ReMix: Suikoden "Forgotten Daze" 6:21

By SGX

Posted 2002-11-16, evaluated by the judges panel


Our first ReMix from the first Genso Suikoden comes from newcomer SuperGreenX. I just have to quote Judge Pizza's comments on this one:

"I'm sitting here listening to this while I'm reading the December issue of Playboy's interview with Denzel Washington (he seems like a normal guy save for the $20M salary). It's just in the background, not to shabby, ya know? Then all of the sudden my concentration is lost on the article at around 3:42. The beatdrop caught my attention and drove me away from what I was reading.

Before it was an alright mix, you know? I'd have said yeah, but now I'm going to definitely say yes. Why? Because that instance right there broke things up. Techno songs are generally long and repetitive, so when you go in knowing the song is techno you prepare yourself for such.

You say, "instead of bitching cuz it's repetitive, I understand that this genre is structured that way so I'll see how the song fits together as a whole." Well the introduction of the piano at 3:11 helped to break some of the ice, but the breakbeats totally shattered it for me and MADE me really listen to the rest of the song."


I don't usually quote that much from the judges but I liked the tone of that comment and feel it addresses this mix well. This is technotrance with enough touches here and there to pull you in. Like the synchronized hi-hat and synth patterns emphasized in the intro with a nice effected synth lead over top, a killer break section at around 3'00" with ambient bird sounds and delayed piano and koto, and workin' drums throughout (love dem slick kick rolls) - PLUS, for all you out there who have been SCREAMING for a track that features an ending with monkey noises (I get emails daily, man), your ship has finally come in, as SuperGreenX ends the opus with some primate yelps that somehow fit in with everything else, don't ask me how. With the breakbeats, piano, jungle sounds, etc. added to an already clearly competent techno ReMix, this one goes those couple steps above and beyond. Recommended.

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Mund
on 2011-01-29 18:03:20
Sweet mix. It's not one of those songs that drag on and on. It stays upbeat and interesting until the song ends. Leaving you feeling "aw man, it's over?" This is instantly a classic in my mind, and it'll be a favorite of mine for quite a while. This mix is featured in a flash movie made by one of SGX's fans. You can find a link to it on his page: http://www.supergreenx.com.

I have found a link to the flash here: http://dagobah.net/flash/GenSui.swf

Took me a while, but it was worth it. It was this flash that introduced me to SGXs work.

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WesternZypher
on 2011-01-25 17:15:55

you definitely can hear the great things SGX's capable of listening to his premier mix. I love the source tune, the Celtic cover, and this remix.

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OA
on 2009-06-24 18:15:51

Pretty nice soundscape here, with some very cool synth sounds. I really love the synth version of some ortof low sounding pan flute. It's such a cool tone!

The beat is a little generic for a good chunk of the mix, but overall, this has massive textures, some good breakdowns, and the interspersed jungle bird sounds really give it an awesome feel in an otherwise synthetic backdrop.

there's a lot of repetition, but it has a lot of builds and breaks, so it doesn't get too old. This is a really nice mix, and it's cool to hear SGX's debut. :-D

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ChaosPlayer
on 2009-03-03 15:25:14

As mentioned bellow, this is really a kick ass song. Truely a must listen as mentioned bellow... I listened to it three times and it's good. :nicework:

Really cool, really pulse pounding.

I like how the intro sets up the rest of the mix; the energy is already there, and then they add the beat and melody before tying it all together. The breaks throughout the mix do similar things. They allow you to catch your breath, but they don't let you forget that it's going to start again at full force.

I definitely like the the piano coming in at 3:12.

Awesome mix.

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42
on 2008-12-13 22:37:28

Really cool, really pulse pounding.

I like how the intro sets up the rest of the mix; the energy is already there, and then they add the beat and melody before tying it all together. The breaks throughout the mix do similar things. They allow you to catch your breath, but they don't let you forget that it's going to start again at full force.

I definitely like the the piano coming in at 3:12.

Awesome mix.

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TaduKhipa
on 2005-03-27 06:26:10

oh my ... damn now this is a reahehehehehelly good mix! i just love it.

you're on to something and i hope you won't lose track!

GOOD LUCK !

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NewTypeOne
on 2005-02-18 13:16:54

Hot dog! I have to say that I fell in love with the piano. SGX I'll have you know that this is still my fav remix on the site. I salute your work!!! :D

P.S.- Please make more great remixes like this. :wink:

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dj muffin man
on 2004-07-10 18:00:19

sorry supergreenx i had a really coolreview for you then my computer deleted on me :( but anyway it was a really cool remix I liked the birds singing and the way you kept on separating the main beats of the remix with the bird. one of my favourite remixes ;)

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WhoAmI?
on 2004-07-10 15:58:05

Loved the game, loving this mix :). It's really amazing.

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Adella
on 2004-05-03 18:42:38
This is a remix of the Elven Village music isn't it? I haven't played the game in a while.. but I swear that's what it is.

Its from that town when you go back in time with Ted. Its only heard a couple times in the game. The track on the OST is titled "Forgotten Days".

OH!!!! Now I remember! I knew it had to be some kind of ethereal thing. The town where Ted receives Death Eater from his Grandfather and Windy shows up to crash the show? YESSS! I so remember!! Oh geez SuperGreenX.. I wish you'd remix more! ;-;! I went to that website and watched the suikoden video that person made with your song. I kept giggling repeatedly and clapping because it was SO awesome!

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tgfoo
on 2004-05-03 16:39:08

Great googally moogally.... I can't believe i never reviewed this when I was posting as tgfoo.....hmmmm....anyways not much more i can say than what's already been said...good stuff

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sgx
on 2004-05-03 14:00:54
This is a remix of the Elven Village music isn't it? I haven't played the game in a while.. but I swear that's what it is.

Its from that town when you go back in time with Ted. Its only heard a couple times in the game. The track on the OST is titled "Forgotten Days".

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Adella
on 2004-05-02 23:43:23

[edit] This can be deleted... the site screwed up so I accidentally posted twice.

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Adella
on 2004-05-02 23:36:54

This is a remix of the Elven Village music isn't it? I haven't played the game in a while.. but I swear that's what it is.

God where to begin.

I was just browsing after downloading every single Zelda remix this site has from every single game, and then I thought "what could I download next?" So I went and saw there were mixes for suikoden. Sadly there was only one, but I chose to download it anyway without reading the review.

HOLY CRAP.

And no, I'm not going to compare you to Tiesto, or BT, or Oakenfold, or Paul Van Dyke. you're YOU, and you're an AMAZING remixer. My boyfriend is a composer and I made him listen to this and he was in awe.

Seriously.. my god I've been listening to this song on repeat all day long. It's so beautiful, and it's just one of those songs that motivates you and pumps you up no matter what kind of mood you're in! It's beautiful and ethereal and if I had the chance I would give it to a DJ at a club to play.

PLEASE remix more. PLEASE produce more! Your talent is extraordinary and this song has made me incredibly happy. I feel like I can't say enough good things to get across how much I love it.

--Adella

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jessthemullet
on 2004-03-28 13:20:52

Sweet mix. It's not one of those songs that drag on and on. It stays upbeat and interesting until the song ends. Leaving you feeling "aw man, it's over?" This is instantly a classic in my mind, and it'll be a favorite of mine for quite a while. This mix is featured in a flash movie made by one of SGX's fans. You can find a link to it on his page: http://www.supergreenx.com.

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Primary Game:
Suikoden (Konami, 1995, PS1)
Music by Hirofumi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Tamawari, Mayuko Kageshita, Miki Higashino, Tappy Iwase
Songs:
"Forgotten Days (Village of the Hidden Rune BGM)"

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