ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Lamentations" 3:01

By Suzumebachi

Arranging the music of one song...

"Epitaph"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2007-02-20, evaluated by the judges panel


Ty writes:

"Suzumebachi is back again with another submission! It's been what... a year and a half? Something like that anyways. So I crafted this here remix out of armpit hairs and musical cheese (it smells faintly of the toe variety) at the request of some guy on IRC. Believe it or not, it had actually been in the works for something like 4 years, which is a little ridiculous, but oh wells."

Whether this mix does or does not smell faintly of toe cheese is of course a matter of personal opinion and subject to the listener's own familiarity with fromage of the foot variety. I suppose that, either way, we have to thank the ubiquitous "some guy on IRC" for persuading Mr. Guenley to send us another piece. It snuggles intimately against the three-minute marker, so is rather shortish, and favors textural development over wildly variant arrangement. Jesse writes:

"comes off as kind of simple at first. However as Darkesword noted, the texture is damned cool, and the arrangement just gets better. There's not a ton going on, but there's really plenty of nuance. My overall thoughts on it are that it isn't remarkably ambitious, but what it does is very tight, and there are plenty of interesting ideas introduced."

Honestly: pretty much. The Taub summed things up nicely; I guess if I had to pick out some particulars to make it sound all juicy and succulent and what not I'd touch on the dirty wah guitar strumming, discrete panning of piano, glide lead, and creamy minimoog lead at 1'25", and the way that the drums - which initially seem like they're on auto-pilot - actually DO some stuff. And the nifty Radiohead-esque feedback loop ending. You could certainly do worse when utilizing armpit hairs and musical cheese as your weapons of choice; good to see Ty remain active and send in this little-piece-that-could, which proves that it's not necessarily the length, but how you use it.

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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duskvstweak
on 2010-05-10 21:05:36

I'm replaying Final Fantasy VI now (my favorite FF) and I just finished this scene. Great mix of a great song of a great scene in a great game.

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Marmiduke
on 2010-03-26 05:40:55

This is pretty excellent, harmless material put together slickly and with some warmth as well. It's your typical chill vibe for the most part, but if you scrutinise, you'll find it ventures a little more on its own path.

I wouldn't say it represents the source in the best way possible, but the production is top notch, everything works like clockwork, and I didn't even have a problem with the ending everyone else has an issue with. It's the bitter twist at the end of a sweet cocktail.

Overall, I could definitely see myself listening to this a lot more. I like it a lot.

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Nutritious
on 2009-12-05 01:31:33

I really love Suzumebachi's stuff - this is no exception. It's deceptively simple to start out, but things transition awesomely at :33. Love the wah guitar support giving some extra detail to the section. Not much more to say here, the overall feel and flow is great and transitions well into the various sections and textures. The only gripe I have is the somewhat sudden feedback-ish ending. I really would've liked to hear something that flows out of the song and gives it the finish it deserves. Besides that minor point, though, great work here.

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ChaosPlayer
on 2009-04-25 05:17:33

No words cannot express the awesomeness of this song. Absolute energizing and yet relaxing. I cannot believe how I missed this track trying it out, but I am happy and safe to say this is an A + must listen track to anyone.

The only draw back is at 12 seconds left, there's a disturbance that bothers me, but I eddited that out.

Either way, I love it :puppyeyes:

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Flare4War
on 2007-03-01 11:03:28

As with other Suzumebachi arrangements this one comes with unparalleled fidelity. Compliments on the sound quality of your always good remixes.

The track in and of itself is just that; good. The piano is like ice tea on a hot day, crisp and soothing. It's very chill and very inviting. I think it says, "Hit replay.".

Excellent work.

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Kirie
on 2007-02-27 23:28:28

A calm and relaxing remix, I really enjoyed listening to it. :D

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apoc
on 2007-02-23 23:04:38

Very cool song. This is also the first remix I've seen with album art - nice touch! Overall, I liked this track. It was nice and chill and had a sweet beat. Also, the transition at 1:15'ish was great!

I have to agree with most of the negative comments too, though. I would have liked to hear a bit more variety. There was definitely some, but it wasn't particularly noticeable.

This might have been iPod-worthy had it not been for the ending. I really don't understand what the intention was right there. It hurt my ears, too. :(

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Thin Crust
on 2007-02-22 12:12:35

This song was kind of a let down for me. It seemed like it stayed at the same level the whole song. It was kind of like listening to the same 30 seconds over and over again. If it had some added variety it would have helped greatly but, I am not a remixer so I don't think I have the credentials to tell you what you can and cannot do. Sorry about this, but I give this 7.1/10

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Monobrow
on 2007-02-21 20:10:13

Oh, I remember this song, from like... it seems like a couple years ago...

Anyway you still got those (what I described as) bank of america xylos hee....

Nice and chill though.

edit: wow looking up, pretty funny that that guy made the same observation as I did way back when.

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OA
on 2007-02-21 14:55:21

Im not a huge fan of the ending; i dont think it fits all that well, but the mix iteself is very enjoyable. I am digging the beat, and it is one of the better chill mixes i've heard in awhile. :)

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suzumebachi
on 2007-02-21 13:47:24
I don't know if the artist intended it this way or not, but the title is sort of misleading.

The original song (named "Epitaph") is actually the theme music of Daryl's tomb, hence the title. :)

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Ness757
on 2007-02-21 12:33:08

I don't know if the artist intended it this way or not, but the title is sort of misleading. I downloaded this thinking it would be a sad or foreboding song because that's what the title implied. Instead, it was pretty upbeat and almost cheerful. I reminds me of the music they play during those Bank of America commercials.

Don't get me wrong, I love this mix. Well, I loved everything except for the last few seconds. It was a bit annoying and didn't fit with the rest of the song. Other than that, this is a great mix!

9.5/10

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Clumsy.
on 2007-02-21 03:22:39

I like.

It feels very dream-like, and the end is where the paranoia and darkness set in. Maybe a nightmare version could be made to compliment this track for a seamless transition. ;P I dunno. Very chill; nice work.

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Petara
on 2007-02-20 23:17:07

Bout freakin time! wonderfully chilly shtuff, man. I wish I didn't have it up so loud, though. That last part hurted my earsies.

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Citan
on 2007-02-20 22:24:33

I like the chill-out feeling it gives you, but I could of done without those last few seconds. They didn't seem to go with the rest of the song.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Epitaph"

Tags (4)


Genre:
Pop
Mood:
Chill
Instrumentation:
Piano, Synth
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_6_Lamentations_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,754,509 bytes
MD5:
27bebeca37828f7dfbf61849d6d7fc06
Bitrate:
161Kbps
Duration:
3:01

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