Posted 2004-03-03, evaluated by djpretzel
I think I'll skip the gratuitous comments about the ubiquity of CT mixes, esp. of this particular theme, and get to the gist of it: mv maintains his reputation of immaculately produced, slick, melodic, creative arrangements, this time working an awe-inspiring variety of timbres into a jazz-hop groove. A smood sax solo, percolating cross-panned synth textures, full vibe B3 organ, a nicely mastered compressed drum beat, satisfyingly deep but also active bass, and - clearly the salient, standout element - a flooring ethnic string guitar instrument of some nature. Can't specifically ID it, so make your guesses or perhaps mv can comment - whatever it is, it kicks (updated: GrayLightning informs me it's a Saz - "a turkish stringed instrument from the family of santoor, bouzuki, sitar"). This is just a fully realized piece - in general, mv's style seems to result in very comprehensive, satisfying mixes, where there's arrangement going on, variety, and usually an explorative solo or two, coupled with excellent samples and performances (the sax here is pristine), and then married with very discerning production methodology. You could listen for chinks in the sonic armor of his stuff, and who knows, you might come up with some personal nitpicks, but overall both style AND substance are in full attendance on a regular basis, unlike myself in my senior year of high school. Great mix, smooth ending, very covered material, but a welcome addition to a talented if crowded family of mixes. Recommended.
on 2016-03-04 17:53:20
Beautifully peaceful mix. Listen to this when you need time to relax.
on 2010-04-30 14:50:46
Nice track indeed- very good samples, and while not the most unique take on a well-loved theme, there is a very high level of execution on display. Not my favorite source, but this is one of the better versions of it on the site.
on 2010-04-18 03:27:21
It's not jazz guys! Closer to hip-hop or something.
Genre rant aside, this is one tight remix. Nice work indeed; very relaxing.
on 2009-12-29 22:15:25
According to the write up the lead string is called a "Saz", and it frightens me a bit.
For the most part I like this mix, it has an energetic groove balancing out a mellow smoothness reminiscent of jazz. It also has a nice breezy/airy aspect to it making it feel whimsical. This mix just seems to say "Slow down, chill, and get reenergized."
All in all, very solid mix.
on 2008-09-26 18:05:18
This ReMix is well worthy of being used on the in development remake of CT, not that there's anything against reusing the excellent original tune.
on 2008-05-11 19:32:30
well worth the bump, Audix. This has always been toward the top of my "most frequently played" playlist.
I just can't get enough of the bassline and the organ parts - never mind the great saz and sax leads.
on 2008-05-09 23:38:48
2 1/2 year bump!
Was just browsing through my remix collection tonight and came across this gem. One of my favorite OCR chill tracks, looped it three times cause it's just that good.
on 2005-12-24 07:32:13
Im suprised, some of these mixes are years and years old but not many replies to their mixes here
Anyway I joined this Site JUST to say how MUCH I LOVE all these Remixes, I will comment on ALL my favourite mixes!
Been listening to this mix almost Every Day for months. I swore to myself I will register to this godblessed website and give my feedback! I love you all! Merry Christmas!!!
beautiful work mv - I love you and merry xmas
on 2005-11-20 07:30:05
I have no idea how I ended up getting a bad download of the song, but it's much better now that I've got the right version.
Yeah, happens to me too, but it works if you change the one you have with a new downloaded one.
on 2005-11-20 05:03:40
Very good jazzy style remix of an old good song. Even if this particular track's been more or less beat to death, I'm still liking this remix. (Yes.. Posting this here mostly because there's gotta be a nice review on the page for a nice song. )
Anyway, a few posts ago, I made a serious error:
It's an O.K. song and all, but there's an abrupt, and i mean ABRUPT, cut to the one song from FF9 at about 3:00. After about a minute of that song, it ABRUPTLY ends...
That's not from FF9, that's the Chrono Trigger main theme at about 2:58. And I'd hardly call it ABRUPT. I thought mv mixed it quite well with the Zeal theme.
Having gone through and downloaded all of the 1-1250 remixes offered over bittorrent, I can safely say my problem was similar to that skipping stuff casued by playing while bittorent has half-finished downloads. I have no idea how I ended up getting a bad download of the song, but it's much better now that I've got the right version.
on 2005-09-27 04:40:07
I´m just gonna stop trying...
Great work here from mv, a Zeal remix that really get it all going, ya´know!?
Very cool sax at the middle( i believe it´s a sax so just let me believe okay) and a great walkover to Zeal´s final melody at the end.
THIS is the greatest Zeal remix ocremix has and will have. mv rules.
on 2004-10-14 13:39:42
This is yet another excellently executed mix of the zeal theme, but I feel like all the zeal remixes are starting to sound like the exact same thing but with a slightly different string instrument used for the lead melody. Hopefully the next Zeal remix takes a completely different aproach from what we've heard so far. I think it would be possible to retain the "etheriality" of the song without resorting to the same "smooth jazz" style that 8/10 zeal mixes use. Someone please surprise us next time.
on 2004-09-16 11:58:11
I, on the other hand, will not grow tired of this song being remixed. The mix is very ethereal. Did a good job. Will remain in my winamp playlist for a while.
on 2004-09-09 19:29:39
Listening to this reminds me of something I could put on and have a nice game of volleyball on the beach. That's what Zeal is to me. It's such a good mix. Congrats. You should run this around to record companies and see if they will pick you up. ^^
on 2004-09-09 11:21:53
This is very good stuff. First track I heard from MV. Even though the section with the saxaphon reminds me of some elevator music I heard in Walmart, this song is really catchy. Gives me that "Stayin' Alive" disco feel. Excellent.
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
- "Corridor of Time"
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