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OCR02077 - Fallout 3 'The Fallout of Eli'

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At first listen, it was clear that this was going to be an excellent track. The fusion of styles here is just impressive to say the least. This is definitely one of my new favorite ReMixes to date.

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This is awesome. The production is super slick and really fitting for the tone of the mix itself and the source material. I've never seen the Book of Eli, but I really liked Fallout 3 - it had a pretty incredible atmosphere, and this mix captures it really well. Not necessarily what I expected when I saw Mazedude's name on the front page, but I'm really impressed with the final product.

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The 'original' music from Fallout 3 isn't something I would have considered particularly memorable, but I do recognize a couple of those melodies! I'm also on my second playthrough because I purchased all of the DLC. Started with it and it makes the game a lot easier. It's like maxing out your level 'before' you start the actual game. Anyway, this mix is great and put together well. I didn't notice the piano was all fuzzed out until I read the write-up. My stereo hides some of that stuff, I should have listened with headphones. :-P

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It's not the first PS3 Remix

'The Pirates of Oblivion'!

Oblivion is PS3 too!

It is the first ReMix for a game where the platform as specified by the ReMixer was PS3. We typically go by the ReMixer's preference when it comes to cross-platform games.

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I'm in the 'Wait, Fallout 3 had original music?' camp, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the mix. The first 2 minutes or so make a really awesome atmosphere, and it picks up in a pretty satisfying way while still keeping the great piano and weird industrialish sounds. Even though I don't recognize any source in this, it's still a great track regardless. Definitely a download for me!

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To start off, I was pretty excited to see Fallout 3 being represented at OCR. I never played the game myself, but I've heard great things and seen others play it. Having what seemed to me a compelling storyline, I imagine that the soundtrack has a similar effect.

0:00 - First of all, the ambiance at the beginning is captivating. Each time I listen to it, I can hear more of the expansive layers.

0:20 - That effect here and at 0:40 does a very good job at introducing the less organic elements of the sound scape which are cleverly contrasted by the piano.

0:46 - Once the drums are introduced, it really seals the deal for this ReMix.

1:14 - I like the progressive nature of this excerpt. The piano runs throughout are well placed as well. The melodic and harmonic structures are interesting enough, but the addition of the complex sound design really makes this mix stand out. However, at some points (i.e. 2:03), I wish the distortion had more filtering of of the higher harmonics. For example, I like the distortion at 3:10.

2:52-3:43 - This part does seem a little out of place. It seems that between here and 3:41 could have been removed, but it is still well conceived on its own.

4:16 - By this point it stunning how much is going on and working for the good of the sound. It is full of layers and layers of sound.

4:56 - The clean piano is an excellent ending to the ReMix by giving just the right amount of contrast and resolution. The production was excellent, the bass foundation throughout the mix is not overbearing, but it is still present. Congrats you guys. I really enjoyed this!

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This does justice to both the game and the movie. Fallout 3 had a very memorable theme but I always figured it would be unlikely to get remixed... thanks for proving that wrong :) Very atmospheric piece, love it!

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Who is this Mazedude guy, and why have I never heard of him? :<

I really enjoyed Book of Eli, and I'm actually currently playing through Fallout 3 for my first time right now. I really enjoyed this piece, and wow, it brought a lot to the table. Very creative stuff, and pretty unique. Very refreshing in a world of desolate bleakness (the Fallout 3 landscape, I mean).

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I love how many chords are sortof smeared around to create an interesting feel. There's a split second of unease as things get sonically shifted around, but the sense of relief when they resolve is really cool. The sound palate is solid and very effective, and the arrangement flow is very fitting to what i'd imagine the game world to be like.

Soaring but desolate. Fantastic collaboration. :-)

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This is one of my favourite songs to come out of this website. It really draws you into the song, and the piano is so haunting. This is an amazing remix, and should I possess any talent in music, I'd critique you; alas, I do not, but this is amazing.

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Ah, the book of eli. Where the soundtrack was really the only great thing about it (other than some damn fine acting.)

What to say here, other than I am totally and unabashedly digging it? I've kind of wanted to see what the Maze Dude could come up with going a bit darker - I always found that when he had those more burtonesque stretches in his tracks where things got all dark and twisted were some of the greatest. Not to say he sounded like danny elfman, just that he could have stood in for him in some movies :D

Oh right, seem to have lost my train of thought. Oh wait, there it is.

The track is pretty cool. Not as chippy as the average maze, not that it would inherently work for this. Not really familiar with the fallout 3 OST, have friends that play it religiously but I never have had the time. So that said, no idea how well it takes the source.

As far as being a standalone track then, this is pretty cool. I love the mood set up here, the production, while not stellar, has an awesome feel to it that I can't quite quantify. Those leads are fantastic, I love the emotion in it all.

Yup, nothing constructive here except some gushing. Carry on, carry on.

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Now this is something special indeed! I am so glad Fallout 3 finally got some love, and, some love it got indeed! The whole mood, and feel of the music really gets me thinking back to the wastelands...and makes me all the more excited for new Vegas!

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On the one hand, this is not what you'd usually hear from Mazedude (of course, since it's a collab), but on the other hand, it still has more than enough Mazedude-ish elements in it to make it obvious that this his work. The choice of sounds, the feeling of hopelessness, the desolate landscapes it conjures, the creepiness. This. Is. Awesome.

The piano stands out in particular. Used very nicely, especially around 2:30 and 4:30.

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The atmosphere mixed with the piano really makes this tense in the beginning, which was awesome. A bit unsettling even. Pretty good considering the game it's ReMixed from. It's like a mechanical beauty, especially with those emotional drums. Way to bring the wasteland to life.

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As I was playing Fallout 3, I noticed there was a lack of musical presence except every so often. When I found this track I loaded up the game and played along and it was nice to have an atmospheric piece to play the game to. The piano is one of the strongest parts of the piece and it goes along nicely with the theme of the game. As someone else said, way to bring life to the Wastelands!

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Absolutely love this piece from start to finish. This is probably of Maze's strongest songs, both in terms of writing and emotions. The glassy piano licks and killer drum parts make this a standout cinematic track, which I'm not used to hear from Chris. But such change of pace is always fine, right? Marvelous stuff!

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