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OCR02218 - Chaos Field 'Knowing Heart, Distant Noise'

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Reminds me a lot of

here. This, in case you're wondering, is a VERY good thing, since MC is one of my favorite new artists!

Great ReMix, I'm digging it a lot!

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Thanks AnSo. You have re-ignited my interest in hearing Minimalistic arrangements again. After getting used to everything being over-the-top, bombastic, and all kinds of phat, it's refreshing and reinvigorating to hear something that goes for, and achieves, the subdued approach.

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this is fucking great. the arrangement is awesome and the production is really clean. i think this also makes a really cool statement in defense of remixes that focus more on textural rearrangements rather than melodic/harmonic ones. i can totally hear some michael cassette in this, too (who is also awesome).

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Thought this was an awesome remix, agree with the minimalistic style its really effective rmeinds me of the minecraft music, yet filtered through some kind of awesome box. Great Job

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The intro sends chills down my spine.

I don't even find the remix at hand to be that minimalistic; melodically speaking, there is still more than enough stuff going on for me.

Anyway, really diggin' this, and I hope we're going to hear more remixes like this one.

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Taking into consideration that the original was already kind of minimalist in structure (albeit with more distorted synths), it may have fitted firm enough to something quite minimalist. And while I must admit it's not quite as busy as Mattias's other works, there's definitely a lot given to the backing elements like the piano intro, wobble bass and appropriate ambience work throughout. The arrangement generally feels quite straightforward for the most part, though given the nature of the source it does well enough in working with what's available and adding that twist to it.

I'm not sure about you but for some reason when playing it through the Youtube preview I sensed this sudden dryness past 2:10 that could be mistaken as elements of clipping; not sure if that may be a distractant or not, but the cut-offs here at that point give that slight uneasy conclusion. If it's not clipping, then I might as well have to say to watch for your gates at times to try and prevent that illusion. But hey, you're Mattias and I can always trust you to refine details like that. :wink:

All in all, definitely a more different piece from Mattias, and I hope you keep representing more undercovered games in future remixing endeavours :)

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Seems difficult to dance energetically to this one. It'd go pretty well in a trendy clothing store though! :-)

I feel 'hip' and 'now' listening to this! Where's my credit card?

seriously though, it's pretty basic, but it works well and has some cool little details throughout. Not my favorite track from Mattias, but not my least favorite either. :-)

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I love the crystal bell-sounding intro and the little bit of energy this brings to the darker atmosphere here. Not sure I could dance to this at all, but it's definitely a toe-tapper (or head-nodder if you prefer). It's got a fantastic beat and while some of the notes in this seem a bit too sharp, it's got a great arrangement and the production is done nicely. Great ideas with the wiggly synth and I liked the ending as well. Good ReMix here.

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Mattias does a good job making songs that get you to bob your head to, and this is no exception. The impression I get from the melody is that it could be arranged in slightly different ways for drastically different effects, which makes the approach Mattias went for here intriguing. A well done brooding piece!

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