This past weekend saw OCReMix release Final Fantasy IV: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption. As with all OCR releases, this is a phenomenal collection of tracks by a large and brilliant array of artists. From classic remixers to newcomers. As always the album is absolutely free to download and enjoy at ff4.ocremix.org. I have listened to the album multiple times already and definitely love it! Fellow GM4A writer Chibi Ma and I shall be discussing it at more length soon in fact! Read below for more info straight from the source. Also don't forget to spread the word by digging the album and just spreading it however you can.
Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption is the fourteenth album from OverClocked ReMix.
It began in March, 2008 and was released July 18, 2009.
This is a community project created by artists who wish to honor Nobuo Uematsu and his work on the Final Fantasy IV soundtrack. The album consists of 46 arrangements set to recreate the story of Final Fantasy IV. Our arrange album is divided into three acts: Betrayal, Strife, and Redemption. We aspire to recreate the journey from darkness and evil to light and redemption, a recurring theme of the game. The discs correspond with the story, and the tracks are arranged as a narrative, culminating in the two-part finale of act 3. The tracks are not arranged in chronological order of release in the game's original soundtrack, but appear in a new order, to further heighten the drama of the music.
Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption features 36 artists from the OC ReMix community. While the album holds a rock-opera overtone, there are a range of styles presented, from the heavy trance of the Within the Giant, to the more intimate string quartet rendition of Theme of Lute. Each arrangement focuses on enhancing the essence of the original and bringing it closer to an overarching theme, while allowing the artist to add their own unique mark.