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User Info: Mr Lasastryke

Mr Lasastryke
1 month ago#201
Haste_2 posted...
Mycro thinks Hope is 41 spots too high.

mycro's hatred for dai is something i disagree with him on! back in the day i actually preferred dai to zts, just because dai's music wasn't so super trance influenced; trance is, like, one of my least favorite music genres. nowadays i do like zts better but i still think dai is ok!

...hope isn't very good, though!
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User Info: Haste_2

Haste_2
1 month ago#202
I thought I'd re-post the updated spreadsheet, as it contains some revised scores I thought you'd like to be aware of. Yeah, most of the recent music is stuff that should have been scored a little lower.... stuff has been kind of a mess, but I'm starting to get much more organized now!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RyUmpY7s3MZeuSDaN3vYEJXtS9BlR0GJ--7sapMOnaA/edit?usp=sharing

138) Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru 6 - Life
https://youtu.be/GbqYuTZFDKk
Series rank: 10 of 15
Composer: dai
Score: 7.2/10 (Great)
Revised Score; 6.8/10 (Good)
VGMC History: VGMC IV (Lost R2), VGMC V (Lost R5)
Favorite Part: 0:32 - 0:40 (start listening 5-10 seconds before to see what I mean)

"Oops". I wasn't as organized as I should have been in creating my rankings at first, so this kind of slipped through the cracks. Solo piano is certainly different from the loud electronic stuff of other tracks. The piano playing is quirky in a way that it still seems to fit the series, though. Ah, it's from dai, the one who wrote Hope. Make sense. New age, a bit like the Piano Guys but more "serious", and very rhythmic. There is the cool voice leading in those piano chords, especially the parts where it’s contrary motion! (the first few chords, for instance) Also, the chords kind of go back and forth between “open” and “thick” chords, too. Cool. The harmonies in general are intriguing for like the first seven seconds, then the rest of the theme is kind of boring and forgettable as it repeats similar ideas. It does get imaginative at a few points, such as from 0:32 - 0:40...the pulsing here is cool, where everything gets displaced by an eighth note! Overall, it’s kind of a dud among the Umineko successes to me. Still enjoyable, though.

137) NieR: Automata - Amusement Park
Series rank: 5 of 5 (Drakengard)
https://youtu.be/yOo8oJlWwnU
Composer: Keigo Hoashi
Score: 7.2/10 (Great)
Revised Score: 6.9/10 (Good)
VGMC History: VGMC 12 (Lost R5)
Favorite Part: The initial buildup starting at 1:55

Apparently Drakengard is part of the NieR series! (Just kidding...April Fools joke. The opposite is true) Some of you are probably wondering, "Why hasn't Amusement Park showed up yet?" I have only one word to say: "Oops." Gotta love the NieR vocalists. (I wonder who it is?) Adding the second voice adds some richness. Yes. The main melody is...um, nice. I’m liking the sparse instrumentation… kind of haunting/sarcastic atmospheric stuff here, and even the airy stuff seems to have notes to them. And it gradually thickens until 2:30. There are certain piano chords I really like, for example, the diminished chords really add some flavor and intensity (2:57, 3:13 and 3:31 for example). At 3:41 I enjoy the Entry of the Gladiators reference (plus fragments of it play in other places), and the countermelody there is the one part where I have something better than neutral feelings towards the strings. The section after 1:55 (esp. 2:14) sounds like something out of a circus…kinda creepy in a way. (abandoned/haunted sounds) Not too much else worth mentioning. Actually, I'd better add that 2:17 is really great! Tons of excellent harmonies there, and the singer moving (at 2:31) from E to Eb moving into the next section is really nice! (i-I-#VI-bIIM7) That alone is ALMOST enough to push it up to the "great" tier, come to think of it, but not quite!

"Ah, a party! We haven't had one of those. It could be fun! So... what is a party?"
"Well, you drink punch and eat CAKE! ...I think."

User Info: PIayer_0

PIayer_0
1 month ago#203
Why has Amusement Park showed up already!!!

Didn't know this was by someone other than Keiichi Okabe, cool! The singer in this one is Emi Evans, and I think she's just harmonizing with herself. She got a starring role in the original Nier, had some guest appearances in Drakengard 3, and shared the spotlight with a few other singers in Nier Automata but very much retained a central role. And she's the one who writes the lyrics to the chaos language, too!

I don't know if it changes anything, but the version of the song that retired was Dynamic Vocals (we're still pestering azuarc to change the link in ToC 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO31l9rByJ4
-Abraham Lincoln

User Info: Mac Arrowny

Mac Arrowny
1 month ago#204
@azuarc did you change the link yet
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User Info: azuarc

azuarc
1 month ago#205
Mac Arrowny posted...
@azuarc did you change the link yet

I find it funny the version marked "dynamic vocals" is the one that is less vocal-centric, depending on a lot more instruments and an extremely prominent drum track.

PIayer_0 posted... Why has Amusement Park showed up already!!!

What do you mean, already?
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(edited 1 month ago)

User Info: Haste_2

Haste_2
1 month ago#206
Man, for how many of these tracks do I have the wrong version?! In this case, it'll make no difference in the rating. Essentially we're trading a nice buildup in exchange for being consistently more exciting, and they cancel each other out.
"Ah, a party! We haven't had one of those. It could be fun! So... what is a party?"
"Well, you drink punch and eat CAKE! ...I think."

User Info: LeonhartFour

LeonhartFour
1 month ago#207
Haste_2 posted...
Some of you are probably wondering, "Why hasn't Amusement Park showed up yet?"


these people don't need to be pandered to
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User Info: Kotetsu534

Kotetsu534
1 month ago#208
Life is a beautiful track. Love the 0:32 section you identified.
We are living our lives
Abound with so much information

User Info: Haste_2

Haste_2
1 month ago#209
Up. Hopefully I get in some more rankings tomorrow...
"Ah, a party! We haven't had one of those. It could be fun! So... what is a party?"
"Well, you drink punch and eat CAKE! ...I think."

User Info: Arti

Arti
1 month ago#210
apparently not huh
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