Treasure of Usas - Stage 5 (PRC279)
Sep 17, 2014 Sir_NutS
1-evktalo: Guitar mixing is a little iffy in some places but I liked the arrangement.
2-Gercr: A bit too close to the original, could've used more of a personal spin.
3-Bundeslang: instruments are a bit too dry, could've used better mixing.
Sep 18, 2014 bundeslang
Evktalo - The song is indeed 'rough' at some points, but the interpretation of the source is very good.
Gercr - I like that synth in the song. The bass is a bit too dominant and length isn't in your advance, altough I like the ending.
Sep 18, 2014 Jorito
Quite different from the atmosphere of the original due to the dance synths. Dig the lead instrument tho, the bass is a bit muffled/unclear tho. I'm liking the small arp variations you added. The ending started promising but in the last part it sounded as if it wanted to transition into another song. I guess my main feedback would be that the bass instrument and the machine gun drums could use a bit more variation :)
Psy trance remind me of early Renoise songs and mod files somehow. You got the psy trance vibe down allright, with the right instruments. Like the build up you did with the second part, good job. After 2 minutes it does start to sound a bit monotonous for a while, but I guess that comes with the style. Then the pan flute kicks some life into it again tho. So in general, even though it has a very different mood than the original it's a interesting vision and you definately nailed the style.
Interesting intro with the distorted guitars, and nice relaxed (bluesy) vibe with the lead guitar and the arp thingies. Around 0:45 the second part lead instrument would have sounded great with a more baritone-like guitar. The part after that where you switch between guitar and synth is great, as is the interplay after that with the guitar and organ and the variations keep on building while still keeping the bluesy vibe. Guess you had a lot of fun jamming to it, at least I was totally relaxed after listening :)
Yeah, the funk! Never thought it'd would work as a funky track, but it does :) Pity the funk is mostly found in the intro and gets lost a bit after that. Still, the bass tone sounds great, and I like the mood you created (even tho to my feeling some of the chords sound a bit off). Ending is a bit abrupt tho, I was ready for more!
Sep 18, 2014 hoboka
2) A for effort and a B for nostalgia win (reminds me of retro OCR)
3) evktalo - it's a cool concept, however, but the E-Guitar's tone wasn't *quite* my cup of tea - the other elements were really sweet. And I'll get to work on your Shining Force 2 exposure project thang asap eino~!!
Oh and the second half, the guitar sounds better, it's just the first half that it felt more rough to me, either that or it grew on me.
4) Sir_Nuts - hmmmm I think I found this one didn't quite hold up to your remixing chops like in previous rounds, it could be that I'm not a huge fan of this genre or something, idk. Still it's not a bad remix by any means, just felt it wasn't quite as fun to listen to as the other submissions.