ReMix: Jurassic Park 'Before Time'

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Jurassic Park

With a paradoxical mix title comes one of those talented Dans, in this case Baranowsky, with a sonic juggernaut of a Jurassic Park SNES mix that's got slick beats, chunky guitar chords, screaming lead guitar courtesy of Ryan Probst, and all manner of bleeps, bloops, and assorted synth fx to fashion up things real horror-show (kudos to those catching the recent non-sequitir Burgess references). This is a more groove-based track to begin with, so the arrangement isn't the focus here, though there's a substantive deal of reworking and tons of additive stuff happening. Nice breakbeat work circa 2'10". In general, this is a piece that is consistently impressive and fun to listen to, but not very narrative or containing a lot of direction - it essentially establishes a motif and from there on out it's a question of sonic variation and splicing. There's certainly a place for this style of ReMixing, and tracks which are more BGM to begin with sometimes almost dictate it, plus Dan B.'s great at it, so don't mistake that analysis for criticism. Some of the chopped, gated synths right out of the gate, panned left, are quite the shit, and the piece overall has the feel of a powerful posse of dinosaur hunters or what not coming to kick some velociraptor posterior. I don't think it works the same way if you envision any of them as Sam Neill, though. A cool, funky break from the ordinary that's just da right length and uses its tricks to the benefit of the music and not just as gimmicks. Yummy tunes from Danny Nowshky.

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Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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on 2010-12-04 21:48:30
I like the dark beats going on here; they give it a very primal feel, especially with the guitar parts later on. I keep expecting it to turn into a power rock ballad, but it focuses a lot more on atmosphere and soundscape than melody. Which makes sense to me in some weird cosmic sort of way. I mean an anthem originating from the subject of dinosaurs would focus more on atmosphere/where you're at as opposed to the melody/what's happening, least you'd get eaten.
Anyway, this is something different and worth a listen. Just don't go into it expecting wailing guitars and tons of energy.
Nutritious
on 2009-12-02 03:12:04
Catchy groove to start out here. Production feels a bit muffled prior to the guitars at :53, but nothing too bad. Things fill out nicely with the strings at 1:08. I would've liked to hear some more energy still, especially in the drums here. I'm liking the trade-off of synths and guitars here; synths being used for accents and filling out sections and occasionally taking the lead. Things still somehow feel a bit empty when it kicks back in towards the end, and the strings don't come off realistic by any means, but it's still an enjoyable listen.
OA
on 2008-02-11 16:21:09
Great rhythm on the left-side synth, it immediately caught my attention. The lead melody is catchy too, and the chunky rhythm guitars that come in have power but leave plenty of space for the track to breathe.
The beats are nice and the piece has a funky and effortless-sounding cool to it. The breakdown with the pan flute or whitever was great, and then back to the rock.
The production seems a little muddy in a few spots, maybe a bit heavy on the low-mids, but it's still clear enough to hear the different parts, and the song is both varied and groovin'. A really nice collab, good work guys. :-)
Bummer
on 2005-11-04 12:36:51
Whoa, nice work here B-Dan.
And to you Ryan who made a great guitarplay. Other than that, this was a remix that had the usual demands to be a great remix.
Nice drumtrack.
Heavy bass in the back, gives it some more spice.
Always some beats blipping around it.
The melody kicks ass by an excellent instrument, this time an electric guitar.
RP and DB has made an awesome remix that stretches all the way back to the pre-historic, and it would probably sound good there too.
Good job guys! :D
Txai
on 2005-01-05 17:44:09
Nice Rock! This work has a good pre historic trace. Excellent Jurassic Park influence. The guitar is good. Mr. Baranowsky have a good arrangement.
Lacour
on 2004-07-30 10:38:35
very interesting...6/10
llirium
on 2004-07-30 08:31:38
I was really impressed by this ReMix, it retains the same spirit and overall mood of the orignal work, but with more kick with the addition of the electric guitar(s). It really felt as if it could have been used as BGM if Jurassic Park had been released as a game by todays standards.
It's got a good pace to it.. doesn't really feel forced or overly complicated or lengthened. Recommended.
RimFrost the Tourianist
on 2004-07-30 00:02:45
Jurassic Park is what it is , they just do what they do ...then someone comes along and does it better.
Azure Prower
on 2004-07-29 20:02:06
Yeah. It does have that 2D platform sound to it.
Stan Tuna
on 2004-07-29 15:34:31
Great mix. Doesn't use the original enough, though.
In other news, doesn't this sound like it could be on the Sonic CD soundtrack? That's what I conected it with when I first heard it. This is good.
Azure Prower
on 2004-07-29 02:31:16
This is a great peice.
Though it's not the best I've heard it's still good and differant.
Conclusion. Good job on the peice.
Side note: The peices "Into the deep" and "Before time" that just been submited, seem to have a similar guitar style and go well hand in hand on my playlist together. Though "Into the deep" is the better of the two. They make a nice combo.
WolfMaster
on 2004-07-28 18:47:50
I had this song requested in the request section for about 6 months now...YOU THE MAN DAN!
Sauroposeidon
on 2004-07-28 11:53:18
Two apparently contradicting notes to offer;
-This new remix cannot compete/hold a candle to/with the NewAgeGypsy- version IMHO.However,considering how much it rocked,one should not get stressed out over that.
-SNES JS remixes are needed.I´m thankful for this contribution.Very good,overall.
Keep it up. :!:
bloodydust
on 2004-07-28 05:18:56
there are some people who need to have guitars surgically grafted onto their bodies so they can make stuff like this merely by scratching their ass.
ryan probst is one of those people.
Vig
on 2004-07-28 01:52:08
Yeah.
what's here is really rocking. the guitar sounds thick, the grooves are great. I would have liked to hear the song have a more defined dynamic direction. I like the strong beginning, but i would also have liked to hear more buildup. Certainly a mix to be kept.
As Dan might say, "This remix does not make me want to poop."