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« Reply #225 on: December 14, 2014, 05:12:27 PM »

I think I sent an email with some MOTY suggestions a while ago, but I'm listening to the newest episode while furiously typing away on finals stuff, and now I'm in the mood to listen to more VGM and suggest a couple of Dissidia tracks. ^_^

Lux Concordiae : http://youtu.be/zL3qNJEGpSk

Cantata Mortis & God in Fire: http://youtu.be/E4Z3_9ub2tU  The transition between the bombastic chorus and the hard rock is a little jarring- I once described it as auditory whiplash- but it's a crazy awesome song. Plays when you fight Feral Chaos. 

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« Reply #226 on: January 20, 2015, 02:52:51 PM »

 So after checking the lists, it doesn't seem Star Ocean 2's soundtrack has ever been brought up in any episodes (I could be wrong - sleep deprivation tends to do that to people). The Venerable Forest (also Rena's Theme, though they are similar), Field of Expel and Pyroxene are all, in my opinion, fantastic. Although it's not perfect - hilariously I actually dislike the main battle theme - I think it does have a unique sound that I haven't heard in anything since. It's a pity because Sakuraba can do some awesome things with the criminally underused woodwinds. What are your thoughts on the sound of SO2?
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« Reply #227 on: January 22, 2015, 10:09:20 AM »

Don't worry, SO2 will get featured on the podcast if I have anything to say about it. I've just been waiting for the right theme to pick a track or two. ;)
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« Reply #228 on: January 22, 2015, 12:30:05 PM »

PFFFT.   What DOESN'T work?

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http://youtu.be/RFWkNdRzr7A
Lose One's Illusions -- Plays at the start of disc 2 on Nede, lovely redone version of Rena's theme and the Venerable Forest

http://youtu.be/boRCmchdgP0?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
We Form in Crystals -- Ending theme, a rather melancholy yet lovely tune

http://youtu.be/xDxRKMC1YhI?list=PL02269E339590713C
The introduction version of "Star Ocean Forever" with that very "intro" sound that captures a narrator talking about the sights and struggles and context of the game.  Eh.  Added here for completion sake, but if you went this route I'd go for one of the nicer versions from SO3 or 4.  Star Ocean 3 having an aamaaazzing 7 minute long Jazz version that was toe-tapping and smooth.

http://youtu.be/jq3cFBwmRsY?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Theme of Rena -- I feel like Venerable Forest is better, but I like the use of deeper vocals.

http://youtu.be/7o8vwBFUGys?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Field of Nede
http://youtu.be/hYbFnoRSW6M?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Field of Expel
The main planet's themes.  I like how they're both epic but still somewhat melancholy sounding.  Certainly the fact both planets are in deep trouble and teetering towards disaster are conveyed within.

BATTLE

http://youtu.be/zogwJRiHgzA?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Incarnation of the Devil -- Boss theme that kicks a bunch of butt

http://youtu.be/QjVmw8M_Lq0?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Stab the Sword of Justice -- Main battle theme, makes me want to stab someone with the fork I'm holding

http://youtu.be/gQE3Y5gC-xA?list=PL02269E339590713C
Dynamite -- Main boss theme; again, doesn't suffer from harsh sounds of more 'serious' boss fights.  I like the bit of crazy here.  And ya, it's 'dy-no-MITE'.

http://youtu.be/X8bhnZJXgYc?list=PL02269E339590713C
This epic track!!! ... No I'm kidding, don't do it.

DUNGEONS

http://youtu.be/NzD5MnpTZ2w?list=PL02269E339590713C
Pyroxene -- One of the nicer dungeons themes.  The game has good dungeons themes, well, some, but this one is possibly the least "noisy" and less reliant on harsh synth sounds, or like, against shit like this which is almost impossible to love.

http://youtu.be/se6nQasm4EU?list=PL02269E339590713C
Rescue Operation -- Cool dungeon theme that's named after what it honestly sounds like

http://youtu.be/OlrJaZ2qx_Y?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Mission to Deep Space -- Personally I like the more jazzy SO3 one, but a great bonus dungeon theme if there was one with all the techy synthy goodness

TOWNS

http://youtu.be/4h5FzzXKjLA?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Venerable Forest -- The song I hear in the back of my mind when I go for a hike...y'know, along with this one.  Shut it!  I'm not weird!

http://youtu.be/BLYsbCaf7K8?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
White the Heart -- Town theme for a completely...optional Snowy Town, actually.  Very chill (hah) and lovely.

http://youtu.be/IKNZoEPbCfI?list=PL02269E339590713C
In a Lightsome Mood -- And HOW! Makes me wanna take a trip on a ship [rhyme points!!!!]

http://youtu.be/QraFfjq1C1o?list=PL02269E339590713C
Walk Over - I love how this song feels rich and proper of a port town.  It's busy, it's beautiful.

http://youtu.be/XzShumL0Ous?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Pure a Stream -- I don't think any village song is better to convey leaving a gross, polluted place to a clean and pretty one.  Arlia's theme is really nice.

http://youtu.be/v_8vgQS3do0?list=PL02269E339590713C
Moderate --- Mars village theme.  Fucking lovely.  I love the weird flute work that kicks in about 40 sec.  Very peaceful and becoming of a magical planet theme.

http://youtu.be/a5ALxL9Gf6c?list=PL02269E339590713C
Sacred Song -- Great tune used for the Castles on Expel.  I especially like that it doesn't sound completely archaic and medieval since the game depicts levels of technology even on its more "middle ages planet".

http://youtu.be/aw2zRnCAXAU?list=PL02269E339590713C
Cuddle -- The "nighttime" theme.  Again, this song works well in game and on its own for being relaxing, but I like how the game shifts the mood from Earth, Melancholia, and the Calnus to Expel being something completely different.

Yeah sorry, I honestly love the town themes in Star Ocean games and a lot of Sakuraba's more "pleasant tunes".  Except the song that plays in Salva, only because it's much more [appropriately] depressing sounding.


I always liked the weird use of, what may or may not be (when it comes to synthesized tunes), the bandura.  Odd choice, but works against some of the medieval backdrops.  But I do have some reservations is that in the harder-hitting and heavy synethesized songs I tend to tune out a bit more.  I love the Final Fantasy Tactics OST, but again, some songs are just really heavy on the electronic strings and it bugs my ears even despite a pleasant melody.  I also should admit that I'm not as BIG into battle and dungeon tunes, or when I am, they're more few and far between compared to other types of tracks (like event music or more relaxing town/world themes).

Don't get me started on doing Star Ocean 3... c-cuz I WILL!! >:(

I also confess I can probably do a game journal on this game without even needing to replay it though.
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« Reply #229 on: January 22, 2015, 10:22:54 PM »

http://youtu.be/jq3cFBwmRsY?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Theme of Rena -- I feel like Venerable Forest is better, but I like the use of deeper vocals.

I love this song and how calm and yet emotion charged it sounds.

Don't get me started on doing Star Ocean 3... c-cuz I WILL!! >:(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEMr9waZaaw
The Dawn of Wisdom - The theme of Star Ocean 3. Welcome to space, you will explore, meet new species, meet new people, you will adventure, struggle, and finally, marvel at the power of science and civilization!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNFf4uCaoPY
Bird's Eye View - Speaking of exploration, go out there in this vast field and discover!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT7hrB2TWSg
Collapse Of Frailty - Say goodbye to your childhood boy, you are now a man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgMXWnWH1TA
Cutting Edge of Notion - MY MONEY MY MONEY! aaaaaAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa !!
Erm... I mean, just the first two seconds of this song already make you want to wreck shit up with awesome moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFqYog98p7w
Gaiety Company - So damn weird a song but it just sounds so homely and kinda medieval fair at some times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eCzwWLnfSs
Mission To The Deep Space - You will listen to this song for at least 50 hours and love it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KKLkLJVt0c
So Alone, Be Sorrow - Great use of vocal as an instrument

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlV1hsOd_WA
The Divine Spirit of Language - The #1 reason why getting to Crossel is the highlite of any playthrough.
Listen to that thing at 5% higher tempo, it rocks even more =D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyJCOIZimYA
The Future of Blood-Stained Blade - So glorious. I love the part at 1:12.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vANRdqvvf6E
Chrysanthemum in Winter - A land where times flows o so slowly; lost in the calm of winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G28copkOp0
Requiem For A Saint - Such a 'heavy' song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt7fW1zlSyc
Imperial Garden - I just love how 'imposing' this song is.
ABSOLUTE DESPAIR
You have no chance of survival, make you time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N85mxgIDnIo
Interval Of Freezed Time - Why are you here? This is the domain of the gods, ever so... ever such...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcEQ-CYTVx8
The Virtual Image - Remove the god awful dungeon and this song is great. Again, great use of vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW5mfcIi43A
Confidence in the Domination (Band Recording) - Damn you Lenneth! This game isn't about you! Go back to your own game with your damn awesome music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3dTr0M7FMQ
The True Nature Of All - Fuggit Freya, that applies to you too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CugyaQzmx8
Bitter Dance - I kid, I kid...
Seriously, did he watch Space Jam the night before composing this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FImc2LOr8&feature=player_detailpage&x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688#t=58
Shit that song is atrocious, here's a way better remix of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNXpHREyEWA
♥ Nicol Amalfi

http://youtu.be/4h5FzzXKjLA?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Venerable Forest -- The song I hear in the back of my mind when I go for a hike...y'know, along with this one.  Shut it!  I'm not weird!

Your lack of Candy Mountain while mountaineering is sad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fz_xsHzSvQ
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« Reply #230 on: January 22, 2015, 10:56:53 PM »


Your lack of Candy Mountain will mountaineering is sad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fz_xsHzSvQ

Annubis you just won a lot of fake internet love from me right here.

And ending it off with a Kirby Super Star song just made me


I will have to remember Kirby.  As is, when I walk in some posh fancy place I think of Marshmallow Castle, same for Great Cave Offensive for other cool "explore-y" things. x)
And no disrespect to other Kirby games, but I thought Kirby Super Star had the best 'overall' OSTof the bunch.

EDIT:  Okay, back on Star Ocean 3
= God awful dungeon?  They were all pretty awful, haaah...
= I def didn't appreciate Requiem for a Saint till I got a bit older and could enjoy something a bit more 'emotive', or as you say, "heavy".
= Good call on Mission to Deep Space.  50 hour dungeon?  SOUNDS good ahahahahhahahahaha
= In my FF9 topic I said it's hard for a main battle theme not to become tiresome.  Reason I didn't say "ALL main battle themes" is because of Cutting Edge of Notion and Digital Devil Saga's "Battle for Survival" exist.
= Dawn of Wisdom is also accompanied by a brilliant opening visual that shows gool ol' 1969 and the future.  And part of why I love sci-fi in general is for ideas and motifs like that.
= Future of the Blood Stained Blade is phenominal for a main "event" theme, it's soft but still very impactful.
= Expiration needs to be on there.  It's so damn exicitng for a dungeon theme, and I kinda like the long winded guitar
= Reflected Moon is also untouchable as far as soft and elegant castle themes go.  I think I listenned to this once during a panic attack to help me chill.
= Divine Indignation doesn't start nicely, but the middle point on is so lovely.  I love the very slow and quiet ending only to finish off with such an enlightening and uplifting sound
= Yeah, Gaiety was charming as hell.  I even liked the beach resort theme.... but that could be because it NAILS the resort sound and I haven't been on vacation in 10 years. D:
= So alone be sorrow *brofist* The rhytm version especially
= But really the remix for Slam and Jam was the cherry on the cake (and that remix is sexy)

EDIT  Shit I forgot Rust Colour.  Take that chipper town themes, http://youtu.be/TSlDUPl7DoA
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« Reply #231 on: January 22, 2015, 11:54:16 PM »

Man, between the both of us, there's enough SO love that they should let us make SO5...
(it's not about saving the entire universe for once)
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« Reply #232 on: January 23, 2015, 03:00:20 AM »

 I know they said Star Ocean has ended, but it doesn't mean Tri-Ace can't continue something new as a 'spiritual successor', re-using (and improving) many of SO's systems. Then again, I don't even know what Tri-Ace is doing anymore aside from helping with 13-2 and LR. But, trying to bring it back to music, perhaps they could bring Sakuraba and give him more freedom than the Tales studio to actually make some awesome music (I don't hate Tales music, but it's far from his best work). Who would you like to see compose for a spiritual successor to SO? (sorry if I sound like a teacher leaving prompts - I just want to add to the conversation)
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