Posted 2013-02-20, evaluated by djpretzel
Select Start!! It's been awhile - over six years, believe it or not - but this lovely classical quintet arrangement of Kirby's Adventure is the third arrangement from the group to be featured on OCR. It was originally supposed to be posted as part of promotions for "Obligatory Ice Level Day 2010" over at thespeedgamers.com, but those plans fell prey to the dreaded Demon of Logistics. You can check out more of their work on their Bandcamp page @ selectstartband.bandcamp.com, which also includes this mellow track that employs three string parts, acoustic guitar, and flute. The interplay between instruments, with a constant fluctuation of swapping out & combining the players in different permutations of lead and accompaniment parts, is superb. What I love about Select Start isn't just their relatively unique instrumental makeup and style, but how well their arrangements actually capitalize on those resources. Also, NICE PIZZICATO. At 3'28", this piece sorta breezes through, with a lighter touch that's pleasant and relaxing without being soporific. The recording is clean & clear, with effective stereo separation of performances that makes it easy for the listener to mentally keep track of & fully appreciate the many hand-offs and pairings. Liner notes for the mix specifically mention that this piece was arranged by Kanako Sueyoshi and recorded & mastered at Swampedge Studio, Titusville, FL - both arranger & facility deserve special props, but the whole ensemble should be proud of such a focused arrangement, tight performance, and transparent recording. Great stuff from a great group!
on 2013-02-22 13:17:49
Sounds like the kind of thing you'd hear while walking through a resort garden, which I guess fits with Rainbow Resort. Very pleasant and easy-going, and nice when you need something a bit classy in your day.
on 2013-02-21 00:35:09
This is actually a good waltz remix heck if i ever get married i will use it as my wedding dance
on 2013-02-20 23:34:24
I can live with some of the off notes but the low sound quality just kills it for me. Everything is clipping to the point where it's like trying to listen to the orchestral channel on FM radio... Just can't get past the fuzz. This may have been better if it weren't pushed so loud.
on 2013-02-20 19:09:22
Wow, just wow! This is nothing short of just amazing, with it's many complexities, yet somehow keeping it simple. This is some of the more incredible remixes that really manages to shine without making it look like it's trying. Well done!
on 2013-02-20 18:17:54
roses are red
violets are blue
all my feels
are belong to you
on 2013-02-20 17:45:33
Man, this is gorgeous... Probably one of the best surprises I've ever had from OCR. Really, really tender and soulful
on 2013-02-20 16:53:27
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo, 1993, NES)
Music by Hirokazu Ando
- "Dream and Cold Level"
"Level Map Select of LEVEL 7"
- Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Strings
- Arrangement > Quintet
Production > Live Ensemble
Production > Live Recording
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