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OCR02509 - NiGHTS into dreams... 'Lies Within Dreams'

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Really happy for Luiza. Definitely one of my favorite remixers and deserves the best. Great work as usual. As an Arab, I can say that the Middle Eastern influence mid-track is spot on. While it's a weird mesh of genres at first, it definitely holds up well. I'm a fan of organ snyth and funky electric guitars.

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Congrats, LulzA!

This is great change of pace to listen to, although I can't wait her next piece of guitar wailing badassery, it's refreshing and one of the mixes I listen to most from that album (the other is Slumber on a City Corner). Only thing I found just a tiny bit jarring was the ending - I almost though the file had downloaded properly.

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Thanks djp and everyone for the kind words! :)

And yeah, it really doesn't sound like Aladdin's sountrack or Zimmer's work, but they were huge inspirations, I can only hope I can be a fraction of their awesome one day.

Just to clarify something though, the bagpipe sounding thing is actually a Zurna. And it's my new favorite instrument, always looking for an excuse to use it in a song. :P

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Just to clarify something though, the bagpipe sounding thing is actually a Zurna. And it's my new favorite instrument, always looking for an excuse to use it in a song. :P

The Egyptians love using this instrument in weddings and celebrations. Even some mainstream songs have it. I think it's Turkish in origin though. Immediately gives a Middle Eastern vibe.

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I think it's Turkish in origin though.

I believe you're right - I think I read that somewhere.

Oh, and figured out how I missed this when I d/led the album... apparently, the track got corrupted in the d/l, and I never noticed. :-(

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Oh, wow, this is a nice surprise :D Much different than Neo Fire Cross, but just as cool.

Yeh... pleasant and cool. ^_^

... I thought them's were bagpipes too at first XD I should know better. Congrats on the awesome uni offer regardless ;3 You rock!

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Yeah, now that's funky! I just love hearing the organ and piano going to work here, and I can say that the Zurna really helped nail down the Middle Eastern sound. Unexpected (for what preceded it) and interesting. Great ReMix and a great part of the album.

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Actually, the mix is divided into some parts, but they work together pretty well. Oh my, that guitar is so funky! The choir at 0:50 was a nice touch. Damn, the piano is really bouncy here. I also like how the organ repeats the melody played by the guitar for the first time. Arabic part ftw! Awesome mix. It deserves more reviews.

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