ReMix: Wild Arms "Adlehyde Castle Flow" 3:26

By posu yan

Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"Adlehyde Castle", "Melodies of Life ~ FINAL FANTASY"

Primary Game: Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Michiko Naruke

Posted 2001-01-30, evaluated by djpretzel


A VERY different ReMix from po!, who's been out of action for awhile now but previously submitted a great Zelda hip-hop bit that I'm a big fan of. This is a track from the PlayStation RPG 'Wild Arms' done on a high quality electric piano . . . and nothing else. Yes, it's a great bit of lounge jazz, complete with ornamentation and nice deep chords that, in contrast to the many livelier ReMixes on the site, might indeed put you to sleep. That sounds like a diss, but it ain't, as it's really just a very peaceful track that's perfect for sippin' a martini to on yer balcony as the sun sets far off on the watery horizon. Or, if you live in the heart of suburbia, that'd be a bud, a patio, and the back of your neighbor's house . . . but you get the idea. Actually, as a HUGE, HUGE fan of the anime Cowboy Bebop, I should note that it resembles some of the OST for that show, which can ONLY be a good thing. Download it, relax, kick your shoes off, and forget that tomorrow's monday :)

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Nostalvania
on 2015-12-02 12:23:23

For some reason this reminds me of You are the sunshine of my life by Stevie Wonder :D

Very chill, very calm. Pretty minimalist instrumentation, but it works well. Overall i like the piano harmonies, but sometimes i think they are clashing a bit with the melody like at 1:03 -1:04. Yeah, that hiss is pretty distracting :-(

I could imagine this going into a slow bossa groove at the second half of the track, with bass and some soft drums.

All in all, a nice relaxing tune.

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DjjD
on 2015-12-02 01:35:45

So chill. Oh man.

As the beginning of this remix reminds of Christmas, it's crazy to think this mix is almost 15 years old. Chill things like this always bring back memories. The rhodes in the back does a great job filling the whole song out, and while I'm not overly fond of the vibraphone tone...it's not something I'm about to nitpick about. Everything about this remix is beautiful.

Recommended stuff here, but it's cool to hear this, and then listen to some of his more recent stuff. Check it out!

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sirociper
on 2014-10-23 16:48:20

Melodies of life at 1:48! :grin:

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WesternZypher
on 2014-07-17 13:01:18

Oh posu. You mix the best mixes to mix mixed drinks to. ::sip:: Ahhh.

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Crulex
on 2011-12-21 10:51:45

Hmmm, lounge jazz. It is a bit relaxing and comfortable to listen to. Not a fan of the bell chimes, as they sound a smidge sharp. I don't hate this ReMix at all though. It's got a nice peaceful vibe and would be great to have playing when your mind is elsewhere and you're busy doing stuff. Aside from some stiff sounds, not bad.

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42
on 2009-12-30 23:01:45

*sigh* .

I don't really care for the lead bells; they feel too out of place and unnatural in this setting to me at least. (I suppose it was intended to be more of a xylophone feel...) Otherwise this would be an amazing track. Still the mood and atmosphere are amazing and right on the spot for being a jazz lounge track. All in all, it's not too bad of a track and still worth consideration.

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rieko
on 2009-11-05 12:56:13
There is a pretty bad hiss on this one from the piano, but it's otherwise a beautiful piece, and is very relaxing. The hiss is somewhat irritating, because the song is otherwise flawless, with some bells taking the melody line, and the beautiful epiano providing the backing chords.

I love listening mixes by po! because you never know quite what to expect, and they are almost always excellent. This one is no different, though you might want to try to clean out that high end hiss yourself.

Actually, I like the hiss. It reminds me of this ancient ep I played for fun a lot back in the day in my high school's music dept. I just kinda assumed the hiss was intentional, like it was played on an old or poorly grounded ep in some low budget lounge. So, I vote keep it cause it makes me feel fuzzy inside.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-02-24 18:49:48

Chill x 200.

For me, lounge music is usually background music, but this certainly is an exception to the rule. Very accomplished, interesting throughout and has a real vibe of authenticity to it. I can really imagine this playing at a high-end latte bar, soy icecream parlour or fondu repair center. Final Fanatsy 9 cameo was a ridiculously awesome idea, too. Lastly, I love this for promoting radical diversity from electro/trance OCR mixes early in the game. Nice job.

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Lucentas
on 2008-12-06 20:49:02

Very relaxing and calming on the nerves, and adding that bit of Final Fantasy IX in there was a pleasant surprise.

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OA
on 2008-01-23 11:21:35

There is a pretty bad hiss on this one from the piano, but it's otherwise a beautiful piece, and is very relaxing. The hiss is somewhat irritating, because the song is otherwise flawless, with some bells taking the melody line, and the beautiful epiano providing the backing chords.

I love listening mixes by po! because you never know quite what to expect, and they are almost always excellent. This one is no different, though you might want to try to clean out that high end hiss yourself.

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dotSe7en
on 2006-01-14 17:58:16

I love this mix. Very nice and calm. A good song if your relaxing at Starbucks or something LOL.

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Dhsu
on 2006-01-13 22:24:12

Love it. I'm really glad po! decided to give Wild ARMS some much-needed coverage with this mix.

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Baruch - Vampire Lord
on 2006-01-13 19:36:24

It is in the game. It is a toned down version of the castle music. Stroll around the castle in the game. You will find it.

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Madmogsue
on 2006-01-11 14:57:08

i'm glad i'm not the only one who spotted the direct section of melodies of life. actually having played wild arms, im not sure i recognise this track from resembling anything from the game.

but it's a really nice track.

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Baruch - Vampire Lord
on 2005-08-29 14:54:01

Awesome game, awesome remix. It is like they were made for each other. If Jack and Rudy had ever sat down and chilled out in the game this would have been the music they did it to. 'Course, they were to busy stompin' trash. Long live the Sheriff Star! Also, when is someone going to remix Flash Boomerang? Even just the original of that song would make this site the coolest on the web!

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Michiko Naruke
Songs:
"Adlehyde Castle"
Additional Game:
Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Melodies of Life ~ FINAL FANTASY"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Ballad, Jazz
Mood:
Mellow, Romantic
Instrumentation:
Electric Piano, Vibraphone
Additional:
Arrangement > Duet
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow
Usage > Wedding

File Information


Name:
Wild_Arms_Adlehyde_Castle_Flow_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,378,916 bytes
MD5:
efb83613347a87c6b44b9a341600d515
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:26

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