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OCR01225 - Xenogears "Pillar of Salt"

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That was the most freaking fast direct post in human history.

Yeah... 9 days since Star unveiled the song on his website, and it's here... and rightfully so, as it's honestly one of the best songs I've ever heard.

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Several obsceneties of surprise come to mind when I listen to this - and I mean that in a good way.

Without reading the introduction/summary of it, I was quite surprised when I heard the vocals within the song, and how it still flowed despite them. Absolutely incredible, even if it does have a religious overtone to it. (Sorry, hardly Christian here.)

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This one really caught my attention, being of the Indian persuassion myself, I do enjoy a good ethnic mix, and star succesfully represented the traditional Indian flavor through his media in a manner rivaled only by Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, both being excellent works of art in their own rite.

Star, thanks for this exotic and satisfying work of art, you've got the voice of OCR.

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Dear Star Salzman:

If you continue to make the greatest remixes I've ever heard, and refuse to make one single song that I don't obsess over for days at a time, I'm going to have to hunt you down and eat your brains.

Yours truly,

-Leena

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What amazing work. While not being familiar with the original(s) myself, I am very impressed with what is obviously a very inspired piece. It blends so many genres of music together so tightly that it creates it's own type of sound, without restricting itself to the progressions of any other type of music. The vocals are awesome, simply amazing work.

I don't exactly know what Star Salzman was trying to accomplish with this ReMix, but whatever it was, it worked out very, very well.

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Myself being a HUGE Xenogears fan, I love every piece that anyone will make from the game. This piece by far beats all the others, even the broken mirror reflection by Alexander Prievert which until now, was my favorite from Xenogears. Awesome job with the lyrics and the tieing of both themes. Keep up the good work.

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N.B: By the way I have to note that the lyrics aren't Arabic (From what I could hear, as Arabic is my native language), it's more Hebrew than Arabic, although I'll re-listen to it another time later to be sure (The music mostly overshadows the lyrics).

The first part is in Arabic, and then the rest of the song is in Hebrew. (According to the lyrics Star has on his website, starblast.org)

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Bwahahahah another 11/10 for Star, who I actually know in real life, and who actually is a genius. Anyhoo, I gotta go watch ninja turtles. Congrats on another blockbuster yo.

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That was the most freaking fast direct post. EVAR.

Nope. If I remember right, that distinction would belong to this.

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That was the most freaking fast direct post. EVAR.

Nope. If I remember right, that distinction would belong to this.

(Actually, Rayza's holds the record at 6 hours, but yes, I was exaggerating. :P)

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Ever since this came out on your site, Star, I've been listening to it, and enjoying it. Excellent stuff, definitly worthy of a speedy direct post.

100/100

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Wow. The utter symbiosis of both songs, the ethnic-yet-electronic instrumentation, and even the religious light of the song, which Xenogears is extremely involved with, makes this song a perfect representation of Xenogears. If you've never played the game, listen to this song. If you like it, play the game.

This song is, however, only the next evolution in Star's ability. As we've seen that when he started using vocals in IncredibleSingingRobot, this is a new level in OCRemixing. This being his third song on OCR to feature vocals, it's only logical that he's gotten better. What's awesome is that the words seem only to convey a more accurate feel... or theme, and less of the text refference, although we know from what he's chosen that the text does have meaning.

Star, once again another quality piece. Well done. What's next?

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Wow. This wouldn't sound out of place in the next Prince of Persia game. It sounds that professional.

Yes ,just so. This is a great inspiration for a modern arabic-themed videogame. Thumbs Up for SS for making me think more about the world :o

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This song is great, I never heard the original before but its still good. The lyrics are believable and GREAT, they could have easily been out of place and corny.

A unique song that shall stay on my playlist forever.

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Oh, damn, wow. I wasn't expecting such an ethnic masterful work, then again, I wasn't expecting lyrics at all. This is seriously awesome, putting two really awesome tracks together like this.. Just.. Wow. I think I'm speechless. Star Salzman, you've done an outstanding job on this. You really got the accent down! 8O

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