ReMix: ActRaiser 'Thy Followers'
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Just one mix tonight, as I'm fading out earlier than usual and will soon need to go lateral, but it's a good one. Actraiser's soundtrack is chock full o' sweets, but this theme and Fillmore are two of the standouts that come immediately to mind. The latter has been funkdafied by moi and technofied by McVaffe, but the former I actually covered a loooonnngggg time ago with a really weird, urban mix that I don't quite remember how I made or what compelled me to do so in such a fashion. Russell Cox, resident Finale-user and maestro of the symphonic mix action gives us a more conventional, classical take on Yuzo's tunage, incorporating additional themes as well into a well-roasted blend that is certainly closer to the original(s) in tone. Of note are the high-quality trombones and trumpets - difficult to do these in solo or ensemble fashion in even a half-believable fashion, but they're pretty smooth here. Epic horns, delicate pizzicato - the usual suspects make their appearances, and Mr. Cox takes his usual risks with cadenza segues and silent spaces that flow into new tangents. Though his craft is improving, Russell's maintained a pretty consistent (and impressive) style, and as long as his orchestral arrangements remain on par, I wouldn't mind hearing dozens of pieces in this vein. This symphonic mix is no exception, and comes recommended as well. One important note - it's late and I don't have time to double-check, but it appears that there's some clipping / static at the very end of this file, around 4'20" - if anyone can verify and if this indeed true, perhaps Russell can send me a fixed version. Might just be my audio card. Usually would check with the artist instead of posting - I'm tired :)
- Proven Paradox on December 6, 2009
popped back up [URL="http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=24199"]recently[/URL]? Pity I'm no pianist...
I really like his influences. "Lilt" is the adjective that comes to mind when listening to his pieces.
This is a great synthetic symphonic mix. I like 'supa clean' mixes like this that really go after the original work in a faithful way. The flute sample did get a little baked right at the end like some folks have already said, but considering this submission is nearing 9 years old at this point, and its the only negative thing I can come up with, I say download this.
And those comparing it to Symphonic Sweet, which is live rendition CD coming up on 20 years old...I don't think a comparison to it is necessary to enjoy this by itself.
..but what do I know.
- madmallard on July 7, 2009
I love the progression, and the transition between the differents parts of the song.
The swells are quite good, and even though it doesn't sound as good as the symphonic suite
(we're talking Yuzo Koshiro & Kaoru Wada, have mercy!), this is a wonderful hommage to the original.
- Dj Mokram on March 18, 2009
Check it out for sure though.
- OA on March 18, 2009
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- DragonFireKai on April 30, 2007
EDIT- Dammit, I just listened again and I had never noticed the flaw at the ending. It's cool when you don't notice flaws, because you can enjoy the work in question better. Oh well, still a decent piece.
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- gideon1776 on October 23, 2003
risingson77 wrote:harshrealm wrote: Chrono Trigger - The Sealed Door (Arranged)
Especially McVaffe's remix. \m/
WOW This is something that you would find on a orchrested actraier soundtrack.
- The Berserk Fury on July 10, 2003
harshrealm wrote: Chrono Trigger - The Sealed Door (Arranged)
Especially McVaffe's remix. \m/
- risingson77 on May 10, 2003