ReMix: Final Fantasy VIII "Breezy Beats" 3:12

By Orkybash

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Final Fantasy VIII (Square, 1999, PS1), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2001-08-27, evaluated by djpretzel

Orkybash lays down some techno in a rather unusual fashion with this FF8 ReMix that has a very interesting chord progression sitting on top of a 303-ish bassline that stays on the same notefor most of the track, kinda doing its own thing. It's always a part of the current chord in one way or another, but it sure has an odd effect as you listen to the lovely piano and breathy background synth pads, with occassional bell pads chiming in. Solid drum sounds, though the drum track isn't really toyed with that much. The strength of the piece comes through in the voicing and the way the dropout at 1'12" and section at 1'36" are implemented. Nice.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2018-06-14 16:32:05

Oh wow, yeah, I remember hearing this back in 2002 when first learning of OCR. The warbly beat was low-key yet attention grabbing, and I was surprised at how this relaxing take on "Breezy" paired with the warbles. Cool stuff by Tim that demonstrated the appeal of a community like this back in the day. Smoove.

on 2009-08-31 02:28:19

Tranquil and danceable at the same time? I consider that a rare combination.

I can't remember the original source, but I definately like what I hear here. Sure, it starts running on its own fumes somewhere in the last half, but the main thing is that it makes it to its destination. Personally, I thought the recipe of the breathy pads, the piano and the Blast Corps-ish bassline was such a treat, I could have listened to it a lot more. But in terms of the mix itself, it's probably best it ends when it does.

This is a bit of a favourite of mine in terms of understated, harmless mixes.

on 2007-12-13 11:25:10

Overall a pretty good remix that changes it up just enough to be different from the original, but it seems like it played it pretty safe. The pads are nice, the bass gets a little repetitive, and the beats are nice.

The guitar sounds almost exactly as it did in game which is +1 for nostalgia, -1 for taking the song to the next level.

Enjoyable and relaxing.

on 2005-10-27 09:00:40

I like those chimes you have together with that guitarsynth, which by the way sounds suspiciously similiar to he original. Orky gives us what the name says, a chill remix of our breezy little FF8track with some cool beats to it, and at the same time throwed in some anti-stress instruments, those strings was beautiful.

Orkydude, nice work.

Doctor Emmit Brown
on 2003-09-10 23:07:00

Sure this is a nice remix, but I have listened to it too often. It kind of wears you down after a few listens because it's so repettative, and doesn't have any interesting twists after the bridge.

on 2003-09-07 17:48:08

I like it! It's calm, but it's also techno, how did you do that?

on 2003-08-31 15:39:01

I loved the original but Orkybash makes it sound a thousands times better. Excellent work on this remix! :D

on 2003-07-31 13:04:31

This game really captures the tone of FF8. How a song like Breezy became a song I would like to listen in amazing. This is really well done.

Deryck Khusial
on 2003-03-21 04:18:41


on 2003-03-12 16:14:15

This song is awsome! Captures the song of the game, while making it more upbeat. Its about time this song gets remixed (especially since its from the best FF game ever!).

on 2003-02-01 11:25:56

This remix is just awesome. It reminds me a lot about the game. Strangly, listening to this song kinda makes me want to go back and play the game over again, for the 17th time...*sigh* I'll tell you one thing though, the song recaptures how peaceful some of the towns are in final fantasy 8...

on 2002-11-14 02:10:34

Despite the fact that the piece is very similar to the original, I love the smooth digital rhythm added into the background. It really makes the music come to life, although it manages to remain calm and pieceful. This is definitely one of my favorites.

on 2002-10-07 02:12:44

How someone could take such a boring song as Breezy and turn it into something so nifty is beyond me. Faster tempo than the original Breezy, with neato angelic chorus sound in the back and a cool little robotic "wah" sound. Hands down my favorite FF8 remix. Grats! 9.5 out of 10.

on 2002-08-02 22:45:55

Its nice... The soft breezy music with some funky techno. Its nice.. Its makes you very sleepy (for me). Love the song!

on 2002-05-19 20:54:50

Final Fantasy VIII 'Breezy Beats'

I just love this bass line, the piano, and the soft choir in this mix. I know a lot of people prefer to stay away from the techno stuff with 303’s and such, but for me, this is where it’s at. All you people can throw a book at me if you want to but my message for Orkybash will always be "This is lovely, keep up the good work." And for all you people who do dig the techno thing: One word! "Download!"

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VIII (Square, 1999, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu

Tags (9)

Ambient, Easy Listening
Acoustic Guitar, Bells, Choir, Synth
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

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