ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Relm's Weepy Loop" 2:48

By MkVaff

Arranging the music of one song...

"Relm"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2000-11-21, evaluated by djpretzel


REAL change of pace from McVaffe, who in this really catchy FF3 ReMix (I think he'll have a really long monopoly on ReMixes of this game!) uses a drum loop to accompany a touching little piano ditty. It's REALLY addictive, and could be used to great effect on any given anime romance like Orange Road, Video Girl Ai, or what not. Mostly piano, true to form, but also true to form flute and strings come in to join in the mirth. I suggest having a few beers and a good-sized dosage of prozac and listening to this song 50 times in a row. It's sure to cure you of whatever melancholy happens to persist in your life, guaranteed. Of course, I'm not a doctor, and any medical advice I give is purely guesswork. Good to see McVaffe still in da scene, and going in new directions as well. I'd download this one for sure.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2015-05-04 14:23:54

Early McVaffe with a good take on Relm's theme. What can I say, any mix that makes me halfway enjoy Relm's theme is a-ok in my book. While not my favorite of some of McVaffe's work, it's still a decent mix from a game that had it's share of easily assessable themes to play with. Nice work.

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SubNormal J3
on 2010-11-18 04:16:48

Wow. That chord change at about :38 is very moving. Once again, another great minimalist take on a Final Fantasy VI theme.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-10-01 08:30:16

Very pretty rendition of the theme; a little like the younger brother of a sweeping orchestral version of the theme. I like the gounded feeling of this, and also the added injection of modern style to the mix.

It's a perky version, but not too saccharine; a perfect balance of sweetness and melody. I also enjoyed the changes in arrangement and the altered direction of the notes. Maybe it is a tad amiable, but being a McVaffe mix of utmost quality, it's a hard ditty to resist. A pleasure.

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Mockingbird
on 2008-03-10 13:42:45

I really find the original annoying, and this remix makes me almost like it, so I'd say it accomplishes a good thing. ;-)

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OA
on 2008-01-22 12:36:50

I'm really feeling the lofi vinyl-looped drums and the strings here; I think the piano could have used a little more delay for it to be perfect, but this still something pretty awesome. Subtle melody changes throughout, and a nice balance; it evokes a rainy spring day. I think it follows the source a bit too verbatim, but there was enough deviation to save this gem from the lockdowns, though probably just barely. I certainly wouldnt complained about some additional expansion or interpretation.

Of all the OCR artists, I think Mcvaffe is the most represented in my personal playlist, and tracks like this are a pretty good example why.

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Bummer
on 2005-10-08 15:57:16

Brilliant, it seems that Vaffdude can´t do a remix that´s bad, this is clealy no exception. As a pianofreak like myself, I totally digged this remix, and for the rest of you, download it anyway, it´s sweet, got characters and it has some real good drums to it. :D

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jordex
on 2005-01-03 03:52:27

lol @ above guy

i wasn't expecting those drums but they add to the song, lightly distorted but bring more meaning to the song

this song runs through my mind alot when im doing homework

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Less Ashamed Of Self
on 2004-10-25 16:21:24

I thought about this track while washing dishes at subway and it brought a tear to my eye.

That's a powerful track.

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Royal Sovereign
on 2004-08-12 12:55:06

A tad cheesy for my taste...it sounds like two Yaoi characters are sharing a candlelit dinner, or something odd as such. And besides, the bagpipes from Relm's original song are gone. Ho hum. Nice effort though.

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Shael Riley
on 2004-05-15 11:59:38

Power-packed with uplifting emotion, this is an example of why McVaffe is the man I miss the most out of all of the artists who've moved on from the community. Monkey Machine, another ReMixer from days gone by, said it all: the lo-fi and piano hit the heartstrings. This is one of those cases in which I think a mix is so good it could replace the original in a remake.

Thanks, 'Vaffe, wherever you are. :)

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daprophet
on 2003-12-11 15:06:02

Beautiful work here; nice plain piano work with vibrant (but not disturbing) drumline...brings out the best in a somewhat melancholy song (the original, that is). Great work McVaffe.

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ironchefm
on 2003-10-24 09:12:31

Ok, I'm gonna be the first to say something negative, just because I'm like that. This is great and very relaxing, everything is wonderful and lovely, and I enjoyed this mix very much, BUT those drums are driving me crazy! lose them! I heard the first four notes and thought, "hey, this is gonna be a good one" then came the drums... :x Of course, im just a fan of the orchestral/piano thing, so I'm probably the only one who thinks so.

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nachokun
on 2003-09-15 14:36:35

Lovely... :)

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kairicc
on 2003-07-21 13:08:23

I like this song alot - it's very sweet! But I have a question, and I've never played FFVI before, so you'll have to bear with me, but why do I hear "Eyes on Me" from FFVIII in there? Sorry if this is a dumb question... Anyway, keep up the good work!!!

~kairicc

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TheWired
on 2002-08-13 02:07:51

This song is almost harshly beautifull, i love everything about it.

simple piano, good little strings, and that great little low quality drum. Its all that was left to remix on this underused FFVI character !

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Relm"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Trip Hop
Mood:
Chill, Happy, Mellow
Instrumentation:
Flute, Harp, Oboe, Piano, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_6_Relm's_Weepy_Loop_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
2,780,303 bytes
MD5:
224fcf98f5ee6b4dd54ebaaedae8d340
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
2:48

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