Can't say I am that fond of it. Few sound good, most are generic, and unfortunately this composer fell into the trap of making it sound way way unlike the actual music. Those that I consider good are few and far between, and I certainly wouldn't shell out for it. The synth is basic sound, it doesn't add anything, and in fact, I think it takes away from the original. I don't understand with most of these what I am getting out of them that I didn't with the original?
I consider albums of this quality to be like buying a painting from someone who tried to replicate monet, and you know it is based on monet but it is so amateurish that you are best off sticking with the actual painting, and you miss absolutely nothing.
If you like it, fair play. I don't
I load it up and I think "yeah I know this tune." and then close it off. It doesn't make me want to listen to more, because after the first 5 seconds I am pretty sure what will follow for the other 3 minutes. I have seen some good remixes out there too., so I know it can be done to a standard I enjoy.
Perhaps I am just harsh, but I know a lot of people don't bother speaking out. Well I have. Emporer's New Clothes springs to mind too often.
This is supposed to be Crazy Motorcycle? 1 example of many. IT sounds bloody awful, nothing at all like the original, and is just an ear sore. I don't get how someone can go from the original with its melody and beat, to that travesty. Words fail me and sadly, it is not an isolated problem.
Why would I want to listen to that, when I have the original sat here 100X better.... A remix needs to be more than just for the sake of it. It has to add something new and stick to what worked. Not blow the original out of the way with a bull dozer.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAbd5Xl5WwU&feature=related
Another example. Tifa's theme. The original hits you in the heart, has feeling... this is just a collection of noises (which are completely inappropriate to the actual music) with something reminiscent somewhere in between. Seriously, I could do better than that with a pan and spoon.
I didn't mean to rip it apart like that... but that's what happened.