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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Smile Examples of Masashi Hamauzu

can you please provide some examples of his violin, piano, orchestra. technical, chromatic, atonal and texture.

i suppose his most inventive works is what i mean.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:47 AM
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Pretty much all of Hamauzu's music uses the piano, but here's a representative example of how he uses it in an ensemble:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCS_u8Z-R2Q

And alone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCqUxWCUnBg

A piece featuring violin prominently:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vF5Q_hJVzA

The above are pretty technically demanding, but the following is more so, and also happens to be very chromatic, kind of Bartok-esque:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-jpwEd4KSY

I'm not sure if anything by Hamauzu can really be called atonal, but some of the stuff he's written certainly comes close, in a Debussy sort of way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5VZWMnY-BM
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Sigma Harmonics was the first thing I heard by Hamauzu, but I didn't immediately fall in love. I understand why this thread exists, as one could say he is rather inaccessible.

Yet amazingly versatile. The man's an electronic beast. (I suppose technically the most appreciation should go to Mitsuto Suzuki / Ryo Yamazaki though.)

My favourite side of Hamauzu however, would probably be the more romantic and playful stuff like RosenKranz and Gentle Timbre.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Probably my single most favourite thing he's written: Feldschlacht III
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Sigma Harmonics was the first thing I heard by Hamauzu, but I didn't immediately fall in love. I understand why this thread exists, as one could say he is rather inaccessible.
Parts of SaGa Frontier II, perhaps, but his music for FFX, FFXIII, and Chocobo's Dungeon seem plenty accessible to me. Beautiful harmonies and timbres.

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Yet amazingly versatile. The man's an electronic beast. (I suppose technically the most appreciation should go to Mitsuto Suzuki / Ryo Yamazaki though.)
A lot of it is Hamauzu himself. Listen to some of the great stuff on Unlimited: Saga's disc 2.

He's one of my favorite two VGM composers at the moment (no points awarded for guessing the other).

Edit: I just remembered something by Hamauzu that's unambiguously atonal (that's an odd thought for you).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVGRgwZtcV8

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Todfeind and Zaubermärchen from SaGa Frontier 2 are some of my favs.

Or just listen to the entirety of "Vielen Dank"
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Old Mar 9, 2013, 07:24 PM
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I really like Masashi Hamauzu's works. SaGa Frontier II is when I started liking his music.

I usually like the use of rhythm he uses for this song.
http://youtu.be/EBZGyqOKaNU

This one also for the percussion rhythm, but just the use of piano and hearing all those minor seconds, giving it a dissonant sound, sound cool.
http://youtu.be/fAHeyDKBjKc

The famous FFXIII battle theme, I just like the use of rhythm. Whenever I hear this song I always hear 6/8 to 2/4 rhythm when clearly it isn't because of the lead melody playing in a 4/4 feel. So it's just a regular 4/4.
http://youtu.be/fDK75Pq5tXs

Out of the Feldschlacht themes, I liked all of them, but the fourth one would be my favorite.
http://youtu.be/52DfqES0LD0

I like his use of rhythms, instrumentation, and diversity of adapting to many different genres and styles of music to interpret a setting in parts of a game.
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