Kirby 64 - Pop Star (PRC118)
Apr 19, 2008 Flexstyle
Apr 19, 2008 Rexy
Flexstyle, you have put in a lot of fun into your rendition. I appreciate the liberties in changing the key as well and the drum work applied here, so all's good with that. I also think you have the better production between you as well. However, what stopped me from giving you my first place vote here was that there wasn't a lot of exploration on the theme here - it's almost too conservative for what can be expected. I got to hand it to you though, you are improving on a technical standpoint, I just want to see you be equally as creative in your notation as well.
Binweasel, on the other hand, had all the creativity here (hence the first place standing here) - there's something about the setup that has made me want to feel as if I'm taking time out in a local tavern in the middle of nowhere, so kudos on the movement for that. It wasn't quite as daring as what you did for the previous PRC but it was still very worthwhile. I do admit that the production would need some fine-tuning but I feel you're steadily plowing on with that; what seems to get me was that your hand drum work seems to come off as a little bit sloppy; I appreciate the realism into it (and thus assuming you recorded it live) but I'm kind of hoping for you to be more precise with your rhythms here, or at least be more careful in editing your performance.
A pretty analytical week, but I'm happy that both of you managed to come in and provide a good amount of fun for the compo. I hope to see you both continue to improve through and through.
Apr 20, 2008 bundeslang
Flexstyle - Total different style (as Rexy). It starts very noisy, but after it it's really interesting. I like the style. There isn't much variation.
Binewasel - Calm start. I like the violin, but I don't like the background sound (a kick or something?) what comes in at 1:05. The song is now too noisy. There doesn't change much after it. The ending isn't very well, I don't like the cut-off.
Apr 20, 2008 Chickenwarlord
Rexy's was also interesting arrangement-wise. The save hut theme worked its way into the texture (a theme which I am intimately familiar with) so bonus points there. My main issue with this at large was the lack of balance in the frequency scope. Overall its a good listen and very relaxing.
Flex: Major WALL OF SOUND! The texture is rather overbearing and a little to 'up in your face' for my liking. It feels very muddy on the whole.
Apr 20, 2008 Sir_NutS
First: Rexy. I actually had a hard time deciding how to place the songs, but I think Rexy did an amazing work with the source and turned it into something different that was lovely. I really enjoy this, I'm keeping it for sure. The only complain I have with it is the fakeness of the lead strings that distracted me a bit but other than that, the arrangement was fantastic and the piano was lovely, great work.
Second: Binweasel. Another unexpected and GREAT entry, I absolutely loved what you did and how imaginative it was. Some stuff in it irked me a bit but overall it was very enjoyable and had me smiling all the time, nice work.
Third: Flexstyle. No less awesome was this. I expected at least a thousand of happy hardcore remixes of this song for this round, and only having one was a surprise. But that the only happy hardcore mix that was submitted was actually pretty good was a bigger surprise to me. It had me banging my head for a while. Of course, as you say it took less work than the other entries because how easy is to translate it to that genre but it doesn't makes it less good, good job.
Overall I'm pretty happy about how this ended up, thanks for remixing the song I provided =)
Apr 21, 2008 kylenin