ReMix: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team 'Runaway Faith'

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team

TGH revisits his favorite dungeon yet again, but this time the story's a little different, as this is Jamison's first solo piano ReMix:

"Not much to say about this really. I got some pretty strong inspiration for this from a video I found on youtube. I love the original, and from watching this came the thought that the only way the original could POSSIBLY be any more emotional is if it were simplified. QUEUE PIANO. It's still not as emotional, but one can try... right??"

A far cry from the artist's previous (and quite good!) electronic arrangements, this is a lovely take on the source that's straightforward, humble, & emotive. OA summarized the judges' sentiments:

"A somewhat conservative approach, but there is sufficient variation throughout to really feel like it's your own. I do think more pronounced rubato would have really been the icing on this cupcake, but there are plenty of things to like here otherwise. There are some nice tempo changes, but the subtlety of them makes it harder to gauge. The piano sound is slightly nontraditional, but I really enjoyed the slow decay and rich low end. It doesn't take many risks, but between a simple and solid execution and a good source, I was enjoying this one."

Good stuff; not mind-blowing, and ultimately not as polished as Jamison's electronic work, but as an initial foray into the world of solo piano mixes & as an expressive, stripped-down take on the source tune, I think it works quite well.

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
nitrozsz
on 2015-12-28 13:05:46

This is a very nice arrangement. It does a great job conveying emotional scenarios in the simplest way possible. 0:36 to 0:53 was just brilliant. Great job all around.

Necrox
on 2015-12-26 21:04:13

0:16 ouch. Aside from that, nice work. 0:31 (especially the melody) reminds me of Dearly Beloved. Good job keeping things interesting throughout.

Polo
on 2015-12-25 01:17:02

It's impressive - aside from the fact that the source tune already carries a lot of emotional baggage in its narrative and that a different piano adaptation has been done prior, this mix manages to juice the song even further for its emotive prowess. All I can say is that when it comes to solo piano pieces, I'm a sucker for sections that linger over high notes (e.g. 0:36-0:41), contemplate existence (the slow midriff), and leave me wanting more (don't run away from me, 2:53+...). During any of those times I just feel like tearing up, inside or out.

In short, I'd say the artist succeeded.

Crulex
on 2013-06-25 09:31:16

Can't get enough of solo-piano ReMixes. Almost nothing touches the gorgeousness of a song played well on the old black and white keys. This ReMix is no exception. Beautiful sound and great production behind the whole thing. Picking up the melody and giving it more speed near the end was fantastic. Well done.

BlackRazgriz
on 2013-06-22 16:24:42

For the day when TheGuitahHeroe single-handedly releases the entire remixed album for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue Mystery Team. Fingers crossed.

Very well done. A little short for my tastes, but 'Run Away' is an excellent piece in itself, and this remix does it justice.

Speaking of which, is 'Run Away' related to songs like 'Temporal Tower' and 'Primal Dialga Battle'?

Genoism
on 2013-06-19 20:25:31

Great mix, don't know the original but it was really nice.

timaeus222
on 2013-06-19 16:48:24

I think I would have liked a little longer release setting on all the notes and some more progressive harmonies (like at 2:27), but other than that, it sounds pretty good.

@Nutritious: I actually think 0:30 sounds a little bit like Chrono Cross's "Reminiscence".

djpretzel
on 2013-06-19 15:46:01

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