ReMix: Pokémon Diamond Version "May I Have This Swords Dance?" 2:51

By PROTO·DOME

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Canalave City (Day)"

Primary Game: Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo, 2006, NDS), music by Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Morikazu Aoki

Posted 2011-06-27, evaluated by djpretzel


Silly me, I thought the mix title was missing an apostrophe until Larry educated me... true story. This nice, crackly, old-timey saxophone-led Missingno ballad from ProtoDome conjures up a feeling of warmth & homecoming. Blake writes:

"Made this ages back now but was convinced to sub it. It's for the project. 'Nuff said. BTW, don't be hating on Pokémon. You don't liek Mukipz? Will and halc do and they'll freakin' bust you up, BIG TIME."

No idea what any of that even MEANS... but sure, I agree! Gated, pitch-bent pads are a nice touch on the intro, and drums range from slower RnB to more of a double-time, DnB feel, which is a cool changeup that's so seamless it comes off completely natural. The whole arrangement has a lighter-than-air, floaty sort of bitterwseet nostalgia to it, consisting of an elixir that's one part wax cylinder piano & buttery, flowing sax and one part modern, space-age drums + synths, melding past & future into a short but well-defined track. Sometimes there's a lot to say, but sometimes a few sentences sum it up best, and the only thing left to do is enjoy. Great stuff from ProtoDome, who brought his A game for Missingno and showed variety, depth, AND emotion.

djpretzel

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Vaizar
on 2015-12-29 20:53:53

proto's sax is just too sexy

Definitely getting some major Kenny G vibes, which isn't a bad thing. Solid background as well, keeping the original wistful tone of the source while adding in a little more variation.

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Crulex
on 2012-11-03 12:08:05
It's electron-infused Kenny G.

I really don't think anything else needs to be said, cause that kinda describes this ReMix perfectly. Wonderful sax and light melody. A little short, but I think that's part of the charm. Also, great track title. Pokemon themes are fun to mess with for titles.

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Bahamut
on 2011-12-16 16:54:38

No, you may not have this Swords Dance so don't even think about it! I get the image of a relatively lighthearted scene with a slow dance. The mix starts off a bit strangely, but when the sax hits, the song rolls like butter. There is a bit of chippiness used in the background for a nice touch as well. The song gets a little strange in the second half as well. All in all, solid stuff from Blake, and even the strange bits add a nice touch to the song.

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docnano
on 2011-06-30 16:08:00

Wow, I'm blown away by this simple-but-emotive mix. This is some of the most expressive sax playing I've heard on an OC Remix for sure. It's electron-infused Kenny G.

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PROTO·DOME
on 2011-06-28 09:06:00
Not being very helpful as far as reviewing goes... didn't hear the track yet... but Proto what the HELL is up with your song titling?
What the hell is up with your Username? That's not a Username, it's a description. :

Also, 3 3 u guys.

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Level 99
on 2011-06-28 07:27:32

No lie, definitely my favorite song on the album. This is an amazing source tune, and the sax playing gives this thing more love than I could have imagined. I can just imagine two pokemon in Sepia tone, dancing the night away to an old record player. Great production and attention to detail, smooth flow and a spectacular arrangement supported by a superb lead performance.

Great work, man.

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Emunator
on 2011-06-28 02:10:31
Its fucking awesome is whats up with it. Mix is great too, my personal favorite from the album, personally I'd have floodposted this one rather than Home Is Where the Luvdisc Is. Yeah its that good :D

Yeah! This title is amazing XD

I'm just gonna piggyback on top of what Will and halc said (because they're gonna BUST ME UP if I don't agree with them) and say that this should have gotten a floodpost, it's by far Proto's best mix from the project and it's probably my all-time favorite Pokemon mix and my favorite Proto mix. SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS TRACK 3

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Carbon Dog
on 2011-06-28 01:15:34

The sax in this peice just carries me away to somewhere really nice.

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halc
on 2011-06-28 00:37:12
Its fucking awesome is whats up with it. Mix is great too, my personal favorite from the album, personally I'd have floodposted this one rather than Home Is Where the Luvdisc Is. Yeah its that good :D

100% agreed with everything in this post. :D

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Cody Wedel
on 2011-06-28 00:00:39

The original Canalave City theme was my favorite from D/P/Pt (as in I'd deliberately go there to hatch all my eggs and run so the bike music didn't play). That said, to hear a ProtoDome arrangement of theme is honestly simply breathtaking.

Now get to work on Frosty Frolics GBA you Protocrastinator :D

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The Damned
on 2011-06-27 23:25:52

Whaaaaa? I thought this one already got posted when the album came out.

It just seemed kind of obvious. You know, awesome source, awesome remix, awesome title...

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WillRock
on 2011-06-27 23:17:26
Not being very helpful as far as reviewing goes... didn't hear the track yet... but Proto what the HELL is up with your song titling?

Its fucking awesome is whats up with it. Mix is great too, my personal favorite from the album, personally I'd have floodposted this one rather than Home Is Where the Luvdisc Is. Yeah its that good :D

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Less Ashamed Of Self
on 2011-06-27 22:54:19

Not being very helpful as far as reviewing goes... didn't hear the track yet... but Proto what the HELL is up with your song titling?

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djpretzel
on 2011-06-27 21:57:40

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo, 2006, NDS)
Music by Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Morikazu Aoki
Songs:
"Canalave City (Day)"

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Genre:
Ballad
Mood:
Mellow
Instrumentation:
Piano, Saxophone, Synth
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Bitrate:
209Kbps
Duration:
2:51
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