Great cavernous effect from the synth and percussion. This is an interesting track with the layers playing along with each other, allowing the bits to be boosted by the piano and such. Nice ending as well, could see how it could have been a fade out, but it still ends on a full note, so it works either way. Not bad at all halc.
  25. The quality of the more jazzy and chill tracks on this album is outstanding really (which is what I've needed to hear after these rough few days, lol). I do love that the atmosphere of this one is less smokey parlor and more lounge sounding to me, and truly this ReMix in my opinion outshines over the original source tune. It comes off so relaxing that it can go by really quickly if you just listen and don't think about it, which is cool and makes the mix easily loopable. Smooth and easy-going, very nicely done Mr. Pretzel.