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OCR01340 - Seiken Densetsu 3 "Path-ology"

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I like the 303 sound, but it could have better to not have the delay on all the time. If you automated the delay on and off throughout the riff it could have been more interesting.

The bass sits well in the mix.

The drums are done quite well, the delay on the snare sucessfully simulates the dead notes that would be played by a real drummer. But the beat is very repetitive.

The sustained violin notes don't sound too good as you can hear the loop points, the sample must have been very short. I'm not a big fan of the flute type sound.

It is mixed a quite well, but its all quite a mono sound apart from the stereo delays. The strings pad could do with more chorus to widen it in the mix so it doesn't come from the center but from everywhere. Also the drums are very mono. I think the delay has been overused a bit.

But apart from that it is quite a pleasant sounding piece.

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Very subdued and chilling. It has a very beautiful vibe at the front and back of the song. The beat is quite pretty and the song has the feeling of never beginning or ending to it.

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I feel like I'm on a cold, lonely mountain on an overcast day when I listen to this. The chewy warbles, electronic growls, and flute don't like to stay very long, leaving echo-y afterimages in their wake. The ambient pad in the back is always skybound, floating and humming along, but even that flies away when I'm left alone with my thoughts at 2:23-2:35. But I like being alone with my thoughts. And I like mountains and overcast. And this mix too, by association.

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Nice synths and a way chilled vibe make this a pretty great track. The heavy delay on the leads is really what makes this one work, as it gives a huge sense of space. The main synth is absolutely fantastic, and the other instruments, while not stellar, do their part to support the lead. Beats are subdued but effective, and the length is perfect. I'm a fan. :-)

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Whoa.

The echo/call & response effects here are really, really cool. And the fact that only half the musical elements are echoing in this mix make for a strange and unique sound scape and a really interesting listen. The mood here is darkly mellow, and not creepily darkly either but a warm comforting darkly mellowness.

I agree that downbeat is one of the better words to describe this.

Definitely a really unique and cool track.

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