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OCR01478 - Ghouls'n Ghosts (C64) "Poltergeist Mix"

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Things I like about this song...

1. Its insane, in the good way.

2. Its very very replayable, sort of melting into itself.

3. That noise at 00:20 makes me feel extra fuzzy

4. 00:50 reminds me that this is just flat out awesome

Things I dislike about this song...

1. LoL there are none

2. Read 1

3. I like pie?!

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As this is from one of my favourite soundtracks of all time and one of my most nostalgic games and systems I may be slightly biased.

This track is easily up in my top few favourites from this site, I love Follin's work and the SID chip and here you've reminded me a lot of both. I'm looking forward to the fruition of Dirge for the Follin.

Keep up the good work Binster!

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I was taken by this arrangement in the first moment I began listening. It captivated me and kept me interested, but that's not what makes it a 5 star remix - the thing I love about it the most is that the more I listen to it the more I enjoy it.

Usually when remixes start out like this one does you expect they'll be a little cheesy. Let me say that was not the case here. There's no foreplay in the intro, Binster goes straight to work and doesn't slacken his hand until the job has been very well done. My Sennheiser 590's were kissing me in the ears from start to finish.

An absolute phenomenal job. I think I can say with propriety that this is one of my favorite arrangements to date.

Again, great work.

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This one is something I've been listening to for almost one year now and it still not gets me any bored. A good job is done here by binster, thanks to Follin's unique SID style.

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Awesome stuff. Going back through and tagging mixes has let me find a lot of top-notch stuff I missed in my break from the site. The synth programming here is detailed yet the pieces come together to form something really cohesive. Best moment is either 4:00 when the high synth floats over the top, or 0:49 when you first hear the massive synths. To have one moment like that in a song is special; this song is a gem.

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holy crap, this mix positively DESTROYS. Excellent arrangement and production, and some amazing ideas. 1:51 is absolutely epic, and the mix has a great sense of purpose. This was one of the first mixes I grabbed when I started visiting the site regularly, along with BGC's bionic commando mix, and it really has an amazing mood.

Classic.

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Ah YES! I've been waiting for this one to pop up in my random playlist so I could give a little review. Definitely a good sign if I think about a mix even when I haven't heard it for years.

It's clear that it's eclectic sound contributes a lot to why it's so memorable and why it stands out so much, moreso though is the fact that it's so well constructed and works on so many different levels. This is tight stuff.

The arrangement and structure are the main focal points of adoration for me. It's got a very simple objective of extensive building and climaxing, but goes about it in gloriously diverse ways. The instrument choices do a great job in presenting those ideas by sounding really cool yet alien, but also rooted in that classic nostalgia the music derives from.

This is one of those mixes that marries the concept, sound and execution so well that its hard to believe it can be improved upon. Any OCR collection should have this in it.

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brilliant mix, I just got onto this site, and since the original track was my favorite ever from the c64 days, I had to see if anyone did a remix, and I am so surprised there is only one remix, but man you have done it great justice, considering the original track can easily stand by itself as one of the greatest gaming tracks.

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This is one of my all time favorites! I love the usage of raw sounding synths in this mix! Honestly, it sounds like you took a commodore 64, and plugged it into one heck of a beastly amp rack!

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I like how the distinct melodies recur at different times and in different forms, alternating and mixing like they're old friends. To break it down somewhat, they're played by:

- the introing crystal-light synth (0:04)

- the chewy overhanger at 1:20 that marks every beat niche, then gains a soundalike ally playing fewer notes at 1:57 (and still another at 2:19 and 2:56)

- the bass that makes a subtle appearance at 1:49 but hands the reins to the guitar (most prominent at 3:28+)

Gotta love the heavy sounds employed, but my personal favorite in-your-face show-offs are the phat bass+percussive slap combos around 0:57 - 1:04 and the percussive hits at 1:55 and 1:56 (seriously, these players mean more business than usual). I also like how the whirly ghost sounds kinda reverberate to the beat (lovely little touch).

Definitely delish.

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I like how the distinct melodies recur at different times and in different forms, alternating and mixing like they're old friends. To break it down somewhat, they're played by:

- the introing crystal-light synth (0:04)

- the chewy overhanger at 1:20 that marks every beat niche, then gains a soundalike ally playing fewer notes at 1:57 (and still another at 2:19 and 2:56)

- the bass that makes a subtle appearance at 1:49 but hands the reins to the guitar (most prominent at 3:28+)

Gotta love the heavy sounds employed, but my personal favorite in-your-face show-offs are the phat bass+percussive slap combos around 0:57 - 1:04 and the percussive hits at 1:55 and 1:56 (seriously, these players mean more business than usual). I also like how the whirly ghost sounds kinda reverberate to the beat (lovely little touch).

Definitely delish.

You appraised this remix so thoroughly I award you a doctorate in ghoulology. Nice work!

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