ReMix:Chrono Cross "Time Voyager" 5:21

By Chronosis

Arranging the music of one song...

"Voyage: Another World"

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

Posted 2003-05-30, evaluated by the judges panel

Leaving in less than an hour for New York City, but have just enough time to post this new age Chrono Cross ReMix from newcomer Chronosis, while cleverly reverting to the tried-and-true trick of using Judge-quotes(tm) as padding. Right, then. This time Digital Coma hit the nail on the head, and basically summed up my own estimation of Chronosis' work: "Soothing and serene; quite evocative of a dreamscape atmosphere. This does start off just as the original does, albeit with a liberal coating of delay feedback on the bell lead, but gradually grows out of its roots and fills itself out with shufflebeat percussion, backdrop chorals, and an attractive piano improv. A few jitters with the piano and a bit repetitious towards the end, but on the whole there are no noticeably staggering flaws for a mix of this length that pleasingly pays respect to its source." - new age/ambient isn't the easiest genre to make really interesting - it ends up being more atmospheric, something to get lost in. But Chronosis does add the requisite extra touches to keep things progressing, and thus the arrangement does have a forward flow to it. The "jitters" DC refers to I hear most flagrantly towards the very end of the piece, where there are some (yes, he's going to use that controversial phrase again) "wrong notes", which is a shame because the whole piece is very smooth and the last impression it leaves is a little shaky. Other than that, though, this is a good example of a competent new age-style John Tesh-o-rama arrangement of Chrono Cross, fit for consumption by any and all that dig the genre and/or the series.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2018-08-15 20:56:16

How have I not reviewed this song?

I've listened to this track probably since I first started visiting OCR, and I must say, it's aged very well. Personally, I like its conservative arrangement (which I tend to like more than creative ones, in general). The piano adds enough to keep the track from being overly atmospheric, but still blends with the song to avoid becoming distracting.

Great for setting the mood for working or just straight up relaxing with a drink and a book in hand.

on 2015-12-27 22:07:15

Sounds like BGM in a visual novel. Very atmospheric and "pretty" (a trivializing word IMO but it fits here). It's on the conservative side though; the drums are nice, but I think more coulld be done.

on 2015-12-27 05:08:54

Always a fan of anything that incorporates the Chrono series, and with the artist's name being in the same vein...I had to listen.

Now, being 10 years old, it makes sense to give leniency on production values but with this track, it reminds me a lot of the ambient vibes in the Spyro series. However, at times, it does feel rather repetitive and while I'm not super critical on that...I think anyone who listens to this piece might just want a little more. But, it's great for what it is: A smooth ride from start to finish.

on 2012-06-13 16:44:42

Voyage (both Home and Another) were two of my all-time favorite pieces of music. This remix does it justice. Thank you for your work. :)

Sari Uchiha
on 2010-11-16 11:58:20

This remix is sooo good! Honestly, you are a genius! I'm gonna download this right now....

on 2010-01-19 11:05:22

Really REALLY mellow.



7 out of 10

on 2009-10-01 15:40:03

Okay, that was amazing. Maybe I'm just a sucker for new age-y stuff. Maybe I'm just a sucker for Chrono Cross's soundtrack. Either way, the combination is genius.

on 2009-06-15 09:53:04

Dreamy, deep and quite chipper for me too. It can make me sleepy and want to play Peggle until 4am at the same time.

Nice floaty piano fare. The ending does snap you out of the dreamscape a little, due to the piano work not clicking into its right place 100%, which I've learnt was intentional. I must admit I did tilt my head at those moments, but I don't think it necessarily sounds rotten.

Despite the deep sound, I think this is a very simple-natured mix with clear aspirations and some very ear-pleasing moves to show. A good zone out, feel good mix.

on 2009-06-01 17:35:18

Pretty nice soundscape, I am feeling this one. There are some weird piano note choices near the end (sounds like wrong notes to me, IMO), but for most of the track I am super relaxed. :-)

There isn't a lot of development texturally, but maybe too much work there would ruin the vibe.

Either way, this one is good listeninz, check it out CC fans. :-)

on 2008-12-11 23:12:48

This has been one of my favorite tracks for a VERY long time, sometimes I play it before I go to bed, its just that soothing, great job!:razz:

on 2008-12-11 22:32:59

this is beeeaaauuutiful. chrono cross has one of the greatest soundtracks evar

when the drums come in at 1:28ish... sooooo good. and i love those bells that play out the melody. wonderful piano work following.

i don't know what to say... but i have just found one of my new favorite mixes.

on 2005-10-05 21:42:51

I'm sorry, I know you meant well, Chronosis. But, your remix isn't as good as the original. It just doesn't present anything new. It's kind of a dreamy, drooly reverb cespool. That sounds too harsh... I'm just bored. It's still pretty.

on 2005-08-30 11:02:22

Very, very lush. Really surprised I didn't remember this one at all considering that I've listened to everything. The drums were a little repetitive and didn't really fit with the atmosphere as much as I liked, but other than that, I enjoyed it. Nice stuff, Jay. Some engaging work.

on 2005-01-02 11:48:47

Every time I play this song, my sister says that it reminds her of being underwater; which is basically what the original song was (it was the sailing theme), and Chronosis brings the "underwater" feeling out even more with this great song.

on 2004-09-01 04:33:26

I love the soft setup. It's very soothing. Thank you Chronosis. I love this song.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

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

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