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OCR01820 - Super Metroid "In Your Prime"

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Oh nice, this was one of my favorites on the Get Well album. I don't think this theme can get old, and what you've done with it is superb. A++

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This song is truly amazing. The ambiance, the percussion, the techno, the hard and subtle sounds, and clean transitions. They all fit so well together. I'll be listening to this one a lot, fo sho.

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So.. alive, from beginning to end. Torvus Clockwork and Energy Tank both come to mind when I listen to this mix.

I like that (synth?) chorus - reminded me of the game and added somethin... foreboding, but.. entrancing... to the mix.

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I liked the bells after 2:10 and the C64-ish lead at 5:00 or so and a number of small things along the way, but this remix didn't really leave a mark in my mind. I can tell a lot of work has been put into it though. Good job!

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Way to take a theme that i'm pretty ambivalent on and make it awesome! :-)

Great synth selection, flow, and transitions. Excellent everything.

No crits on this one, just asspats. Good game.

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I love this theme from the game, so generally anything that mixes it I love.

That being said, this mix particularly stands out. Great percussion work and a mix of samples that really puts some energy into the mix. The piano lead up to the 2 minute mark stands out in particular. Nice work.

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I almost forgot, the breathing noises, (supposedly Samus?) were a really nice touch before the big finish. Big Giant Circles should make the music for the next Metroid game, haha. :P

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No crits on this one, just asspats. Good game.

Yeah, seriously, nothing bad to say on this one. Just second after second of amazing stuff. And man, almost no repetition. I think it's one of the best of its genre we've ever had on this site.

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I'm quite liking this one. Kudos on having virtually no repetition. Plenty of ear catching jingles and tingles and I loved the avenue it took around 1:35 and by 1:45 I was totally feeling the melody.

Chalk another one up to BGC for a job very well done.

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Luscious, even for the genre; I know Jordan was happy to hear this one. All-in-all, very cool as usual Jimmy. One of my favorite BGC tracks :)

...man that tape stop is perfectly placed. Love it!

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Not a fan of the breath sounds, and it takes a while for me to get into this track. It starts off with something of a strangely newby vibe that's made me skip past this track quite a few times since I got VARIAtions, but it's just as great to discover this so much later. Still not a match for my tastes until it gets to the 1:42 mark.

I do love how the Prime track is fitted into this, and once the track finally picks up, it's all great. Can't decide which ear to listen to at 4:20, there's great stuff all over. For something this long, it's amazingly varied and for most part really interesting to listen to. Also, the tape stop is, as Harmony already said, perfectly placed. :D

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Definitely made my contribution seem like an insult to Jordan :nicework:

Seriously though, this is fantastic and makes me love you even more than I already do. Keep being awesome Big Giant Jimmy.

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You took about eight measures and made a pretty amazingly entertaining six minutes out of them. Those fast arpeggiated thumps made this remix for me. Ver' ver' nice. And I love the term maximalist. I'll invoke that one when I submit. I actually haven't downloaded a YES mix for a while, but this one I will. :-P

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I didn't know you could vary this song in so many ways... it's amazing.

I really, really like the link to Norfair in there at 2:52 (and the double-time of that at 3:41), it was perfect.

I hear that this track is one of the really overmixed tracks on this site, and I'm personally against having so many mixes of the same damn track... unless the latest mix of it is the single best rendition of it on the site.

This is the single best rendition of this song on this site. Thank you far making this.

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It was great meeting Big Giant Circles at MAGFest this year, as I've become a fan of his music since he started at OCR. That said, this is a great track of one of the truly classic SNES games, that's always nostalgic, and never gets old. Well done song development, a very good build-up, and great production overall.

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Jimmy. This is just great. I don't even know where to start.

First of all, the LAYERS. I love that as the song builds there are so many different things going on at once. They all fit nicely to getter, and it add quite a bit to the re-listenabilty of the song. I particularly loved the way the voices and the square(?) wave lead went together towards the end.

Also, I loved the energy and the overall atmospheric-ness of the piece. The drums start out with a pretty cool groove that winds up being danceable, but also rather intense and exciting as well.

Your choice of instrument sounds really captured the feel of Super Metroid beautifully, but also had some unique quality (I can't put my finger on it) that made the song it's own beast. The breathing was the final icing on the cake that made this whole thing awesome. Superb remix.

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Simply put this song is fantastic. Perhaps my favorite section is from 1:32 -- 2:17 especially at 1:51 where those bell tones come in.

Nicely done! I love the Metroid games and this piece brings back that nostalgia in a whole new way.

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BGC, did you happen to play Aquaria? This song really reminded me of Aquaria (which is funny because most people compare Aquaria to an underwater Metroid), especially the breathing. It was like Naija was underneath the suit instead of Samus. The choir oohs and aahs add to that feeling along with the instrument choice (which is prime) I loved this song, and it made me want to play both Metroid and Aquaria over again.

I am looking forward to your next release to be sure.

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