ReMix: Final Fantasy IV 'Surface of the Moon'
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Very floaty and mysterious ff2 / ff4j piece from mazedude. This really creates a very spooky, sci-fi mood that is unshakable - a perfect interpretation of the track in terms of creating a believable ambience. Razor thin synth strings, falling synth lines that sound like wolves howling almost, recurring tympani, some excellent 'electronic' sound effects, and a consistent bell pattern are the primary elements, along with a monotone hum drone. It's amazing how this ReMix creates an otherwordly effect - something like AmIEvil's FF3 snowfield ReMix in that regard. Transporting and very well done.
- Emunator on December 3, 2009
A wonderfully ambient track, and takes the original track and makes it even more amazing.
- Sir_Downunder on December 3, 2009
I'll chime in on the thought that this could fit into the Super Metroid abandoned ship with ease. The empty feeling this provides, especially supported by the 'intercom' coming up with static, really gives you a feel like theres nothing out there. At least you hope...
- DragonAvenger on November 11, 2009
The soundscape is perfect and the effects added, as well as the synth choices are spot on. This takes the original and makes it completely perfect.
- OA on December 10, 2007
"To the moon Alice, to the moon!"
- avaris on December 16, 2006
Great for Halloween and Horror CD mixes, too. If you don't have this, check out this fine piece of work.
- Mustin on December 16, 2006
Sorry, got a little caught in the spacey theme. Overall, this a good mix, maybe much similar to the original but still a mix worth a download. Nice job Mazedude.
And for those that liked this one should really check out 'SpaceStationoftheAncients', it´s a blast.
- Bummer on October 4, 2005
All said, though, I wouldn't listen to it overlong. Give ya nightmares. AND DO NOT LISTEN TO IT ON ACID! Bad bad bad shit will go down down down.
- Zipp on March 4, 2005
an excellent atmostpheric piece by an excelelnt remixer Mazedude. definetly very very eerie. beats every techno trance FF mix i have ever heard.
- akachrismorgan on February 10, 2005
- Vega Boralis on October 3, 2004
This mix really deserves a lot more praise than it's gotten. I suppose that's just cuz of when it was posted... Oh well. Very good, check it out (if you haven't already).
- benevolensaurus on September 5, 2004
HalfShadow wrote: This officially scares the shit out of my neice. Of course she's only 5, but still...
This officially scares the shit out of ME. It's like walking into that abandoned manor, only to find a host of bizarre experiments, or being transported to that alien ship and being awake the entire time. Or like exploring that sunken battlecruiser (actually, since it's entitled 'Surface of the Moon,' crashed star destroyer) and finding out that the crew all died strange, eerie deaths--and you're next if you don't do something about it. All in all, don't listen to on a dark night.
On second thought, ONLY listen to on dark nights for fullest creepitude.
- Ferret on April 17, 2003
I got this back when I first started roaming OCR, and I still listen to it regularly. This song starts small, but gets ominous very quickly, which gives it that eerie feel. Great interpretation of the piece :)
- SPFiredrake on December 12, 2002
- Deryck Khusial on December 12, 2002
Ah, the great Mazedude always provides us with quality work, and he certainly doesn't fail here. If you remember the original base for this particular piece, it was meant to have an eerie feel to it as far as I was concerned. Mr. Getman succeeds in bringing the eerie feel over to his mix, with a distant sort of sound to it during parts, and creepy sounding strings in other parts. Not one of my favorite mixes ever, but it gets points just for being one of the spookiest mixes I've enjoyed.
- Saunders on May 21, 2002