ReMix: Wild Arms 'Premonitions'
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"The main focus of this mix was to combine elements of electronica and dark movie scores. Think Ghost in the Shell and Akira soundtracks. Since the source is so simple it was a lot of fun to fill in the blank spots with everything else. I chose numerous psycho acoustic soundsources from Omnisphere to help colour the track. In order to bring a since of familiarity to listeners I included sustained strings and lots of layered ethnic vocals. Thanks for listening!"
I hear GITS but not Akira, which had a pretty distinct, choral-heavy OST from Tsutomu Ōhashi & Geinoh Yamashirogumi. Nevertheless, while there may not be chanting of character names and ensemble chromatic percussion, you DO get a similar "dark, futuristic, potentially dystopian urban setting" vibe, so I think he nailed his target style. Deia concurs:
"Great expansion on the original source, I like everything you've done here. Synth choice is very complimentary, and the vocals add a lot of mystery to the piece. Speeding up the original also worked very well in your advantage"
"this is great. excellent treatment of a somewhat limited source with some very creative sounds. really, really love the pizzicato-esque synth entering at 1:12 . I don't know if I'd say this tops 'Breakbeat Market' in terms of production or sound design, but you know what the heck you're doing. excellent work. :D"
Great, atmospheric work from Shaun that still packs some melody & development; I miss getting individual mixes from him, but each album he's contributed to has been that much stronger from it!
Just a well put song altogether!
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