ReMix: Chrono Cross 'Molding of Destinies'
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Finale user and arranger extraordinaire Trptcox writes in:
This arrangement came out of the blue when I started humming 'Schala's Theme' from Chrono Trigger while listening to 'Fields of Time' from Chrono Cross. To round it off I ended it on the beginning song from Chrono Trigger.
Pretty cool composite composition here, beginning simply with bass pizzicato after which a piano, flute, and a violin section join in to lead up to a full-on orchestration with lovely Joe Hisaishi-style swells (think Princess Mononoke) - very dramatic work. At 1'44" the bass pizzicato actually has a sort of cadenza, then bells and piano enter back in, followed by a rapid roll and accelerando into a very moving section with the snare pushing things forward and some exceedingly lush arranging. Trptcox spoils us with several great, fully-realized, orchestrated themes in one mix. The style of the arrangement and the transitions in particular definitely reminded me of Hisaishi's work, which is a big and well-deserved compliment. Highly recommended.
- SubNormal J3 on March 20, 2011
- WesternZypher on December 19, 2010
- Sari Uchiha on November 16, 2010
Its just a bit too mellow for me considering im one of those that likes the techno-ish, metal and electronic hype type of remixes :P the occasional slow track is nice...but the twist on this track is the fact its slow with alot of different catches, hypes, and change-ups. Like from 2:00-2:30 aprx it mellows out then kicks back up. not a bad touch, but I still like the origonal better.
7 out of 10
- Im_Just_Shawn on January 19, 2010
Then it starts building until around 1:43, and double takes you into Schala's theme, which when I first heard it, was a totally unexpected direction. The transition into it though, is perfect. I wish I could remix with 5% of this skill.
The switch back to Chrono's theme at 2:30 ups the pace of the remix, and adds some fire to it. Deftly done.
The wrapup starting at 3:02 brings it home and finishes with a chorus of hope, or so I feel it to be.
It's a feel good, happy, goin places remix that has to be one of my favorites. :nicework:
- JadeAuto on December 8, 2009
- DJMadMax on March 18, 2009
The samples are well used, though The piano with Crono's theme has an irritating tap to it, and the cymbals are far too bright.
The brass near the end has an issue with it's attack, but for when this remix came out, it stands pretty tall.
The transitions were all very smooth with the exception of Crono's theme; that seemed a bit too abrupt.
Overall though, super awesome work. The strings are woodwinds are great, and I love the Chrono music. A few issues here and there aren't near enough to make this mix any less than great.
- OA on August 23, 2007
- Vero on January 2, 2005
- DragonFireKai on August 26, 2004
- Rapyer2986 on December 23, 2003
- bouncerboy15 on December 13, 2003
- Isk on October 6, 2003
- Blak_Omen on October 4, 2003
So sweet , high quality samples , cannot be better :P
Thx Russell Cox for that song..
- ironz on August 8, 2003
This Remix is so emotion-yanking! God Its awesome! The bass in the beginning is great and adding Schala's theme to Chrono Cross' "Fields of time" Was a stroke of genius, Kudos and Much <3 to you and your exploits!
- Arlak on May 16, 2003