ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'Atonement'
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Mr. Boyd just keeps on improving and widening his arsenal - he's prolific, to be sure, but not at the expense of quality or a general sense of progress. It's not easy to track something as abstract as musical progress when an artist starts off at a pretty high level to begin with, but I suppose what I'm referring to is his overall sound and how he's continued to evolve it by incorporating non-rock elements with a greater degree of seamless, appropriate integration. Here, he takes on Chrono Trigger:
"This was my entry for the Dwelling of Duels Free Month in June and RPGamers' Splendid Performance Audition 2: In The Band.
It's a remix of Magus' theme, pretty close to the original with liberties taken here and there. Near the end I throw a little bit of Frog's Theme in as well."
Introing with some peculiar, jet-exhaust guitar fx, wailing guitars and drums enter soonafter in a menacing, pulsating vibe that well conveys an evil and ominous intent. Then at 0'46" there's an oboe/choral break that's mellower, joined by rolling toms and acoustic strumming, then back to the demonic vibe at 1'16" with screeching, squealing chugging and percussion that makes excellent use of the 6/8 time signature. Guitar solo circa 2'01" that gets increasingly nasty (good nasty, not bad nasty), a repetition of the acoustic strumming portion, now joined with electric guitar, and then the mixes closes out with the addition of some unsettling flanging effects that add a twist to the already sepulchral groove Darangen's conjured up. At under four minutes, things go by pretty quickly, but this piece actually reminds me of the ending section from Guns N' Roses "November Rain" in its minor-key menace and ominous forward momentum, attained there in a relatively brief expanse of time, but no less effective because of it. More quality work from Mike and a fitting tribute to Magus as well.
- Locke on December 3, 2011
- Riku Masamune on September 30, 2011
the guitars didnt pop at me, they seemed just under the surface of this song. a song like this needs its guitars to have major presence. ok you see you're at a 6 and we need you at a 9 mmkay? the guitars should sound like the drums did. beefy and clear.
- Csyzr on November 7, 2010
- OA on August 16, 2010
This is just awesomely fun. Much precautions have been taken so that the listener does not get board with the track. The soundscape is so amazingly varied and the guitar work is jaw flooring. I also love that peaceful interlude with the guitar strumming, it's sort of like saying "Hey! Pay close attention to what's coming up."
It's also strongly solid without being too overpowering or overwhelming. This is so going to my playlist. :razz:
- 42 on December 26, 2009
- tweex on October 14, 2009
RimFrost the Tourianist;61061 wrote: Wow this IS a great effort indeed with the melodic metal track ..and the drums ..the DRUMS !
Awesome work Darangen :P
We want more more more !!!
Sorry for this full quote, but what else is left to say? The drums are so impressive, you have to listen to this on a really big HiFi! Just great! And the guitars.... woah! When i first heard this song, the first 30 seconds of it distracted me a bit, i didnt know where this could lead. But then, the drums started and made my day! Just 15 seconds later, on 0:45 it became wonderfully melodic and again, drums and a soft guitar joined the arangement, followed by an agressively sounding e-guitar. This song is imho one of the best around here!
Cya, DJMadMax (loves this community!!!)
- DJMadMax on March 18, 2009
- DragonFireKai on February 27, 2007
- Aninymouse on January 27, 2007
really appreciated if u could remake this and
tone down the metal guitar at some points of the songs..
like for example i didnt really like the part from
2:18-2:30 other than that its like perfect i would be listening to this like everyday, but then again it
might sound kinda repetative without it hmm thats
just me :S. Great Song!!!
- hornyplumber on October 2, 2006
- RepressedChaos on October 2, 2006
- TaVeRnErO_RuDd on August 17, 2006
I only registered to this forum, to tell that :)
At the moment I watch a video of the game to hear the original sound. (It starts about 2:02:45 in Chrono Trigger in 4:21:12 by Ryan Foley)
- Ollbert on August 16, 2006
- Galasung on March 10, 2006
- ArchaicTimeFrog on January 16, 2006