ReMix: Chrono Cross "Dreamer" 3:47

By Evan Pattison

Arranging the music of one song...

"Voyage: Home World"

Primary Game: Chrono Cross (Square, 1999, PS1), music by Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2003-04-07, evaluated by the judges panel


Starblaze gave us a couple good, memorable mixes last year, and with his first ReMix of 2003 adds a third quality piece, this time a very pleasant, acoustic guitar and piano-driven mellow rock arrangement from Chrono Cross. A low flute covers the main melody, atop a very driven (but not overly aggressive) drum track featuring some tres nice hi-hat sequencing. Bass almost sounds like a fretless, but has a more rounded attack like a straight electric. At any rate, everything's very smooth here - though the acoustic guitar pattern stage left is repetitious, nothing here is abrasive and the overall feel is very pleasant. Samples are high-quality, especially the flute, which dips into the lower octaves with a tasteful vibrato and articulation that add just the right touch. It's the very tightly programmed hi-hats stage right, however, that tie the mix together and give it life. This one simple element raises the whole ReMix to the next level - a more mundane hi-hat pattern, or none at all, wouldn't have been half as effective. It's them triplets, folks - good stuff. A very enjoyable acoustic rock excursion of CC from Evan, not to be missed.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Sari Uchiha
on 2010-11-16 11:39:36

Just like Stompa, I made an account just to post that this is one of the top five songs I've heard on OCRemix so far!:wink:

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SkyDragon63
on 2010-11-15 13:52:21

Amazing job. I love the soundtrack to CC and always check for good remixes, but this just blew me away. One of my favorite themes done up beautifully.

Thanks you, sir.

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Im_Just_Shawn
on 2010-01-19 11:06:27

***Hands Evan a cookie***

AWSOME JOB! :D

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OA
on 2009-12-18 14:32:11

wow, a Chrono Cross mix that I somehow overlooked, and ends up being amazing. DJP said it right, those hihats are really the star here (not sure i'll ever have a chance to say *that* again XD ), and hearing something this upbeat and well nuanced really makes me want to do some tracks in this style. It's very inspiring.

Great mix!

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Lucentas
on 2009-10-01 15:33:02

Marvelous job! This mix is so refreshing, it reminds me of a spring day at the beach or something.

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Stompa Mudhole
on 2008-01-16 11:26:00

I made an account just so I could tell you that this remix is absolutly amazing.

You did a Wicked job.

My ears are in bliss.

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Geoffrey Taucer
on 2006-05-30 15:10:46

This is absolutely one of my favorite mixes on this site. It's very beautiful, and so soothing. You cannot possibly listen to this and not be happy afterward.

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NeOmega
on 2006-05-30 06:22:41

I have had this one in my mp3 rotation for at least a year. And I have grown very fond of it. To me it is very innocent and happy.

The song reminds me of all my pets, past and present.

strange eh? But it's true, every time I hear it, I think of tha animals I love or have loved.... hmm.

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Vero
on 2005-01-02 11:15:43

It kind of reminds me of Scott Peeples' "Another Inspiration", which is a good thing. I probably like the guitar the best in it.

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esden9
on 2004-10-26 05:35:13

A great mix of movement and natural type sounds. Pacing is very well pulled off, the mix is not too long nor too short and rises and falls just when it should. A satisfying listening experience.

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Corporal Eschebone
on 2004-09-06 01:28:21

The guitar work somehow successfully pulls off its country influences while the rest of the mix is ambient enough to not make annoying repetitive or redneck. Really cool, this should go in a deer-huntin' game or the like. It'd make said game 5x better.

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DragonFireKai
on 2004-08-26 22:08:53

This song captures the "Island in the Sun" aspect of Chrono Cross. I love it. great guitars.

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Solid-Snake
on 2004-01-26 12:47:58

...I Like this one... Please make more ReMixes like this :D

I Really enjoyed it, !!..Chrono Cross..!!

Lol

!!..Solid Snake..!!

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.IceWinter.
on 2003-09-04 21:13:54

This is truly a beautiful song. The guitar is amazing! So good it makes me wana go out and learn how to play the guitar! This a great great song. I give it two thumbs up!

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Fray
on 2003-06-09 22:01:32

This... is awesome. I don't really have much to say that people haven't already said, but I'm blown away by this one. Thanks for a great mix, Starblaze. I'm off to download all your other stuff :)

Fray

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Cross (Square, 1999, PS1)
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Voyage: Home World"

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