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lordskylark Aug 16, 2006

Is anyone going to be recording the unreleased music from the reported music test?

If not, I will do the task. But, if someone else already is planning on it, I rather not do it as well.

Blessings,
~Andy

SquareTex Aug 16, 2006

I haven't heard of anyone doing it yet, so any effort is welcome. smile

lordskylark Aug 16, 2006

Well, I'll rent the game sometime then. I don't plan really on buying it or playing it.

~Andy

SquareTex Aug 16, 2006

Ooh...you might be up for a challenge then. I heard the music test was an unlockable for the extra content in the Extra Hard replays.

Can someone confirm that?

SquareTex Aug 18, 2006

Ah yes, quite right...silly of me to forget that. tongue

Well, it's also been requested over at Gamingforce (which I heartily seconded), so you may have assistance in this. Otherwise, please keep us posted. smile

Wanderer Aug 20, 2006

Yeah, I've noticed new music in the cinematics. Nothing substantial though.

The game is a big bore. No surprises there.

lordskylark Aug 20, 2006

Wanderer wrote:

Yeah, I've noticed new music in the cinematics. Nothing substantial though.

The game is a big bore. No surprises there.

Music that was not in the JP version? Or Music that was in both the US & JP version but not on the OST?

~Andy

Wanderer Aug 21, 2006

Music that was not in the JP version? Or Music that was in both the US & JP version but not on the OST?

~Andy

I don't know. I'd imagine it was stuff in the JP version unless they added new cinematics into the US version (which isn't very likely). Either way, it's stuff not on the OST (probably omitted because of space restrictions).

SquareTex Aug 26, 2006

Well, I was just over at www.squareenixmusic.com, and saw a new bit of news...the extra tracks WILL be released! big_smile

...on iTunes Japan. sad

However, the guys there are promising to post it up if they get their hands on it, so we'll just have to wait a bit longer.

lordskylark Aug 26, 2006

Are these just the US tracks... Or are these tracks that were in the JP version too but didn't make the OST?

If I can find someone that has the game that I know or I rent it soon, I will record anything not released.

Thanks,
~Andy

SquareTex Aug 29, 2006 (edited Aug 29, 2006)

RyuFAN over at GamingForce just pointed out that the sound collection is officially announded on SE's iTunes page. No release date yet, but it DOES say that it'll contain 27 tunes. 27!!! big_smile

Also, Hamauzu updated his journal. And despite the typical Altavista butchery, I can still report this...

"This sound collection original sound track not yet recording tune, consists of all the 27 tunes such as online and the North American edition private tune and short BGM collection."

So it sounds like everything else - EVERYTHING - is accounted for.
And BOY, does that make me happy! smile

Let's keep an eye on squareenixmusic.com and gamingforce.com...I bet that's where they'll end up very soon.

Alcahest Aug 29, 2006 (edited Aug 29, 2006)

Yeah here's the SQEX link
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dl/
1500 Yens for 27 tracks.
It's quite sad that we won't see some sort of DoC OST + , but oh well, at least they're releasing something officially.
Later,

Alcahest

Wanderer Aug 29, 2006

Awesome. I'm looking forward to the unreleased stuff. smile

Wanderer Aug 30, 2006

Awesome!

*grabs*

It's worth getting just for "Train Graveyard" alone.

SquareTex Aug 31, 2006 (edited Aug 31, 2006)

I finally managed to snag it last night, but BOY did SendSpace make it difficult for me... tongue
This morning I was listening to it, and I'm quite pleased. I can understand why many of these tracks were overlooked in favor of what ended up on the OST, but it's still a joy to have them all! big_smile

Props also must go to Ryo Yamazaki...not only for stellar synth work (as always!), but for pulling the wool over our eyes. wink

About a year ago, when media for DoC was scarce, video clips of the Beta version ended up online. That was the first many of us had heard in-game music at all. My first impression was, "Ooh...Hamauzu is taking a Sakimoto route here. Nice!"

As it turns out...that music was "Fierce Battle"...by Yamazaki. OOPS! big_smile

But I have to say...THAT is certainly one of the tracks I was looking for, and I was quite disappointed when it wasn't released the first time around. But now we know why.

I'll need to listen to this a little more before I post more, but I'm quite delighted. Thanks to RyuFAN and SEM for providing this!

Oh...there is one more thing. Does anyone else get the feeling that the last two tracks are "table scraps"? It sounds as if he strung many of the cinematic jingles together...

Zane Aug 31, 2006

Just heard these new tunes. Uh... WOW. Lovin' them!!! big_smile

Alcahest Aug 31, 2006

yeah clearly DoC should have been 3 CDs!
"Attack On Midgar" not on the boxset, what's wrong with them..
Aaaaaaaaaarg Crown hmm

Wanderer Aug 31, 2006 (edited Aug 31, 2006)

Oh...there is one more thing. Does anyone else get the feeling that the last two tracks are "table scraps"? It sounds as if he strung many of the cinematic jingles together...

Yeah (especially with "First Encounters"). But I got that feeling from the whole release, honestly. Aside from maybe four or five tracks, I'm glad this stuff was left off of the official release. It would have slaughtered the pacing.

Then again, this new stuff is mostly electronica Hamauzu (and admittingly not to my taste). It's also missing all the thematic material that made the original release so fascinating to me.

(That and literally every track here is synth, something that the original release certainly didn't suffer from)

Zane Sep 2, 2006 (edited Sep 2, 2006)

Man. The more I listen to these tunes, the more upset I get that there was no official release for these tunes. I love Hamauzu's funky/experimental electronica side more than most of his other stuff (especially the thematic/orchestrated side of him), so these MP3s are right up my alley. Probably some of my favorite stuff that has "been released" this year thus far!

Edit: Would it be too much to hope for a low-priced separate release for these tunes, a la SMTIII Nocturne Maniacs? hmm

Yuvraj Sep 2, 2006

My thoughts so far: It starts out great with Turks 101. The following three tracks are neat too. But I'm not sure of the rest of the tracks. I got nothing out of the orchestral stuff (I rarely do), and the rest didn't really leave any impression. Some nice ambient tracks, but I'd say compositionally it's a bit thin compared to U:S disc 2. It's clear that Hama's focus was creating a dark orchestral body that became the OST.

Alcahest Sep 2, 2006

Zane wrote:

Man. The more I listen to these tunes, the more upset I get that there was no official release for these tunes. I love Hamauzu's funky/experimental electronica side more than most of his other stuff (especially the thematic/orchestrated side of him), so these MP3s are right up my alley. Probably some of my favorite stuff that has "been released" this year thus far!

Edit: Would it be too much to hope for a low-priced separate release for these tunes, a la SMTIII Nocturne Maniacs? hmm

Zane i agree with every single word you said. Where the heck is DoC OST+ ;_;
Later,

Alcahest

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