Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (PRC247)
Jun 24, 2013 MindWanderer
DrumJ8: Kind of quiet, but a novel take. Could stand to let up on the D&B and mix it up a little.
XSquader: Yeah, definitely feels unfinished. Never quite makes it to a melody. It's a good start, though.
esperado: At first, good soundscape, mostly good choice of instruments, good use of the melody while still mixing it up. Doesn't stay as strong throughout, but it's pleasantly mellow nonetheless.
evktalo: Just not a fan of the arp rhythm here, which is pretty much the whole mix.
Jun 24, 2013 Xsquader
evktalo - Another track with a very good beat to it. I like how the sound basically covers the whole sound spectrum. Very pleasant to my ears.
Trism - Mostly covers the whole sound spectrum as well. Some of the higher notes I think should have had their high ranges lower or removed with an equalizer and some of the distortion is not too friendly with my ears but otherwise I am very ok with this in spite of not really caring for that type of sound generally in music.
Jun 25, 2013 Trism
2nd: Xsquader - Love the semi-funky feel of this, however the drums are a little lacking for my tastes. Still an excellent track.
3rd: Esperado - Like the more chilled-out theme of this one, kinda felt that the chimes were a little distracting though. The piano parts were great but got a little repetitive towards the end.
DrumJ8 - While I love the bass on this one it's a bit too reptitive for a short track. The drums are excellent throughout though.
Jun 25, 2013 evktalo
Elevated Railway - Interesting jam, upright bass, acoustic percussion & accordion would really work well for this track! Has a fun improvisatory feel.
Overlulled - lot of the notes in the chippy arpeggio are out of scale. I think some of them actually work but there's a lot that doesn't. I really like the pitch enveloped background pad/synth that first comes in at 00:49!
Soul Tracks - nice 80s synth epic feel from the start! I also like the rhythmic bells that soon come in. The organ's a bit exposed/loud, but that too seems like a good, interesting sound. And the synths that come in next, I really like. Overall really, a very good, diverse and non-obvious combination of sounds! It keeps changing throughout without seeming too incohesive. The mixing is "stuffy", or rough, but there's a lot to enjoy here. Like all the tracks here, feels like there should be more of it!
Jun 25, 2013 esperado
Drumj8- While i understand the sparsity of the remix, i couldnt really recognize the source. You also might want to add something in there to fill the "empty space" like something moody and ambient in the background to help keep things interesting. The drums were groovy though, good job there.
Xsquader- good to see that you decided to join in! the main melody is very hiding from us in this! The guitar bit needs some fuzz or drive or something to make it less metalic sounding, to my ears. its also overpowering everything else in the mix. nice arrangement though!
Evktalo- diggin that plucky synth bit in the intro. seems like you used the empty space between the sounds well. theres little textures floating around in there to fill it out nicely. However there are a few points where things feel repetative which is probably a time thing, but it feels like its just a beginning and a middle and then it just ends. theres no real guidance of attention past the first minute or so.
good remixes everyone! and xsquader, stick around !