OCR02023 - *YES* Final Fantasy 8 'Shine Tonight'
Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:38 PM
Real Names: Josh Whelchel + Melinda Hershey
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Game: Final Fantasy VIII
Song: Fragments of Memories
This song is about a real girl.
I (Josh) grew up playing Final Fantasy and I absolutely loved the
music, and Nobuo Uematsu has proven to be one of main reasons I am now
a successful composer for games (I've written for the MTV VMA's,
Ubisoft's TMNT series, among others, including the indie games Bonesaw
and The Spirit Engine 2). Poolside is a project I started a few years
ago as a way to express a more mainstream sound that I enjoyed, but it
quickly became an electropop-mirror of what I was doing
compositionally. When Melinda joined on the Poolside project we wrote
a few songs together, but nothing has quite "shined" like this one,
and I think that is mostly due to its genuine and heartfelt spirit -
instead of singing about dancing and having a fun time, I poured my
pen into a feeling that was very real and very, very strong.
Naturally, this song fell into place from there.
Taking the song "Fragments of Song" which was originally in 3/4 to the
more mainstream 4/4 opened it up to some interesting and catchy
melodies and I think we were really able to take advantage of it, as
well as using the time modulation as a reason to add our favorite
"glitch" sound. Production-wise we are sort of looking at a
combination of 3OH!3 and one of those more modern rock bands, like
Boys Like Girls or Owl City. I also think about all of those songs
that become hits on the radio that have samples of other previously
popular songs and wonder, how cool would it be if VGM did that, too?
This is an attempt to realize that.
Aquaria Composer ALEC HOLOWKA and I are both on a cancer fundraiser
this year called the "Indie Music Cancer Drive," which last year
featured Mustin, Big Giant Circles, and 2D Boy's Kyle Gabler (world of
goo, anyone?) as well (who may come on again in 2010). Please check it
out at www.cancerdrive.org or mention in posting notes (assuming it
www.jwmusic.org / (513) 549-2336
Indie Music Cancer Drive:
Posted 11 April 2010 - 07:11 PM
Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:15 PM
Though the source takes a very prominent backseat to the new stuff (which is pretty much the only reason I paneled this one), the execution and presence of it throughout keeps it within what I think a remix should include.
Very nice work, I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:08 AM
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