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OCR02164 - Final Fantasy X 'Time Slips Away'

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In terms of production quality (on OCR) I think this really stands out from your other stuff. Not to say that your other stuff isn't good quality, but this certainly sounds tighter and more polished. :nicework:

The horns and when the glissandos come in are great, and when everything literally just cuts out at 3:03, it's a really cool touch. Never gets boring, either, and the strings add that epic movie cue feel to it.

All in all:

Cool song, bro.

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Definitely get the tenseness coming through; I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see where the song went next. Loved at 2:08 when the song sort of steps back and then gradually works its way back in, and the strings are truly beautiful. One of my favorite mixes of Shariq's, and that's saying something.

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Third time's the charm? ;-)

Darkesword did a fanastic job executing the source. This has got to be one of the best mixes by him, I must agree. I'm very impressed with the production and arrangement.

Awesome job Shariq! Been listening to your music for -years- and you only keep improving!

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You're music is always so chill and relaxing, I love it which is crazy because you're like the complete opposite when I see your posts I would think that you're music would be more edgy and stuff haha =P.

Great stuff though Shariq, keep makin music =)

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Really really enjoyed this piece, it is very different to what I have been listening to lately and it really drew me in, the softer parts are what makes it!

Keep up the good work.

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This is really nice. If I had to use three words to describe my first impression, they would be "frigid and isolated" – which is the type of location I'd imagine hearing this at in a Final Fantasy game. I particularly like to listen to this kind of music every now and then.

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I love how darkesword has his own style with the different mixes he does. It's definitely apparent in this one, and like always, I love it. It's always a treat when one of his mixes is posted!

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Darkesword was a surprise entry. I basically logged in one day and he was like, "I got a song for you. Here it is."

I don't know how long he spent on it. It must've been no more than a day or two.

This was a very amazing track. It's universally-liked. It's so clean, so crisp, and immediately invokes emotion in the listener.

I hope you guys check out the rest of the album!

http://hurryffx.kngi.org/

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I don't know how long he spent on it. It must've been no more than a day or two.

Five hours, start to finish, on a Sunday night.

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I love this song. DarkeSword never fails to impress me.

I never expected to find this album, and was surprised. But Ioved it.

The source tune always stuck out to me in the game. It's not something I'd be humming afterwards, obviously, but it always got me pumped up (which was good seeing as for the first few weeks of owning the game, I had NO memory card... so yeah... I know the prologue inside out.)

This is a nice, sort of chill take on the theme. Very nice mixture of instruments. The harp (?) kind of reminds me of Okami. In fact the whole mix does.

Btw, was the sudden volume change at 3:00 intentional? O.o I think I'm just misunderstanding what happened there. It sounds awkward on my headphones, at least.

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Can't believe i haven't commented on this one yet. Shariq has a ton of great mixes, but this one is probably my favorite of his of late. It just flows so well, and has some great counter melody writing. Well done, sir. :-)

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Five hours, start to finish, on a Sunday night.

Holy hell that's fast! And this ReMix is simply awesome considering how much is actually in it for how fast it was done. The quality of the sound, the arrangement and the general idea are all damn near flawless here. I love the use of some Japanese and Indian instruments for this one. Very nice blend there. Yeah, this is going up there in my top DarkeSword mixes.

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Once again, good cohesion between world instruments and electronic sounds (check out his Persona 4 work). It sounds nice from a mixing perspective too, but it also feels repetitive. Decent mix overall.

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