Posted 2001-04-21, evaluated by djpretzel


Part of the great Radical Dreamers 'Far Promise' ReMix flood of April 21st, 2001. AmIEvil ventures into new territory with his hip-hop 'down with da street' version of - you guessed it - 'Far Promise' from Radical Dreamers. It's great that a game that American and European audiences basically missed out on can get so much coverage! AmIEvil kicks it with a deep + flatulent synth bass, a stop-wait style drum line kinda similar to some of what Bustah Rhymes has done, and piano of course. But the icing on the cake is the synth lead and brass hits (good stuff) that wrap things up. A very worthy and decidedly unique contribution to the flood, and again an interesting departure for a talented ReMixer, indicating flexibility and willingness to experiment . . . which are good things, by the way :)

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SubNormal J3
on 2011-02-20 18:21:33

Definitely one of, if not, my favorite mix from the 'Far Promise' flood.

0:21 love that pad

0:37 nice counter-melodies

1:00 interesting change in drum patches

1:20 oh yeah! the horns and synth lead. AmIEvil dances around the melody perfectly.

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42
on 2009-12-20 22:19:33

Next to anything by COTMM, this is one of the strangest songs I've heard. 0_o

As opposed to the other Far Promise flood, the melody is, ironically, actually lost, for the most part,in the rest of the mix.

Meh...

It's not really to good though; it feels like some bad attempt at urban free styling or something...

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LuketheXjesse
on 2009-09-28 14:02:10

Bahamut posts a positive review!?

Madness!

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Bahamut
on 2009-09-28 13:21:28

Samples are a killer in this mix - there's also room to make things more interesting too. Otherwise, this is a nice start to a great take on the original though!

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justinj212
on 2009-01-17 17:25:37

wondering where this mix was going to go for the first minute or so, but it develops into something all unto its own. a lot of mixes from the chrono series are a little straightforward, but this one takes things into a new direction. good work!

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Evil_Cronos
on 2008-12-07 07:09:11

I never know where AmIEvil is going to go next. With styles ranging from the haunting FFVI remix Death on the Snowfield, to an acid mix from Zelda 3, the random remixer does everything. This song begins with a beat that reminds me of somewhere in the slums of FFVII and leads into a well balanced mix. The sudden slowdowns are not my favorite effect but they add to the mix nicely. At 1:20 the mix picks up, but the track ends soon after. The mix needs to be a little longer. AmIEvil should have explored the latter part of the mix a little more. Altogether a great job and a good remix.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-09-14 13:24:09

The opening had me worried. Once it starts to add more instruments and melody, it improves, but overall I can't say I'm a fan. More development would have made a big difference for me. It's short, and overall just feels too empty.

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Kizyr
on 2007-12-09 21:10:34

It's a pretty interesting take on the original theme. But, something about the mix sounds a bit empty, like it's lacking real substance. I think it might have to do with how the main melody seems overshadowed by the percussion and bass around it, so it comes across as an ambient track without a melody. It's an ok mix, however; but I think AmIEviL's other mixes show a lot more strength. KF

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about:blank
on 2007-12-04 17:03:38

Like many others said, this is a cool interpretation, but it's waaaaaaaaaay too short. There's not really time for any development here whatsoever. It would be very cool to hear AmIEvil perhaps do an extended version of this or something of that nature. It's short, but I like what's there.

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OA
on 2007-06-13 14:08:17

The mix starts out kindof weak, and just when i was starting to get into it, it just fades out.

I'm not a huge fan, sorry.

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DarkCecil13
on 2006-12-25 18:56:24

A little minimalistic, but near the end this comes to life. Agreed with DragonFireKai, I've definitely heard *much* better stuff from the talented AmIEvil.

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DragonFireKai
on 2004-08-24 19:08:59

this isn't the best Remix by AmIEvil, nor is it the best Far Promise Remix. Good, but not great.

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mDuo13
on 2002-11-24 14:16:46

This is a fairly original take on the FarPromise song - it's not very fast, but it has some cool instruments and doesn't get boring, though it's not a song you can loop on and on for hours.. This mix, like several of AmIEvil's (see his Shadowgate 'Dancefloor' remix), is very solid all the way through, but doesn't change much and is just "pretty good", not "great". It IS however, as I've said, one of the more original styles of FarPromise mixes.

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Saunders
on 2002-05-15 23:51:33

Radical Dreamers 'Hip Dreamer'

Hip hop. *sigh* I don't like hip hop. This mix is overall pretty darned cool, even for a style that I don't like. Don't care for the sample used in the melody around the middle. After that it's also pretty good, nothing I'm ecstatic about though.

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 (10)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Aggressive, Chill, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Brass, Breakbeats, Chiptune, Piano
Additional:
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Moderate

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Radical_Dreamers_Hip_Dreamer_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,622,691 bytes
MD5:
9e97685ea262c65cbcce4db105dadf94
Bitrate:
160Kbps
Duration:
2:07

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