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Title: A twofold journey pt. 1
Filename: a_twofold_journey_part_1.it
Posted Tue 5th Jun 2007
Rated 7 / 10
An above average trance song. I didn't enjoy the overall flow, except for the 7:04-7:56 part, it's a bit too repetitive for my liking. It looks like the song was rushed, eg. echo effects at the end of a pattern weren't copied to the start of the next one. Sample quality is good.

I wouldn't say it's brilliant, worth the download if you like trance though.

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Title: Pling Plong
Filename: pling_plong.xm
Posted Sat 2nd Jun 2007
Rated 1 / 10
I agree.

I'd just like to say it's interesting that due to curiosity a song with a rating this low is inherently popular :p

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Title: s t o r m l o r d'01
Filename: strmlord.xm
Posted Mon 28th May 2007
Rated 8 / 10
Nice rendition of Johannes Bjerregaard's C64 music. I get the feeling some small parts are slightly off-tune though.

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Title: fountain of sighs
Filename: FOUNTAIN.MOD
Posted Mon 28th May 2007
Rated 10 / 10
Great song, the guitar solo is just... perfect.

Don't listen to the intro/outro if you need to pee though ;)

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Title: Scots go 'commando'
Filename: sv_scot3.it
Posted Mon 28th May 2007
Rated 8 / 10
Nice harmony there, and I like the rhythm change halfway. The only letdown is it ends a bit too soon.

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Title: wolfen
Filename: wolfen.mod
Posted Fri 18th May 2007
Rated 4 / 10
Horrible. Seriously, don't listen to this unless you liked Wolfenstein 3D in the early 90s.

Now for the subjective part of this review. This song used to trigger laughs from me back in the day when Wolfenstein 3D was cool. It's still kind of funny.

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Title: PINBALL ILLUSIONS
Filename: pinball_illusions.mod
Posted Fri 18th May 2007
Rated 10 / 10
This is the titlesong of the Amiga game Pinball Illusions. Very catchy melodies and interesting chord progression, mixed with some techno. Full-sounding, don't let your ears deceive you: this is a 4-channel MOD.

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Title: h e a t w a v e
Filename: drq_heat.xm
Posted Fri 18th May 2007
Rated 10 / 10
I love Jeroen Tel's style, the variation, rhythm, and harmony. This song fits in well, and is in par with his other songs. Except this one hasn't been composed by him. Thomas Andersson aka drq made this jewel.

One might say that this song is therefore unoriginal, I'd disagree. Tel's style is not a trademark, it's a style near musical perfection. Great job drq, hope to hear more like this (as you likes to put it, "real" songs instead of one hour compos)

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Title: X - T - RUSH...07:02
Filename: x-t-rush.xm
Posted Fri 18th May 2007
Rated 8 / 10
Yes, it's a good song considering it's of the repetitive Goa style, the complex melody line doesn't get boring. It could use some improvements to the bassline and drums though.

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Title: plastic friendship
Filename: kl_plastikf.it
Posted Fri 2nd Mar 2007
Rated 8 / 10
Very interesting sounding music you have here, kaneel. Not many are able to create a personal style as original as this.

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Title: Silent Sunset
Filename: silentsunset.xm
Posted Wed 28th Feb 2007
Rated 6 / 10
Pretty nice ambient piece by TMA newcomer MoonBird. I like the drums. The piano melody could use some retouching, that sounds a bit dull and off-tune.

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Title: StarFox:Battle Base Meteor
Filename: thebat.it
Posted Sun 25th Feb 2007
Rated 2 / 10
I'm sorry, like the MIDI conversion I commented on earlier, this song doesn't deserve to be on TMA. Judging from the song "source code", it's a straight SPC conversion.

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Title: Jam(Unknown Japanese Song)
Filename: jam.it
Posted Sun 25th Feb 2007
Rated 2 / 10
I agree with the reviewer's rating, but I disagree with the reason of its low rating. This song sounds pretty nice, even though it's only using 1 sample. The thing that makes it deserve a low rating is it's a simple MIDI conversion, probably took about 2 minutes of Kitsune's time.

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Title: Monty On The Run
Filename: mb_monty.xm
Posted Sun 25th Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
A very good recreation of the main song from the C64 game Monty On The Run. Well worth listening to, all 11 minutes of it.

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Title: Catch that goblin!!
Filename: CTGOBLIN.S3M
Posted Sun 25th Feb 2007
Rated 8 / 10
I think this song is overrated, it's getting perfect 10s everywhere. It's a funny song that would fit right in a cartoon, with well-timed sound effects and suiting music. Enjoyable to listen to, but not worth a 10.

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Title: HPT (version 1.1)
Filename: sam_hpt.it
Posted Sun 25th Feb 2007
Rated 7 / 10
I have to confess, the reason I'm commenting on this particular song is that its composer is a good friend of mine. I'll try to be unbiased.

If I had to categorize this song, I'd put it in the "misc" section, it's a creative composition using a personal style. The musical quality is alright. The sustained melody in the 1st section is kind of annoying, sounds like a technique I like to call "chordsurfing".

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Title: aquarium - 16 bit
Filename: aws_aq16.xm
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 10 / 10
I love most of Awesome's songs, and this one even more. I can't give this song any other rating than "10 - Awesome"

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Title: Ferrari Dreaming
Filename: ferrari.it
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Very enjoyable to listen to, every time I hear it. It contains a 2nd "bonus" track that's pretty nice too, that has later been remade/extended: check c-cultur.it by the same composer.

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Title: Romance
Filename: romance.it
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 8 / 10
A really nice chip tune that doesn't deserve to be forgotten.

--> this nonsense has been added because TMA refuses short comments

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Title: C-Love
Filename: c-love.xm
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 5 / 10
This is rather funny. DJ_Markus took one of my songs, removed all patterns, and created his own song with the same instruments. The funny part is where he forgot to remove my comments.

Musical quality is not very good, but I like the instruments ;)

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Title: Trip To Goa
Filename: trip2goa.it
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 3 / 10
This is rhythmic noise. Ok, so this song was composed under the influence of marijuana. It's nice to test your capabilities for experimentation, but please, double check the result next time you're *not* stoned.

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Title: Around Chaos
Filename: ht-arch.xm
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Like I said earlier, I normally don't like trance songs. Around Chaos is a typical trance song with elements I hate (repetitive, ridiculously long build-ups)... And somehow I really like this song, it's almost magical.

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Title: Nuclear Illumination
Filename: nuclear_illumination.xm
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
I normally don't keep any trance songs in my personal collection. Nuclear Illumination is a rare exception to this rule, I've had it since 1999 and still enjoy listening to it.

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Title: appeltaart
Filename: appel.mod
Posted Thu 22nd Feb 2007
Rated 5 / 10
This is an old MOD about Bert and Ernie arguing about apple pie from the Dutch Sesame Street tv show. The musical quality is close to zero, but the comedy factor is alright, provided you're Dutch.

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Title: Lady Lucifer (IT remake)
Filename: ac-llit.it
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Similar style as "Lunch Hour Automat" by the same composer, but better. Quite a technical achievement too, since even though it's only using 4 channels, it manages a full sound.

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Title: Crystal Rain
Filename: crystalr.mod
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 10 / 10
I can almost guarantee you will be sad(der) after listening to this song... curiosity killed the cat.

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Title: Realm of Chaos
Filename: chaos.s3m
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
With this song, Skaven is able to eternally transmit the emotions he felt while creating this song. Very powerful.

(It's his: the song's listed on Skaven's homepage, in the oldies section)

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Title: Celestial Fantasia
Filename: celestial_fantasia.s3m
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 10 / 10
Definition of rating "10": bordering perfection? Yeah, MODs don't get any better than this.

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Title: Toilet story 4 u
Filename: toilet4.xm
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Ghidorah's toilet series are not as dirty as the titles might imply. If it had lyrics, I'd happily sing along. I'll resort to whistling instead.

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Title: Anarchy (Nef)
Filename: anarchy_nef.mod
Posted Mon 19th Feb 2007
Rated 7 / 10
I was astonished, finding out my Adlib was capable of playing techno music, instead of those funny FM sounds. This is one of the first MODs I've heard, and is placed in the nostalgic section of my brain. It still sounds special to me, but if I force myself to listen to it objectively, it's just another mediocre techno MOD.