ReMix: Jurassic Park 'Raptor Waltz'
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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.
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 :)
- Rexy on December 11, 2011
- Bahamut on October 4, 2009
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.
- 42 on December 15, 2008
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
- Kizyr on December 9, 2008
- Lint on December 7, 2008
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.
- Rozovian on December 4, 2008
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.
- DragonAvenger on December 17, 2007
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.
- OA on July 2, 2007
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!
- Liontamer on February 8, 2007
I don´t like that synth that begins at 1:25, but the rest of the music quality sounds good to me.
- Bummerdude on November 4, 2005
Hardly perfect, but very very cool.
Highly recommended OCR.
- Less Ashamed Of Self on May 24, 2005
- Fire O' Nell on October 1, 2002
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.
- Ginnsu on May 19, 2002