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OCR01286 - Metroid Prime "Just a Little More (Prime Edit)"

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This song just rawks. All of the intruments fit perfectly, great arrangement...I thought it would be really hard to remix a Prime song, but you did an excellent job! I like how you integrated pieces of the main Prime them in there, too. This is awesome.

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The composition is excellent, yes, and the Chozo Ruins coming in the middle is pretty awesome, and fine, the bass line really does something for the track ... yet, as a whole, it just sent me digging into my MP3 collection for the OST version. I don't know exactly what it was, but my best guess is

a) it doesn't feel cohesive. The best bits are sampled almost wholesale from the OST tracks. The bits in between don't feel right.

B) little 'bounty hunter badassness' is left. Its just a little too bouncy/happy and not enough 'fully charged plasma beam.' See comments below.

I am a great fan of Phendrana Drifts' music, and I have always compared it to the Dam music from Goldeneye 64 in that the character's onscreen gun wobble when running matches the beat of the song perfectly. The Dam/Phendrana music was so hot I would always go back to that stage many times to wipe out the helpless enemies with maximum firepower, just to hear the music. That gun wobble/bassline connection obliterated, I just don't feel it for this track.

How else am I supposed to look like a moron walking around my house pumping Phendrana music through my MP3 player and doing the gun wobble if its not there anymore?! :oops:

It's a remix, jeez.

It's not supposed to be trancy and looped a million times while fighting bad guys... it's a SONG.

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A remix should always recreate a song, yet create new emotions for new experiences. Just a Little More (Prime Edit) does just that, and surpasses all expectations.

Just a Little More is quite simply one of the best remixes on OCReMix. It's beautiful, and pays respect to the original source, but varies enough to credit its own existence. DarkeSword has achieved a perfect balance.

Sometimes I doubt if certain genres can portray certain feelings, but it's tracks like these that I am gladly reminded of how anything can work. I never imagined an Electronic track could turn out so well, in portraying the beauty of isolation and exploration.

This song is more than just a song to listen to: It's a song that should inspire other mixers the quality that their own remixes should achieve. It's the pinnacle of an OCReMix song.

I thank the author, DarkeSword, for such a beautiful mix to listen to. It is examples like these where I point out that videogame music is an art of its own, that should be paid attention to.

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This one has been a pretty huge deal for me ever since the day it was posted. I wish I knew how many times I'd listened to it but it's probably a blessing that there's no way of knowing. I wouldn't dare take a guess.

Deep, contemplative treatment to an already perfect example of game music. It never fails to impress me how so much of the original was retained even through introducing some very cool, dynamic changes to the direction. The tonal lift into a more hopeful, lighter sound resulted in a great payoff that is just as encapsulating as the original.

A tremendous beginning to DarkeSword's trilogy of Prime mixes, which each share the same structure as this, but are each amazing standalone pieces in their own right. Just A Little More [Prime Edit] is the one that has lived inside me the most. It's a stunning piece of work; subtly arranged in many ways, but extremely memorable and enjoyable regardless. A perfect mix.

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I think it was pretty decent stuff- the melodic hook of the source wasn't super strong, but the treatment Darkesword added to it was pretty nice, and though the track remained pretty constant for the 6 minutes, it was relaxing and nice.

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I get that familiar feeling of traversing wild, chilly heights, and it's not just because of the sounds of distant wind currents. First, the bouncy groove from Just a Little More (0:24+) sets up the "let's get exploring" vibe. Then, commanding players like the piano, the choir, and the synth at 1:51 not only take the stage, they take it for a glide and expand its scope. Topping it off, we get a few quiet sections in the beginning and middle that allow for reflection, not unlike taking in the view from a mountain summit. By the way, I like how the churning electric sounds (beginning and elsewhere) remind me of those tunnel-dwelling Scatter Bombus.

There's never a dull moment in this Prime edit.

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I love the arrangement. It definitely takes a simple is better approach IMO, and does well with keeping a calm mood, while still changing up throughout the song to keep things interesting.

The harp coming in around 3:00 sounds beautiful.

A great Phendrana remix. I would say that this song has had more influence over my style in music than most any other song on OCR, because it's just perfect by my book.

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Has it really been 15 years since this came out? I remember being enthralled by this mix years ago, and it has failed to lose any of it's original luster. It's earned an eternal place on my playlists, an remains a musical inspiration. A triumph, DarkeSword.

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