Compo Status :: Round 86 Voting :: Ending 2014-09-22 00:00:00 *CST () :: 5 Votes

Claytons Revisited (Releversion) by irrelevnt

Round 43
Author irrelevnt
Title Claytons Revisited (Releversion)
MP3 Link http://www.loopproject.com/filebase/sdcompo/irrelevnt/claytons_revisited_-_releversion.mp3
Module Link sdc43_irrelevnt-Claytons_Revisited_-_Releversion.rar
Filesize 5610KB
Score 3, 2, 1Total Points: 6 (3 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

First time entering.

I wasn't sure who Mick Rippon was, so I went straight to the .xm section of his site, being a former ft2 user. I saw 'Claytons' and remembered the name, and sure enough it was one of the first .xm's I had on my computer back around 1996/1997.

I just found out that "Claytons" ( http://www.mickrippon.com/downloads/tunes/mr_clytn.xm ) was actually a new version / remix of "Arrogant" ( http://www.mickrippon.com/mods.php?tune=mr_arrog.s3m&t=s3m ).

I started this before the rules changed to allow using samples from the original piece, so I stuck to the samplepack with one exception. I highly suggest listening to the original, if you haven't already.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

Comments

Comment by Knetter on 2009-10-26 02:01:28

The piano is nice and it mixes nicely with the organ. In general the beat sounds a bit too sharp IMO.
The distorted beat on the end is nice but I don't think it fits the song so well.

Comment by Marko on 2009-10-29 05:27:25

When comparing, I would say this version raises the melody more front.

Comment by Sonicade on 2009-10-31 23:04:01

The beginning sounds kinda scary, very appropriate for Halloween.
Claytons is an awesome track and you've done a strong interpretation of it with this track.
Feels jazzy with the piano with some rock drums for backup. I like the contrast between the piano and the synth portions.
The glitch portions were an interesting and creative way to go. If I had to suggest any areas to look at, the bassline felt like it could be a little louder.
Some parts felt like the low end could use more. Otherwise a very creative interpretation. Great job Irrelevnt!

Comment by Mickrip on 2009-11-02 00:33:33

This is an interesting take of the original. In some places the bassline in one key, the melody in another! Very atmospheric overall. I like the piano bits and how you've tracked the main melody. It's like the leaning tower of pizza. Felt wrong to me but you wouldn't feel comfortable changing it!

I wasn't 100% sold on the intro too muddy, but hey, the percussion saved it.

By far my favourite bit was the final minute when you introduced the distortion ideas towards the end. It grooved, twas very imaginative. Superior mix-wise.

Overall, I liked how you mimicked the interwoven see-saw of melody and atmosphere like on the original. I thought the new chords for the main melody were tasteful and interesting.

Thanks for the remix, it was very interesting and enjoyable listen!

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