fisherman

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  1. Perfectly done Latin feel, /beautiful/ solos, very amusing Music of My Groin reference. Live music is my favorite stuff on the site and you won me over with this one, gentlemen. Although no one could reasonably fault the playing or writing, I would have like to hear a little more robust sound on the secondary instruments, to match the vibrancy of the saxes. Other than that, fabulous work!
  2. I've had it up to here with unoriginal CT mixes, so I was a little tentative downloading this, but those opening notes were sure a pleasant surprise! And - surprise! - I liked the rest of it, too. I really like that you didn't bring in an obvious direct port of the game melody until later, at the climax of the piece. Good effect. Very American-orchestral style, especially on percussion use.
  3. I personally love these mixes that depart from the original. When I download something that's almost a direct transcription with a few barely noticeable changes - yawn. This, I like. Real nice job, djp.
  4. Nooooo! Damn you, I wanted it! *pouts* HOLY CRAP! This rocks my fro off! You might say, "ah, you don't have a fro." You'd be right. 'Cause this song just rocked it off! Considering it's 2:20 AM right now and I just got home from work, I zconfidently say that this is the best idea I've heard all day! Konami + 80's hair band = *drooooool...* Everything is flawlessly executed, I love it. It all works perfectly, sound quality is good. It's not just good guitars, either, the drumset is phenomenal too. And the synth, helicopter, siren and howl at the beginning fit the genre like a glove. But guitar rock this IS. Mad props to goat on this one. MAD PROPS, I say!!
  5. Ha! I was JUST listening to a certain other mix by the same author... ...and in that light, I was wondering "wow, is this just the same I was just listening to?" It has the same sax riffs, the same thirds, even the same ambient, harmonic open fifth at the beginning. I'm a big fan of el DarkeSword-o, but this is lacking in originality.
  6. 10/10 - perfection - I couldn't add a thing to it. The arrangement is superb. *drools*
  7. I didn't mind the brass at the beginning; there's a beautifully done spot right at 0:50. The strings later on bummed me out, though, especially since they're so heavily leaned-upon in the arrangement... But the arrangement kicks my ass all over the place. The mixer's cinematic background is quite obvious. The way it climaxes and dies away at 3:45, I can just see the title of whatever it's previewing coming up on the screen with release dates. But ask me if it's overly cheesy or in any way bad or unpleasurable to listen to... and I'll say "whatchu talkin' bout, Willis?" All in all, this is a very tight, professional piece of work that gets top marks with me.
  8. Loved that trolling bassoon at the beginning. Loved it. Not "spectacular" but I was definitely grooving to it. I like what Malcos said in the judges' discussion: "If we are wine judges, then I just got drunk."
  9. 5/5, 10/10, 100/100. Much ass was indeed kicked in the production of this song! If I tried to order an industrial-size can of Whup-Ass right now, I bet the warehouse would be out of stock. ...I don't know what to say; this is quintessential "good." If I burn a CD of OCR mixes to take on a road trip with me, sometimes my friends raise an eyebrow if they see it sitting around afterwards, or, more likely, if I leave it playing in the car. If I ever made a "hah, take /that/ bitch, /this/ is a remix of /video game/ music too!" CD, this would probably be track #1.
  10. As I listen to stuff, I realize that this os one of my favorite mixes on the site. I can't figure out what it is about it.
  11. 5/5! Hells yeah! This inspired me to fire up ZSNES and race through the Knight Class once for old time's sake. Since it wasn't composed as much as performed, I'll have to keep my comments to a certain subset of the usual... I like the way the style moves from one to the next. That reminds me a lot of a certain solo piano track on the Cowboy Bebop live soundtrack that I like. Very well executed... mmm...
  12. Tight. Tight like... I can't think of an analogy suitable for describint it. This game actually frustrated me to no end when I was a kid, but I too give this one top-notch ratings.
  13. I like it! The quality is definitely there. One of the best signs of development in a piece for me is if, when it loops around, I forget how the beginning sounded. The beginning is by no means /bad/, but after each new change is made, your brain sort of forgets that it was ever /not/ that way. Like you can't remember how it could sound good /except/ as what you're hearing. It's a compliment, I swear. The voice samples are extremely well-done; I enjoyed them greatly.
  14. Definitely not "spectacular," but, in the words of the Teen Girl Squad, "sooo good!" Mellow music has an entirely different set of criteria for "good" sometimes, but this meets it. Mmm... I can't think of a thing wrong with this! I just woke up from a full night's sleep and I'll be damned if this doesn't make me want to just get back in bed. Hell, the only criticism I could think of is, "remix more things!"
  15. I was going backwards and just listened to Ubik and Zyko's Asterix mix, so the beginning of this sounded pretty bland by comparison. But this is not a dull piece. No, sir! It's great. I LOVE the piratey feel... it was captured perfectly. YARRRR! (edit) GOD I love the rhythms. 10/10 just on the rhythms alone! Whoo.
  16. Zyko himself said it right-on. Wish people could just get over the damn thing... And DAMN the chorus is catchy! That beat is infectious too. I absolutely LOVE things like this where remixers take the original game stuff and take it in a /completely/ new direction, especially adding lyrics and such to it. dark_inchworm wrote: I like d_i's perspective. I too hate the money/guns/bitches/blunts/weed rap, and this is my thing right here. Can I say again how much I love it? Longinus wrote: *laughs* For me, that's what MAKES the chorus so damn catchy! "Oh! Major 3!" And the modulation at the end? Absolutely kicks my ass.
  17. I just love the idea of putting electric guitar ballad on a heroic RPG theme.
  18. Great electronic ambient feel. I too feel that the only striking improvement would have been an increase in length. It ended just as it was getting into its stride! Music of this genre typically /does/ tend to last longer, which would have been quite acceptable.
  19. I love this! I just want to dance around now. My favorite part is the bubble popping sounds, when they're by themselves.
  20. I would love to /play/ this, and that's one of the biggest compliments I can think to give. This thing has such the climax at 3:something that I could practically hear it squirting all over the floor. Don't know where people are getting off (heh) with saying that... Stylistically? In being similar to his other works? My girlfriend and I are both avid classical music fans (and performers). When we're listening to the radio, we can instantly pick out a Bach, a Beethoven, a Debussy, a Mozart, even if neither of us has heard that particular piece before. Certain composers do have certain styles, but that doesn't mean that they're any less great.
  21. I used to play Sorcerian on my old 286... 6 5.25 floppy disks, I think! it was too old to run on my Pentium at the time. Ahh, memories... Great stuff! Keep up the good work... Let's hear some more of those promised piano arramgements, too.
  22. Like Shadow says, it has that badass spy feel... as a basis. I think the timbre of the drum sample gives it just enough grooviness to make it a little campy... not quite serious. Serious-yet-not. Whatever it is, I felt it.
  23. God... simply amazing. Very professional-sounding indeed! I felt the funk. If this had been an original, some guy rapping about the ghetto or guns or bitches or blunts or money... I would have despised it. But he's rapping about Knuckles Just the fact that this was done excites me. There was nothing fake-sounding about this at all... completely true-to-form and not a hint of campiness.
  24. For a taste of what antiphony I've been listening to today, look up John Corigliano's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. This is Bach by comparison. =P I'm surprised people had any issues at all with the dissonance. Psh. What would have made this better for me would have been more articstic liberties and mangling of the original melody after the first 0:45 when you get into your edition of the original. But y'know what I really want to hear as I listen to it again? This, orchestrated. That bass line is perfect for low strings, the section at 2:10 would be perfect for a brass adaptation... shit, it would be tight. No matter what, the ideas you put on this thing are kickin' and, to my ear, just scream, "develop me more!"
  25. Excellent mix. In the top tier of the huge mush of CT stuff out there. Very soothing and individual. The "timing" thing that djpretzel mentioned? It was definitely noticable. For the /duration/ of the guitar stuff near the end, some of the notes were just -off- timing-wise. Maybe they were going for a more "human" feel, but as a sometime-musician, that's the kind of stuff I personally try to /avoid/ in straight-tempo stuff. Perhaps if it wasn't /so/ dramatic a shift...