Last up in our flood of three mixes from newcomers is this compelling, atmospheric rock/metal arrangement of FFX from SixteenInMono (Brandon Bumgarner):
"This is my first time submitting to OC ReMix, so I'm hoping to get some good feedback to improve on my works. I have arranged the song "Servants of the Mountain" (or "People of the North") from Final Fantasy X, under the original title of "Those Who Seek the End." I wanted to do some kind of winter cover, so how could I resist not going and doing this song? As some of you may know, Final Fantasy X is one of my top 5 fav games of all time, and the soundtrack IS my favorite soundtrack ever. So any track from this game is pretty much up for covering.
However, for this track I didn't really want to full-on "metal" it up. My mix of this song is made to feel very open, a lot of emphasis on atmosphere and feel, rather than technical skill or prowess. I felt that this song required some more ambience, and so I did just that. So I hope the judges enjoy!"
Lead Guitar: Schecter Diamond Series Demon-6
Rhythm Guitar: Schecter Diamond Series Omen-8
Bass: ESP LTD B-55
Pick: Hardened Dragon's Heart Pick
Strings: D'Addario NYXL
Interface: Scarlett 18i20
DAW: Logic Pro X
Mastering: FabFilter Plugins
Really cool work from Brandon, here; not quite post-rock, but with a lot of the minimalism & distant processing associated with that style, which suits this icy source quite well. I love the blend of plucked patterns with long, sustained tones, and the held bends @ 2'42" are spot-on perfect. Just a bunch of good ideas; the artist knows when to dial it back and make some room, when to heat things up, and how to transition & fill the space in between, and the amount of sonic territory covered by electric guitar, in all its incarnations, is wonderful. Judges were unanimous, but I think Emunator's decision summed things up best:
"Very brooding and emotionally compelling. The melancholy guitar work reminds me of what Nekofrog would make if he placed a heavier emphasis on percussion in his tracks. Though I found it strange to start off with the drums at such a high intensity, the arrangement quickly settled in and just kept getting better from there. When the heavy guitars and a more dominant lead finally entered around 2:40, I was hooked, and you completely won me over at 3:45 with the low-tuned rhythm guitars. Seriously badass. The last few minutes of this track were incredibly gratifying and, on a personal level, this has to be one of my favorite metal arrangements that I've heard in a long time."
I wasn't even thinking of this as "metal" per se, but I think it resonated with me the same way it resonated with Wes - great stuff, very effectively structured and spaced, with precise attention to texture & articulation. Fantastic debut, highly recommended - definitely hoping to hear more from SixteenInMono, and from the other two artists featured in this three-mix flood of newcomers as well - congrats to all!
on 2016-10-24 11:27:27
on 2016-10-13 06:11:44
on 2016-10-12 16:41:18
on 2016-10-05 00:57:56
on 2016-10-01 10:14:27
on 2016-09-29 15:29:06
on 2016-09-28 17:14:41
on 2016-09-27 13:29:25
Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Final Fantasy X (Square, 2001, PS2)
Music by Junya Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu
- "People of the North Pole"
- Metal, Rock
- Aggressive, Chill
- Electric Guitar
- 7,978,000 bytes
- Size: 7,978,000 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 90c1a3e6193838d4afc981ace168d05f
Right-click one of the mirror links below and select "Save Link As" or "Save Target As"!!
Help us save bandwidth - using our torrents saves us bandwidth and lets you download multiple mixes as a single download. Use the tracker below and scroll for more information, or visit http://bt.ocremix.org directly, and please don't forget to help us seed!!
Follow OC ReMix on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube! Don't miss the latest ReMixes, albums and news!Follow @ocremix
Page generated Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:41:49 +0000 in 0.0416 seconds
All compositions, arrangements, images, and trademarks are copyright their
respective owners. Original content is copyright OverClocked ReMix, LLC. For information on RSS and
and the FAQ available there for information about the
site's history, features, and policies. Contact David W.
Lloyd (djpretzel), webmaster, with feedback or questions not answered there.