ReMix: Final Fantasy VIII 'Eyes on Me (Obsession)'
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This is really cool. CotMM has paired up with Dani, an #ocremix (IRC channel) participant to create what is just an amazing concept piece. I never would have thought of this, and I mean that in a good way. Basically, this ReMix turns 'Eyes On Me' inside out and treats it as if it really were about deep obsession, including a completely warped (REALLY warped) monologue that is just insane, just insane. It's whack, it's just whack. And what about the music? Good stuff, with - again - INSANE DSP; sounds like a Wah / Distort or VCF with very specific band limiting (doesn't affect the drums) run through a well-timed gate. This is just something I never would have expected. Innovative textures and wild effects alone make this worth listening to; the idea itself defines the word original. I heartily suggest you explore - don't expect anything you're used to!
- phantasia on May 18, 2010
It plays like a haunting eulogy in the shadow of the original and that alone is bound to not be everyone's ideal listening experience, but I think it's the vocals that must be throwing a lot of people off. Admittedly, the first time I heard them I thought they were a very hard sell and didn't think they belonged. They have grown on me after a few runthroughs, but they aren't quite right and fail to convey the amount that they could have. You could say they sound creepy because of it, but I think it's just that they are askew to the mix's design.
It's adequate sombre stuff, and both a successful and imperfect experiment with monologue. It deserves props for being different at the very least. I really didn't mind this at all.
- Marmiduke on March 15, 2010
- OA on February 25, 2010
One criticism I have is that the middle part is probably a bit too complicated, which distracts from the excellent rendering of the lyrics. Maybe if there was a bit less echo, and if she sounded more distant... The piano accompaniment at that point is perfect; couldn't have been done better.
The, "oh god, you're still smiling!" was an insightful addition and just about made me fall out of my chair. Good work, you made my day.
- monkeyshines on May 20, 2009
Tepid;296841 wrote: I believe someone here is suffering from the 'imajerkus' disease.
Actually, I think the biggest problem is people don't look at it objectively. This piece is an experimental piece from what I've seen. It's not supposed to be like the original. At all. Amazing how upset people can get, whatever happened to creative license?
Anyway, I think the biggest problem I have with it, is that it's rather difficult to understand Dani's vocals with the sound set at a low volume. I suppose it's supposed to be played louder than that, but I'd rather not blow out my eardrums. XD
Aside from that, I really enjoyed the twisted new take on one this, I liked the original, but I'm not so much of a purist as to hate seeing someone playing around with it. Also, I could never figure who was supposed to be the stalker; the vocalist, or the guy she's talking about.
- ZiriO on August 30, 2007
- Tepid on July 19, 2007
Thin Crust;280861 wrote: I can't stand this mix. Absolutely the worst thing I have ever heard. First off, song lyrics are not supposed to be spoken in monotone. It just doesn't work. Secondly, it was a monotone within a song, which count's as double points against it.
Maybe you should look up words before using them for a change.
- Dhsu on July 5, 2007
- Cyanide cr MK on July 5, 2007
- Thin Crust on June 8, 2007
The problem here is you are trying to top A. One hell of a song with one beautiful voice. B. One of the best scenes in FF VIII that quite frankly begins to pull everything into focus. It was no coincidence the song was used there. But i wont go into spoiler info. It was a good attempt i suppose but its never been nor will be my cup of tea.
- Hyperion5182 on June 8, 2007
Zenth Relin;45505 wrote: Lyrics:
Not exact, but it'll really help piece it together. (Google is your friend, BTW. ;) )
Escuse me, I really dont find the lyric, could you tell me where did you find it?
- d4bdn_one on June 8, 2007
- Bummerdude on October 29, 2005
- about:blank on October 28, 2005
This mix gives off some sort of depressive feeling, like someone´s life got destroyed by drugs or something. But still, very individual for taking such a task trying to give this track the total opposite of the original.
- Bummerdude on October 27, 2005
The monologue adds to the same feeling, with some sort of psychosis, some kind of stressing, torcherous, continuous thoughts, kind of driving the speaker into the sort of confused, lost, delusion. The accent sounded a bit southern, but still, pretty genuine.
I enjoyed listening to the song, even if it was a bit strange, kind of unfamiliar at first.
And the ending is pretty nice, a very different feeling in comparison to the rest.
Hmm. I hope that makes sense.
- tabular on September 11, 2005