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Everything posted by Crulex

  1. Intro seriously had me feeling like it fit right in with a Nintendo friendly Halloween game with the light tinkling and deep orchestral melody, which is great. The ship creaking sounds were a nice touch. And then the electronics and chippy DnB sections hit and it all clicks together pretty well. Hero and Lemon really knocked this one out of the park. Love it.
  2. This is a pretty cool tune. A bit of a chill vibe, but still funky and groovy enough to keep it in an upbeat atmosphere. A sunset is a very appropriate image for the sound that this one has. Props for the fantastic e-piano work, really digging it here. Not bad at all.
  3. From 2:30 on to Bowser's laugh, good lord man that is my kind of jam! You upped the epic dark creepiness up while maintaining the same electronic beat so well that I had to loop it several times before I was even finished with the song.This is a proper club mix for sure and that single note chick vocal echoing throughout this evil EDM delight is spectacular. If this was playing, I'd chill at Club King Bowser quite often. Good stuff, bLiNd!
  4. Definitely one of the best takes on Star Hill that I have ever heard, full of hope, beauty and a touch of whimsy. Just gorgeous and I'm going to agree with DJP that this gives me the feeling of a Mario Galaxy type tune, all wondrous and it's "curiosity of space" vibes. It's hard to improve on this game's classic score, but you've aced this tune. Lovely Remix.
  5. The synth work here is absolutely delectable. Allowing the source to breathe while fiddling in so much modulating, it's pretty neat. Ending portion really sounded 80's to me with the synths going out of control and I loved it. This ReMix is no doubt delicious.
  6. So happy and chippy, it's almost down-right musical candy and you could taste every color of it. The melody is recognizable and yet so many playful and energetic additions make this ReMix unique and fun to listen to. DDRKirby did a great job with this one, a fine way to start off the album release flood. With that said, I'm super pumped that this whole album is finally out. Super Mario RPG is not only one of my top five games of all time, but was actually my first RPG at the age of seven, and the memories of playing this are too numerous and precious to me, so a thank you to the bottom of my heart to the artists and directors who made this possible.
  7. This is pretty wild, and YamaYama seems to have the whole "start off regularly, spin this thing out of control and then come back" style down to an art. It's good Jazz that flows, and while the section right after the first minute is a little bit too distorted and out there for my tastes, I appreciate ReMixes that try something out of the ordinary and unexpected every now and then.
  8. Ooh, groovy. This entire ReMix is so smooth, and you couldn't stop at that beautiful violin, you went and added a sweet organ solo as well. The bass was simply electrifying as well. I guess you can say that Nostalvania had a spark of creativity with this one. Awesome mix.
  9. Yo, that German in the middle of the ReMix is super fitting as a bridge between the heavier electronic halves. Interesting to hear some complextro as a compliment to EDM like this. Adds an extra layer to an already good beat. Solid ReMix, I can dig it.
  10. Oh sweet lord, YES. This is kind of trance I haven't heard a lot of in years, and it really takes me back to when I first heard of the genre. And as a vocaloid fan, I'm down with robovocals one hundred percent, especially since, as others have pointed out, they sound incredible and clear. This ReMix has been handled so damn masterfully in the ways of trance, it almost brings a tear to my eye, I love it. I hope we hear more from you, Kuro.
  11. I feel like this ReMix would fit perfectly in a game where you had a stage somehow set in both space and in the ocean at the same time, maybe a watery moon or something, from the floating melody combined with the energetic electronics behind it. It's delightful and those sources gelled super nicely together. Fine job, man.
  12. Heh, I don't this this ReMix is THAT odd, but it does have some offbeat (in a good way) expression to it. The switching back and forth of the timings at points, the sorta start, stop and then start again melody towards the middle of the mix was quite the experience and I was okay with it. The glitching towards the fake-out ending was pretty neat, and having more glitches afterwards keeps the listener on their toes. It's a kind of ReMix that people should listen to for the experience, but I can see how it is the kind of mix where you'll either like it or won't be fond of it because of some of it's peculiar moments. Either way, it sounds good to me. Good mix, man!
  13. Such a delightful tune to celebrate OCR's 17th b-day with (my lord has it been that long!?). This is perhaps the most upbeat version of the the Piranha Plant's Lullaby I've ever heard, but it is a good, gentle one as well. The chip-bits being used in such a fashion that it comes off as jazz, but still having a soft sound to it is cool. Like floating through clouds in a happy, peaceful manner. This album is chalk full of pretty songs, and this one is no exception. Nice work DaMonz!
  14. Interesting. I actually quite like the dnb backing on this track, and the drop and energetic dubs hitting didn't bother me. It is pretty sweet to hear a Silent Hill track taken in a different direction like this and really given a rearrangement that has a good beat with solid production. The best part is nothing soundwise was overbearing or too loud, which is awesome for mixes like this that have electronic elements. Not bad at all, I like this one.
  15. Wow, the ambience in the intro and the rain returning in the outro was amazing, and the light jazzy tropical groove of this ReMix is so damn pleasant, I'm loving this. This is a really good mix of two great themes from some of the MMX games, I dig it.
  16. The song on the GBA half of the album that I was waiting for was this one. SO glad that the piano intro was kept in and used a few times, because that’s what made the source one of my favorite songs on the GBA game. Nice, chill, almost hip-hip beat goes with the waterfall so well. This is pretty sweet ReMix that I could totally relax to. Great work.
  17. Aw, man, this is absolutely stunning and magnificent. Definitely can echo the sentiments of this being very cinematic and score like in both arrangement and quality. All the instrument samples blended in well together and compliment each other into sounding better together rather than apart, and having heard the Halo theme done so many ways over the years, this a fresh, beautiful take on it that I sincerely relish. You got skills, man, glad to have heard this one.
  18. Oooh, those drums have quite the kick to them and that is something you really want for a metal track like this one, so I'm liking that. The switch in melody direction near the end is a great way to keep things heavy without sacrificing the pace of the ReMix. Personally, I would have let the whole mix go a little longer after the solo before the end, but honestly, I couldn't really nitpick anything out of this one because I really dig it throughout. Also on a personal taste side, really love the name of the mix. Something about the imagery of the title still gets a thumbs up from me. Not bad.
  19. Well, I was going to make a "Ruin" pun joke, but maybe I'll skip that. This is very good and the blending of chiptunes with a funky backdrop made this a pretty smooth arrangement. The transition from Aquatic Ruins to Rusty Ruins was pretty tight and I was grooving to this for the entire mix. Really liked the orchestra stabs near the end of the mix, and everything just sounded so clean and slick, so lots of props for that. This is a pretty hot ReMix that I would recommend, so I'm glad y'all didn't...........ruin.......this one. I couldn't resist!
  20. Brooding choir? Check. Evil electric guitar? Check. Hard hitting percussion? Check. Menacing breakdown followed by a killer solo? Damn straight! This is very much the definition of solid as all hell heavy metal and perhaps my favorite take on Mako Reactor that I've heard thus far. Yeah, sure, there are nitpicks to be had here and there and I personally wasn't a fan of the almost sudden end, even though it was built up properly the way most metal endings are after the solo, but all in all, this was a very kick ass ReMix and I quite liked it.
  21. Ok, cool, yeah I totally dig this. Taking a theme that sounded like nice easy backwoodsy stroll and giving it a bit of a tropical kick with some orchestration and a bit more energy was a great choice. I've never really had a problem with mixes that are more conservative so long as they get some form of interpretation somewhere, and I feel like the style and some of the samples do enough of that for me here. I really liked how the percussion and flute played off each other in the end, and all around this was a pretty upbeat mix that complements the original track while having it's own moment. Nice!
  22. Ah, yes, love the Rhodes piano work done here, and that guitar playing was so good! To be fair, the original Dire Docks tune and many mixes that come from it are beautiful pieces, but I think I truly enjoy more rock-out style versions of it like this one where the guitar is played at a higher tone with a more playful and enthusiastic speed. Awesome solo, really fun arrangement and a slightly harder style of Dire Docks that is really up my alley, I can't give this anything less than five outta five stars. Damn fine stuff, fella!
  23. The emotion in a solo piano ReMix is just as important to sounding great to me as the actual playing and arrangement of it, and luckily Rexy nails all three with amazing results. Everything flows together so cohesively and the switch-ups were pretty sweet and kept me interested for the whole ReMix, which is nice for a longer mix like this. Such a beautiful piece, good work Rexy!
  24. "It's a relatively liberal mix, so at times you might feel like you're listening to a remastered version of a Sonic OST and not an SMB arrangement" I really had to laugh and agree when I read this, because I had JUST thought the same thing while listening to this ReMix. Even though it's not the same tune, musically and feeling-wise, I got a Casino-like vibe off this mix. The switching back and forth between the World 1 map and Athletic was done extremely well, and even without the breakdown I could hear both sources, so great job on taking this in a new direction while maintaining the originals so that they were recognizable. Not the typical Willrock style that I know him the most from, but still a fantastically funky mix with tight production, good writing and a clean, cool sound. Definitely putting this one on my Ipod.
  25. I'll just call it what it is, it's a comedy thing and less of a serious music song obviously, and for that, well, that comes down to the listener's taste in humor. Personally, I've heard far too many songs like this to be bothered and I actually think it's funny (mostly because it hits the joke and then ends all within a minute). And still, I'll give credit where it's due: small issues on the first few notes aside (which actually sound more like a recording bug than the actually guitar to me), the guitar playing reminded me of some Stephan Lynch songs in it's quick acoustic style, and is still far better than I could ever do, so well done on that. Lyrics sounds like that old game where kids take a famous song and replace every other word with "butt" or something. It's funny, and it makes me smile, and sometimes, that's all you really need from a song. Plus, vocal dubs and chipmunk run-ins for the win!