ReMix: Final Fantasy VI 'Ruffneck Terra'
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As you may have seen on our homepage or corresponding announcement thread, our PREVIOUS kickstarter for physical copies of Balance & Ruin, an upcoming FF6 album directed by zircon & McVaffe (!!), was unfortunately cancelled due to technical issues on Kickstarter's end, after we reached an agreement with Square Enix. We were blown away by the support we received for this project, and we were heartbroken when we learned that, after going through a metric ton of draining, behind-the-scenes work, it couldn't be restored.
But, as 12+ years of providing amazing, free, fan arrangements of VGM hopefully proves, we're PERSISTENT. We're going to be launching a NEW kickstarter in the following weeks, we don't anticipate the same issues being a problem this time around, and it should be AWESOME. Details are forthcoming, but know that either way, this is going to be an amazing album, and I'm truly hoping we will still have your support for take two of our fundraiser to help it shine!
Speaking of FF6, some n00b named halc sent in this mix of an obscure piece of VGM called 'Terra' or something, and we figured we should maybe post it and stuff:
"here's my dubstep remix of terra. unnecessary in more ways than one, I'm sure. ;]"
Ah, but one man's "unnecessary" is another man's essential... At the very least, for so oft-mixed a source tune, I haven't heard Ms. Branford's namesake theme done quite like this. I should clarify that this is NOT from the upcoming album, but halc WILL be arranging 'Strago' for Balance & Ruin, so you can expect more of his 9-bit excellence. Here he pairs his style with some of dem "dubstep elements" dat seem almost as polarizing as the upcoming election, resulting in what I consider a win. Judges apparently agreed since their votes consisted of the word "YES" and little more of worth, leaving me with nothing to quote and thus pad this writeup with. Wankers.Textures are crunchy, there are actually some jazz flavors here and there, at 2'12" things go double-time for a nice pickup, and the last two minutes are more about the progression than the melody, dubbing and stepping and wobbling and what not over familiar chords. Something a bit different from halc, but it needed to be, to breath new life into a source that's been mixed so much. Great stuff, looking forward to his final take on 'Strago' for the album, thanks for your support & patience, and be on the lookout for a new Balance & Ruin kickstarter sometime next month!
- cipher_nemo on July 19, 2013
- Anti/elytS on January 30, 2013
Excellent mix, production off the charts, and -I- dig the chiptunes. Forget any more instruments, I love the digital sound of this mix.
Supremely awesome. WTB moar.
- Mythezza on October 18, 2012
Here's an example of what I mean... plus it has about 25 Mill hits!
Hearing this mix is what made me decide to look around a bit... and after hearing that linked song, I began thinking what this would sound like with... I don't know a tuba, trumpet, or piano accompanying it.
- Crono3of3time on August 30, 2012
- Watarimono on August 25, 2012
danileigh79;878824 wrote: To me, it sounds like a mix of both Awakening (which is based on the main Terra theme) and the actual Terra theme
Correct, it's both. Also, "ha!" at 9-bit dubwub.
- Liontamer on August 23, 2012
CPColin;878796 wrote: Isn't this actually a remix of "Awakening"?
To me, it sounds like a mix of both Awakening (which is based on the main Terra theme) and the actual Terra theme
- danileigh79 on August 23, 2012
- CPColin on August 23, 2012
- danileigh79 on August 23, 2012
- Yami on August 23, 2012
This mix is a neat little appetizer to the main course. If you've heard FF VI, you've heard Terra's theme remixed, so I can imagine a little fatigue, but definitely stick around for the middle part of the mix (2:00 or so on). Things kick up a notch and there's some really enjoyable ideas in there. Best part of the mix!
- DimeTower on August 23, 2012
- djpretzel on August 22, 2012