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  1. It's hard to not pick an album you directed.  I poured a ton of myself into A World Reignited and I feel like everyone on that album brought their A game.   Arcadia Legends gave me the chance to do my first ReMix.

    Personal biases aside though. I have to give a shout out to Reserve Tank: VARIAtions.   Watching the community rally around Blind and crank that album out in a ludicrously short amount of time was a sight to behold. it also gave us some absolute gems, among them: Big Giant Circles' "In Your Prime"  and Zircon & (then) Pixietricks' Kindred, which is easily in my top 5 remixes on all of OCR.    

  2. Glad to see this one up on the front page!  Lucas did a such a great job with this arrangement.  It's a very unique take on one of the most recognizable and celebrated tracks on the OST.  It also taught me how much harder it is to try to do improv in 5/4. My brain did not want to work that way.

     

    Fun fact:  this is third member of what i like to call the Gondowan Jazz Trio.  By some happy coincidence, all three sources tunes from the Gondowan region in game ended up being remixed as different flavors of jazz.  

     

    Congrats to Lucas on a great ReMix!

  3. No worries, Trism

    These albums can be rough even in the best of times, and with all the complication Soule's situation and the rest of what's going on world have introduced it seems to be frought with problems.  

     

    If someone else wants to take over I'm totally fine with that, but at this point my suggestion is that we call this project off, let the individual artists do what they want with their tracks, and allow another, hopefully less troubled  OST to be the subject of "Paths Less Traveled: Volume 2"

  4. On 9/16/2020 at 2:07 PM, WesternZypher said:

    Surprised no one's chimed in about this yet. It's definitely as described - a song that paints the band dance-marching down St Charles Av.

    Thanks, man!    That's a great description and quite a compliment.   A number of years ago I marched down St. Charles Avenue  in the Krewe d'Etat parade.  Thanks for the reminder!    Glad you enjoy the ReMix!!

  5. This was one of my favorites on the album.   The best descriotion I can think of for it is "full of memory"

    To me it feels like a look back over a long life.  It takes us through joys and sorrows, cherished memories both happy and defining.  It is at once both tragic and celebratory.   A touching piece describing a beautiful ending.

     

    I was truly impressed by the amount of melodic variation bluelighter found in this source.  For me, the dynamic contrast is the biggest selling point.  It would have been very easy to shy away from that in the performance, but  blielighter never does, and that gives this remix a lot of heart.

    Beautiful arrangement and a tear-jerking performance 

     

  6. WANTED: Collaborator for Mixing

     

    Recordings are starting to come in for my Film Noir esque  bass, trumpet and piano trio.

     

    Mixing however is t really my thing and I prefer to leave that to someone who is A: more skilled and B: enjoys it more than I do 

     

    So if anyone would like join our collab to handle the production side of things, let me know!

  7. @Dj Mokram. No tomatoes necessary.  Situational awareness is never a bad thing.  

    Not all of us follow gaming news at all (or honestly even play games all that often anymore).   It's good that you said something and that the project leadership made a point informing everyone so we could each make our own decisions.

     

    As for me, I've already expressed my thoughts to Trism at length, but I'll summarize them here.

     

    I think albums like this are a gift for fans honoring the childhood memories they have of playing these games.  I don't think the actions, alleged or proven, of one person should be allowed to steal the joy that comes with those memories.   They may be his compositions, but they mean far more than that to thousands of people. 

     

    I'm happy to finish my arrangement as a tribute to the fans of Secret if Evermore.

  8. " I actually added a "flugelhorn" tag to our database JUST for this mix, because it just didn't feel right going with "trumpet" "

    This makes me really happy, haha.  When i started working on this i searched OCR to see if there had ever been a remix tagged with flugelhorn.  There had not and I thought, well there will be soon!. 


    This remix was a fun experiment.  It's only my second arrangement, and the first I had written on my own.  I also wanted to see just how little i could get away with in terms of instrumentation.  

    Fun fact, the flugelhorn came with a larger mouthpiece than I was used to. I had bought a replacement for it in my usual size, but i decided to try it out anyway. i had so much more flexibility while playing,  that I not only kept the large flugelhorn mouthpiece, I also ended up permanently switching to the larger size for trumpet as well.   So, in a way, this simple little remix has actually had a significant impact on all of my playing since.

         

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