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OCR02626 - Mega Man 'Cruise Control'


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As great as this song is, it would have been EVEN BETTER if you had gotten those rhythm tracks doubled. That's pretty standard for songs with rock rhythms to have two tracks recorded, one panned left, one right. It makes the rhythm in this song sound far too narrow. The orchestration is fantastic and the guitar performances aren't bad, but I can't help but feel like they were only half finished. ;-)

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For some reason, the intro riffs remind me of one of the choruses of the OCR "Transylvanian Temptation". xD

I see you

I hear you

Your whip will lead the way

Get up now, make my day

In decay!

Sweet orchestral work there, and the guitar fits in nicely.

Breakdown piano is a tad quiet, but it's pretty wide-sounding.

High-energy stuff! :D

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I really want to like this. It has so much potential, particularly the instruments and mixing. 

The first problem is less about the arrangement. The Wily theme from MM1 is just really boring. It's a very standard progression that doesn't go anywhere or introduce a compelling melody, and unfortunately the arrangement doesn't mess with it at all. 

Now, connecting it to Napalm Man's theme is a good idea, as that one's all melody, and a good one when arranged well. And the instruments here are perfectly suited for that. Yet . . . we never really get the melody. The first time through, there's just no melody, and the second time, it's a loose interpretation of the melody. The melody is never clearly established at any point. 

I think one problem is setting up Napalm Man's theme to be the climax of the piece, rather than the core refrain. Since it's the only melody here, it ought to be more prominent. Wily's theme is a decent B section. Instead, the roles here are reversed.

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