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OCRA-0058 - Apex 2016: I Got Next

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So once again I'm the only one that has anything to say about the Apex albums? That's too much pressure, guys. The Apex albums are good! They need more comments than just my own! 

*Ahem* 

1. Garrett Williamson, Yungtown - Main Theme of Apex 2016 - Super Smash Bros. "APEX"
Source: "Character Select"
Original Composer: Hirokazu Ando

This track raises the bar for how competition events, let alone albums inspired by competition events should start. The introduction was flawless, and the rest of the track puts you in the mood where you oughta be for competition events.

2. Neblix - Street Fighter V "The Path of Heaven"
Sources: Street Fighter II - "Ryu (Japan)," Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike - "Ryu Stage ~ Kobu"
Original Composers: Yoko Shimomura, Hideki Okugawa
Very fun homage to the Street Fighter series. Reading the director’s notes, everything that Neblix mentioned, I felt and agree with 100%.

3. WillRock - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 "Have a Nice Death"
Source: "Ghost Rider"
Original Composer: Hideyuki Fukasawa

Damn, for only being produced in two days, this is pretty impressive.

4. timaeus222 - Pokkén Tournament "Iron-Headed Pursuit"
Source: "Ferrum Stadium"
Original Composer: Shota Kageyama

Doesn’t seem as ambitious as what I’m used to from timaeus222, but it’s still a decent track.

5. Chernabogue, Tuberz McGee, Furilas - Super Smash Bros. Brawl "You Only Live to Smash"
Source: "Super Smash Bros. Brawl Main Theme"
Original Composer: Nobuo Uematsu

The quality of this track seems a little muffled compared to the previous tracks. The rock organ work here is excellent though, regardless of the quality.

6. Sir_NutS - Killer Instinct "Werewolf Transformation"
Source: Killer Instinct (SNES) - "Tooth & Claw (Sabrewulf)"
Original Composer: Robin Beanland

Not really a fan of the vocal inserts. Aside from that, the EDM attempt at Saberwulf’s theme was pretty good. It manages to be EDM, while retaining what made the original Saberwulf theme so good.

7. DJ RoboRob - Mortal Kombat "Technical Disorder"
Source: Mortal Kombat (Sega CD) - "Techno Syndrome"
Original Composer: Oliver Adams

It’s the second coming of Techno Syndrome! As a 90s child, I totally approve of this.

8. ladyWildfire - Super Smash Bros. Melee "SMASHDANCE"
Source: "Menu 1"
Original Composer: Hirokazu Ando

This is pretty good “waiting lobby” music, if that waiting lobby allowed participants to dance and rave instead of just sitting there like lumps waiting for their turn.

9. DjjD - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U "Incognito"
Source: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - "Menu"
Original Composer: Junichi Nakatsuru

And this is the waiting lobby music without the glitz and glamor from the previous track. But I still love it, as after all the excitement from the rest of the album, it needed to end on a nice “chill out” track.

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....aw, it's over already? That's the one disadvantage I can give to these albums, they're just way too short. I like them, but there's just not enough to enjoy. Ah well, great work once again.

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15 hours ago, timaeus222 said:

hah, yeah, it's because I did my track in literally two days. :P

Awww hehehe, well I meant when I said it was still a decent addition to the album. I did read what you had to say in the directors notes, so I understand where you're coming from.

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5 hours ago, Yosh1PrisMa said:
just listen to the percussion.... thats very suspicious or I think I have illusions, what do you think about this? ^

I built the drum track from an FL Studio drum loop (sliced and resequenced), so maybe the other one was too? 

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On 14/08/2016 at 7:06 PM, nitrozsz said:

1. Garrett Williamson, Yungtown - Main Theme of Apex 2016 - Super Smash Bros. "APEX"
Source: "Character Select"
Original Composer: Hirokazu Ando

This track raises the bar for how competition events, let alone albums inspired by competition events should start. The introduction was flawless, and the rest of the track puts you in the mood where you oughta be for competition events.

You're not wrong. Such a great Hype track. Harmonies, Synth solos, Hip-hop, RnB, it's all there. They really save the best for last with the outro too. I recommend everyone at least give this track a listen.

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On 10/16/2016 at 10:52 AM, Yosh1PrisMa said:
just listen to the percussion.... thats very suspicious or I think I have illusions, what do you think about this? ^

It's not the same tones. The first has a shorter decay, and the kick drum rhythm is even different.

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On 30/10/2016 at 3:50 PM, timaeus222 said:

It's not the same tones. The first has a shorter decay, and the kick drum rhythm is even different.

I can not contradict a person who is skilled in music

On 16/10/2016 at 8:24 PM, wildfire said:

I built the drum track from an FL Studio drum loop (sliced and resequenced), so maybe the other one was too? 

hey, don't worry i never said that your song was bad ... it's just the opposite I like so much

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OK, I know this album is at least two years old at this point, but this is my first time hearing it. (I have a really long backlog of remixes and albums I'm trying to get through. So we're doing this now.) Now, for all of the good things I can say about this album, the one I feel the overwhelming need to say is:

"YUNGTOWN! Yeah! Sub2Yungtown!"

Seriously, though. Thank you for starting this off with the person who is probably the only rapper in the world that I actually like.

As for everything else in here, I assume nobody is exactly waiting for an in-depth review on a two-year-old album, so I'm only going to say, stellar job to you all. There wasn't a song in here that I disliked, and I found myself head bopping along with these. Granted, that could be because I'm sleep-deprived and feel like doing that more than normal, but still. Great jorb, everybody.

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