Monday, 25 April 2011

The Sound of Speed - An Album by OverClocked Remix Review

The first Sonic the Hedgehog is the last to be formally tackled by OCRemix, and it’s the tightest of the three albums so far weighing in at a paltry thirteen tracks. Led by one of the rising masters of chiptunes style remixing, halc, this album may take some people by surprise with its very interpretative approach to the source material but it certainly ticks many of the required boxes that launch it to stellar status. However this albums central hook, dividing into three separate acts and using the Special Theme as an omnipresent chorus, may prove to be divisive.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream - An Album by OverClocked Remix Review

Voices of the Lifestream is a pretty epic undertaking. Rolling in just short of three and a half hours of music it covers all the major areas of its source. Unfortunately this strength is also its weaknest; Final Fantasy VII had a fairly varied soundtrack and whilst in the context of a game most of it works, as a cohesive body of music the album struggles to remain focused, particularly around the third disc.