ReMix: Chrono Cross 'A Dream Between Worlds'
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Chris debuted last year on a Chrono Trigger collab w/ melody, and now returns on another collab with newcomer Avitron, featuring a lovely piano & violin duet of one of Mitsuda's most enduring melodies:
"Here is a collaboration of the well known Chrono Cross song, 'Dream of the Shore Near Another World' for violin and piano. Avitron, a YouTube musician asked me to partake in a collab with him, and he chose this song to play. He drew inspiration from 'River Flows in You' for the second half of his track, which was effective at adding contrast to the piece. Initially this was going to be a simple cover for YouTube, but I ended up playing around with the theme and doing some more improv like things, that made it more an arrangement/remix than a cover!
Chrono Cross was one of my favorite games, and the characters and story were so strong that they still resonate in me a decade after playing it. I drew inspiration from the sense of wonder surrounding the two worlds, and the complexities and depth of the characters in the story.
On a side note, I'm starting to combine YouTube covers with ocremix submissions. I think it is really cool to see a 'remix' being played, I imagine how cool it would be to see some of the well known ocremix guys playing their submissions :D"
Agreed; we're gonna work on a way of integrating official performance & music videos into the site (when they're available) next year - I think it would be a great feature. Amazing performance here; I'm REALLY glad they went with a more interpretive route because the extra improvisation & creativity heightens the emotional impact. The direct, straightforward recording and gorgeous melody over flowing piano reminds me a lot of Michael Nyman's score to The Piano. Simply put, this is a beautiful version of a beautiful source tune, both artists work together naturally, the video they made is an unpretentious & entertaining glimpse at the individual performances, and the whole thing is simple, pure, classy, & memorable. Great stuff, hope to hear more like it!
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