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OCR01343 - Secret of Evermore "A Whisper and a Shadow"

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Nice stuff as always, Darke. Very atmospheric and effective. I found the fadeout of the eighth note part at 0:30 a little distracting, though.

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Very nice song here! The SoE soundtrack is one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time, and it really doesn't get enough coverage. This one is very nice to listen to and really brings back some memories. I guess my only complaint would be that it really does follow the original very closely, but with a source this good that's really not a bad thing. Nice one.

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I love the game and I love the song.

Does the title hold an intentional similarity to the Secret of Mana track "A Whisper and a Prayer"? There has always been that rivalry...

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No surprises from Darkesword with this mix. He adds another wet, majestic, sound-font based remix to his portfolio. I liked his last two mixes better (Torvus Clockwork and Megaman Zero 2 thing); this one's consistent with his older material. I hear a bit of a clipping effect on the bass drum, but it's only noticeable with headphones. It's true that this is a solid remix, but perhaps DS should consider sacrificing some of his consistency for the sake of experimentation?

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Personally I had fun to listen this ReMix. Very sweet for me. It´s not my favourite from DarkeSword. But it is still very good.

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I don't care what anyone else says (even though no one's said anything bad as of yet), this mix is awesome. It's my new favorite by Darkesword. First of all, it's from SoE so you know from the beginning it's going to be taken from one of the greatest video game scores of all time. What else can I say? I don't know... download this if you haven't already!

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I tried to remix the same song a long time ago...didn't go over well.

Secret of Evermore is one of my favourite games, and I'm glad that Darkesword did better handling that time signature than I did.

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I loved this remix when it was on rpgamer.com. Just wondering if this is the same mix just resubmitted on OCR, or if Darkesword changed it any?

It's the same mix. :)

Also, to someone who asked if the title of this mix is a reference to another title on the SoE soundtrack: no, it's just a coincidence. I've never actually played SoE; I did this remix for PRC.

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Yaeh Secret of Evermore was awsome, even if it did have some glitches.

EDIT: Oh yeah and this mix is the first one I've seen that doesn't remove the subtle entrancment that made the origional music so good. This is awsome.

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Man, that harp is nice and the delayed drums are truly slick (rim shot's a little weak but meh). I love the intro. You could've let that go for another minute and I wouldn't have been upset. It's really cool that the feel of the original is still completely intact even though you've never played the game *shakes head*. Great stuff here.

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Man, that harp is nice and the delayed drums are truly slick (rim shot's a little weak but meh). I love the intro. You could've let that go for another minute and I wouldn't have been upset. It's really cool that the feel of the original is still completely intact even though you've never played the game *shakes head*. Great stuff here.

This is the thing that impressed me the most - the original is probably my favorite track from the game and this remix takes everything great about that song and makes it better. This is a really slick song - very, very nice work.

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Halls of Collosia was my favorite track from SoE to begin with. This ReMix is an excellent rendition of it. It doesn't take away from the ambient feeling that was generated by the original, and yet it adds so much on many different levels. The addition of a chorus in the background is an awesome touch, and it exudes surreality.

Simply awesome work.

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Opens up well with strings and harps, I love it. :D

It's very mysterious to its nature, the harps and choirs might just make that more clear. The remix was very smooth, relaxing, and the instrument selection is simply great. I feel like I'm running through a deep forest with a smile on my face. I like it when it comes to 0:57, where it brightens up the mood of the piece, it really does make me smile. :D

Beautifully done, Darke. I'll keep this one then.

*takes remix and runs into the woods*

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This mix has a great sense of purpose, and though it is very atmospheric, it is also very melodic. The texture stays pretty full for the duration, but there are some nice breaks of where it features the arpeggio and the choir vox.

The samples aren't realistic at all, but more importantly, they are managed very well, and their strengths are focused on. It never sounds mechanical, and the instruments sound like they 'should'.

Pretty good theme, and a nice arrangement.

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