ReMix: Final Fantasy Type-0 "Gods and Crystals" 3:26

By Moomba

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bells brass cinematic dark electronic orchestral strings synth
Arranging the music of one song...

"Three Hours of Fate"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 2011, PSP), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Takeharu Ishimoto

Posted 2014-02-20, evaluated by djpretzel


Our FIRST arrangement of FF Type-0 & one of only a few PSP mixes on the site, Moomba takes on this modern, handheld embodiment of Cid with a very atmospheric, orchestral + chip hybrid that really emphasizes chromatic percussion and plays a continuous pattern off strings & mixed percussion. Mirby writes:

"Moomba is one of the few people I know who played through Type-0 despite the game being entirely in Japanese. As such, he knows a lot about the lore of the world, or as much as one can ascertain from playing it, I suppose. Either way, he was probably the most appropriate person to tackle a song from this game, one that I still fervently hope gets an official release here. The music is also fantastic, and Moomba manages to take the intensity of it and distill it into something comparatively chill and relaxing. Wonderful work here."

Definitely cool to get an arrangement of an as-yet-unlocalized Final Fantasy game! There's a delicacy to the bells that intro things, and some of the minimal Asian instrumentation that comes in along with the nicely-syncopated groove contributes to a feel of intricacy & competing forces being held in check in a tense balance. Very cinematic, and develops well, with the pickup @ 1'53" introducing an apex, as brass stabs heighten the suspense. Nice ritardando and transition afterwards, segueing back into a more deliberate, reprised conclusion. With this third mix, Moomba continues to show excellent craftsmanship, a keen sense of dynamics, and a very firm grasp on fluctuations of rhythms & tempo that made his arrangements more compelling. In 3'25" does & says quite a bit, and takes us on a journey with meaningful narrative pivots and genuine intrigue. Great stuff from Joe & another great track on Audio Engineering: A Tribute to Cid! Congrats to Mirby & all participating artists for pulling together for a unique concept that ended up painting a fantastic & diverse picture of the men we've known as Cid!!

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Black_Doom
on 2015-12-06 11:30:23

The arrangement kinda sounds like the inner workings of a giant clock at various parts to me, if that makes any sense.

This. This is exactly what I think about this track. It makes me think about the flow of time literally. And I think that my favourite details here are the violin - it gives this mix a touch of sadness, and the mallets - they, in their turn, give this mix a touch of mystery. Very nice!

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Crulex
on 2014-02-26 12:52:28

The arrangement kinda sounds like the inner workings of a giant clock at various parts to me, if that makes any sense. That beings said, I love this. Mallets sound pretty cool here. Very interesting ReMix to say the least. One of the best atmospheric tunes I've heard in the while.

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timaeus222
on 2014-02-21 23:43:23

Hm. The arrangement is a bit quirky, but I like it. I suppose the mallets could be kind of a reference to Chrono Trigger and could be the way this links back to the source name. Interesting instrument combinations.

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Flexstyle
on 2014-02-20 22:26:22

This is probably my biggest "surprise" mix from the batch. While I was mastering, I heard this one, and it kinda caught me off-guard. Since it doesn't have a bassline to speak of, I was a bit suspicious of the hole in the spectrum, but somehow it manages to make for a fantastic listen anyways. Love the perky mallet work throughout, and that percussion is just funky.

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TillyFun
on 2014-02-20 18:44:36

A pleasant, calming mix. :)

Very cool! ^_^

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djpretzel
on 2014-02-20 13:10:06

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy Type-0 (Square Enix, 2011, PSP)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Takeharu Ishimoto
Songs:
"Three Hours of Fate"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Cinematic
Mood:
Dark
Instrumentation:
Bells, Brass, Electronic, Orchestral, Strings, Synth
Additional:

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Final_Fantasy_Type-0_Gods_and_Crystals_OC_ReMix.mp3
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5,885,664 bytes
MD5:
c563d0da96b7d85268a38b6789819e5c
Bitrate:
225Kbps
Duration:
3:26
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