Whoa - a lot of great drum + loop work from resident favorite QuasiKaotic - he really starts cuttin' it up at about 2'30" . . . you just gotta hear it, 'cause it's badass and good and shit. Yeah. It's funny to hear such excellent drum programming surrounding a peppy lil fun melody from an the original Final Fantasy, but that's what ReMixin' is all about - mixing things you wouldn't expect and making it work, and Quasi does that to great effect here. I also love the way the background 'strings' are very muted and echo the main melody line. But my favorite part is the mad drum shitz that QK dishes out - mean shtuff.
Interesting drum work. This is a good one.- SubNormal J3 on November 18, 2010
OK, I'm going to come out and say this before I say anything else
here: THIS IS THE FINAL FANTASY IX FOR PSX VERSION OF MOUNT GULUG,
NOT THE ORIGINAL FINAL FANTASY FOR NES!!!!! Makes me angry when
people mix up the original game when doing a remix... The song
remixed here is a remix OF a remix. Moving on, this song is
absolutely epic. If you look at it from a standpoint of the
original Final Fantasy, this song is WAY out of line for the remix.
However, if you look at it as its real "Final Fantasy IX" root, it
shows that he can make an already epic song more epic, simply by
making it staccato. The MAIN melody, used in both versions, is
there. The INTRODUCTION makes it Final Fantasy IX root, while the
way it sounds IS Final Fantasy I. What McVaffe did: Take a remixed
song from the creators and turn it into a slightly cooler version
of the original root. Props, and a download.
P.S. I signed up to post this, this was the first that made me WANT
P.P.S. 9/10. This is a great rating from me, because I usually
despise remixed songs from games, I almost always find them
disgraceful sacrilege against the original. 9/10 is a great rating,
and the ones I have downloaded are rare exceptions to this rule of
sacrilege. Props to anyone who made the ones on my computer.- mrhardy12 on October 10, 2010
Starts out a little sparse, but I have heard alot worse... yeah
this is some cool 'Vaffe stuff, drum sequencing is awesome, those
drum solos are wicked :D
Everything is pretty clean, it never gets crowded.
Pretty awesome stuff, but its McVaffe, which means it'll have
awesome stamped all over it.- WillRock on December 2, 2009
This is the song that drove me crazy in May of 2001. Hearing it
again brings a smile to my face. <3 this song and McVaffe. This
song never gets old.- JaDE ARaN HaRuNo on September 27, 2009
I feel like I'm in the thick of an active volcano as soft and sharp
illuminations (sparks, lava bursts, and glows) emphasize the
ghostly darkness. Certain elements illustrate this preciously: the
muted lead supporter (glows), the reverbed synth at 1:16 (ditto),
the drum+cymbal quote at 1:26 and elsewhere (lava bursts), and the
coital drum loops during the 2:15-2:38 breakdown (sparks galore).
Hot stuff.- Polo on June 30, 2009
hehe, the loops are really piled on strong here.
The melodic content is kindof buried by the phat beatz, but I guess
it's fine, as it doesn't seem like as much care was put into them.
Good matching the beats to the melody of the original tracks, but
this one doesn't really keep my interest for long. The fadeout
ending is also kindof weak.
Showin' it's age, imo.- OA on March 21, 2009
I like the staccato melody. A nice reminder of the Nintendo feel
for things, but still sounds good. Not terribly too much done to
the melody, but that's ok. Drums are good, I think they still stand
up after all this time.
Like the solo section, the long notes contrast to the staccato
nicely, and it doesn't feel out of place or anything.
Still a good listen after all this time.- DragonAvenger on August 18, 2008
The section from 1:17 to 2:15 sounds very much like a dance song I
heard way back in '98', kinda nostalgic. High points dude.- GrrDraxin on October 22, 2007
I feel as if in a dream when I listen to this song, not that it
makes me sleepy, but that it takes me to another place. Ingenius
would be too light a word. I think that you, could do professional
work. I myself being an amateur animator (still going to college
for it) would love someone with your ability. Keep up the good
work. :D- Soapy on June 30, 2006
Great percussion in this. I love the solo that starts around 2'14.
Great work McVaffe. Keep it up!- nitroXpress on June 11, 2006
I´ve always liked the volcano theme, but to make it this funky?
That was a surprise, but not a failure.
Nice work, Vaffe.- Bummerdude on September 16, 2005
k this is my bros' favourite song ever
they sing along even though they don't know it
its just so entertaining
great drum solo!!
thanks mcvaffe!- jordex on January 13, 2005
This is my favorite mix on the whole ocremix site yet. The last
drum solo gets my grooving like nothing else, and I listen to it at
least 2 times a day. Simply great, I cannot believe this guy does
this for free !- PriZm on December 26, 2004
haha! i love this song, drum programmings great! hell i'd need 3
hands for the main beat, and 5 for the solo part to play this in
real life.... i dont really think its possible.... oh well, a guy
can dream cant he?
one put down i had was the sound of the drums for example the snare
sounds like someone blowing into a microphone... i dunno, hehe
could be beat boxing!!
ya wutever. a great mix, keep up the good work McVaffe!- Cheeszeman_ on October 4, 2004
I would have to say that I really enjoyed this song. I'm one for
good drum programming once in a while, and this is by far one of
the best works i've heard on the site. Great job, McVaffe!
:twisted:- prophetik music on September 7, 2004