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Title: Hakumi Tai
Filename: hakumi.it
Posted Thu 12th Mar 2009
Rated 9 / 10
This is extremely well arranged. The slight tempo variation is great, and the subtle change in mood from the start to the end is simply wonderful.

This absolutely does it for me. This is indeed a hauntingly beautiful tune.

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Title: stile-blink.xm
Filename: stile-blink.xm
Posted Sat 27th Dec 2008
Rated 9 / 10
I like the lullabye-esque intro. Then the tune took a turn that I didn't expect. That strange chord progression caught me off guard. It's all good, though. A pretty neat drumbeat comes in, and overall it's a relaxing and interesting tune.

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Title: cluedo de diapir
Filename: cluedo_de_diapir.mod
Posted Sat 27th Dec 2008
Rated 7 / 10
Overall, a very fun tune. I especially like the bassline. Not the greatest or most original sound, but certainly passes.

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Title: Lost in eminemia
Filename: lost_in_eminemia.xm
Posted Sat 27th Dec 2008
Rated 9 / 10
The samples sound a bit dated, but this tune has a pretty good sound nonetheless. This is class ambient stuff, and I enjoyed it a lot. Worth a listen.

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Title: The SG song 2:37
Filename: the_sg_song.xm
Posted Sat 27th Dec 2008
Rated 8 / 10
Interesting and groovy. Sometimes a little dissonant.

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Title: collective_trance
Filename: collective_trance.mod
Posted Sat 27th Dec 2008
Rated 8 / 10
Dark trance tune. More or less minimalistic, but it has plenty of (sometimes subtle) variations. It's a pleasant listen.

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Title: .tribute to xerxes
Filename: zp-xer.it
Posted Sat 17th Mar 2007
Rated 8 / 10
I really enjoyed this. The tune's very laid back, and the whole thing breathes easy. The level of minimalism in the leads is somewhat akin to xerxes' style, which I like. I particularily like when it picks up a bit later in the piece. All in all a very fine tribute!

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Title: Alice in Dixieland
Filename: dixie2.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 8 / 10
I thought it started a little too abrutply, and maybe a little weak, somehow, but towards about 1/3 into the tune, the whole thing tightens up and it really is pretty catchy. Some samples hang too long and the ending is abrupt. But Woolters' brass work always amazes me. Nice work there.

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Title: dixieland, dixieland
Filename: dixie1.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Hehe, yeah, this put a smile on my face. The beginning is a little weak, I think, but it grows on you. Nice work with the brass and the tuba bassline. I especially like that wonderful little bit towards the end there. Fantastic question and answer motifs between the instruments! Very nice.

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Title: Cocktail
Filename: cocktail.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 9 / 10
Wow. I rarely hear this genre of music properly done in a mod, so I have to give Woolters a high five on this one. He has such a good feel for rythm, and I envy him for it. I don't know what else to say; this is really great. If you like jazz music, don't miss this one!

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Title: untitled
Filename: reggaea.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 7 / 10
While I think this is the weaker one of the tunes you've linked up here, that's not to say it's bad. The lead didn't work quite as well for me, and sometimes I thought the bass and the lead were clashing a little. Nonetheless, there were some bits I did like, like your intro, your beats and riffs, and so forth. Not bad.

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Title: peace to the masses
Filename: reggaeb.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 9 / 10
I really like the move to the minor variation. This one is particularily interesting because it's almost like it tells a story, you know. It's easy to imagine lyrics or some scenario to go with this. And there's alot to be said for that. Also, wonderful muted trumpet work. Impressive.

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Title: rockin steady
Filename: reggae5.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 9 / 10
It's refreshing to hear music like this. It's so light and carefree. The volume did some erratic things for me when it got to that guitar solo thingy, but I'm sure that's XMPlay going bonkers on me. Otherwise, that guitar solo is pretty cool. Very nice work. Love it.

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Title: One Drop Love
Filename: reggae1.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 10 / 10
I adore this one. I like the fade-ins especially. And of course, you can't go wrong with that drop rythm. If your a fan of reggae/dub music (and even if you aren't) I definitely recommend this. Woolters is awesome at this stuff. Fantastic short little number.

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Title: Ragnarok
Filename: ambient5.xm
Posted Wed 14th Mar 2007
Rated 9 / 10
I thought this one was a little slow to start, but once it got going, I could really feel it. I'm very impressed by the fantastic mood you were able to create in this one. I actually felt the chills when your bass came in after the drumroll. Beautiful strings. I like the way you stopped it abruplty, too. Very nice work.

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Title: Wish I Had Teeth
Filename: db_teeth.xm
Posted Sat 24th Feb 2007
Rated 10 / 10
A 10/10 from our admin led me to expect much from this tune -- and it did not disappoint! This sounds really clean, professional, and just plain cool. It has an impromptu feel to it, which I really like. I'm a fan of this kind of music and am always impressed when it is so well captured in a mod. Brilliant.

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Title: The World 2099
Filename: ats_09.xm
Posted Sat 24th Feb 2007
Rated 3 / 10
Okay... well, while I do recognize the musical elements in this mod that do deserve some merit, the overall sound is just too harsh, rough, and too basic. Quite a few samples in this one, played bare as they are, plain hurt my ears. There really should have been much more attention put towards quality and presentation in this one. Lack of, and obvious disregard for such things really kills it.

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Title: horisont
Filename: xr-hsont.xm
Posted Sat 17th Feb 2007
Rated 10 / 10
I love everything about Horisont. This is my favourite mod of all time. I'm still curious to hear the 'inspiration from' tunes listed in the sample text.

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Title: Winter Dream-Dj Flux
Filename: winterdream.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 6 / 10
Nice incarnation of house music, while still offering a good listenning experience sitting on your chair. I like when it moves away from the main theme. Pretty decent construction. Not Bad.

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Title: *Ancient*Time*
Filename: ancienti.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
This takes a little long to get started, but once it gets there, I find it pretty easy listenning. It doesn't bring anything spectacular, but it's a pleasant tune. Light. Relaxed. Not bad.

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Title: no smoke
Filename: nosmoke.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
Pretty neat oldskool style stuff here. It's heavy at some spots, lighter at others, full of really cool riffs all over the place. Easy to immerse yourself into. I like it.

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Title: Another Day is Away
Filename: stile-plucky.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 9 / 10
Yes! I love this. It's somehow akin to french-canadian folk music I grew up with, with the influence from irish and celtic music. Great sample choice. Absolutely wonderful acoustic sound. Awesome!

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Title: <<< children >>>
Filename: childran.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
Refreshingly light. I thought the beginning was kind of weak, but later on I found I did quite enjoy it. The bridge in the middle is a nice change of pace. Well constructed. Good!

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Title: the chip symphony15
Filename: the_chip_symphony_15.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 6 / 10
46 seconds isn't much to talk about at all, but I guess for what there is there, it's a well constructed chip tune. Good beat, good melody, pleasing sound. It's just too short.

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Title: Dance'n to the Deat
Filename: dttbeat.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
I somehow get a feel of dissonance from this. I'm not all that impressed with this one, but I do really like the use of the vocal. Not too bad for dance stuff. Kind of repetitive.

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Title: On my way (remix)
Filename: mywayr.it
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 9 / 10
Awesome! Interesting how it displays two conflicting moods. The beginning is somber and seems to vent so much frustation. The end is lighter, as if to have some resolution. I love it. Very cool.

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Title: C64 LOVE 16bit vers.
Filename: c64love.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
Dark. I like the use of those SID-ish samples in the deep bass. The mood sounds almost epic at some points; I like it. Great variation. Some sounds are a bit iffy for me, but it's still very cool.

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Title: Sweet dreams
Filename: sweetdre.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 9 / 10
One of my favourite Elwood tunes. I'm always amazed at how professional and structured this one sounds. Really great work here.

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Title: Reminiscences
Filename: reminiscences.it
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 6 / 10
I'm not sure about some of the sustained tones in this one, but overall this is a very sweet unplugged tune. It's good to hear that now and then. Quite beautiful. It loops, which is a nice touch.

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Title: Endless compo II
Filename: wim89.s3m
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 6 / 10
I don't like the choice of drums in this one at all. The arpeggiation is wonderful though. I don't know what to think about this one; some bits I really like, some I really don't.

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Title: Palazzo ducale
Filename: dl-46.it
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
Great intro! The spiccato strings are a really nice touch, too. I like the beat, the progression, the melody, the bridge, everthing. It's simple, but it's got everything it needs. Very good.

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Title: Sometimes
Filename: zel_some.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
Pretty decent psytrance stuff here. The vocal fits in at the beginning pefectly. The main theme is very cool. Great stops and starts to keep interest. Very good.

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Title: Gamesong10
Filename: gamesong10.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
Light, playful little thing. It definitely fits for background game music. The melody is easy to follow. Could be longer, but a pleasant listen nonetheless. I like it.

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Title: mission_16c.mod
Filename: mission_16c.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
I thoroughly enjoyed this. It's simple, smooth, laid back. There are a few pretty full sounding harmonies that I liked, and the beat is wonderful. Very nice.

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Title: Fireworks
Filename: fireworx.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
This one's pretty wild, and goes where I didn't expect it to many times. Because of that, even though I don't like this style of music much, I found this a very interesting listen. Good.

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Title: Nostalgic Freestyle
Filename: nfreestyle.it
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
If I were older, I would feel the nostalgic effect more, but as far as I can tell, this is true to the style. Bouncy leads and bass, and really nice work with the synth brass. Pretty cool.

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Title: cries
Filename: cries.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
Some of the samples sounds kind of harsh, even for a four channel mod, but the tune is pretty fun, silly, and sometimes wild. I like it. Good.

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Title: Through the Nature
Filename: trough.xm
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
At first it made me think of the Diamondus level in Jazz Jackrabbit! Once it picks up, I like the whole uplifting trance thing it's got going on. Strong, professional. Good!

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Title: Empty Mind
Filename: EMPTMIND.S3M
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 8 / 10
You can hear the Purple Motion influence in here! Pretty fun pop type thing. I like it. Catchy and easy to get into. I especially like it past the halfway point. Very good.

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Title: bouncing
Filename: bouncing.mod
Posted Wed 23rd Aug 2006
Rated 7 / 10
I really like when this tune starts going weird and turns into psychadelic stuff. There's a really neat mood at that instant, but I'm not sure it's carried on so well. Good nonetheless!

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