ReMix: Panzer Dragoon "Panzer Groove" 3:12

By MkVaff

Arranging the music of one song...

"Main Theme"

Primary Game: Panzer Dragoon (Sega, 1995, SAT), music by Yoshitaka Azuma

Posted 2000-12-25, evaluated by djpretzel


I'm gonna take this opportunity to tell you that if you haven't seen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" you MUST. NO excuses, just go see it. This, our first ReMix from the excellent Panzer Dragoon series, is McVaffe's epic take on the title theme from the first game. Very cool, very slow, with a sort of building Asian motif thing that I've always dug - which is why I mention that movie, because it has a great soundtrack with cello solos by Yo Yo Ma. Right. The rhythm track here hinges on the repetitive bongo groove, but that's good, because too much percussive motion would have distracted from the main focus, which is the rising flute melody bit, and the cool call-and-answer piano lines. Great stuff, with nice touches like the tympani roll about 2 minutes in and the ever-beautiful chord progression.

djpretzel

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 01:06:06

You know you've got a good groove going on when it can last the entire mix without getting old. Very relaxing chill-out mix. The beauty is in the subtleties between the instruments.

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-03 23:06:39

Strangely enough, this sounds pretty good even for back then. It gives you some insight as to why McVaffe developed such a great reputation early on in OCR's lifetime.

This particular mix isn't complicated - it takes things in a pretty relaxed fashion, which makes this a nice track to play when you're laid back or just want relaxing music in the background.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-17 16:04:58

Very pretty, and very relaxing. Not really a groove, IMO, but I enjoyed listening to this. Nice music to correct homework too. Ending is a little sudden, and almost random. Other than that, nice work.

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Echo
on 2008-05-08 04:42:26

Awesome bass. The flute playing the melody is very beautiful and the other instruments like acoustic guitar and the subtle piano really make the combination more than the sum of its parts. The ending is a bit sudden, otherwise really great stuff.

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Arwen
on 2007-09-06 12:26:57

Beautiful, serene, just a little sad, with an undercurrent of hope. Just the way I like 'em! I think it takes a few listens to get the "groove" part of the song but fortunately this is an easy track to put on repeat. I remember when this game came out for Saturn and my sister and I were admiring the water effects as we played I believe it was the first level. Good times. Great track!

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OA
on 2007-05-17 10:19:44

I think the title is a bit misleading, as this is more about the flute melody rather than the groove, but no worries. I like the piano and percussion.

Very pretty song, but it is too relaxing for me to listen to right now in the morning.

so..sleepy....

-_- zzzz

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Soapy
on 2006-07-05 15:25:22

As one of the too few fans of the panzer dragoon series, I applaud thee. This song was a good choice to remix, as it were a classic of the game title.

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Trentdaddy
on 2006-02-19 19:32:13

I could have sworn I've heard this song before, and I never played Panzer Dragoon. It almost sounds like something out of 1602 A.D.(PC). In fact when I heard it, I could have sworn this song was in it. So weird. Good stuff though.

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Vash the Stampede
on 2004-05-08 01:54:49

Oh man, this sure brings back memories of a classic! The Saturn was a system I still love and appreciate, and to see some Saturn ReMixs is awesome!! Bravo!! 8)

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sgx
on 2003-02-18 18:31:55

This is pretty cool. A good choice to mix. The bassline, drums, and small amount of guitar are done very well and are nice additions to the track. Other than that, I'm somewhat dissapointed in how this track is not a whole lot more than the original version plus those things I mentioned. Take away the drums, bassline, and little guitar, and you've pretty much got an imitation of the original. Nice sound quality, drums, bass, groove, but not much added to this. Very quick fade out ending too. Didn't like that.

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AnotherOneBitesTheDust
on 2003-01-15 18:04:24

The melody in this is very weird. It seems like it could vary greatly but it stays the same. Hmmm. Maybe it's just a sign of a good and flexible melody. So those who don't hear what I would hear will most likely enjoy the serenity of it all.

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TheWired
on 2002-08-07 00:39:42

Having played the game in and out, this track brings back a lot of memories, and i must tell you that this mix is faithfull to the game, the song sounds perfect with all the instrumentation given, the tambas give it that little exotic touch that keeps it linked with the game's mood.

Just listening to this reminds me of the days i would spend playing this game in and out, and playing it again .. A must have to anyone who likes soft instrumental music.

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m68030
on 2002-05-16 13:43:28

Panzer Dragoon 'Panzer Groove'

It's McVaffe. you can't hardly go wrong with one of his ultratracks of doom.

Flowing arrangement, kicking drums, and stellar instrumentation makes

this just gorgeous. Great stuff.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Panzer Dragoon (Sega, 1995, SAT)
Music by Yoshitaka Azuma
Songs:
"Main Theme"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Cinematic
Mood:
Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Orchestral, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds
Additional:
Regional > World
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Panzer_Dragoon_Panzer_Groove_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,165,625 bytes
MD5:
68ec8ef98b893ed2094c190656eec002
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:12

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