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Frozen Heart February 14, 2007

Chrono Trigger - Shadow of the Mystic
Artist's Notes: This wasn't the piano installment I wanted to release for this week, yet the exclusive that I planned to use was something that I left behind at my student home over Christmas. :( Still I think it seems appropriate, given the Dwelling of Duels has started releasing the songs for the Chrono series theme at Magfest recently. We have a piano interpretation of Magus's theme from Chrono Trigger, developed for the competition's free month before it, which resulted in a rather tasty 7th place tie in the end. It was also one of the hardest things to follow up on, given that after analyzing the competition in full detail, the game and source in question are among the most popular choices (which now sounds odd considering I did the only CT mix there!), so I did as much close-tempo work on the arrangement to give it that more dynamic feel that the audience was looking for. I hope you like it, and I promise by the end of the month I'll have that exclusive in my hands once more.
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Matthew 'barieuph' Russo
Pokémon - Dark Clouds
Artist's Comments:I sat down and decided that I wanted to create something different. At first I wanted to create some sort of battle theme The result was this very dark version of the Pokémon Center's theme. The source can be hard to pick out as I've warped it quite a bit but it's there. The middle section is a frantic desperate theme, while the "B" section if you will is a little different than you may remember it. The title Dark Clouds is just what popped into my head as I wrote it. Enjoy.
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> Without music, life is a journey through a desert - Pat Conroy

It's a dark cold Valentine's Day indeed. Right now if you're living in the Northeast like I am, you're getting slammed by up to 30 inches of snow or it hasn't stopped sleeting for the past 5 hours. On the plus side many of you are enjoying a nice snow day. Luckily my university has cancelled classes for the entire day. Anyway on to the music.

An abysmal showing this week as we've received nothing in the past two weeks. That being said the title "Frozen Hearted" has a double meaning, as we feel disparaged by the lack of submissions. Therefore I've decided to make this into a theme and I'm bringing back the monthly challange. From now until March 14th, my challenge is to present a remix of a love theme, but someone put a wintery spin on it. We'll also accept submissions where the love theme is noticeably darker or distant, also fulfilling a "cold heart."

That being said we do have the two newest remixes that have been posted. We reprise Dark Clouds, a mix that deals with the Pokémon center theme, and Rexy's Shadow of the Mystic which is one of my favorites of late. Both are great downloads and should warm your heart on this chilly day.

I wish you all the warmest of Valentine's Days. I look forward to receiving many chilly hearts in the upcoming month. Until next week! This is barieuph on RPGamer's Sound Test signing off.

- Matthew 'barieuph' Russo

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