Joshua Taipale - The Warm Winds of Balamb

from SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed by Materia Community

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The Warm Winds of Balamb

As a guitarist with a love for simplicity and slightly-dissonant chords, "Breezy" stood out to me immediately when I began looking for songs to remix for this project. I wanted to keep the guitar-based sound of the original while creating a bigger environment around it. I quickly found out that it's difficult to arrange a song that doesn't have much of a melody; any sense of a melody was woven together with the harmony to the point that it was inseperable. Once I went into it with that mindset, it began to get easier as I focused on creating an atmosphere instead of a "hummable" piece of music. Unlike the last Materia project, where I did my track solo, this time I reached out to the group for help recording. It blows my mind how incredible these musicians are. This track wouldn't exist without their help.


from SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed, released February 11, 2016
UPC 00841787132900
Ⓟ 2016 Materia Collective

Joshua Taipale: Producer, Arranger, Programming, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
Charles Ritz: Percussion
David Russell: Piano
Will Dawson: Guitar

• "Breezy"
Nobuo Uematsu (Composer)

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