ReMix: Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Houseki "No Promises Punk" 3:13

By jaxx

Arranging the music of one song...

"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. If Yasunori Mitsuda himself heard this, would he start headbanging violently? Quite possibly, who knows. As long as he didn't hurt himself, I'd be all for it. JAXX gives us something we don't see too often - a high-speed punk ReMix full of life and energy, of the now infamous Far Promise track. With spot-on kick-snare drums, fuzzy guitars, and some interesting tangents that take things in new directions, this ReMix accomplishes a lot with a limited sonic pallete, and proves that almost any track can be metamorphosed into something entirely different. I still can't get that image of Mitsuda headbanging outta my mind either. Someone should stalk him and make sure he hears this ^^

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on 2009-12-20 22:28:20

This one hasn't aged too well. It feels like everything in this mix has towels wrapped around it to muffle the sound, and everything seems to be going way too fast to feel natural (especially the drums. They feel too mechanical.)

Still this is an interesting take on the Far Promise source and probably my favorite style yet from the flood, and it is an interesting piece from an earlier era. If you're looking for something else a little different, and don't really have much else to do, go check it out, else they're other mixes worth checking out first.

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Emunator
on 2009-10-04 01:26:35

Holy crap, I was NOT expecting this to be so good! Super-energetic take on a mellow source, I'm quite impressed! The whole mix feels very convincing, I can't tell what's live and what's sampled.

Some of the transitions were a tad awkward and the arrangement felt pretty unfocused, but overall this is a very high quality mix, especially for something so early on in the library.

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Evil_Cronos
on 2009-01-05 13:48:56

I'm not a big fan of punk music in general and this is no different. I find that the track is too fast and overlapping to make much of a statement. Not very good in my opinion, but then again I'm biased against the entire genre so what do I know.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-07 21:56:11

I'm not crazy about punk, but this is well done. Of the flood I've heard so far, it's the one that stands out the most. Worth getting.

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OA
on 2007-05-01 15:36:58

Before I listened to this, I saw it was part of the radical dreamers flood of 2001 and was a bit hesitant, as most of the mixes in the group were pretty much joke mixes, but I can safely say not only is this a kickass track, but it's probably the best of the bunch by a pretty wide margin.

Very authentic and energetic, and the differences from the original are very welcome.

Surprisingly good, check it out.

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Chavous
on 2006-03-04 01:05:54

Obviously, JAXX has a knack for remixing in the style of punk, which is always a nice toss-up to the more electronic, programmed stuff around here (not saying it's bad).

This mix is absolutely amazing in the sense that it stays juuust far enough from the original that it retains the emotion of the song itself, while still putting forth full-blown punk rhythms and melodies. The production quality is great, whatwith the guitar recording and drums (I wonder if they are live drums...). While not being my favorite of the RD flood, it still stands out as one of the best of that time.

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Deryck Khusial
on 2003-04-18 04:32:54

been a while since i’ve listened to punk. there’s that fast bpm that i remember. one thing that always gets me in this mix occurs around 1:09. the way it breaks off and sounds majestic at the same time's very moving. the buildup around 1:52 also has some heartfelt emotion packed into it. great guitar playing, great drums

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reelmojo
on 2002-12-22 15:58:55

Newfie, it sounds like someone is really playing because someone really is! 8O If I'm not mistaken JAXX uses a mixture of live and programmed sounds, so its not all live, but some of it is.

Anyhow, awesome, just awesome mix. Sound quality is excellent. You can tell the original is in there, but this is a far cry from the soft soothing sounds of Far Promise. This is more of a run around with fists flying in the mosh pit kinda sound. While many of the rest of the RD flood are great, this one takes the biggest risks, and man does it pay off. Everyone download it... now!

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Newfie
on 2002-12-17 17:45:10

I found this probaly one of my all time favs on OC! It was constructed VERY well, and sounds like someone really is playing! You don't find this in many songs, and I love how JAXX did this one, very rockin' and not that loud at the same time.. Its a good combination when you have a good theme to it..

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dilbert627
on 2002-11-16 22:44:39

This was probably my favorite of the RD flood, and one of my favorite JAXX mixes. It rocks very hard.

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mDuo13
on 2002-11-16 22:06:10

Wow. Unlike about half the remixes of this song, this one is very different, and in a GREAT way. Energetic punk mix, and very similar to his Time Punk remix. My favorite of the Far Promise flood, by far. Head banging is an understatement. Get it THIS SECOND!

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Neimonster
on 2002-11-12 14:14:50

Sweet remix, really warmed me here in (now-a-years) cold sweden. GJ JAXX!

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Saunders
on 2002-05-15 23:37:58

Radical Dreamers 'No Promises Punk'

"One, two, three, four!" You hear this at the beginning just before it kicks into, what neato-keen people like me like to call, high gear.

If you're fond of the fast paced punk music of today, and there's a chance you are (you can't all be strictly techno lovers), then you'll love this mix. I know I did. Highly recommended. Tell 'em Rob Saunders sent ya. (What am I talking about? Who knows)

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 (5)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar
Additional:
Time > Tempo: Fast

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Bitrate:
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Duration:
3:13

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