Karrde

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  1. Awesome, finally a Mirror's Edge remix! I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoyed the game, especially the musical ambiance. I know Still Alive isn't one of the main background tracks but still, it fits the mood well. This is a really great mix. Like the panel said, I like how you instrumentalized the vocal elements, esp the "I've learned to lose/I've learned to win" section. Some of that reminds me a bit of some of the echoes of that section in Solar Fields' "Introduction" on the score. I know I'm rambling a bit (tired and too much work lately XD) but the song really flows and soars. Which is important if you know anything about the technical ideas behind PK/FR. *edit* Oh I also wanted to say it'd be neat if you tackled some of Solar Fields' songs. Especially loved the lonely ambiance from the puzzle sections of "Kate" and "The Shard."
  2. I hadn't even read the description (I usually listen to LttP mixes without question) and my first thought within the first few seconds was "This is totally The Doors." Awesome.
  3. Finally someone posting something from the SR388 Tunnel Theme. Very nice.
  4. As usual, I don't come out very often unless something really catches my ear. This is absolutely gorgeous. Getting a very strong traditional Irish vibe from this without the standard Irish tropes in some respects. (I love Irish music, this is refreshing). It's been a while since I've found a mix so engrossing. It has a very nice, deep energy to it. *edit* Also, listening to the album right now. Great stuff.
  5. Oh come on I was speaking generally XD I just never stick my head out on the forums unless I hear something that really gets my attention in a good way
  6. Forget the haters, this is great. I love the way you blended the song. I mean this really does sound like something Journey woulda done if they were writing VGM I think it's great. A bit vague with the source to an extent, but a great mix.
  7. Is it bad that I wanna hear the screwball 88kbs version? XD
  8. Heh, anybody who can't enjoy this is either some kind of purist or a prude who can't stand juvenile humor. Oddly enough, a friend of mine and I were discussing last night an article written by a thirty something mother who didn't get why her 13 year old found juvenile humor so funnny. We're both almost 30 and we still find it funny, so call us juvenile if you will Definitely up there with the aforementioned mixes as well as Team Gato's tongue in cheek stuff. Musically, meh, but that's not the point is it? I laughed my ass off though.
  9. I always loved the Besaid music. Same goes for all the mixes. The middle section from like 2:08 to 3:08 was kinda not my cup of tea. I'm a terrible mixer, but some of the samples seemed kinda off or at least out of place. On the whole though, I love the very chill atmosphere. I like what you did with the main melody and the repeating background.
  10. Well, as usual, it takes a really awesome mix to make me comment on anything. This is really something. I love percussion arrangements. Probably my love for traditional east asian and polynesian music, along with my taste for improvised music (think shows like stomp, or utilizing the environment for percussion sounds). This is really great. I can easily pick out the source themes from 65,000,000 BC (or w/e the original piece was called). Straight percussion is music just as much as melody without percussion is music. Besides, all the drums have their own tones.
  11. Less beatles, more David Gilmour era Pink Floyd, in my opinion. Say what you want about that era, but I enjoyed the music despite the drama. Very atmospheric, almost a dark/great mystery quality to it. Very nice.
  12. Seargent Mario's Trippy Mushroom World Band? If it were a little more ragtime, I woulda said this might have been good BG music for a silent film ;P The song is goofy for some reason and I have to agree with everyone else. I felt like grinning like a moron listening to this. Personally, I think DJP was a bit harsh in his criticism of the mix when he called it conservative. It is a bit, but there's something about this piece that makes me think it wouldn't work as well if it weren't conservative. I love it as is.
  13. Really quite excellent. Though I have to admit that when I saw SotC on the main page that I was hoping for a remix of a different track. Namely "Revived Power", a great track for confounding and beating Colossi But this track was quite epic. Hueger than XBOX, but I digress. The music and vocals were spot on and fit in nicely with the theme of SotC and the original piece. I can really see how people are comparing this with Sarah Brightman's work. Excellent job you two. *edit* Hmmmm, well, I found out why I really love the music in SotC. Looking about, it seems that most, if not all of it was done by Kou Outani, whose work in anime/games/etc I've always loved. There's still a bit of that style in this mix, but I like the direction it went.
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    Gradius 2?

    Just sorting through my collection, I noticed the dearth of Gradius mixes out there. Only 2 songs from the entire series, sadly. I was wondering if anyone would be up for doing the theme from Stage 1, Area 2 of Gradius 2. For the lack of a better name I'll call it "Burning Heat" as that was the name applied for the DDR Max version. IMHO it's one of the more memorable themes from the game and I think there's quite a lot of possibility in terms of remixing. http://www.midishrine.com/dritidet/nes/Gradius_2/grad2-1.mid Yay for having links.
  15. Holy freaking crap! Radiohead meets Pink Floyd anyone? Oddly enough, I never played the Max Payne games (Maybe I should if they're good on the PS2). I've never heard the music either. However, this mix is absolutely golden. I'm really loving the minimalist approach here. It shows that you don't need a ton of stuff going on to make something come out nicely. The vocal samples really compliment the simple piano work in the background. We've got a winner here.