ReMix: Chrono Cross "Another Inspiration" 5:19

By Scott Peeples

Arranging the music of one song...

"On the Banks of a Dream: Another World"

Primary Game: Chrono Cross (Square, 1999, PS1), music by Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2000-11-14, evaluated by djpretzel


Starting off as he often does with a beautiful solo pattern, then bringing elements in gradually until he builds a dense + quintessentially 'complete' bed of sound, Peeples' takes a track from the relatively recent Chrono Cross and makes a haunting, epic ReMix that would be really great driving music very early in the morning, at the beginning of a long trip. Or something like that. The very nice acoustic sounds that Peeples has access to, as well as his own skill in bringing the pieces together like few else can, make this another memorable mix. A clean, pure breathy wood/flute type instrument covers a melody at one point, and you want it to keep going, but it goes away. Yet this sort of restraint is what keeps Scott's mixes at the top of the game. Also sweet is the solo over top just the drums at about 2'30" . . . sweeping, impeccable, and very strong.

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Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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WesternZypher
on 2016-02-08 12:36:45

Always glad these old mixes are still up. Might sound simplistic to our ears, but they still have their place, both as markers of how actually good they were (for the time), and how contributions have come since then.

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Necrox
on 2015-12-27 22:35:19

Ahhh, now here's a mix with vibe. Yeah, it's lacking the (gorgeous) main melody, but it works in the mix's favor. It feels very immersive and enveloping; the main melody would be too dramatic in this context. Great mix.

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Crulex
on 2015-04-14 13:28:13

Wow, this has a gorgeous soundscape gliding all over it and the title is fitting, as it's got an inspirational feel to it. It's one of those mixes that you can chill to, and for something from back in the early OCR years, this is pretty damn good. Nice.

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OA
on 2010-08-16 13:24:41

Definitely takes the theme and does a lot with it, it's really stretched out with some good variation, but lacking the main melody for pretty much the entire track, but making it into an ambient background piece with some nice chord swells, and some pleasant beats.

ANd i think that's the best way to describe this; pleasant. It's basically the backing pattern of chords with some noodling on top, which is fine, but not really what i'd be looking for on my own.

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Pence
on 2010-07-10 22:19:14

This is the single best song I've ever heard. This is the kind of song where when it comes on, you stop what you're doing, close your eyes and just listen to it.

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MechaFone
on 2010-05-28 16:01:39

It has an ethereal feel to it that makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

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Oni865
on 2010-04-03 23:48:33

The title of the song says it all for me. I was inspired to get into music because of OC ReMix in the first place, and this piece right here is an awesome example. I thought the original source of this track was beautiful within itself, but this takes it to a whole new level for me. It's a nice relaxing song I can home to listen to after a hard day's work, and just take it easy. Really love what you've done here, Scott. Keep up the good work :)

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Lucentas
on 2009-10-01 14:58:41

A very relaxing piece, great for kicking back and chilling, wonderful way to ease off the stress of a busy week. Awesome job.

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Ascendancy
on 2009-03-17 19:06:39

i first heard this mix back in 03 and I am still listening to it now, the guitar is spot on, a very nice way to start out a track, the flute is incredible sounds so real(is it real?), the arrangement is hardcore. my only problem with this track is the drums could use a little more power.

great production (aside from the drums)

good arrangement

very nostalgic =]

9.5 out of 10

great stuff man

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maelkashishi
on 2007-12-06 09:04:10

this does not sound very inspired to me, rather much too long instead. While the overall instrumental sound is right except for parts of the percussion that are quite sharp, the piece lacks in substance and variation since it reapeats much too short elements much too often.

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DragonFireKai
on 2007-02-25 18:18:33

Every time I hear this song, I want to go out and watch the sun set. Then I realize I live in Oregon and haven't seen the sun for 4 months. So I watch the drizzle for a while, and still feel very fufilled. I really love that about this song, it's very versatile.

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raziel_5
on 2006-04-26 19:14:59

This is one of my favorite games in the world. I love the music blending in harmony together.

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Zetah
on 2006-01-18 00:11:45

I really apologize for bumping something so old (yet, so fantastic). This remix is off the uncontested best song in Chrono Cross, and while there's several aspects I dislike about the game, it captures a sense of exploration and hope that a lot of Chrono Cross had. It's just beautiful to listen too. Not overly dramatic, not too slow, not too fast. And this song is repetitive, but that doesn't bother me, in fact it strengthens the song to hear such great parts again. It all flows well.

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EchoknighT69
on 2005-08-08 02:29:34

hey, Scott Peeples, I sent this one to a friend who works for a physical therapy practice that uses music and she said that you could make a living making relaxation music--beautiful piece man.

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ForumChibi
on 2005-08-03 03:17:39

The vocals in the new remix just creeped me out actually when I first heard them. The song itself became less sorrowful and more creepy in general, especially at the end. I'm not actually even sure what the vocals are saying. It sounds like "Got inspiration?", like a 'Got Milk?' commercial... or "God inspiration", which doesn't even make sense to me. I would've been satisfied with the song without them.

I love the original, I used to listen to it all the time. Unfortunately, the problem I had with the original is that once when I was listening I turned my speakers up with my mom in the house thinking she might like to hear it, and I suddenly became very aware of the overly loud 'clap' between the measures that starts up at 1:53 until 3:20, right in the middle of the song. It starts great, it builds up, and suddenly it just pounds in your ears 'crack!', over and over, until it cools down toward the end.

It'll probably still always be one of my favorite songs though, just wish that particular beat wasn't as forceful in the middle. ;)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Cross (Square, 1999, PS1)
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"On the Banks of a Dream: Another World"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Downtempo
Mood:
Chill, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Piano
Additional:
Arrangement > Minimalist
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Chrono_Cross_Another_Inspiration_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,194,258 bytes
MD5:
2e4e4ccbae835541786726db5c8a260a
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
5:19

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