Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:51 PM
the original track has a very epic, adventurous feel. in contrast, this remix feels very "remixed"--in the DJ sense, which i actually dig. it gives a different dynamic to the song without taking away its power--it's just mellowed out a lot. i like the orchestral elements combined with the funky bass and hip-hop drums. good stuff.
oh, and for the sake of full disclosure, i am most definitely not "DK" on VGMusic.com, and under no condition should anyone download any of his/her tracks. seriously, that sad individual did not know what he/she was doing. A for effort, though!
Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:36 AM
Awesome stuff here, as usual. very unique which is to be expected from you! Totally love it!
Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:51 AM
Learned a couple things from this: That FFL2 was released on the DS, and that ziwtra's still pimpin' the lo-fi samples. I think it works, and I really did enjoy the song. Judging something based on the sample quality isn't always the best practice, and it's something I've been trying to move away from a bit. To use a tired and worn-out expression, I found the arrangement to be pretty epic although the scratching early on did seem a bit excessive to me... Good show and nice work
Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:14 AM
Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:14 AM
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;"
Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:36 AM
I'm not familiar with this soundtrack or game at all, but you make me want to check it out.
you should absolutely check out the soundtrack if you're down with the 8-bit grooveness. nobuo uematsu is known for his work on the final fantasy franchise; coincidentally, he did this one as well (with kenji ito of saga fame). hopefully more remixers will harvest the goldmine that is the FFL2 soundtrack.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:42 AM
More love for Saga2!
Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:02 PM
in contrast, this remix feels very "remixed"--in the DJ sense, which i actually dig.
When I read djp's write-up, I was somewhat sceptical whether the different elements (i.e. strings and scratching etc) could actually work together, but holy shit, you did pull it off. Kudos.
Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:46 AM
However, I'm not really a fan of the over-claustrophobic accompaniment writing, or the high-mid-deprived string equalisation. I can understand the artistic vision here, but to me it just sounds unconvincing and somewhat thin to pull off. Similarly, the brass to me doesn't have that convincing tone to it; the sustain on it is good so parts of the humanisation is in place, but there's got to be some more done to it than that, particularly with any attack/decay work.
I may have to say I was a little disappointed with the track in regards to this writing process, but it's still a good thing that you managed to cover something as undercovered as Saga 2. I'm still with the faith that you'll keep on experimenting with these production techniques and seeing what more could be done, so I'll be still watching out for you.
Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:49 PM
Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:16 PM
It's always nice to hear more Ziwtra, he has that quirky style that somehow works whenever he's not doing orchestral.
Posted 24 December 2011 - 09:17 PM
This song is a wondrous take on it; very faithful while also very unique. Fantabulous job with this one, Ziwtra!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:09 PM
To say it's simply great would be a gross understatement that frankly should be illegal. This track is absolutely stellar. It's a fantastic mix that pulses and rips through your ears like it's punishing your brain for not knowing mixes this good could exist. The buildup and fanfare sends chills through your whole body. Or at least it should, it certainly does mine.
I'm sure I've listened to this song no fewer than four hundred times since discovering it months ago. It's just that good, taking the already-amazing source tune and supercharging it with funky rhythm and lo-fi scratch arrangements.
This track right here. It's a masterwork.
Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:02 PM
This song puts in you the bravery of a hundred adventurers, the majesty of a hundred bards, and the wonder of a hundred listeners. This song is exactly what OC Remix is about.
I love it.
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