VOTE #1: Gérard Calvi - Obélix Samba | This song grabbed me unexpectedly; this song is awesome. The samba is absolutely funky and it just carries a really great energy throughout.
VOTE #2: Yoshimi Kudo & Yuzo Koshiro - Labyrinth III & Labyrinth IV [Super Arrange] | Funky
-David Glen Eisley - Sweet Victory | Used to bust nuts back in high school, call me dicko mode (uh). My mood may change quickly, I'm in fickle mode (yeah).
-Namie Amuro feat. Hatsune Miku - B who I want 2 B (The song is also on Spotify if Vimeo doesn't work. The only acceptable alternative on Youtube is a one minute portion of the song here.) | If you like 1000 Gecs you'll like this one but I don't
-m.i.a. - teqkilla | I don't know how to feel about this song. It does some interesting stuff but besides the really really cool siren synth that gets all warbly and wild near the end it just did nothing for me and I just kinda left it not feeling, uh, anything. Not to mention I felt like it dragged on for way too long without doing really anything.
Gérard Calvi - Obélix Samba
Yoshimi Kudo & Yuzo Koshiro - Labyrinth III & Labyrinth IV [Super Arrange]
This set surprised me for sure. I wasn't really expecting to vote for either of these, but something about the Samba's soft groove from a bygone era captivated me, and while I wasn't sold on Labyrinth at first the jazzier part in the second half won me over. Control was a really good contender, though, and Crystal Caverns was pretty solid too. And of course, I gotta respect the Sweet Victory pick for it's iconic value.
You're welcome. I went hunting mostly because I wasn't interested in the snippet on YouTube (though I did a quick check to make sure it was correct) and I wasn't interested in making the account for Spotify. I was only interested in the music (and a full piece of music at that), so the quality of the music video was not my concern. Ended up with a Vimeo link, but it was fine by me.
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Good news is going back to morning updates seems to have bumped up the votes a bit. Bad news is this now puts next update at Saturday morning which is when I have to get ready to go to a wedding. So uhh...next update might be late again.
This was the weakest set we've had in quite a while, at least in my opinion.
1. Fearofdark - Exit Plan: I'm generally not super into Fearofdark's music, but this song is really cool. 2. Passport - Dreamware: This one's pretty good.
--------------- 3. Paul Hardcastle - Killing Machines: At least this song is interesting...more than I can say about most of these other ones :V 4. Toshihiko Horiyama - Jet Stingray Stage: Mega Man X4, X5, and X6 all have some of my favorite game soundtracks, but I feel like you can do MUCH better than this song. Even just in X4, you have Sky Lagoon (X), Slash Beast, Split Mushroom, Storm Owl, Cyber Peacock, even the boss theme...all far better songs than this, at least in my opinion. This song's okay, but I think the X series has much more to offer. 5. Kenji Ito - Grassland (The Wind and One Who Presses Forward): This one's alright, I guess 6. Yukihiro Jindo - The Boy Who Had Wings: Kinda bland. I feel like I've heard tons of songs that sound exactly like this. 7. Ryota Nakano - It's so beautiful: The vocals 8. Dennibro - 9+10=21 [Trap Remix]: sigh
3. Kenji Ito - Grassland (The Wind and One Who Presses Forward)
4. Yukihiro Jindo - The Boy Who Had Wings
5. Toshihiko Horiyama - Jet Stingray Stage
6. Paul Hardcastle - Killing Machines
7. Ryota Nakano - It's so beautiful
8. Dennibro - 9+10=21 [Trap Remix]
Not really into this set, but the top few are pretty nice.
I ended up picking two out of a single group. Kenji Ito - Grassland (The Wind and One Who Presses Forward) was defeated by at least one song out of that group, and I decided not to qualify the other three that weren't in the group due to lack of interest. Of the four remaining, Toshihiko Horiyama - Jet Stingray Stage defeats Yukihiro Jindo - The Boy Who Had Wings and Ryota Nakano - It's so beautiful (mainly because of similar execution between these two and a faster tempo on the one I picked). Fearofdark - Exit Plan gets a pass for somewhat more unique instrumentation in its execution.
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Kenji Ito - Grassland (The Wind and One Who Presses Forward) | this is actually mega cute, im very picky when it comes to this kinda music but this is pretty evocative of a very pretty scene. Passport - Dreamware | oh this is so good what the hell. i have not heard of these people before and i am looking forward to checking out more.
Toshihiko Horiyama - Jet Stingray Stage | really don't care about this tbh Dennibro - 9+10=21 [Trap Remix] | terrible. not even good trap. Ryota Nakano - It's so beautiful | it's anime as fuck and yet i bopped the whole time Paul Hardcastle - Killing Machines | holy shit bionicles music. this is actually a funky as fuck jam. Yukihiro Jindo - The Boy Who Had Wings | idk it's okay, i don't have much to say particularly about this track Fearofdark - Exit Plan | it's chiptune! it's cute, but nothing too striking.