Jack Polo

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  1. Jack Polo

    Donkey Kong Country 2: Serious Monkey Business - History

    Ohhhhhhh this is all making me so excited... WOO!
  2. Jack Polo

    All Time Hardest Boss

    Hardest boss ever? Definitely Bowser in the first Super Mario Bros... ESPECIALLY if you have a Fire Flower! OMG... soooo impossible. (P.S. kinda joking)
  3. Jack Polo

    Christmas Loot Thread

    - Beatles stereo remasters box set - iTunes gift cards (approx. $50?) - many, many sweaters. - Wii, which I'm using to write this post, because I'm just that cool - AND a star wars lego set!! yeah, be jealous everybody.
  4. This mix always succeeds in making me feel awkward... It's a little weird, I don't think I ever would have thought about the happy, bouncy World 1 Map theme as porn groove... now every time I play SMB3, first thing that comes to mind in World 1 is... yup. Need I say more? Lewdness aside, however, the music actually sounds quite nice, it's almost a shame that this mix is so short; it makes me wanna hear what this would sound like if it were longer and not as sexually explicit.
  5. A really relaxing, lounge-y feeling piece. Mustin does a great job on all the instruments he plays here; production sounds really warm, it feels like Mustin's right there (with a backing band of other Mustins, o'course) serenading you on a beach (or similar seaside locale). ... sweeeet.
  6. Just like the original Hot-Head Bop, this piece is very heavily reliant on atmosphere. I agree with OA that this could benefit from a nice fleshing out in the middle sections, but as is, the sort of minimalist sound it has going works for it. I especially like the atmospheric sections at the beginning and end, they really add a lot to this track (the ending especially ). Really nice and fleshy-sounding compared to the rest of the piece.
  7. This Mix has really grown on me. I wasn't a big fan when I first heard it, but yeah, I definitely appreciate it more after a few listens. I really like the alternation between the darker, experimental sounding sections, and the upbeat, saxy section. It really makes the Rainbow Road theme shine like it should. A very interesting atmosphere in this piece throughout, and it works.
  8. Hmm. While it does sound nice, I think the arrangement is a little too similar-sounding to the original for my liking. Also, I don't think it was Hawaiian enough for me. I agree with DragonAvenger; having the mallets play the lead melody would have rendered it a lot more "Hawaiian" sounding. Maybe could have benefited also from some steel drums, ukulele, etc? As is, it's still a nice interpretation of a fun source
  9. At the time that I downloaded this, I had kind of forgotten how the Outset Island theme went. I knew it was great, but I just couldn't quite remember how it went exactly. Needless to say, I was really happy at 1:01, when the lead melody came in for the first time; it all came rushing back to me You've done a really great job with this song. So great, in fact, that it is a contender for my personal "Best of 2009" playlist which is, of course, the highest honour anyone's music can be bestowed with, as we all know.
  10. Ahhhh... I can see myself now, creeping around the facility, silenced PP7 in my right hand (my arm aching from holding the gun directly in front of me at ALL times)... goooood memories. Nostalgia aside, Mr. Peeples' aptly titled Hacker Mix perfectly conveys the tension of stealthing around the facility. It's been said before, but the all the dial-up/hacking in etc sound effects, followed by the alarm sounding: genius.
  11. Jack Polo

    December is OCR Reviews Month!

    Discovered that I'm actually at 12 today. 188 more in 10 days?? We shall see (not likely, but), we shall see.
  12. I agree with OA concerning the drums' volume; it could stand just a slight drop in volume. As it stands, however, this is yet another warm-sounding, outstanding offering from Neskvartetten; possibly my favourite out of all of theirs so far, actually. So seamless and smooth the whole time... a staple of OCR jazz, definitely.
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    OCR01653 - Mario Kart DS "Charade"

    This is another top favourite Mix of mine, for sure. Such a laid-back and chill feeling mix; the mood is perfect. Even my parents like this one. Props to Hale-Bopp for his amazing voice, awesome arrangement, and incredible lyrics! Also, after reading Emunator's post, I had to check out the Serious Monkey Business tracklist for myself. Reeally stoked to hear some new Hale-Bopp goodness, especially because DKC2 happens to be one of my favourite games. I'm sure it won't disappoint!
  14. Hmmmm.. this could be just me, but I'm not sure if the Hot-Head Bop and Stickerbrush Symphony themes are totally meshing in the first half. Maybe consider possibly bringing the Stickerbrushiness out more, because you do have the Hot-Head Bop totally covered in the second half. Speaking of, I'm loving the second half. The bass sounds really bubbly; totally reminiscent of all those lava levels. But I'm not particularly crazy about the ending, it seems a bit too... sudden. Maybe a slightly slower fade? or back into a quiet section? Maybe. Criticism aside, I really like the feel of this piece; good job so far
  15. This album was my first official download off of OCR. I remember how awesome it was, strutting around my school the next day blasting Aerofunknamics, Chekan Winter, West Coast DK Island... hell, each track is terrific. Also, I cannot wait for the DKC2 album (if there is to be one). I personally favour its soundtrack over DKC's, buuut that might be just me. Either way, looking forward to it fo sho.