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This is the kind of laid back piano lounge I could get lost in amidst the heavy smoke and clinking glasses. Well done, sir.

^ This. Absolutely this.

It's drop dead gorgeous and now my new favorite jazz piece. :)

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This is very cool stuff. I could easily see myself walking into a smoke-filled bar with the man in glasses playing this song on the piano in the corner. I also love the source a bunch and am glad to see it get some love, in a new and creative way.

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This remix is amazing. I love the source, and I love jazz; so how could this be any better? It's going straight to my top playlist.

I definitely look forward to hearing more from Alexander.

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Heh, there's no doubt that the Russian piece is the inspiration behind the Hideo's franchise theme, they're so similar. This doesn't constitute plagiarism, I don't think, because the two themes differ enough. But, as it has been pointed out, the MGS rendition is waaaayy better. And the jazz is nice btw

EDIT: I think it was plagiarism if credit wasn't given to Sviridov, as it seems it wasn't since it took everyone by surprise when the similarity was pointed out. But I don't know that it constitutes copyright infringement, since the creative works differed enough. I'm not sure, though, since, at least in the original MGS theme the whole structure seems to follow Winter Road so closely. I dunno

Also, I take back that the MGS theme is waaaay better. After listening to Winter Road several times, I think it's extremely beautiful

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Ambience out the ass here. Absolutely screams of a smokey London wine bar, filled with light chatter, fine cigars, and the clinking of glasses, set against a wood-paneled backdrop.

Oh, yes, I dig. I really hope Mr. Bornstein keeps it up.

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I think the really basic drums add a ton of the character to this mix, with the lazy hisses early on, and some nice rhythms for the second half.

Doing the usually dramatic theme in such a chill way is pretty inspiring though, makes me think about a lot of other melodies in ways I haven't before. :-)

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I love this kind of jazz, and this is one of my favorite remixes in recent months. I wasn't sure it would work for this theme, but I think you pulled it off. The harmonic choices were good, the tone warm and fuzzy, the development of the theme nice. I'd like to hear that melodic line get a little thicker and/or more ornamented in places. But overall very nicely done. :-)

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Definitely going on my jazzy remix playlist. The beginning (i.e. until 1:19) is a little rough around the edges, but everything is forgotten and forgiven once the main melody kicks in.

Very smooth and relaxed. Exactly how I like it.

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Didn't really feel much of anything until the music really kicks in about 1:20. After that, it was like someone woke up and picked it up. Very jazzy and cool, but not exactly my kind of jazz. Still, aside from the slow start, I dug this ReMix a bit more than I thought I would. Not bad at all.

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I enjoyed this one when it first came out, and still do.

The performances are nice in this one, and the source chosen is complimented in this style.

The recordings are very retro, and it kind of feels like you applied every recording technique that was used back in the jazzy days here. It of course sounds a little clearer, but still, great job on that.

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