What I think you did was a noble attempt at the simplicity of the original 8-bit wündertune, but it fell flat on its face for a fair few reasons; firstly, there was never more than one instrument including drums playing at once, the 8-bit may have made it famous, but this is the 21st century where anything is possible. Next, there were too many instruments all jostling about to get attention for the main theme. Be creative, invent your own counter-melody to quietly pique your listener's attention, or harmonise to achieve an "epic" quality. Then there was the issue of the electric guitar which had far too much reverb on it, you could hardly pick out a tune towards the end of the song. Coupled with the fact the track volume was too low at its genesis, then too high to accommodate the reverb, it just created a "sound mess".
With only a few tweaks here and there you could make a credible version of a classic tune, and truly make it your own. I hope my words inspire you to, at the very least, try again.
...A remix of Chaoz Fantasy. But it's not. It's... um... rhythmically symmetrical, with a few notes switched around. Which doesn't make it less awesome, just a little less original, and yet I can't bring myself to dock any points, because it's ParagonX9. And docking points would ergo be blasphemous. Very sneaky indeed.
A Great Achievement
I tried to do exactly this myself a while back, but I didn't have the time or resources to do it to my own expectations. This has a very 8-bit, video-game quality to it that I would in no way call a lower standard of technical accomplishment. This is what sets it apart from the original. Although we will try to compare this to ParagonX9, you may have unintentionally created a version worthy of a retro-style game; I could see this in Sonic the Hedgehog, no bother. So don't put yourself down, ParagonX9 made this song hers, but you too made it yours.
I can't thank you enough for your words. I actually fear what other people may think, but that's just my paranoia setting in. Also, Newgrounds is teeming with trolls, so that's also a thing I watch out for.
Anyways, I guess it is kind of set apart from her original, though I personally don't feel my take lives up to hers. We'll just have to see how it does in the portal before I make a self-judgment. Thank you for your kind words, and the motivation to keep me going. XD Lol
Haaaa, nice one :)
Although you focused on mosquitos for only one verse, I still had a laugh running the original lyrics through my head at the same time as your song and comparing, where "fireflies" meet "homeless guys", it's quite amusing. And no, you wont get sued. Unless you live in the US, where: A) I don't know the law and, B) They sue everyone for anything over there anyway.
The break into, I believe it is called "Awesome Solo", around 2:30 onwards till the end, stopped me completely. I did not move. I did not breathe. I just heard a justifiable trance mix of Muse, and it was incredible.
You somehow made this tune jump-up-and-downably sexy. The rhythmic hi-hat, pumping bass and techno overtones... Sheesh, people said my Tetris mix was the best on NG. Looks like I found one better.
This'll be in my head for a long time. Whatever program you have, I want one, Garageband sucks. You however, do not. Epic stuff, sir.
Yes, I believe this is the first orchestral remake of this epic track, so kudos! On the most part, it flowed well, the harmonies extract the same emotions as the original and it's still beautiful to listen to. However, I gave 9 because the cymbals are driving me crazy, the almost detract from the piece and sometimes cause issues when you're trying to follow it. Less cymbals and my full 10 is yours, my man.
Hmm Yes, thats right... less prominent cybals next time!
Thanks for your review.
How can you not get it? It's a review by some guy that thinks he is judge, jury and executioner alone, and this takes the mickey out of him brilliantly, using a posh voice to pronounce terrible grammar. It reminds me of the guy that does the voice-overs for the radio and TV ad's, and the start of Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. If you aren't that guy, you should be.
Lives up to the title
I loved the way you've panned and mixed it so that if you listen with earphones, it sounds like the music is coming from within your own head. It's strange and brilliant at the same time. I only have Garageband to write music with and compared to whatever you used to make this, it sucks. Please enlighten me to what program you use so I can buy it? :D Your faithful follower,
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