ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Light and Flakey" 5:29

By Heath Morris

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Arranging the music of one song...

"Buried in Snow"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2003-07-02, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer Dj Siamey offers up an enjoyable, if not first and foremost memorable, trance ReMix from FF7. Sound quality is decent, arrangement is there, and the mix title is certainly catchy. Actually, sounds like a phrase I'd use to describe the ideal state of a breakfast pastry, but I suppose it works musically as well. Judges were unanimously positive but also not unanimously over-impressed or too wowed - Malcos' comment sums up the general attitude: "This is not as repetitive as it could have been, some nice work here to keep the listener's interest. Sound quality is very good, and effects have been used well. Nice." - in other words, you don't need to sit down and your socks will remain on, but it's still a solid piece of work. Some will enjoy it more than others - those with a predilection towards Squaresoft, meat-and-potatoes (with some gravy) trance should dig in particular. The ReMixer obviously has the basics of good trance construction down; I look forward to seeing a little more risk-taking and a broader sound palette in submissions to come.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Necrox
on 2015-12-10 15:39:40

When the bassline first came in, I was disappointed it wasn't gonna be an ambient remix, but when things actually get going, the trance works. It has a nice "getting lost in the snow" sort of vibe. I like the voice-like synth responding to the bell. I like the twist at 2:59. Strong old-school OCR.

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RickyRodeo
on 2012-06-20 22:09:47

I heard this a few years ago and lost touch with it after getting a new computer. I recently downloaded the 2 main torrents and went through every mix until I found it (I had no idea what mix or artist it was- I only remember the amazing feeling when I hear it). This mix is so inspiring it makes me want to play FF7. Great stuff.

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Rusthammer
on 2009-03-24 07:18:01

I've been running through a vast majority of the remixes on this site and must say this is excellent.

While some say it feels like something is missing or feels off -keep in mind music isn't always about having some extra 'oomph' where it's not needed.

Just like with movies, there are leads and there are supports to make the thing whole, this is not a lead but very much a support, and a perfect one.

Loved it, keep up the good work!

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OA
on 2009-03-17 11:43:37

A little dated and not much beyond a genre adaptation, but built proficiently enough to keep me interested. the builds were effective, though the one section that really needed a massive build (the change to a different source maybe?) didn't really have one. Production was clean enough that things were well defined, but lacking a bit of punch and high end clarity. Hearing his more recent work, this is definitely something he has improved on. Anyways, a good, but not amazing track.

Siamey was one of the very very first dudes to help me out years back when I first started learning remixing, and i'll always appreciate that. Thanks dude.

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offthewall234
on 2006-03-01 22:50:27

Man, I've gone through about 900 OCRs and I have yet to come across a better mix. Nice ambient snow effect, great BPM, nice and relaxing. The feeling reminds me of "The Sunshine Underground" by The Chemical Brothers, another amazing song, even if not OCR. This gets Ark's "Paw of YES!" 10/10

Ark, your Crazy Bi Mississippi Catox! =^-^=

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lady zelda
on 2006-02-27 21:56:26

Love this one. It's got a tough techno beat with a light snowy effect playing the main melody. Hehe, it's catchy! Yup, I re-iterate what every1 else has said. Keep these coming!

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Bummer
on 2005-10-17 02:09:47

AWESOME technoremix. This is just the thing I want, alots of beats drumming in the back with a load of strings and some very cool synths to give the melody some cool attitude. You can´t stop nodding your head to this one. Nice idea of adding windeffects to the mix, gives it a slight touch of reality. Amazing stuff from Siamey, and I concur with the others:

MAKE AN ANOTHER REMIX! PLEASE!

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InfinitysEnd
on 2005-02-19 17:01:06

This is one of those songs that can just pop up on your playlist and you don't have any problems with listening to it the whole way through, all the time, everytime, any time. Provided, of course, you HAVE time. :wink:

Hope to hear more from you in the future!

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ForumChibi
on 2004-08-02 04:59:36

This is an amazing mix of a very rare and not so memorable song from FF7. Most of my friends don't even recognize what song it is when they hear it at first, or have a hard time believing it was the snow fields, but it's faster tempo and quality is just awesome. This is one of my favorites to play when it's snowing out.

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The Orichalcon
on 2003-07-04 03:53:00

It's the song when you're running around the ice fields trying to find your way to that old mans cabin. Also the music in the ice town, cant remember its name.

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The_Clover
on 2003-07-04 01:26:57

Gawd, what bothers me about this song is I recognize it, but for the life of me I can't remember which it is, and I'm usually able to pinpoint it.

Maybe it was a lesser song, maybe my skills aren't what they used to be, or maybe this song followed what a "remix" is at heart, and gave it a new recipe while still maintaining that classic flavor (if we're going to go with the food theme Senor Pretzel started).

This is one of those pieces that thats really great, but not in the way that stands out in others. It's sorta like the reluctant hero. It doesn't mean to be good, it's just trying to go on in life.

All in all, great piece. Definitely goes on my list of more favorable pieces this site has offered. This song doesn't try to get all in your face, but it lets you know it's there.

This song kicks ass discretely.

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UltimaAvatar
on 2003-07-03 20:34:38

this is great, light and flakey, that it is, really sounds cool good mix altogether, i like how it changes around the 3 min mark, oh that sounds great, hell i'm listening to it now as i write this, excellent

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The Orichalcon
on 2003-07-03 05:09:35

Ahthankyou God. I love this piece in the game. But I absolutely hated the way it was played in the game.

This is excellent. If not a great stand out, it gets 9/10 from me just for using an excellent tune and making it sound good.

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Eccles
on 2003-07-03 04:34:00

Wow...just, wow.

This is an amazing piece indeed.

I love the choice of synths used...they sound brilliant when put together like this.

Its a little repetetive, but then its pretty good, so when youre dancing to it you dont especially notice ^_^

The only gripe I have is that I would have preferred the bell synths that play the melody to be more audible...I have a hard time hearing them over everything else.

The ending is also a little brief...I would have preferred a fadeout.

Overall, I recommend this to just about anyone...it's most certainly going into some of my mixes...

Well done, sir, this is excellent and I look forward to more from you.

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Diegox
on 2003-07-03 03:45:35

I love the instruments. It makes me feel like if I were dreaming. Nice song, nice beat too. I really recommend you to download this.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Buried in Snow"

Tags (4)


Genre:
Dance
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Usage > Winter Holiday

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_7_Light_and_Flakey_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,346,643 bytes
MD5:
86b9c3119b465d8b280e8ee3501ec599
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
5:29

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