ReMix:Sonic CD "Paradise Paradox" 4:51

By SuperiorX

Posted 2013-11-25, evaluated by djpretzel

Concluding the first HALF of our mixflood is none other than Temporal Duality's director himself, SuperiorX! As you've hopefully gleaned from my comments thus far, I'm a HUGE fan of this album, and Matt's really done a superb & thorough job of coordinating everything. Some of that required HIS being patient with US (and ME!) as we worked with him, and I feel like everything's come together quite well in the final weeks due to his perseverance. This perky arrangement takes us into more upbeat, electronic/pop territory, with plucky synths, a bouyant bass, strong melodic monosynth leads, and swirling accompanying pads:

"When I first undertook the Sonic CD project, I really wanted to remix one of the signature sources in an electronica style that would still pay homage to the original. Listening through the OST, I thought Palmtree Panic's various zone themes were ripe for expansion and could fit together quite well. The result was this mix, which is easily my strongest and most well-developed song to-date. It starts off with a light and airy atmosphere and then takes us through the Present and Bad Future sources and then finishes up with the Good Future source, which includes a square synth solo overtop some Sonic SFX, which was a ton of fun to write. It then comes full circle and closes out with some more of the light and ethereal instrumentation from the intro. I was really trying to make this mix sound like it belonged within the game, but expanding it with some additional instrumentation and personalization. I like to think I succeeded!

I hope everyone enjoys this mix and the rest of Temporal Duality as much as I enjoyed working on it and directing it!"

We JUST posted Matt's debut mix this month, which was ALSO Sonic CD, but NOT from Temporal Duality, and I alluded then to the great things he's been doing for this game's music. See what I mean? While that was more of a chill, mellow affair, this mix is happiness, sunshine, and positive feelings - much more paradise than paradox :) Polished production, nice addition of solo piano for a more traditional instrumentation component, and the shimmering synth texture ending seemed just right for this type of affair. Pleasant & inoffensive, there's also musical depth here & a smart arrangement that adapts the source effectively. Great stuff from Matt, whose direction has seen this album through to an equally smooth & bright release! Five more mixes to come - stay tuned!



Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-12-21 14:59:33

If any game deserves medley style remixes, it’s definitely Sonic CD. The multiple variations of the stage themes are begging for medley arrangements, so we could enjoy every variation all at once in some form. This remix does an excellent job bringing the JPN version of Palmtree Panic, and most of its variations together into one seamless, and fun medley.

on 2014-11-05 13:00:51

Duh... ONLY 2 REVIEWS???? This tune is so great, it deserves more! Anyway, there's nothing groundbreaking here, but it's still a very neat arrangement. All incorporated themes work together quite well here, but my favorite here is Bad Future section. Dat wubs are so pretty 3 All in all, very pleasant and variable mix, so perfect to listen to on these cold November days.

on 2013-12-05 18:15:27

Sounds like you could port this straight into a sonic game. Very nicely done dude!

on 2013-12-03 10:49:25

No reviews yet, huh? Well, then, let me kick things off by saying that this really feels and sounds like a ReMix that has a true Sonic spirit to it. Upbeat and charged with energy that glides rather than spins out of control, this is an amazing package. Love the usage of the piano later on. Nice work, man!

on 2013-11-25 09:32:27

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Sources Arranged (3 Songs)

Primary Game:
Sonic CD (Sega , 1993, SCD)
Music by David Young,Mark Crew,Masafumi Ogata,Naofumi Hataya,Spencer Nilsen
"Palmtree Panic "B"mix (JP)"
"Palmtree Panic "G"mix (JP)"
"Palmtree Panic (JP)"

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