Posted 2014-02-20, evaluated by djpretzel
MORE CID!! Our engineering lovefest continues with Theory of N offering up a chippy, jazzy, short-but-sweet, happy-go-lucky FFX groove filled with clicks, modulated synths, and an almost anime/j-pop infectious melody. Very open, bright, and yet still having a mechanical precision that conjures clockwork innards. Album director Mirby writes:
"I dare you to not be happy while listening to this song. Seriously. It's so infectiously happy. Also, the song's title is in Al Bhed, the language spoken by the Al Bhed people of Spira. So that's cool. All in all, a very jazzy track."
Al Bhed is weird :) While not an epic opus, and not extending into a third or even fourth minute where it would necessarily had to have developed a bit more, this is a fun jam that just feels fresh & unconcerned, in a good way. Dustin's been doing amazing stuff lately, with every new mix showing off more of his musical personality. Exuberant, dueling L/R synth leads, a bass that rapid-fire stutters but also funks out, and that ending chord - smooth like butter. As Mirby says, it's difficult NOT to like - kudos to Dustin for lending his musical stylings to FFX's bald & proud incarnation of Cid!!
on 2015-12-21 15:05:35
For a remix that is meant to be a tribute to Final Fantasy X’s incarnation of Cid, this is a very fun remix. Smooth, almost 80s pop-dance like, and definitely a jam to listen to when traveling, or if you just want to have fun at your work. It’s short, but with the way it’s produced, 2:41 is about the right amount of length for something like this. Doesn’t get old, nor does it try to do more than it needs to.
on 2014-02-26 12:46:59
I love FFX's Cid the most, actually. Great to see the Al Bhed patriarch getting some happy, upbeat and simply enjoyable love from this fun little ReMix. Not bad.
on 2014-02-21 23:37:51
Smooth lead interplay throughout! =D
on 2014-02-20 13:12:19
Wow, this is awesome. "Oui Are Al Bhed" is a very calm and laid back piece, while this track's energy just grabs your attention immediately. As someone who actually enjoys dissecting arrangements and understanding the connections with the source tune, I liked the main verses where one part of the melody was the lead, while another part was on countermelody; great use of those melodies in tandem.
At only 2:41-long, this one's short, sweet, and upbeat. I could loop this all day and have a smile on my face, and I think it's not unfair to assume Uematsu might smile too if he heard this take on his original. Nice work, Dustin!
on 2014-02-20 13:08:54
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Final Fantasy X (Square, 2001, PS2)
Music by Junya Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu
- "Oui Are Al Bhed"
- Happy, Jazzy
- Chiptune, Electronic, Synth
- 4,749,708 bytes
- Size: 4,749,708 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: b36210c3b1d87fab3560256cecb90ef3
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