Posted 2017-04-27, evaluated by the judges panel

PLAY FASTER!!!... Wiesty (Dylan Wiest) applies his exuberant jazz imagination for a honkytonk/jazz take on "Rose Town" from SMRPG, off of our Window to the Stars album, with some Robo, Gershwin, & Zieja thrown in for good measure:

"I had originally signed on the OC Big Band (now the OCJC) to take on this source way back in the early days of this project. Since that idea fell through and I was wrapped up with Chronology, this never came to be. However, in the late days of this project, I decided to revisit the source and submit something quick. I was instantly drawn to the source as it had a bit of a jazz influence, and the chord progression it uses is one very commonly found in jazz. I wanted to reimagine this track as to what you might hear if you walked into the Rose Town saloon for a glass of bourbon. Again, the chord progression lends itself so well to jazz and, if you listen carefully, you'll hear a bit of Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" and "Robo's Theme" from Chrono Trigger. (I was still finishing up Chronology and had some ideas to get out...) Joe Zieja graciously lent his guitar and clarinet chops, as well as his voice acting talents to the cause, which really brought the whole thing together."

Fun stuff, including the mix title's ambiguity with a certain caucasoid epithet. Brushwork on the drums is of course superlative & highlighted, that classic detuned "saloon" piano sound rules the roost, and we even get some radio drama & a switch into double-time. Almost feels like a scene out of ¡Three Amigos!... but with one less amigo. Judges had minor crits but unanimous approval; Chimpazilla writes:

"The clarinet is great and could be louder. The old-time piano is perfect, love it, it sounds mechanical but in a good way, like a player-piano, and the tone is great. Omg that faster section, hilarious and I love the transition. That final chord is excellent. Well done, guys! I've got rhythm, indeed."

Creative, humorous, musical, and a stylish & novel addition to Window to the Stars that makes me smile every time I hear it; great work from Dylan & Joe!



Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2018-02-06 01:52:34

This is a perfect fit for taking Rose Town and giving it the old saloon vibe. The piano crash leading into the "play faster!" section made me jump when I first heard this because I wasn't expecting it, but it was fun to hear things pick up from there. The nods to "I Got Rhythm" and Robo worked so well and didn't feel forced or out of place at all, so that was great. Yeah, count me in for one of those who hit the replay button a few times for this one, it's pretty good!

on 2018-01-21 18:32:18

Aww, this is so fun. ^__^

on 2017-06-24 15:12:30

Listening to this takes me back to the first couple years of OCRemix. It's goofy, fun stuff in the same vein as SMB 'Soundcheck'.

on 2017-05-05 12:29:45

Inventive, fun remix. Loved it :-D

Ybrik Metaknight
on 2017-05-01 14:59:21

This is my favorite track from a very solid album. My one and only complaint is that it isn't longer! But oh well, that's why God made the repeat button. Such a fun mix of a source tune I've always loved.

on 2017-04-28 20:07:38

This was fun! A good solid remix, definitely worth many replays. The 'Play faster!' and everything after was fantastic. Gotta love Robo's Theme inserts. It works really well with the material here, too! Excellent work.

on 2017-04-27 10:32:11

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Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)

Primary Game:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo , 1996, SNES)
Music by Yoko Shimomura
"Rose Town"
Additional Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square , 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu,Noriko Matsueda,Yasunori Mitsuda
"Robo's Theme"

Tags (10)

Acoustic Guitar,Clarinet,Piano,Sound FX,Vocals: Voice Acting
Origin > Collaboration
Time > Tempo: Variable

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