ReMix: Luminous Arc "Autumn Painter"
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- Game: Luminous Arc (Atlus, 2007, NDS)
- ReMixer(s): DragonAvenger, OceansAndrew
- Composer(s): Akari Kaida, Kazumi Mitome, Shota Kageyama, Yasunori Mitsuda
- Song(s): "Prelude"
- Posted: 2012-05-21, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Unsung Heroes
- Terms (BETA): ballad lyrics-original mellow piano singing vocals-female vocals-male
I was glad to see Unsung Heroes shine some light on a few games I've never played, but want to - it kinda serves a purpose that is almost the opposite of nostalgia, where you get a "preview" of the game in a sense, and a good arrangement can often make you want to explore that game. In this case I'm definitely gonna check out Luminous Arc at some point since I love SRPGs to begin with, and the music sounds amazing; Deia & OA have teamed up for a lovely vocal duet ballad on the 'prelude' theme, complete with beautiful harmonies & vocalizing. OA writes:
"This song has always been one I've been drawn to since I first heard it, and the melody itself had a very lyrical nature to it, and writing the lyrics was easy. Reading the lyrics, I couldn't imagine them sung by anyone but Deia, though somewhere along the line she convinced me to sing a verse and do some backing vocals as well.
One awesome surprise was some additional wordless vocals Deia added to a double time section I had done. She had written her own melody, and the way she phrased everything really resonated with me. I added some response vocals, and once it was complete, it ended up being my favorite part of the song."
"Andrew aproached me to sing on this, and I found that the imagery of the lyrics really called out to me. The chorus was surprisingly difficult to sing, and took the longest to get good recordings. My favorite part is easily the lyric-less section, which I recorded whatever felt right. After convincing Andrew to add his voice to the mix, I was amazed with how he intertwined his own melody in mine. I love how unrestrained that section feels."
This has an almost Lynchian, Angelo Badalamenti feel to it, esp. on Deia's vocals - that floaty, echoey, dreamlike cadence & timbre. There's also an element of Celtic folksiness that's modernized by the accompaniment at times. There are moments of true beauty here, although once or twice I was pulled out of it for JUST a second by minor intonation issues. Nothing way off, just enough to briefly distract - which wouldn't be possible in the first place if I wasn't entranced by what A's O & D have put together, a transporting, unabashedly vocal ballad that really soars.
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