ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'Time Circuits High Voltage'
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Yes, I'm posting this very soon after Jaxx's 'No Time' ReMix of the same theme. But I'm doing it for what I believe is a good reason: to illustrate not only the flexibility of both Dale and Jaxx to work in different moods / genres, but also the flexibility of game music - in this case Mitsuda's legendary CT work - to be ReMixed in TOTALLY different ways. Dale pulls off a very polished electronic ReMix to counterpoint Jaxx's stripped-down, guitar mix. This actually sounds like it could be a factory demo on a new, gee-whiz workstation synth, as it amply demonstrates pulsing analog background pads, dynamic lead synths, a knockout choir patch, effective-enough drums that are well-programmed, and just has that balanced feel to it. Perhaps not as emotional as Jaxx's approach, but every bit as musical, and a very satisfying and accomplished product. Satisfaction guaranteed.
- dotaino on July 28, 2012
When the song started, I didn't knew where it was going to lead me, but I soon found out.
As the ambiance slowly developps, you get the feeling of being transported.
The voices start, then the rythmic pattern & melody come and take you for a ride through time.
As many stated, this is a dreamy atmosphere. I didn't feel the high-voltage, but this one sure was flying high.
I don't use synthetizer much. But if I did, this is how I would like them to sound.
A very solid, polished and thought out remix... but why is it so short?
Guess I'll have to press the loop button and listen to it once more. ;-)
- Dj Mokram on March 17, 2009
this mix is very dreamy like and is an interesting take on an over mixed track. 8.5 out of 10
- Ascendancy on March 17, 2009
I think the electronic leads are where the mix shines brightest, but its some nice quality mixing of a beaten, bloody and bruised old tune. Chrono Trigger is a war veteran of game music. Crippled, worn and constantly tired, but still has the energy of a teenager. Good CT mixes like this (and there are plenty) tap that spirit, rather than wearing out even more. I approve.
- Marmiduke on February 12, 2009
Once you get past that to the melody it's pretty nice. Very smooth lead and gated synths. Most of the arrangement is based on the new genre of music, and there isn't a ton of expansive material, but it has a great feel and a well-executed feel to it.
Not world-shattering, but otherwise every enjoyable.
- OA on February 14, 2008
- I_Love_OC_ReMixes on December 24, 2005
- Azure Dreamer on October 1, 2005
It´s a funky, calm and of course technoish, gives a very groovy feeling in the beginning and goes to more electronica when the melody strikes.
None too shabby, Dale.
- Bummerdude on September 27, 2005
- Dafter on March 6, 2005
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- esden9 on October 26, 2004
this is great work
this is another that took out the repeating background heard in the original
that was originally my favorite part
but i didn't even notice it's absence in this piece
that just shows how nicely done it was
- thebishounen on November 1, 2003
- Isk on October 31, 2003
- z38stinger on September 29, 2003
I personally love the Schala/Zeal remixes and so long as the artist is capable of making his/her stand out from the others, I never get tired of it. (Seriously, analogize it to eating pizza... remember when Pizza Hut came out with stuffed-crust that you eat backwards? It was STILL the same 'ol pizza, you just had a new, different, exciting take on it.)
This is a really impressive piece, and the fact that it's been on my HDD for months really says soemthing about it. You capture the essence of the piece really well, and I consider it one of the best on the site.
- Atomic Dog on April 10, 2003