Posted 2002-05-23, evaluated by djpretzel
Happy! I've been sick recently, and other negative events have conspired to put me in a temporary funk, so I needed a good dose of happy tunes, and I'd say NoppZ' latest Chrono mix qualifies (and then some). With a solid disco beat that is - truth in advertising - rather delightful, and your ubiquitous octave-jumpin' disco synth bass, NoppZ also throws in several varieties of synth, wind instruments, marimba (which he seems particularly fond of and capable of introducing in just about any context with success), vibes, and just a general sense of many joyful goings-on. It does actually feel like fair music, something kids would be riding carousels to, eating cotton candy, etc., etc. Y'all also get a cha-cha-cha ending, just for kicks, and I forgot to mention that I do love how the intro gets its foot in the door then brings in the beats and a more major-key groove. At 1'26" it did sound like there might be a single wrong note on the moving arpeggio vibe-type thang, but maybe I was listening too closely. Anyway, I only heard it the second time as I was way too happy just boppin' my head the first time, which says good things. For a good time, call NoppZ - or just download tha mix :) Recommended.
on 2016-01-21 09:35:06
For those confused about the disco:
The drum beat is a standard disco beat and the synth bass is also a standard for disco. The song may not sound very disco to your ears, but at least the drums are a textbook disco pattern.
on 2014-10-19 21:04:33
Seems like a great song for making you happy when you feel down
on 2009-10-23 09:27:43
The disco reference flies completely over my head. Disco? Where?
Luckily, the reference to the 'delightful' hits the nail on the head. If it does anything, it most certainly delights.
This doesn't aspire to shake the foundations of the euro-dance sound that this derives from, which is a shame because that sound is becoming a bit of a cliche for me. Maybe it's because I tend to resist overly sweet things, but this specific genre is something I wouldn't want to deal with every day. However, despite the fact this mix does nothing to break from conventions, it does utilise them quite well to bring out some nice touches to the melodies and to bring them together in a more than coherent way. That's something that is inarguably enjoyable, I'm sure.
Additionally, samples are standard and predictable and there could have been more arrangement of the source. The mix has flaws, basically. But when Millenial Fair comes in and starts playing, it's hard not to forgive them. It's pretty much guilty fun; not much more than a sickly sweet, well-constructed run-through of three very catchy songs. For some, that's all they need. Though for me, I'm left wanting a little more substance.
on 2009-04-12 08:16:58
This remix is very cool and groovy.
on 2009-04-12 07:44:26
Brilliant remix that never gets boring to listen and always puts a smile on my face when l listen to it.
on 2009-04-08 17:31:37
Bouncy Bouncy! Definitely a delightful mix, which really takes the melancholy flow of Singing Mountain and merges it with the upbeat feeling of Delightful Spekkio and Guardia Millenial Fair. I really like what the tempo change has done and I think that this is a masterful, enjoyable piece.
on 2008-10-17 12:30:51
So not Disco.
I do like it though, and it's way mechanical feeling really makes me think of a little friendly robot rolling around with built-in speakers cranking this out. Maybe a mini-Gato?
The segue to Spekkio was unexpected and awesome, and was improved even further with the modulation. I think this could have been loosened up a little bit and still kept it's feel, but it still works pretty well, even years later.
on 2007-03-04 15:47:16
I still think carnival more than disco when I hear this, but it's good nonetheless. Very Happy-Go-Lucky.
on 2005-09-26 10:33:01
This is a 100% delightful remix that is sure to shine up every face that hear it´s funny techno melodies.
The beginning did almost trick, because it´s just a lonely melody with a classic synth. But then, HEY-HEY! In comes some real happy dancin´ clowns that throws applepies in your face, and still your not mad. Why? Because you´re to happy to be mad.
Okay, maybe that was a bad example.( maybe REALLY bad )
But all of this is just fantastic, three songs sound maybe too much because that the remixes on this site contains one or two songs. But the walkovers are great in this masterpiece, singing mountain isn´t even supposed to be funny, but here it is, and it SMILES.
Okay, an another bad example, but what more can I really say? Even if Willy Wonka, Krusty and the Care bears put their minds together, they wouldn´t even make a mix half this good!
Totally loved that Spekkio-part with his xylofone, that was completely great.
NoppZ, you´re the best.
on 2005-07-19 00:12:41
I think this is a very cool song, sure anyone could've made it, but I still love listening to it. I t gets kinda annoying after awhile, because it's not quite the original 'orchestrated' piece. but still good
on 2005-07-16 04:12:56
NoppZ made an excellent masterpiece of a remix. even though it has that disco pattern, it gives me a happy-depressed-nostalgic feeling. It reminds of you several points in the game... *sniff* lol... one of my favorites ever.
on 2004-07-30 21:49:06
sweet idea for a remix with these two tunes. great work.
on 2004-06-28 04:17:28
This mix is the BOMBDIGGITYSHNOAUW!
This is how much I love this mix. This is the first thing I've posted on these forums in years, it's the first song I gave a 5-star rating in my WMP media library, and I work out to it.
yeah and whoever said it's a great song to whistle to...TIS
on 2004-02-20 17:42:54
Oh, Noppz, how doth I love yee remix? Let me count the ways.....
First, you can listen to it over and over again. And again. And again. And just gets better. I have been listening to it for over 6 months, been on every playlist I could have made, and even burned it on Xbox to listen to while playing Tetris. (Yes, I am a sad example of a gamer sometimes.) Now, I start this off by pointing out the one flaw it has. After listening it enough times, I noticed a sawing\hissing sound throughout the piece, starting at 0:17. Now, at first it didn’t seem so bad, except it soon began to stand out, like a instrument off-key. It also doesn’t help that it covers most of the sound spectrums, which makes it difficult to mum or at least weaken. That was the only weak spot I could find, and the rest of the song was more or less excellent.
For example, the intro. It starts as a standard background support notes, you know, like on a piano piece that which you play the main melody on the right while you do a “C E G” on the left. It starts alone, then is joined by a wonderful chopped synth woodwind, WITH reverb, giving a excellent introduction feel of what is coming up next. And what comes up next is the beautiful melody of Singing Mountain.
Giving a treat for those who attention spans are as short as mine, notice how almost each loop or portion of the song is always different, with the exception of the 2:12 transitional crescendo to the Delightful Spekkio portion. Even the most minor changes are apparent, and prevents it getting stale. That in fact is reason why it lasts so long, it is high-quality, isn’t your run-of-the-mill mix, and is fun to listen. The finale, around 3:27, is simply the most memorable portion, a redone version of an already up-beat tune, Delightful Spekkio, and is carefully played in a epic finish, with a great finisher, a cha-cha-cha. I do have to admit, the Millenial Fair is the weakest portion, but that is compared to the rest of the piece, by itself it a fine remix of it. Now, I can see this as a Credit’s Theme, with the various characters dancing to the beat with the maker’s names float around them, but other than that, it doesn’t really fit into a video game (Though Magus breakdancing would be..... interesting ).
Catchiness: 10 Very catchy, even angry anti-technology types would hum to it knowing it was a techno video game remix.
Replayablity: 10 Even after 6 months, it is my favorite OC Remix on this site
Originality: 8 It is Disco, and it uses some overdone songs, and it is a Chrono Trigger. However, it is a new look, and is fun in a shiny way.
Endless Replay Mode: 7 There is only so much I can take, and 7 times in a row left me missing my other mixes.
Entertainment: 10 I love this song, and it is very fun to listen too, and it is probably one of the top songs on this site.
Overall: 10 This is one of my favorite songs, and is the key reason I love these remixes, something old in a new and catchy way.
on 2003-08-05 14:27:32
This is another example of NoppZ's unique style. He seems to do almost exclusively happy and simple remixes. Being simple isn't a bad thing, in this case; though it won't make anyone go 'wow'. I wouldn't consider it disco, but this remix is quite catchy and, as my sister put it, 'cute'. My only real complaint here would be the lack of any real variation, and the unchanging instruments. Unremarkable and bordering on several midis put together with good samples? Yes. But for reasons I find hard to explain, this piece simply gives off enough good vibes that I really like it.
Sources Arranged (3 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
- "Guardia's Millennial Fair"
"Jolly Ol' Spekkio"
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- Size: 4,230,256 bytes
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