Its not my type of music, but I give you 10 stars! because you did a magnificent job in "translating".... Who cares about the sudden intro?! Its your own style.
Considering the folk influence in Last of the Wilds and the use of wind instruments, I would have thought this would sound really muddled and overly complex. However, it was a pretty well-executed remix. My only complaint, like others, is that the intro is too sudden. Although I cannot imagine how one would replicate the actual pipe intro, there should be a point like the original in which only a few sounds are playing in the beginning. Since all of it is introduced at once, the song doesn't build on itself, and does get stale after a while. But I'm nitpicking. On the positive side, I really like the percussion, and though I normally hate fade-outs (I feel they're anti-climactic), I really like how it sounds at the end of this song. The song is great, and is definitely worth a listen. Great job!
This would make a pretty good level BGM on an old NES era game. Considering that's probably what you went for, I'd say it's great.
Not that good
The real one is MUCH better!
I agree, the original is *much* better indeed, I don't think I did a horrible job re-sequencing it; after all, the goal isn't to recreate the original exactly, it's to translate it into a different form.
One of my favorite genres is 8-bit, so I figured I would review this. First of all the intro was quite sudden. After that, everything just jumps out at you. There were no introduced sounds and it all sounded kind of bland. I liked it, I just didn't like your execution. I really think you should try again with a new song with 8-bit style but try and add more style to it.
(Sorry I couldn't be of any more help than that)
Actually, that's exactly the kind of review I was hoping for. The original version of the song started almost exactly as you had described it should have, but I was afraid that unless I introduced a lot of the tertiary voices and harmonies right off the bat people would be uninterested and simply zero-bomb.
I'll take your advice to heart for my next sequence should I decide to make one. Thanks again for one of the few actually constructive reviews I've ever gotten =).
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.