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OCR01308 - Final Fantasy VI 'A Nightmare Before Kefka'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:35 AM

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#2 Protricity


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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:49 AM

Page is broken, Site stuck on Samus, Remixer Profile still limited in char length, and yet the song still rocks. I heard this one on vgmix last year and it kicked ass then; kicks ass now. Overall, flowing and rather creative. Good job.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:57 AM

This is pretty good stuff. I love Elfman's style and all, I like the ending, but the one part of Kefka's theme that I love the most (that one part isolated in The Atomizer) dosent seem to show up...

Either way, nice job on the mix, very well put together, and keep up the good work!

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:01 AM

I like what you did at around 1:43 with the track. Very catchy. :D

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:50 AM

Kefka never sounded better.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:10 AM

The Nightmare Before Christmas music is soo fitting for Kefka. It really fits his personality. Great job, Zircon, for mixing them together. It really has that Nightmare Before Christmas feel. Very over the top, as usual for Zircon tracks, but excellent. I had previously had this song from Zircon's website, and am really happy to see it make its debut on OCR. Now all thats needed is some Kefka walking around in that crazy animation style laughing like he does best :)

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:26 AM

Excellent track. My favorite part is the section from 0:40 to 1:00... but the rest is quite nice.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:28 AM

This is a sweet taste of sound and even if I don't like that melody too much I like the whole remix. And I have to agree with Shhteve, the part around 1:43 is very nice - just as the other parts where you're shifting the speed and changing the song's appearance.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:55 AM

The Kefka theme blended perfectly with A Nightmare Before Christmas and the results were marvelous. Superb job! Like hhallahh said, great job from 0:40 - 1:00.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:36 PM

Love it. Kefka theme is not my favorite (though Kefka has to be my favorite villian) from FFVI, but you've really injected some life into it. The creepyness plays well into theme

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:47 PM

Very well put together. Reminded me of snowflakes/winter even before I connected the dots to the nightmare before christmas song.
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 12:42 AM

Personal 100th mix review. :)

zircon did a great job composing and rearranging this. The sinister/epic orchestration holds perfect connotations to the "Nightmare Before Christmas" theme. Lively, but crowded [at least to my ears].
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 05:10 AM

Really great! Danny Elfman is my favorite soundtrack composer and you really tapped from his style very well. The bells really give it that extra depth.
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:20 AM

fantasic job, one of the better remixes i have heard in a while

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 01:27 AM

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 03:48 AM

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 06:01 AM

Zircon, I love you more. I want to have your babies.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 09:10 AM

Remixer Profile still limited in char length, and yet the song still rocks. I heard this one on vgmix last year and it kicked ass then; kicks ass now. Overall, flowing and rather creative. Good job.

I agree. Zircon has good stuffs here. But this work has a great power. Excellent instruments! Good performance and elaboration. The ability in music guarantees good works.


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Posted 12 February 2005 - 04:36 PM

Wow, thanks for the feedback, guys! Glad you enjoyed the mix :D
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 01:35 AM

This mix reminds me of Harry Potter movies for some reason. And yea, while those aren't the best things ever made by well...anybody, this mix definitley was. Good beat, nightmarish atmosphere, its got it. Great job.
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