kdashz

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  1. Being an avid worshipper of the first Wild Arm's game, I'd say you've done what most haven't been able to do, and that is to capture the flavour of the actual town in the game. I remember Rosetta being a bustling trade city, and definitely, this beat suits it very well. Excellent work, and thank you for the references to the Wild Arm's main theme, just for wonderfully nostalgic feelings. And very good harmonizing, especially evident at (I know it's the same harmonization riff, but it's especially clear here and achieves a hell of a great effect for a short percussion pause) and slightly beyond 1.39. The flute solos were absolutely incredible (as well as the piano solos), and the only dig at this song I have would be that it might not really stand the test of time, with the beat being only a little repetitive. But I do find that the shortness of the tune makes up for it. Don't shoot me for this opinion, but I feel that some good songs have to end fast, due to the difficulty of retaining the listener's interest with a very preppy/pop-ish beat. Overall, this is still a VERY good mix. Thumbs up for Marc Star. 8/10
  2. Very epic and very grandoise. Perfect for overtures right after let's say, some sentimental scene in a medieval setting, or perhaps some other scene. (You know, the ones where you're flying around gazing at nature with the camera.) Or the kind where it's just the main character venturing into a sacred holy temple or something to that extent. Excellent timings, injects a hell lot of emotion into it. Mystical, intriguing, addictive and as dj pretzel mentioned, the arrangement is perfect. Wonderfully moving piece.
  3. This mix is GOOD. Definitely... Though it is a little too short to be really fantastic. Good points first, starting with the intro, you know I know that the effect was intended to be mystical, and indeed it was. Very enchanting, especially with the... what do you call them? The instruments backing the classical guitar besides the flutes (the flutes make those high pitched whole notes). Very, very like our dear Facintura... or however you spell that name. And considering that what we're talking about in that place is mystics, it definitely suits the aura that the song gives... in the intro. After the pause, fine, it continues... In fact, I like the part after the pause and between the time when things start to get grander... Very "strolling" kind of music, I guess. When things start to build and eventually until a steady beat is given, that's where one of my very few critisizms come in. Well, to put it kindly... Please, MAKE THE SONG DURATION LAST LONGER! Sigh, I was left with a very hanging feeling, always expecting more, like at least another interlude after the beat comes in. But when it ended, it was pretty much that, like being left dry when you thought that there would be more puddles of water ahead. But then, this IS a first remix... And I'm not really an experienced reviewer as of yet (don't think I will be anytime soon too, ^-^), so I'm giving this a pretty good score because even I know that our friend Chaos and this bugger over here have extremely high potential to be developed into something even Kenji Ito would say "Bravo!" to. Seeya! EDIT: Oops, sorry, forgot about the grade. 4/5
  4. This is definitely something every guitarist can appreciate... However, as mentioned, there were some "bends" that made the notes sound out of tune. Especially at the "high notes", you can tell distinctively that it's not right. And it sort of gets old a little fast... Either that or that's just because the original mix was alot more tranquil. But then, great work overall, especially for the guitarist. Does sound a hell lot like a live performance guitar, but would probably be suited more for some pub/lounge band. 3/5