ReMix:Wild Arms "~to be loved is to love~" 2:48

By melody

Arranging the music of one song...

"The Miracle of Love"

Primary Game: Wild Arms (Sony , 1997, PS1), music by Michiko Naruke

Posted 2012-03-05, evaluated by the judges panel

Of his short-but-sweet, piano driven mellow jazz/rock instrumental from ARMed and DANGerous, melody lowercasedly writes:

"i'm coming into this project a bit late, but big ups to jade for silencing her critics and taking her determination full circle with this amazing tribute to wild arms. i've never played the game myself, but found inspiration in the scene where this song is first heard (courtesy youtube, and jade for fishing it out). it features cecilia, the princess of adlehyde, a coming-of-age character whose deepest desire is to be acknowledged as a person rather than a political figurehead. through her love for her travelling companion rudy she experiences an epiphany and realizes her subjects do adore her because of her caring nature. the sparse instrumentation in the original seems to embrace the scene as a moment of quiet reflection, but my interpretation of it was something more of a paradigm shift so i wanted to illustrate that with new rhythms, jazzier chord voicings, a time sig change, and modulation. the core motifs of the song are preserved but that Nujabes kick is not ending any time soon ;)"

Excellent work on the arrangement, which makes some great calls and plays to the artist's strengths while developing thoughtfully and substantially in just under three minutes. It might be a little liberal at times, but it never crosses the line; Palpable writes:

"This is pretty loose on the melodies, but with the chords intact for the body of the song and some references sprinkled here and there, I thought this arrangement was ok. Wouldn't have minded a little more reference to the source. The thing I liked most here was the rhythm, this had a great, breezy swing to it. The drumloops, the piano, the bass, and the synth really locked in step without sounding rigid."

Ditto on the breezy, refreshing swing - this is the type of mix that's good for moments of relaxation, clarity, and contemplation, and represents the type of heart & soul that characterize the overall album; good stuff!



Latest 8 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2013-05-02 12:00:36

The percussion, and of course the piano, in this one is insanely good coupled with the synth here. Pretty amazing tune that brings in a lot of emotion without getting overly happy, which sometimes ruins the mood when done wrong. Not a problem here, because melody does it right once again. Excellent work!

on 2012-07-04 20:07:39

I like Peter's works quite a lot, and this song is no exception - it is short and merry, with a bit of heavier emphasis on the beats, which is characteristic of his work in general. The beginning of the song throws you off for a bit with the spacey sound of the synths, but the piano dominates so quickly in a calm seductive fashion that you don't have much time to take in that shock. The ending is a bit jarring but similarly quick and somehow painless. I think for how the song is crafted, the quick changes sound minimal in comparison to other situations like loud rock metal songs, where the listener generally becomes more dissatisfied with such techniques - I find that interesting personally.

Nice job by melody and I hope he goes back to making more music sometime soon!

on 2012-03-13 15:13:36

melody is always killer with the percussion. Great track.

on 2012-03-12 20:53:44

Glad this got posted! Congrats melody. Love this track, hope everyone else enjoys.

Don't forget to check out the Wild Arms album, everyone!

on 2012-03-12 14:59:48

For some reason, this song makes me think of the best times of my life. Thank you for this wonderful remix.

on 2012-03-05 22:42:58

This song is too good to sit at one review. This was a pleasure to listen to on the judges panel, and like Andrew, it's made a permanent home on my playlists. Really nice work here.

on 2012-03-05 20:32:17

This has been on my playlist ever since it was subbed and will never, ever leave it. fantastic work on this one, I love the big intro that leads into the softer but still focused main. Great sounds chosen, great flow, great feeling. A+

on 2012-03-05 19:04:41

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Wild Arms (Sony , 1997, PS1)
Music by Michiko Naruke
"The Miracle of Love"

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