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    Edmonton, AB, Canada
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  1. In recent years, I've become tired of a large portion of all Christmas songs. I had to make an album of Christmas-type music I actually like. This? This will definitely be part of that album. And it's Jazz Jackrabbit, no less! Memories and Christmas miracles and etc. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  2. It's remixes like this that remind me why I love Metroid so much. I can't really say much that hasn't been said already, about the mixture of beautiful melancholy and heart-pounding action in both the original soundtrack and this remix. So, I'll just leave it at saying, fantastic job, and I hope to hear more from Pyrus in the future.
  3. Well, having visited the YouTube comment section for this remix, I have to say, you're right; this remix has been very divisive so far. And as it happens, the thing I was going to say in that comment section was similar to something I just read in the description here. I would say something like, "Hey, everyone who's complaining about this song? I have a suggestion. Take a couple deep breaths, calm yourself, let go of your expectations, and listen to this a second time. I can almost guarantee you'll like it much better." Now that I can see I'm not the only one who thought so, I'm glad to
  4. So, now I'm glad I clicked the link from the YouTube video and read all of this. Wow. I feel like I've just experienced a thrilling story. No joke, it gives me that same satisfied feeling of playing a video game with an emotionally touching narrative. And as someone who is infamous in certain circles for leaving long, sometimes overwrought comments on things, I have to say, I approve of the depth to the explanation of this remix. Oh yeah. Here's what I started saying when I watched this on YouTube: "There came a point where I knew I recognized the tunes, but couldn't remember why. An
  5. Whoa... wait... There's a Jazz Jackrabbit remix on her?! How did I not know about this?! How long has this been here?! Oh. Since... since March 11th, 2016. As the date says. Naturally. Well, clearly this means I haven't done enough searching through OC ReMix in the year and a half since I discovered this site; looks like there's more treasure out there. Treasure like remixes of old Apogee games that brought out the best the '90s had to offer, and about 20 years later have spawned something else to comfort my ears. I know it's a few years late, but, thanks for this one, Netrum.
  6. I'm not really a student of music, so I can't comment on what composers this remix reminds me of. But I am a brass player, and I can say that I will never complain about a remix using so many horns! (Seriously, can we get some more of those, anybody? I would love that, if anybody is looking to try it out.) This is radically different from any other remix of this song that I've heard, and I love that. If someone were to have said to me, "OK, picture a song from Chrono Trigger, but in an old-time cinematic style that borders between symphonic and jazz," I would have never assumed I'd find t
  7. I think it would be kind of cool if they played this at my funeral. I mean, it's just subdued enough for it to be respectful for such a time, but it's also cheerful and hopeful, y'know? And the N64 version of Rainbow Road, which this song references, has stayed one of my all-time favourite video game music tracks; it touches me in a way that I can't put into words. I'm sure people would love to imagine me riding a rainbow and throwing turtle shells, jamming out to this song. Heh. And I can just imagine someone calling OC ReMix to ask if it's ok to use this song, and getting back one of th
  8. I just want to say, I'm seriously impressed that you managed to include most of my favourite musical genres into one single song, and one which invokes such fond memories of a game that (I'm sorry to say this) I don't have a lot of memory from in general. (These things happen when you grow up with a Sega Genesis, and don't play Link's Awakening until on the Virtual Console... but anyway.) And also, I for one am glad this took a turn from the sombre tone it apparently was going to have initially, and instead is so light-hearted and fun. OK. Time to download. And thank you.
  9. OK, here's a historical note, in case anyone reads this in the distant future, and wants to know why this comment comes out of nowhere: In December 2018, OC ReMix did a 30-Day Song Challenge on their Twitter account; each day of the month, there was a prompt to share different kinds of songs. "A song with a colour in the title," "a song that reminds you of summer," "a song from the year you were born," "a song that makes you sad," "a song that moves you forward," etc. In this instance, this challenge was to post a remix from OverClocked ReMix for each of these prompts. They said, "Yeah, e
  10. Dang... I can't believe I almost missed this treasure. It makes me feel peppy and chilled at the same time. And that's a wonderful paradox to feel. OK, I need to make sure I don't miss any more awesome songs. (As Sonic always said, I need to do: "Come on! Step it up!")
  11. OK, I know this album is at least two years old at this point, but this is my first time hearing it. (I have a really long backlog of remixes and albums I'm trying to get through. So we're doing this now.) Now, for all of the good things I can say about this album, the one I feel the overwhelming need to say is: "YUNGTOWN! Yeah! Sub2Yungtown!" Seriously, though. Thank you for starting this off with the person who is probably the only rapper in the world that I actually like. As for everything else in here, I assume nobody is exactly waiting for an in-depth review on a two-year-o
  12. I don't come on here often enough to tell people how much I like their remixes. At least I'm doing it now. ...That not good enough on its own? Heh. Fine. I can't pretend like I have the technical expertise to explain why this one resonates with me so much; it just does. I love the choices of instrumentation, I love how mellow it is most of the time, and I love how this gives me feelings like I had when I played Chrono Trigger the first time, except somehow more prominent. Me hace sentir tal como estoy en casa. Lovely piece of work! P.S. Thank you for showing me yet a
  13. This is definitely what I was in the mood for today. I only had one thought about this I wanted to express right now: I love the inclusions of the in-game text and conversations you overhear from the Echo Flowers. At first, I found myself wishing those lines were a little bit louder, because you can't totally make out everything they are saying. (For instance, I only knew that the conversation about two monsters' wish to climb Mt. Ebott is in there because I caught a few key phrases, and I remember that part especially well from the game.) But as I kept listening, I realized how fitt
  14. I don't know what's more surprising: the fact that I remembered this game well enough to think of looking up remixes for it, or the fact that someone else remembered this game well enough to actually create a remix for it. Not to mention, there's the fact that I still recognize a song that I last heard when my age was a single-digit number. This remix may be subtle and ambient, but something about it commands my attention. It's like I can be in the middle of doing something, and when this song starts playing, I'll want to stop and listen more closely. (I guess I shouldn't listen to this w
  15. I'm just going to re-post the comment I left on the YouTube video for this song: "This is the kind of song I would play to my kids to put them to sleep. You know, if I played the violin. And if I had kids. "Not only is this a beautiful piece of music, but it's imaginative, too; for all the times I've heard Gerudo Valley arranged to sound upbeat, intense, epic, or overwhelmingly active, I think this is the first time I've ever heard someone remix Gerudo Valley into something mellow and calming. This actually does feel like something that would help someone sleep. "I love it. I'm
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