ReMix: Jurassic Park 'Before Time'
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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.
Anyway, this is something different and worth a listen. Just don't go into it expecting wailing guitars and tons of energy.
- 42 on December 4, 2010
- Nutritious on December 2, 2009
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. :-)
- OA on February 11, 2008
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.
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
- Bummerdude on November 4, 2005
- Txai on January 5, 2005
- Lacour on July 30, 2004
It's got a good pace to it.. doesn't really feel forced or overly complicated or lengthened. Recommended.
- llirium on July 30, 2004
- RimFrost the Tourianist on July 30, 2004
- Azure Prower on July 29, 2004
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.
- Stan Tuna on July 29, 2004
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.
- Azure Prower on July 29, 2004
- WolfMaster on July 28, 2004
-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. :!:
- Sauroposeidon on July 28, 2004
ryan probst is one of those people.
- bloodydust on July 28, 2004
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."
- Vig on July 28, 2004