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Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:23 AM

OverClocked ReMix Releases Free Fan Tribute Album, Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2007
Contact: David W. Lloyd, dlloyd@ocremix.org

FAIRFAX, VA--Today, OverClocked ReMix released its ninth album, Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream. The album, made by fans for fans, honors the recent 10-year anniversary of the Square Enix PlayStation video game Final Fantasy VII with 45 arrangements of composer Nobuo Uematsu's original score.

Available for free download at http://ff7.ocremix.org, Voices of the Lifestream is not affiliated with or endorsed by Square Enix. More than 40 artists from the OverClocked ReMix community contributed more than three hours of music to the album, with interpretations covering a variety of genres and styles from jazz to electronica to rock to symphonic.

Voices of the Lifestream has already generated advance media and industry buzz. Music 4 Games (www.music4games.net) reviewer Jayson Napolitano called the album "one of the most impressive and encompassing listening experiences in the world of video game music."

Tommy Tallarico, video game composer and co-creator of Video Games Live (www.videogameslive.com), said of the album: "OC ReMix has done it again! I'm always impressed with the amazing talent that comes from the OCR community. This album is a further testament to that quality and passion. It's an honor for video game composers around the world to have their material be a part of the OCR community. This album rocks!"

A year and a half long effort that spanned six countries, Voices of the Lifestream is the largest creative project ever undertaken by OverClocked ReMix.

"We're really proud of Voices of the Lifestream and I'm personally very grateful for the tremendous spirit of collaboration and dedication shown by the participating artists," said album creator and director Andrew "zircon" Aversa. "Voices of the Lifestream really represents the heart of what OverClocked ReMix is all about: community and great music."

OverClocked ReMix founder and president David "djpretzel" Lloyd agrees, adding that the project "...marks a high point in OverClocked ReMix's history thus far, and stands as a powerful testament to video game music, Nobuo Uematsu's enduring score, and the talent and dedication of fan ReMixers."

OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and interpretation of video game music. Hundreds of free game music arrangements and a thriving community of game music fans can be found at OverClocked ReMix's Web site, www.ocremix.org.

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