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OCR01705 - Xenogears "Babel: A Prison of Fate"

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Beautiful and expertly-performed. Will showed me this and actually asked if I thought it was worth submitting. C'mon, man! :lol: The themes arranged here are among my favorites from the Xenogears soundtrack, and while there are a number of remixes of them already, this one stands apart as a very unique interpretation.

Now, let's all bug Will and get him to submit more stuff!

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I liked it, but I must be missing something. When I hear the word Babel, I think of the tower of Babel in Genesis. I assume that the same name comes up in Xenogears?

Good job nonetheless.

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Amazing remix. "Omen" is one of my favorite tracks in Xenogears in addition to "The Man who is Torn Apart". Very well played piano piece and compares to Dhsu's "A Life Without Parole" from Voices of the Lifestream. Emotional stuff.

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Good stuff! I find there are styles of solo piano I like and some that I don't like (well.. d'oh), and this is something I like. Yay!

Also, JJT's judge decision made my stomach hurt. Worth checking out.

--Eino

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...Hmm. I like how busta chose to use the rhythm from the CREID version of Omen, unless Omen actually has that rhythm in it somewhere but I seemed to miss it.

Pretty nifty stuff.

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A fine arrangement and performance. Really captures the spirit of the original while taking it somewhere it never went before.

That's what I was going to say.

Excellent work.

Just beautiful.

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couldn't tell ya if this was sequenced or a performance into midi or whatever...

great job there.

Very enjoyable to listen to, really felt like a different take without departing a whole lot from the original.

Great work.

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Well, I'm a long time listener, first time reviewer, and I think I'll start reviewing now. I've had this account for a while but never really got around to posting anything.

Overall, very talented piano playing here. The beginning was an attention hook, very nice way to start out with a solo peice. The song held my attention despite the repetidive melody and it was ful of emotion and style. With piano music I usually don't like it in a steady beat- this one didn't stick to any specific beat yet it still kept flowing at an artistic level.

There isn't anything that I think I can critique on this one, I think its just about as good as it can get. So, nice work!

I'm not sure if I'm making much sense, I guess I'm just typing out my disembodied thoughts and overall impression. So, I hope you can make sense out of that.

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Very nice music, I was never into the source too much, but when presented like this, it's a completely different story. It's arrangements like this that make me take a second (or in this case, maybe 30th) look at the source, and finding something previously hidden.

This is super moody and mysterious sounding, and it shifts between sections and feelings seamlessly. It's somewhat strange for me to say excellent sustain pedal usage, but your timing on it is excellent, and it really kicks up the mix.

Very well played, sir. I really enjoy this.

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I never realized how many piano pieces were on OCR. And all the better for it, I feel.

Slow, contemplative piano arrangements can very easily be cliche, contrite and uniformally dull, and it's just a show of the talent pool here at OCR that that is never the case. Another superfine piano piece here, covering some emotive Xenogears tunage. The concept is almost too obvious, and done time and again because of it, but rest assured it's more a pleasure than a chore to add another one to the pile. Nice work.

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Somehow I completely missed this one. I heard it for the first time a few minutes ago and I love it. Beautiful, expressive playing. Really fluid, too. It helps that the original is one of my favorite pieces (from one of my favorite soundtracks), but this is an excellent remix, either way.

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