ReMix: Golden Sun 'Sol Sanctum Guitar'
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Long time no see - EgM's not sent us anything in awhile, but breaks that spell with the first of two Gameboy Advance mixes being posted tonight, his being an intuitively - okay, fairly unimaginatively - titled ReMix of the Sol Sanctum theme from Golden Sun. While he may not have put a lot of effort into naming his creation, he did put it into the music, as this guitar-driven meditation on the original features polished electric and acoustic guitar performances and a lovely violin to boot, in addition to using dynamics and changing intensity to its favor. There's also piano, which is present here and there but used largely to end the just-under-three-minute mix on a more somber, softer note, as well as drums that do a good job of getting out of the way when needed but upping the punch during the ballsier bits. Larry says:
"The performance was per Eric's usual quality offerings, and this time I had no problems on the arrangement front. Though still a conservative take on the material, the arrangement expanded upon the sounds of the original and provided adequate variation in the composition and instrumentation. The mix actually seems to go by faster than 3 minutes as you casually listen. Good job on this straightforward relaxation piece."
And Mr. Nowshky gives Eric the nod as well:
"First thing I notice is a very solid guitar tone. There's decent playing, and a good use of dynamics. No, there's a great use of dynamics. It's refreshing to hear someone use intensity as a musical tool and not just an excuse to be loud. "
Classic EgM, but with an updated, more intimate and professional sound, and a bit less conservative arrangement than we've heard in the past. Great work, and an excellent first mix from the popular Golden Sun RPG.
- dANGER boy on April 16, 2010
- avaris on December 22, 2009
Nice and chill stuff.
- OA on December 22, 2009
There's nothing that really that's flashy or jumps out at me in this mix, but that's fine; it works great by being subtle. Perfect rainy day music.
Ultimately, I like it and think it's good and worth downloading.
- 42 on March 6, 2009
I’m a sucker for harmony, and 2:10 is great to me. Easily my favorite part of the entire piece.
- DragonAvenger on February 1, 2009
- EgM on December 3, 2008
Anyway, EgM's stuff is always on the conservative side, but I think the source is served well in this arrangement. The slower pace gives it an almost meditative quality...it actually reminds me of Schala's theme in some aspects. Love the contrast between the electric guitar and acoustic sections.
The length didn't bother me significantly, but I can't say I wouldn't have appreciated more. :)
- Dhsu on November 10, 2008
I gotta tell ya, I have much love for this arrangement/performance. haha, and I love the ending to the video. Perfect. I'm putting this video on my ipod.
- Hale-Bopp on March 13, 2007
Video of myself playing that mix :D
- EgM on March 13, 2007
- DJDarkmaster on May 12, 2006
- Midgar on May 11, 2006
- DENIS_48 on May 11, 2006
DENIS_48 wrote: We need more GS remixes :wink:
I fully endorse this statement. This mix was awesome, and I think the OC Remix community could really do this game justice.
- Triad Orion on May 2, 2006
- DENIS_48 on May 2, 2006
- Eclipse_Wargod on October 22, 2005