ReMix: Chrono Trigger "Schala's Paradise" 3:29

By Prince Vejita

Arranging the music of one song...

"Schala's Theme"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2001-02-11, evaluated by djpretzel


You know what's weird? Listening to ReMix submissions while having 'Apocalypse Now' on in the background. Turthfully, I find myself so busy that if I want to watch a movie, it almost always has to be in the background, so I end up with really odd multitasking situations where I'm listening to, say, a great new trance ReMix of CT by Prince Vejita, and Wagner's Valkyries is playing in the background. Whatever. Does anyone read these writeups? Oh, I guess some do, because when I made that FF2 mistake I got twenty or so emails :) Right then, I better talk about the mix. Vejita's been with us for awhile, off and on, and favors techno / trance / dance as his weapon of choice. This CT ReMix is a bit longer than some of his other tracks, and establishes a nice groove right from the start. It's repetitive, but it's trance, and that's basically the whole point, as long as thingd are tight and every element gels well, which they all do. This is good net surfin' music too, which is always a nice plus . . . also like the ending, how things just sort of disappear invisibly . . .

djpretzel

Discussion

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Ligerwolf
on 2012-01-28 15:44:22

its just a little too repetative.

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Tuberz McGee
on 2011-12-25 01:38:25

Oh dear. Schala... as overdone as it is. It's a fantastic source.

This is done in a way I would have never picked. I always thought that it was a sad solemn song.

This in my opinion detracts from the emotion in the source. I'm not a huge fan of this mix.

I can understand that it may also come from the fact that there are millions of Schala mixes.

Though for a 2001 mix... this is quite good production wise. I'm really impressed by it actually.

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Rexy
on 2011-12-14 03:30:02

So, another old track. I'll try to go easy on this one while watching out for a character count that doesn't go over 9000. :tomatoface:

So for an early 2001 track we got this foundation that's layered down decently in sound levels for its time. Like a lot of them, the sounds seem to show their age (not to mention barely sounding exciting give or take the B section melody synth) and the arrangement is really conservative, but it's driven by what can be seen at the time as a fitting and appropriate setup. Structurally, it's not all that bad.

What irks me is that with the different synths being used as lead melody sounds for the A section and the more prominent B section, there's a ridiculous amount of over-used sustain on the melody sound for the A theme, and to hear that note extend itself during the B theme sections actually feels somewhat uncomfortable and rushed to me. In fact it might be borderline unlistenable, though part of it seemed to be saved by the attention paid to the instrument sound levels.

So it's a good 2001 mix but with some easily-avoidable flaws that push this back considerably. Overall I'm not really too crazy over it, but it might satisfy some people craving for more Schala or at least some early remixes of this over-interpreted theme.

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-05 02:14:32

The bass really bothers me in this mix - it doesn't serve much of a purpose except to be obnoxious. It does nothing to enhance Schala's Theme - probably downgrades it in its use IMO.

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Evil_Cronos
on 2009-01-05 15:01:05

Is there a point in reinforcing a point that many other people have pointed out while they were pointing out what they thought of the remix?

Repetative and boring.

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Wild Armor
on 2008-10-17 23:35:14

This song makes me feel like I'm fighting an Endurance fight to get to Schala. I found myself pretty amused that both "Paradise" and "Schala's theme" went together so nicely.

I have nothing really negative about this song, it's name is pretty self explanatory to what the track will sound like (take it that you have heard both tracks on their own). I really wished there could have been a meter change, but I'll leave that comment for another track. ;)

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-10-12 17:09:57

Repetative, repetative, repetative. Not something I can listen to for the sake of listening to music, but something good for background music. Pretty much no change in the original melody, either.

Nothing really bad about the track, but nothing new goes on either.

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DragonFireKai
on 2007-03-19 15:51:12

It's very repetative, and doesn't do a whole lot to seperate itself from the rest of the Schala mixes. But, if you like Schala, go for it.

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OA
on 2007-01-15 13:16:10

If you like the first 15 seconds of this a lot, you'll like the remaining 3 minutes, because nothing really changes.

The definition of driving, there are no drum fills to speak of, and the song primarily features the looped drums and the tick tock bell part. The melody is pretty buried, and there isn't much arrangement to speak of.

It's good for awhile, and the sounds set a nice mood, but it's lack of direction and creativity keep this one from going far.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-26 13:55:21

Looks like that even Schala can loose it sometimes. If this represents her paradise, she must be some sort of partymaniac when she´s not on the screen. Weird, but completely understandable.

Anyhow, I did like the remix, cool synths working together to give us a groovy technoexperience. But it DOES get repetive, after the first loop, there isn´t much more than that to it.

But the first loop was good, no questions in that.

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Royal Sovereign
on 2005-05-26 18:58:08

Sampling here of one of the best dance songs of all time -- The Vengaboys - "Paradise," and hence the title.

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Elvenstar!
on 2003-04-18 10:22:33

This is one of my favorite remixes. It grabs me from the very beginning and doesn't let go until the end. The pace and choice in sounds is great.

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mDuo13
on 2002-09-20 00:50:47

Ehhh... a little too repetetive. Prominent percussion and electronic melody that just repeats over and over and over again... Prince Vejita would take a lesson to listen carefully to the way JD Harding manages to mix his trance up a bit, so that, while still trance, doesn't get boring. Or he could learn from McV, SP, DJP the art of solos. This isn't an entirely bad remix, but I don't particularly like it.

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Xaleph
on 2002-06-10 18:56:41

definate background music, I enjoyed it, however I would listen to this only when I'm driving in a LONG car ride, or if I'm doing homework. Easy listening, nice melody, nice but non-dynamic rhythm. I'd give this song a 5.5/10

~dj carbunk1e

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m68030
on 2002-06-01 01:41:22

Chrono Trigger 'Schala's Paradise'

Heavy bass drums and lite synthy bells driving onward steadily. Nice

background music. The melody sort of blends in with everything, it's

a little hard to follow.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Schala's Theme"

Tags (6)


Genre:
Trance
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Bells, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


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Chrono_Trigger_Schala's_Paradise_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,433,566 bytes
MD5:
5a351c3cdc3bb58a368963ca17750457
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:29

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