ReMix: Pokémon Diamond Version "A Snowy Wonderland" 2:07

By Hyli

Arranging the music of one song...

"Snowpoint City (Day)"

Primary Game: Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo, 2006, NDS), music by Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Morikazu Aoki

Posted 2019-08-16, evaluated by the judges panel

Newcomer Hyli (Jason Clark) sends us a short-but-sweet symphonic & cinematic march take on Pokémon Diamond's "Snowpoint City"

"Pokémon Generation 4 were the last Pokémon games I really found myself diving into growing up. One thing I especially remembered enjoying was the huge jump in music quality from the previous generations. I wanted to put my own orchestral spin on it while challenging myself to try out a few new arranging techniques to use in my original writing. I would definitely like to revisit some bits of the other soundtrack in the future and arrange them in a similar style. Thanks for listening and I hope you all enjoy!"

I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment but, as luck would have it, Larry Oji did a great job summing things up:

"Opens up extremely conservative, so was looking forward to hearing it branch off. The strings fading in at :14 were a nice touch, only hitting the countermelody at :21, which was another nice, subtle touch. Expanding things out into an orchestral suite was a nice piece of business.

Not sure what was going on with the key change at 1:07, but we'll live. Overall, a short and sweet expansive take that puts more meats on a skeletal source with beautiful results. I thought it was personalized when it was straightforward, as well as expansive, so I didn't think it was a close call. Cool approach, Jason!"

Definitely something distinct in terms of the approach, and while it's on the shorter side, in two minutes & change Jason establishes a mood, develops the theme, and explores some dreamy textures that morph into something more soaring & majestic, and then pivot back to delicate, staccato pulses. Excellent debut, would love to hear more!



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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Pokémon Diamond Version (Nintendo, 2006, NDS)
Music by Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Morikazu Aoki
"Snowpoint City (Day)"

Tags (7)

Cinematic, March
Orchestral, Piano, Strings, Trumpet

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