DarkeSword's latest is a peppy, bubble-gum techno trance arrangement from Sonic Adventure. With percolating square waves and bell chimes, filtered analog synth, anchored sub bass, and a good beat going on, the only slight downer is the wide, detuned lead synth that enters around 0'41" - though the judges acknowledged its appropriateness for the genre, it's still a bit blase and callous - the slow release also results in some of the chromatic runs' notes running into each other a bit. I'd have recommended something smoother, or perhaps the application of a faster release/decay and some gating tricks, to assuage this one aspect, but fortunately everything else is in place. PLUS, this is a two-for-one, covering the Twinkle Park and Sonic themes, with a nice segue around the middle into a mellower, more atmospheric break, which keeps things interesting. Judge Malcos writes: "Good sounds, I like the way that effects and good arrangement have been used to keep the listeners' interest, as this is a longish mix. Everything keeps changing, moving, progressing. Yes, it is a very happy sounding mix." - which pretty much sums it up: if you're looking for some uplifting Sonic electronica that's got a fair share of variation, esp. for the genre, this should float your boat. Good stuff from DarkeSword.
on 2018-08-22 16:21:04
Not saying Sonic Adventure shouldn't be credited, but I am saying Sonic 3D Blast deserves to be credited here. Who's responsible of tagging games into remixes?
on 2011-12-27 11:35:13
This was the very first DarkeSword track I heard, and I think it might have been among the first 5 OC ReMix's I had ever heard. I actually remember the exact moment; I was abusing my high school's T1 connection back in 2003, as I didn't have broadband at the time, trying to download as much stuff as I could. I noticed this track when I was looking through a list of Sonic mixes and my eyes lit up, because I have loved the source ever since hearing it in 3D Blast.
This track still holds up to the test of time imo. It's got a well-rounded sound to it. Very upbeat; I'm glad that aspect of the source was kept intact, though I can't really imagine a take on Twinkle Park without that. I still dance a bit every time it comes up when I shuffle my OCR folder. Excellent stuff.
on 2009-12-02 14:12:02
Nice synths starting out- i love that analog gliding sound.
Trancey synths are ok but not awesome, but the little bell chime is beautiful and fits perfectly. Beats are a bit generic but keep the track sufficiently propelled without being too heavy, and there is a decent amount of progression. Everything is nice and cheerful and speedy, like a good Sonic track should be. Nice work, Darkesword.
on 2007-11-20 05:11:09
I'm a few years late on this one but that doesn't take away from how bad ass this mix is. Stumbled onto it in my archive and I've been enjoying it for a couple weeks, so I felt obligated to get in here and throw up a review on it.
It's fantastic. Great work DS.
on 2006-07-12 07:50:09
Since DarkeSwrord has managed to produce many nice remixes over time, I thought it would be interesting to listen to this one as well. Bubble-gum trance would be a fitting name for this, this isn't something that you would get serious too on the dance floor, but it's quite enjoyful to listen to.
However, it was at 1:57 that my opinion changed in a very drastic manner. When that melody started......I just became .......engulfed if I might say in that cute and cuddly bell synth that played one of the most hypnotizing melodies I've heard in a while.
Sadly, that moment was over quickly and the remix continued with its previous concept, but the melody appeared for a short while in the end too. But to sum it all up, this remix really really good. The trance layout isn't bad, everything works smoothly, so I'm content.
on 2004-11-11 08:56:10
This MiX is CrAzY. Me and my friend Klyle even made words to it loooool (put your hands up!! in the sky)
on 2004-08-24 01:44:23
It's a good song, heck, it's a great song. It's mixed well, it's creative, and it's got a very enjoyable mood to it.
But it's too
on 2004-06-16 03:58:29
disliked... sounded to cheez for me.
on 2004-05-28 02:49:17
Wow. Some people say this tune's original sounds were weak?
IMO, this tune was already perfect to begin with, and had lots of smoothly flowing notes. And the melody was one of the most memorable to me. Easily one of the best Sonic or a videogame melody to me.
But then again, this remix pushes the bar and extends on the original!
It doesn't quite re-think it, but just adds a bit and extends it a bit. In essence, simply remixing it.
And that's a great enough job for a great Sonic Adventure game tune!
on 2004-05-24 17:59:26
I think it was a good decision on Sonic Team's part, as the Genesis soundtrack for S3DB was quite underrated. While I liked the Saturn soundtrack, I always felt that the Genesis one had better, stronger, and catchier melodies, particularly Rusty Ruins Zone and Diamond Dust Zone.
I posted something on the same topic in this thread before OCRemix redesigned, but it seems to have disappeared... Anyway, I too much preferred the soundtrack from the 16-bit version of Sonic 3D Blast/Flickies Island to that of the Saturn version; it was indeed catchier and, overall, more Sonic-like, for lack of a better description on my part. Good work.
on 2004-05-08 14:21:43
AHH!! Great to hear a Sonic Adventure ReMix that isn't CHOA!! Liked it veru much man, great work!!!
on 2004-04-27 20:31:19
I love how you have Twinkle Park and Twinkle Circuit both in the same song, and how you made them fit together so nicely. This is my favorite Sonic Adventure remix so far. Hopefully you put out a lot more
on 2004-02-25 22:12:25
This is my favorite Sonic mix. There's so much to this song that it never gets boring. I also love how he chose to put Sonic's theme into the song, great choice. I love Sonic's theme in SA, so it's another reason to love this remix. Great work, one of my favorites.
on 2004-02-25 17:47:01
Good mix. I haven't heard the source material, but that doesn't make it any less of a cool song. Great mix. keep it up.
on 2004-02-11 10:43:17
Nice job posting twice Robby. Lol. That's OK. You're freekin addicted and nothing will stop that! Muahahahaha! This song is too good for me....aaaaa.....Robby you're mom will have to suffer horribly if you listen to that with your woofer on after school every day. (It makes his room shake!) Lol. He's in my L A class watching me post this....Your mom hates techno (how true) and she'll have to suffer from DarkeSwords merciless techno beats for all of eternity! hahahaa!
Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Sonic Adventure (Sega, 1998, DC)
Music by Fumie Kumatani, Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Masaru Setsumaru
- "It Doesn't Matter ...THEME OF "SONIC""
"Twinkle Cart ...for Twinkle Park"
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