ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'Schala Ancients'
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Really cool stuff from newcomer Dj Cyker - sure, Schala's theme isn't exactly unexplored territory by ReMixers here, but he puts a new spin on it and does some interesting and original things with his drum track, in addition to simply building a very strong ReMix in general with an ethereal feeling to it (nice choice of effects). The pattern that basically goes throughout the entire track is played by a well chosen bell-type pad with a soft attack, and when things really get fun is around the end of the track when additional winds (sounds like a bassoon to me) join the fray ALONG WITH additional (and very cool) syncopation in the kick drum portion of the percussion track. Nothing fast or 'exciting', just a mellow, pensive vibe that is carried quite professionally. Strong first showing - I can definitely say I'd like more . . .
Truthfully though, this is so repetitive and yet feels so strangely appropriate. It feels like background music, and it works as background music. Huh.....
It's still an interesting listen, but it has this really unreconcilible (at least in my mind) trait of causing one to relegate this to the back of one's conscious mind.
In the end, go check it out.
- 42 on December 20, 2009
I wasn't as impressed with this as some of the other reviewers were, but this certainly isn't bad by any means.
- Emunator on October 4, 2009
- Evil_Cronos on January 5, 2009
The track is quite mellow, and it's nice to chill out to. I didn't think the drums were a bad edition, but maybe a little sudden. The original melody heard near the end briefly was pretty cool. I would have liked more of that.
Ending is a bit sudden, even if the fade was longer that would have been better. Still an enjoyable mix, despite it's faults.
- DragonAvenger on October 30, 2008
- DragonFireKai on March 19, 2007
With a little cleaning up of the sections and a proper ending this would be a timeless mix, but as is, it is still very enjoyable, and has aged incredibly well.
- OA on January 15, 2007
I like the sound you get out of this well-mixed song, cool beats with a piano that sometimes shows up playing a tune for us. But according to the title Schala[b]Ancients[/b], I thought there would be some kind of ancient feel to it, like bells and strings and those chill stuff. I guess you fooled me, Cykedude.
Very good remix with alot of feel and nice cymbals at the end, this is really none too shabby.
- Bummerdude on September 26, 2005
- Faluna on October 29, 2004
- Liontamer on September 21, 2004
- SILVERWOLF on January 27, 2004
- Elvenstar! on April 18, 2003
I would be lying if I said there weren't better sounding versions of this song, but don't leave DJ Cyker out in the open, he might just come around again some day.
- AnotherOneBitesTheDust on February 15, 2003
Schala's theme is one of the cooler tunes on the CT soundtrack. And this remix does it justice as far as I'm concerned. Nice calm cool track here.
Not fond of the drumwork that appears later in the song.
- Saunders on May 15, 2002