ReMix: Final Fantasy VI 'Deserted Industry'
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ALRIGHT - Beatdrop himself believes this to be his best work yet, which is saying quite a bundle, so let's take a closer look. This is extremely aggressive techno-industrial coverage of the Veldt theme (see Dale's more ethnic / world music take for a point of reference) - right from the very beginning, you know this ain't gonna be "easy" listening, as a rude synth belch/drone starts things off with crystalline analog percussion on top. Then the heavy, edgy drums enter along with an undulating low-end sawtooth pattern. VERY heavy I should say - the downbeat is at times devastating. Things break by ducking under a filter, then we re-enter with some great drum programming at 1'41" for the C section of the piece. Definitely a Middle Eastern influence on the original melody, which pairs up very interestingly with the heavy stylings Dain's poured on generously. I love where he's taken the theme, personally - it's imaginative, and he obviously went overboard to ensure this ReMix was chock full' o in-yer-face texture. The little solo at 1'41" had to be my favorite part - evocative of some sort of secret, demonic ritual. Only some KMFDM fans showed up and got in on the action :) Ending is full-circle back to the intro synth fx, which works well enough. Not for the faint of heart (or ear) but for those looking for some more aggressive coverage of Squaresoft music, look no further. Recommended.
- phantasia on March 28, 2011
I especially like how it ends at a point so it's easy to loop this... This will definitely keep you awake.
- IrateResearchers on February 17, 2010
otherwise decent, and of course it's well put-together, but not quite my style.
- OA on December 4, 2009
- Dubanubiel on October 1, 2009
- Soapy on June 30, 2006
Nice job Beatdrop.
EDIT: I take back the first sentence of my last post. This is DEFINITELY my style. Awesome mix Beatdrop.
- Drack on October 7, 2005
Jack the Ripper wrote: A great take on a FF track, and a rare bird, being among its standard melodic trance brethren.
Dude, that was deep.
Ok, this sounded actually a little dirty. With all those machine techno, it feels like you get covered with oil and dust, but you don´t, and that´s a positive thingie.
The Veldt theme is great, but I don´t think that BD did it GREATER, he gave it a haircut, a facelift and a whole new style, but he kept a piece of that desert feel this track has together with that catchy melody. I digged the instruments, at some times they sounded to fuzzy, but they did better later on.
Great piece, beatdude.
- Bummer on October 7, 2005
- Jack the Ripper on October 6, 2005
StarBLaSt wrote: You know, normally i really dont dig this style of music. The thing is, beatdrop's stuff is just easily accessable to people like me. He sorta "bridges the gap" between genres to create something not quite totally industrial and not quite anything else either. It's his own style, its BeatDrop. And I LOVE it. This piece is no exception. I wouldn't necessarily say this is my favorite piece of his, but technicially you can see BeatDrop is becoming even more adept at his craft. Great job on this, loved the fusion of industrial elements. You gotta teach me how to make percussion sound like that one of these days :D
For the record, i didnt mean a word of that. This song blows.
Just thought i should put that right.
- StarBLaSt on July 29, 2005
- FinalTrigger85 on February 28, 2005
It's hard to find good hard driven techno these days.
I really like what you did with the veldt theme.
Keep 'em comen
- Duncan on February 28, 2005
This mix just reaffirms my conviction that BeatDrop is one of the gods of all musical interpretation.
- Red Shadow on February 4, 2005
it's great :wink:
- Red Light District on November 12, 2004
- JorJorMogBoi on November 11, 2004
First couple times I played it i thought it was too obnoxious at the start. Those first 8 seconds still give me weird feelings... like I should NOT like this song.. then it gets into the beat and I'm hooked!! I LOVE IT!!! it's very unique.. I recommend this song! :P :D
- Darklocke on October 9, 2004