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OCR02359 - EarthBound 'The Great Blizzard of '9X'

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Are you kidding me? You finally submitted this? :D Super awesome. This is one of my favorite halc tracks and i love its finally on ocr. Merry christmas everyone. :)

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Chiptunes and Christmas? Sign me up! This is definitely one of my favorite tracks in the Mother series, ever since I heard it in Brawl. I'm glad to finally see a remix of it.

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Happy Christmas! Yes, it wasn't a white Christmas out here in the UK either (though we did have a hint of light snow last week), but with halc at the wheel it could soon be made whiter than Larry contracting the flu. :razz:

So it starts out very different from the source with the rhythm part providing a different set of chords, before going into a more faithful adaptation of the source. And for the second go-around at around 1:30 it does start playing with a lot more melodic ideas that show his ways of improvisation. Even the ending felt gentle with the slightly thinner texture (made up for with some incredible stereo shifting work) going into the second phase of the melody, and the filtering out at 2:54 was neat too; a very subtle way to end the track and I dig it.

Though, this track's guilty of having too much silence at the end - 10 seconds at that. I admit, I'm guilty of this too on one of my own subs, but it might be a fishy oversight for the casual listener.

So in terms of halc arrangements, he had definitely stepped up arrangement-wise since this one, but it managed to stand the test of time well with the way the simple chiptune synths were handled and processed as they are. A very appropriate Christmas submission, so way to go :)

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Very nice, this is much more well-mixed than when I first heard it. This soundtrack makes me so damn nostalgic. Combine it with chiptunes and chrimbus, and you've got a recipe for ol' ecto wishing he were 12 again. Nice work :D

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The source track here is so beautiful; it fits the "ice level" musical style while not really being for an ice level (more like a snow-covered town, at least in the original game). halc masterfully chippifies the source (even more so than its original feeling) while adding little references to other songs. It's a great listen, and a must for any fan of the source. Or the series. Or halc. Or chiptunes...

Okay, it's a must-listen for HUMANITY. There.

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Merry Christmas! It's hard not to smile listening to this track. Great, full sound and use of effects. Nice sequencing on the drums/percussion. And I was fine with the song length

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thanks everyone for the comments, and of course djp for the christmixpost. definitely an oldie of mine, glad people are still digging it. :3

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Very happy and wonderfully chippy! Perfect sounds for a great Christmas day, even if it was pretty much a green one. This has halc's great chip-tune style written all over it and all of it was enjoyable. Nice work.

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Oldie but goldie. Very well balanced mix of chiptune and modern elements.

For some reason, the part around 1:10 gives me a FF7 vibe, probably due to the synth used.

The long silence at the end of the track bothers me a bit, though, especially when this song is part of a playlist.

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Amazing :D

Just to focus on the different layers makes for a splendid listen. ^_^ And the multiple layers creates an image of waves of white fluffy Ninten-snow c:

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Innocent nostalgia are the words I think of when listening to this. There is that joyful feeling I associate with halc's remixes, and it works wonderfully with the source and holiday theme.

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