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OCR01504 - Final Fantasy Adventure "Chocobo!"

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7/10. Crazy stuff. Is nicely done, though i'm not a fan of the source tune. In 0:48 enters some kind of bass which I disliked.

Nice arrangement of the theme with steel drums.

Is not the kind of music I'm used to hear, but a nice work anyway. You've done an outstanding remix if we compare to the source tune.

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Whoo, my computer's speakers are again expressing distaste for the music I listen to.

I have to agree that the Chocobo theme is quite inane. Great intro, but this track still too repetitive to me (I did like Bionic Electronica tho now that I think about it, and that was really repetitive). I want to like this more, because percussion heavy tracks always rule.

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Ah, to go back in history to the place where the first chocobo originated, quite the historical moment for us FF lovers. Although that there is plenty of chocobo remixes on this site, it can never hurt to listen to one more.

When it comes down to this one, it took its time to build up enough energy to start. When the conga drums began to make their move at 0:30, it caught my interest immediately, which made me want to listen to the rest. I'm glad that I did.

I don't know what kind of instruments it is, I believe it's pan flutes, but no matter what the case, it sounds awesome with the other african samples. I like it how the instruments are being added one by one, it starts with just a lonely synth and a small drumroll, and then ends with something that could resemblance a brazilian football game.

I like it alot, ya?

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Wow, this remix is so exciting. I liked the snare roll you threw in at the beggining. I was like "OMG, what will ever happen next?". I LOVE the rainforest drum vibe going on. This is such a nice remix. It's got Chocobo written all over it. Wark!

9 out of 10

Yeah, I am that famous. I know.

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Very energetic and light-hearted. It's kind of a break from all the recent epic and/or operatic stuff we've been getting. This certainly uses a lot of interesting sounds and ethnic instruments which makes me think it won't sound too out of place on one of those Korg workstation music demos. :lol:

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Very enjoyable mix. One thing that I really enjoyed is at the beginning the melody is being played with a harmony set at a fifth. I was expecting this to be the same at the end when the theme restated itself, but instead it was replaced by a much more prominent (string?) sound with no harmonization. Very skillfully executed. Thank you for submitting it.

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This has a "hyperactive" feeling with it. What this song lacks with repetitiveness, it makes it up with the exotic assortment of instruments and happiness. 9.5/10 YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS!!!

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Starts off really bad, reminiscent of the old OCR days' "bad music". But once it picks up the beginning has more meaning. It's all really experimental sounding, in terms of the combination of instruments/samples. I can't really notice anything technically wrong, except that the buildup is kind of long. Wait, that's not technical, but it should be! Anyway, it doesn't really bother me anymore, but I have my doubts of how many people would like what they're hearing at first.

The chirping at the beginning has too much treble. The log drum sample is the first sound that sounds really authentic. All of it should have been longer and more arranged. The background is really arranged, in almost an appropriate way to give a new style to a well-known, now-tired source tune. But the melody is still there, too much the same. The ending is good, the best part, except for the lead-out (rephrases the part that's been played the same, throughout the whole), but maybe one more original section in the middle would have sealed the deal to perfection. It makes me wish the whole song had the ending's energy. I love me some energetic music, but I'll have my doubts with future listens of this. But not until I give it some more chance! Just like how the song's given all the select semi-juxtaposed samples a chance to sing in harmony while they're neglected in other people's songs =(

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WTF is this haha. As i've recently come to realize it takes a certain type of person to remix this source tune. I think BGC fits the bill...

Listening to this on headphones I see all the friggin panning, nice job. As usual tons of good composition goin on all over the place.

If i had to think of something this song reminded me of it would def be the Robin Williams movie 'The Bird Cage.' If anyone has ever seen that movie you'll catch my drift...

Kudos on takin one crazy source and making it listenable and something to enjoy.

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It takes a ton of work to keep this over-mixed relic fresh, and I have to say that this is a pretty creative remix. I'll focus on what great about the new, since the source is so familiar.

Strong counterpoint changes that tie into a new section all work really well together with a energetic bassline and an entire kitchen sink full of percussion. Of course the Hoo hoos get most of the attention, but where is even a samba whistle and a multitude of toms.

I can understand many people being sick to death of the theme, but give this one a listen, it's about as good as the chocobo theme is going to sound. :-)

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Definitely a fun remix, but what else can you do with a source like this? Great percussion writing here, there's some really cool rhythms in there. Awesome bass writing. Only criticism I can think of would be the transitions between A and B parts, but that's not a big deal. Especially with all the other stuff that's happening here. Typical BGC stuff, a lot of stuff going on, and everything has its own space.

Ends a bit suddenly, but you gotta love that chirp with delay. :D

edit 12-22-09:

What, I reviewed this a few weeks ago and didn't then realize this is my new single favorite mix? Crazy fun stuff, despite the painful chirps (on headphones at least). Love the bass and rhythms. Awesome stuff. :D

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