ReMix: Final Fantasy VII "Daydreaming Again" 3:36

By Pot Hocket

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acoustic-guitar duet mellow
Arranging the music of one song...

"Words Drowned by Fireworks"

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

Posted 2007-10-21, evaluated by djpretzel


Apologies to the ReMixer, but this writeup's gonna be short and sweet... essentially, if you're looking for intimate solo acoustic guitar, Pot Hocket is making a name for himself with a series of beautiful, intricate, articulate arrangements with pristine recording and warm, lush tones. In this instance, we're referring to one of his contributions to Voices of the Lifestream, a beautiful rendition of Words Drowned by Fireworks. I don't like to bring my relationship life into OCR too awful much, but I myself made out to this mix, and it was... goooood. We recently dealt with someone in Mexico claiming that they personally created every song on the VotL project themselves, and while I condemn and despise such behavior, I can at least partially understand the motivation behind it - you tell da ladies you made a mix like this, then play it for them and start working your moves, and it's all smooth sailing from there on out. Is videogame remixing the hidden secret to success with the opposite sex? More effective than dousing oneself with the latest body spray or utilizing exagerrated pheromone-based products? Could we have inadvertently stumbled upon the secret key that unlocks the world of social fluency and comfort to a demographic often mocked for lacking both? Unlikely, perhaps, but this is still a damn good tune that really suits Pot's style. If you haven't tried Pot, now's a great time - excellent, very personal and emotive ReMix.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Marmiduke
on 2009-04-26 00:57:38

Always nice to get a breather from the synth-screams and infernal shreddage that is so commonplace here on the site.

Emotive stuff is downplayed somewhat, but I find that it's the kind of music I listen to most. Probably because it's mood adaptive. Which I think is a great description of this piece (if I do say so myself). This can act as the soundtrack to a first born entering the family, reminiscing back to childhood, or recovering from a breakup. It's not that it is ambiguous, but covers all the bases so that you don't have to.

Most of the success of this mix is the performance, which is so stellar, there really is a sense of anticipation on every pick of the string. The arrangement is a giant plus as well. Very solid stuff. Perhaps even more than solid. Perhaps transcendant of physicality itself.

I'll be listening to this for a long while to come.

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metalsnakejuice
on 2009-04-23 06:11:30

This is clearly my favorite on the album. it really brings back those memories of playing that game.

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tekcoh_top
on 2007-10-24 18:23:02
I myself made out to this mix

i feel violated

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Hyperion5182
on 2007-10-24 10:34:17
1) Most nerdy comment ever

2) Did your hand like the song as well? OHH

3) This is one of those mixes that can be played for just about any non-gamer and they'll have no idea it came from a video game. So soft, so soothing.... =P

4) Okay fine, I've made out to video game music too.

While you might of been bashing i am setting up an OCR CD set for entertaining guests this winter as we show off our new house. This is going to be added to that list just the tone i am looking to set with the music. up to 3 CD's and 45 songs.

That being said this is an incredible piece of work i have not heard anything like this in a while. Fishermans Revelation comes close but this is one sweet piece of music. I wish there was another minute or so on it though.

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Dr. Rod
on 2007-10-23 20:44:57

Very gentle, very emotive. Certainly sets a mood.

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kLuTz
on 2007-10-22 22:54:45

Ah, haven't been around in a while, but glad to come back to this nice, very pleasant mix..this one's going to be on play for a long time..

Very emotive indeed, as it's quite comfortable, creating a relaxed and calming mood.. Great job, love it!

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Shadow Wolf
on 2007-10-22 17:40:27

Kickass mix, and if the pace of the writeup was any indication, Dave may STILL be making out to it.

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Moguta
on 2007-10-22 00:56:55

I'm so glad to see this mix made it onto OCR proper. Excellent work sir!

Admittedly, when I first heard Daydreaming Again, I was disappointed with how it seemed to constantly skirt but rarely actually play the original Fireworks melody. But after a couple more listens, the improvisation just sounded so much more appropriate, so much more calmly fluid and serenely touching. Now this song is one that I frequently put on before going to sleep. And trust me, that is far from an insult, but instead a high honor. For I am extremely picky about what music I play to relax myself into that blissfully unconscious state.

May we hear more of this excellent caliber from you, Mr. Transposed Hot Pocket!

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Hale-Bopp
on 2007-10-21 21:24:57

The guitars sound so sweet. This one tugs at my heart. Good stuff.

I'm also super duper happy to have tried some Pot.

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avaris
on 2007-10-21 17:51:52

Love PH's mixes. One of two OCR mixers IMO that really stand out for giving incredibly emotional performances on their mixes. This mix is a great example of taking the feeling of the original and enhancing. A perfect tribute to what this song stood for in the game.

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OA
on 2007-10-21 17:37:18

The first time I listened to the project, it was pretty clear it was full of rockin', kickass mixes, but this is the first one I heard that made me stop what I was doing and really listen. Beautiful playing and production, and a very tasteful arrangement. Despite all of the stellar tracks on the project this one is easily my favorite.

Fantastic work, PH.

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big giant circles
on 2007-10-21 15:39:29
I made out with myself to this mix

fixed.

oh, yeah, and mix is awesome. PH did some sexy work.

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Bahamut
on 2007-10-21 10:41:08

This is a song I felt possibly could've been overlooked by many, with the plethora of excellent songs on the project. This particular song captures the feel of the original song very well, as well as accentuating the emotive qualities of the often misused acoustic guitar.

Nice work! :nicework:

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herograw
on 2007-10-21 02:25:36
I myself made out to this mix

1) Most nerdy comment ever

2) Did your hand like the song as well? OHH

3) This is one of those mixes that can be played for just about any non-gamer and they'll have no idea it came from a video game. So soft, so soothing.... =P

4) Okay fine, I've made out to video game music too.

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Chickenwarlord
on 2007-10-21 02:20:09

I would just like to point out the not so subtle pro-drugs statement in the write-up.

This emits a very strong mood. I think I'm going to have to listen this when I'm in a better mood.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Words Drowned by Fireworks"

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Genre:
Mood:
Mellow
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar
Additional:
Arrangement > Duet

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Duration:
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