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OCR02092 - Final Fantasy V "Lore of the Ancients"


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Great creative work from Sebastian, awesome textures and counter melodies, and the new rhythms and effects really feel like some sort of madcap mage is off in his own world. I really like the quasi-string synth that comes in at 1:13 and punctuates the phrase. Solid breakdowns, transitions, and dynamics round out a really strong arrangement, and of course AeroZ's sonic signature is unmistakable.

Really fun track, check it out. :-)

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Sounded really reminiscent of another AeroZ take on one of the source tunes, to the point where I was having some serious Deja Vu, until I realized that yes, I had heard this before.

Not really a knock against this particular track, though. This accomplishes what it sets out to do quite deftly, can't really complain. Well, I could, but there's nothing really glaring out in this track. The lack of direction is quite intentional, the quirky and sometimes contrary sounds used very deftly channel the madness of a Blue Mage.

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  • 5 weeks later...

not enough love for this song! :-( i can give it a little more.

i still listen to this pretty regularly and it is also a bit of an of inspiration for a remix that i'm working on currently. i especially love the inclusion of the SNES strings about a minute in, that's one of my favorite sounds. very awesome stuff. :)

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Maaan. I really need to just go and check out more of AeroZ's stuff; I always find it super catchy, but then never bother to download it.

I've really loved this melody, ever since I took the time to start playing the game. This electronic take on it really *clicks* somehow. Nice job again, and hope to hear more FF V awesome from you again, soon!

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The source, Deception, is a pretty short song. I'm always really impressed when a remixer can take a source that's really short and work with it and evolve it into a full song. That sort of thing doesn't always work out as sometimes it gets repetitive or you get a bunch of filler that isn't related to the source, but I don't find that to be the case here.

This is really catchy, and I love that it evokes the feel of Final Fantasy V, if that makes sense. If the game were ever remade, I think this would fit in perfectly.

Big thumbs up to AeroZ, a name I hope to see in every Final Fantasy project henceforth. :D

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Unfortunately, I can't say this immediately appeals to me. Don't get me wrong, it's not that the song is bad. Hardly. It's definitely well-structured, and it's got a neat funk. But only pieces manage to really capture my active interest. Lore is probably one of those songs I'll have to repeat a few times to appreciate because I can't immediately tell where it's going.

I always like to have my mind stretched though, so thanks for more free music, AeroZ. :-)

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I can greatly appreciate the difference in styles between Sixto's and AeroZ's arrangements for this. Seems more like a low key and sneakier take on the source, and I really liked the how this ReMix progress from the intro on. EmptyClaw said it best, it's very playful and mysterious. Very nice.

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