ReMix: Wild Arms "Round the Cape of Good Hope" 4:37

By Level 99, LuIzA, prophetik music

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collab electric-guitar jazzy mellow rock saxophone world
Arranging the music of one song...

"A Waterside Where Migratory Birds Gather"

Primary Game: Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Michiko Naruke

Posted 2012-05-01, evaluated by djpretzel


Somehow Stevo got the notion that I was tiring of the epic tomes he included with each submission email, which isn't true:

"Realizing your hate of long submission letters, I'll just say that this is a remix. Luiza and myself did the arrangement and shared the responsibilities of sequencing and performing pretty equally, Prophetik did the Sax. Source usage should be quite apparent."

Peaceful ocean sounds intro us in, which would be mellow if it didn't remind me that I didn't get to the beach at ALL last year. Gotta do better in 2012; nice tabla groove and mellow plucked ethnic instrumentation conjure Chrono Trigger, but then Brad's I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Butter smooth saxophone enters at 1'04" on the main melody. Nice flourishes on the performance there, as we segue into a restrained elec. guitar solo. This is less about the shreddage and more about the tone, emotionality, and expression. Then again, at 2'54" things DO break it on down, with funky wah rhythm guitar stage left, a more elaborate guitar lead, and generally increased swagger. I love how Brad is left noodling alone on the shore as the track fades out, I love the variety of clean + soulful electric guitar textures Stevo & LuIzA employed, and the Mitsuda-esque accompaniment makes me feel like I'm listening to an amazing CT ReMix that just happens to be from Wild Arms, in a good way. Excellent collab that completely plays to the trio's strengths - ARMed & DANGerous was a ridiculously good album to have tracks like this; I hope as we release more mixes, more folks will check out the game AND the album. Gorgeous.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 10 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2015-12-05 13:59:32

Man, I'm a big fan of such highly emotioanal remixes. This one definitely has a strong feel-good vibe to it and I simply can resist it. This song instantly makes me relax and think about a seaside during the sunset and I can clearly imagine some people lying on the beach and drinking thier cocktails. The performances are, of course, fucking tight - the smooth sax, the wah-wah guitar, everithing just clicks immidiately. Absolutely solid work!

Crulex
on 2013-07-25 09:10:12

Sweet, smooth seaside ReMix. Gotta love that sax and the percussion of this one sounds great. Nice job working in the seascape noises in the intro, it really sets up the mood. Between the sax and electric guitar, this is perfect for someone like me who needs that little extra kick to fully relax to something that conveys an open air scene like this.

WesternZypher
on 2013-04-08 12:22:39

Criminally under-reviewed, but then this site churns out so much good music that it's inevitable some great tunes will be over-looked.

The title and music really buoy the spirits - it's as if you've just passed through a storm, and the clouds have cleared away...land, ho!

Bahamut
on 2012-07-04 20:23:54

Nice relaxing song from the trio here - it's a solid take on the original source, sort of remaining in faith with the original given the calm nature. Brad's sax takes lead here to good effect, and the background instrumentation compliments it nicely.

Great job by Brad, Stevo, and Luiza!

DjMystix
on 2012-05-09 16:26:42

Fantastic! The source is my second favorite tune from Wild Arms (right after the opening). Really well done! Makes me want to go back and play Wild Arms :D

Toxiceye
on 2012-05-03 18:47:40

I created this forum account specifically to thank these 3 mixers for showing some love for the smaller, not-famous, not-Squaresoft RPGs. Not because Uematsu's music isn't the best in the business, but because very few people would ever know about the very good tunes in these very good, but little known, games without people like Luiza, L99, and Proph and places publishing them like OCR.

Also, thanks for filling my mp3 player's disks with insane amounts of good stuff.

JenZ
on 2012-05-01 20:51:04

Glad this got posted today, yay!!! ^_^ Congrats. One of my favorite songs from the Wild Arms album.

prophetik music
on 2012-05-01 20:01:41

i wanted to say just how great a job luiza and stevo did on this one. i literally had to do almost nothing to fit into the awesome track they had already put together =)

SuperiorX
on 2012-05-01 20:00:39

I love the saxophone here, great job. Great instrumentation overall in fact, between the sax, guitars, percussion, it really creates a powerful emotionally-charged song.

djpretzel
on 2012-05-01 19:39:18

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Wild Arms (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Michiko Naruke
Songs:
"A Waterside Where Migratory Birds Gather"

Tags (7)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Jazzy, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Saxophone
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Regional > World

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Wild_Arms_Round_the_Cape_of_Good_Hope_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
8,370,489 bytes
MD5:
996a4c8c2a70dbc9ea54ff50f75ccd9e
Bitrate:
239Kbps
Duration:
4:37
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Wild Arms: ARMed and DANGerous


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