ReMix:Chrono Trigger "Aqueous Transgression" 4:25

By Sole Signal

Arranging the music of one song...

"Ocean Palace"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square , 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2008-06-20, evaluated by the judges panel

Aqueous Transgression
Proper Noun

1. unlawful urination on someone else's property
2. airing a censored broadcast of Spielberg's classic Jaws
3. sneaking into SeaWorld
4. Audix' latest kickass mix of Chrono Trigger

Pretty much; Greg writes:

"I've always loved the Ocean Palace source tune, and felt that there was a lot of potential for development into an epic electro/orchestral/rock style, so I attempted to do just that with this mix. Little bit of self-indulgent keyboard soloage (sp?) at 3:15 for kicks, and the original sample makes a brief appearance as well. Also, special thanks go to avaris for the title."

This one's pretty hottastic, and all the judges could really critique were the relatively static dynamics; everything else is spot-on, and might be Greg's best work yet. Granted, he's only got two other mixes on the site, but both of them are excellent as well. JJT writes:

"i'm still in love with that piano segue. there is plenty of personalization going on here, while still keeping Ocean Palace at the heart of the arrangement. in that sense, this is textbook OCR. i also have respect for just about anyone who can write a decent bassline. production does the job for me. i can hear everything i'm supposed to hear clearly enough.

blah blah blah, yes."

Four pretty easy blah-blah-blah yesses from the panel; Audix has major skills and pairs them up with a respect for both arrangement and variety. We've had some absolutely fantastic mixes lately, and this one is no exception; I strongly recommend you all aqueously transgress as soon as humanly possible.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2024-01-25 21:37:33

I love this take on the source! There are some very playful twists in the arrangement and the ramps in excitement put this one on par with the FFVII Remake battle BGM variations. Killer basslines, tasty strings, and pounding drums keep the blood pumping.

on 2024-01-25 21:35:23

It's like Crono and the gang have come in guns blazing performing the biggest heist of all time in the Undersea Palace. The B-section of the original is amazing in this! It's really hard to do justice to this part but I love what Sole Signal's done to it, like he's made it the main feature of the ReMix. Fantastic fakeout, like it's been dragged back in by the scruff of the neck for more. Brilliant, classic ReMix.

on 2024-01-25 21:35:16

We went places with this! Kept me at the edge of my seat with every shift. I love everything I've heard from Sole Signal so far, but this had slipped under my radar.

on 2024-01-25 21:35:14

Excellent sound design choices on display here, as well as the clever time-signature twist of fitting the 6/8 ostinato on a 4/4 dance groove. Love a well-executed fakeout ending :D

on 2024-01-25 21:35:13

Always dug the energy of this one. Love the way Greg totally transformed this theme. Nice 16th-note runs! :-D

on 2024-01-25 21:34:40

You know how I love a time signature adaptation. This is such a killer track. That bassline just moves. Incredible sound design all around too. Not a single sound feels out of place; really well put together.

on 2009-02-26 20:51:55

It's been a while since I've heard a new(ish), great CT mix. Big thanks to you, Audix! I'll be listening to this on repeat, plenty. Great work!

Vitor Machado
on 2008-11-05 23:06:35

This is one of my favorite ReMixes, while staying true to the source, you managed to give it such a fresh and energetic sound.

Undersea Palace is one of my favorites from the game, and this epic ReMix more than makes it justice!

While I listen to this, I can't help but imagine a battle at the Undersea Palace in Chrono Resurrection, if the project hadn't been forced to stop by Square-Enix. :cry:

on 2008-11-05 20:55:12

Beautiful mix!

I love the "flavor" of guitar used in this piece. The piano also added a lot of emotional flow to contrast the upbeat slammin' side of the track - I love tracks that can go to two extremes of a sound spectrum without assassinating the song in the process.

Well done.

My only complaint would have to be the static fuzz transition at 3:44 to 3:47. It gave me shivers up my spine a little the first time I heard it, and it still rings as a little brittle to my ears. Could just be me, and it's only a small 3 seconds of the entire track anyways, nothin' big.

on 2008-10-07 16:32:32

I'm totally glad that I wasn't the only one to think the definition of this had something to do with illegal urination. -___-

Regardless, this track is completely bangin'. Excellent expansion via piano, and the soundscape is great. I'm loving that lead sound, and the drums are super strong. Excellent interpretation; those horns are great.

pft, nothing bad to say about this one; maybe a bit too much reverb, but i'd be stretching there. Amazingly creative and highly recommended.

on 2008-08-13 09:35:12

I enjoy this mix, but I feel like there's something missing in it somehow. It feels at points that it's missing the melody that, while not really supposed to be there anyways, feels like it's lacking. 1:55~2:15 is an example of this. It's supposed to be a lead back into the melody, but it just feels like it's part of the song without the melody put into it yet.

Also, I'm not crazy about the lead instrument choice at around 3:20.

The bass is awesome, and I like the use of strings, they really create a nice tension in the piece.

Not my favorite Ocean Palace mix, but enjoyable and worth listening to more than once.

on 2008-07-21 17:42:29

Holy hell, my mind is blown. This song is excellent.

on 2008-07-19 16:01:06

Years ago, when I had ambitions of becoming a remixer, this was the song I wanted to make.

Congratulations on fulfilling my dream.

Martin Penwald
on 2008-07-11 15:54:59

I'm pretty tired of Chrono Trigger remixes, but this one was a positive surprise. Nice energy throughout; I especially liked the parts from 1:26 and 3:00 on. Everything from 3:15 on is made of win anyway, thanks to the synths.

The guitars sound very nice, too. Actually, I'm impressed by how well everything in this mix sounds.

Nice work.

on 2008-06-25 14:24:22

Oi, very nice!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square , 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu,Noriko Matsueda,Yasunori Mitsuda
"Ocean Palace"

Tags (4)

Electric Guitar,Electronic,Orchestral,Synth

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