ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'The Trial in Concert'
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For OCR00800 we have a special treat - Spekkosaurus, previous submitter (a considerable while back) of two Earthbound ReMixes, amazingly enough recorded this highly interpretive and technically impressive piano instrumental from Chrono Trigger in one take. The whole thing. Skillz. While I'll often record a solo in a single take, an entire piece is something else, esp. to stay consistently musical and in relative time. I consider myself a synthesist before a pianist, and this is something I simply could not do (well . . . and have it sound like something you'd *want* to listen to, at least^^). So kudos off the bat to Spekko for sheer "wow" factor on getting anything submitted that's solo piano and one take. Apparently there wasn't much preparation, either - Spekko worked most of it out in his head, ahead of time, so when he finally sat down in front of the ivories, he was in the zone. This is not your typical solo piano arrangement, which usually try to be lyrical and (perhaps overly) "intimate". This is more like something you'd hear at a saloon, and has the tempo-changing properties of a Russian folksong. It's ballsy, and even gets raucous at times, something that you'd not expect. And the piano playing is, in the traditional, classical sense at least, the most technical on the site. Truly using the full dynamic range of the instrument, this is a piano arrangement that displays intimate familiarity with its context, capitalizing on the strength of the instrument with every stroke. It's significantly above the level of Spekkosaurus' previous Earthbound ReMixes, and brings something very new to the crowded world of Chrono Trigger arrangements. It's not easy listening, however, and it's also not groove-based. Instead, I envision this as something you'd listen to occassionally but with your full attention, to appreciate what Spekko's done with the original as well as the sheer musicianship. If you simply don't like solo piano work, you may not appreciate it, but for everyone else this piece comes highly recommended. Bravo.
- Fun on February 11, 2013
Overall really strong. Check this one out.
- OA on September 1, 2010
- tweex on November 5, 2009
I love when pianists just go crazy like this. It's like they have a creativity spasm and explode all over the keys and the result is sheer magnificence.
Now I just can't imagine it sounding any different, even in the game.
I love when that happens.
- Lucentas on December 6, 2008
- Steffan Andrews on September 18, 2008
Superrpgman;255923 wrote: Another wonderful remix by another artist who just dissapeared less than a year after sumbitting remixes.
Stay tuned for the FF7 project.
- Steffan Andrews on April 7, 2007
- Superrpgman on April 7, 2007
This is the best song I have ever heard in my life, I just wanted the sheet to play it on piano (I am new playing piano too and I don't think I will get to play this song one day, lol)
- the_same_x on June 17, 2006
- MajLink on June 16, 2006
- GregCaldwell on June 12, 2006
I'm a pianist, a video game pianist at that, and this remix still blows me away every time I listen, which is pretty damn often for a song. It has inspired me just to learn the note patterns of this remix (by ear) and just improvise and go crazy like Spekkosaurus does here. every second of this piece is just so fucking cool, well-played and almost hair-raising 8)
This OCReMix is godly as far as solo piano goes on this site, and it must be listened by everyone, like djpretzel says [i]highly recommended[/i].
- M4x0rz on April 21, 2006
hehe...yeah...or? Because this was the most
skilled pianoplay I´ve heard.
I´m speechless, nice work with the ivory, Spekkdude.
- Bummerdude on September 14, 2005
Thanks for this one spekkosaurus(sp probably wrong)
- Heyjohnny on July 18, 2005
- HershDawg on July 15, 2005
COUNT: (Nefarious laughter)
MARLE: Help me, Crono!!
- LinearX on July 14, 2005