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edit: we're done! =D


PROGRESS: 28/28 tracks finished! 

i've always wanted to get back to the game that got me into remixing, and for the past six months or so, i've found myself listening to this soundtrack again more heavily as i have gotten back into writing music again. mitsuda's work on this album is timeless - the unique sound he created for CC is so consistently represented in these tracks that it's always apparent when you hear a song from the soundtracks. notably, his use of the arpeggiated minor 9th chord comes back again and again and never fails to inspire and move me.

similar to the Link's Awakening project i directed, i'm interested in using a defined genre element for this project. ideally i'm thinking 20-25 tracks on a total of two discs - half fast/intense and half slow/languid. genre ideas for the first one would be faster rock, edm, or even intense film-style classical. genre ideas for the second would be chillstep, solo piano, groove, etc. the CC soundtrack combines some really fun and funky upbeat tracks with elements of mixed meter and ethnic instrumentation with some incredibly beautiful, more relaxed tunes that thrive on realistic articulation and great performances of solo instrumentation. i want to reflect both aspects of the game as clearly as possible. 

note that i have no problem with the same tune being on both discs - i would love two versions of the same tune as long as they're heavily different and unique takes on the theme, one faster and one slower. also please note that i'm interested in sticking with an even number of tracks per disc - i'd like to not have 15 fast and 5 slow, for example, so when you note that you're interested in a track, please say which disc it might be on. since there's enough interest, i'll expand past 10 tracks/disc, but i still want to keep them roughly even.

here's a tracklist. note that i've marked some songs as being repeats, arranged versions of the original, or just noise tracks - i've taken them out. 67 original tracks minus 12 repeats/arranges leaves us with 55 possible tracks. i'm leaving weirder or non-melodic ones like Grief and Fortress of Ancient Dragons on here because, honestly, i'd love to hear a remix of grief done well =) and now that Ophanin took it, you will! i'd encourage you to pick tracks that aren't super popular like Scars of Time and Frozen Flame, but of course would accept WiPs for those too. there's a lot of gems on this soundtrack that have never been remixed and i'd prefer to focus on them if possible.

UPDATED: we're done, so there's no more room for music =D to reserve a track, contact me first! let me know what style you want to do and what track, and i'll let you know if it's something that should fit within my vision for the project. if i give you the go-ahead, a WiP or demo of what you want to do reserves it. all tracks are fair game until i've heard your vision realized. if i get a few of the same one, i'll determine which one we'll stick with.

black is available, red is taken, green is done, gray is cut due to similarities with other tracks.

[Disc 1]
1.    "Chrono Cross ~ Scars of Time ~" (CHRONO CROSS ~時の傷痕~)    2:29 - claimed by @Tuberz McGee and @prophetik music
2.    "Between Life and Death" (死線)    2:38
3.    "Arni Village - Home World" (アルニ村 ホーム)    3:23 - taken by @VGPianoMan, finished
4.    "Fields of Time - Home World" (時の草原 ホーム・ワールド)    3:26 - taken by @Earth Kid, finished
5.    "Lizard Dance" (トカゲと踊れ)    2:41 - taken by @evktalo, finished
6.    "Reminiscing ~ Uneraseable Memory ~" (回想 〜消せない想い〜)    3:25 - taken by @Jorito, finished x2!
7.    "On the Beach of Dreams - Another World" (夢の岸辺に アナザー・ワールド)    2:22 - taken by @The Coop, finished
8.    "Arni Village - Another World" (アルニ村 アナザー)    3:32 <- Mostly same as D1S03 "Arni Village - Home World"
9.    "Ephemeral Memory" (うたかたの想い)    2:51 - taken by @OA, @Scaredsim, and @prophetik music, finished
10.    "Lost Fragment" (失われた欠片)    3:12 <- Mostly same as D1S01 "Chrono Cross ~ Scars of Time"
11.    "Drowned Valley" (溺れ谷)    2:00 - taken by @prophetik music, finished
12.    "Termina - Another World" (テルミナ アナザー)    2:43 - taken by @Jorito and @Earth Kid, finished
13.    "Departed Souls" (去りにし者ども)    3:43 - taken by @prophetik music, finished
14.    "Forest of Illusion" (影切りの森)    3:25 - taken by @noTuX, finished

15.    "Viper Manor" (蛇骨館)    2:54
16.    "Victory ~ A Gift of Spring ~" (勝利 ~春の贈り物~)    0:56 - taken by @Hylian Lemon, finished
17.    "A Child Lost in Time" (時の迷い子)    3:24
18.    "Guldove - Another World" (ガルドーブ アナザー)    3:26
19.    "Hydra's Swamp" (ヒドラの沼)    3:10
20.    "Fragment of a Dream" (夢のかけら)    1:35 <- Music box version of D3S15 "Radical Dreamers ~ Unstolen Jewel"
21.    "Voyage - Another World" (航海 アナザー・ワールド)    2:32
22.    "Ghost Ship" (幽霊船)    2:00
23.    "Death Volcano" (死炎山)    3:39 - taken by @prophetik music and Tacorina of Time, finished
24.    "Fortress of Ancient Dragons" (古龍の砦)    3:54
25.    "Grief" (悲愴)    0:20 - taken by @Ophanin, finished

[Disc 2]
1.    "Beginning of a Dream" (夢のはじまり)    0:42
2.    "A Narrow Space Between Dimensions" (次元の狭間)    2:47 - taken by @Steven Melin, finished
3.    "Termina - Home World" (テルミナ ホーム)    3:38
4.    "Dragon Knight" (龍の騎士)    3:01
5.    "Voyage - Home World" (航海 ホーム・ワールド)    3:22
6.    "Guldove - Home World" (ガルドーブ ホーム)    3:58 - taken by @OA, finished
7.    "Marbule - Home World" (マブーレ ホーム)    2:55 - taken by @Jorito and @Earth Kid
8.    "Zelbess" (ゼルベス)    2:42
9.    "The Splendidly Grand Magic Troupe" (天晴驚愕大奇術団)    1:31
10.    "Nap" (まどろみ)    0:13
11.    "Chronomantique" (クロノマンティーク)    3:18 <- Mostly same as D1S04 "Fields of Time - Home World"
12.    "Dilemma" (窮地)    2:47
13.    "Optimism" (楽天)    2:19
14.    "Isle of the Dead" (亡者の島)    3:11
15.    "Dead Sea/Tower of Destruction" (死海・滅びの塔)    3:10
16.    "Prisoners of Fate" (運命に囚われし者たち)    3:26 - taken by @Ophanin, finished
17.    "A Light for Lost Hopes" (あらかじめ失われし、ともしび)    0:32
18.    "Island of the Earth Dragon" (土龍の島)    3:16
19.    "Navel of the World" (世界のへそ)    2:59 - taken by @prophetik music, finished
20.    "Gale" (疾風)    2:00
21.    "Victory ~ A Cry in Summer ~" (勝利 ~夏の呼び声~)    0:53 <- Mostly same as D1S16 "Victory ~ A Gift of Spring"
22.    "Marbule - Another World" (マブーレ アナザー)    3:00 <- Mostly same as D2S26 "Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars, and Waves"
23.    "Magic from the Fairies" (妖精のくれた魔法)    0:13 <- Mostly same as D2S26 "Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars, and Waves"
24.    "Etude 1" (エチュード1)    0:12 <- Mostly same as D2S26 "Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars, and Waves"
25.    "Etude 2" (エチュード2)    0:14 <- Mostly same as D2S26 "Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars, and Waves"

26.    "Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars, and Waves ~" (MAGICAL DREAMERS ~風と星と波と~)    2:02

[Disc 3]
1.    "Garden of God" (神の庭)    2:45 - taken by @prophetik music, janna mckinley, and @Cyril the Wolf, finished
2.    "Chronopolis" (クロノポリス)    4:12 - taken by @bLiNd, finished
3.    "Fate ~ The God of Destiny ~" (FATES ~運命の神~)    3:10
4.    "Jellyfish Sea" (海月海)    2:55 - taken by @avaris, finished
5.    "Burning Orphanage" (炎の孤児院)    2:44
6.    "The Girl Who Stole the Stars" (星を盗んだ少女)    3:48 - taken by @Wiesty, finished
7.    "The Dream that Time Dreams" (時のみる夢)    4:01
8.    "Dragon's Prayer" (龍の祈り)    5:37 - taken by @prophetik music, finished
9.    "Terra Tower" (星の塔)    2:26
10.    "Frozen Flame" (凍てついた炎)    2:54 - taken by @Ophanin, finished
11.    "Dragon God" (龍神)    3:21
12.    "Dark Realms of Time" (時の闇にて)    0:42 <- Just noise
13.    "Life ~ A Distant Promise ~" (生命 ~遠い約束~)    6:32 - taken by @prophetik music, janna mckinley, and @Cyril the Wolf, finished
14.    "Reminiscing ~ Uneraseable Memory ~" (回想 ~消せない想い~)    1:39 <- Mostly same as D1S06 "Reminiscing ~ Uneraseable Memory"
15.    "Radical Dreamers ~ Unstolen Jewel ~" (RADICAL DREAMERS ~盗めない宝石~)    4:25 - taken by @DragonAvenger and @prophetik music, finished
16.    "Fragment of a Dream" (夢のかけら)    2:00 <- Music box version of D3S13 "Life ~ A Distant Promise"

things i'll still need:

  • release mirrors, when the time comes
  • website design and hosting - @Jorito!
  • some artwork would be nice! CC has some incredible visuals that would be great to capture. alternatively, some screenshots from the game would be cool too - DeviantArt and Reddit came through for this!
  • i will look into a forum area we can work out of in order to be more organized, but ideally we'll use a private ocr forum section - nah, everyone was too quick

in terms of expectations, please note that while i don't expect you to burn out a track in two weeks, i will not accept extended absences without you at least telling me what's going on. my goal for every project i work on is to discharge my obligations as quickly as possible, and i will expect that you're actively working on your track to get it completed within a reasonable amount of time. i personally have no issue filling in gaps where they appear so i can always pick up the slack where it appears. i've got two small children and limited time to work on music, but i'll make sure to do my best to be just as prompt and active in managing this as i am expecting you as a remixer to be in your writing. let's work together and create something really special.

remix list (subject to change):
disc 1: FROZEN (slow)
1. "Departed Souls" [prophetik]
2. "On the Beach of Dreams" [the coop]
3. "The Girl Who Stole the Stars" [wiesty]
4. "Ephemeral Memory" [OA, Scaredsim, and prophetik]
5. "Forest of Illusion" [noTux]
6. "Jellyfish Sea" [avaris]
7. "Grief" [Ophanin]
8. "Prisoners of Fate" [Ophanin]
9. "Chronopolis" [bLiNd]
10. "Radical Dreamers" [DragonAvenger, Chris ~ Amaterasu, and prophetik]
11. "A Narrow Space Between Dimensions" [Steven Melin]
12. "Reminiscing ~ Uneraseable Memory" [Jorito]
13. "Fields of Time - Home World" [Earth Kid]
14. "Radical Dreamers" (alt) [Chris ~ Amaterasu and prophetik]

disc 2: FLAME (fast)
1. "Lizard Dance" [evktalo]
2. "Navel of the World" [prophetik music]
3. "Dragon's Prayer" [prophetik music]
4. "Drowned Valley" [prophetik music]
5. "Arni Village - Home World" [Steven Melin]
6. "Guldove - Home World" [OCU]
7. "Life ~ A Distant Promise" and "Garden of Gods" (alt) [prophetik, cyril the wolf, and JohnStacy]
8. "Frozen Flame [Ophanin]
9. "Scars of Time" [Tuberz McGee and prophetik]
10. "Victory ~ A Gift of Spring" [Hylian Lemon]
11. "Life ~ A Distant Promise" and "Garden of Gods" [prophetik, cyril the wolf, and janna mckinley]
12. "Reminiscing ~ Uneraseable Memory" (alt) [Jorito, JoyDreamer]
13. "Death Volcano" [prophetik and Tacorina of Time]
14. "Another Termina" [Jorito and Earth Kid]

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9 minutes ago, Wiesty said:

Oh man, here we go radical dreamers v2.0!!!

Holy crap I hope so, Thieves of Fate not only introduced me to OCR but also earned and maintained a permanent spot on my iPod. Yasunori Mitsuda's stuff ranks among my favorite.


Maybe I'll try my hand at something, but don't count on it. I don't think I've got the time or skill to make a postable and worthy remix, but I'll be watching this with anticipation.

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On 11/13/2016 at 4:32 AM, evktalo said:

I've got a WIP for Lizard Dance. It's an unfinished People's Remixing Competition track if that's all right. (I also have one for Departed Souls but looks like that's already done.) I'll dig it out and send it your way.

lizard dance is claimed with a wip. and a bomb-ass wip it is!

@The Coop, i feel you man =D

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