ReMix: Chrono Trigger "Revival Day Impoetus" 3:31

By djpretzel

Arranging the music of one song...

"The Last Day of the World"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2000-07-10, evaluated by djpretzel


What can I say? It's my first Squaresoft ReMix, guys & gals, and I worked damn hard on it. It's from the "The Day the World Revived" track off the classic SNES game. I hate writing my own comments, but frankly, I think it turned out really well, especially the drum track, which has no loops and was all programmed by me. I am PROUD of this piece. I know there are a lot of CT fans out there - this one's for you. Enjoy what is definitely one of my top 5 ReMixes yet.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Daemos
on 2016-07-05 14:55:56

Good heavens was this posted in 2000? Watched a Deathbattle on YouTube and this song was apart of the music track made me come here to listen to it (not at home). I've had this song in my playlist for... well not too long after it was posted. (might have been the song that lead me here, not sure coulda been a MegaMan or FFVI remix too) This is STILL after all these years a fun and catchy remix.

After all these years it still get's a 10 in my book :)

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Tables
on 2015-08-18 20:26:22

Whoa this is the jazzy hyperextrapolation djpretzel that I like to see!

I know were proud of the drums, I am too! They might stand to be a little quieter but that's sort of okay since they're... not sure how to word this, but they seem intricate enough to have real weight? in this song, as opposed to being more of a driving force or a essential background element.

And the relative harshness of the drums apposed to the softer melodic Rhodes-y bits might be part of the charm in this song. Chaotic good and chaotic evil combined, or something. It's very fascinating and very easy to listen to multiple times. Very sweet

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dANGER boy
on 2012-11-03 04:29:47

Can't decide on this one. I like the direction djp was headed, especially towards the solo area of the song. Only thing holding me back is the percussion. At least for me, too much scratching and screeches. Good ReMix though and certainly ahead of its time. Will give it a couple more chances to win me over.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-18 03:44:13

Stands out among the plethora of Chrono Trigger ReMixes.

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JadeAuto
on 2009-12-08 23:04:51

What else can be said about this track that hasn't been already? Like many others, it's one of the first that really hooked me on OCR. I stumbled across the site in 2002 from napster, I think (looking for final fantasy vocal remixes, srsly), and this was pure bliss back then. Took me 3 years to register on the forums, and another 4 before posting semi-regularly at all. But this song is one of two or three that I can point to and say "this started it all for me".

The high end has to come down just a little bit when I crank it on my car stereo (for reasons previously noted by others), but this thing just grooves so well, I can't stop but play it.

One of my personal top 20 remixes on this site (and no, I'm not listing them :nicework: ).

It's just that good. If you've never heard it... stop. Right now. Stop. Download it. Stop. Listen to it. Stop. And enjoy.

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K.B.
on 2009-12-07 22:10:29

I remember when I first heard this. "The Day The World Revives? Pffft. No way." Took me several comparisons before I finally caught it. It's all there, but rather than being the obvious lead in the mix, it's the foundation.

And it couldn't work any better. The original is mournful, and here it's similarly somber in the lower-end organ and chilling in the higher-end, synthy strings. That gives the entire soundscape a distinctly melancholic feel, and the bass and keyboard tones are mellow enough to avoid jarring the mood. But juxtapose that with energetic drums and grooving bass and keyboard lines and you've got the Saturday night track for the hopeless. Hungry people get down.

But that fusion of infectious groove into a bleak atmosphere is just one of the ways that this track gets its depth. The layering is superb, the drumwork is disgusting, and the alterations of the melody for each instrument are fantastic. And it's the lattermost that really makes this click: having that focus in each layer - and keeping even the highly interpretive keyboard lines grounded in the melody - unites the track. Speaking of, I have to comment on the keyboard work. Keeping left hand restrained while the right goes wild... damn that's hot. But it's those slightly delayed double-notes afterward that really tops it off. Air-plink them every time.

As if that's not enough, this is one of the most repeatable tracks ever created. Because that final fade-to-intro instrumentation, you don't simply have one of the best remixes ever, you have one of the best remixes that never has to end.

Part of me feels silly, though, for commenting on a djp track, even one that's a favorite of mine and is this sorely under-reviewed. I mean, his work is consistently excellent, and telling someone on ocr that they should listen to djp's mixes is like telling a tourist visiting Paris that they might want to check out the Louvre.

Then again, if you're looking for a specific exhibit, this might very well be the Mona Lisa.

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ella guro
on 2009-12-01 04:38:09

This track fucking rules! My favorite djp mix, even being only the 77th mix on the site. The amazing thing about this mix is that it has this really spastic percussion that's kind of this swirling industrial stew and even manages to throw in a slightly cheesy jazzy electric piano without ever taking away from the somber atmosphere. It even adds to it in a weird way! The sounds are also totally out-of-this-world great, especially that lead synth string/choir sound. DJP has done funky many times, but this is one of the times where he combines it really well with something else and it forms a crazy pseudo-genre.

The production maybe isn't up to the standards of a lot of mixes today. Otherwise I got nothing else to say here 'cept this is a must hear.

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OA
on 2009-11-12 15:51:50

I love the opening percussion, and the overall mood is great- excellent solo as well, before breaking down into some strings and more beats for an outro. The mix feels way shorter than it actually is, but it has a lot of interting parts, and an especially good bass part. Seems that there is some of the (in)famous early DJP highend in some of the percussion which makes it harder to loops, but this track has held up really well.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-07-28 10:10:49

Wow. Un-freaking-believable.

As the site chronology exists today, this is the 50th mix. And yet I wouldn't be complaining even if it were the 1500th mix.

This is impeccable stuff. Drums still pack oomph, the bass is still killer and of course you can't ignore the amazing step forward in term of soloing. This is pretzel soloing at its most unadulterated and pristine state served piping hot. I can't get enough of it; it has addictive qualities.

As good as the mixes that came before, I do think this really solidified the calibre of future djpretzel mixes. It's super interpretive, it's melodic and it has a timeless quality to it. An early prototype of what every mix should hope to be. A perfect mix, and an important one at that.

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vindkast
on 2009-04-18 00:22:44

Definitely an all-time favorite. A great example of layering-- I love the buildup as it adds instrument after instrument, dives into solos, then adds more-- only to take them away for dramatic effect. The moment when then bass kicks in still kicks my ass, and the lead hasn't even shown up yet. Very well put together, and very rewarding with a great progression. Would love to hear more like this!

(tho I must admit the climactic 2:36-2:39 and 3:00-3:06 buildups now reminds me of (link) Trenthian's "have-to-do-the-same-damn-thing-again!")

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AeroZ
on 2008-08-07 12:10:34

I grew up with this track.

Don't know why I haven't written on this before.

Bring backs lots of memories this one.

Really love this mix. GJ!

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bartleby
on 2007-05-17 09:42:12

the only reason i registered was to say this is the dopest song on this site.

hell yes.

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DragonFireKai
on 2007-03-13 16:09:24

This was the second OCRmix I downloaded. The first was Ziwtra's Downwind mix. I love the perussion line that DJP lays down here. This is proof positive that DJP knew what he was doing when he made this site.

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ph0sphorousgobu
on 2006-12-25 12:15:00

I love Chrono Trigger. I never beat it, though..maybe I should go do that before I die.

But this mix? Killer. I love breakbeat, you captured that nicely. The crazy jazzy thingies are great too. DJPretzel pwns this site, and my soul too. So Lord Pretzel, keep makin' awesome remixes and I'll keep making blood sacrifices to increase your prayer power.

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synthetic_realities
on 2005-09-28 18:21:27

I really like what you did with this. The drums really make this song, but the solos are nice too. A solid mix, and it's definately on my mp3 player!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"The Last Day of the World"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Drum and bass, Jazz
Mood:
Chill, Jazzy
Instrumentation:
Breakbeats, Electric Piano, Electronic, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Effects > Glitching
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Chrono_Trigger_Revival_Day_Impoetus_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,765,963 bytes
MD5:
282cfe880be1b71817d88add4d76da2b
Bitrate:
214Kbps
Duration:
3:31

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