ReMix: Final Fantasy VII 'JENOVA Celestial'
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Jordan really came through strong for Voices of the Lifestream, with numerous contributions all of which kicked his usually high amounts of posterior. A few initial listeners criticized VotL for having too much emphasis on techno/trance, which I totally disagree with, but what trance IS on the album is seriously high-caliber stuff. JENOVA Celestial is no exception, as bLiNd turns his considerable talents to the J-E-N-O-V-A theme, with unsurprisingly awesometastic results. Hopefully the vast majority of you have not only heard every song off the album, but turned some friends/family/random strangers on to it as well, but in case you haven't, Jordan's track is as good a place to start as any. Project Director Andrew Aversa writes:
"bLiNd was a major force on Voices, contributing to four ReMixes in total and consistently meeting all the deadlines that were set for the project, despite his increasingly busy career as a professional composer & producer. I've always been a HUGE fan of his trance style and this mix really sums it up. With flawless production and mastering that rivals the very best of pro releases and an interpretive, modified harmony structure to give it an 'epic' feel, this is a shining example of an amazing trance remix."
Pretty much; I could certainly be more descriptive and in-depth with this writeup, but I don't think I need to - this is some excellent work that added a lot to the overall project and provides an aggressive, well-produced, and memorable rendition of the theme. We've started a music video competition for VotL, and I hope to see this track paired up with some awesome on-screen action. Very cool.
However, this remix is pretty much in the realms of untouchable from the word go - the production is flawless, and really gives this remix an unparalleled power that really brings it to fantastic heights.
That said, I still find the arrangement of the source slightly boring (but like I said I think its a source dislike so no discredit to blind)
Not his best work imo, but it is probably his most identifiable mix, and for my money the essential jenova remix, which is saying something as their are so many.
- WillRock on July 3, 2010
If someone took the most romanticized version of stars and outer space and distilled it into a song, this would be very, very close to that.
This is definitely one of my favorite Final Fantasy 7 mixes, and I highly recommend it.
- 42 on December 14, 2009
- JP_Wright on July 11, 2009
If anyone tells me they dislike or god forbid LOATHE trance music, this is the track I'm going to give them to broaden their tastes. Quite an achievement, but then again, this is bLiNd we're talking about here. He's been doing these amazing pieces for years. And we're all the better for it.
- Marmiduke on December 26, 2008
Hair of my Judgment: 100/100
- Nario on December 16, 2007
- Outshined on November 22, 2007
- quoda on November 21, 2007
When I mentally dissect this song, I find that bLiNd has interwoven several melodies together, besides the main one, to create a stellar atmospheric trance number. The synth sounds are very well chosen and give this piece a very euphoric feel. Nothing is out of place--each sound that comes in only strengthens the song. Nothing gets old and nothing clashes--a great feat to accomplish in an electronic song. Key changes are simple, but well executed (are those in the original too?). The supporting arpeggios perfectly complement the main melody, and the sounds chosen are the exact right ones.
Overall this is my absolute favorite song on the FFVII album, with good reason. The style just plain WORKS with the melody and tune, and even more so by the fact that it's so well executed.
Sorry for the somewhat disorganized post, but those are my thoughts for ya.
- Flexstyle on November 8, 2007
I loved how he worked the EQ in that one, saved me all the work =)
- CyAnIdE on November 4, 2007
- Hyperion5182 on November 4, 2007
- avaris on October 31, 2007
- XiaoXiaoNeo on October 31, 2007
- Palpable on October 31, 2007
- Beoulve on October 31, 2007
- Dr. Rod on October 29, 2007