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Deryck Khusial

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  1. http://kotaku.com/e-t-found-in-new-mexico-landfill-1568100161

    More info: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/diggers-ready-unearth-ataris-et-games-0

    The myth is news to me, but then I'm just a casual gamer.

    This begs a few questions.

    Why would a company bury "millions" of copies of a game, even if terrible? conspiracy theories are encouraged

    "the game tanked because 'it was practically broken' with that the E.T. falling into traps that were almost (emphasis added) impossible to escape and would appear constantly and unpredictably."

    In theory, that sounds awesome actually. The more challenging a game, the better. So long as it's not 100% impossible, I wouldn't complain.

    Did anyone play the game when it came out? What's your perspective on why it got the reputation it did?

  2. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/girl-rare-skin-condition-honored-anime-film-article-1.1609985

    Saw this article and was deeply moved. The short version: a teenage girl with a skin disorder and ambitions of being a manga star recently died at age 16, and a film director is incorporating her into his coming movie, Black Hat.

    I'm in awe of the control and precision of her drawing despite the limitations of her hands. She seemed to really love her craft; I figured the OCR community could relate to that.

    Just wanted to bring some awareness to this movie (which has a compelling plot imo) and the girl at the heart of it, Cassie England.


  3. It's the azan; the call to prayer. Weird to hear it over a very western major key chord progression.

    Thanks for clearing that up. I saw the word in one of the comments but assumed it was a typo for azn -> Asian.

    Only one other source (another soundcloud comment incidentally) mentioned it specifically being a prayer, but since it was just the one I didn't find it too reliable.

    I wonder if the oddness is what prompted the producer to only release a Dub version (no full version of the Original was released to my knowledge). Either that, or I'm guessing Herrera received feedback stating its use was offensive.

  4. I guess it's kind of like spoken word, but I suck at genres. If it never get's posted on this site, oh well. I've been praying that God would help me write a killer mix, with Spirit-infused text...

    I'm not religious, don't know anything about the technical aspects of music, but your description intrigued me. Is your vision along the lines of https://soundcloud.com/random-x/random-x-principia-original? Apparently the verses are part of an Islamic prayer (any Muslim to confirm?)

    Or are you creating your own original lyrics inspired by Biblical text?

    Whichever option it is, my recc is to not let the music overwhelm the spoken parts.

    For me the trouble with the song I posted is the vocals are trying to compete with the instrumental and failing miserably (cuz the music's too damn good! :-P)

  5. Hey guys, I seek your help in IDing some songs. A little backstory: I recently uncovered several CDR's I'd burned as a 15- or 16-year-old. I was able to ID most of the songs, but 8 slipped my memory. Of those 8, I later recalled some on my own, and a trusted friend helped me ID a few. Which just leaves these 3 I'm posting here:


    IDed http://www.sendspace.com/file/ahv8x0 (my friend thinks this is an old DJ Shah production but i don't know..)


    Being that I burned these songs at that age, the only thing I know for certain is they're from '02/'03 and before.

    I'm also pretty sure they're amateur productions (as in, not signed releases), but if a mod would rather I upload clipped versions of the songs, let me know.

    Posting to OCR on the off chance I mentioned these songs to someone on the forums back then. Thanks in advance!


    Edit: I recalled the second one: Crizz Lee's Teardrops In My Eyes (SMP's Hard Mix). Crizz Lee, btw, is an old alias of Shah. That's the last time I doubt my friend. :)

  6. -_- can we please stop commenting on individual tracks - I thought the whole point was to avoid encouraging track/artist bias, at least until the voting process is done.

    Sorry, I intended my comment for the remixers only, whoever they are, since that's the only way I can express my appreciation to them.

    imo people have their own minds and can decide for themselves what songs appeal to them. I doubt an unknown member like myself can influence the public anyway.

    As for something about "best," I hate using that word since it's subjective. Again, I only commented to say what I personally found enjoyable.

  7. I'm unfamiliar with the FF series and its music, but I took a listen to catch up on the new faces in the community.

    Just want to give some appreciation. Whoever made Track 10, nice job. It works well as a stand-alone song (by that i mean i don't need to be familiar with the source to enjoy). 2:40 onward in particular is when the arrangement commands my attention. Easily my fave.

    I like the peppiness of Track 15. The piano reminds me of Penguin Cafe Orchestra's Music for a Found Harmonium (

    ). Plus I'm a sucker for vox samples.

    Track 33 reminds me of Three Drives' Air Traffic (ATC Chill Mix) (

    ). I especially like the parts where the main melody and countermelody trade off.
  8. I haven't kept up with downloading OCRemixes for years, but I had to see whether this was different from the version Israfel released on vgmix in 2002.

    It's not, save for 3 extra seconds of silence at the end.

    It's been on my CDR since. The "movement" beginning around the 2 minute mark -- great rhythm. I like how instruments are constantly being added in/dropped out, while the lead still does its thing. I don't suppose you'll be releasing Greater Alchemic Patchwork to OCR next?

  9. phenomenal arrangement. the rhythmic organ leads smoothly into a techno section, and then later segues back into the classical. when the mix finishes, i can’t help but feel that i’ve just witnessed something Grand

    be warned: way back when i first came to OC, this mix took a long time to grow on me. so if it all just sounds like random noise to ya at first, give it a months listening or so

  10. this mix rivals some of my favorite DDR songs -- Naoki’s Dynamite Rave (B4 Za Beat Mix) and Niko’s Night Of Fire, to name a few. and just like a DDR song, it’s a shame this is short. damn teasers. the melody at 1:04 is just what i crave. it’s hard to describe the reason why these songs are appealing. an out-of-body experience, maybe. the tempo’s always one step ahead in your mind before your body reacts to it.. so how about that extended version?

  11. doubt anyone could even begin to comprehend the deliriously happy mood this song puts me in. is it the deep bass? no. the constant state of progression that drives the mix along? no. the lead melody with its wistful 80s tone? no. while those things do indeed help, it’s the ocarina-type instrument at 3:10 that transcends all. makes me feel like i’m taking a long stroll through the desert

  12. review on the Second version: always wanted to hear the first version re-mastered, but little did i know LeeBro would go the extra mile. switching genre gears to House (don't worry, the festive atmosphere remains intact) turned this mix into a floorfiller. at 0:25, an electro synth enters the mix that only indicates the greatness to come. when that electro synth joins the lead melody later on periodically throughout, man..utter nostalgia. clubbers, this one’s Essential

  13. review on the Third version: while i thought the other two versions were ok, i never expected much out of the boring Hidden Palace music. maybe that’s why LeeBro floored me with his latest rendition. definitely a 360 from the original, this trance monster deserves to be played on a massive system. fitting title -- the thing about this mix that pulls me in is the breaks. imagine you’re slowly going waaay up in the air, pivot, and start freefalling madly back to reality -- Exhilaration, no less

  14. LeeBro, you sly dog. "Blissful Eruption". what a sexy mix with its sexual innuendos and whatnot. from the intro with its quiet foreplay and throbbing..bassline to the quickened pace which steadily increases. finally cums the climax and the spent calm of a fade-out. one of the more erotic tunes on OCR. "Volcano Valley" never tasted so good. mmm..

    looking forward to hearing more of those Sonic R vocal trancers, Bro

  15. keep doing your thing, Kai. you once mentioned that your aim in remixes is to merely exploit all the emotion for what it’s worth. and lemme tell ya, you consistently succeed in doing so. this one’s no different. the Guitar Mix of this is subtle but discernible, and i enjoyed that one as well

    and anyone that still needs convincing as to Kai’s ability to exploit emotion should pick up his Xenogears - Emotion (Starlight Dream Mix)

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