A game/pop music comparison featuring Final Fantasy VII and the 80s synth pop band Camouflage.
The only other song in the soundtrack that reminds me of western influence at the moment would be the Rag, but who knows what the future will bear.
Regarding Fierce Battle, it is true that at the beginning there is something floating in the background that sounds like that section from Pink Floyd/Phantom of the Opera. If you found this yourself, congratulations. About the foreground part, the next best thing I can think of is the beginning of the Violoncelli part of Mussorgskys "A Night on Bald Mountain".
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Wow, this is amazing. I def hear the similarities a lot. It's worth noting that Nojima is a HUGE music fan, namely classic rock and metal, but Nobuo also is a huge rock fan and admitted to listening to lots of music while composing the FF7 soundtrack, so I'm sure they did the same for the other games. I've come across songs, at times, where I hear FF songs, next time I come across one, I'll give you a heads up to see if it'd interest you.
This one is prolly already known or maybe it's just something I think sounds similar, but Pink Floyd's "One of These Days" (click for the specific part of the song) sounds like the "Bombing Mission" only sped up. It even has the same fading out "ping-pong" sound before it enters the next movement. Like I said, FF7's version is sped up though.
Then new thread or all here?
Due to demand, I made another FF/ entry:
, . Featuring Final Fantasy 7 and Harold Faltermeyer.Greetings fellow game music lovers,todays topic is the leitmotif of the members of one of our favourite fictional black ops departments, the theme of the Turks from Final Fantasy 7:T...www.destructoid.com
Yeah the opening to 'The Discovery' does resemble the Turks theme.
I thought about another one for you, but I'm not sure. I'm not good at describing music at all.
The variants of Kuja's theme in FFIX which have the rhythmic beat in the background ('Immoral Memory' and 'Dark Messenger' are the two I know about for certain) to me resembles two classic rock songs.
The most obvious one would be Queen's 'We Will Rock You' with its distinctive stomp and clap rhythm. The other, less obvious would be Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'. To explain the latter, if you pretend the guitar riff in the first five seconds of 'Smoke on the Water' is instead performed like the body percussion of 'We Will Rock You' then it might sound a bit like the beat behind Kuja's theme. Queen's beat, to me, sounds like the same three beats (stomp stomp clap) whereas Kuja's beat has a slightly different/added follow-up beat before repeating (like 'Smoke on the Water' if converted).
It's possibly not intentional where Deep Purple is concerned, and maybe it is just something my mind is hearing and nobody else hears it. But I know for a fact that Nobuo is a Deep Purple fan as he actually played that exact riff on keyboard while performing live with his band The Black Mages.
As for the main melody of Kuja's theme itself, it sounds very much like other Nobuo compositions such as 'Intention of the Earth' (FFV) and 'Living Forest' (FFIII). Nobuo seems to really like this melody.