ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'Green Amnesia'
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Hell Freezes Over! Dewey defeats Truman! Other Headlines! What's the buzz? I'll tell you what's a happenin' - Disco Dan, long a purveyor of fine Capcom (cough, "Mega Man") ReMixes (with noted Mario Paint and Metal Gear exceptions to his name) has finally broken down and ventured into the ever-popular territory of Squaredom with his latest ReMix, from none other than Chrono Trigger. We were running short on Chrono Trigger ReMixes, and it's really underrated and overlooked as a game soundtrack, so I'm glad he took the time to be so . . . obscure (Sarcasm? You're soaking in it.) Dan the man has in fact created a great piece of music here, so ignore my daft ramblings and grab it now. Entering with a tres jazz bit with some soloing over pads, the main, acoustic guitar arpeggio-driven vibe comes in round the first minute with a deep bass, rim shot, and mellow piano. Full drums enter circa minute two, completing the sonic picture with a completely relaxing, transcending groove. After a break with some ambient wind, shakers come in that lend some more forward momentum, along with a simple delayed sine synth. But it's around 4'32 where the transition to double-time actually occurs, and I have to applaud DD for handling this transition seamlessly, using the shakers as a bridging instrument. Lead melody is then covered by a shakuhachi-like wind instrument, and Disco tastefully ends the piece by fading everything but the wonderful string pads and exposes the underlying chord structure, which resolves major for some definite structural closure. All told, this is definitely one of his best works, if not his best - regardless of whether it's from Capcom, Squaresoft, or "Bob's Software Company", it's sonically and architecturally sound, switches from a mellow, free-floating jazz intro to a more defined but equally mellow groove, then to an upbeat piece with more forward motion, all without batting an eyelid or betraying any uncertainty in transitions. Easier said than done. Mr. Cabrera brings something new to the CT ReMix table, which is admittedly already full with some amazing dishes, but I think his definitely deserves your special attention. Highly recommended.
- OA on August 26, 2010
- JohnnyBlaze on March 17, 2010
The opening strings are really breezy, and I couldn't think of a better instrument combo to follow up on that intro with than piano, guitar, and the mellowest drums EVER! :-D I can totally chill out to this!
Just when this could have ended with a synth outro, but instead things picked up again with a more fluid drumline that carried the tune nicely for a while before eventually breaking out into trance-mode... kinda :-P I'm writing this stream of consciousness style and honestly I can't pigeonhole this onto one particular genre. That's the beauty of Disco Dan's music - it's multifaceted, hard to pin down, but always AWESOME :-D
This is my first time listening to this and I'm really floored by the sounds employed here. Nice, nice work!
- Emunator on December 19, 2009
SirRus;35161 wrote: My sentiments exactly Blue - in fact I did fall asleep to this last night.
Disco Dan, WHERE ARE YOU. The peoples of the world/OCR demand more Disco Dan. Seriously though, the next time I see Disco Dan on the front page of OCR, I will probably cream my pants.
As for this song? One of the best OCR songs... in the history of OCR.
I have to quote the above. Where are you, Disco Dan? This is one of my most prized OCRemixes that I have on my computer. It goes from Chill to UltraChill.
Its splendid. A near perfect mix that takes a source theme and layers a soundscape the likes of which most of us only dream to attain at some point. This mix isn't repetitive at all (it could be), and brings a unique feeling every time you listen to it.
Fantastic Job, wherever you are, Disco Dan! :nicework:
- JadeAuto on December 8, 2009
The true impressiveness in this for me comes from the fact that this tune has been wrung totally dry over the years and interests me nil. Lucky I don't judge a mix by its source, otherwise I would have missed out on an original, slow-burning beacon of hope for the music of CT. If someone can squeeze this much blood out of the CT stone, then it is an exciting prospect for all music sources. Beautiful choices in arrangement, the fleeting piano tangents to the more subtle variations. It's exactly how to treat such a well-known, strong melody.
Disco Dan may not be reknowned for this sort of music, but he damn well should be. Excellent job.
- Marmiduke on March 28, 2009
- Kizyr on December 30, 2008
it brings me to tears
- Incronaut on August 15, 2008
- MechaFone on April 17, 2008
- Somniphobia on November 14, 2007
- DragonFireKai on February 28, 2007
- Mekanos on January 19, 2007
This is [b]the[/b] best remix on this site. It's in my Ipod and has been burned onto a CD for the soul purpose of relaxing me on my way to and from classes (finals anyone?). There isn't much I can say that anyone else already hasn't already been said, so I will just say thank you so much for recreating this exquisite piece of music. Perfect for the dreary drive home at night :lol:
- Sinergy on December 12, 2006
- gregfrost on September 19, 2006
its the tears guys, the tears. the emotion. the ecstasy. comeon guys.
- SirRus on June 27, 2006
but this really has got to be my favorite music. ever.
shit. i think i said it again.
- zyko on June 27, 2006