Chrono Trigger – “Jethro and Vash at the Fair” (djpretzel)March 11, 2010
Following up on last night’s Daily, tonight’s is another remix of “Guardia’s Millennium Fair” by Yasunori Mitsuda, this time by djpretzel, the founder of OCRemix. I love the ehtnic style of this mix – guitar-driven. The song is a reference to Vash the Stampede from Trigun and the band Jethro Tull. djpretzel goes into a bit more detail on the background of this song on the OCR page, so I’ll just link there (needless to say, it was the last song he composed in his old house, so there’s a sense of fond farewellness to the tune). This is the last party, where all the friends are there, and whether it’s a guy with a guitar at the fair or a small acoustic band at the party, it’s a sense of intimacy that isn’t communicated through “Blue Skies Over Guardia” – yet still has that sweeping feel of space extending beyond the music.
Anyway, if you’re wondering why this is so short, it’s because I”m at GDC at the moment and spent the past six hours at the Gamma IV event listening to Baiyon unleash an explosion of sound and awesome which has reduced me to speechlessness. I’ll be giving coverage on this for Gametunes later this week.