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Secret of Mana - Wrath of Thanatos: Death

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Hey this is my first WIP posting ot OCR.

This is in response to a request for a Thanatos themed remix. The final work will feature the three Thanatos related tracks:

Thanatos Revealed "The Curse"

Battle with Thanatos "The Oracle"

Thanatos Defeated "A Conclusion"

as well as the main SoM theme in part.

A quote from wikipedia about Thanatos: "In Greek mythology, Thanatos (θάνατος, "death") was the personification of death (Roman equivalent: Mors), and a minor figure in Greek mythology."

I'm trying to keep this in mind as I imagine this parallel naming-theme playing into the story line in the game itself.

What I have done so far:

http://www.dannthr.com/music/tests/thanatos_sketch.mp3

I imagine Thanatos revealing himself from Dyluck's corpse and transforming into the Dark Lich, what I have so far is what preceeds the actual battle music but is technically the first two Thanatos themes on my list.

Feed back would be appreciated.

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SO far it's coming along great... the beginning is a little long and scattered, but I absolutely love the strings line. They sounded a little like a synth mixed with a wierd piccolo line, but IDK. Great work. I look forward to listening when it's done.

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Thanks,

At the moment I'm not sure how long I want my sections, I'd rather have extra than less for the time being. The opening 35 seconds is supposed to be my interpretation of the first track on my list:

Thanatos Revealed "The Curse"

http://secretofmana.planets.gamespy.com/mp3/som36_-_the_curse.mp3

I tried to have an orchestral mock breath between the low, low bass drum and a scraped cymbal.

The waterphone was my interpretation of the mana beast/whale voice thingy.

The strings sounding synthy were, I think, due to the fact that I way over-compressed the file.

Here's a new WIP version, of course still in the alpha phases:

http://dannthr.com/music/tests/thanatos_wip.mp3

Again, feedback is appreciated and thanks for listening.

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All I could think during the introduction was, "Nice professional movie soundtrack rip. Can't wait until the theme kicks in and it goes all downhill." Then I heard the strings, and immediately inferred that I was wrong about it being a rip, since those sound professional enough as well. Wait, maybe the beginning is a rip. I don't know. If it isn't, that must have taken some crazy sample maneuvering.

With flattery aside, hopefully this doesn't turn out too dull due to it being orchestrated. Even if it does, I believe it will be a very interesting experience nevertheless. But it really sounds like it will have a lot of variation already.

The intro is a tad too long. It's a really interesting sound and concept, but it really does go on for a little too long. This better be the best damn mix ever. No one's ever done these themes justice.

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Thanks guys.

I'm definitely looking to hyphenate the beginning. I've been having a bit of difficulty trying to squeeze more musical content out of the original themes and I'm probably going to look it over a bit again.

The problem is that at the moment my Guild is having a big annual student/apprentice music composition contest and I'm probably going to put this on hold until after Feb 11th. :(

As for the samples, no they're not rips. I'm using EWQL Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Choir.

I really would like to do these tracks justice.

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I hope you finish this as well, this is a song I've been hoping to have remade for years now and you seem like you're well on your way to a spectacular edition of it.

Mind you... it's clearly been a while since any updates have been made so, I hope this hasn't been forgotten =0.

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