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Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption, CD2

Posted by Ad on July 25, 2009

Just woke up. I’m strangely tired and bored out of my skull. What do I do? I play the second cd from the ocremix FF4 album that was released last weekend. For free. Go get it if you haven’t already.
There’s something very chippy about AeroZ Mystic variations, the opening track to the second CD of Echoes. It’s followed by the cutest metal track I’ve ever heard, Metal Mage by Cyril the Wolf, his brother Lil’ Wolfie, and OA. There have been some complaint about how wildly varied the album is, and with synth madness, metal, and now a solo piano piece I’m inclined to agree. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with that, and they all fit together well, and utilize and reference many of the same melodies. Long Dao’s Smiling Hilltop for Four Hands is the piano track in question.
Then again, it’s fits so well with the following track, Step into the Light by Nutritious. Long, soft intro make it transition easily from Long Dao’s piano track. Now for something totally different, the prophet of mephisto’s Long Time Gone, which I’m having a hard time describing. Synths, beats, some guitar… Well, in any case I like it.
The Rhymes with Elixir is apparently a joke track by remixers under the alias The Scuba Divers. Liontamer had a guest spot as the mc in the intro. It’s strange track, since the sound and production is expectedly high, and the rap is to me about as serious as “real” rap. That doesn’t say actually say the rap in it is particularly good, but I do like the varied voices, especially how much character they all have. Something about Shiva’s voice and/or processing gives me goosebumps. Then again “Chocobo, Chocobo, you’re so fine, you’ve got more bling than all of those guys;” how can you take a song like that serious?
Despite usually only contributing voice, DragonAvenger did some arranging on the project, her second interlude Nom! following the rap. The idea of interludes is cool, and short as they are, they serve as a nice break from the big, loud and/or epic tracks on the project. Nathan Rich takes us for a flight in Blue Planet in Mode 7, a take on the Airship source that only bring my mind to open skies, freedom, and the ability to fly.
Goodbye Cid… That’s next, a collaboration between Wiesty, audio fidelity, and OA that features electric guitar, synths, and organ. It has a melancholic vibe, and ilp0’s Almost Fell for a Trojan shares that vibe, but takes it to a different environment and context.
One of the most stunning tracks on the entire album is Hy Bound’s and Loka LaFevre’s Somewhere to Hide, which with beautiful vocal parts, hard beats is a really emotional track, just one more haunting than the sappy ones usually associated with the word “emotional”. Strangely juxtaposed after hiding, we hear AeroZ solo on cello… at least until the tracks takes an expected turn into the territory of synths – after all, this is AeroZ we’re talking about. Th combination of cello and synths works well together, and the remixer uses them both skillfully.
Fallen Ascent by Children of the Monkey Machine, another atmosphere-orineted track, takes the same melody we heard in Somewhere to Hide and puts it in a dark cloud where we feel more than we hear. Next comes Survival Instinct by Audix, taking us forward at a higher tempo than the ethereal nightmare before. No wonder, as it’s another battle source.
Cyril the Wolf’s strong suit isn’t electronic music, which although shows in OMFG! GET OUT OF THERE!!! doesn’t ruin the track. I keep associating it with the Space Pirate music from the Metroid Prime series, which felt just as frantic the first time you played it. Again, two very different tracks juxtaposed, an ethereal intro consisted mostly of bells and bell-like synths is played after the more frantic track.
Anyone looking at the data of the current track should know that the ethereal intro belongs to my track, Lacrima. it continues into more synths, drums, and strays far from the tone of the source. So far, I’ve been getting all positive feedback for it, save for a few nitpicks I agree on anyway.
Oh and don’t skip the outro, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever done, or even heard – and it’s completely accidental, which makes it even cooler. Yep, my favorite part of the track is a compelte accident, that’s how awesome I am. 😀
Theme of Love for Guitar Duet is the last track on the second CD, Pot Hocket softly and beautifully bring it to a close. it segues nicely into the first track of disc 3… but that’s another story for another moment of boredom.

Just woke up. I’m strangely tired and bored out of my skull. What do I do? I play the second cd from the ocremix FF4 album that was released last weekend. For free. Go get it if you haven’t already.

There’s something very chippy about AeroZ Mystic variations, the opening track to the second CD of Echoes. It’s followed by the cutest metal track I’ve ever heard, Metal Mage by Cyril the Wolf, his brother Lil’ Wolfie, and OA. There have been some complaints about how wildly varied the album is, and with synth madness, metal, and next a solo piano piece I’m inclined to agree. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with that, as they all fit together well, and utilize and reference many of the same melodies. Long Dao’s Smiling Hilltop for Four Hands is the piano track in question.

Then again, it’s fits so well with the following track, Step into the Light by Nutritious. Long, soft intro make it transition easily from Long Dao’s piano track. Now for something totally different, the prophet of mephisto’s Long Time Gone, which I’m having a hard time describing. Synths, beats, some guitar… Well, in any case I like it.

The Rhymes with Elixir is apparently a joke track by remixers under the alias The Scuba Divers. Liontamer had a guest spot as the mc in the intro. It’s strange track, since the sound and production is expectedly high, and the rap is to me about as serious as “real” rap. That doesn’t say actually say the rap in it is particularly good, but I do like the varied voices, especially how much character they all have. Something about Shiva’s voice and/or processing gives me goosebumps. Then again “Chocobo, Chocobo, you’re so fine, you’ve got more bling than all of those guys;” how can you take a song like that seriously? 😀

Despite usually only contributing voice, DragonAvenger did some arranging on the project, her second interlude Nom! following the rap. The idea of interludes is cool, and short as they are, they serve as a nice break from the big, loud and/or epic tracks on the project. Nathan Rich takes us for a flight in Blue Planet in Mode 7, a take on the Airship source that only bring my mind to open skies, freedom, and the ability to fly.

Goodbye Cid… That’s next, a collaboration between Wiesty, audio fidelity, and OA that features electric guitar, synths, and organ. It has a melancholic vibe, and ilp0’s Almost Fell for a Trojan shares that vibe, but takes it to a different environment and context.

One of the most stunning tracks on the entire album is Hy Bound’s and Loka LaFevre’s Somewhere to Hide, which with beautiful vocal parts, hard beats is a really emotional track, just one more haunting than the sappy ones usually associated with the word “emotional”. Strangely juxtaposed after hiding, we hear AeroZ solo on cello… at least until the tracks takes an expected turn into the territory of synths – after all, this is AeroZ we’re talking about. The combination of cello and synths works well together, and the remixer uses them both skillfully.

Fallen Ascent by Children of the Monkey Machine, another atmosphere-orineted track, takes the same melody we heard in Somewhere to Hide and puts it in a dark cloud where we feel more than we hear. Next comes Survival Instinct by Audix, taking us forward at a higher tempo than the ethereal nightmare before. No wonder, as it’s another battle source.

Cyril the Wolf’s strong suit isn’t electronic music, which although shows in OMFG! GET OUT OF THERE!!! doesn’t ruin the track. I keep associating it with the Space Pirate music from the Metroid Prime series, which felt just as frantic the first time you played it. Again, two very different tracks juxtaposed, an ethereal intro consisted mostly of bells and bell-like synths is played after the more frantic track.

Anyone looking at the data of the current track should know that the ethereal intro belongs to my track, Lacrima. It continues into more synths, drums, and strays far from the tone of the source. So far, I’ve been getting all positive feedback for it, save for a few nitpicks I agree on anyway.

Oh and don’t skip the outro, it’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever done, or even heard – and it’s completely accidental, which makes it even cooler. Yep, my favorite part of the track is a compelte accident, that’s how awesome I am. 😀

Theme of Love for Guitar Duet is the last track on the second CD, Pot Hocket softly and beautifully bring it to a close. it segues nicely into the first track of disc 3… but that’s another story for another moment of boredom.

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One Response to “Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption, CD2”

  1. Catharsis said

    I gotta say, your Lacrima is my favorite track on the whole album.

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