Whereas the delay of the last update was due to quite a number of reasons, the missed update last week had but one reason—sheer stupidity. As I was about to post the column last week, I realized that I hadn't uploaded the files to the server. The files were inaccessible to me then and I'd be able to update on Tuesday at the earliest, so I decided to push it to this week.
Anyway, I have four more tracks from Daryl Banner's Dark Paladin for your listening pleasure for this update. In Return to Mysidia, Daryl replaces the xylophone and flute with a guitar. The track is as quirky as ever, though the last part becomes a bit too heavy for my taste. The part at around 0:55 is also a bit jarring. Toroian Beauty is a rather straightforward mix that retains the original track's elegant quality. Edward and the Twin Harp is a misnomer of sorts, as the sample sounds like a pitched percussion rather than a plucked string. Of course, I could be wrong, but if I'm correct, then it was a rather whimsical thing to do. The mix itself is not as bare as the original, which only used a lute. The initial "accompaniment" is comprised of ambient sounds, but towards the end, an actual bassline comprised of semiquavers is present. Last but not least, Clash with the Dark Elf is a slowed down version of Battle 2. There is less tension, but the articulation is much better.
Well, then, until next time, folks. Have a great weekend.
Fermat's Last Theorem, M.D.
Sound Test Curator