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Old Jul 8, 2020, 09:46 AM
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Yeah, "not caring about arrangement" could be a translation error, but it doesn't sound good. It just sounds like he became complacent and doesn't want to put in the work anymore.

This might be a controversial opinion, but I believe that if a composer doesn't arrange their own work, it is no longer theirs. There is something unique about Uematsu's solo FF scores that have been lost in all of his work since FFXI. I know people claim that he "lost it" a long time ago, and maybe he did, but I think it's because he's been having other people take his melodies and transform them based on their tastes. He could compose something genuinely groundbreaking, only to have it butchered because he insisted on having Yoshitaka Suzuki arrange it.

I really want another solo Uematsu score that truly belongs to him, and I don't think I'm alone in that.
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