ReMix: Chrono Trigger "Town Life in Piano" 2:49

By kLuTz

Arranging the music of one song...

"Peaceful Days"

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

Posted 2002-12-12, evaluated by the judges panel


kLuTz returns with more touch-feely but great solo piano arrangement "action" with this town mix from Chrono Trigger. Judges all felt strongly about this mix, one way or another, with all but one digging it quite a bit, and Malcos going so far as to group it among the best of those pieces the Judges' group has evaluated. I can certainly see the appeal - kLuTz does some very handsome variations on a theme, with arpeggios goin' full-gusto in the second iteration after the simpler first. Tempo undulates appropriately with each melodic push and everything just feels right - I've no doubt this will be enjoyed by almost anyone who's dug a solo piano ReMix in the past. I can see part of the argument that it's not an amazingly innovative arrangement - were it not for the emotive interpretation, the notes themselves could probably have been auto-generated via algorithm or 'Band-in-a-Box' etc., and I do think that's worth noting - this wasn't a risky ReMix nor will it be a revelation in methodology to anyone who's done piano arrangement before. But it's still dern pretty, still required work to map out, and is truly galvanized through kLuTz's playing, which is dead-on. It's almost guaranteed to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, and captures the comfort & intimacy of town life well in its banal but pleasant tone. Recommended.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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OA
on 2009-12-04 15:17:16

Nicely recorded mix with a fairly conservative but very pleasant, and then from the second iteration of the theme on, it gets more personalized accompaniment, but retains the distinct melody. This is a really good melody anyways, and a solo piano treatment is the perfect style in which to arrange it.

Well played, and really nice, this is one of my favorite piano mixes on the site.

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Emunator
on 2009-09-12 20:25:36

I always end up unconsciously playing parts of this arrangement whenever I'm improving on the piano. It really sticks in your head :-) One of the first piano mixes I discovered off this site, so it holds a special place in my heart for that reason alone :-D

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DragonAvenger
on 2009-09-10 22:50:33

Not a risky mix, but it doesn't need to be. This mix feels oddly comfortable, which suits the track perfectly and expands on the original soundtrack well. Love the variations, and the fact that each variation fits in with one another well. Quite a pretty song that I've enjoyed for a while.

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Lucentas
on 2008-12-06 19:18:50

This piece has more emotion in one bar than I probably have in my entire body.

I probably shouldn't have admitted that.

Regardless, what a masterpiece. If emotional music was sharp pointy objects, this would have killed me several times over.

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Incronaut
on 2007-04-04 22:28:08

Another amazing solo by klutz, this one just gives out so much emotion one cant help but love it.

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kupernikus
on 2005-12-23 09:05:12

Wow, this sounds great, and will end up on a cd in my car, today. To be honest, I still haven't played chrono, so strictly on the basis of how the song felt, and no the feelings associated to it by familiarity, I really like this. The song has a smooth, comfortable flow to it, and makes me wish I practiced my piano more often. Thank you Klutz

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Jabberbox
on 2005-12-22 18:47:04

well, I guess I should start my column on this one

my COLORS OF MUSIC REVIEW!

first off, the color

I picture a calm, down to earth, calming shade of brown, with a slight, dulled shine, making the brown a very sudtle light tan. possibly with the texture of adobe brick.

the quality:

well, for what it was meant to be, it's pretty good, but if your not into this sort of thing, like say, Reddish, or deep purple murkey, than stay away, you'll just want to bash it bor not being to your tastes.

Coming soon!

URL colors, for easier visualizations

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dxnkxm
on 2005-10-10 15:43:25

has a peaceful feeling and really sounds like town life to me

4 out of 5

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Bummer
on 2005-09-27 10:57:29

This is just too beautiful, even Mozart would be embarassed if he heard kLuTz play.

The start is just fine and smooth and strict to the original, but on the other part he goes a little more freestyle with the tunes and plays likes he feels to. Actually, I´m know nothing, but what I know is that kLuTz is the best piano remixer that takes a song and makes it sound 15,8 times more difficult. I play a little piano, but it sure doesn´t sound like this out of the piano.

kLuTz, never quit playing that piano, because you are definitly great. Thanks dude. :)

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Being
on 2004-11-22 22:57:46

Sounds kind of like something Joe Hisaishi did in the movie 'Kikujiro'

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Moogle!
on 2004-09-18 11:16:40

I keep expecting this to break out into DJP's Dire Dire Docks remix.

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rapier
on 2004-06-25 08:43:34

Having never heard the original before listening to this piece, I have to say that I did, and still do, believe this is incredibly beautiful, even prompting me to email klutz to thank him for the music (not ABBA style). I think you can look at this song two ways - the Disc Dan view, considering the original against the remix; or you can come at it as a fresh piece of music, as I did. Whether kLuTz has massacred the original is of no consequence to me - it's still beautifully moving, regardless of what the original sounds like. Peaceful Days was nice, but this is nice in a different way. A different, but incredibly excellent kind of nice. And that's all that matters to me.

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Dark Heart
on 2003-04-08 15:53:58

sh'dang yo...you made THREE piano arangements and all three kick ass...wow....this ones beautiful as well and all but it lacks one thing...well...nothing really except length but other its another song that I'm downloading myself!

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Eggdude
on 2003-02-14 16:15:48

Absolutely beautiful! I love piano solos and this one gives me the chills because its so good! I've actually never heard the original but this piece could easily stand on its own.

Excellent!

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don't_exist
on 2003-01-22 10:42:51

- I'm swedish, i cannot write english very well.

kLuTz are my favorite remixer,

he creates love with piano.

thanks kLuTz :)

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Peaceful Days"

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Genre:
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Piano
Additional:
Arrangement > Solo

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Chrono_Trigger_Town_Life_in_Piano_OC_ReMix.mp3
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MD5:
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Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:49

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