ReMix: Chrono Trigger "Downwind" 4:32

By Ziwtra

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Arranging the music of 2 songs from 2 games (view all)...

"The Wind Calls to Shevat in the Blue Sky", "Yearnings of the Wind"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2002-10-11, evaluated by djpretzel


Wow - cool stuff from Ziwtra aka Youngjin Hahn (is that a cool name or what?) - previous Terranigma submission was unique, memorable, and well-produced, in addition to being created entirely with OSS (open-source software, yo). This merging of Yasunori works from Chrono Trigger and Xenogears takes that sound one step further and develops it a bit more, with some excellent electronica nuance breakbeat work. This piece just has a beautiful flow to it, with the drums and certain synths doing their funkdafied, upbeat thing whilst pads and piano play more deliberate melodic content. Ziwtra writes: So here it is, Wind Scene (or 600 AD Theme) from CT and Shivat from Xenogears, all mixed seamlessly together into one song. And by seamlessly I mean, by a cheesy zippity zip of the turntable. : ) - well, it might be a cheesy way to transition, but at least it's GOOD turntable, in tempo, and fits the character of the mix. Programming is very tight and shows some real detail work, but at the same time the other elements of the piece aren't ignored at the expense of the beats. That, plus the fact that this merges two tracks quite fluidly into a coherent arrangement, earns some bonus points in my book. The mix of some lo-fi synth hits and beats with very delicate chromatic percussion, ambient pads, and piano just plain works. Recommended - rock solid stuff from Ziwtra.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
WesternZypher
on 2015-06-17 11:41:25

Fun and zippy

evktalo
on 2010-12-09 05:52:18

Really nice-sounding intro. When it gets going, the beats are great, but the 600AD theme on the piano kind of weighs it down. It feels like it was forced to the track. The later half works much better, and when the 600AD theme returns on the lighter synth, it, too works. Overall, not a keeper for me because of the piano issue, but lots of previous reviewers seem to have enjoyed this a lot, so definitely give it a listen!

--Eino

tweex
on 2010-08-27 22:06:08

Another awesome/moody intro from Ziwtra. Youngjin is already showing that really knows how to create vibe in his mixes. When this bad boy kicks in, the glittery DnB drums are percolating with the glitchy stuttery synths. Very nice. I love the juxtaposition of the fast frantic rhythm section with the slower movie piano melody; it creates a wonderfully dense and majestic feel. The breakdown was also nice by giving us a little break from the crazy rhythm section, but Mr. Hahn slowly builds the intensity back up. I love the lead synth as it builds. It pierces the mix, but its not intrusive on my ears. Great sound. Good work!

OA
on 2009-04-03 15:06:43

Complete virtuosity here. The rhythms are dense but never cluttered, the panning is great, and the melodies are intact, but everything else is completely redone, which is what I tend to prefer in my remixes.

Even the turntable cut was cute.

Love it.

halc
on 2008-12-11 04:12:12

god damn your music is amazing.

not too familiar with the xenogears soundtrack but I love the CT source.

absolutely fantastic.

Bummer
on 2005-09-25 05:32:09

I agree, this WAS a turntable, but I felt that it was overused with 100 of different sounds. A love Ziwtra´s other works, like Blue(shooting star) and Stomp the summer sky, but this was just too much I felt.

Sorry. :(

synthetic_realities
on 2005-07-25 22:19:56

I has a really cool feel to it... I like!

blunai
on 2005-06-20 17:19:28

The intro is blah-blah, but once the song kicks in it's impressive. Another Ziwtra hit! Now to decide which is better, this or Zue...

Nathsazar
on 2004-10-22 14:22:55

Yes thie remix was very nice I think it had it taste. I was really impressed, I also think that all Chrono trigger fans will love this remix.

Cheese Soda
on 2004-10-22 10:29:02

This was the first song I dled at OC remix. And it's still my favourite of them all. :3

EternalVertex
on 2004-09-30 23:11:59

This is one of my favorites on this site,your such a good remixer.everything flows so nicely in this one,i have listend to this remix over and over again,very nicely done

Debotron-6K
on 2004-09-24 14:55:12

THIS IS THE GREATEST OC REMIX EVER.

jonnydingleburg
on 2004-09-08 23:24:23

Ive downloaded a lot of remixs and i think this is one of the best

DragonFireKai
on 2004-09-01 04:51:46
SEROV wrote:

Rellik wrote:

Wow... I've never played Xenogears, but the first part of the song was pretty insubstantial anyway. But...

The second part is one of, if not THE best OC Remix I've ever heard. It captures that CT feeling so well... you can just picutre Crono and Lucca and Marle and the rest of the assorted cast rising up against the forces of evil with a "bring it on" attitude outwardly but doubting themselves inwardly only to triumph in the end... it embodies what I love so much about CT, its definitely the best anything from CT (although Magus Decay of Hope is not far behind).

Zwitra, you need to do more of this... I dont care how much you've done, you need to do more!

wow, dude, you seriously need to be destroyed for such ignorance. the first part of the song was the chrono trigger part, from 600 A.D. the second part of the song was the xenogears part, from floating city shevat. therefore, the second part couldn't possibly catch even a nearly nonexistent fraction of "that CT feeling" since it is not even from the same game.

sorry, ziwtra, don't mean to clog up your song review like that, but i felt it had to be said.

anyways, this mix is just unstoppable. it does both the original songs' justice and has been on many of my compilation cds since it first appeared on OCR. your mixing skills are definitely formidable.

-rob

Hahah, you are incorrect. What I actually mean is the part after the whole windy pads and bells and stuff.

Ok, there is a hint of Zeal's Theme found in the theme to shevat, and it is boiled down to that portion at 3:54, but Zeal's theme never had the double notes, which is how you can tell it's from xenogears. The Chrono Tigger song begins at :54 and ends at 2:24, It is the overland theme to 1000 AD. now, stop your blathering idiocy, He who nows all about Squaresoft games and the CT series in particular has shown you the way.

Now, The remix is excellent. I love that someone finally linked the Xenogears saga and the Chrono Trigger saga. I would love it if someone took songs from all the games and fused them into a massive megaremix. I'm sure that you could find a site to post it on, and if someone does, Please, show me the site.

MrNemo
on 2004-08-24 00:10:15

This guy is my favorite OC Remixer. I've decided, nothing can touch this guy's skills. I just don't know what else to say, I can't even touch this stuff, and I've been doing it my whole life. Just QUALITY. My new role model.

Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Yearnings of the Wind"
Additional Game:
Xenogears (Square, 1998, PS1)
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"The Wind Calls to Shevat in the Blue Sky"

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