Ikari_Gendou

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  1. Ikari_Gendou

    I want a Jet Force Gemini OST's orchestral performance to happen

    Cool work! I'll be honest though — those tracks are far from being my favorites . I'm more inclined to those with an epic vibe, such as Ichor Military Base, Sekhmet... I don't know a lot about music composition so I gotta ask, why would you say your tracks are not finished?
  2. Ikari_Gendou

    I want a Jet Force Gemini OST's orchestral performance to happen

    Yikes, sorry for the incredibly late response. I received the notification on my iPad, then left the message there sitting, waiting to get on my MacBook and write a decent response and just forgot about it... First of all I really appreciate the author of such good work coming to my thread. I'm afraid that it's not too much what I can do regarding a JFG project, though. I mean, 1) I'm not American, and 2) I'm not a musician. Anyway, here is another remix from a few years ago that I found on YT, which also is pretty cool: It makes me wonder though why people stop there. I mean, with talent like your or this guy's, why not going ahead and cracking the entire OST? Yes, I know it's not the same as pulling off an orchestral interpretation, but it definitely looks like working with samples is the best we can get for now. I think JFG really deserves it.
  3. Ikari_Gendou

    I want a Jet Force Gemini OST's orchestral performance to happen

    Hi, thanks for your thoughtful reply. You are right that JFG music is not Mario or Final Fantasy in terms of popularity, so it's hardly going to happen on Rare's own wish. Considering that and that having a good orchestra costs a lot of money, I was thinking that if the cause doesn't look too crazy, crowdfunding or some kind of pressure on Rare could get us somewhere. If I have to be honest, I know JFG (let alone JFG music) doesn't get enough recognition even in the gaming community, even if it's a top-notch soundtrack, however I was hoping that OCRemix community could be different given their nature. Now, if the idea doesn't go anywhere for a lack of enthusiasm, well, I understand and at least I tried. Regarding the possibility of the community tackling a project like this by themselves, it'd be cool but far from being something like what I was thinking. JFG epic score was definitely made to be orchestrated. (Unless a OCRemix orchestra or something is formed in the future, who knows...) Thanks, and yes, I heard that one long time ago, when I started researching if there was something like an orchestrated version of JFG soundtrack. Cool track! Still I think the original is better, lol.
  4. Hi, I, as many of you probably, am a huge fan of the old-days' Rare. You know, the ones responsible for making absolute masterpieces for Nintendo platforms, like Donkey Kong Country, Banjo Kazooie, or Conker's Bad Fur Day. You probably know as well (and for sure you will know better than this miserable leecher) that these guys, specially people like David Wise and Robin Beanland, were the composers of some of the greatest scores in the history of video games. One of my favorite soundtracks ever is Jet Force Gemini's. I hope most of you are aware of it. The game is a cult-classic, but I guess it never made it to the top in terms of popularity (I think it was ahead of its time perhaps). And with its excellent playability came a grandiose soundtrack by Mr. Beanland, which to me sounds like it took some inspiration from John Williams, giving place to an epic score with jewels like these: I got this game when I was 13 so it has a special place in my heart and I listen to its music until this day. However, I've never stopped thinking how much more awesome it would sound these days if the score was orchestrated and performed with a real symphony instead of using those artificial sounds from the N64 era. Who knows, perhaps some little rearrangements could be made. Because of this dream I took advantage of modern social networks to get in touch with Mr. Beanland, so I asked him about this. He replied me saying than hearing this score being performed by a real orchestra would be really lovely, but that was all. Which was a little bit disappointing, to be honest. Then I just remembered this great community and the fact that you guys were even able to get the collaboration of Mr. Beanland, Mr. Wise and Grant Kirkhope for the recording of Serious Monkey Business (how awesome was that!). So this is the point where I ask: 1. Am I the only one who loves this relatively obscure soundtrack? 2. If not, would you be interested in supporting a campaign to bring it to a real orchestra? 3. If yes, how the fork could we convince Mr. Beanland or other people in Rare? I mean, there could even be a crowdfunding campaign if necessary to bring this to the London Symphony Orchestra or whatever, but obviously there would be some copyright issues. Ideas? (Btw, obligatory non-native speaker disclaimer.)
  5. Hi, I've been listening to some OCR albums since a long time ago, since Kong in Concert to be more precise. My favorite ones are the three from the Donkey Kong Country saga and Mega Man X series. This is my first time in the forum and to be honest I just registered to make a request that I really wish could turn into something bigger. I hope everything turns out OK!