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DimeTower

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  1. An incredible vibe here, and one that really just sucked me in and took me away. I say this without a powerful original connection the source, which only impresses me further. Incredibly atmospheric and personal. Gorgeous.
  2. Friggin' face-melting, I love what the remixer did here. To take one of the lesser Sonic songs and amplify all its best qualities while still pulling off all kinds of original interpretation is seriously impressive. I love how every minute of this song gets better than the last. There are some truly wonderful stretches in here, and the symphonic/speed metal elements come through in spades. The middle solos, the ability to hold on to the melody through everything that's going on... an instant download here. GREAT job!!!!
  3. Flabbergasting. Ear-catching. A must listen, and I don't know what to even rate it! But man, this remix just oozes style. Everything about this kept surprising me.
  4. Oh man, this turns the dial ALL the way up on the funk. The feel/sound is so wildly different from the source tune that I applaud the remixer's ability to stay with the normal flow of the piece - not a lot of unique solos are needed to make sections like 1:00-1:20 and 1:52-2:22 really hop. It's like a saxophonist dream mixed with the most fun walk through a woods section I've ever heard. The 3:11 fake ending really threw me, btw. Well done here!!
  5. I'm sure more people will leave comments on the album itself, but I wanted to take a special moment to this song - a beautiful rendition in a unique style. I honestly wasn't sure it would work, but all fears were swept away, and by 1:45-2:45 I was totally blown away by the power of the harmonized lyrics and the wonderful instrumental section afterwards. Clear vocal talent and wonderful instrumentation arrangement (3:46+ really comes to mind) brings it home. A thoughtful, unique take that does honor to the original - congratulations to all!!
  6. A gorgeous handling and delivery!! I am not the best or most experienced musical aficionado, but even I can hear the quality of the instrumentation and the personal touch on the delivery. Man, this remix never gets boring - different sections, different moods, different points of emphasis, all tied together by what seems to be a very specific goal. I could basically imagine a conductor asking for more or less from different sections as the mood/sound struck him... and by all accounts, that seems to be what's happened here! Major props to the instrumentalists, and to the remix!
  7. Man, I didn't even play this game and I'm loving the handling of this tune. There really aren't enough solemn, melancholy and/or pensive remixes out there. 1:19-1:51 in particular is super enjoyable as the play between the two main lines is engaging and meaningful. WELL DONE by all the remixers who helped contribute here!!
  8. Oh man, this frickin' rocks. It's so clean - the drums and handle of the melody is so beautifully clear and perfectly matched. You can't listen to this and not feel triumphant and battle ready. Special props for the beautiful transition section at 2:15-2:35, which totally nails the section without sacrificing an ounce of energy. Crisp and sharp as your favorite knife.
  9. Talk about a song whose depth is greater than its surface!! I really like how the song establishes the melody before letting it become the throughline and quietly bringing your attention to the creative and thoughtful ambience. Give this until 2:15 at least and just listen to what's going around the main chord walk - the more I listened the more I was impressed. Bonus points for the perfect introspective feel; it's like I'm sitting in a high tower on a rainy day, looking out the window. Evocative piece!
  10. Black Doom nailed it. Perfect description. I've loved this mix for many years. Thanks so much to the remixer for creating it.
  11. Gorgeous and thoughtful. If you want a remixer to imbue a piece with powerful emotion and a range of feeling, this is the remixer you want. Wow.
  12. Touch-perfect, and the choices of accompanying instrumentation play right into the remixer's strengths. A full and emotional piece without being over-earnest; the rise into 3:01+ feels natural and allows for the calming finish. Frankly, it sounds so naturally a lullaby that I'm hard-pressed to remember it wasn't originally - I think that's a sign of a job well done!
  13. Man, do we need more pieces like this! An exploring, wide-ranged take on some of the core FF X themes that turns this into a remix that alternate depth with some moments of looking the storm in the eye and being unafraid in the gathering winds, then sitting down after and contemplating how you're still here. SUPER props for both the opening and closing, which carry all the feels. More pieces need to explore this kind of emotional range. A definite download!!
  14. I liked this! It's sort of a sinuous take, where I'm not overwhelmed or thrown too much but the beat is solid and the changeups crisp. Man did I love the snake noises throughout.
  15. Alarming and uncommon!! Oh my goodness, come and stay for at least 1:15-1:30, where the moody sax and instrumentation overlay really starts hitting home and the mix continues to wind and groan through the dark world. The whole mood is almost an ache, like a slightly painful stagger through a dark alley. I was a little thrown off at the drum sequence 2:15+, but realized what the remixer was going for as it continued to slowly make its way. Bonus points for the beautiful and light wind ending. Excellently done!
  16. Look out here - this remix just overflows with goodness, and tons of ways to catch your attention and deliver across all kinds of effects. But it's not a one-trick pony; I really love the variations in both sound and mood here, with 2:35-3:00 being an excellent example of how divergent this remix can get. Intriguing and interesting - really an impressive piece here!
  17. Wow. Since I was not one of the fortunate ones to experience Seiken Densetsu 3 as I should have (my love of the series is based on the very first entry), I can't hope to bring to this the kind of knowledge and love worthy of the dedication that everyone put into it, but I just know that this song is gorgeous, and the handling superb. I loved the story about it! Man, just wonderful. On a larger note, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who contributed to this dream of an album, and double for those who never let it die. Be proud - your sacrifice was not in vain. Klnka Imra Miryon Tin Qua Miracles occur sometimes!
  18. Hot damn, this take is EXCELLENT. I love the way the speed/thrash metal elements are interconnected with quieter and interesting transitions! This just gets more interesting as it goes along. For someone who always thought this was an excellent source, I am both amazed and impressed that you could take this in such a direction and still hold totally true to the source - wow!! Instant download. So many props. P.S. 3:52+'s transition into the finale - FRIGGIN' A.
  19. This is really, really good! This remix absolutely dances up, down, and through the original arrangement and somehow makes an entire remix of flourishes, adjustments, and improvisations into something that is simultaneously true to the source and so different all at the same time. SUPER impressed this was pulled off as a piano solo. Bonus points for the different tempo ending and the gorgeous trail... phew! What a performance!
  20. Holy crap. All the feels. Man does this hit hard! I was downloading by 1:53. Triforce Quartet 1, Remixers holding onto their emotions, 0.
  21. The handling of sound in this remix is phenomenal. And I really mean it - this was critical to nail the overall feel of the piece, and as someone who also has not just memories, but my literal favorite memory of the game being spending time in the Ice Forest with this song (and those wolves' XP!), I had extremely high hopes for this effort. It did not disappoint. Bonus props for maintaining the original feel and providing an evolved form that still doesn't totally lose that magical, shimmery reflectiveness of the original. What a beautiful walk through the woods.
  22. Damn, I couldn't have said it any better than Somewareman. Ditto that x10 - what a bright spot (in a Dark Soul!) to have your series of remixes. Even the ones that weren't my favorites were quality, and you could sense all of them were handled with care/passion by the remixer. Thanks a ton for letting this rest with such a finish. A truly impressive resume that I hope you rest proudly upon.
  23. What an intriguing take! Man, this just gains steam as it goes along. 100% leave your volume up on this one - you'll pick up all kinds of fun mix-and-match elements, particularly in 1:35-2:05. I think the remixer made the perfect call on the length, FWIW. Well done!!
  24. Gutsy! Reaching! Frickin' rocking, and I love the middle section's handling of the interweaving sections. It's like I'm getting dual-whipped by Castlevania goodness the entire time. Grab your stake and raise your whip - this does great justice with a take that needed to be really nailed to avoid falling down an endless precipice, and you nailed the jump. I swear I didn't mean to make this all full of Castlevania references. Damn impressive, guys.
  25. Wow, is this phenomenal. What a wonderful, inventive handling. My favorite part has to be 3:05-3:35, which shows downright masterful control and touch. I hear the John Williams analogies and they make sense, but at the same time I don't want to denigrate (how about that?!) this piece by merely saying it was in his fashion - this had touch and design far beyond a mere style parody. Good heavens was this impressive.
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