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OCR01629 - Jade Cocoon "People Made of Stone"

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Wow this mix was a pleasant surpise from a game I've never even heard of. Anything song with ethnic influences can have my children. After watched Akira the drum work in the intro really feels at home. I think the panflute was the correct choice, but it seems to sit on top of the mix at the end instead of blending in. I will def be listening to this mix, really some excellent stuff with a nice ambience. The snyth work is simple yet high effective and blends in perfectly. Which IMO is one of the hardest things about blending genres is getting the synths to fit with the natural instruments.

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Man, this song is nuts, it's like everything from tribal to rock to electronic to some crazy genre that doesn't even have a name yet. It was very interesting, and congrats on getting your first remix on the site Anso :D

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Ooh look at me, my name's OSO, I write crazy ethnic beats for really old games Fishy had a demo for but couldn't find the game instore. Honestly...

Oh btw this rawks.

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Ooh look at me, my name's OSO, I write crazy ethnic beats for really old games Fishy had a demo for but couldn't find the game instore. Honestly...

Oh btw this rawks.

I can send you a copy of Jade Cocoon for a couple of £ if you'd like ;)

also. YOU'RE ALL MY FRIENDS AND THAT'S WHY YOU LIKE THIS, LOL!

haha, j/k, kisses and hugs to each and everyone reviewing :)

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Your remixes on the FF7 project were amazing and awesomely epic. This mix doesn't disappoint. Congrats on getting your mix on OCRemix. Hope to hear some more works from you

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What is this mess? A joke?

Yeah, it sounds like a giraffe dying or something. Probably being sacrificed to some pagan gods. That's how much of a joke it is.

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This is really good, I like the introduction and then the movement to another style. I didn't think anyone wud make a remix on Jade Cocoon for the simple fact I thought I was the only one in the world who actually bought this game lol.. but I have to say u did great (again) :grin:

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Waiter, I'd like another one, please.

I am very very pleased to see AnotherSoundscape getting posted, he is very talented and a madly dedicated artist, and this mix just makes that quite obvious.

Congrats dude.

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I really enjoyed the original track, and I'm loving AS's mix. So far I've listened to it about 5 times.

The one thing that gets to me is the last note. The dip bugs me!

Kudos and great job.

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The one thing that gets to me is the last note. The dip bugs me!

That's my favorite part XD Makes the bass sound like a fretless and badly played! woo!

Nice mix, Another Soundscape is proving to be a versatile character. o.o

By the way, where did you ever find Jade Cocoon's original soundtrack?

Where I found it is a secret ;)

you can find it here: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-8l-49-en-70-jad-40-extended.html

But please don't buy it, because I'm planning to do that :D

EDIT: oh yeah, thanks for all the kind words

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You're kidding! Jade Cocoon? Here? I always hoped, but never truly thought, that I would see it on OCR. And here I find not only the song I whistle on my way home from work, while cooking, while wandering streets...but I find it rendered more powerfully than I am used to, giving it reason to persist on in my head during other pursuits, still, so many years and years after I'd played it at the same age the Remixer did. I am so grateful that this mix is out there, that it made it past customs, so to speak, and out where I can sink my teeth once more into the musical comfort food that was Jade Cocoon.

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You're kidding! Jade Cocoon? Here? I always hoped, but never truly thought, that I would see it on OCR. And here I find not only the song I whistle on my way home from work, while cooking, while wandering streets...but I find it rendered more powerfully than I am used to, giving it reason to persist on in my head during other pursuits, still, so many years and years after I'd played it at the same age the Remixer did. I am so grateful that this mix is out there, that it made it past customs, so to speak, and out where I can sink my teeth once more into the musical comfort food that was Jade Cocoon.

Thank you very much for your kind words. It looks like we feel exactly the same :)

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Haven't heard of this game previously and haven't yet heard the source material, but I'm really enjoying this ReMix.

I can see what Avaris was saying about the pan flute being maybe a bit too forward, but I didn't think it was really a negative thing. The only thing I didn't care for too much was the ending, especially how after the crash and everything began fading I still heard a little percussion (not sure if that was some sorta hand percussion or a woodblock or what) on 1 and 3. Anyway, even that's a pretty minor complaint. I really hope to hear more from you soon, and keep up the great work!! :-D

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Great percussive textures but wtflolz at that ending. :P

This mix has a great feeling throughout and is great for spending peaceful days traveling on a long journey.

I agree that the pan flute is too far foward and could use a bit of echo or something to have it fit in the mix, but it's a pretty minor deal.

Nice work, i like it a lot.

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Agreed with OA...to me the percussion is really the icing on the cake for this mix. I also agree that the ending could've been better, but overall the song is really nice, and carries a pleasant mood to it. Nice work.

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haha no love for the end!

TBH though, I suck at endings, most of my songs are fade-outs or real abrupt ;P now you know my dirty secret

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You have no idea how excited I was to see a remix of Sirus Village. Now I have a 5th version! :D

It's certainly different than the other four that are on the soundtrack. But it's a good thing!

Alas, if only you had remixed The Blue Cocoon Master ~ Kolis instead. :? Far and away my favorite, though Sirus Village is a close second. Legend of Arcana 3rd. Why the hell didn't Kolis get a variant on the OST? >_>

Anyway, this brought back some really good memories, thank you for that. Played this when I was a kid too. Appropriately named. Such a tragic event never undone.

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Very interesting blend of styles. I especially dig the section after 1:40, when the remix becomes more powerful. This adds a certain "epicness" to the song, which I didn't expect to hear in a rather quiet, ethnic arrangement.

But I have to say that I am one of the people who aren't that fond of the end. The pan flute, however, while being quite forward, didn't really bug me.

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OK, this mix has called me outta my usual lurk. I HAVE to praise you on this. One of the few songs that I can have on loop for over half an hour.

It's brought back a lotta memories of that great game and I just love the tribal feel. Good going!

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