Posted 2008-01-04, evaluated by djpretzel
More VotL? More AnSo? More fighting? You bet! I'm getting ready for our panel at MAG tomorrow and don't have quite as much time as I'd like to regale you with my impressions of yet another fine ReMix by Mattias, but luckily his submission email was lengthy and amusing and, more importantly, fills up a lot of space and makes my writeup look substantive. The ReMixer writes:
"So. More Voices of the Lifestream? Well you did see this coming, didn't you? I actually started this remix as a fairly standard jazz adaption of the Fanfare theme. Like Aluminum and Climhazzard Rush (this is kind of a tribute to that song btw) I focused more on the chord progression after the classic fanfare. When I got bored I tried some new stuff to my Jazz WIP and realized, man I need to make this electronic. So I did.
I started off with some dub inspired groove electro, making it interesting with a rhodes solo. I have to be honest, at first JJT was going to do this but the compliments I got from zircon kinda got to my head and I wanted to do everything myself. Something I still kinda regret, seeing how good JJT actually is. This doesn't mean I'm unhappy with the result though, more like the opposite.
To make some kind of breakdown I used some glocks and sampled a line from Final Fantasy VII: Last Order. I still have no idea what it means but it sounds pretty good. Then I went overboard again :) Acoustic drums with trance synths really gives a fat soundscape. I used this technique again in my Jade Cocoon remix, but this is where you heard it first! When I got here I just couldn't resist incorporating the lovable Jenova theme and I just kinda went from there."
I went to the trouble of adding all those links in there myself, btw, so you'd better click on at least one of them. This mix was popular with those participating in our music video contest, which I've been behind in updating everyone about. Larry and I are still tracking down every last submission, and the panel will be looking at them as a group in the next month - I'd say we'll have decisions by the first of March, guesstimate, but I'll formalize all this and post in the thread like I should have two weeks ago, shortly. Right then - this is the VERY FIRST VotL ReMix we're posting here at OCR... in 2008. It's great stuffs, as per AnSo's rapidly established reputation, and stylistically deviates from what we've heard from him thus far with an otherworldly electro jazz vibe that plays with major and minor keys and employs deliciously dirty EP, numerous ambient elements, a nice syncopated groove w/ hip-hop style drums, and general funkitude. But wait, there's more! For the low, low price of free you get a whole other section that changes gears towards an almost industrial/trance direction circa 2'16" and keeps growing in dissonant, stormy anger. In one of the videos this was queued up with the visual of Sephiroth summoning this huge dark whirlwind thing (from AC), and it really WORKED. I like how AnSo plays with note lengths on the synth arpeggios, throwing in a staccato iteration here and there, and the modulation back to major at 3'56" is surprising but effective. This is an intelligent arrangement that has a lot going on musically but is still damn fun to listen to; mad props yet again to AnSo, whose prolific mixing track record I envy only because it never seems to result in any sacrifice of quality whatsoever.
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Sources Arranged (2 Songs)
- Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VII (Sony, 1997, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
- Dark, Funky
- Electronic, Synth
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- Size: 8,373,902 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 8a4d26947c5091944c44843e5c897498
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