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OCR04276 - Donkey Kong Country 2 "Coming Home"


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  • 2 weeks later...

Nice. Times change, listener standards change. I can understand how the track would feel simple... after a decade or two of amazing EDM tracks getting normalized in mainstream music, that is. But if this was posted 18 years ago on OCR it would be considered a face melter.

I have reflected on the uniqueness of the source tune many times. I can't come up with something poetic to say about it right now. But 'coming home' works for me. The source does have a strange weave of rising hopefulness that keeps... rising, then weaving back through minor tonality, then rising again. It keeps revolving seemlessly, and you forget where it starts and end, because it always feels like it's moving forward. Never quite gets home, but seems to be telling you that home exists nonetheless, and we'll all get there eventually.

Thanks for sharing.

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Love the mix. I think the vocals toward the beginning really set this mix apart in terms of style. It is such an emotional source material that I think lends well to a human element. And I really appreciated Mike’s YouTube video accompanying this mix. I could definitely relate to the Christmas when I received a Super Nintendo. (Actually, my parents tricked me, it wasn’t until after opening all of the presents, that they revealed one last present).  So happy to hear more of MkVaff’s work at OCR. 

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