The theme for Thursday's OHC was "Montage", a summary of the preparation for victory. Following my introduction, dusthillguy put together his signature vocal clip pitch manipulation set to a choral beat. RAMPKORV set the abrasiveness to eleven on his track, with submerged rhythms and swirling effects. nikola unfortunately suffered a power dropout and lost his work, prompting him to put a segment of what could have been. Shael Riley made a rare appearance and submitted chip music that he "probably" wrote, or probably ripped from Pokémon. Fusion2004 joined acoustic drum loops with synthetic bass and contrapuntal elements, described as "a pot. Of Code." Mirby composed in her unique style of layered takes, this time with some semblance of structure and a title provided by a friend.
Tomapella's thought provoking name "The Summer I Became A Tomato" served as a launching point for his lo-bit arpeggios, piano chords and stereoized snare. sci went back to sounds of game's past and sent along a a succession of harmonies ending on an open chord. Arcana used raw waves for his melody and punchy kick as the score for his adventures in Crazyland. Usabell's piece contains a sample of Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)" which itself is heavily based on Pachelbel's Canon, though in the entry it is in the key of C# and ventures into drum and bass. CJthemusicdude elected to use an alternate spelling of montage and submitted music that would not be out of place in a film sequence on a dancefloor. jarski muffled a bongo riff and gradually opened it up, seemingly "Jamming" somewhere in a jungle.
Shadix married acoustic chords and wordless choral with rhythmic piano that brings to mind Streets of Rage. ShrackAttack effectively wrote a snippet of a montage lasting twelve seconds. munchi took a dose of acid and proceeded to bang on prominent hi-hats with frantic synth. DDRKirby(ISQ)'s drone arose from the darkness with 8-bit blurbs, breakbeat, ambiance and electro, described overall as a "song so epic it requires Wikipedia research". SupaSpeedStrut sent along his "pretty sketch" entry featuring syncopated electric grunts and pounding kick drum. At the end of the round, Forty-Two did some last-minute touch ups before re-submitting his "Landscape", a gentle mix of pads and chimes smoothed over with piano.