ReMix: Final Fantasy IV "Four Friends of the Elements" 2:53

By Hyadain

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orchestral singing vocals-male funny lyrics-original
Arranging the music of one song...

"Battle with the Four Fiends"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy IV (Square, 1991, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2011-03-16, evaluated by djpretzel


So glad our first Hyadain mixpost was well-received, and that we've now got a follow-up. The genius of Kenichi Maeyamada's mixes lies in an uncanny ability to arrange for a schizophrenic cornucopia of identities, made flesh by awe-inspiring voice acting chops & caffeinated, dense lyrics... he's basically his own genre. Talking about his music in any traditional sense really can't convey the mania; suffice it to say that if you liked the first mix we posted, from Super Mario World, you'll probably dig this arrangement of 'Battle with the Four Fiends' from FFIV. Hyadain of course rocks each fiend out with his own voice & character, and half the fun is the transitions where one identity passes the psychological mic and the next takes over.

Lyrics are awesome, too; while Cagnazzo's use of "tsunami" may be unfortunately timed given the recent tragedy in Japan, sometimes a little goofy fun can help take your mind off more depressing topics; part of what I think the world loves about Japan is its sense of humor, which can be an excellent coping mechanism. I've seen a lot of #prayforjapan action going on, but since not all of us do, I instead just donated ¥2000 to the Japanese Red Cross over at the page Google set up to help coordinate relief. There are plenty of worthy causes and plenty of places on Earth that need help, but right now this situation is not only immediate, but very relevant to the world of VGM, so see what you can do to chip in!

It's hard to imagine removing the vocals from Hyadain's mixes, since they're so tailored & integrated, but the "backing" track is really well-constructed and sequenced and fits perfectly with the style. Over the top, crazy, and loads of fun, this is probably awful music for trying to concentrate, chillax, or make sweet, sweet love to, but if you want a musical slap in the face & are looking to spazz out uncontrollably, Hyadain has your number.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Gollgagh
on 2012-07-02 11:58:09

Holy crap, I didn't realize both of these (including the SMB one) songs got put up on here.

I've had crappy nico rips of them for as long as I can remember; awesome to finally have a good MP3 of them.

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urdailywater
on 2011-09-07 18:34:16

This is really awesome! I'm becoming a big fan of Hyadains work ever since I fell in love with the Nichijou OP's. I was kind of surprised to know that that Hyadain was the same one on OCR! Pretty cool stuff. Check out his youtube people!

While the Nichijou songs weren't nearly as crazy as this (though, they were pretty crazy), it's still just as fun to listen to. I have a feeling this song would be better if I understood the game more, but I think I have a good idea of which voice is the protagonist and antagonist.

Really love this song. I hope we get more from Hyadain!

Also, it's awesome to see some mainstream artists (at least from what I was told he is mainstream) being posted onto OCR.

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Martin Penwald
on 2011-05-10 16:20:27
I really like that the whole thing isn't strictly sung-he sneaks in a few spoken words here and there, and they really add to the chaos in a fitting way.

I agree.

The manic music just tops the chaos off. Loads and loads of fun.

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EC2151
on 2011-04-06 22:48:50

I can't be the only one who when he/she heard this months and months ago, thought this was an entire band with an actual female singer.

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EmpyClaw
on 2011-04-06 18:34:54

I absolutely love this mix. Energetic, expressive, and manic. The voice acting is astounding. The characterization he creates here is wonderful; each voice is unique, descriptive, and masterfully executed. Golbez at the end came as a bit of a surprise, and at first I didn't link the final voice with a different character, despite the fact that it is clearly different from the others in both tone and character. It may be just a matter of the unexpected, since one might go into it thinking that there will only be the four fiends.

Fantastic ReMix on the music end of things as well. It blends beautifully with the voice acting/singing and is sufficient in getting my body moving.

Really, this fantastic all around. I love it, and I'm happy to see something like this on OCR. Beautiful!

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NegimaSonic
on 2011-03-30 14:03:13

this song sounds crazy and uncontrolled...why do I actually like it?

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Zarggg
on 2011-03-21 23:06:34

To repeat my FB post when sharing the page link: YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME.

I've been pulling for Hyadain to submit this ever since I discovered that he submitted SMWS.

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ZidaRose
on 2011-03-21 14:17:15

This song is just epic in its awesome.

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luhny
on 2011-03-21 12:58:49

classic hyadain. nice stuff.

and thumbs up for barbariccia's female love interests in the lyrics, hehe :)

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Crulex
on 2011-03-21 12:45:11

I absolutely love Hyadain's ReMixes. Like the other one, I've seen this on Youtube at least a year before it showed up here, but it really does belong on OCR. It is amazing that he does all the voices, including the female ones. That impresses me. The beat is good and the lyrics are just as crazy as you'd expect from something like this. Really enjoyable ReMix.

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LeviathanVIII
on 2011-03-17 22:48:50

I love this song and I love this remix. It's mind boggling to think that it's just one guy who does all four voices, but in the end i'm bopping my head to the beat and smiling, all 173 seconds of it!

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LazarCotoron
on 2011-03-17 13:51:19

Stylistically, this reminds me of a LOT of Disgaea music. It's a little harder edged I feel, but it really sounds similar given the way the voices rise and the tempos used.

I really like that the whole thing isn't strictly sung-he sneaks in a few spoken words here and there, and they really add to the chaos in a fitting way.

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Super_Sonic_Maniac
on 2011-03-17 13:00:02

So he does all the voices INCLUDING the women ones? I didn't know that. That's insane. I wish I could do that. Oh, the pranks I would pull...

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halc
on 2011-03-17 12:16:36

damn. this mix is amazing. love the mixed meter stuff.

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Brandon Strader
on 2011-03-17 12:04:01

This mix is a LOT better than his last one, with actual interpretation of the original song. Having an aversion to vocal songs is understandable when a lot of them miss the mark. Vocal songs, when done well, are tolerable. I think this is one of those.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy IV (Square, 1991, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Battle with the Four Fiends"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Mood:
Funny
Instrumentation:
Orchestral, Singing, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_4_Four_Friends_of_the_Elements_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,946,085 bytes
MD5:
d90ba36b5a7a1f3bb23924385c861f14
Bitrate:
224Kbps
Duration:
2:53

JAPANESE:

スカルミリョ~ネ!
フシュルル フシュルル 毒ガス 腐敗臭
撒き散らす
ゾンビ ゾンビ 手下はみな ドロ ドロ
橋から転落 バック アタック
見せ場は特にはナシ

次、カイナッツォ!
津波、TSUNAMI、津波のカイナッツォ
カメ男
青い ボディ 憧れ デスラ~総統
卑猥な頭の テカ テカ
今日も水で ビショ ビショ
「ああ、ビショ ビショ だわ、これ」

われらが四天王


舞いあがれ
「俺さ~、土のスカルミリョ~ネっつ~か毒のスカルミリョ~ネだと思うんだけど。。。?」
「ハハッ」

バルバリシア!
トルネ トルネ 嵐を呼ぶ女
ほぼ全裸
LOVIN’ GIRLS、 LOVIN’ GIRLS
男に興味は NO NO
ドグ マグ ラグ 今日のお相手どの娘にしようかしら?

火のルビカンテ!
ああ、ルビカン ルビカン 炎のルビカンテ
水苦手
GENTLEMEN、 GENTLEMEN
試合は正正堂堂!
生足なまめかしく チラ チラ チラ と チラ リズム
「マントの中みせてやろうか?」

われらが四天王


舞いあがれ
「し、四天王の中で私が一番セクシーだと思うんだが。。。」
「うん、そうかもね。。。」

「死してなお恐ろしい土のスカルミリョ~ネ様の恐ろしさ、
ゆっくりと味わって氏ね!」
「クカカカカ、この俺様を倒すとはな
だが俺はさびしがり屋だ」
「おっほっほっほ!
ゴルベーザ様に手傷を負わせるとは。。。
お前達を見くびっていたようね!」
「さぁ回復してやろうか。。。!
全力でかかってくるがよい!!」

私か? いい です とも!
ゴルビ~ ゴルビ~ セシルの実の兄
月の民
洗脳 監禁
手口わキム****
全てはゼムス様の世界の為
ゴルベ~ズ様の意のままに
いざゆけ!最強の四天王!

ROMAJI:

SUKARUMIRYO~NE!
FUSHURURU FUSHURURU doku GAS fuhaishuu
makichirasu
ZONBI, ZONBI
teshita wa mina DORO DORO
hashi kara tenraku BACK ATTACK
miseba wa toku ni wa NASHI

tsugi, KAINATTSO!
tsunami, TSUNAMI, tsunami no KAINATTSO
kame otoko
aoi BODI akogare DESURA~ soutou
hiwai na atama no TEKA TEKA
kyou mo mizu de BISHO BISHO
"Ah, BISHO BISHO dewa kore"

warera ga shitennou
tsuchi
mizu
maiagare
"oresaa, tsuchi no SUKARUMIRYO~NE tsu~ka doku no SUKARUMIRYO~NE dato omoundakedo...?"
"Haha"

BARUBARISHIA!
TORUNE TORUNE arashi wo yobu onna
hobo zenra
LOVIN' GIRLS, LOVIN' GIRLS
otoko ni kyoumi wa NO NO
DOGU, MAGU, RAGU, kyou no oaite donoko ni shiyoukashira?

hi no RUBIKANTE!
Ah, RUBIKAN RUBIKAN honoo no RUBIKANTE
mizu nigate
GENTLEMEN, GENTLEMEN
shiai wa seiseidoudou! namaashi namamekashiku CHIRA CHIRA CHIRA to CHIRA RIZUMU
"MANTO no naka misete yarou ka?"

warera ga shitennou
kaze
honoo
maiagare
"shi, shitennou no naka de watashi ga ichiban SEKUSHI~ dato omoundaga..."
"un, sou ka mo ne..."

"shishitenao osoroshii tsuchi no SUKARUMIRYO~NE-sama no tsuyosa,
yukkuri to ajiwatte shine!"
"KUKAKAKAKA, kono ore-sama wo taosu to wa na daga ore wa sabishi ga riya da"
"OHHOHHOHHO! GORUBEZU-sama ni tekizu wo owaseto wa...
omaetachi wo mikubitte itayou ne!"
"saa kaifukushite yarou ka...!
zenryoku de kakattekuru ga yoi!!"

watashi ka? ii desu tomo!
GORUBI~, GORUBI~
CESHIRU no jitsu no ani
tsuki no tami
sennou kankin
teguchi wa KIMU****
subete wa ZEMUSU-sama no sekai no tame
GORUBEZU-sama no inomamani
izayuke! saikyou no shitennou!

ENGLISH:


SCARMIGLIONE!
Smelling rotten, smelling rotten, poison gas, spreading a putrid stench
Zombies, zombies,
Underlings are all falling apart
Falling off the bridge, back attack, special scenes, none in particular

Next, CAGNAZZO!
Tsunami, tsunami, Cagnazzo the Tsunami, turtle man
Get jealous of my blue body, Commander Deslar
My indecent head, sparkling, today it's wet with water, too
"Ah, it's wet, that it is"

We are the Four Lords of the Elements, Earth, Water, rise up
"I'm called Scarmiglione of Earth, but I thought I was Scarmiglione of Poison?"
"Haha"

BARBARICCIA!
Tornado, tornado, the woman that calls storms, totally naked
Lovin' girls, lovin' girls, interest in guys is a NO NO
Cindy, Mindy, Sandy, what kind of girls am I up against today?

RUBICANTE of fire!
Ah, Rubicante, Rubicante, Rubicante the Flame,
Bad with water
Gentlemen, gentlemen,
Matches are at best dignified and honourable
My bare leg, charming, fluttering, and tapping with the rhythm
"Shall I show you what's in my mantle...?"

We are the Four Lords of the Elements, Wind, Fire, rise up
"Among the Four Lords, I think I'm the sexiest..."
"Yeah, probably..."

"I, Scarmiglione of Earth have come from death, taste my dreadful power and die!"
"To defeat someone such as I
But I'm a lonely being"
"Oh ho ho ho!
To inflict a wound on Master Golbez...
We underestimated you!"
"Now, I shall heal you!
Come at us with all your strength!"

"Me? Fine then!"
Golby, Golby, Cecil's real brother, Lunarian
Brainwashed, confined **** to release
All for the sake of Master Zemus' world
As long as Master Golbez wills it
Go forth! My all powerful Four Lords of the Elements!

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