ReMix: Chrono Trigger 'Incorrigible'
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Pumping, poppy, mutating electronica with some dubstep components, lots of lofi/blippish textures, and a very funky sense of timing that picks up & breaks down pretty often make for an interesting Chrono Trigger 'Trial' arrangement from ambient, with some 'Hidden Truth' incorporated as well. He writes:
"I put down some ideas for this mix over a month ago, but the rest of it came together very quickly ...I have made some definite improvements in the production department. I actually really like this mix, and I think it is the best individual mix (not counting collabs) that I have produced to date.
The idea for this mix actually came after I listened to someone's WIP on the boards. My apologies, but I just can't remember which WIP it was. All I know is that I could hear in my head a dancey version of it. And, of course, there is zircon's brilliant version of this theme, which I listened to numerous times while working on my mix. Another source of inspiration was Skrypnyk - while I cannot come close to his level of mastery when it comes to chopping and glitching, I did try to introduce more of those elements into this mix."
Definitely a different sound for Alex on this one; I can certainly hear the Skryp influence, but just from a general rhythmic perspective, this has a few more changeups than usual. When things really get going, there's this manic swing & swagger to it that's both groovy and disturbing at the same time, and production peppers the soundscape with neat little Speak & Spell percussive FX and plenty of staccato synth pops. It's not something I would have imagined for 'The Trial' but it works rather well. I would have liked some mangling/changeups on the DSP - dropping the reverb for a break or briefly increasing it for a build here or there, for example - but there's a LOT of attention paid to synth textures & modulation throughout, and it's one heck of a fun, crazy ride. Those bass scrapes towards the end are downright sinister, and the gated ending is a nice touch, too. Overall, this feels like a playful, slightly deranged synthesizer carnival, and I mean that in the best possible way.
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But CT had a lot of great music in it, and to date my favorite take on this theme has been Spekkosaurus's piano rendition. It's great to see a very different take one of those less oft done tracks in a very different style.
Just wanted to say well done and thanks!
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