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Title: Tomorrow is Payday
Filename: payday.xm
Posted Fri 21st Jan 2000
Rated 7 / 10
While it carries a pretty neat lead, the track didn't offer much variation. The percussion is constant throughout, ad the bassline is a bit simple. As I mentioned though, the lead was really interesting, utilizing both piano and synth to achieve a nice mesh. This is a really interesting track that tends to get a bit long winded, but still worth a listen once. Sample quality just wasn't there. Everything sounded a bit tinny, from the percussion to the lead. With as much range as the artist employs in his lead, a sample set really should have been used. The percussion gets old after a while as well, but carries the lead well.

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Title: pathway
Filename: pathway.mod
Posted Fri 21st Jan 2000
Rated 8 / 10
Anyone here like Steely Dan? That is exactly the impression I got from this track. Loungy piano and lead, with a funky bass and percussion line lead this one well. Awesome changes, great attention to detail, and a really well written lead compliment this small mod file. Quite different from anything I've heard to date. The lead has some wonderful effects, especially in the small slides and bends. The samples could use a little work, but not much was counted off there due to the date on the track. The artist has incorporated some excellent syncopated rhythm patterns into this track, and made them come out well.

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Title: Parasitie Eve
Filename: parasite.it
Posted Wed 19th Jan 2000
Rated 5 / 10
A remake of a track from Parasite Eve, this piece has all the feeling and emotion that the game probably has. Honestly, it's a simple melody, and an even simpler harmony. The artist has done well to incorporate everything together to produce this track, but it lacks a hook and seems to drone on forever. There's not a lot of variance within the samples here, minor volume adjustments and simple effects. The samples are badly looped and a bit too tinny.

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Title: - PacMania -
Filename: pacmnia2.it
Posted Wed 19th Jan 2000
Rated 8 / 10
One of the cutest little chip tunes I've ever heard right here. It was simple, with a nice melody, a nice hook, and a good bit of effect working. The artist has worked a nice full track here, utilizing every aspect of melody, countermelody, and harmony available. Overall, one of the most creative chip tunes I'e heard yet. Simple, but effective. Excellent use of effects in the track, making every note sound exactly as it should. Technically, the track is sound in both the tracking skill of the artist and the musical skill used to create it. The samples are cheesy, of course, but what do you expect from 9k?

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Title: Phase III
Filename: p3.xm
Posted Wed 19th Jan 2000
Rated 7 / 10
The intro is a bit long, and percussion heavy as is the style of this genre. The short synth work in the mid ranges is rather good, if not a bit simple. I'm impressed with the artists string work, thought it does appear that they looped things a but much. The strings, at one point, begin an ascention, and should carry that ascention to the next order, but it is dropped, as the pattern is merely repeatd. It's the little things like this that can be easily corrected to make the track sound more professional. Overall, not a bad effort in the least, from an artist who has quite a bit of potential. This is where the track lacked. The percussion was flat loops, and the sample quality was not all it needed to be. The artist used few effects, and very little sample modulation to achieve realism or fullness of sound. I would suggest a few new samples, less loops, more variation in the percussion line, and some simple vibrato for the future. The panning, however, was very nice. Again, not a bad effort though.

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Title: Plutonium Juice
Filename: plutonium.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 2 / 10
This extra-repetitve tune has some interesting mysterious samples in it, and some decent fade work, but really nothing else that stands out. The track is full of symple rhythms and overused lines. Pay closer attention to how many times the same phrase is played. Also, think about incorporating more complex syncopation into the track to offer a little more variety. Change the percussion up now and again for some flavor as well.

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Title: plutoinvaders.xm
Filename: plutoinvaders.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This quiet trance track follows a really simple, and widely used chord progression, offering up the used ideas of every other trance artist again. Personally, I'd like to see some creativity put into this track, rather than the same old regurgitated crap that every other artist in the genre writes. Nothing special here. The whole track is pretty quiet, and basically sounds like seven hundred billion other tracks out there.

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Title: PLUS. by anarky
Filename: PLUS.XM
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
The lack of bass in the opening phrases ofthis track really lost me. The melody is pretty, and works extremely well with the strings and gorgeous harmonies playing out. The bass appears quite late, and is barely audible. Also, after the initial minute and a half, notes start being missed. The artist needs to incorporate a bassline into the track to help carry it. The track is nothing without it. Also, dynamics are very poorly done. Pay more attention to keeping things in mix. Also, there are fifty or sixty missed notes in this track. Pick a key signature and stick with it.

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Title: Planet Love Rmx-DJ Dafuki
Filename: plntlove.it
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 2 / 10
I found this track to be absolutely boring from beginning to end. The constant high notes, unwavering and unending drillied into my ears and almost forced me to end the track early. They finally went away, to be replaced by a new phrase that repeated just as many times and was just as annoying. I think this track could have been accomplished in four or five patterns pretty easily. The dynamics bit, with everyhting that should have been quiet coming out as way too loud, and vice versa. I grew weary of "boom-tish-boom-tish-boom-tish" as well. There's a limit of twenty billion "boom-tish'es" allowed in any given track. This one severely exceeded that limit.

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Title: -= Plinko =-
Filename: plinko.s3m
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 4 / 10
The track is lacking in one thing or another at any given point. At times, some key percussion is needed, while at others a little dynamic flavor would help. The track is not all bad, however. The moves from highs to lows in melody lines is accomplished will, and the bass line in its entirety is not too bad. The balance is not bad overall, but it could be a little better. Also, the tempo changes make the track a bit difficult to follow now and again.

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Title: piano plinker 2
Filename: PLINKER2.MOD
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This piano track has a few interesting changes in it, but doesn't really have a great lead to it. I found it to be rather boring and mundane, to be honest. Very little need for technicality in the track, so very little attention payed.

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Title: Plink Plink Plonk Plonk
Filename: plink.s3m
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This cute little track incorporates some nice melodious ideas with a simple progression and rhythm. While it is not too bad in its own right, there is nothing spectacular in this track which distinguishes it as being something worth hearing over the bulk of the music out there. The echoes are great, carrying the already well-written lead even farther. Great work also in dynamics. Nothing seems even remotely out of place in this track, which is rather nice. One other note: awesome effects on the key change.

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Title: plink
Filename: plink.mod
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 2 / 10
This simple harpsichord track seems to spawn from a classical style fugue or prelude. The progression, however, lacks quite a bit, being very simple. Also, the track is only a couple of patterns long, and repeats itself. This is hardly worth the download.

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Title: Plex
Filename: plex.it
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 6 / 10
This is a nice laid back melodic track with a couple of really great elements, and a couple of not so great elements. The track has a nice little screaming synth that pops up now and again which really carries the track to some interesting places. The piano lead is good, even though it seems to come out of nowhere. The piano lead is a bit too loud on the first pass. Also, the track seems to be a bit repetitive. Some alternate progressions now and again would really open up the possibilities of this track.

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Title: Please Wait...
Filename: pleswait.it
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 1 / 10
I'd hate to think that the artist put a lot of time into this track. It truly does not move this listener in any way, except to shut the machine down. There's only so many times one can hear the same think over and over before it begins to become a permanent sound in their ear. This track has a simple synth theme that runs all the way through the track, a chopped up drum loop, and a weak choir lead. In my opinion, "Please Wait" isn't worth the wait for the download time. I had no idea that someone could stretch four notes to over five minutes of music. I would suggest some changes, most notable in the rhythm of the track. Secondly, I would suggest a little more structure to the tracks, rather than just lead and percussion.

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Title: **PLEASURE**
Filename: pleasure.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 6 / 10
Some typical techno ideas mix with some entirely unique styling in this upbeat, high enerygy mix. The lead is carried early by a nice synth sample, though it could have been a little more technical. There is also a nice voice sample that appears now and again to drive the track. The chord changes are few and far between, but the fact that they're there certainly sets the track apart from the majority of the techno tracks out there. Some volume work is done a bit after midway through the track, and makes for a nice break from the monotonous dynamics of the track. More time shoufd be spent with the dynamics of this track to truly catapult it into the "great" category.

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Title: pleasant2
Filename: musix-pleasant.mod
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 4 / 10
This track has a pretty lead, and some really nice supporting structure behind it. I'm a bit annoyed at the heavy percussion, which takes quite a bit away from the track with its infernal pounding. The percussion would fit beautifully if it were much quieter. A lot more work needs to be done with the dynamic levels. Also, it is a bit repetitive

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Title: *Jingle Bops*
Filename: playbass.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 2 / 10
The track has a simple enough structure. Bass-tap-bass-tap, like thirty billion other tracks out there. The bass is also simple, so I won't even get into that. The distinguishing feature of this track is the lead, which is handled by a light vocal sample. The problem is that the sample is a bit out of tune, and not very well controlled dynamically. Some tuning issues severely need to be resolved in this track. Also, some originality in the percussion, bass, and ruythm lines would certainly help.

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Title: play kid
Filename: PLAY_KID.MOD
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 9 / 10
This is damn near the greatest funk mod I've ever heard! With a truly live sound, killer technique, and a bassline that will absolutely force you to groove to the track, this song has it all. I can't say enough good about it! Get it! In only 4-channels? How did they do it? This track is anout two shakes from being perfect.

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Title: play.xm
Filename: play.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This is one of those tracks that really should have more to it. The bass drum is never ending, and is far too powerful for the rest of the track. The body of the track is composed of strings and piano, with phrasing that sounds like a cross between circus music and dramatic. There was a minor hint of originality displayed in the lead, but the percussion more than killed that. Just a suggestion here: why not try to incorporate percussion that actually fits well with the body of the track, rather than using a streamlined generic quasi-trance kick? The percussion alone ruined a track that honestly might have been decent.

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Title: Funk-Time
Filename: plastma.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 1 / 10
This track just screams for help. With nothing more than a lead and some percussion, this is quickly joining the ranks as one of the most unfinished mods of all time. Some bass, rhythm section components, and a better percussion line is necessary to score a 1. I have nothing to say here. It bites.

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Title: plastic reality
Filename: PLASTIC.MOD
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 1 / 10
.This is a really horrible mod, to be honest. The bass is just a simple octave bounce, the percussion is mundane, the lead is tough to hear, and the whole thing is too heavy and out of tune to really follow. Oh, the orchestra hits are bad too. This track doesn't appear to have a single marking as to dynamics or effects. Honestly, it needs them really badly.

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Title: Plasmatique - by Mystical
Filename: PLASMAT.S3M
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 9 / 10
This funky little tune has a nice flute lead, and a killer horns section remnant of the genre that the track originates from. The artist has gone to great lengths to give this track a real sound, and really has acomplished that goal. The entire track works beautifully together to create a splendid piece of music in a rare style for the tracking community. The whole swing and feel of this piece must have been difficult to comprehend from the beginning. I'm amazed at the detail that is in the patterns here. The artist has spared no efforts in giving this a really unique sound.

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Title: plasma.s3m
Filename: plasma.s3m
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This track your average, everyday techno tune with nothing really spectacular to merit. The samples are a bit off key, though, which causes problems when listening to the track. I found some of the percussion to be far too strong for the light breaks in the track, as well as a bit boring. The sample tuning drove the track into the ground pretty quickly. There were few effects, and very little attention payed to mix or dynamics. In essence, this track needs a remix pretty badly.

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Title: PLASMA.S3M
Filename: PLASMA.S3M
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This track your average, everyday techno tune with nothing really spectacular to merit. The samples are a bit off key, though, which causes problems when listening to the track. I found some of the percussion to be far too strong for the light breaks in the track, as well as a bit boring. The sample tuning drove the track into the ground pretty quickly. There were few effects, and very little attention payed to mix or dynamics. In essence, this track needs a remix pretty badly.

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Title: sob sob oh dear c64
Filename: plasm.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
The percussion in this track is among the most unique I've heard! The lead is choppy, and the bass is a bit cheesy, but this is due mostly to the samples used. Overall, this is a really cool track with killer percussion and decent leads. The sample quality bites in this track. The syncopation is really cool throught the bass and percussion lines, which is truly the saving grace of the track.

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Title: Planet scraper
Filename: planetsc.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
The track has a really long intro that makes a very fluid transition into the major body of the song, which is something pretty rare these days, as intros generally have little or nothing to do with the tracks they accompany. The track is a bit repetitive, bouncing back and forth through a few ideas time and time again, with only minor changes. The lead is really strange, and fits right into the dischord cound of this track. The break in the middle is nice, giving the listener a breather fram all of the action going on early in the track. Some new pregression in the firs part of the track would help, as it tends to get really boring after hearing the same thing time and time again. I would suggest moving to a different chord now and again, just to offer some flavor.

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Title: planets
Filename: PLANETS.MOD
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 6 / 10
This track was really pretty, considering the limited sample quality and strange effects happening throughout it. The leads were well created, and carried through the great chord progression with ease. The samples could have been better, which certainly would have helped the track out a lot. The percussion samples, specifically, were really not of the highest quality, and the track suffered for that. Also, some fading techniques could be used on the long tones to make the track flow a little nicer.

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Title: Planet - by DipA
Filename: planet.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 7 / 10
While mellow and insightful, this track still carries enough energy to make someone move a bit. The progression is well developed, but the lead tends to fall a bit short of the potential awarded by the track. Overall, this is a really pretty song, with a strong emotional curve to it. The samples were really nice in this particular track, giving it a more professional sound overall. The percussion was nice, utilizing toms and breaks to give it a more realistic sound.

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Title: My planet
Filename: planet.it
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 4 / 10
This track has a mediocre intro, but a really nice rhythm once the listener gets past that. The pizzicato syncopation is classic techno style, with some really nice accents from the bassline. The percussion fits pretty well with all of this, adding an air of completion to this track. The lead is carried in mid-tones, which makes it difficult to hear at times, but it is well laid out, and simple enough not to take away from the voives that fly through this track. The track had great potential for having some absolutely killer climaxes, but fell a bit short in that area. Also, the track only flows two chords, which severlely limited the depth of the song.

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Title: plan9.s3m
Filename: plan9.s3m
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This mysterious track has a lot of really interesting sounds in it, from the first few seconds. The artist uses a lot of dissonance to express a feeling of chaos through the track, and accomplishes this rather well. The mixed use of several key sounds as leads is not the best I've heard, but handled nicely in the context of this track. I found the track to be fairly repetitive, and almost a bit slow in places. The dynamics should also be worked with during the light places. For example fade the tambourine down a bit when there's little else going on.

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Title: the plague
Filename: plague.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
The whining sound through the majority of this track eventually brings this listener to a conclusion that very little time was put into this track. It is very simple, with weak percussion, a bassline that never really changes, and only a few effects through the track. Overall, I found the track to be boring and without substance. The track had a nice swing to it, but that one high note constantly punding severely limits one's ability to hear this track more than once.

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Title: A Place Of Peace
Filename: PLACEOFP.XM
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 6 / 10
The track is light most of the way through, with very quiet chords being laid out by a choir, and a nice piano belting out the lead. The percussion is great in the track, really capturing this listener with its simplicity, and with how well it fits. The low synth is interesting, but is not anything spectacular. I would have to say the best part of this track are the chord progressions offered by the choir. The dynamics are all a bit low, but they mesh well together. Also, there is great use of limited pizzicato strings in the track that do quite a bit for the continuity, while only presenting themselves a few times.

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Title: EveryBodyInThePlace!
Filename: place.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This is a remix of a Prodigy track, with some pretty interesting ideas. I wasn't too thrilled to find that most of the samples used were prettly long loops of the original track, but I did like some of the percussion changes. Overall, this remix leaves a lot to be desired as far as originality goes, but has a few notable spots where the artist shines. The majority of these samples are long loops pulled from CD's and what not, really making this track a bit generic. More time should have been put into modifying these samples to really make the track play better.

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Title: -[STYLî-GUiDî/AXL]-
Filename: pl.mod
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This track has a pretty cool intro, which makes way for a tempo rising theme to break forth a little after a minute into the track. The progression of this track is solid and laid out nicely. The leads are simple and effective in the context that the track puts forth, but I think that a little more effect work could have been done with them. Great syncopation in the lower registers, and nice use of effects make this track stand out technically. However, the percussion is a bit heavy in the later half of this track.

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Title: PKUNK2.MOD
Filename: pkunk2.mod
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This track almost appears to be a bunch of samples thrown together in time with each other. The lead is distinguished easily, but is difficult to really follow. Also, the chord progression tends to get a bit strange now and again. The percussion is not really fitting, and even a bit weak in this track. Also, some dynamic mixing would greatly improve the track.

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Title: Picnic for the Soul
Filename: pknk4sol.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 6 / 10
This track has a really beautiful chord progression, but doesn't dig into the full potential of the ideas expressed. With some awesome synths work, and a nice driving rhythm, this track is by far one of the better techno tracks I've heard in quite some time. The mute on/off lead is not particularly becoming in this track though. With the chord progression offered, I believe that a nice flowing lead would be better suited, and truly make the track more beautiful. There are some samples in the track that seem to have problems with the high registers, making the track sound amateur. The 16th notes in the background work well to drive the track though. Also, the echoes in the piano are great.

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Title: Sjšršvar Fabbe
Filename: piratef.mod
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This short mod is based on a classic pirate theme. It is simplistic, and carries very little substance through the majority of the song. The percussion is really crying out for help in this track. With only three patterns, I would expect that to be easy to fix.

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Title: pinkpanther - RIO
Filename: pinkpant.xm
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This is an incredible remix of this timeless classic Pink Panther theme. The artist has truly captured the jazzy sax feel, with a nice live-sounding sample. The track ha some problems after the initial expression of the theme, as the artist seems to take some license in the way the track flows. Late in the track, a nice flute comes in and closes out the bulk of the song. Some samples were chopped badly in the middle of the track, which didn't make it too audibly pleasing. However, the opening phrase of the song is done to perfection. Also, the percussion and the bassline is awesome.

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Title: pink panther mix
Filename: PINK.MOD
Posted Thu 1st Apr 1999
Rated 3 / 10
This has to be one of the most interesting mods I've ever heard. Not that it's good, mind you, just interesting. This is the pink panther song remixed into a techno track. I found it slow and irritating, actually. The leads were stacatto, which didn't seem to fit well. The voice samples also were out of place as far as volume levels go. This track had one volume-loud. The samples are really weak, and didn't do a good job of expressing the lead. The bassline was far too simple, not to mention that it was handled by the worst sample in the whole track.

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