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OCR04490 - *YES* Chrono Trigger "Tyrano's Stash"


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Your ReMixer name: Lucas Guimaraes
Your real name: Lucas Guimaraes
Your email address: 
Your website: https://twitter.com/Thirdkoopa - knew nothing better to link for this
Your userid (number, not name) on our forums, found by viewing your forum profile: http://ocremix.org/community/profile/33965-thirdkoopa/
Name of game(s) arranged: Chrono Trigger
Name of arrangement: Tyrano's Stash
Name of individual song(s) arranged: Tyrano's Lair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwKprnunn8c)
Lucas Guimaraes: Arrangement, Saxophones, Synthesizers, Organ, Bells 
Cory Johnson: Guitar
ImAFutureGuitarHero: Bass, Drums, Auxiliary Percussion
Brandon L. Harnish: Sousaphone, Additional Arranging
ThisIsJayC: Mix
Source Breakdown:

0:00 - 1:00 - Intro from Source
1:01 - 1:41 - A section from Source
1:42 - 2:26 - B Section from Source
2:27 - 3:04 - C Section
3:05 - 3:24 - Combo of sources
3:25 - 4:12 - Chords from Intro, mostly original.
4:13 - 4:41 - Intro from Source motif returned; outro

"ever since the departure of both Sixto Sounds and Danimal Cannon I have felt like there wasn't any good representation when it comes to remixes with guitars of any kind but it looks like these 3 fellows have arrived just in time to change all that for the better and what a mix to do it with I love the slow methodical playing that just lets you simmer on the awesomeness of this particular source tune it does my heart good to hear such nice playing on this remix which I already enjoyed immensely I hope these boys go on to do more, much much more"
This was a comment I received years ago on YouTube for Hallucinatory Province.
Okay, so, flashforward to like, 5 years ago from when I originally made that track and 3(?) years ago from getting that comment. It's April 2023 for Dwelling of Duels (it placed 25th, if you're curious), and I knew I had to do something safe for that month. Why? Two reasons. The first: I had a whole set and panel to prepare for VGM Con. The second: Moving. I wanted to do something in one of my two main genres (Synthwave and Psychedelic Rock). I didn't have time to do much other than arrange and play some instruments/program some VST's. I WANTED to throw some guitars on this one, but didn't have the time. This arrangement was very much in a "I'm tired of everything I write" phase before I sent it off to collaborators.
I recruited ImAFutureGuitarHero and Cory Johnson early. JayC was down for mixing this track, and we vibed what we wanted the tone to be. We settled on something that sounds a bit 60's (ala Deep Purple, The Doors) and something like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's slower paced tracks. Once we knew the tone, ImAFutureGuitarHero recorded bass and drums as soon as he could. Cory followed with guitars quickly, and then we ended up recruiting Brandon, threw some Sousaphone, and went back and forth, from minor arrangement edits and tone, to the final mix well after DoD. I did add a bit of Bari at the suggestion of Hemophiliac and some bells at the end.
The whole track works to tell a story: They're heading into Tyrano's Lair, everything is spooky (I've always thought the original track is a *little* too fast for Uematsu trying to match Mitsuda's composing), there's a final battle, and just like the game, no matter who wins or loses, it all ends in destruction. (Who could forget the this classic Chrono Trigger ending?)
To circle things back: That YouTube comment is part of the reason I've dived into psychedelic rock. I know I haven't got around to much of these psychedelic rock tracks, but there will indeed be many, many more. And the reason I started with that comment is to show the importance of commenting. I don't know how many OC ReMixes you can chalk up to "This wouldn't exist without a comment on a previous ReMix" but this is one of them.
Thank you to my amazing collaborators. You all rock and I can't wait to keep making more music with each of them. I hope you all enjoy!
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  • Liontamer changed the title to 2023/06/26 - (1Y) Chrono Trigger "Tyrano's Stash"
  • 3 weeks later...

I wasn't familiar with this genre, so thanks for explaining it.  Definitely not something I was expecting to hear today. Great tone; your choice of instruments seems eclectic but it all works well together. The crazy ending is, well, a little crazy, but clearly it's intentional.

I can't really find much to criticize here. Checks all the boxes for sure.  Easy


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  • MindWanderer changed the title to 2023/06/26 - (2Y) Chrono Trigger "Tyrano's Stash"
  • 4 weeks later...

really patient intro. beat starts at 0:55 and really does have that squelchy late 60s sound (the sousaphone is such an eclectic choice, lol). this is actually really impressive in how you replicated some of the more traditional soundscapes with modern tools and mics.

2:27 is a shift from duple to triple, and does a nice job replicating the adjacent section in the original. there's a few dissonances i'd say are unintentional at 2:56 or so. the heavy, plodding beat at 3:05 is very fitting for the tyrano. 3:29 we get the big blow. this sounds great through here, and the guitar work feels very authentic to the style. the ending is kind of funny in how different it is.

this is a fun take on a track that doesn't get enough love. nice work.




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  • prophetik music changed the title to 2023/06/26 - (3Y) Chrono Trigger "Tyrano's Stash"

Right off the bat, we’re met with some really lush complementary guitar, synth, and saxophone tones that all play well together. There’s a lot of breathing room in the mix despite the number of instruments and sounds present in the mix - nothing ever feels like it’s competing for space. JayC did a wicked good job on the mix, as did all of the instrumental collaborators. I can absolutely hear the King Gizz influence here in terms of both tonality and the complex arrangement that takes a scenic route filled with numerous detours that come out of nowhere, but never feel unwelcome.

Rad stuff guys!


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