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OCR02104 - Secret of Mana 'Things We Didn't Know'

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Beautiful! This piece is full of an amazing dynamic tension that carries me effortlessly through themes and tempo changes. And the orchestration is incredibly detailed. I'm not an orchestral guy myself so I find it a little difficult to accurately judge how difficult and time consuming something like this is to put together, but bravo bravo bravo on making it sound as though you spent a year working on this :)

There is a BIG smile on my face right now, and my favorite music is the kind that does that to me on the first listen :D

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I'm not surprised.

Vampire Hunter Dan kicks ass once more with a sweeping orchestral piece of epicity. Great work, instant download.

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Lemme start off by first saying that this... this is AWESOME. I can't even begin to describe how amazing this is, how much effort must have been put in to make this what it is... it is simply remarkable. This song also has some of the best choral work I have heard in a while! :smile:

That said, is it just me, or is there some clicking in the song itself? It may be, but its bothering me a good bit, and I just want to know. :(

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I'm usually not too big on orchestral. I think, save a few exceptions, it's a genre that rarely engages me like others do.

I'm glad this is the exception. There's not only a lot of great stuff going on here but it's all fresh, it's all out of VHD's head, it's very skilled in every way and the execution is flawless.

A must have for every Secret of Mana and orchestral fan alike. Well done.

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Somehow I manage to get more and more impressed with each new track from VHD. I love how he finds ways to bring out strong elements of the original music and bring them out seamlessly, even in medleys.

Great job!

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DJP is right! There should be a Seiken Densetsu 3 project! It's one of my favorite OSTs ever, it's very diversified and immersive. :smile:

Btw great job here VHD, I like what you did with the sources and the way they all blend together. :wink:

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Another beautiful remix by VHD. Love the way it seems this mix can't build any further past about 2:20, then manages to do exactly that.

There is a lot of great music here, but for me, no other artist here is as consistently top notch. Then again, I definitely am biased in favor of orchestral pieces.

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I love the delayed doubling of the clarinet melody by the piccolo around 2:50. This is very SOM-esque, yet realized in a fresh way, and a brilliant example of bringing out elements from the OST as Bahamut mentioned.

The piece is constantly changing, almost spastic at times, but never to the point of losing focus. Very nice!

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Someone should really, you know... do a Seiken Densetsu 3 project... ahem...

Ahem, yeah, someone should. More ppl should join, actually. VHD had a great mix going a while back but unfortunately didn't have time then to finish it. Dude, when you do have the time... ;)

Anyway, impressive work from VHD as always. Easy to get lost in this track, partly because it's a bit long, partly because it's a bit awesome. Hard to think of anything else to say, as when you stop to listen you're just carried along. Excellent track, highly enjoyable, has a flavor of epic. :D

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Posting a review to anything VHD puts out seems nonsensical. It's going to be awesome and worth the long play time. Although, I preferred Shnab's take on a couple of the themes here, although that's like comparing a Picasso to a Van Gogh.

This is very much the Van Gogh of that fight, to make it clear. Rather than try to see the sources from every angle at once, this highlights the inner beauty of it, bringing that out and not getting caught up in the unimportant details. A beautiful rendition of a beautiful soundtrack!

Although, I still have to play these games through. I can never seen to get the discipline to follow them to completion...

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VHD delivers once more. Production is top-notch. Furthermore, I absolutely agree with what other posters have said before; the chorus is used expertly in this song, whether it's in the first minute or at the end of the remix.

2:15 onwards is particularly interesting, not least when compared to Shnabubula's Dueling consoles, i.e. an approach with very different instruments. The strings, while there only for a short time, are magnificent; I wish there would've been more of that.

One of the best orchestral pieces on OCR IMO.

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When I day dream....I day dream of video game movies....I make them so much better in my head than Hollywood ever could.

Secret of mana is one of my favorites to do this with.

Usually to a theme.

This is the tune I use..from the game.

I must now make my mind movie better to accomodate.

Great theme...great arrangment...great remixer.

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