One Hour Compo - Round 52 (OHC052)
Sep 10, 2009 LuIzA
2nd- VERY 90's eurobeat. I'm a sucker for anything 90's, so points for the nostalgia feel.
3rd- love the changing mood in this, from chill-ish to orchestral. great melodies.
Sep 11, 2009 Level99
I'll preface the analysis by saying that this week, as every week before it that I've been a part of this, has totally blown me away by the increase in both quanitity and quality of people's mixes. I listened in the car this morning to try and help me decide on my votes, and there wasn't a single track I didn't feel like listening to. The varied takes on the nostalgia theme had me interested through and through. One minute I was dancing in the car, the next I was laughing at something absurdly 8-bit, and then I was entranced by beautiful orchestra, and then...well, you get the idea.
First: LuIzA's choice of song to cover was extremely appropriate, in both a sense of literal nostalgia from games growing up to a sense of nostalgia with the realm of the game itself. Everything was mixed well, the playing was fantastic with loads of personal style, tinkering, and emphasis thrown in, and it sounded almost 70's-jazzy. It had a good run time, with well-done drums. This is something that actually rivals the version on "The Brink of Time", the Chrono Trigger arrangement album. I'm especially blown away that it's her first entry to OHC ever, but there's no sign of struggling with the time restraints in her playing. I award a score of eight out of eight "gummy bears".
Second: OA....Ooooooooooo-a. The writing, the instrument selection, the mixing...this could literally be a long-lost composition from that specific era of music and I couldn't tell. A little on the short side, but I would have expected as much with the amount of multilayered parts. It made me want to get out my powdered-wig and fop around a bit (I said fop, not fap, pervs). The progression's resolution felt full and complete. Can you please write music like this for my wedding if/when I get married? I award nine out of ten "silk peticoats and snuff-boxes" to this!
Third: 90's cheesy pop-hop with diotrans vocals and palpable's rrrrraping? IRC was resounding with enthusiasm when this was played, and for good reason. It reminded me personally of some real mccoy, and the lyrics are a dead-on. It's even mixed in a way that sounds just like those songs! Enough of my blabbering, I'll openly admit that I was dancing to this in my car on the way to work while stuck in traffic having people give me funny looks. I'll say that it gets five out of seven "dancing grandmas"!
If it were possible to have everyone tie for first, almost all would this week. Some special mentions that I feel I must comment on:
TheShaggyFreak: This made me imagine a montage of booze, crying, and depression from a movie. This is nostalgia for someone who's lost everything. Either that or it's from a late 80's movie's love-making scene. So...yeah, just felt like saying that. :)
Starla: Perform this at MAGfest!!! DO IT! I caught myself singing along, and it's a great representation of what we consider nostalgia.
GizmoEra: This is perfect nostalgic video game music, so I'm going to put it on my game-music playlist.
Trenthian: a very interesting mashup, and I eagerly await the finished version.
So lets root, root, root for the mixers
If they dont submit, it's a shame
For its 1, 2, 7 days left next til the next OHC!
Sep 14, 2009 bjkmenu
escariot: seemed like the best choice for first, good vocal, although i would have rathered no autotune. but still, very cool and fit the theme great.
starla: good vocals, nothing fancy, just solid, fun and was very replayable.
luiza: great clean tones, wish the lead was more prominent, and i also wish the solo took a few more chances, but you get points for a solid guitar-driven entry. moar please, and go nuts with solos next time.
OHC to the max.
Sep 17, 2009 InvisibleObserver
Very funny Nutritious.
Diotrans - Slick.
Projectspams started with some accidental IDM that had me real excited.