Arranging the music of one song...

"Ending ~ Le Tresor Interdit"

Primary Game: Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Houseki (Square, 1996, SNES), music by Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2002-12-31, evaluated by djpretzel


Well, I'm off to Philly to, if weather permits, catch the Mummers' Parade, largely inspired to do so by the documentary film STRUT! that I saw at the last Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival - fun, interesting stuff. So, just one post to ring in 2003, but you can expect more later in the week as we begin another bright year of ReMixing. I have high hopes for 2003 - I already know my first mix will be vastly different from anything I've done before, for better or worse. While not Auld Lang Syne outright, nor sharing portions of it, this Radical Dreamers ReMix from Kaijin does have a bit of New Year's flair to it, with an upbeat, contemporary pop ballad thing going on. Full, rich piano, oboe, bells, strings, violin, a subtle anchoring electric bass, and some varied, really rather good drum work that's heavy on 'dem tambourines. While listening, I found myself specifically focusing on the drums, as many ballad-type arrangements don't take the time to give them some lovin', but Kaijin consistently refutes any such generalization and has done so again here with a nice sense of rhythm and good fills. This is simply an all-around pleasant peace of music which seems like it'd be good accompaniment to whiling away the hours tonight with some ______ (insert beverage of choice here) waiting for the ball to drop and confetti fly. As a sidenote, is there anyone besides me who thinks they should actually DROP the New Year's ball instead of lowering it at the speed of your local geriatric driver? Sure, it'd break, light bulbs would pop, glass shards would fly in a zillion directions and maim many innocents, but it would be a more definitive and exciting way to end one year and begin the next, I'll tell you that. Until the authorities in NYC see it my way, we'll have to settle for a slowly descending, impotent showpiece, but at least we'll have some good tunes to go with it ^^ Happy new years + recommended.

djpretzel

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Ivan Hakštok
on 2012-10-17 19:45:20

During my time on OCR, I've listened to plenty of remixes, but this one is still my favorite.

It preserves the mood of the source and yet adds more to it. Something that always amazed me in this remix is the cohesion between the piano and other instruments. Every part of this remix is great and they all blend into an awesome whole.

There's only one problem with this remix though: it's too short! I could just put the outro on a loop and listen to it until my ears stop working :D

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OA
on 2008-04-15 15:41:56

Very pretty style, and great interpretation of the theme. Being overly familiar with the song, I have to say the rhythmic change-ups on the melody were very refreshing and tasteful. Very nice filling out of the sound, and the only real (minor) weakness is some of the sequencing/sample defficiencies of the solo violin.

I've actually had this on my playlist for years and years and it's always nice when it comes up. The piano and bells are great, and the mood it sets is beautiful.

Nice work :-)

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about:blank
on 2006-12-31 09:03:58

Very nice work here, I've always been a huge fan of Mitsuda, and for one of the earlier mixes on the site, this was very well done.

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kaijin
on 2004-01-25 17:41:16
[...] anyone that still needs convincing as to Kai’s ability to exploit emotion should pick up his Xenogears - Emotion (Starlight Dream Mix)

Ah.. but I am not able to find it here on this site. Was it removed in one of the 'purges'? Or do you mean 'Xenogears - SoftWindsCry'?

he is talking about a remix that was written 6 years ago before I even knew about OCremix. It's not very good and really isn't a good example of exploiting emtion. A good example would be the much more recent and obviously higher quality "A momentary emotion" posted on VGmix.

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Synchrone
on 2004-01-24 20:07:09
[...] anyone that still needs convincing as to Kai’s ability to exploit emotion should pick up his Xenogears - Emotion (Starlight Dream Mix)

Ah.. but I am not able to find it here on this site. Was it removed in one of the 'purges'? Or do you mean 'Xenogears - SoftWindsCry'?

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Deryck Khusial
on 2003-07-07 04:06:15

keep doing your thing, Kai. you once mentioned that your aim in remixes is to merely exploit all the emotion for what it’s worth. and lemme tell ya, you consistently succeed in doing so. this one’s no different. the Guitar Mix of this is subtle but discernible, and i enjoyed that one as well

and anyone that still needs convincing as to Kai’s ability to exploit emotion should pick up his Xenogears - Emotion (Starlight Dream Mix)

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DarkeSword
on 2003-01-13 10:54:47
The song is simply amazing. You have always been one of my favorite remixers.

On a side note: Does anyone know where to get an OST of Radical Dreamers?

http://www.snesmusic.org

The SPC set is available there.

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JBKMDX
on 2003-01-13 02:55:25

The song is simply amazing. You have always been one of my favorite remixers.

On a side note: Does anyone know where to get an OST of Radical Dreamers?

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Shhteve
on 2003-01-11 20:00:56
Hey-sweet job. This is probaly Mitsuda would have made this sound if he didn't have to make this for the snes sound hardware. Nice work. Very professional.

I believe this song would most likely make him cry.. I mean, come on. Knowing that so many people all over the entire world, wanting to idolize and perfect your sound..

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TheWired
on 2003-01-10 15:26:00

Its with great pride that i make this my official 1000th mp3.

Kaijin simply blows me away with this one, the beauty on this song is off the charts, i've rarely heard something this amazing.

Everything about this is harmonic, and it has that whole ballad-feel to it, a trademark of Kaijin.

So for the second time, im proud of making this my 1000th mp3, great job.

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sgx
on 2003-01-04 00:23:49

Hey-sweet job. This is probaly Mitsuda would have made this sound if he didn't have to make this for the snes sound hardware. Nice work. Very professional.

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Shhteve
on 2003-01-03 22:28:41

You know, there are a lot more Squaresoft works of art that we simply don't know about, the ones that never made it to our shores. There are quite a few good games, too. I've seen some translating groups working on those games, so hopefully soon we'll at least get to check them out, in english. :)

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Walls of Time
on 2003-01-03 09:24:54

Great, but made me sad that they never translated the game. :(

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hamb0
on 2003-01-01 07:27:09

simply amazing.

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SsaiskK
on 2002-12-31 19:11:11

too short, more please =)

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Primary Game:
Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Houseki (Square, 1996, SNES)
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Ending ~ Le Tresor Interdit"

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