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856  Media / The Soundroom / Welcome to the JAM; or, the Majesty of the Mashup on: November 19, 2012, 12:15:54 AM
So, does anyone else get a kick out of the Majesty genre? One particular popular song I get a kick out of when mashed is the "Space Jam" main theme with other songs. A lot of the times it comes out as utter garbage and looses any catchy or comedic value that the author may have aimed for....but there are those rare moments when it comes out really, really catchy. One example is this:

Slamba Yetu
It came off really well--even the composer (Chris Tin) had something to say about (where I first heard about this track from).

Fountain of Slam
This mashup (Fountain of Dreams [Melee]) sounds so inappropriate that it gives off a a comedic effect for me.

Granted, I know I only focused on one mashup, but there's a gold mine worth of impressive mashups that I think really add an extra flavor to both songs when they are crammed together. Sometimes it's sweet, other times bitter.

Post some of your favorite mashes if you know some off the top of your head.

Here's one of my favorites:

Cheetahmen II + Phoenix Wright
857  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Game Music Bundle 4: A New Hope on: November 14, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
Ramza, I think you'd get a kick out of the Kanto Symphony Full album. It's available on iTunes (Pokémon Reorchestrated: Kanto Symphony), which provides excellent sample lengths for further enjoyment--or teasing. I follow the tumblr (Pokémon Reorchestrated) of the creator of this pleasant project (Skotein). I plan on picking up this release when my paycheck lands this Friday.

From the tracks I've heard so far, I like "Pallet Town" from it's soothing and quirky nature. Tell ya truth, I think the description of "pleasantly quirky" best describes this album.

Man, I really love when albums like these are released, an another enjoyable example being The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Symphony. The Zelda one had a physical release (sold out now), but I wasn't convinced I should spend $50 for a physical copy; I'll just download the album once it ends up on iTunes or Bandcamp.

Actually...might go ask the creator of the Kanto Symphony if he plans on ever pressing it. For this re-imagination of Pokemon Red/Blue, I'd fork over $30 for a pressed, especially if it has info about the author and some back story. I love it when albums/soundtracks come with booklets packed full with background info.
858  Media / The Soundroom / Game Music Bundle 4: A New Hope on: November 13, 2012, 09:05:50 PM
If you haven't caught wind of this--you beautiful listeners of video game music--then here is your heads up: It's here! *Confetti*

Game Music Bundle 4

What's represented in this bundle is the following

Tier 1 (less than $10)
  • SPELUNKY
  • RETRO CITY RAMPAGE
  • INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE: THE SOUNDTRACK
  • DEAR ESTHER
  • SHOOT MANY ROBOTS

Tier 2 ($10 or More)
  • JOYPAD POWERUP
  • KANTO SYMPHONY EP
  • SKYRIM MAIN THEME
  • ADVENTURES IN PIXELS
  • JOTTOBOTS

Personally, I wanted the Kanto Symphony EP, Spelunky, and Dear Esther soundtrack/albums. Post about your excitement and warm feelings about this soundtrack here.[/list]
859  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: November 13, 2012, 11:58:28 AM
Let's not forget about Shadow's Crotch-Mutilation takedown.

No, really, I'm very serious...

Play the game.
860  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Seller Review thread on: November 10, 2012, 04:31:50 PM
Purchased the Tales of Xillia soundtrack from Dice...and it arrived in immaculate condition! My thanks to her and the smashing service she provided! :3
861  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 08, 2012, 10:17:28 PM
In case you want to celebrate the occasion of having power...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dJolYw8tnk
862  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Final Fantasy Vinyls on: November 05, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
Yeah, I'm never buying this...because I'm sure my fiance would break engagement if I spent that much for 5 vinyls. I'll wait 'till you guys tell me about how beautiful it sounds in a review. Bless your heart if you do spend that much. ;)
863  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Final Fantasy Vinyls on: November 04, 2012, 06:52:41 PM
Any word on the track list?
864  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: RE: RPGFan Music on: November 03, 2012, 07:34:23 PM
Thanks for clearing that up...

I'll be sure to keep this in mind when posting about game music related topics. :)
865  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / RE: RPGFan Music on: November 02, 2012, 01:00:47 PM
Out of curiosity: are users encouraged to respond to OST/Album posts with their own musical experiences—whether positive or negative—in regards to this idea of community talk, mentioned in the News Post, on the Forums? If so, would it be easier to have a sub-forum dedicated to this response/user music appreciation?

I ask this because when I read this: 

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We want people to listen. We want them to talk. The best way to get more people into the genre we love so much is to tell them about it

I’m curious as where you—the RPGFan music administration/staff—want these discussions to occur. On the forums? On their own Blog? I’m not really sure if this alludes to the forums as means of an outlet for this musical appreciation of users/listeners or just open that you want them talking about it anywhere really.

Just a thought as to what was meant by talk...

Other than that, I'll be looking forward to future music posts...

best,
wa
866  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Perfect Selection Dracula ... awwww yeeeeahh... on: October 29, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
Dem beats are FRESH.
867  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 29, 2012, 10:22:29 PM
I've not heard from anyone from the East Coast in at least 5 minutes.

I presume they are all dead.


We're all--and by that I just mean me--fine. Rhode Island is taking it well, you know, canceling EVERYTHING today and for tomorrow. Really, put some jobs and/or schools after EVERYTHING and that sums it up. My condolences to the folk at Narragansett Bay and Cranston.
868  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: DiBo:Artbooks, Games, Acc's! on: October 26, 2012, 11:26:50 PM
Diito, check dem Inbox of ya's. :)
869  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2012, 09:23:21 PM
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Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) and Filgia theme from the first WILD ARMS game is a must.

Does that really count? I mean, that's not so much an influence as it is the same song.

I'm using it as a borrowing technique composers do when honoring a previous composer--or in some cases blatantly take it with little regard to its original owner, but I don't think that's the case here. The other comparison that I describe is the Mariachi style of trumpet playing (vibrato and staccato notes), the chorus (Ahs singing) as well guitar playing in the Alter Code F arrangement. These three items aren't very significant on their own, but when juxtaposed, you can't help but hear Morricone's Spaghetti Western style--especially if you introduce whistling in the mix.

But yeah, it does look I allude to using it as a influence kind of thing, but I blantantly didn't answer Dice's response until after that paragraph (Sorry Dice, I was really sweepy and [still] sick!).  Sorry for the confusion Mesh. But yeah, if ya would like to check the paper out, I'll have a finished draft by next Thursday for class, which I'll find a bit more presentable in public (hopefully!)
870  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 25, 2012, 02:40:19 AM
Doing a compariative essay on Naruke's work on Wild Arms (I and III) to Ennio Morricone's scores during his Spaghetti-Western era (Trilogy). This is for my movies and film class.

haha good choice. Aside from two I know, how many pieces you referencing.??

Depends on whatever I'm in the mood for comparing. Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold" (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) and Filgia theme from the first WILD ARMS game is a must. I've noticed that Naruke has taken some approaches with the Spaghetti Western sound--and by this I mean Morricone's to this Film genre--and apply it to her own writing. I've already read interviews confirming the Morricone influence--and others as well--but I feel that it's Morricone's style (compositional style and unique instrumentation) that really brought out the stark and desolate nature of the Wild West in the Wild Arms Series (I should just point out I still mean the first and third game). Usually I'm used to hearing these sweeping orchestral soundtracks...but not in Leone's Trilogy! Having one of his old classmates--though not realized at the time of composer-searching--was definitely an interesting turn of events, as well the best thing that's ever happened in that genre. I mean...Electric guitars, choral/solo howling and grunts, and so much more!

But yeah, I didn't answer your question. Here's a list of stuff I plan on using

Wild Arms - Into the Wilderness

Alter Code F Filgaia

Wild Arms 3 - Migratory Birds
Wild Arms 3 - Wild Bunch
Wild Arms 3 - Bad Guys and Bad Land
Wild Arms 3 - Ready! Lady Gunner!!
Wild Arms 3 - FATE BREAKER
Wild Arms 3 - Walking into the Heart of Sunset's Light

Wild Arms 4 - Gun Blaze

The good, the bad, and the ugly - Main Theme

Now then, what am I going to do with those bunch of tracks up there? I'll let ya think on that for a bit.

Hint: All you have to do is listen to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly track to get a good idea on what I'm going to do. I'll even throw this track for comparison as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjjDOdaFZg0&feature=related
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