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This is definitely a unique piece at OCR, being a ReMix done by the song's original composer.

This is a fairly repetitive and not too complex song, with the bass opening up and running the entire length of it. Various synth instruments join in at different times, compiling it into a theme that fans of the genre and/or the original game would probably like, but it's not suggested for everyone else.

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I thought the mix was fun, and it was actually good; however, I did not like the slow motion helicopter noise at the beginning, it kind of made things really slow. Then around 1:05 things started to pick up a little, but it never got past that initial speed. Its like the little train the could, but it couldn't.

The mix is good overall, but I feel that it could have been much more expanded on. Know what I mean?

7/10

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This piece had a very strong and pronounced beat. I dissliked the strange, helicoter noise that a previous poster had mentioned, it distracted from the rest of the song. Overall the song kind of felt as if it was missing something. However, what was there was all very cool, and it is also cool having the origninal mixer remix his own sound.

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This song is pretty much a three minute intro, sadly. While listening to it you keep thinking to yourself, 'here it comes, this is it'. Except it never does actually go anywhere. The bassline just connects everything else, which seem to be rather random, together. Not a regular listen, I'd have to say.

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I have to say that I didn't like this the first time, but I dug it the second time around. I haven't heard or played 7th Guest, but I'll be damned if this loop isn't stuck in my head. If I run into some free time from projects, I just might do an arrangement of this remix :)

Either way, Mr. Sanger, if you ever get to read this, I absolutely LOVED your book--it really was inspiring--and I hope to one day see another mix added from either you or Team Fat!

Sincerely,

Kunal Majmudar

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Those ambient pads are definitely befitting a haunted mansion. The bass synth seizes the bass from the source with both hands and amplifies it. A tense and thumping bass slowly rises and fits into every 16th beat, first prominently and then a bit subdued. That chewy, bubbly, filtered synth plays the lead in Dolls of Doom so, so discreetly (on beat, but slow). Twice does it howl the first half of its intro before vanishing like a ghost, then the third time (2:15) it figures "might as well go all the way." At this point, the initial bass synth goes off autopilot and varies the tail end of its loop until fadeout.

So while not a lot of risks are taken, the groove, creepy vibe, and creative spark are there just the same.

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Though i'm not sure about the title (even knowing the backstory), this is some pretty cool stuff. It's a lot more atmospheric than danceable, i'd say, but it does feature a pretty pulsing bass line. It really does sound mysterious enough to be in the game, which I guess makes pretty good sense. ;-)

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The novelty factor of this mix is quite high, considering it's one of the few composer-submitted remixes, but even the Fat Man's admitted it's not as good as it could have been, and I'm inclined to agree. The groove that is here is pretty high quality and enjoyable, but it falls flat as a full-blown song. No offense meant to the remixer though, who obviously has more street cred than just about anyone on this site :-P This one just doesn't do it for me.

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It's always awesome when composers support OCR by subbing their own mixes. Love that slap bass throughout. There is a nice sound scape built here. There is a consistent groove that fills the spectrum without getting old. Then we have some classic resonant synths with some nice modulation. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of 7th Guest or any of The Fat Man's other work.

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