Super Mario Galaxy Stardu (PRC141)
Mar 08, 2009 Txai
1. So, this track is good and all, but NEEDED CLICHE WIND CHIMES AT THE END
2. This one is cool as well. Lots of decent string sequencing and glassy samples and other stuff.
3. Not bad, but not good either. So-so.
AAAANNNND MEH FOR THE REST OF YOU
Mar 08, 2009 CN
I was hoping for some sort of orchestral entry from someone else, as it would be the perfect genre choice for this theme, so jmr did it.
evktalo could've done a couple more things, but I ended up liking this one more over all the other remaining entries.
Mar 08, 2009 evktalo
(I'll post more feedback to the thread after the voting if I feel up to it.. must sleep now..)
Mar 08, 2009 bundeslang
Jmr - Nice orchestral work. I like the start and the way you built it up. Especially the part around 1:30 is good. The ending is long, but good.
CN - The song is a little calm, the voice makes the song, the background isn't variating much. I like the voice/sample combination. Good last part.
Rexy - Very good piano song (like usual). I like the string and the built-up from the song. The kick which enters around 1:35 is excellent. The song is long, but qualitative.
Evktalo - Long start, the song never starts for real. Still, I like the sample combination. The ending is good.
OneUp - The drums are nice. There is very less from the source in it (like you mentioned). I like the vocals, but there's not much more in the song. The last 15 seconds could be removed.
Mar 08, 2009 jmr
2. 'When Will I See You Again': The vocal parts and lyrics are easily this entries strongest points. In a way, it reminds me of Owen Pallett's/Final Fantasy's work. Some of the notes sound, well, off (to put it lightly), but that could have been intentional on CN's part for all I know.
3. 'Morningstardust': A little empty in places, and those drum samples don't really fit with the rest of the song. Still, though, not bad.
runners up: (in no particular order)
'Italian Hardstyle on Mescaline': Interesting, to say the least. Not really a fan of the vocal clips (they come off as really cheesy to me), but I gotta give you some credit for adapting the song in this style.
'Pill to Lala Land": Could have done with a little less of that dissonant bell / organ / whatever at the beginning (a little was fine, it just went on too long.) Nice use of panning effects, and good job with the drum sequencing. Could do without the rap lyrics though, but that's just me.
Mar 08, 2009 Binweasel
3: The song's melody doesn't really lend itself to lyrics very well, but neither did the title track from Thieves of Fate - yet they're still awesome songs. It takes guts to do real vocals. They seemed well enough for me - but next time, if you can't cut out the static, I find that simply laying down another track of it as white noise to permute the entire song works well. Not always a good idea, but for an ambient and eerie song... Good job anyhow! ^^
Mar 09, 2009 kylenin
CN - Sorry, but you're not a very good singer. Unless that was done on purpose.
OneUp - Your song was good, but rap isn't really my thing. Sorry.
Mar 10, 2009 Game_boy
The only two "normal" entries which take the song and run with it to produce something beautiful and original are my top two, with We Form In Star Bits being more technically impressive so it's on top.
And I picked a random one with bad vocals for third because it didn't mention the word "trance" anywhere in the description.