What if Final Fantasy soundtrack is an EDM

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I am not a fan of EDM. But I think Final Fantasy will be more interesting if this kind of music is used in the game.
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https://m.soundcloud.com/brook-line/arrival (suitable part for me: 1:12-1:30, better if muting the voice)

https://m.soundcloud.com/je_suis_sierra/2-sierra-hide-master (better if muting or replacing the voice)

https://m.soundcloud.com/maximum-love/black-magic (just a bonus, this may comes to cyberpunk too much)

https://m.soundcloud.com/yume-network/infraction-badly (the first part is ok)

https://m.soundcloud.com/tarik-kassi/tarik-bouisfi-kabus (suitable part for me: 2:45-3:00, don’t mind to the pic)

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I don't think a full EDM soundtrack would be a very popular direction for the Final Fantasy franchise. People usually admire the catchy melodies, the varied musical styles, and the emotions attached to all of them. It would be impossible to have a decent character theme in EDM style playing during what is meant to be a tender moment.

However, EDM could work very well for variants of established musical motifs, perhaps most appropriately for certain action sequences or fast-paced minigames.

For example, FFVII Remake uses an interesting electro-dance-style remix of Tifa's theme during Tifa and Aerith's team-up in Don Corneo's mansion.


And I think it really works in that context, and there are similar remixes in the Remake used appropriately. However, I don't think the soundtrack would have worked if all of the tracks had been like that.

Final Fantasy usually thrives on variety. Nobuo Uematsu was inspired by various musical genres (classical music, rock, folk music, jazz, techno, to name just a few off the top of my head), and the musicians following in his footsteps similarly experiment with different styles.
 

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I greatly appreciate your reply because it makes more sense than I've known. According to my first thread, I think that some detail of this song may completely fit with a kind of "Eyes on me" remix:
And it might also be a menu theme of the Final Fantasy 8 remake.
The techno or dubstep songs should be of great significance for any battles or stun fight cutscene in this version and the following nowadays.
Nobuo Uematsu is one of the best composers who really affected me when I was playing the Final Fantasy game many years ago. This game, for me, thereby definitely deserves to have kinds of Hollywood soundtrack and a suitable cinematic story.
 
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I greatly appreciate your reply because it makes more sense than I've known. According to my first thread, I think that some detail of this song may completely fit with a kind of "Eyes on me" remix:
And it might also be a menu theme of the Final Fantasy 8 remake.
The techno or dubstep songs should be of great significance for any battles or stun fight cutscene in this version and the following nowadays.
Nobuo Uematsu is one of the best composers who really affected me when I was playing the Final Fantasy game many years ago. This game, for me, thereby definitely deserves to have kinds of Hollywood soundtrack and a suitable cinematic story.

If we're talking about a potential (and, at present, unfortunately I think unlikely) FFVIII Remake, then a track like this would need to work in the beloved motifs already familiar from the original in order to land with the fans. So something in this style (which I agree is a better example of something which could fit in a Final Fantasy context) but tweaked to include a Final Fantasy melody could work.

But the key thing about Final Fantasy music has been its repetitive nature. Repetition doesn't mean that it isn't complex or good, but just that the melodies are really hammered into our skulls very quickly and we become instantly familiar and fond of them. Sometimes cinematic music can be great during action scenes and they do help to conduct our emotions as the tension builds, etc, but what we don't often do is hum it in the shower because the melodies are almost immediately lost after the track has served its purpose and ended. Whereas with Final Fantasy, we rarely ever forget the melodies.

Creating a track with a cinematic feel which also includes familiar melodies would be quite something. There are some tracks in the FFVII Remake which I feel fit a more cinematic style but I'd have to return to the soundtrack to check that.
 

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Yo Congduc, I listened to the first song on that top post. Really cool stuff. Thanks.

It depends on what kind of Final Fantasy game we speak about. That kind of music is inappropriate for a non-hi-tech Final Fantasy. But for something like 7, 8, or 10, it's great.
 

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Thank guys for paying attention to my thread. I understand that the key thing about Final Fantasy song has been its repetitive nature. Kinds of cinematic or electronic music are seldom hummed in the shower by all of us, too difficult to remember in mind. But I think a video game and a film are always the same though they are different in form and the soundtrack is thus shared among them which still works well nowadays.

Zack Hemsey’s track involves a melody of the piano, violins, and other instruments for an orchestra. Kind of this track is used popularly in movies and TV shows. When starting the game and listen to this track, gamers will look like “Wow, it must be a kind of Hollywood action movie inside this game.” In fact, many famous video games like Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, and Metal Gear Solid have some tracks created by film composers, like Hans Zimmer, Brian Tyler, Harry Gregson, etc. In my opinion, the melody of the “Eye on me” song performed on the violin of this track might be exciting because it feels like an opening theme of a TV show.

Final Fantasy 8, will probably never be remade as you think. It’s such a pity because its story has a significant point, which might be help of expanding the story’s ideas for the Final Fantasy franchise in the future, is the issue of time travel. By using this point, Square Enix is possible to create a Final Fantasy universe including several interesting characters we’ve known, which is more outstanding than the only multiplayer in Dissidia. I wish that they can connect most of Final Fantasy parts to be the universe like Marvel in the US. a new storyline may be a need to beginning this idea.

My previous thread is a try to imagine a kind of new storyline for Final Fantasy that involves two Timelines. One is shaped from any Final Fantasy stories in origin and it, as a result, looks more cyberpunk than magic. The other is shaped from any Final Fantasy stories in the remake and it looks more magic than cyberpunk. The main characters are going to do the time travel since their timeline has been changed to the other. Each of their actions, instead of making everything revert, turns out to all the tragedies in the Final Fantasy franchise we’ve known. This idea is quite simple, but cinematic if understanding how to build it. In the US, Marvel is known in the world since they had put the potential of the timeline to a huge storyline. I believe Square can do the same with their Final Fantasy because they have created Marvel's Avengers before.

A few of Zack Hemsey’s tracks can be regarded as theme songs for this kind of story because they look like good themes of a non-hi-tech Final Fantasy, such as “Soothsayer”. But, for me, a Final Fantasy world should be connected the hi-tech and non-hi-tech, thus changing something in the style of music is a need.

Here are some tracks as examples of the story I'm mentioned:
https://soundcloud.com/brook-line%2Farrival-sierra-remix-1 (for menu theme I think)
https://soundcloud.com/brook-line%2Fheritage (for the trailer, this track can be seen in building a kind of a combination of cyberpunk and magic style)
https://soundcloud.com/albinka-malinka%2Fcliff-lin-ultraviolence (also for the trailer, this describes one of the timelines full of hi-tech like the environment of Final Fantasy 7. And this timeline is under war between the magic side and the cyberpunk side)
(this is a track Treyarch studio used the track on above for their game's trailer)
https://soundcloud.com/streetfever%2Fholdstillstreetfeverremix (the melody of this track is for the action in the game)
https://soundcloud.com/infraction-ivan%2Finfraction-virtual-reality-cyberpunk-no-copyright-music (The first time I heard this remind me of the song "Succession of the Witches")
https://soundcloud.com/ibiberlin%2Fludovico-einaudi-experience (Final Fantasy is indispensable to a kind of piano music so this track may be used for an emotional scene)
https://soundcloud.com/marco-lazcano-1%2Fthe-batman-full-version-something-in-the-way (a combination of piano and hi-tech music)
https://soundcloud.com/y3llomusicofficial%2Fdj-snake-frequency-75-leonium-x-y3llo-remix (this may not recommend but the first part is cool)
I appreciate it if you guys keep posting here.
 
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