FFVIII Remix: Trance Kompactor (Compression of Time)

I really think that the music of Final Fantasy VIII is overlooked because it was such a divisive game. That's a darn shame because it has some of the most unique and catchy tunes of the series. There's a couple odd-balls in the soundtrack of course, maybe the strangest being Compression of Time. This is my second FFVIII remix, the first being a metal take on Lunatic Pandora.

Not really sure what grabs me about the original song, maybe it's the subtle poly-rhythm harp thing, or the outlandish horn noise. Either way, it was a fitting song for the endgame, with all time being compressed and you falling from the sky fighting mutated sorceress ladies. I tried to encapsulate that feeling the best I could...with some dope dance beats and crazy drum patterns, along with plenty of filtering all over everything. Is it really trance? I have no idea, but it's entrancing. So that counts in my book!

You can check out my soundcloud for more video game remixes and random original pieces. My tastes are kind of all over the place so I don't cater to one particular genre.

3 Comments
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Edited by Benny
Posted by Verendus

I'm not big fan of trance/techno or overly-metal remixes of FF tracks. I did enjoy the first 30 seconds or so though.

Compression Of Time is awesome track though, FFVIII had some seriously underrated tracks overall. I don't know why, maybe it's because the soundtrack wasn't as "consistently good" as FFVII or IX for comparison.

Posted by lordofultima

@verendus said:

I'm not big fan of trance/techno or overly-metal remixes of FF tracks. I did enjoy the first 30 seconds or so though.

Compression Of Time is awesome track though, FFVIII had some seriously underrated tracks overall. I don't know why, maybe it's because the soundtrack wasn't as "consistently good" as FFVII or IX for comparison.

I would definitely say both 7 and 9 are considerably weaker. Certainly 9 has its tracks though.