ReMix: Final Fantasy VII 'Omnislash'
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What exactly IS an "omnislash"? Is it somewhat like an omnibus, only with less bus... and more slash? Is it the effect of getting hit by Uther Doul's Possible Sword from The Scar? FF fans and perhaps even bystanders of course know the real answer, and yet it is amusing to postulate alternatives. In this instance, however, it's also yet another Voices of the Lifestream track, this time from Fishy, one of the artists who debuted on OCR with the project's epic BWM mega-collab. In that instance, Cain was part of a larger picture, but here he's flying Han Solo, though still quite admirably rocking your socks off. Guitar, synth, and drums are all chock full o' pure, unrefined spice, as the mixer integrates superfast synth runs and leads with electric guitar, tossing in some sick, slick modulation here and there, breaking down for an extensive minute of mellower sans-drums material from 2'23" to 3'23", then finishing up. Fishy confides:
"This started off with a Dream Theater influence, but who knows what the crap it turned into. I just wanted to sneak on to the FF7 project, so I made most of this ReMix in a week, which is an improvement on my normal remixing time by around 8 months."
Nice. JJT, whose West coastness shines through time and again, meanders:
"easy pass. things do start out a little coverish, but both the arrangement and the awesomeness expand as the track progresses. this is a great debut track. sometimes when i listen to your stuff cain, i wonder where you came from, and why? perhaps you were sent by some higher power to teach us lessons about love and honor, before departing as abruptly as you appeared...what was I talking about again?"
Project Director Andrew Aversa lends his two cents:
"Fishy, like Another Soundscape, pretty much came out of nowhere and has been tearing it up since he started actively ReMixing and collaborating with people. This particular contribution to VotL is one of the heaviest tracks on the project, taking an already high-energy source tune and really putting it into overdrive. Awesome soloing, over-the-top synths, tight performances."
Pretty much - Dream Theater ain't far off the money, and if you're looking for high-octane synth and guit soloing, you've come to the right place. Omniprops.
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