Zelda MM - New Wave Bossa Nova (PRC292)
Mar 16, 2015 Yoshiblade
Each surprised me with their genre bending, as I was certain…certain A jazzy formula was only possible, I was wrong. SCM that smooth Genesis style synth in the begin ( holds up bowl) I want sum more…lonely and refreshing, your track is a microcosm for Zelda MM. The mini play within the song was a nice take on the source, the only real criticism I can make is I wish each section was more fleshed out, me likes…and me wants more. Mark, first Welcome aboard, to the one website you’ll every need for your VGM Remixing needs! This inaugural track is a on point, the production is mice. I love the…hmm…VHS vibe I get from the beginning, the white-noise-lite, washes over me, watching a VHS on an old TV (does that make sense? Cause TBH it doesn’t to me, I’m just feeling what I feel) this track was a journey, smooth and mild…ahhhhh. Everything was on point, the piano stuck out a little too much, but only when compared to the silk that is the musical textures surrounding the piano. In the End I had to give it to Mark on this one, I felt like I was on a late 80’s journey and MM was with me the whole time. gercr’s got chops, he’s going home with 3rd, but when I hear that guitar, I hear talent that needs production. You’ve got the the 6 string talent moving along, now start hitting those inserts and making those equalizers work for YOU. The guitar was a little too loud at parts, but I see in your post you are aware of that, well done, little by little improvement are made. FreakyT This track is very well produced, it was just conservative with the source, but these are the kind of tracks I love here small Ocarina drawn out into something larger. Hollow you’ve got that chip feel going nicely, at times it felt a little too midi, put some production into this a few effects and you’re on your way!
Mar 16, 2015 Mark Sparling
gercr: Great groove on this one. The mix is great. Everything sounds really good and balanced. It would be nice to hear some more fills or a change in feel from the drums, as they do get a little bit repetitive for my tastes. Love that snare sound!
FreakyT: Really nice sparse arrangement of this one. There is some hiss in the left side that is a little bit distracting. The ride cymbal at the beginning is a very nice touch. I really like the vibe on this!
Mar 17, 2015 bundeslang
Gercr - You are right about the guitar, it doesn't fit very well with the rest of the song, but it is indeed not terrible. It is dominating the song a bit too much. Nice ending.
Hollow - I like the samples you used, especially that lead which comes in after about 15 seconds. Like you mentioned, the source is not very recognizable.
Mark Sparling - Very nice orchestral version. There's much stuff in the song which I like. The bass and drums you used fit very good with the rest of the samples.
Supercoolmike - This song is different from the others, especially for the middle part which I liked the most of it.
YoshiBlade - I like the drums and bass, even though they are a bit repetitive. I like the way you ended the song.
Good round everyone.
Mar 17, 2015 FreakyT
I love this one — it’s mellow and relaxing, yet retains the melancholy tone of the source. The piano around 0:53 sounds weirdly repetitive, but otherwise I really like the way this one comes together.
2. A young warrior's fate by supercoolmike:
Contrasting with Go Indigo, this the takes the song in a completely different direction in a way that works pretty well. Of the three sections, I like the middle battle-theme-style section the best, and I think the final section works well as an outro.
3. New wave of fusion by gercr:
Finally, we have one that plays up the cheerful aspect of the song. It conveys the beach vibe of the original well, and I think the guitar fits really nicely.
Mar 18, 2015 supercoolmike
Hollow - I like what u did here, the piano and that lead synth just works together so well. the only problem I have is something that I can't really explain (and is probably just me)... When the higher notes of the piano come in after the 2nd brake. idk why but something is off there (not the notation), something about that piano hitting higher notes just grabs my attention more then the other instruments for some reason and idk why that is. Again its probably just me, but still something worth mentioning I think.
FreakyT - when I first listened, I thought this is a pretty nice song to chill and listen to...Then, I read the title of this piece...then my whole vision of being chill went to sadness. Sadness of being alone and being depressed knowing the fact that nothing is going to change. Looking up to the sky hoping that things will get better, but ultimately doesn't. Then at the very last second of this piece, I hear a note that sounds kind of happy. Like things are going to get better somehow.
Mark Sparling - really like the overall atmosphere and mood in this piece. When those kicks came in, all I knew was that i was going to go on a ride. Its nice that u had ur own climax in this piece where everything is playing together near the end.
Gercr - for what its worth, I like the way the guitar is. I always think mastery in quality can't live without beautiful notations. that guitar could be an old warn out guitar for all I care, what u did with the notations just made this piece shine like a star. the style change near the end made me love what u did with the guitar even more, because it was basically in the spotlight with the electric keyboard ( I think) supporting it.