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"Far Promise ~ Dream Shore (Part 1)"

Primary Game: Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Houseki (Square, 1996, SNES), music by Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2001-04-21, evaluated by djpretzel


Part of the great Radical Dreamers 'Far Promise' ReMix flood of April 21st, 2001. Rounding out the batch is a short but cool 'Industrial' take on the Far Promise track, though it sounds more technoish to me. The main sound used is an intriguing electronic-steel guitar sort of patch that's really odd but sounds cool, played over a background of undulating synth hits and bass drum with a sub-bass covering the low low-end. Very unique and creative - would expect nothing less from cottm, and on a longer timeline would probably have grown a few more elements but is nonetheless a worthy gem. Where he does he get that wonderful noise?

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Discussion: Latest 14 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Necrox
on 2015-12-08 22:53:24

Just too short. Gotta like how fat the FM synth is though. Interesting arp going on in the background too, adds some suspense.

SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 18:16:20

0:00 sinister filtering going on here.

0:26 and that guitar sound is incredibly haunting and that whistle sound in the background laughs upon the rest of the tracks.

Yet another interesting take on a familiar source by Cotmm.

42
on 2009-12-17 13:12:54

Just like it says on the tin: Industrial and Far Promise. And I can't really fault it for that.

This is by far the strangest thing I've heard in a while, not to mention the strangest arrangement of Far Promise I've heard.

Actually, arrangement is probably the wrong word because I agree with previous sentiments about lacking of arrangement making this more or less a industrial techno cover of Far Promise.

While I do like the uniqueness of it and its truth in advertising, those are about its only merits.

Bahamut
on 2009-09-28 13:02:01

The samples sound really dated - there's also not much going on here in terms of arrangement, and at 1:23, you really can't expect much overall.

justinj212
on 2009-01-17 17:10:26

woah, just reviewed a very different mix of the same source. this one stands in stark comparison to the first, especially the harpsichord-like synths. awesome job.

Lint
on 2008-12-11 14:42:29

This piece is eerie. The whole piece has a very dark feel to it. For a one and a half minute song I feel like this piece is so much bigger. It doesn't speed through its time, rather it flows nicely even with it's industrial beats.

It gives me the shivers, but I think it's a great piece. The only complaint I can think of is the length. The song is very self-contained and feels like it could extend its deep ambiance to more time.

Evil_Cronos
on 2008-12-07 05:44:16

I'm more of a fan of ambiant and melodic sounds than industrial. I feel that the background of the beat becomes far too repetitive towards the end of the song. The song is also too short to explore into anything original. I think some parts need to be extended, perhaps slowed down, and there needs to be some sections that are closer to the source material. Overall not the best work I've hear from the remixer, as I like most of the other remixes.

Dyne
on 2008-11-28 23:53:13

Retro Remixes. Sometimes, it really does pay to go back to the past and review the works of old to enlighten the works of the new.

So for as short as it is, the choice of instrumentation is rather interesting. I'm not really digging the "lead" instrument. I think it could've been a bit better. But I do like that little high pitched arpeggiator in the background though, I think it's just a neat little device. I think there's more that could've been done with this track, maybe fleshed out a bit more, but since this was back in 2001, I think I can give it the thumbs up since a lot of Remixers didn't have the gear then that they have now.

That's just my two cents though.

DragonAvenger
on 2007-12-06 21:16:14

Not my cup of tea, but an interesting take on the Dream Shore theme. Definately a more sinister approach, which was kinda cool.

Gotta say, though, nothing really much happened in the piece, which from the sounds of it might have to do with it being rushed (?). Regardless, this could have been longer and more developed.

OA
on 2007-06-13 10:04:16

Well this contains the most evil sounding harpsichord i've ever heard. There was a ton of dissonance between the backing parts and the lead, but that's par for the course when it comes to cotmm, so I assume it was intentional. The textures throughout were cool, but besides dirging through the melody once, there isn't a whole lot to the mix. I think doubling the length by adding an additional part would have made me like this more; right now it just seems like a preview.

Still very interesting, however.

about:blank
on 2006-12-17 19:03:20

This is way too short is it is. But, being a fan of CotMM, industrial music, and Yasunori Mitsuda, I really like what's been done with this so far. It's a very interpretive take on the theme.

I really don't like the synth used at 0:27. It doesn't seem to fit in with all of the other instruments used (which sound great btw).

For an early CotMM mix, this isn't bad, but it doesn't hold a candle to his newer mixes.

mDuo13
on 2003-07-13 16:45:37

This is not my favorite Radical Dreamers mix, but it's got a nice personal touch on it - unlike all the myriad orchestral mixes, CotMM puts a sweet little industrial touch on it. On the other hand, it is somewhat like most of the other Radical Dreamers flood mixes, in that it is short and underdeveloped - rushed, no doubt, to fit the submit date - it has some nice samples and a some arrangemental originality, but nothing particularly special in the wake of so many mixes of the same song, other than its genre. If you're looking for a high-quality industrial mix, look at something else - perhaps CotMM's Chrono Trigger 'OceanPalaceWaveBreaker' mix is for you. If you're looking for an individual and unusual take on Far Promise, however, check this out.

Ginnsu
on 2002-06-10 02:12:04

Far too short, I would have liked to have heard a lot more of it. I loved the reverb on the plucked strings. And that bassline is very cool as well. Just awsome, but way too short.

Saunders
on 2002-05-15 23:29:02

Radical Dreamers 'Industrial Promise'

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I'm not a fan of industrial.

BUT, there are parts to this mix that I liked. Specifically the deep bass and twangy strings of the main melody. A short mix, but preferably so. If it were a lot longer I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much.

Check it out, along with the rest of the Far Promise flood of Apr 21st. Collect the whole set!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Houseki (Square, 1996, SNES)
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Far Promise ~ Dream Shore (Part 1)"

Tags (9)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Aggressive, Angry, Dark
Instrumentation:
Synth
Additional:
Effects > Distortion
Effects > Lo-Fi
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Radical_Dreamers_Industrial_Promise_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
1,321,872 bytes
MD5:
96960ce129ba3aae2096c5cd195c6adc
Bitrate:
122Kbps
Duration:
1:22

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