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Xenogears 'Theme of a Sailor'

It's Xenogears and it's Pancake Chef, what's not to like? :D While this is a pretty simple arrangement, it's very, very cool. Plus, a fretless bass combined with the classic piano-n-strings is something you don't hear every day. On the downside it's a tad short, but I don't think there's much you could do with this without ruining it's simplicity, so I won't mark off for that. Recommended.

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This song is the best example I can think of to illustrate just what is so special about this website.

Pancake Chef takes the upbeat, energetic theme song of the Thames boat in Xenogears (one of my 3 fave songs from the game), and then changes it into something so totally different that I actually didn't recognize what it was the first few times I heard it. Then, when it all finally came together and I suddenly thought, "Oh wow.. this is from that boat with the Men of the Sea... this is awesome!", it was a great moment.

Although a tad on the short side, this little tune remains one of my favorites.

I give it a first class recommendation.

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hello,

that's my first post on oc but i already downloaded more than 80 remixes and i wanted to say that this remix is by far the best i have ever heard on oc.

Ok it's quiet minimalist but that's a good point : not to "surcharge" remixes with tons of effects.

That song is so melodramatic and the guitar bass is uplifting and giving it a jazzy blue touch, with the masterpiece piano melody. I'm a fan of mitsuda's work and now of the pancake chef's excellent "remixes" or reworks (like dubbing the body & johnny bike).

Keep it up !

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Awesome panning all around. I love the exposed feeling throughout, and the complete transformation of the track. It's very different from the original, and I didnt recognize it for a long time. The samples are great all around, and you use them to their strengths. Very reflective. I am digging it.

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The quality of sound on this mix made me think this was over 1000. I am really impressed with the piano sound especially. Also, the panning throughout is very nicely done, and I definitely recommend listening to this with headphones.

I'm not very familiar with the source, but while short, the melody is sweet and pleasant to listen to. This is a little gem I'm glad I found.

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The piano and strings lacked body, but the writing was pretty forceful. Would love to hear this done with higher-quality instrumentation to better realize the potential here. Too bad Pancake Chef disappeared; he was one of the old-school ReMixers that always merited a listen.

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