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OC ReMix presents Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart!

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OC ReMix Presents Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart!
 
September 9, 2015
Contact: press@ocremix.org
 
FAIRFAX, VA... OverClocked ReMix today released its 53rd arrangement album, Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart. The album pays tribute to Final Fantasy IX, released by Square in 2000 for the Sony PlayStation. Featuring 58 tracks from 57 artists, Worlds Apart is directed by OC ReMixer and BAFTA-winning Alien: Isolation sound team member Cain "Fishy" McCormack, and is available for free download at http://ff9.ocremix.org.
 
Worlds Apart includes a diverse roster of musicians honoring composer Nobuo Uematsu's largest soundtrack in the Final Fantasy series by arranging it in a number of styles, including folk, prog rock, gypsy jazz, bossa nova, acid jazz, pop, metal, EDM, chiptune, and more. Worlds Apart was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Square Enix; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners.
 
"Twice in interviews, Mr. Uematsu has said that the Final Fantasy IX soundtrack is his favourite of the series. I definitely think it's the most cohesive effort in the series," observed director Cain McCormack, who also noted that many of Worlds Apart musicians' "joined OC ReMix just for this project because of how much they love FFIX. Spotlighting the game music you really love is what we're all about here, and I feel like that is particularly true with this album."
 
The album's cover artwork was designed by Kevin "TheGreyNinja" Merriman, whose work was most recently included in UDON's upcoming hardcover art book Capcom Fighting Tribute. Supplementing Merriman's cover artwork are 19 visual art pieces by contributors to video game art fan community Game-Art-HQ depicting Final Fantasy IX's major protagonists and villains.
 
Game-Art-HQ founder Reinhold Hoffmann oversaw the visual artwork effort, confident that Game-Art-HQ members could commemorate, in his words, "the masterpiece that is Final Fantasy IX and its rich cast of interesting characters." Hoffmann also anticipates future Game-Art-HQ team-ups with OC ReMix, adding, "This was our first collaboration with OCR, and we look forward to future collaborations to create beautiful tributes to our favourite video games that combine both music and visual art!"
 
Worlds Apart's release also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the original Sony PlayStation in North America, celebrating the Final Fantasy series' final PS1 entry.
 
About OverClocked ReMix
 
Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans.
 
About Game-Art-HQ
 
Founded in 2011, Game-Art-HQ is an artistic community featuring fan-created drawings, as well as cosplay photography, sculptures, and crafts inspired by video games. Influenced by the quality standards and community of OverClocked ReMix, Game-Art-HQ houses individual pieces alongside themed collaborative art projects tributing major video game franchises.
 
 

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YESSSSSS! Already a few tracks in and loving it so far. Nearly died when I refreshed the page and actually saw an update. 

 

12% downloaded so far on the torrent. I'll be seeding all day after it's done.

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My name is Reinhold Hoffmann and this is one of the best days of 2015.

 

Thanks @DJP and everyone else who made our first big collaboration possible, I believe that it is awesome to see a massive tribute to one of the best video games ever made that is both a fest for the ears and for the eyes.

 

@OCR Album Project Founders, don't hesitate to contact me if you are looking for artists to create cover art and additional artworks like for this album, we are very open to those projects and glad to be a help.

 

RH

Game-Art-HQ

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All I have to say
On the subject matter here
Is it's about time

Okay, so I lied
This album is quite awesome
Nice work. That is all

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Best announcement all month {^^}. FF9 is my favorite Final Fantasy, and also my favorite soundtrack of the entire series. I've been waiting for this one since it was first conceptualized, so I can't wait to have a listen. KF

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...You people are absolutely out of your fucking minds.

 

And i pray to god you never find them...

 

Five years Five very long years... And worth every blessed second of wait.

 

I didnt think anything could stand to the monumental FF6 album Balance and Ruin. This...this did.

 

You people continue to hit it out of the park in ways I couldn't even begin to dream of. My hat is off to all of you once again.

 

 

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Not sure I needed the FLAC application since VLC seems to play them fine.

 

Including the FLAC installer is something we've done for many years because for a long time, media players didn't support FLAC out-of-the-box and a lot of people wouldn't know what to do with these new-fangled FLAC files. This is probably something we can re-evaluate for future releases. Including the FLAC installer might not be necessary anymore.

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Ah, ok.  I was wondering why that was included, but didn't know enough about it to filter it out.  Thanks for the response.

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At MAGClassic, DJP mentioned something about there being one track in the torrent that turned out not to be the final version (though it's fine on both the OCR and album site itself, I think), and suggested re-downloading that.

 

Is that still the case? And, if so, which track is it? KF

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At MAGClassic, DJP mentioned something about there being one track in the torrent that turned out not to be the final version (though it's fine on both the OCR and album site itself, I think), and suggested re-downloading that.

 

Is that still the case? And, if so, which track is it? KF

 

  1. Yes
  2. 1-15 - Memories of Dali
    • Arranged by: Jean Of mArc, Solveig Giffin, Christine MacIsaac
    • Source: Village of Dali

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Wonderful album! Such a breath of fresh air to an already fantastic collection of songs.

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I didn't know a better place to post this. I don't like navigating new forums or making accounts, but I did so solely so I could tell the artists that created this album how much I appreciate their time/work/dedication that was involved in creating an album that remixed my favorite game soundtrack of all time.

And thanks to the crew of OCR that allowed this amazing collab to happen. I'm sure there are hundreds of other people who think the same, but just don't want to go through the effort to let you all know how amazing an experience you guys brought forth.

Maybe, just maybe, in a decade or so, I'll have the fortitude to try this kind of thing myself to create content for my next favorite game and make a fan like myself.

 

Again, Thanks

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