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  1. This is the best track to come from this site so far this year. For the love of God, José, please keep 'em coming.
  2. I must be the only one who doesn't mind the ending. It's clear to me that from 5:25 on, it's intentionally sloppy and off-key. At least, I sure hope it is. I mean the song could have easily ended at 5:25, and silent decided to keep the ending anyway, so I would have to think it's there for a reason. But even if it's not intentionally off-key, I still liked the ending. It's very atonal, but in a good sense. The ending reminds me of Radiohead in a way, although I can't really pin down why... But ending or no, this is the best thing I've downloaded off OCR in a month. Bravo.
  3. This couldn't be more different from Safety in Numbers. Aside from the fact that they remix the same song, the two shouldn't even be compared. And to call this mix worthless is ridiculous. I like the track, but like other people said, it's a little too much like the original for my tastes. Nice guitar work, but the rest of the track is a little underwhelming.
  4. Yeah, that synth bass instrument sounds a little off key to my ears too.
  5. Since everyone seems to be wondering about the original track, I put it up on my Angelfire site, so get it while you can, I can't keep it up for long, and I'll probably go over my transfer limit pretty quick. Metal Gear Solid 2 -- Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday
  6. No, they're from the game, it's from the song that plays over the end credits. I have the original track on my computer. And this version tops the original by a mile. I was just saying a few weeks ago how I prefer remixes of older games, because for newer games it's tough to top the original track. BenCousins sure shut my mouth. Amazing work--I agree with djp, one of the best remixes in months. EDIT: Or did you mean the samples from 2:00-3:00 and from 3:33 on? If you meant those vocal samples, then I misunderstood you, but the vocals that sing the lyrics are from the game.
  7. I gotta agree with SysteManiac. I liked all of Crono's stuff before this, and his vocal delivery here is top-notch, but this remix sounds a little thin. Where's the bass? The song needs bass, plain and simple. Hip-hop isn't hip-hop without some deep, pounding bass. I mean try to imagine Eres Des Points without bass. It would sound completely empty. I love the idea, and the rapping is impeccable, but I'm getting treble overdose here.
  8. I think every remixer on this site has done at least one remix that I didn't like. Except Mazedude. He has not disappointed me yet. Amazing stuff. Yes, it's jazz, but there's this hint of something else beneath the surface that isn't jazz, but totally makes the song work. Almost like it's an industrial song disguized as a jazz song, but at the same time nothing like that. Does that make sense? Whatever it is, it works. Another excellent mix from Mazedude.
  9. Just when I start to think I've heard every song on this site, this review gets bumped from the depths of the message board. I love this mix, but I'm a sucker for unusual time signatures. Some great stuff going on here. My only complaint is that it's a little long--I think if the song was made a little tighter, it would make it that much more enjoyable. And I'm pretty sure it's "Reach not into (unto?) the heavens." But I could be wrong.
  10. I'd like to add YPOI's Slumber Party to that list. I like smiling, so therefore I like this mix. 'Nuff said.
  11. Nice to see NoppZ again. He's one of the few artists that I actually have a playlist dedicated to. I like the feel of the track. Sort of like a fun-loving Haloween song in the vein of the Monster Mash (without the cornball lyrics). Personally I could have done without the weird scream sound effects, but I guess they they do enhance the whole fun Haloween vibe. I think it strikes a good balance between gothic and cheerful. Good stuff, definitely going in my NoppZ playlist.
  12. My, what an open-minded individual you are. This has always been one of my favorite mixes from the site. It stays true to the flavor of the original, it manages to take a completely repetative tune and keep it interesting for four minutes plus, and you can dance to it. You can't get much better than that. Great stuff.
  13. I couldn't agree more. I can't complain musically, it's a great remix, especially from about 2:40 on. The synch problems didn't really bother me much--I actually liked the looseness to it. But for Pete's sake guys, turn the guitar volume up a notch or two. An electric guitar should never be overpowered by a piano. I think that's a sign of the apocalypse or something.
  14. I'm just an innocent bystander here, and I hate to drag out this ugliness farther, but I can't help but draw attention to this: People "don't know how" to mix their music. Not "don't have the means" or "don't have the equipment". "Don't know how". It's an implicit attack at a remixer's mixing skill, not an objective statement. I don't know you Mustin, but I don't buy it. Everyone writes like that, whether they mean to or not. Maybe if you paid more attention to the implications of what you are saying, you wouldn't run into these little misunderstandings. So just for your own future reference, when you say something like "people don't know how to mix their music", you are implying that a remixer is incompetent if he or she does not have superior sound quality on all his or her songs. Maybe you didn't mean it that way, but that's what I interpreted from it. Maybe if you would get the bile out of your tone, people wouldn't misinterpret what you said so much. But, and again I don't know you, but it occurs to me that it's very easy to say something through implication, and then when someone points it out, go, "I didn't say that! Read what I said! Idiot! La!La!La!La!La!" and cover your ears (and your ass). Now I'm not saying that that's what you're doing here. Like I said, I don't know you, and I wouldn't presume to pretend like I did. But still, if I've taught you anything in my post about the art of implication, maybe you'll catch my meaning...
  15. It's like... a beautiful sculpture made of used beer cans and banana peels. And I mean that in a good way. The theme from A Boy and His Blob has to be one of the most uninteresting songs in the history of videogames, but Mazedude makes it interesting. It's all the nonsense sounds I think. If someone tried to remix this song with typical samples, I don't think it would work, because the original song is such trash. But here, it works great. :gives Mazedude a ketchup-flavored jellybean:
  16. Honestly, I know when two people remix the same song they are going to sound somewhat similar, but to my ear, this song sounds almost identical to Mustin's Blue Bomber Forever. At least for the first 30 seconds or so, anyway. The instruments are different, sure, and I don't mean to take anything away from Gecko's song, but the similarities are too much for me to enjoy this Mix. It feels like a remix of Mustin's track to me, not a MegaMan remix. I suppose that's not a bad thing, after all, both songs are well done. I dunno, it just doesn't sit well with me for some reason. (Don't get me wrong, I'm not accusing Gecko of stealing or copying the song or anything. Like I said earlier, I know that when two people remix the same track, sometimes they're going to sound similar. But I can't help but be bothered by it--this song is just covering too much of the same ground. It's somewhat irrational of me to be bothered by it like this, but I can't help it. It's just the way I feel.)
  17. Spoken like a cheater. How dare you insult gamers of true skill and intelligence. I was hoping no one would reveal the song's place in Ninja Gaiden in hopes that it would not ruin the experience for some, but oh well. Just because you cheated doesn't mean you have to right it by feeling you are among the pathetic majority. Hah. This is hardly the place for this, but I don't see how, by explaining why nobody recognizes the track, I am insulting anyone's intelligence, or ruining the experience for them. Both DarkCecil and djp were stumped, so it's hardly common knowledge. As for being a cheater... hey, the game was too hard. I wanted to see the end of the game. Deal with it. And I'm sure there were plenty of people just like me who weren't able to beat this game. The fact that several people didn't recognize this track is evidence enough. But we're all so proud of you that you beat it on your own, good for you.
  18. I liked the song, but that's not why I'm posting -- I'm here to say that the reason nobody recognizes this song is because it's from the end of the game. And considering the fact that Ninja Gaiden was probably one of the hardest games in the history of mankind, probably the only people who are going to recognize this song are people like me who cheated to beat the game. Anyway, I've heard an alternate (presumably earlier) version of this track from VGMix, and although I know it's unfair to compare a finished song with a work in progress, I actually like the other version a little better. There's a sort of march-like section of the other version that I wish Russell Cox had left in. It was my favorite part of the song. But this version is still very good. I'll be keeping both versions, no doubt. But I agree with djp, the gratuitous key changes are a little grating.
  19. I loved this game, and I love the sound of cellos. Although I can't quite figure out which piece of music this song is arranging. I listen to the Longest Journey soundtrack all the time, and this melody just doesn't ring a bell. The piano is kind of similar to "Main Titles", but otherwise I can't figure out where in the game this piece was taken from...
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