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Title: .tHE jAZZY wAY.
Filename: r-jazzy.xm
Posted Wed 28th Jul 1999
Rated 8 / 10
I liked this song for it's clever backing and interesting melodies that weren't repeated too often - making a good listen. My main problems with the song is the drums which were low quality - particularly that snare. aah yes this song was technically very good i thought. The voice samples, although low quality, were used well. Most of the instruments were low quality actually, but the file size was so low that can be excused. I liked the effects in this - they were well used and not overused.

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Title: Delta Title Theme
Filename: r-delta.xm
Posted Wed 28th Jul 1999
Rated 8 / 10
Some songs are so good that they can repeat themselves over several times and no one minds - this is not one of those songs. The main instrument was irritating because it was so high pitched. The song is still more than passable though, all the other qualities of the song were ok to a point of good ugh... it's just that damn main instrument! The song employed some snazzy effects and had some clever arrangements that were pretty impressive. I didn't however think much of that sproingy backing sound that continued to plague me throughout the entire song. The chippy bits also didn't add much to this song.

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Title: Ravens demise
Filename: raven.xm
Posted Sun 13th Jun 1999
Rated 6 / 10
I like these simple piano tunes, there's not much i can comment on. The tune is...nice. The pianos themselves are of fair quality, and are in tune. Some bits are overloud. Every pattern until the last few ends in the same way: two notes sliding up to the start of the next pattern. This gets irritating. Thankfully the song is not overlong

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Title: Raving Nymph
Filename: ravnymph.xm
Posted Sun 13th Jun 1999
Rated 1 / 10
Brace yourself, because there's nothing good i can say about this song but a great deal bad. I wish there was something worse i could say than OK for a song. The only thing i can say that's good about it is that most of it's in tune. *ugh it's sooo repetitive and overlong - the voices are poor and instruments are scratchy. Please download this song if you want an example of how NOT to track a song. There are no effects where effects could have been used. grr - f*** you was used as a backing sample - an irritating one at that. I beg you, don't download this song, boycott it so that the artist gets the idea!

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Title: Rage 8 bit
Filename: rage8bit.xm
Posted Sun 13th Jun 1999
Rated 4 / 10
This song does try hard but doesn't quite get there. The concept was good but it was let down by poor, scratchy instruments, bad structure and sometimes bad tuning. For a rock song the drums are almost nonexistant, and there's nothing holding the song together. Thankfully short, this song did have some nice melodies. I was disappointed to find the heavy metal tunes were just long samples, and although they were a small highlight, they were fleeting.

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Title: street spirit [fade out]
Filename: radiohea.s3m
Posted Sun 13th Jun 1999
Rated 4 / 10
I can't really say much about this song. The song has some nice melodies that blend in the backing well but I think we can attribute this to Radiohead more than the artist. The song is average in most areas and has no highlights. The instruments were average. The song is very simple, not such a bad thing but with a few nice effects the song could have been spiced up a bit. I wish there was more i could comment on but the song is so...average...ugh!

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Title: Project "I" - Song 1
Filename: r-iomega.xm
Posted Sun 13th Jun 1999
Rated 8 / 10
Well this song had clever backing but unfortunately no main melody. This was quite disappointing. It looked/sounded as though Rapture had made the background and was intending to add the melody in later, but forgot. This song's score could have been much higher if it was made more interesting with a melody. But it's no great loss really without a melody as the song is only made slightly boring. Aah, this song was tracked superbly. The instruments are among the greatest i've seen, with one symbol being over 350KB in size! The effects used are really good and work well. Some good stereo was employed.

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Title: Rave-It-On NBT
Filename: raveiton.it
Posted Fri 11th Jun 1999
Rated 5 / 10
This song didn't have anything too bad in it, it just didn't have anything good, either. The main instrument was poor and didn't suit the rest of the song. One thing that can be said for this song is that it isn't repetitive, although it takes this to another extreme and it has too many sudden transitions. The drums were a peculiar highlight in this song. This song is supposedly remixed but technobot makes no mention of the original artist. Stereo in this song was good. The voice samples were misused and quite poor.

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Title: rave.xm
Filename: rave.xm
Posted Fri 11th Jun 1999
Rated 3 / 10
Ugh there's nothing worse than a simple rave song with low quality instruments and one doof - no variations. That damn siren is such a cliche - it's been used in too many songs. This seems like a song which the artists tried out some ideas in - an experiment. This is not a release quality song. Astaldo said that this was a song made in his early days of tracking. Best keep this one buried away in your past. Technically there were no great errors here. The song was boring and repetitive but unfortunately most amateur rave songs are. Some timing in this was not quite right.

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Title: The Rattatangs
Filename: rattata.xm
Posted Sat 5th Jun 1999
Rated 8 / 10
This song has a lukewarm start but picks up very well when that nice panflute is introduced. Unfortunately the Panflute is overused as the song progresses. I also didn't like that bass at the start. Technically song was good - panflute although repetitive was engineered well. the drums were fairly poor. some good effects were used.

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Title: Ransnack
Filename: ransnack.xm
Posted Sat 5th Jun 1999
Rated 4 / 10
I didn't like the bit at the start - the loop strings - pretty boring. I also disliked the guitar bit that starts at about 0:45 - but i did like the bit inbetween. The artist says that this is his first release so i think he deserves some slack. Technically this song was pretty good - certainly better than my first release. I thought the Drum Sampling in this was very good but unfortunately was the only highlight to this fairly average song.

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Title: Twilight Eternal<RP>
Filename: r!etrnal.xm
Posted Fri 4th Jun 1999
Rated 9 / 10
I loved this song from the start! This is the most impressive 4-channel song i've ever heard! The instruments are of fairly average quality but this is more than made up for by the small file size. This song will always be one of my favourites. The melodies are brilliant and although the bass and drums are fairly low quality they are woven together in one track so well that it seems like the song is more than 4 tracks. I'm not usually too keen on drum solos but the one near the end of this song just seemed to fit. the fade-in-fade-out method of the backing strings towards the end work well, and even though the song doesn't contain a huge amount of variation your just left wishing there was more.

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Title: ...Stars<REdpENGUIN>
Filename: r!stars.xm
Posted Fri 4th Jun 1999
Rated 9 / 10
This song is original, one reason i really like it. It starts of with string loops forming a melody (very unusual). I love the way the incredibly poor quality saxaphone has been warped into a great sounding instrument! One complaint, though, and that is the ending - it's quite poor and out of tune - but don't worry it only lasts for 5 seconds out of a very good song! The arrangements, the percussion, the melodies! This song is almost technically perfect except for that damn ending which buggers up the whole effect (Don't let it stop you, though - just delete the last few seconds and there's no problem).

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Title: RaceAgainstTime <RP>
Filename: r!race.xm
Posted Fri 4th Jun 1999
Rated 6 / 10
some nice instuments and some nice drums. I like some of the melodies but not others. Not much effort added to the backing of the song. Simple drums but quite effective! Simple arrangements and virtually no use of effects do detract a bit from this song. Good voice instruments. Good length. Poor melodie in second half.

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Title: <-Harbour Air-><RP>
Filename: r!harbur.xm
Posted Fri 4th Jun 1999
Rated 6 / 10
While using relatively poor instruments and poor drums, this song weaves good melodies with some nice sounding effects to create an average sort of sound. The melodies were interesting but repeated too often. This song was horribly overlong - expanding what should have lasted 2 minutes 30 to over 6 minutes. The Drums were simply dead and boring. The instruments were relatively low quality but used well and this brings up the rating. Good background music, as nothing really stands out. Kind of makes your mind wonder.

 
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