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  1. Great remix!

    I'm no big fan of the Cid theme. It's a bit too epic for me. It almost gets parodical. And therefore, I don't really dig the long orchestral intro too much. But when it gets into that electronic groove somewhere around 3:30 I just love it. Had it all been done in this cool style it had been more my cup of tea. The trance beat is a bit boring though.

    Ah well.... even if I don't like the orchestral parts as much, they're still very well done. And I like the hybrid idea. I would have liked some more electronical touches in the beginning of the song.

    And I agree with SuperGreenX... the trance part does need a little more time to evolve.

    Hah... I only took up my negative thoughts here. I hope you don't get me wrong, because like I said, I DO like the remix. It's great.

    I like the chrono trigger one better though...

  2. Well... hip hop isn't my genre of choice. I love the spirit of OCR and the fact that this stuff is being done... and it gets more and more professional for every time. But this remix just isn't for me.

    Some of the sounds are a bit too synthetic... in a, IMO, bad way. I mean, I think it would it would be really cool if you used some oldschool NES-ish samples and combined it with your rapping. But this way.... it just sounds fake. I just don't see the charm. Also, I find the use of the hip hopy scratch samples and to be a bit overdone.

    Hmm.... well, my main complaint is that it feels unfocused and, as previous reviewers have already said, forced. I'd apprecieate something groovier... something to make use of the original without having a horn blasting the main melody in the background. I find that stuff distracting and confusing. But that's me. I want laid back stuff.

    Despite all of this.... I like the remix. Keep it up!

    Oh, and I get all sorts of eminem vibes here. With all the talk about "one life" and opportunities and stuff. Heh... that makes me thinking of that 8 mile track. =)

    /tommyboy

  3. Stunning.... I love this song. It's such a beautiful melody.

    Two tiny things I don't like with this remix...

    The trumpet thing in the intro. Great idea, but... it sounds fake.

    And sometimes, I think the piano has slightly too much delay. You know... I would have liked the melody to be even more distinct.

    But that's just my opinions... I still adore this piece of music.

  4. Yeah, great stuff.

    I like your jazz and pop oriented pieces more, though.

    Oh.. and hah, if I'm not mistaken, the original had this really cool organ thing in it. I sorta missed that in the remix. And also, it featured some female Swedish whispering (!).

    I've been thinking a lot of making my own Tekken 2 remix. I would have remade the intro music. I always dug that piano break when they showed Nina Williams sitting in a bar.

    Or perhaps I would have made a medley, and try to catch that Tekken spirit.

    But this is lightyears from what I can accomplish. I love it.

    It sounds good, and it inspires.

    Long live OCR :)

  5. This is great stuff. I've listened to this one a million times by now. It ain't my genre either, really. I mean, I love jazz, but usually not this elevator form of it.

    But I love this remix for the quality of the arrangement, the skilly ( <-- new word alert) solos and so on. You can hear that the person behind this knows how to play a keyboard. I could never have pulled this off. Not today.

    My favourite part is when the strings come in. And that cool bass thing at 03:32.

  6. Thanks guys. I just love good feedback... especially since this is like my first remix (or rather the only remix I've finished), and I wasn't sure if it was good enough. Thanks.

    It IS short... but I was so tired of me never finishing anything, so I let it be.

    Oh, and for you who don't remember the original title music. I have uploaded it for you. I'll prolly take it down soon, though.

    http://members.chello.se/emptymy/tomb_raider_main_theme.mp3

    As you can hear, the original had this cool choir, and is sonically superior to mine. By far. Longer, more epic. But it lacks the bassline, which I invented to make my remix groovier. ;)

  7. My only negative comment is in the first solo from 2:08 to about 2:17. I can hear the use of a jazz scale in this short little clip, and the way it is used just sounds too simple for my tastes, as if DPJ didn't really know how to go about a jazz solo except for what was contained in the jazz scale, and that maybe he had hit a few wrong notes. This is of course totally false, as the rest of the solo, and the piano solo that follows are top quality. It's only a 9 second blemish in the whole mix, but when something is this good, one must dig deep to find faults.

    Heheh.. I love that solo. I'm not too familiar with jazz scales, though (I wish I was). I think it adds a certain "jungley" touch to the song. Like something heard in King Louie's palace. :)

  8. Yup, this is cool. Monkey Island 2 is my favourite game of all time (that's right. As in "THE GREATEST GAME EVAH!"). I heard this remix a long time ago on a MI fansite. So this is nothing new to me. But I still dig it.

    I have been thinking a lot of making a MI2 medley myself, but I don't think I've got the skillz (yet).

    I would choose to work with some other themes. MI2 is just full of GREAT music... the entire game is just.... ahh GREAT. So's this remix.

    And Ryan (who made another cool MI remix) is right. The correct title for the game is "Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge".

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