ReMix: Seiken Densetsu 3 "Angels on the Shore" 4:11

By Ailsean

Arranging the music of one song...

"Angel's Fear"

Primary Game: Seiken Densetsu 3 (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Hiroki Kikuta

Posted 2001-09-14, evaluated by djpretzel


Knockout! Ailsean goes guitarless with this lovely, lovely ReMix from SD3 - it is of course the main theme of the series and also present in the first SD or "Secret of Mana" (title screen). Lush piano, layered with watery background pads, with a crystalline bell and airy, immaculate flute / pipe covering the melody. Through in some choral chords as well, and you've got an ethereal angelic ReMix that is just so appropriate for this track. Seriously, the type of quality you'd get on those professional arranged discs is present here, which is all the more impressive as Ailsean's signature guitar-work - usually his forte - is absent. Very well-done, slow dramatic piece illustrating surprising flexibility and adapability - big props to Ailsean, must-download to you.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Liontamer
on 2016-01-28 16:31:05

The timing's noticeably stiff, so it shows its age in that respect, but the overall sound is very solid nonetheless. A conservative arrangement with a more ambient, mellow approach that makes for a nice, relaxing listen.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-02-17 02:22:13

A pretty nice runthrough of a well-crafted tune. There's a sense of straightforwardness, especially when compared to Nigel Simmons' "Return to Elysian Lands", however, that comparison isn't really legitimate as they are seperated by years of technological and judging advancements.

In any matter, there is plenty of great touches here. I really love the woodwind sound. It carries and makes the mix for me. The choir too is more than acceptable and gives the mix a punch in the arm for its final leg. And it was disguised enough to not sound fake, which is the signs of a lot of attention and well-realised effort.

Simple, not a lot of boundary-breaking, and it definately is a black sheep amongst Ailsean mixes. But it's likable, which is the main thing, right?

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OA
on 2008-02-05 12:53:12

This is one of my favorite tracks from the soundtrack and Ailsean improves on it in just about every way. The piano fills out the space well, and accompanying the vibes melody are some peaceful synth gated washes.

The soft white noise (ocean waves I can only assume) that came in with the flute was a great touch and improves the mood even more, as well as the choir.

My one complaint would be that it would sound a bit better if it was lighter on it's feet, so to speak. Less low-mids and more high-mids. Very subjective, I know, but if you don't like my ideas, write your own review. :-)

As far as interpretation, there isn't much; it sticks to the source very closely, but I think it expands decently enough on the original to bring something new.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-09 10:11:26

Nice remix. It has a very soothing

feeling through the whole song, I´m

feeling so relaxed, good thing you try

new stuff.

Keep going and goodnight...zzzzzz

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Geoffrey Taucer
on 2005-08-01 20:42:31

WTF? An Ailsean mix without guitars?

AND IT STILL KICKS ASS!

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Angelus Laminarum
on 2005-04-04 19:56:42

Wow... absolutely beautiful...

Excellent job, Ailsean.

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jordex
on 2005-01-23 13:51:13

this is quite the beautiful piece

even when ailsean's not playing his guitar driving pieces, his songs are still insanely creative and impressive

high-quality entertaining stuff right here, reminds me of tidal sequence

kudos

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glowingshark
on 2004-09-11 11:18:31

this is a top-notch remix, however...it seems to end rather suddenly...cutting off in the middle of a section rather than fading away in some fashion, i'm wondering if this is some issue with my download or if that's just the way the song is?

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Another Word Awaits
on 2004-08-20 01:38:05

The title of this song reminds me of the angel statues in the game. When I hear this song, I think of those statues of the Mana Goddess, which watch over the seashores. This mix conjures up both fond memories of the game, and fond memories of my own life. Thus, this mix succeeds as both an arrangement, and a piece in its own right.

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AquaBreaker
on 2004-05-21 14:28:08

This was a very beautiful piece. It actually made me cry, because it reminded me of some very beautiful, peaceful times in my life. I joined here just so I could comment on this wonderful piece of music.

I hope that you make more wonderful pieces like this. Thank you very much.

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DarkFrog
on 2004-02-27 17:44:42

This piece of music reminded me of some fond moments with my ex-girlfriend.

Thank you.

-Austin Spafford

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Dark Heart
on 2003-05-13 07:06:58

Hm...at first I thought it was just gonna be the same sound of the SoM theme with the percussion over and over again. But as soon as the flute came in I stayed around to listen and ... :wink: I think this is good song...

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Golbez
on 2003-02-19 17:55:18

Ok... I'm a secret fan of Ailsean and SD :D and this tune is great.. something different from the usual stuff.

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Newfie
on 2002-12-17 18:04:37

Heh, I myself am a big fan of the original, and when I saw it here on OC, I said " Hell, why not!"

So I gathered my courage and clicked the link with all my might, and thus downloaded it.. Now I think this has a good theme to it.. It actually makes you relax, and makes you think there are Angels on the shore.

This is a great song and I think alot of people that visit OC, should just stop for a couple of minutes and listen to this..

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Lord_Nehula
on 2002-08-08 22:30:32

Aye, very good remix, BUT WHERE THE HELL HAS AILSEAN GONE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

VGMix, I assume? Damn, now i have to page my way through all the crap there just to find it!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Seiken Densetsu 3 (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Hiroki Kikuta
Songs:
"Angel's Fear"

Tags (15)


Genre:
Ambient, Ballad
Mood:
Chill, Mellow, Romantic, Sad
Instrumentation:
Bells, Choir, Flute, Piano, Synth, Vibraphone
Additional:
Arrangement > Solo
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


Name:
Seiken_Densetsu_3_Angels_on_the_Shore_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,789,694 bytes
MD5:
9e7d89d668c4985678b32d949c344414
Bitrate:
149Kbps
Duration:
4:11

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