ReMix: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 'This Feeling'
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Right then - we've been a bit slower than usual due to a confluence of circumstances, most involving my upgrading to Vista Ultimate, which is fairly stable but a bit of a let down in that it didn't delete all my MP3s and make me cry, as many promised it would, but instead ran rather smoothly. I also got a brand new machine that I'll be rebuilding sometime soon, and this type of maintenance always eats into OCR time in one way or another. Nevertheless, the show must go on. Our second mix from the DS arrives courtesy of newcomer OA, aka Andrew Luers, and covers that popular Japanese incarnation of Sam Waterson, Phoenix Wright, with arrangements from his first outing. Andrew writes:
"When I first heard this song, I was struck by its energy and feeling of elation, despite the ultra lofi sounds. Attempting to improve my production qualities throughout, I received some very helpful critiques from the WIP forum and through talking with some of the judges. Special thanks to zircon for always being available and willing to listen and critique. The willingness of people to take time out of their lives to help a fellow music lover is very inspiring. This assistance and support I received only helped me relate to the theme of the mix, which I took to be unity and ardor. I love the community of OCR, and all the work that people put into it, whether it be the site itself, the podcast, the surrounding sites, the R:TS and OLR, and the love of game music by everyone, just for the sake of the music."
Cool - always good to see the feedback/community process working for someone. This is motivational pop electronica with heavy utilization of strings and piano for melodic elements but synthetic drums, bass, and accompaniment... at least initially. There's electric guitar, both softly strummed chords on the left closer to the beginning and dirtier soloing towards the end. At 2'30" the groove changes to a harder downbeat; very interesting. The tempo is too fast to be what I'd call danceable, so this isn't one that you could easily get your corpus habeasing to without amphetamines, but it's good driving music. In fact, it reminds me of the spirit and overall flavor of the three original tracks from Outrun, albeit with a more modern production methodology. Jill writes:
"Alright, I'll admit that this is a pretty safe arrangement according to our standards; it stays pretty close to the source in terms of tempo and chord progression. Still, I feel like OA has really personalized the piece. He's set it in an incredibly nostalgic way, contrasting the lighter acoustic sections with soulful electric guitar and sweeping percussion... I actually feel a little fuzzy inside, despite never having played the game. It kinda sounds like the credits track to an anime, y'know?"
I do know; it does. Malcos adds:
"Arrangement is done well, with the source used as the inspiration for the quieter sections; although the chords aren't quite as emotive as the original, I think the mix takes the source to another level."
Of course, if you've witnessed the wonderfully entertaining, gross oversimplification of all things legal that is Phoenix Wright firsthand, you may have a stronger connection with what OA's done here. It's a fun game with an upbeat soundtrack that Andrew's cross-examined and dressed up to the 9's for a musical appeal; no objections here.
- Crulex on September 2, 2011
I have no shame blasting this in my car :-P Sooo good, one of my faves from OA!
- Emunator on December 22, 2009
Txai;388054 wrote: [IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3519/photo04victorytj9.png[/IMG]
Haha! That's awesome Txai!
This song reminds me of an ending to a 90's feel-good movie. I don't why, it just does.
Nonetheless, it's a great upbeat track that puts a big'ol smile on my face. ^_^
- Sir_Downunder on December 3, 2009
This is just a great piece all around, very upbeat. I like.
- Lucentas on May 22, 2009
The first problem with this mix is the intro - that synth needs better EQing, its a little piercing.
When the drums fully kick in, I think that the piano could stand to be louder, not to mention that it sounds somewhat fake, especially when the 16th notes play a little over two thirds in.
Also I think that the guitar could use some vibrato, it sounds mechanical.
Still this is a great remix, and nice source too.
Good work over all :P
- WillRock on May 2, 2009
This mix has a decidedly 90's flavor to it, probably because of the beats and the instruments used. I definitely get the "ending credits" vibe from the mix. If there's ever a PW anime series *crosses fingers* I can hear this being used during the credits (the guitar portion) or with dialogue overtop (the quieter sections). The intro is a little quiet and bland for my tastes, and I really start enjoying this mix after :37 when it picks up. Nice variation on the theme from the game, I like the subtle changes you made to the melody.
When that electric guitar comes in at 1:47, all I can think of is the opening song from Beverly Hills: 90210 with that lead guitar. I'm also getting a Smash Bros. Ending Credits feeling from it - when you complete something like Classic Mode with a character, how you get a remixed version of their "theme" - kind of like that electric guitar version of the SMB3 theme in Smash Bros. Melee.
I would love to see more Phoenix Wright mixes on the site. It seems to be underappreciated on here for such a beloved series.
- Lovely Peach on January 13, 2009
because your music is amazing
- halc on December 12, 2008
- Txai on March 21, 2008
Ok that's a lot of whining about the piano.. Overall the track is pretty good. I definitely dig the feel-good vibe. Guitars are quite excellent!
- evktalo on March 13, 2008
- ChaosPlayer on January 28, 2008
And like Frustration Raptor said, this song has pretty similar instrumentation to the BGM from The Sims 2, which is a good thing since I've always enjoyed that soundtrack too.
- Barnsalot on January 18, 2008
- FR on January 17, 2008
either way... This is AMAZING stuffs! :3
- piojito_x on December 22, 2007
- The Legendary Zoltan on October 4, 2007
- diamondfalcon on March 18, 2007