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  1. I think it sounds pretty great. You must've fixed the transition problems because it melts very nicely from one theme to another. The tuba/xylophone at the beginning are as expressive of easy/good/happy as the hords and woodwinds are of evil/hard/scary at the end. Nice one. Are you going to segue into the overworld theme at all?
  2. Initial impression: Not impressed. I don't like the fact that you are leaving a prefectly lovely harmony by the wayside. Second thoughts: It IS melodious and well-orchestrated, so it's got that going for it, but I still am irked at the harmony choices.
  3. That's not how it works. We'll give our honest opinions, even if Moses himself remixed it. If we hate it, we'll say so.
  4. Yeah, it did kinda sound like a WIP, with the clipping and all that. Any chance at a polished version coming out soon?
  5. A big fan of classical music (Chopin in particular) and the Kirby games, I thoroughly enjoyed this mix. DIdn't notice any tech problems except low volume. I am listening on speakers, though. Particularly enjoyable was 1:35 - the shift into minor key. Looking forward to hearing more of your mixes!
  6. Bah. Annoys me more than anything else. If there had been bagpipes going in the background, it would've worked, but this just sounds like you put no effort into it. The mind screams "Where's the *&^# bassline!" It's too well-known and loved to leave out, so I can't say I enjoy this one.
  7. This is fantastic! The interplay between the techno instrument and the rippin' guitar is superb. From Mellow start to shredded finish, this is tip-top material, absolutely perfect.
  8. For those not in the know, this song is available at http://www.fcmidi.net/mp3/drf_bw_beat.mp3 Good shtuff. (for those even less in the know, see here: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail47.html)
  9. Never heard the original or played Xenogears, but this remix is uber-powerful. The intro is just a bit meandering and low, so that's the only weak point. IMHO it should've started from :50. But once the drums start in for real at 1:20, you know the fun is about to start. At exactly 2:00, it feels like you are actually flying along with this "Chu Chu" (don't know the story, just going with the title). The soaring majesty of wheeling through the clouds stays with you all the way through. The synth choir voices at 4:34 are a bit cheesy, but their harmony is so perfect, I forgot about it and just enjoyed. The ending is well played, but of course it feels like a huge letdown, and you just want to soar into the clouds once more. So.... play it AGAIN!
  10. Sounds like the theme song from a daytime soap opera...
  11. As vocal songs go (and most suck) not too bad. Lots of flat and missed notes, however.
  12. I don't get it. What's with the channel change and switch back from 1:54 - 2:44? Other than that, love it. EDIT: Never mind my last comment. My version must've gotten screwed up in BitTorrent. Happened to another file I got as well.
  13. Reminiscent of MazeDude's old work "Wood Imps" - see here :http://www.mazedude.com/compositions/Mzd-WoodImps.mp3 Nice and creepy. Thumbs up!
  14. Nice! Pounding and driving until the swell in the middle around :57 (which I like to call "The sweet creamy center") then back to pounding and driving. Some playful nonsense at :41.. Keeps it interesting all the way thru. Nice and upbeat!
  15. very groovy and jazzy and all that.. mellow is certainly the word. But is the choice of the sitar/banjo sounding instrument really the best for this sort of arrangement? Also seems to go on a minute longer than it should. Nice ending though.
  16. That's got to be one of the most terrible and un-helpful comments i've ever seen. Atleast people who didn't like it gave good reasons, rather than something like "I like it. yay. people who don't ilike it suck" - and by being critical, we're in turn helping the mixer develop their work, so it's really a positive thing ^^ You're right, I wasn't too helpful. I don't remember what I was on that night. Here's the intelligent version: Catchy beat, good subtle driving bass. Not overdone at all. The main melody instrument is fun, like a duck. Which is fun. Ducks are fun. I like the trills and interplays of various instrunments in the background. The little theramin type sound right before the breakdown is cool, never heard that sample before. Breakdown at 1:15 is sufficiently "bubbly" for the game it represents. The added notes after the breakdown make it interesting enough so it doesn't feel repetitive. Whoa! Total shift at 2:00! Keep going, keep going! Instrument at 2:15 is just a bit too shrill, but I'm still with it. And then it ends. That's why I like it.
  17. Have to agree with all the negative reviews. Sloppy sloppy sloppy, and not too enjoyable.
  18. FUNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm likin' it very much! I agree with all the positive reviews here and think all the negative reviewers can stick their heads in the pooper. THBBBPT!
  19. I too love the Jaw Harp/Jew's Harp (whatever) and the horn samples are great. Real western feel.
  20. Fantstic - gripping, spooky, but with a driving beat throughout. Never heard the music from this version of the game, but hearing it as the remix is awsome.
  21. In case I didn't get the point across with the subject of my post, I do love this mix very heartily. Seamless medley (well, almost) with playful snatches of recognizable themes sprinkled at just the right points. Key changes combined with the ambient sound make for an immersive mix that's playful and fruity, while also remaining a high-talent, polished work. This is my current fave!
  22. I love Mazdude's music, and I've told him so. I have to agree on this remix, though, that it is a bit too repetititititititititve for my own taste. There's no one revealing bridge moment which sweeps me away and makes the refrain worth the wait...and wait... and wait... 2 1/2 stars from me.
  23. Agreed- lots of banging. Very very clunky and bad. Evens out around 1:45 but.. Besides a couple of cute melodic moments, it just sounds too choppy and MIDIish for what you're trying to do. I like the ending, though. Just being honest.
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