ReMix: Terranigma "Crysta Dreams" 2:22

By DarkCecil13

Arranging the music of one song...

"A Place to Return To"

Primary Game: Terranigma (Enix, 1996, SNES), music by Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka

Posted 2002-05-13, evaluated by the judges panel


Beginning with some ambient sounds and what sounds like a variety of birds chirping (?), DarkCecil13 gives OCR it's first Terranigma coverage with an instrumental mix that moves along very delicately and openly, with a full string section, high wind instrument of some kind, and bells, all against a moving pizzicato string part, with some very nice percussion riffs that move across the stereo field and add a great sense of space to the mix. Judges liked this mix overall, but some felt it lacked forward direction. For my money, I specifically enjoyed the very deliberate, almost transcendental pace and thought the effects and mixing were handled well. An improvement for DC13 and a quirky, short, and unique contribution.

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Discussion

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Blazikenblade
on 2010-08-19 10:54:23

To be honest it really does sound similar to the original just dubbed down with lower grade instruments or something.I was really hoping for something different or even more special as this is the main song u do hear in the game from where the main character comes from. Maybe the source wasnt a good copy to hear or something? Dang it :tomatoface:

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-11 02:26:15

A rare Terranigma mix!

However, it's kind of like a midi rip with the instruments replaced :-( .

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-12-10 21:34:24

Don't know the source, so I can't comment on that, but overall this is a pretty melody. I like the pizz strings in the background. It immediately gives a warm. homey feeling. I don't think the flute is as bad as OA says, but it certainly is piercing. I never liked high flutes, and that doesn't help.

The mix is so sudden on the ending! That makes me sad. Aside from those two quibbles, I like this.

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avaris
on 2007-05-10 14:25:37

This was a pleasant surprise. I just wish everything didn't drop out at the end as others have mentioned. The ambience sounds are awesome and do a great job complimenting the instrumentation. The flute was a little piercing but it didn't kill the song for me. The ethnic percussion was a nice touch. A good classic OCR song DC13.

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OA
on 2006-12-26 16:04:44

I know :(

It's like having a lot of spicy chicken wings that are delicious. Once you have a certain amount, you want to eat more, but your body just can't handle it. It would literally explode into meaty chunks.

That is like this mix. I want to listen to it more, but if I do, I will explode (literally) into meaty chunks. :cry:

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DarkCecil13
on 2006-12-26 15:05:24
One of my favorite tracks from the game.

The mix is really nice, but the flute is killing me. :( It's way too piercing.

The ambience is great, and the song has a fantastic mood, despite being short. I'd love this song forever if it didn't physically pain me to listen to. :(

Hahaha, that's kind of contradictory :) :) :) :)

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OA
on 2006-12-26 14:47:19

One of my favorite tracks from the game.

The mix is really nice, but the flute is killing me. :( It's way too piercing.

The ambience is great, and the song has a fantastic mood, despite being short. I'd love this song forever if it didn't physically pain me to listen to. :(

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jessthemullet
on 2004-09-02 01:03:22

A very good take on the original. Short, but the original wasn't very long, so it's understandable. All in all, I like the song. If you haven't played this game, I'd recommend the game, also.

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Flare4War
on 2004-08-22 15:15:00

Just way too short.

Very elegant and smooth though. I enjoyed the little bit there was.

Good work.

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YtseJam04
on 2003-07-12 23:03:23

I loved it. This is one of my favorites to listen to. I like the idea of keeping it close to the original. If you stray too far, it loses it's charm and isn't as recognizable. I think sometimes we get too caught up in who can make the coolest sounding mix of song. Personally, I just want to hear versions of video game music that don't stray too far from the original. I like ot hear what it would sound like if a live band or an orchestra did it.

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DarkWolf
on 2003-07-11 09:54:20

I liked the original a lot. The remix is good, but I think it's a bit too short. The added sound "nature" sound effects were a nice touch. Good strings.

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DarkCecil13
on 2002-06-09 15:13:10

Ahhh, yes, Crysta Dreams. I used to have a link here to the original .IT but I have since lost it :(

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orkybash
on 2002-06-03 20:59:01

Terranigma 'Crysta Dreams'

Dang... i was really hoping for something a bit more special for our first Terranigma mix. DC13 builds up some nice ambiance in the intro, but drops it. There's some nice sounds here, but it doesn't really stray very far from the original. djp said in his review, "some very nice percussion riffs that move across the stereo field and add a great sense of space to the mix." Well, sorry to break it to ya djp, but those were right out of the original too. So overall, I would say get it if you're not familiar with the original or desperate for Terranigma stuff (then again, who isn't? :D ) Otherwise, pass this one up.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Terranigma (Enix, 1996, SNES)
Music by Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka
Songs:
"A Place to Return To"

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