ReMix: Final Fantasy IX "You Are Not Confined" 2:43

By Sonicade

Arranging the music of one song...

"You're Not Alone!"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2003-10-31, evaluated by djpretzel


This FF9 You are not alone ReMix from newcomer Sonicade doesn't take too many risks, but it's well-produced, enjoyable stuff nonetheless, and I found myself really getting into it. The addition of a great guitar solo (credited to Spongah) certainly helps the sonic variety, and the harmonic overtones when the bell timbre covers the melody are nice. The introduction, before the meatier, interestingly syncopated drums come in, actually sounds like it could be a song by The Police. Some of the running synth patterns beneath the guitar solo add nice motion; in general, there's good attention to the little extra details that contribute towards a full, dynamic mix that's got a lot of groovy stuff going on. The piece is a bit short; I could easily have seen the guitar coming in for a second go-round, only this time doing some balls-to-the-wall soloing and improvisation, and the fadeout ending in this context is underwhelming. However, this capitalizes on the strength of the original melody, is well-mixed (I especially like the balance on the percussion between complexity and tasteful restraint), and the guitar solo just works; it's the type of melody that lends itself perfectly to a meaty electric lead guitar solo, ala Terra. Short, not especially innovative, but certainly sweet. Good first mix from Sonicade - check it out.

djpretzel

Discussion

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DimeTower
on 2012-07-11 02:48:43
I always thought the source track for this one was really cheesy, but the more subdued arrangement to this track made the melody a lot more palatable to me. Nice beats and synths, nice guitar, and a very tasteful way to represent the theme.

Unassuming, but it has a lot of charm. :-)

Wow, OA, you nailed it. This is a wonderful take on the material - true to its source, only softer and easier, an enjoyable listen. Not in your face, but lots of charm.

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OA
on 2010-04-29 11:59:06

I always thought the source track for this one was really cheesy, but the more subdued arrangement to this track made the melody a lot more palatable to me. Nice beats and synths, nice guitar, and a very tasteful way to represent the theme.

Unassuming, but it has a lot of charm. :-)

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Marmiduke
on 2009-07-06 04:20:21

The guitar work recieves star-billing in this, and rightly so. It's brilliantly performed and emotionally strong enough to carry the weight of the other elements that let it down. I didn't really click with the other instrument choices, things dropped out of harmony noticeably and I was also searching frantically for some expansion on the original theme. These issues, as well as a small grievance at the length, disappointed.

But, as I said, the guitar lends it a lot of impact and covers a lot of the holes for as long as it sticks around. At these times, the mix is a real winner. But realistically, this is a flawed mix with some very clear signs of promise for improvement.

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ChaosPlayer
on 2007-11-11 01:14:47

Not bad...Smooth and distant music.

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Sonicade
on 2007-06-07 02:18:31
I was going through my "temporary mp3" folder tonight with the intentions of deleting and organizing files because, like my room, it's a mess. When I was judging remix submissions, I'd forget to delete the tracks after voting on them, so that made up a good deal of it too.

ANYway, I stumbled upon this track while weeding out the crap, and was pleasantly surprised. It's very unassuming, and sticks pretty much exclusively to the original, but I couldn't help thinking that I had no idea what I would do to make it better, because it seems perfect as it is. It's one of those songs that gives me chills.

Noice work!

I'm honored to receive a compliment like this from you Disco Dan. I'm a big fan of your Green Amnesia remix, it's incredible.

Best Regards,

Sonicade

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mrp
on 2007-03-12 20:47:32

This is my favorite Final Fantasy IX remix. I feel it expresses the mood of that scene better than the original. Very well done.

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zykO
on 2007-03-01 12:09:08
I know this is off topic but...Disco Dan I LOVE your remix "Heat Man Rapid Fire" And yes this song kicks some serious arse :D

more importantly,

HE'S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HoboKa
on 2007-02-14 00:47:01
I was going through my "temporary mp3" folder tonight with the intentions of deleting and organizing files because, like my room, it's a mess. When I was judging remix submissions, I'd forget to delete the tracks after voting on them, so that made up a good deal of it too.

ANYway, I stumbled upon this track while weeding out the crap, and was pleasantly surprised. It's very unassuming, and sticks pretty much exclusively to the original, but I couldn't help thinking that I had no idea what I would do to make it better, because it seems perfect as it is. It's one of those songs that gives me chills.

Noice work!

I know this is off topic but...Disco Dan I LOVE your remix "Heat Man Rapid Fire" And yes this song kicks some serious arse :D

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Disco Dan
on 2007-02-12 00:26:46

I was going through my "temporary mp3" folder tonight with the intentions of deleting and organizing files because, like my room, it's a mess. When I was judging remix submissions, I'd forget to delete the tracks after voting on them, so that made up a good deal of it too.

ANYway, I stumbled upon this track while weeding out the crap, and was pleasantly surprised. It's very unassuming, and sticks pretty much exclusively to the original, but I couldn't help thinking that I had no idea what I would do to make it better, because it seems perfect as it is. It's one of those songs that gives me chills.

Noice work!

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nardman
on 2006-03-04 00:05:44

this is one of my all time favorite(original) songs in the final fantasy series. I've played and beatin all from 3 to 10pt2. So i've heard a lot of good ones. This mix does sound remarkably close to the original though.

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Ichitootah
on 2005-12-24 17:52:19
This is going to sound like a trivial complaint, but one of the notes in the first part is wrong. Happens at about 0:33, and again at 1:01. Listen to the original, then listen to this. Woops. It doesn't sound to me like an intentional change; I think Sonicade just put in the wrong note.

It sounds very intentional to me. Not good, but intentional. He's playing the "right" notes more quietly in a different instrument at the same time, so I'm pretty sure the louder ("wrong") notes are supposed to be some sort of harmony. I don't think it works, but that's just one person's opinion.

Edit: I just realized that Temporal's comment was more than a year old. Oh well.

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I_Love_OC_ReMixes
on 2005-12-24 07:54:32

Sounds quite like the original but still good none the less. 8)

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SakakiAzu
on 2005-11-12 05:31:56

Very nice. Relaxing, oddly for a guitar like this, but it is...... Very nice. 9/10

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TAT_PKN
on 2005-06-11 22:20:44

Yup, You're not alone can be considered as 1 of 2 best songs in FFIX, and this remix is...GREAT! I usually hear my brother play it on his computer whenever I'm home from school :P.

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Red Light District
on 2005-02-17 19:07:17

Very...relaxing..

it's very deep, the base is perfect.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"You're Not Alone!"

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