Katie's OCR debut! And it's OCR01979 - the year I was born, and also a pretty good Smashing Pumpkins song! Ms. Monobrow (who doesn't actually have one, as we verified with 100% certainty at M8) writes:
"This is a song for the Summoning of Spirits album from Tales of Symphonia. I worked on this song because, well, out of the 50+ songs worked on in this project, for some reason, even years and years and years and years and years after the SoS' start, no one else claimed these tracks even though you probably hear them more than any track throughout the game (it's the goddamn dungeon music).
Anyway, this remix is pretty straight forward, although I thought the source material IMO was kind of awkward to work with. But, like the originals, it grew on me, as I hope this song does with whoever listens to it. Oh yeah, and I don't get sole credit, it goes as follows, I think I worked this out...
- Sebastian - was a way cool dude like always, and played live cello for me throughout the song.
- Starla - was a sweetheart and contributed her lovely voice for a choir part I wrote in the middle of the song, because I really really suck at singing, and she sure don't.
- Ari - at the last minute, was full of awesome and reworked over my old drums with his stuff and added some flair to them etc.... At the time I thought I had about two days to finish the song (thanks Kyle ;-o), so thanks to him for whipping up those drums as fast as he did, aside from some technical problems."
Drums in particular are fresh and give Katie's arrangement a distinct production quality, and of course any time you add real cello and real LadyVoice, it's good stuff. I'm gonna be a little lazy here and extensively quote from OA - both because I've got a big HDR blister at the moment AND because I think he summed things up well:
"One of my favorite tracks from the SoS project, i'm happy to see it hit the panel. Drums I thought were great, much more interesting than the somewhat boring snare rolls or super basic beat from the originals; though I wish that early on an element rose up to their intensity. For the first section they seem overly dominant. Once the cello comes in, however, it completely clicks; fantastic performance and recording, and everything supports it. The piano is a bit rigid, but it plays such a small part in the overall scheme of things that I don't see it being an issue.I can hear Starla if I listen really close, but i think she could have been brought up a bit more. At least it's in a breakdown section where she first appears.
Arrangement is a great blend of the 2 sources; it's cool how you've picked the best of each official arrangement and further expanded on it. It has some very nice moments and it's very ear catching. Nice work everyone, a group effort that really is more than the sum of its parts."
The pacing reminds me of the score to Requiem for a Dream, and the way the harpsichord keeps time gives everything a deliberate-but-suspenseful feel. Really interesting blend of elements, and an arrangement that definitely makes the best of them - congrats to Katie & co. for putting together one of many great tracks on SoS!
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Tales of Symphonia (Namco, 2004, GCN)
Music by Daisuke Suzuki, Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Takeshi Arai
- "Search a seal ~Sylvarant~"
"Search a seal ~Tethe Alla~"
- Cello, Synth
- Origin > Collaboration
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- Size: 8,934,986 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: e10b1522ab7d465ba144512d59a04049
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