Chaosfield Special Bonus CD Vol. 1

Chaosfield Special Bonus CD Vol. 1 Album Title:
Chaosfield Special Bonus CD Vol. 1
Record Label:
Milestone
Catalog No.:
STRV-002
Release Date:
December 16, 2004
Purchase:
Buy Used Copy

Overview

This CD was given out as a pre-release bonus for those who ordered the soundtrack to Chaosfield. Featuring four remixes by k.h.d.n., it features new approaches to the music heard on the original soundtrack.

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“not back in time – 9090909 remix,” arranged by Kou Hayashi, features some new intense beats and a heavier focus on the vocoder, which seems to be saying ‘chaos’ quite a bit. It doesn’t deviate much from the original, but I do enjoy the larger focus on vocoder. It ends with a nice driving beat that seamlessly turns into “spinout – non stop mix,” also arranged by Kou Hayashi. This version is pretty much the same as the original until about the minute mark where a ton of heavy industrial percussion and beats are thrown into the mix to give it a whole new atmosphere.

The album transitions into Hayashi’s last arrangement, “back in to the machine.” This mix opens up with an industrial base, carried over from the end of “spinout – non stop mix.” The rest of the arrangement is pretty straightforward and close to the original, but continuity between this arrangement and the first arrangement is established through the addition of the vocoder saying ‘chaos’ over and over again.

The last arrangement is by Daisuke Nagata and is called “coccus – umbra remix.” In terms of arrangement, this one clearly is the most creative of the bonus. Slick new beats combine with the more spacey sections of the original, some various vocal samples are thrown into the mix, and towards the end, it definitely takes on a darker tone. This is definitely a piece with a fresh coat of paint on it. Nagata’s sense of rhythm is impeccable here and it’s for this arrangement alone that this album might be worth picking up if you don’t own it.

Summary

Given this was a bonus, it isn’t for sale. You might be able to find a copy using Yahoo Japan Auctions if you are really interested in it. I find Nagata’s entry alone with the admission price, but I do like Hayashi’s sense to combine all three remixes into a single non-stop mix, even if the arrangements themselves didn’t deviate much from the original.

Chaosfield Special Bonus CD Vol. 1 Don Kotowski

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Posted on August 1, 2012 by Don Kotowski. Last modified on August 1, 2012.


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Don Kotowski

Currently residing in New York, I spend my days working in antibody therapeutics and dedicate some of my spare time in the evening to the vast world of video game music, both reviewing soundtracks as well as maintaining relationships with composers overseas in Europe and in Japan.



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