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OCR02080 - Donkey Kong Country 2 'Swamp Gases'

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I love leaving this song queued up on my iPod when I'm in the car so I can blast that opening bass drop and feel uber-crunk in front of all of my friends when they first get in the car.

I'm so cool! (and so is this remix :3)

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Dude, this is *SO* not psybient! The psybient genre is defined by it's textures and very subtle beat; I hear a pretty damn prominent snare, instantly disqualifying this from being true psybient, and don't get me started on the organ and string sounds. :roll:

This sounds to me more like psy-halfdub with some ambient elements. It totally pisses me off when people mis-categorize this stuff! You are doing your listeners a disservice with this blatantly incorrect labeling.

Of course I'm joking, nice mix, dude. :-)

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I love Simon Posford's work (since early Hallucinogen tracks back in the 90s) so much, that when I read AnSo's sentence "I honestly wish I was Simon Posford" it meant something very strong to me. Because I thought it in these exact terms so many times...

Simon truly is a fuckin' genius when it comes to creating complex, psychedelic, organic, hypnotizing tunes, with infinite overlapping layers of sound forming the most stunning soundscapes... I think a perfect example of that is the whole Shpongle discography, which is simply the musical form of the word 'awesomeness'.

I already commented on this ReMix, which I absolutely LOVE, a while ago, on the SMB album's official thread, but now that I know a little bit more about its backstory, it all makes sense.

Being a huge dub fan, as well as a psytrance/psybient/psywhatnot enthusiast, and also a big fan of virtually every single one of Another Soundscape's remixes, this particular one is a masterpiece in my opinion, and one of my all-time favorites here on OCR.

AnSo + PsyDub is teh shit. Period.

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i also wish i was Simon Posford :shock:

no but seriously - Hallucinogen & Shpongle has influenced A LOT of us electronic musicians. And paying homage to the man behind the projects is just mandatory. Let us all!

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Gah! How am I supposed to be critical of someone that consistently puts out fun, entertaining, interesting, and above all -good- stuff?

This actually sounds like it takes some cues from zircon. This is a good thing, I love that dude's musics. And I don't care enough to distinguish between genres of electronic music, so I'll just say that I hear some influence maybe. Or maybe they have a common influence. Who knows?

Oh, right, the track. It's good. Listen to it. Not my favourite from the project, but it was a solid contender and more than anything else helped to keep a fairly stellar project up as far as the bar went. Really though, nothing to complain about here.

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Only familiar with the source because I really liked Siamey's version. Glad I checked this remix out - arrangement is not very dense for the most part, but I really like the feel of this remix. The bass is awesome, love it.

Awesome work!

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What's the difference between this mix and the one on the DKC2 CD? i thought i noticed one but no it was in both songs. I'm just not sure about it so anyone who can clarify would be thanked a bunch by me.

About the song, it was one of my favorites from the album tying up with Castle Crescendo, Roller Disco and How K. Rool Went Insane. The Melody constantly sweeping up and down is excellent. The Background harmony fading in and out on the off beat is always welcome. The fast background arpeggio in the background around 1:25 is layered so well, it's quite perfect.

Also, i'm very glad he decided to go in for the melody a 3rd time. Some people probably hate the redundancy but what I personally love most about synth techno is that it tends to take things that much farther. So great job guys, A+ mix.

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I got only got around to hearing the album well after this was posted (:x), but it ended up being my favorite song off the album. I guess it's no surprise - in his remixes, Mattias often ends up hitting a style that is dear to my heart. I love how wild this gets as the song progresses. Great attention to detail, and just a very enjoyable listen overall.

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Anosou brings out his usual talents for this mix, and I like the style he's got going on. As with the trance style, there isn't a buildup, and I would have liked a little more change-up to keep my ears really focused a bit more, but regardless this has some funky sounds and nice beats to bring it all together. Nice work.

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Smooth silky goodness. I've always enjoyed psy-(insert subtype here) sounding music, so psybient and/or psydub works for me. AnSo did real well in taking this theme and putting that chilling and relaxing dub twist to it. I like the "wobbling" sounds at the end. Very nice.

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Addicting drums, synths, strings, chords, the whole works. It's perfect for a good workout too (IMO).

It's safe to say this is my favorite from AnSo, and possibly one of my favorites posted on this site.

Been listening to it consistently ever since the album was put up.

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Mattias laid out a fun track here. My only real gripe is that it seems a bit directionless/repetitive to me, but that's not a huge problem due to the fun nature. I think Mattias has improved greatly since this track to his credit though, so it's nice to see how he has progressed along the way.

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