ReMix: Jurassic Park "Raptor Waltz" 2:52

By Trace Dragon XVI K

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Map"

Primary Game: Jurassic Park (Sega, 1993, GEN), music by Sam Powell

Posted 2001-08-22, evaluated by djpretzel


Trace Kyshad gives us our first Jurassic Park ReMix that is VERY spooky and atmospheric. I would never have thought to look to this game, which I only briefly played, for inspiration, but I'm very glad this track was ReMixed, as it's a nice composition with cool chromatic runs that are very eeeery and well-capitalized on by a synth line awash in reverb by Trace. The drum track keeps the waltz feel, which is nice as I sensed a drum loop was gonna come in that made things more traditional. The 3/4 signature works fantastically well with the effects that Trace throws in, of raptors doing their whole "roar loudly" thing and what not. Very unexpected ReMix, definitely grab it and see what I mean.

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Discussion

Latest 14 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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TillyFun
on 2017-05-05 20:17:28

I keep coming back to this one. It's just so odd. Very cool. ^_^ I'm not familiar with the source, but the creepy tension is definitely there. Great use of sound effects.

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Rexy
on 2011-12-11 09:41:56

The story sequence music from Jurassic Park. Again, I take intrique to see what people do with short loops (this one being 4 measures long), so here we go, haha.

The original was indeed used note-for-note as accompaniment placement to match with the slow-attacking strings, appropriate sound effects, three-step jazz-drum work and some very eerie rhythm/gliding synth work. These days it may be seen as too safe as a way to handle the source, but as a way to build atmosphere could almost make this feel somewhat appropriate for Halloween. :wink:

Even for its time the levels were decent, though I may have had suggested the sound effects to be brought down in the mix. Regardless, it has that eerie quality that in spite of modern-day shortcomings had held up reasonably well over time. I dig this :)

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-04 19:39:05

Pretty interesting mix - it keeps things sounding a little haunting but yet cheery in an eerie way. I do think it could've been made longer though before that surprise ending.

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42
on 2008-12-15 22:21:33

Very dark and serious, but it's not as suspenseful or rapid as one would think. I guess this is more being hunted by raptors than being chased by raptors. Still, it's a very moody atmospheric mix and is very good in that respect.

I don't really like raptor sound samples; I think they're a little too distracting from the mix. Ultimately, this mix is an incredibly good Halloween anthem.

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Kizyr
on 2008-12-09 18:10:10

The waltz style or 3/4 (or 6/8?) timing was a good way to get through the eeriness of the track. ...come to think of it, all 3 of Trace's remixes have an eerie quality to them. Though that's not a bad thing by any means.

I'm generally hesitant about sound effects. I think in most cases they detract rather than add (though there are notable exceptions). The extra dinosaur SFX are okay, but it seems like the only thing the remix really has going for it, and it's a pretty weak thing to stand on. KF

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Lint
on 2008-12-07 17:21:40

/shiver. Eerie piece that's really reminiscent of a classic slasher movie, I feel like I'm just being hunted and waiting for something to jump out and attack me. The samples are great bits of the song, and the winding melody during the middle-end of the song is very unsettling.

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Rozovian
on 2008-12-04 02:45:25

DUnno when I realized that 3/4 has a very hypnotic feel to it. I know it was a Kraid remix that led me to that discovery. Jurrassic Park, conceptually, has some of the same qualities as Metroid - you're out there with creatures you're not used to seeing. Scary.

I wasn't feeling the sfx, but the music here is wonderfully creepy. It's also interesting to hear how people write drums for time sigs that aren't 4/4. it gets repetitive, but it just adds to the hypnotic feel of the track. As if the pitch-modulated vox wasn't enough.

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DragonAvenger
on 2007-12-17 21:43:34

Strange, but cool, use of panning right at the beginning.

Love the creepiness of this. Great mood here.

The sound effects are a little cheesy for me, they feel too tacked on top. Just my opinion though. Doesn't outweigh my like for the piece though.

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OA
on 2007-07-02 13:05:14

A little too repetitive in the chord progression for my tastes, this could really use a B section. There are a decent amount of themes keeping this fresh, but a change-up section would be very welcome. Sound effects are decent, they don't bother me as much as most tacked-on effects do, and are tasteful.

The atmosphere is nice and sufficiently tense, though this doesn't feel like a waltz to me, at least not until the beat comes in. Then i'm feeling it.

Just needs a changeup section IMO.

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Liontamer
on 2007-02-08 16:10:00

Yeah, I only realized what we had here once Koelsch1's own Jurassic Park from the Genesis was posted and decided to check this out once again. This also arranged my favorite track from that game once I explored the soundtrack.

Hearing a waltz in a decidedly unorthodox style was cool. Would have loved to have had an original melody built on top of the arranged source tune so that the piece could have more direction, but what's in place was really cool. Definitely doesn't get enough recognition. Solid work, Graham!

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Bummer
on 2005-11-04 13:19:00

Very scary stuff, like a raptor would jump up behind and take my wallet. Sounds halloween inspired to me, but this was made in august, but this is sure spooky, and those noises just creeps me out. Once again an evidence that dinosaurs shouldn´t be toyed.

I don´t like that synth that begins at 1:25, but the rest of the music quality sounds good to me.

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Less Ashamed Of Self
on 2005-05-24 03:53:21

Deliciously dark...

Hardly perfect, but very very cool.

Highly recommended OCR.

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Fire O' Nell
on 2002-10-01 20:22:51

This is a kick ass song. Creepy music. The sound of raptors...tearing away at peoples' flesh...blood all over the place...guts. :twisted:

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Ginnsu
on 2002-05-19 16:23:05

Jurassic Park 'Raptor Waltz'

There are parts of this song that make me wonder if Trace got a hold of a time machine to grab some Dinosaur sound samples. Get ready for your own personal ride through the jungles of Jurassic Park when you listen to this one. I only have one complaint with this one. There is a lead instrument that starts about 1:25 that I think we could have really done with out. The rest of the song makes me not want to close my eyes in fear of what I might dream up. I liked this one much more then the 3rd Jurassic Park movie. I think we could have lived without that as well.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Jurassic Park (Sega, 1993, GEN)
Music by Sam Powell
Songs:
"Map"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Cinematic, Waltz
Mood:
Dark, Spooky, Suspenseful
Instrumentation:
Sound FX, Strings, Synth, Vibraphone
Additional:
Time > 3/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Usage > Halloween

File Information


Name:
Jurassic_Park_Raptor_Waltz_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,831,452 bytes
MD5:
514aa3d2dbfbf362a5faa7f905c0177c
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:52

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