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OCR01575 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Epona's Pastorale"

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Overall very well done, with some very nice ideas, I especially like how you kept hinting harmonically at some of the original, and then going in a different direction, it really kept surprising me,and in a good way.

Some of the samples seemed too exposed, mostly the solo instruments, and though the piano was a bit rigid, it didn't detract in any way to me.

Very nice work. :-)

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It's exactly as the judges said. It has a profoundly classy- western feel to it. I also think that its definately earning of the title "rearangement" :D, because it's oh so very original, yet very reminiscant of the source material. Awesome job Abados :).

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This is a nice, charming piece. There's no critcism I could offer that hasn't already, so I'll offer praise. I really enjoy listening to this and always felt the source material had potential, which you have tapped masterfully. It also stands unique among many of the OCR songs I've heard in the past, bringing something sort've new to the table. This is one I'll be listening to often for a long time to come and is already one of my favorites. Great job, I hope to see you do much, much more work of this skill and quality.

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Nice arrangement, although the sample usage and partwriting in the first half put a big dent in the execution for me. Also a little on the short side.

Still, it's good to see more Zelda64 coverage that isn't Gerudo Valley. ;)

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I love this mix. It's nice to see some of the parts that we're (in my opinion) not as great as they could be, being orchestrated. I love this not only because it is something finally not Gerudo, but it really is altogether a great piece that made my day.

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Epona's song was always one of my least favorite songs in the game. However, I like your arrangement very much. Thank you for your efforts in making it, it is and will go on being enjoyed.

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I'm not completely sure why, but this mix didn't really vibe with me overall. There were small portions of it that I thought were very cool, creative, and well done, but I think maybe I found this piece slightly boring (to your credit, I don't think there's much to work with in the source track). I also didn't really like the quality of the instruments that I heard during the louder parts of the mix - particularly at the very end of the song. I'm no expert, but things sounded a bit MIDI to me.

Congrats on the good review score though. The arrangement in this track was definitely great. Keep the remixes coming!

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I'm new to the forums, but have listened to OCRemixes since I first got a computer, and this is a favorite already!

A little short, but the arrangement is great, and I like how it /isn't/ Gerudo Valley! Even though the sampling is clearly visible (audible?) here, it doesn't take away anything for me.

Thanks, Abadoss!

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I'm not completely sure why, but this mix didn't really vibe with me overall. There were small portions of it that I thought were very cool, creative, and well done, but I think maybe I found this piece slightly boring (to your credit, I don't think there's much to work with in the source track). I also didn't really like the quality of the instruments that I heard during the louder parts of the mix - particularly at the very end of the song. I'm no expert, but things sounded a bit MIDI to me.

I'm getting the same kind of feeling...I don't know. I like the new chord progression, considering I love the V -> V7 feeling, but with the sparse instrumentation, attention to the sample quality is important...and it does sound MIDI-ish. I never really liked Epona's theme (couldn't this also go under the Lon Lon ranch theme, too?), and this doesn't do much to change my mind for it. It just sounds very cliche to me...I'm not quite sure why.

But hey, that's just my opinion. You can't please everyone, and it looks like you did a good job pleasing the majority.

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I'm not completely sure why, but this mix didn't really vibe with me overall. There were small portions of it that I thought were very cool, creative, and well done, but I think maybe I found this piece slightly boring (to your credit, I don't think there's much to work with in the source track). I also didn't really like the quality of the instruments that I heard during the louder parts of the mix - particularly at the very end of the song. I'm no expert, but things sounded a bit MIDI to me.

Congrats on the good review score though. The arrangement in this track was definitely great. Keep the remixes coming!

same.

i like epona's song, but there's not much material there.

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This came up on random on itunes, so I'm going to take advantage of it to write a review here.

Overall Abadoss is a master at classical writing, which is always a nice listen. I've loved hearing your arrangements, and I look forward to hearing what you can cook up next. The original is definately there, but it's also your own, which really is what I enjoy about your works.

Beating a dead horse here (11PM and I can be clever?), but the sample quality is your downfall. I'm glad you've collaborated a lot more lately to make some really nice sounding pieces, because it's a shame that these pieces can't realize their full potential.

Nice work though, keep arranging awesome stuff!

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I definitely like the quieter sections where there's just one instrument taking center stage... it sounds almost too cheesy when the full orchestra comes in. Still, I appreciate the arrangement and, while they're not the best, I don't think the sample quality inhibited my enjoyment much, if at all.

That being said, I'm also glad that Abadoss has taken advantage of the various collaboration opportunities for projects lately... when his stellar arrangements meet live music/professional-sounding samples, that's when his music really shines and you realize just how talented of an arranger he is! :-D

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Something is lacking with the piano, not sure what though, just doesnt sound... Meaty enough? lol

But all in all I love this remix so much. Very peaceful. and one of my faves on the site! Going to have a look and see what else he has done.

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