Feb 17 2011, 22:35 di Q306005
Set 28 2007, 7:06 di evktaloHere are some of my initial thoughts about Voices of the Lifestream. This game music rearrangement/remix album totals 4 CDs worth of material, and the originals are from Final Fantasy 7.
I have given it a few listen-throughs as background music and a few pieces have caught my attention and got more focused listens. So it's got some gems. The album is also nicely segued, so a lot of transitions between the tracks have musical quality in themselves and add to the whole. And the overall quality is good. Often I feel many rearrangements are overproduced - I like more visceral takes. Comparing to - in my opinion - rather limp Chrono Symphonic, this collection sounds fresh.
I've only played FF7 a little so the music isn't particularly nostalgic for me, although Nobuo Uematsu (the original composer of much of Final Fantasy music through the series) is always a favourite. I do recall thinking that PS1 sounded worse than Super Nintendo when it came to Nobuo's music. …
Gen 17 2006, 4:59 di eljackoSince people like doing those "HAY A-Z ARTISTS YAY" and other silly things like linking fifty different artists, I'm going to do that. Except I'm going to do it with all 300+ of my artists, regardless as to whether or not I actually listen to them. Or until I get bored of it, at least. So here goes!
"Weird Al" Yankovic
A Silver Mt. Zion
After the Fall
Akira Tsuchiya & Takashige Inagaki, Haruka Shimotsuki
Alan Brey & Dakota Star
Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Architecture in Helsinki
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Aurora, Destructo, SuperGreenX
Belle & Sebastian