ReMix: Secret of Mana 'Stomp the Summer Sky'
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Man - Ziwtra continues to impress and with this Secret of Mana ReMix takes a new, bubblier style out for a test drive and passes with flying colors. I think most everyone will dig this one quite a bit. yh writes: ". . . chalk one up for the peppy, poppy, boppy tunes. Stomp, clap, snap, or whatever it is you do, to this tune. And wear a grin for the rest of the day." - and that's an order, soldier. This is basically pop with an aweswome bit of funk in the form of a slap bass guitar brought in, and it plays off really well. Introing with unprocessed xylo and pizzicato, the arrangement gradually builds with the addition of some great organ riffage stage right and a flute on melody being the key players. But there's backing pads, well-used percussion as well as some rhythmic synth fx, piano, and bells. At 1'58" when our beloved slap bass makes its entrance, I think you'll appreciate just how well-constructed this ReMix is, with so many well done elements that contribute to a polished, musical, and just plain fun and upbeat whole. If you haven't listened to Ziwtra's work yet, this should convince you that there's definitely something here. Highly recommended.
- Fun on September 30, 2012
- tweex on August 27, 2010
- OA on November 27, 2009
- metalsnakejuice on May 25, 2009
This has some vaguely tropical notions/vibe going on, which I personally wish were more expounded on, but still what's been given is awesome.
This mix has 'go and get an ice cream cone on a warm spring day' written all over it. If I had to pick one word to describe
this mix, I'd say "carefree."
Great work. :nicework:
myf, three years ago;106234 wrote: Seeing as how those comments were made more than 3 years ago
Just some irony to be appreciated. :<
- 42 on February 10, 2009
sirusd wrote: You all really need to get off Ziwtra's back.
Seeing as how those comments were made more than 3 years ago, I think they did. :D
- Navi on April 17, 2006
Afterall, these are really rearrangements. You shouldn't come here expecting to hear the exact same song from the game. And as for this one, there's nothing wrong with it and it happens to be one of my more favored pieces from OCR.
- sirusd on April 17, 2006
But then about the chords, it does go up too much at some places, and the sound on some of the samples might be annoying. However, I don't think Ziwtra should change this. The result can surely be better if you use some more high-quality chords and all that kind of mix-stuff, but if you remove the funky and close to SNES-ish sound samples from this remix, it will lose it's charm.
The prescense of the comical, rough and funky samples are the reason why this mix is funny to listem to. Take it away and this would be cool, but not necessarily not as much fun. Put the issues aside and forget about quality, this is one of the most happiest and poppish remixes this site has.
Psycrow wrote: HAPPY JOY YAY WHEEEEEEEEEEEE :D :D :D
THAT'S THE SPIRIT LADDY!! :mrgreen:
- Bummerdude on April 17, 2006
BTW, Mustin, I don't know how much theory you know, but just because the chord progression or the intervals aren't part of the major scale or one of it's modes doesn't make it "wrong." Listen to some jazz. Even better, listen to some really avant-garde jazz. There's a whole lot of theory behind that, and they use some really out-there stuff.
Now, if you hold degrees in music and everything I have said is completely wrong, accept my apology now.
- synthetic_realities on July 24, 2005
- [blunai] on June 20, 2005
- Pip is uh..... on March 11, 2005
- MrNemo on August 23, 2004
- RimFrost the Tourianist on July 28, 2004
It's sooo good, it made me change my SN to 'STOMP THE SUMMER SKY!!!' just to get people curious. . .and when they asked, I shared the love (and the song 8) )
- Rawnblade on April 27, 2003
Heh, judging from the reviews I was prepared to hear some sort of polytonal piece- but nothing of the sort. This is a very fun, upbeat and extremely well-sequenced...god that slap bass is incredible...piece.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed more of your work, I've enjoyed your mixes for quite some time now. Keep up the good work.
- Israfel on April 15, 2003