Welcome to the Album Thread for Final Fantasy VIII: Collision Course.
The concept for this album stretches back to 2010 where a tracklisting and title were chosen for what one would have
dreamed would be a great Final Fantasy VIII album. With your help, I'm hoping to make that a reality. Right now is the
recruitment phase, so if you are a posted ReMixer, feel free to make a claim -- first come, first served on any source.
If you are not a posted ReMixer, you are still welcome to join the album roster if you can produce high quality mixes, or
are capable of producing a high quality arrangement and structure, then delivering your stems for mixing/mastering.
Please submit an audition. Mixing/Mastering would be handled by me for anyone who requests it.
There is no genre restriction, however please give much consideration to preserving the spirit of the source.
tldr: first come, first served for posted remixers
other artists, please submit an audition!
mixing/mastering available on request
if it's an emotional piano source, I reserve the right to bounce back your gangsta dubstep screamo mix
Also if you're going to claim something like The Extreme, keep in mind it's gotta be excelsior
ReMixer Works in Progress posted here
Liberi Fatali (claimed by HeavenWraith)
Balamb Garden (claimed by Chernabogue, Tuberz McGee, Furilas)
Blue Fields (claimed by Chris Porter)
Don't Be Afraid (claimed by Tuberz McGee)
Find Your Way (claimed by Wiesty)
The Landing (claimed by Sagnewshreds)
SeeD (claimed by Manji)
Breezy (claimed by RiverSound)
Force Your Way (claimed by Ivan Hakštok)
Waltz For The Moon (claimed by XPRTNovice)
The Man with the Machine Gun (claimed by Gario)
Julia (claimed by Geoffrey Taucer)
Roses and Wine (claimed by Brandon Strader)
Junction (claimed by DjjD)
The Mission (claimed by jnWake)
Only A Plank Between One and Perdition (claimed by shadowpsyc)
Slide Show Pt. 2 (claimed by bluelighter)
The Stage is Set (claimed by Larsec)
Movin' (claimed by fxsnowy)
Martial Law (claimed by JJT)
Succession of Witches (claimed by Vled Tapas ft. Lord Bif, Na'r't, Dolkins)
A Sacrifice (claimed by Careless Juja)
Premonition (claimed by DusK)
Wounded (claimed by Jackson Alexander Parodi)
Fragments of Memories (claimed by Jorito)
Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec (claimed by Vled Tapas)
Blue Sky (claimed by theshaggyfreak)
Drifting (claimed by XPRTNovice)
Galbadia Garden (claimed by Trev)
Shuffle or Boogie (claimed by Hashel05, Deiselc1)
Heresy (claimed by Random Encounter)
Fisherman's Horizon (claimed by djpretzel)
Dance with the Balamb Fish (claimed by Sebastien Skaf)
The Oath (claimed by audio fidelity)
The Spy and Under Her Control (claimed by OC Jazz Collective)
Trust Me (claimed by Brandon Strader)
Silence and Motion (claimed by ZykO)
Eyes On Me (claimed by Jivemaster)
Where I Belong (claimed by Cyril the Wolf)
Mods de Chocobo (claimed by Hat)
Lunatic Pandora (claimed by Hipnotyk)
Compression of Time (claimed by ZykO)
The Castle (claimed by Fishy)
Maybe I'm A Lion (claimed by Amphibious)
The Extreme (claimed by Jason Covenant)
Overture (claimed by Derek Oren, Jeremy Robson)
Wanna claim something not listed? Do it!
Once the recruitment phase is well underway and the roster is filling out, details on
WIP dates and other plans will be made clear. Hoping to finish by 2018.
Announced January 28th, 2016
Directed by Brandon Strader with personal consultant BONKERS
@HeavenWraith, @Chernabogue, @Tuberz McGee, @Chris Porter Music, @Wiesty, @Sagnewshreds, @Manji, @RiverSound, @Ivan Hakštok, @XPRTNovice, @Gario, @Geoffrey Taucer, @DjjD, @jnWake, @shadowpsyc, @bluelighter, @Larsec, @fxsnowy, @DusK, @Jackson Alexander Parodi, @Jorito, @theshaggyfreak, @audio fidelity, @zykO, @Jivemaster, @Cyril the Wolf, @Hat, @Hipnotyk, @Amphibious, @Jason Covenant
Unfortunately, due to recent events, Brandon Strader has been permanently banned from these forums.
In the interest of full disclosure, if you have not already read through them, the relevant threads are linked below.
We have always tried to keep both the submission evaluation & album direction processes about the music, and not about the politics, personalities, or drama surrounding anyone participating, and for sixteen years we've been able to do a pretty good job with that, but a line is crossed when there's libel involved and when someone consistently spreads unfounded accusations and bad faith rumors about this site and its staff.
I'd like to apologize to all artists contributing to this project who have been doing an excellent job; one thing I'll certainly say is that Brandon DOES know how to run an album project, as he has shown. In a perfect world, we would never dream of interfering with or jeopardizing the successful completion of what should be an amazing album, but alas, our world is not perfect. In spite of the risk to projects Brandon has underway, we feel that his threats, accusations, and general attitude towards the site do not make him an appropriate director of a community album, or an acceptable presence on these forums.
But wait, the show isn't over...
I've spoken with @JJT & @zircon and between the three of us, we feel that we can direct this album and continue on the path laid out, towards a successful release. This is absolutely dependent on whether you, the contributing artists, are okay with this change of leadership. We will completely understand if this leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if you are more loyal to him specifically than to OCR and wish to contact him and resume work via another avenue, or if the whole thing is now dead to you and you want to crawl in a hole somewhere and drink cocoa, however, we HOPE that you will choose to keep trekkin' and see this thing through as an OCR release, and the three of us are going to do our best to make that happen.
To that end, we have set up a poll in the FF8 project forum - please vote ASAP so we know where things stand!
If you're on the album but can't access the above link, let me know.
Absolutely no hard feelings if you wish to continue working with Brandon elsewhere - it won't be an OCR album anymore, and we hope to continue this effort here regardless, but it'll probably be pretty good, based on his track record.