ReMix: Final Fantasy VII 'Fading Entity'
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If Leifo's mix title back in 2002 didn't give it away, he's good buds and now collaborator with Jordan Aguirre, aka bLiNd. They paired up for this blockbuster staple trance FFVII action, giving Voices of the Lifestream some extra four-on-the-floor danceable mojo action. Jordan had this to say:
"This track was side by side with Leifo almost for the whole creation of it. All the ideas we had were fed off of each other. It was a really rewarding experience. We came up with something unique and Leifos guitar playing was icing on the cake. The new chord progression really makes it dance/trance genre friendly and changing time signature from 3/4 to 4/4 was a small hurdle but worked out well. A little on the moody side, but thats thanks to the source tune. Hope you guys enjoy it!"
The downbeat here is deadly; if you feel like OCR's been lacking trance of late, this has gotta make you all sorts of happy. The addition of guitar adds texture that brings out Jordan's electronica in new ways. Granted, there's plenty of repetition here and a lot of traditional trance arrangement norms are employed, but it's done so well you forget that it may not be breaking the innovation bank, the groove is infectious, and it never really lets up. These guys collabed on the most excellent Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Blood on the Asphalt album, and they work quite well together. Listen to the Cries of the Planet is itself repetitious, so a trance treatment that actually capitalizes on this and makes the best of it seems very appropriate. There's not too much else to say - this is great music for surfin' the net, even if it is as Jordan points out a little moody, and I think lovers of FF7 and trance will be thrilled to see veteran bLiNd applying his mad skills, along with Leifo, to the one of the game's darker tracks.
- Palpable on December 15, 2011
- Esperado on June 2, 2011
- yosefu on February 7, 2010
The breakdown half way through is extreme, even to the point where it bothers me. Me, as in mr. predictable breakdown half way through the song -me. Of course, the solo guitar and build-up from there is great.
Fav part would still have to around 2:00 when the e-piano like synth comes in. That melody is just so evocative. Overall great track, but that one part... awesome.
- Rozovian on December 22, 2009
- Jewbei on November 3, 2008
- Platonist on September 29, 2008
The transitions and background noise fading along with the bass counter-part is absolutely breath-taking.
Personally, I would say 6/10 as far as trance goes.
- hsram on September 21, 2008
LOVE this, say thankya. My favorite VotL mix, and whenever I listen to any of them, if this one doesn't come up, I have to manually pull it just to get a fix.
All points previously stated are valid: Beat, guitar, rhythm, etc. But what REALLY brings it all together for me is the "cry" in the background. It sounds like the echo of someone falling down a bottomless pit. The song gets the heart going, but that "cry" provides the goosebumps, and really increases the impact, IMHO.
- LightWarriorK on May 20, 2008
- zircon on March 23, 2008
Asspat +1, guys, bLiNd and Leifo are the bomb.
- OA on March 22, 2008
*fires up reason*
- Shauk on February 2, 2008
This track is a great way to prove, once and for all, that trance ReMixes also can be great arrangement with amazing production qualities.
You're good people.
- anosou on February 2, 2008
- Radiowar on November 12, 2007
Gorgeous work. I'd always loved the original version because I'd found it pleasingly hypnotic. "Fading Entity" takes me even further away...
- Alimah Kali on September 29, 2007
- The Vagrance on September 16, 2007