Sign in to follow this  
djpretzel

OCR01511 - Shining Force CD "Five-Sided Square"

Recommended Posts

I used to put SF CD in my discman all the time way back when. Interesting mix. Glad to hear SFCD represented (this song is also in SF for Gamegear, btw).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn this is cool/sexy/smooth. Great structure, despite being VERY minimal at times, it never feels empty, and flows from moment to moment with ease, with some trippy sounds to boot.

Fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is an oldie. I remember seeing this on vgmix2 when it was still around, though I'm not sure if this is a remastery of it, since I don't remember that one too much :roll:

I am glad to see another Shining mix posted. Keep them coming!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been awhile since we've heard from Quinn Fox. It's good to know that he's still alive and in the music mixing business. Like all the other mixes he's done, this one is amazing. It's quirky, nostalgic (all the 8-bit sounds), and an overall great tune.

The only drawback is I can see myself getting tired of it really fast and I don't like that stuff in the middle of the song too much.

8.5/10 :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is one of those mixes where I can't really decide whether I like it or not...

The production has noticeable holes and isn't balanced in a few spots... but on the other hand the song is quite peppy and enjoyable. Sadly it has the feel of one of those songs you tire from quickly. This probably could've used a bit more refinement before being submitted and it would've been just that much better.

This sort of song doesn't really appeal to me too much, it just tends to get lost in the background instead of drawing out my attention. It'd be one of those songs that I'd give a 3 out of 5 stars if I heard it on the Ormgas stream.

This song isn't too bad though, it's pretty average and certainly isn't terrible. It's worth a listen, who knows, you might like it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work, like a cloud. I enjoyed when you started to mess with the harmonies surrounding the source material towards the end. The end itself is a nice climactic one. I feel like you could have "had your way" with the original a little more, sounded a little to "safe" but then again i'm friends with shnabubula so i guess that explains that. All in all nice work, kudos on that complex ambient patch that takes the stage in the beginning and end.

8)

-sigmund abeles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Like many other people complain, this song does develop slowly, and does sound a bit minimalist. Fortunately, I very much like the minimalist and ambient quality of this remix, and fell in love with this song right from the start. The slow way the melody wanders throughout the song lets me sit back and just listen, totally letting my mind enjoy some awesome quality calming music. 9/10, an awesome song I will listen to many a time in the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I for one did not find myself getting bored of this. I don't know why, but something about the atmosphere and groove of it just keeps me interested. Each of the repetitions of the theme seems to be a little different every time, and I thoroughly enjoy this piece.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Takes awhile to get filled out sufficiently, but once it does, it stays that way.

I was sure after the first listen whether or not I liked the track itself, though the production and sound choices were all good, with perhaps the exception of the lead sound; I think it needs to be a little more edgy.

I also think that the mix wanders a bit too much; maybe it's just the mood im in, but I think it should have a little more direction. The transitions are the culprit here i think, as the sections themselves are strong, but without something connecting the parts, it feels aimless to me. Otherwise it's a good mix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And for our last/most recent Quinn Fox piece, we return to his very chilled out sound. I like it. Some commented that it took too long to develop but the dynamic shifts and slow build works wonderfully for me. The chip samples sound excellent in this context. The arrangement is phenomenal. The rhodes piano sounds fantastic. The dissonant underlying chords adds a dark almost foreboding tone to the piece and I really like it. The brief break down is a nice dynamic shift. The piano sounds great. Excellent work, as usual, Quinn and I hope we get to hear more from you in the future!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

God this is a great track, the attention to detail is great. This is some of the most creative instrumentation I've ever heard, and I personally think the arrangement is fantastic, possibly even genius, but I don't want to gush.:P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this