Posted 2018-08-08, evaluated by Gario

For today we have a gorgeous string quartet rendition of "Revealed Truth" from FFX, arranged by sschafi1 (Sean Schafianski) & performed by Triforce Quartet; Sean writes:

"As featured on the album SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X by the Materia Collective! Performed by the widely renowned Triforce Quartet. I had a lot of fun arranging this, combining the original source material with a little bit of minimalistic flair.

The beginning follows the original exactly as an "exposition" and then goes on to the development section as per musical form. Nothing too showy or intense here, just simple, beautiful string lines. Huge thanks to Triforce Quartet for doing such an amazing job with this. I'm really happy with the result! Enjoy!"

  • Christopher Ferrara - First Violin
  • Jacob Roege - Second Violin
  • Stanlely Beckwith - Viola
  • Chad Schwartz - Cello

Performances resonate with expression, the arrangement gives each note breathing room, and the resulting production is rather sublime; not THAT much more to say, as Gario observes:

"Pretty hard to fault this one. The recording is crisp, the performances are perfect, and the arrangement does precisely as intended - simple, yet emotive.

... Yeah, it's quite good. Very, very good. Great work, y'all."

What he said; there's a beautiful restraint to this writing & its performance that keeps the phrasing simple while still saying quite a bit in each moment. The melodies are lovely as ever, and this treatment brings that out in a striking, immediate fashion. Great stuff; check out SPIRA for more!



Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2023-02-17 17:44:46

I absolutely loved this remix - composition and performance are amazing. Thank you!

on 2018-09-25 02:15:02

Holy crap. All the feels.

Man does this hit hard! I was downloading by 1:53.

Triforce Quartet 1, Remixers holding onto their emotions, 0.

Melody of Light
on 2018-08-18 00:17:36

Started out a bit slow for me, and I admit I considered stopping the song and moving on to something else. But then I recognized the melody, and it was glorious. I generally prefer piano arrangements to strings, but I appreciated this remix much more than I thought I would. Very nicely done!

Ybrik Metaknight
on 2018-08-17 11:44:53
On 8/10/2018 at 2:46 PM, lemnlime said:

So classy. I'd love to see some of Materia Collective's work put on CD someday since I'm not a big fan of paying for non-physical media.

That's really too bad, because you're missing out on some really good stuff. The debut album (Materia: FFVII Remixed) was absolutely awesome. I think Successor (FFVIII) is more hit and miss (like a lot of sophomore albums), but it too has some really good tracks in a lot of different styles (if you like this track, check out Ruby Toung's Valse for the Moon from that one, I think it's on iTunes and other digital distributors). Zodiac, the FF Tactics album, and Spira, the album this is from, also have a lot of fantastic arrangements, many of them classy, minimalist, and organic like this one. And I'm only talking about the FF stuff here; their hub has just a ton of different stuff: different source materials, different artists, different styles. Some of it you don't even have to pay for to listen to once or twice, because it's on Bandcamp. I would recommend that anyone who likes OCR check out Materia Collective as well.

As for this track itself, there really isn't a whole lot to say. It's fantastic. I'm a big classical music junkie (a big part of why VGM has always appealed to me so much), so chamber music is among my favorite styles for mixes. Sean Schafianski's arrangement is top-notch, straightforward enough to please fans of the original track but with enough style-appropriate embellishment that it's definitely not a straight cover, and the performance and recording, as always from Triforce Quartet, are flawless. Fantastic mix, glad I listened to it again. Might need to listen to the whole album again soon!

on 2018-08-10 15:46:29

So classy. I'd love to see some of Materia Collective's work put on CD someday since I'm not a big fan of paying for non-physical media.

on 2018-08-02 13:45:00

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Final Fantasy X (Square , 2001, PS2)
Music by Junya Nakano,Masashi Hamauzu,Nobuo Uematsu
"Revealed Truth"

Tags (12)

Arrangement > Quartet
Origin > Collaboration
Production > Live Instruments

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