ReMix: Final Fantasy IX "Zero World" 11:00

By Fishy, Ludiotic

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aggressive duration-long electric-guitar epic lyrics-existing metal prog-rock talking tempo-fast timesig-variable
Arranging the music of 4 songs...

"Battle 2", "Kuja's Theme", "The Final Battle", "Wicked Melody"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu
  • Album: Featured on Final Fantasy IX: Worlds Apart
  • Posted 2015-09-09, evaluated by the judges panel


    It's been a long day :)

    Thanks to all of you for continuing to share the album on social media - we really appreciate the support!

    We'd also love to hear what you think; please consider posting a review of the album and sharing your thoughts with us & the artists. Doesn't have to be every last track, you can talk highlights or just keep it minimal, or videotape yourself doing an interpretive dance, whatever works for you - we're interested in your opinion!

    For our first flood of NINE mixes, we're ending on an epic prog/metal note as Worlds Apart director Cain "Fishy" McCormack himself melts our collective faces, with some vocal assistance. This is world-ending, crazy stuff, so my attempting to describe it using conventional language would be rubbish. Cain writes:

    "Man, I just don't know what to say at this point. I'm just so glad the album is finally out for everyone to enjoy. To celebrate, this is easily the most obnoxious and unrepentant prog nonsense I've released so far.

    I'll not lie - it's fairly gratuitously self-indulgent in size, content, concept, style... in more or less every way it is possible to be gratuitous. I want something really epic to go out with bang on, and this is what I came up with. There is very obviously a Dream Theater influence going on here. The voiceover contains choice extracts from Necron's script.

    My mixes are never particularly source lite, but I've taken the liberty of breaking this down properly for you anyway, as I know most of you will look at the length and hate me.

    As always, thank you for listening. :3"

    No, thank YOU for giving us something to listen to :) I thank Cain as I thank *all* OCR album directors - it's a long haul, a labor of love, and a personal measurement of perseverance in the face of deadlines, communications issues, and just keeping the whole thing moving forward, week-to-week, month-to-month, and often year-to-year. It takes a village, and huge thanks are obviously owed to all participating artists - musical AND visual - but a special nod always goes to the one who pushes, pulls, & otherwise cajoles the end result across the finish line; mazel tov.

    We'll continue celebrating the release of Worlds Apart this month with some additional ReMixes, but for now you can sit back, relax, and prepare your body & mind for 4+ hours of our tribute to a classic game with an unforgettable soundtrack!

    djpretzel

    Discussion: Latest 5 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    Chernabogue
    on 2015-12-14 03:05:03

    A very long rock/metal remix, cool! The intro reminds me of cheesy Rhapsody album intros, but it's fitting! Production is nice, I thought it was a little quiet though (even if it's metal). You have some cool variations between sections (like after 4:20 -- no pun intended -- or 5:40, or that creepy breakdown at 6:50) -- it's great. As always, the solo work is excellent. Super cool remix from Fishy \m/ :) \m/

    Necrox
    on 2015-12-02 16:43:15

    Intro backing sounds great. Love the slow section right after it; it really makes you imagine an empty world. I really like the mood changes 4:00-6:00. Changing things up after the following solo keeps the song fresh. Return of the half-time sounded nice. Cool stuff.

    Daniel Caton
    on 2015-12-02 15:58:54

    How did I ever miss this? It’s awesome! It is a bit long, sure, but it stays interesting throughout so there’s really no need to complain. The writing has a ton of variation, but still manages to stay cohesive, so I don't see a problem there. Ludiotic’s voiceover works wonders for setting the mood. I didn’t expect it to return at the end, but it brought a smile to my face. Production was pretty solid, the guitars were rocking, and I really can't say that I have any complaints. I don’t often listen to this sort of music, but hey, if this song’s anything to go by, I might have to start. You nailed this one!

    DimeTower
    on 2015-09-19 00:12:37

    This thing gets stronger and more rocking as it goes along. By 4 minutes in,

    I understand that some people might not like the length, but man, if you ever want to set aside 10 minutes to just say to hell with the world and want to ROCK IT ALL OUT, though I should note some of my favorite parts of this are some of the slower adjustments (including the ending!!). It's wonderful!!

    Major props to Fishy, who I had no idea could pull this kind of project together. WELL DONE SIR... you, and your efforts, have made many, many people who might never comment so happy. Many, many, many thanks.

    Liontamer
    on 2015-09-09 00:05:51

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    Sources Arranged (4 Songs)


    Primary Game:
    Final Fantasy IX (Square, 2000, PS1)
    Music by Nobuo Uematsu
    Songs:
    "Battle 2"
    "Kuja's Theme"
    "The Final Battle"
    "Wicked Melody"

    Tags (10)


    Genre:
    Metal, Progressive Rock
    Mood:
    Aggressive, Epic
    Instrumentation:
    Electric Guitar, Talking
    Additional:
    Lyrics > Lyrics: Existing
    Time > Duration: Long
    Time > Tempo: Fast
    Time > Time Signature: Variable

    File Information


    Name:
    Final_Fantasy_9_Zero_World_OC_ReMix.mp3
    Size:
    19,302,400 bytes
    MD5:
    15c1da6997d393ceeb4229bc7c106ffa
    Bitrate:
    233Kbps
    Duration:
    11:00

    You stand before the final dimension
    And I am the darkness of eternity...
    All life bears death from birth
    Life fears death but lives only to die

    The only cure for this fear is total destruction
    I exist for one purpose -- to return everything back to the Zero World
    Where there is no life and no crystal to give life

    In a world of nothing, fear does not exist
    This is the world that all life desires
    Your fears have already deluded you
    Now, come... why defy your fate?
    Enter the Zero World that you desire

    This is not the end
    I am eternal...
    ...as long as there is life and death...

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