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OCR02865 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV 'Casiopizza vs. TMNT-Square'

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I was playing this whole album while studying, and it's all super great. But man, this mix just popped out at me. I was on a huge Casiopea kick for a while and I think Tony hit the mark PERFECTLY. This was so smooth!

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Maaaaaaaan, finally another Jazz Fusion remix on OCR! We'll never get enough of this, because it's so live-based and just demands so much harmonic skill to write. One of my favorites on this album already!

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Mmmm, yeah, this is a near-perfect arrangement of Night Riders. Jazz fusion with a heavy undertone was the right to go for sure. Not really laid-back in any sense, but it's got a cool smooth feeling. Not really familiar with Casiopea, but this mix makes me want to look into that later. Nice work.

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This is one of my favourite tracks on this album and now thanks to ectogemia i get the reference in the name was a reference to the band CASIOPEA vs T-SQUARE, and if the rest of their music is similer to this track? well they will have a new fan.

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While TMNT:SS is full of metal, heavy, face-melting tracks, this one is something else. The electronic intro, which leads to the main journey, is short, but works nice. The body of this track is also very cool. The rocking parts has a feeling of riding a bike in the night. But the lounge parts, which are perfect for casino, sound different, yet very good. And the mixture of this parts is my favorite track from this album. Sweet.

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So, I'm not familiar with the source material, but I was listening to this while driving.  I just thought to myself, MAN this sounds like T-Square.  A band which has a direct connection to me eventually discovering OCRemix in the first place!

Never having an SNES growing up -> Discovering emulation -> Playing with sound channels -> playing songs on my keyboard -> Discovering MIDIs and MIDI hosting websites -> Somehow finding Moon over the Castle from Gran Turismo.

So now I have a 3.5" floppy disk with my most favorite MIDIs that I take to school and friend houses, with Moon Over the Castle being my absolute favorite.

Then while getting ready for school one morning, I randomly hear a bit of Moon Over the Castle.  On TV.  On the morning NEWS!?  What the heck... it's some bit about video games I don't know.  But holy crap, that was the first time I heard what amounted to my favorite piece of music at the time with real instruments.

In comes Napster.  And the discovery of the following: Masahiro Andoh, T-Square, Red in Blue, and perhaps most importantly, more versions of Moon Over the Castle.  I had discovered the term "remix."  And with it, so very, very many things.  Super Mario remixes, Legend of Zelda.  Virt, McVaffe (and his so very many).  And eventually... this tag that was on the end of so many of these tracks... "ocremix" ...

Holy cow that was like... 19-20 years ago...  Man I was discovering remixed video game music about the same time OCRemix was being born.

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