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OCR01636 - Final Fantasy VII "JENOVA Celestial"

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Haha! I've had this one for quite a long time. Awesome per Jordan's usual. No lie, back when I first heard this in July 2006, that's probably when I first realized how strong the FF7 project was looking to be. Jordan made sure to bring his A-game the entire time, and it's made all the difference.

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Jordan really came through strong for Voices of the Lifestream, with numerous contributions all of which kicked his usually high amounts of posterior.

I think you just said bLiNd often has a big butt. :<

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uh huh.

simply excellent. Did not disappoint. I saw bLiNd had a new remix out, got excited, then warned myself it might not be good, so I wouldn't be disappointed if it wasn't.

Listened to it....

fantastic.

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Wow, from the jump every square inch of sonic real estate is packed with lushness! This is an unrelenting storm of sound from 0:01-end. Gotta love that ! :nicework:

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Amazingly full; it's like the sound is just pouring out of the speakers. The arrangement is more subtle here than in other more recent mixes, but the main show here is the production.

Amazing work. bLiNd really is the bomb. :-D

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The production is impeccable. The soundscape is amazingly full, and the synths (particulary the high-end ones) are both constructed and EQed to have a very heavenly, bright feel. Honestly though, I wish there were more unique arrangement of the source. It sounds like very generic, repetitive trance, especially when compared to some of bLiNd's other stuff, even as far back as Meteorave.

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Loved this one when I heard it on the album, and definately glad it was posted. I really enjoy Blind's stuff, and hope to hear much more of it in the future. Keep up the great work!

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I find the mix simple in delivery but packs an awesome sound and creative ideas that are just pure ear candy. Really enjoyed how the chords and the FX during the breakdown kept the energy level up without the 4 on the floor.

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Go on holiday for a few weeks and look what happens. Easily my favourite track off the FFVII project albums.

I loved how he worked the EQ in that one, saved me all the work =)

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Having (unfortunately) never heard the original, I can't comment on its relevance to the original or whatever, but here goes:

When I mentally dissect this song, I find that bLiNd has interwoven several melodies together, besides the main one, to create a stellar atmospheric trance number. The synth sounds are very well chosen and give this piece a very euphoric feel. Nothing is out of place--each sound that comes in only strengthens the song. Nothing gets old and nothing clashes--a great feat to accomplish in an electronic song. Key changes are simple, but well executed (are those in the original too?). The supporting arpeggios perfectly complement the main melody, and the sounds chosen are the exact right ones.

Overall this is my absolute favorite song on the FFVII album, with good reason. The style just plain WORKS with the melody and tune, and even more so by the fact that it's so well executed.

Sorry for the somewhat disorganized post, but those are my thoughts for ya.

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This is a great remix... just envelopes you in sound. It just sounds so lush and full of beauty. This is the only Jenova remix I've really enjoyed. It's great, it's true to the original song but it's more "alive."

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What I enjoy the most about this track is the "color" of it's sound. It's a very beautiful bright white; as other reviewers have said, it does a lot to convey a sense of the divine and the euphoric.

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This is hot! And not just backup dancers on a music video hot. I mean more like back up dancers on the surface of Mercury hot.

If anyone tells me they dislike or god forbid LOATHE trance music, this is the track I'm going to give them to broaden their tastes. Quite an achievement, but then again, this is bLiNd we're talking about here. He's been doing these amazing pieces for years. And we're all the better for it.

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We're all aware that JENOVA is one of the most heavily remixed tracks from the FF VII OST. With so many remixes it's hard to distinguish one cut from another. This track, however, shines like a supernova, leaving an unforgettable impression on the listener from beginning to end. If Blind were a newcomer we could throw in a cheesy joke about "a new star being born" (though supernovae are actually the opposite), but given your long history of solid mixing, we'll decide better of it.

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Whenever I think Jenova, I think of this. Especially during the intro, I see stars exploding whenever I listen to this.

If someone took the most romanticized version of stars and outer space and distilled it into a song, this would be very, very close to that.

This is definitely one of my favorite Final Fantasy 7 mixes, and I highly recommend it.

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I've always thought that jenovas theme has been slightly overrated (I've always found it boring for some reason) and from a personal taste stand point, this remix didn't quite fix this problem for me :(

However, this remix is pretty much in the realms of untouchable from the word go - the production is flawless, and really gives this remix an unparalleled power that really brings it to fantastic heights.

That said, I still find the arrangement of the source slightly boring (but like I said I think its a source dislike so no discredit to blind)

Not his best work imo, but it is probably his most identifiable mix, and for my money the essential jenova remix, which is saying something as their are so many.

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