FF9 - Jester Twins (MnP47)
Jan 06, 2016 hoboka
Kat - If I could make you TIE with first for my vote with Trism, I would've loved to do so, but I had to make a call.
Regardless: Joker, Trickster, Murderer is deliciously MnP with a nice reinterpretation of the soundscape and nice touches with the E-Guitar!! Love the vibes too. Also good usage of the drums - they aren't just thrown on full auto through the mix, they adapt with the song nicely...for lack of better terminology knowledge =p
Chalis - getting better each time you submit something Chalis. I'm liking the reverb-y chime soundscape - could use a 1 or 2 decibel boost on the Master though. 1:15 the high string stabs are really cool, gives it an icy wonderland feel. My 3 major gripes are that 1) Thorn in Zorn's foot could use some more energy dynamics 2) more master volume 3) the remix is too short :'(
Jan 06, 2016 Chalis
Trism- Really love this, and I feel it retains the feel of the original.
Kat- Put this second because it doesn't sound so MnP-like, but great track! Love the string usage.
supercoolmike- Wonderful track, though it's got a little too much original material for MnP imo.
Jan 07, 2016 Kat
Dance Monkeys, Dance! - Loved the sound of the piano coming in at 0:13, and the overall sound of the mix.
Thorn in Zorn's foot - I think the one thing that threw me off was the kick abruptly stopping around 0:12 for a measure. I loved some of the background ambiance you had going on.
Devious Twins - This is pretty damn awesome. I don't think it went too far from the source, it probably would've had my vote if it wasn't a bonus track.
Jan 07, 2016 hipnotyk
Kat - Really like the instrument selection here. There were some missing phrases which detract from the experience of listening to the track if you know it going in. Since it's MnP, you expect to hear all of the elements in some form.
Chalis - Good instrument choices as well, but the drums after the intro threw me for a loop. The kick drum comes in, cuts out, then it goes to a fast rock groove. In the reprise of the melody, the fast groove transitions to slow. Maybe this is just one person's opinion, but I think this detracted from the overall listening experience. In this track, the reprise should be the section of higher energy.
Jan 07, 2016 Trism
Chalis - I like the chime-like synths you've used here, gives the track a very ethereal feel. My main complaint with the track though is that everything sounds very 'thin', there's not very much going on in the mid range and nothing in the low. I like the overall feel of this though.
supercoolmike - Very different take on the source indeed! A much more laid-back version of the original, possibly a slightly slower tempo? Some interesting instrumentation, though the constant cymbal crashes got a bit much by the end.