Ancient Dragon's Fort 3:54 25. If I can only do half of what I envisage, I'm satisfied. Aruni Village ~ Another Aruni Village Another gives you the sense of non-existence that comes from pure emptiness. Radical Dreamers ~ Unstealable Gem Kira's piquant guitar and Mitose's beautiful voice matched so well in this song. At first I just used the sound of Slash's guitar for this, but it was much too floaty, so I made up this version very quickly. I'm the kind of person who isn't satisfied when something doesn't pass through my internal filter, so if something's concerning me, I always analyze it and attempt to digest it.
The reason: Yasunori Mitsuda's compositions express not only how magical music can be when tied to a gaming experience, but also how that same music can be enjoyed in its own right. I did at times think it somewhat reckless to attempt to express some humanity through mechanical, computerized performances, but I was also just as often encouraged by Mitsuda's enthusiasm and insistence on communicating exactly what he wanted to convey through his music. Square Enix reissued it in Japan, and Amazon Japan will gladly ship overseas to American customers. Radical was a game somewhat like an independent film that I put together with a few colleagues in the short space of about three months. I wonder if you can really tell the difference? Transient Thoughts This is another simple piece, using only electric piano and clarinet, but it's full of Lena's thoughts for Serge.
Dancing the Tokage 2:41 6. In arranging it, it really turned into a different piece of music. If I had more space on the staff paper, I would have written a long 20-minute track laughs. But I wonder if there wasn't a better solution? I still need to study how to write various styles of music. Did everyone's heart start to pound? I tripled each of Mitose's 6 parts to make an 18 voice choir altogether.
If the song truly is persuasive enough, I would consider that a great success. At first, it was a progressive rock piece that sounded like the Italian band Goblin, but as I rearranged it, it took on a completely different feel. A Child Lost in Time I'm particularly fond of the sound of the cello and the pizzicato phrases in the second half of this piece. Garden of the Gods 2:45 2. Somehow, the sound of sitar seems to go well with Chrono. In 2002, it featured two performances of songs from the Chrono Cross Guitar Arranged book.
During the recording, new ideas constantly came to me and were quickly incorporated. The beats provide a foundation for the interplay of guitar and steel drums to call to mind a relaxing beach shoreline. If you can believe it, I did not even like this at first, as I was overly interested in hearing what exciting music the composer could turn out. Perhaps those who have played Chrono Trigger will understand. Dance with the Lizards The strange piece from the first dungeon in the game. Earth Dragon's Island 3:16 19.
Thanks to utunnels Click on a track to view which albums it appears on and its existing remixes and arrangements. Mitsuda definitely has improved upon his skills as a composer; the music no longer goes to extremes in order to convey a mood as it did in his previous works. She was personally one of my favorite characters in the game. Leaving the Body 3:43 14. I played it over and over again until it had the right emotion, so even though it's simple, you can feel the love right!? Xenogears contributor Tomohiko Kira played guitar on the beginning and ending themes. The Bend of Time I had a pressing urge to compose this, and finished it in 2 hours.
Orphan of Flame 2:44 6. Nine songs appear in the demo, and the instrument selection and acoustics are somewhat different. While the song is entirely in Japanese - unlike Xenogears - it doesn't detract from its beauty even for those who can't understand the lyrics. Until then, you may find an archive of remixes by clicking the links below. If the piece was just rotating percussion, it wouldn't have been much.
Purchase Mitsuda took down the Hopeful Weeds shop, so look for this on auction sites. Magical Dreamers - The Wind, Stars, and Waves 2:02 Disc Three 53:21 1. To be more accurate, the music reflects the palette that is used in this game - colorful, bright, unrealistic, sometimes seemingly out-of-place but almost always oddly appropriate and never clashing. While the song is entirely in Japanese unlike Xenogears it doesn't detract from its beauty even for those who can't understand the lyrics. Chronomantique This is my cheap attempt at a reggae version of Chrono Trigger laughs. In any case, I should give a few words to commemorate the release of Chrono Cross. Dream of the Shore Bordering Another World 2:22 8.
We are supposed to understand that this singer is alone, that this song signifies some sort of isolation. Only Death Stops Learning People keep learning until they die. Battle themes are sparse and unmemorable compared to the rest of the tracks in the game, a rather unusual turnabout since battle tracks tend to be the most memorable. Some of the synth is so good that you may have to pick your jaw up off the floor after hearing it. Forest of Shadows One of my favorite genres of music is minimalism; repeating the same motif over and over produces such a nice sensation. So perhaps I have grown a bit.
A composer saying that sounds don't matter is the same as him saying that he has no love for his own music. These tracks often have a pairing of focal instruments that make them similar but unique. Sailing ~ Another World The kind of music I'd like to hear while lazily sailing around on a boat. Orphanage Fire When I tried combining a female Gregorian chant chorus and a male operatic chorus, this was the result. And since the Angklung an Indonesian instrument is rarely heard in games, I tried playing it faintly in the background. This map had both a sense of pop and a sense of mystery, so it was tough trying to attend to both of those elements. It truly sounds like the sea.