Supremacy - Title Theme (PRC236)

Votes (11)

Jan 21, 2013 bundeslang
  1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  2. Supremacy (You Will Chill)
    Yami
  3. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
As I predicted, voting is hard for this round. I even can't use length differences for reasoning.

Trism: This has some nice parts around the source, but some sections are a little empty (even though this works well with this song in combination with the slowing down).
Esperado: The song misses some drums in the begin, they should have used earlier. The main synth is a bit annoying after a while. For the rest the song sounds very complete, and I like the strings and background sampling. The song could have been cutted 10 seconds earlier.
Garpocalypse: Another genre, it is a weird but nice combination. I don't like the flute for some reason. Good way of variating along the source, especially at the end.
FreakyT: This is a very calm and quiet use of this amazing source. After a while the song takes another more organic direction, a weird and funny switch.
DrumJ8: I like your used drums and bassline, they make this song; for the rest it is a little empty.
Yami: The introduction builts up nice. The part after 1:27 is relaxing, I also like the part after 2:27. The slowness of the song works excellent.
Sir Nuts: This is the most `living' take on the source. The sampling is great and the combination with this source works very good.

OneUp: Thanks for selecting this source and submitting a Bonus Mix. I like the Psy-trancy style you used, nice variating work. Ending is a little abrupt.
Jan 21, 2013 evktalo
  1. Supremacy (You Will Chill)
    Yami
  2. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  3. Dominion
    Trism
Pixel Storms ... very complete piece, nicely done! I think one can hear you had fun with this.

Psypremacy ... also a very fully realized piece I thought.

Supermacy (You Will Chill) ... I really liked the very somber, spacious feel in this one. The drums feel a little dry and exposed - I would add reverb and turn the volume down on them down quite a bit. I think the panning works nicely though. The bass is kind of dissonant/tension creating in some parts of the song. It successfully creates tension for most of the time but I think it could resolve better at a couple of points. Cool idea though! Those gripes aside, I enjoyed this quite a lot.

Driver's Seat ... the middle section dropping down to just bass drum, and the distorted e-piano coming in, I thought was pretty cool.

Concerto for Supremacy ... very rigid sequencing, but the instrumentation worked well.

Dominion ... here too the instrumentation worked pretty well, and the sequencing felt quite "sequenced". I really liked the percussion "beat". I started thinking that adding layers of electronics might work really well. The dramatic feel is cool, and the changes between segments, changes in loudness & instrumentation make for a good structure.

Dreams of Babushka ... the lead is a little loud and the lead sound a bit simple, but it is nicely glitched & well personalized. The backing seems a a bit soft, but lowering the lead volume might help a lot with that perception. Overall nicely done I thought, with the personalization of the lead writing being a high point.

A Garpocalyptic Event ... cool to see a folk-metal vibed take on the source. Favourite part would be 02:10->, the non flute lead thing (guitar?) was a good addition to the overall soundscape, as is the synth lead.. I think the track overall gathers steam towards the end. During the first half, it didn't seem like it found a good flow yet!

--Eino
Jan 21, 2013 FreakyT
  1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  2. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
  3. Dominion
    Trism
1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System by Sir_NutS
This mix was, hands down, my #1 vote; it's just plain awesome. I love the way it takes the source material and goes crazy with it.

2. A Garpocalyptic Event by Garpocalypse
I really like the instrumentation of this one! That medieval sounding flute-ish thing playing the intro sounds really works for that section, and I love how all the sections connect together the whole thing really flows.

3. Dominion by Trism
I was happy that someone else decided to go the orchestral route! This take was completely different than mine; I like the "epic movie soundtrack" kind of feel that this one has.

I also really liked Dreams of Babushka by esperado I enjoyed the stuff that synth-y lead was doing throughout the song.
Jan 21, 2013 OneUp
  1. Supremacy (You Will Chill)
    Yami
  2. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
  3. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
Sir_NutS
Overall this is a well made dubstep remix, drums are nice as are the wubs and growls both soundwise and rhytmic wise. I'd like parts where they are more focused though, the track is a bit too thick at parts, maybe cut the pads at times. Nice tempo change at 01:23. I'd like greater contrast between the different parts, especially between the intro and the drop. I also would like more variation of the main synth. It fits well in the intro but gets a bit annoying after a while.

Yami
If Jean-Michael Jarre would do a remix of this I image in it to sound something like this. Really nice feeling in this! The pads and the reverbs and delays gives this a nice thick dreamy atmosphere. The break is nice and the part at 02:14 gives it some well needed change and original content, I wish it was a bit longer though.

Garpocalypse
Much original content in this one which is always great, not at all too far away from the original. The flute is a bit overused, I'd like some more lead guitar, and I feel that the backing guitars lacked a bit power. The drum track is great, but I'd like some presence of the drums somehow, maybe some more panning. Other than that, this is great.

Also many thanks to everyone else, this was a great round!
Jan 21, 2013 Garpocalypse
  1. Dreams of Babushka
    esperado
  2. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  3. Concerto for Supremacy
    FreakyT
I used Sennheiser CX 150's on all of the mixes.

Dreams of Babushka:
Good sounding mix, not abrasive in any way. Pretty good development based on the source but it's screaming for a change in leads for each section. One lead the whole way through can get a little boring though this mix did give me a violent flashback of Mcvaffe's earlier remixes. Nice work!

Pixel Storms in the Planetary System:
yeeow. them upper mids. Outside of that really abrasive pad it was a pretty enjoyable mix. Though I had to put the volume all the way down before I realized that. Some good groove changes keep things exciting.

Concerto For Supremacy:
Very cool idea, though for a harpsichord concerto it sounds too... moused in. That and those chords in the organ are really the only things that stood out to me. See if you can get in touch with someone with EWQLSO and develop this into a great piece!



Supremacy (You Will Chill)
After listening to the up tempo mixes this took me awhile to get my head into. I like the icey soundscape but that bass is not working. It's tough to tell if it's the wobble but it sounds like wrong notes being played at points throughout the harmony. Very bottom heavy and tough to hear. This is just a few fixes away from being something very good though.

Dominion
Good Orchestration of the second half of the source but it doesn't seem like there was much that was reinterpreted. Try breaking up pieces of the source tune and sticking them in the background/foreground and play around with it as much as possible. Otherwise, Very good dynamics keep it engaging throughout.


Driver's Seat
dumb-chick-dumb-chick-dumb-chick. I'm a distortion nut and there's some neat distortion midway through but...that.....KICK!!! Very repetitive drums can quickly break a mix. Listen to rhythmic variations in the music you listen to casually and try to copy them. Or "homage" if you don't like copying. Soon you'll have plenty of options to go to in your own drum loop arsenal.

Psypremacy Bonus Mix:
Thank you for getting to the point faster than most trance music I have heard. :) Very enjoyable mix and every instrument is placed perfectly. Loved the reverse swell. Great infectious source pick by the way!
Jan 21, 2013 DrumJ8
  1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  2. Dreams of Babushka
    esperado
  3. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
Sir_Nuts - solid mix , nice mature sound

esperado - I like the variations added to the melody, it adds a lot; maybe work on adding different instruments here and there to make it sound fuller

Garcopalypse - nice drums, nice arrangement
Jan 21, 2013 esperado
  1. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
  2. Supremacy (You Will Chill)
    Yami
  3. Concerto for Supremacy
    FreakyT
Sir_nuts: the wubs seemed a bit overwhelming in some spots, could be a genre thing or a mixing issue, i dont really know. nicely done though!

yami: i really enjoyed the atmosphere of this. the sub bass sound could have been a tiny bit louder Imo, but otherwise, it was alot of fun to listen to.

drumj8: i really like the groovy intro. Though the ending seemed a bit abrupt, the drums were a bit loud/repetative
at parts and the distortion on the melody at the 50 something mark seems a bit too intense and makes certain notes unpleasant sounding.

freakyt: this reminds me of castlevania alot! which naturally is nice ( who doesnt like castlevania?) there were some parts where the organ sounds too computerized to me though.

trism: sounded very computerized to me, nicely arranged, but mechanical. im not sure how to humanize an orchestra though, so i cant offer much advice there. the song arrangement was enjoyable though!

Garpocalypse: hard to find much to say besides that i think you did a great job fusing styles and using the source. its hard to recognize at parts but it seems really well produced. i enjoyed this alot. sounds like it belongs in a jrpg somewhere in the world



Jan 22, 2013 Trism
  1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  2. Concerto for Supremacy
    FreakyT
  3. Dreams of Babushka
    esperado
1. Sir_NutS - I was on the fence with this one until the drumbeat sped up at the 1 minute 20ish mark, at which point I was hooked. Excellent work as always!

2. FreakyT - Excellent range of instruments here, though the organ at 1:10 sounds a little out of place (sound find everywhere else though).

2. esperado - This almost got 2nd place for me but the lead note was a bit too high and constant. Other than that though it's very well put together and mixed.

Jan 23, 2013 Chickenwarlord
  1. Concerto for Supremacy
    FreakyT
  2. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
  3. Dominion
    Trism
I think my ideal arrangement for this would be a hybrid between FreakT's and Trism's mixes.
Jan 23, 2013 Yami
  1. Pixel Storms in the Planetary System
    Sir_NutS
  2. Dominion
    Trism
  3. Concerto for Supremacy
    FreakyT
Ok, well I kind of requested a Dubstep mix, but that's not the entire reason I placed Sir_NutS at the top. It had a crazy drive to it and it was really fun to listen to. And of course the execution was great.
Places 2 and 3 were really difficult, because I liked Garpocalypse's entry as well, but the orchestrated ones were a bit more fun, with Trism's being the slightly superior one.
Jan 23, 2013 Sir_NutS
  1. Dominion
    Trism
  2. A Garpocalyptic Event
    Garpocalypse
  3. Dreams of Babushka
    esperado
First, I have to say this was a very close voting. Now, my short reviews as usual:

Oneup:Loved it, very authentic sounding psy.

Yami: Ambience was nice, the minimalistic beat with 4/4 kick+hat got tiring tho.

Drumj8: This needed a more rhythmic bass, kick a bit overbearing.

FreakyT: I like this, the instruments were a bit rough, but I liked your interpretation.

Trism: Pretty cool stuff, almost like the soundtrack of a movie. The percussion was rumbling a bit too much, and staccatto and marcato notes all the time got really old by the end. Needed a section with more soft, long legato notes. Good work though.

Esperado: Not technically impressive but I really liked some of the interpretation and ideas you threw into it. Not a fan of the stuttering section, pretty out of place.

Garpocalypse: I liked this, I'm a sucker for rock and this had plenty of it. I liked the arrangement.