Joined: Nov. 1999
||Posted: Dec. 07 2003, 11:20
I'm very pleased that Mike has taken to the idea of interacting with his fan base like so many musicians are now doing do to the downloading of music and the extreme widepread of the internet music!!!
The new pictures look SOOOO good!!!!! I do believe that this will be far better than the first game. The first is usually, well, with any game, is an experiment and a challenge. Whereas the second is more stable and self assured by the creator.
I'm very very happy to see the removal of all the Tubular Bells... Mike IS listening!!! YAY!!! I do hope that he has replaced ALL the music on the new game with new music rather than using the TB2003 score!!! And since he is trying to get away from the TB thing and rename the game.. I get the distinct impression that he has scrapped the idea of using the TB2003 album as the soundtrack for the new game.
Mike is such a talented individual and I believe that he will find some new music inside of himself... richer, fuller, and more emotionally charged than what we've heard over the past few years!!!
The only thing I would ask is that it doesn't have a flakie new age basis with old samples... but a new fresh Oldfield sound that we've not heard in a while or not at all!!! And the nicest part would be that the fan base doesn't bitch because it sounds modern versus 1970's... ok? OK!
TO MIKE: I did have the pleasure of previewing some new keyboards for my recording career and what I realized in talking with the salesperson was that everything sounds TOO perfect and TOO mechanical... lacking the human touch. Mike you have inspired me over the years to learn multiple instruments and in doing so I've become a FAR better musician and gained an appreciation of what it takes to play that instrument!!! I'd like to hear some real instrument expression from you rather than a looped sample that is TOO perfect. It is your imperfections, though small, that makes your music so enjoyable and unique in every way!!!