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The Grand Audition 2009
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SOUNDTEST
The Time Machine JBWock
Comments and Score Breakdown
Criterion Fermat's Last Theorem Unpetitmax Nyx Judges' Subtotal Readers Readers' Subtotal Total
Theme 10 10 10 5 9.36 4.68 9.68
Remix 27 30 25 13.67 25.45 12.73 26.39
Creativity 27 28 27 20 28.54 14.27 27.94
Production 7 7 8 3.67 7.82 3.91 7.58
Total 71 75 70 36 71.18 35.59 71.59
71.59 - Third Place
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Fermat's Last Theorem: Now, this piano reduction of The Epoch - Wings of Time isn't exactly bad, but it sorely lacks in the originality department. JBWock was, indeed, able to reduce the segments appropriately for a solo pianist, but he lacked actual deviation from the source. As far as I could tell, the piano base (present in the original piece) was simply shifted down an octave and the melody transcribed exactly and superimposed. Any variation in terms of timing, phrasing, or note values would have been enough to make me consider adding a few points in the "Remix" and "Creativity" criteria. Likewise, an additional theme or perhaps a development segment would have been more than welcome.

Unpetitmax: This piece is very much like the original song from the game, and although it sounds good, I think the artist could have taken it somewhere else and played with the composition a bit. For example, I find the part between 1:04 and 1:30 to be quite playful, like in the original, but it could have been changed, expanded or otherwise modified in order to breath some new life to the piece.

Nyx: I thought this was a great effort, but it sounds too similar to the original piece. It's very simplistic, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I do like that there is a bit of a jazzy feel in the piece, but it also sounds very tinny which is very detracting from the piece. Still, it fits perfectly with the theme of flight, but might be too simple for what I'd be looking for in a remix... and I generally love simplicity.

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