ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Black Wing Metamorphosis" 3:19

By bLiNd, Fishy, Jillian Aversa, Juan Medrano, Steffan Andrews, Suzumebachi, tefnek

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Arranging the music of one song...

"One-Winged Angel"

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

Posted 2007-09-14, evaluated by djpretzel


This ReMix concludes our Voices of the Lifestream flood; One-Winged Angel has of course been covered a number of times by a number of different, talented artists and groups, so it presented a unique challenge to the project. Album Director Andrew Aversa writes:

"Steffan Andrews was the major force behind this track. He arranged and orchestrated the entire thing and performed all the processing, mixing, and mastering. All the orchestral parts you hear are from him, as well as the bass, a guitar overlay, and a sizable chunk of the percussion. Before he decided to step up, many of the mixers involved had their own ideas, and bLiNd had even painstakingly written and rendered the entire choir part, but no one had a single cohesive arrangement idea. Once Steffan showed us his first WIP - which was less than a minute long - other mixers were immediately motivated to add their own elements to it.

Suzumebachi wrote a short chiptune incorporating "One-Winged Angel" plus a few other themes, which became the quirky intro to the remix. tefnek produced the driving, big beat drum track that plays throughout, while Sixto added some heavy industrial sounds to a few sections to spice it up. Fishy recorded a rhythm guitar track to be layered with the MIDI rhythm guitars, and for the climax at the end, Sixto added a screaming guitar solo. Lastly, pixietricks replaced the sampled soprano part with fresh, live vox and improvised some new parts as well.

Though the resultant remix is not nearly as long as the original, both Steffan, the other mixers involved, and myself all agreed that trying to make an epic, 7+ minute arrangement would be futile. After all, Advent Children already did that, and if we tried, people would say we were just attempting to imitate them. Instead, we have a fun, high-energy, badass remix that takes the best parts of the source and expands them with the talents of a whopping seven remixers."

I could talk about the mix, but in this case, Andy covered everything that needed to be said. Instead, I'd like to simply say that it's both an honor and a privelege to be part of the community that produced this album, and I hope everyone enjoys it. If you do, then whatever you can do to help promote it is the best way you can show your appreciation. Here are some ways you can help out:

  • Download the torrent and help us seed it.
  • Digg the story and get your friends to as well.
  • Burn the album to CD(s) and share it with as many people as possible, for free.
  • Let webmasters, game industry professionals, journalists, and anyone else that might be interested know about it.

People are always skeptical when you're aggressively promoting something and claim to not be selling anything or making any money, but that's the case here: forty-two artists from around the world have gotten together to put together one of the largest and, in my opinion, best fan-created works of art in existence, expressing their appreciation for Nobuo Uematsu and the FFVII soundtrack with some truly amazing music. We want to make sure that as many people as possible are exposed to this music, because we believe it has the power to change perceptions about what video game music can be and more specifically what fan arrangements of video game music can be, and we need your help to make that happen.

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Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Black_Doom
on 2014-11-30 13:54:52

Ah, a classic one. Starting with something bippy chippy, it evolves into a badass orchestral pieace with one more chippy injection. The choral work is just so damn epic. Love the break at 2:07. The song took totally new direction, still being badass as fuck. And the guitar outro is just what this track needed to be complete. Such great tune!

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Tubamaphone
on 2014-01-12 22:25:10

I know that I am coming late to the party on commenting here, but WOW.

Easily my favorite One winged angel remix. I have to say the amazing thing for me is that the song builds and progresses with very wonderful transitions.

Even starting off with the source for the intro did a great job establishing the song. Even throwing in them in later was a great subtle callback.

This is a great way to show how different composers can work together to create a cohesive and amazing monster!

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Mirby
on 2011-12-23 08:46:57

This is the birth of the now-requisite mega-collab, right?

Seriously, so many people here. It's like the Expendables of remixes.

A good song, nice arrangement of the source, by the way.

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Oecobius
on 2011-12-22 13:14:12

This was an awesome mix full of great craftsmanship until that lame, obnoxious and completely generic thrash guitar at the end. It's completely out of place, but a lot of people seem to think that any pseudo-metal is good just because it's loud and you can headbang to it. Feh.

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CreedOfDarkness
on 2011-08-10 15:00:17

OH DEAR LORD!, MY EARS! this was absolutely great to listen to! i love this fantasic collab! I was literally smiling the whole time thinking: "Now this, this is what i call a remix!" great job!

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OutSpoken
on 2011-07-05 01:41:20

http://reoganworks.blogspot.com/2010/11/song-of-week-225.html

I didn't do the writeup for this on my blog, but now I wish I had. Awesome mega-collab. Love Sixto Sounds with the epic finish.

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Roihu
on 2011-01-07 08:45:01

This is actually the only version of One-Winged Angel I can say I truly like. Good job, guys.

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tim_sephi_Roth
on 2010-07-19 21:13:28

Tim Burton presents "Sephiroth" the movie. Music by Danny Elfman.

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DMaster
on 2010-07-06 02:46:31

I listened to this song after watching Advent Children. Not only did this song send shivers down my spine, you 1-upped the movie. Excellent job.:nicework:

"Insert FFVII Quote Here"

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Gwardy Jay
on 2010-06-13 13:35:52

My brother is a contributor on Machinima.com and he actually used this mix in one of his videos. Check it out:

I had no idea this song was an OCRemix song. I'm pretty stoked, knowing that fact.

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phantasia
on 2010-05-18 17:19:57

This remix s pure auditory awesomeness. Nothing less would you expect from such an epic artistic collab.

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tulala
on 2010-05-16 12:25:29
It's on the FF7 project, which was released in both mp3 and lossless format. You can get it at http://ff7.ocremix.org

Ouch !!! That's very very nice ! Thanks for answering me ^^

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Geoffrey Taucer
on 2010-05-16 11:33:26
By any chance, do you still have the wav file for this ?

It would be awesome to have the lossless version of this remix.

It's on the FF7 project, which was released in both mp3 and lossless format. You can get it at http://ff7.ocremix.org

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tulala
on 2010-05-16 08:04:58

By any chance, do you still have the wav file for this ?

It would be awesome to have the lossless version of this remix.

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Raven_Miyaki
on 2010-02-16 09:59:39

Love this remix. Keep it up. Love the techno in the mix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"One-Winged Angel"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electric Guitar, Electronic, Orchestral, Singing, Synth, Vocals: Female
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Existing
Origin > Collaboration

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_7_Black_Wing_Metamorphosis_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,799,078 bytes
MD5:
bad0859e4650d55583e47b386b300765
Bitrate:
229Kbps
Duration:
3:19

LATIN:

[x3]
Estuans interius
Ira vehementi
Estuans interius
Ira vehementi
Sephiroth

[x3]
Veni, veni, venias,
Ne me mori facias
Veni, veni, venias,
Ne me mori facias

Veni, veni, venias,
Ne me mori facias

Sephiroth

ENGLISH:

[x3]
Burning inside
with violent anger
Burning inside
with violent anger
Sephiroth

[x3]
Come, come, O come,
Do not let me die
Come, come, O come,
Do not let me die

Come, come, O come,
Do not let me die

Sephiroth

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