ReMix: Final Fantasy VII 'Internal Affliction'
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Newcomer Sephfire offers this very dramatic, expansive FF7 arrangement, with pads, a nice electronic drum groove that's somewhere between techno and hip-hop, delayed piano and bells that merge into a bed of pitched attacks, and some nice effected guitar sounds. Much attention is paid to panning and stereo imaging, and the low strings that are used are quite ominous and evil sounding. The Wingless writes:
"It is a very well done piece, especially in lieu of the first draft. I especially like how instruments are introduced to add some flecks of atmosphere here and there. Very nice little touches that I rarely get to hear. While it is very well produced overall, it's the little things in this piece that really engage me. Of course, I'm weird like that, but it is appealing on that purely technical level, and that deserves some mention."
Israfel noted the dark, oppressive atmosphere and mentioned the bass/kick drum might have done with less reverb, which I'd agree with. However, this takes the melancholy original and further develops it into a full-fledged ambient techno piece that exists in a dark, clouded world full of uncertainty. Good, moody, well-constructed stuff from newcomer Sephfire.
- Palpable on December 15, 2011
This mix reveals its hand quite early, and suffers a bit in pacing because of it, but that doesn't detract from some serious production with some real foreboding elements that stay true to the source. Awesome.
- Marmiduke on April 28, 2009
- sephfire on February 14, 2008
It does tend to establish a mood and then stay there, rather than continue to evolve, but it works very well as background music. The piano and pads form a solid backing texture and sharp distorted synths poke out to emphasize chord changes. The beat itself is generally subdued, but still contains energy.
Not nearly as exciting or expansive as his more recent stuff, but still well worth a listen.
- OA on February 14, 2008
- maelkashishi on December 12, 2007
Now, forgive me if I'm mistaken, stating something painfully obvious, or it's already been said, but it sounds to me that the piano provides primarily "You Can Hear the Planet's Cry" while the low strings have taken over "Those Chosen By the Planet".
The two tracks make beautiful music together [if you'll forgive the pun,] and I'm surprised that this combination hasn't been done more. Maybe the other mixers are afraid to take on your mix? I know I would be if I were a mixer.
Anyway, there's a constant light-vs-dark sound that makes me wish there had been more interaction between Aerith and Sephiroth. Dark, but light at the same time, if that makes sense. :) It's actually a very relaxing mix to listen to. A job well done, in my opinion.
- Babysoft-chan on January 16, 2007
To be his first, really astounding. At first I didn´t think that he would do a better remix that Above the Rising falls, but this one is close enough to be equally good. Great stuff, synths, strings, together with a real cool and good piano, my favorite.
Significant stuff, Sephdude.
- Bummerdude on October 16, 2005
- Shinseisa on March 28, 2004
- Nine Ten Doh on January 24, 2004
- Savior Sephiroth on January 23, 2004
- Mr. Merc Kage on January 13, 2004
- Zaku II on January 13, 2004
- UltimaAvatar on January 11, 2004
I've been watching this mix for months on the WIP board, and i always had high hopes for it.
I'm glad you finally got this great peice accepted. work of art man. good job.
- whiteknight on January 11, 2004
- Bringing it to the fore in the mix again, with added complexity (flourishes, intermediate pitches between the main arrival points)
- Adding some modulations (standard ones, like taking it into C, F and/or Bb major, as opposed to D minor, and some more drastic, Wingless-style ones, like Ab).
Ostinato lines are all well and good, but longer ones work better than shorter ones. This one is only one measure and needs change to lend the piece direction.
[b]Like this[/b]. Bear in mind that this is very basic, low quality, and merely a suggestion as far as how I would do it at one point in the song.
Also, some of the fills in the drum pattern irked me as well. The fill in the third bar of each phrase seemed to me that it would work better in the fourth bar. This is a minor, and probably personal, concern. I like the overall sound of the kit you used.
In all, this is solidly constructed. The occasional dissonance lends a more sinister aspect to the melancholy you've already established. Good show. Those were my only two concerns.
- Red Omen on January 11, 2004