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Official remix addon 2: Neutral Aliens
« on: November 11, 2003, 07:32:50 am »

The 10th of November finally arrived, and the remixing team went into a state of panic. Two remixes weren't ready (Arilou and Druuge), and Riku's computer got attacked by a nasty virus. We kept going all through the day, evening and night though, and finally reached our goal. The second remix package is complete!

By the time I post this message, package 2, called "Neutral Aliens, Don't Shoot!" should be uploading to sourceforge, so watch the news page. In the meantime, all the music is available for listening and downloading in MP3 format at our website: http://www.spacesynth.net/precursors/

We hope you enjoy the music this time too! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2003, 07:52:42 am »

Hey, cool.  The arilou one is so...soothing.  nice.

edit: Actually, so far, I like them all.  While I'm on a 56k and low fi samples probably aren't the best way to judge, so far even at low-fi I'm liking them.   The quasispace theme seems a little menacing though, for some reason.  I think that's kind of cool though.  Probes is amazing, especially considering what the original was, and the sylandro homeworld is class.  Once the package is up and I can get the high quality ones, I'll probably rave some more.
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2003, 08:55:44 am »

Argh !
Hyperspace butchered !

It used to be Heroic WE MUST SAVE THE UNIVERSE AT ALL COSTS epic quest music.
Now its lets hang around in the hottub for a few minutes longer music.


I apologise for not having any good comments to go with this bad one, all ive listened to so far is Hyperspace.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2003, 09:00:05 am »

Man it was a job to get those released. Took 12 hours.. which includes composing Druuge, writing readme, designing cover and uploading the stuff. So tired that you'd better give good reviews Wink   Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2003, 09:24:49 am »

We're having some difficulty with the web page.  If you want to download the addon pack, go directly to the project file list.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2003, 09:38:03 am »

This far:

  • Arilou - Another masterpiece, nothing more to say. It is awesome. (#1)
  • Quasispace - Better than those who were before, still, something is missing.
  • Hyperspace - Good, but too mellow! The other mixes were faster, this one's superbly done though.
  • Druuge - Where did THAT come from. It's amazing!
  • Talking Pet - Another good one, I like the vocals in the background.
  • Melnorme - Such an improvement, and the cash register sounds are just in place. Amazing work.
  • Rainbow Worlds - Great! I love it.
  • Planet Red Alert - Another masterpiece! (#2)
  • Slylandro Planet - Keeps the original "happy" feeling.
  • Slylandro Probe - We've heard the preview, I liked it a lot, others didn't - their problem.
  • Spathi Home - Wacky and great.

    EDIT: I take back my words on Quasispace - It's the best remix of Q-Space I've heard and it doesn't lack anything.

    Overall this pack has an ambient feel to it - which I like!

    Thanks for the amazing work guys.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2003, 10:01:33 am »

way to go!
I love the Ariolu and Quasipace ones! Hyperspace is very different, but the more I listen the more I like it.  And I couldn't help dancing to the Sylandro homeworld song! Great work.  The water in Orbit II is neat, as is the some of the stereo effects in the probe song.  Druuge is very approprite. Spathi manages to maintain the spirit of the original, but it's much better.  Well these are just my first impressions, and the others are still downloading.  Maybe I'll post more later!
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2003, 11:13:25 am »

I should probably indulge my inclination for horrible Tolkien puns here instead.  The Arilou theme would work great as "The Grey Havens."  Too bad these Greys are green.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2003, 02:23:23 pm »

Here is my review -
Talking Pets - Very nice and creepy.
Spathi home - Party time! Gotta love it, even when it starts like new mtv song and continues like warcraft 2 (not the quality!) sound track... Genius the one who created it!
Slylandro - Already heard it, but it seems like some stuff has changed... oh well still good.
Slylandro home - Cute
Orbit II and III - w00t the ..... omg masterpieces!
Melnorme - Liked the "Kaching!"
Hyper Space - something got into your throat? Wtf it suppose to mean...?
Druuge - Godlike!
Arispace - Good, still I liked "mystic of shadows" more.
Arilou - This is the music for them!!! This slow music in the start just feels right, like you rediscover someone you knew and lost.. can't describe it better than it!
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Slyhome- sound the same as the old one
Arispace- the one I liked! The mystics!
Arilou- No offense, but I don't wonder it is called "alien gay disco", delete!

Overall better than the first pack! The only disappointment is the "gay disco" track, but hey! It is from the extra pack and the other one rocks! Success for the remix team! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2003, 02:39:39 pm »

Much like the first pack, there are some songs that I prefer the original over, and some that I would listen to in my spare time just because they are that badass. Definitely some sweet remixes. My compliments to the remixing team.
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2003, 06:35:46 pm »

My thoughts so far:

Hyperspace - What was Riku thinking?! I can understand making new music for some of the less popular tunes, but you destroyed a masterpiece! I'm sorry, but this is horrible - nothing remotely close to an epic space quest. In fact, some of it sounds like the old slylandro homeworld music, and that is definitely not suited for hyperspace.

Quasispace - Love it, it's awesome! Although it's a little more less mysterious than the original, it sounds cooler and it's about 10x more epic. A masterpiece, even better than Mark's other Quasispace mix.

Druuge - Excellent! It suits the Druuge perfectly. Nice beat, and great sounds.  One couldn't tell you put that together in 12 hours! Wink The singing-like ambient sounds work well with the rock music to show the sorrow of the slaves, but it sounds weird on its own for the first ten seconds of the song. Overall though, very well done.

Arilou - This is the perfect music for the Arilou, a masterpiece. The original was good but not great, but this one suits them so well. It sounds mysterious, but at the same time gives a "familiar" feel. I know I said this with one of the earlier remixes, but some of it reminds me of Lord of the Rings music. Yes, I know I'm probably too into those movies.  Wink

Melnorme - The original was ok, but it got a bit repetitive. This one is a huge improvement. It's relaxed and upbeat, and sorta kinda gives the feeling of bartering over a trade (sorta kinda). Suits the melnorme very well.

Dnyarri - I always kinda liked the old dnyarri music, so I hoped this would do it justice. The first time through, I hated it. But after listening to it again, I've decided that it's decent. However, it really doesn't sound evil enough.

Slylandro homeworld - Awesome! It still feels happy and free, but it's a lot better than the old one, which could often be annoying. It also does a better job of sounding gasbag-ey.

Slylandro Probe - I liked the pre-release one, this is even better. I like how "We come in peace" was mixed in a bit more, and I especially like how it gets cut off and garbled sometimes (makes it really seem like they're not working properly). It's about 100x better than the original, which wasn't even music.

Spathi - The last one I listened to, and this one is the
third masterpiece of this remix pack. It sounds silly and stays far, far away from any action-type music, which fits the bill perfectly for the Spathi.. I love how the end sounds like they're running away, and the beginning sounds like they're coming out of hiding!

Overall - Wonderful remixes! The only one I have a major problem with is hyperspace - will anyone ever mix anything superior to the 3do hyperspace music? However, the other remixes were good, and a few were amazing.  

Both remix packs were great and both had 3 tunes I'd call masterpieces. But I'd say I like the first one better cause it had ditties.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2003, 07:10:57 pm »

Arilou --  very sweet. I liked it.
Druuge -- great! keeps all the Druuge spirit
Melnorme -- good. Especially cool was these coin machine sounds Smiley
Slylandro home -- a bit funny, er, to say -- *happy* music. I liked it.
Slylandro probe -- great. Techno, spacy, drumsy.
Spathi -- good. Too fast as imho and i would like it to resemble old one a bit more.
Talking pet -- good music. But.. they are EVIL arent' they?
Orbit II -- well done!
Orbit III -- cool! very *exploring* and futuristic
QuasiSpace -- man, it is a symphony! Simply amasing!
HyperSpace -- Eh.. Where is heroism??  It must be epic saga, not disco!

Thank you very much for your work, guys.
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2003, 08:45:01 pm »

"Property of the Crimson Corporation" has 'the Druuge' and 'video game music' written all over it!  That one is by far my most favorite of the remixes thus far.  And its dark and evil sounding.  I could see hearing it in a Castlevania game or something.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2003, 09:03:17 pm »

On the thread concerning our expectations from the first remix I wrote:

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Hyperspace - The next remix should be better than old Saibuster's.
 

Well, It got more ambient and I do love ambient a lot and this track is well done. BUT the original Hyperspace theme was the one I remembered so well from the original game.
It was 50% of my gaming experience with all the time I spent in hyperspace.
I am forever in debt to Riku for doing both the original and the remix, but still this this isn't what I hoped for.
You can always put saibuster's or Rush's (if you like Gothic bands) mixes instead. (sorry Riku).

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Quasispace - I liked the PC music more, and the track should be an ambient masterpiece if done correctly.
If it's even close in quality to the mix Mark Vera released not so long ago, we'll have just that. It should represent the shock of going to another unimagined dimention where time runs faster and no fuel is spent.


Well, besides being too quiet, it is what I wanted. An awesome track with a very interesting sound.

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Probe remix - Well, they are good in what they do (TiLT and Void that is) so I guess I'm pretty sure this one will turn out great.


It turned out better. Although all of the other mixers are quite good, TiLT and Void make the music I like the most. They hit my taste almost every time.

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Melnorme -I didn't like the old PC Melnorme tune, although I liked the fast rythm of it. The next tune should maintain that. But I wouldn't mind a completely different one altogether. And PLEASE don't put the "Potato Juice" words in it!!!


Thank god we have Riku! this is exactly what this track needed. Couldn't be done better.

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Arilou - This was one of my favourites. Maybe adding recognizable elements from the X-Files theme can be a good idea. (These are the "evil" aliens who infliterated earth).


This is the best track I've heard (besides Starbase:Red Sky and Mark's Orbit III). First time I've heard it I was amazed. It couldn't sound THAT good.




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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2003, 07:00:02 am »

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Spathi -- good. Too fast as imho and i would like it to resemble old one a bit more.


Drums and bassline are which makes it sound faster. Infact it is slower than the original, however added bassline and the bassdrum make you feel it is faster. I have idea about chillout remix someday. Spathi at caribbian.. hmm.. I wonder how that would sound. Shakers and steeldrums. Smiley
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