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Old Apr 7, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Default R:MIX and Shimomura, Uematsu, Sakimoto, Hirota, Ito et al.

I didn't get any satisfactory replies last time (2009) so have a read of that thread first.

Since then, I haven't browsed the R:MIX official website. Until just now.

Quick recap: "R:MIX" appears to be play/theater group. Most likely, you last saw them in The Black Mages: Darkness and Starlight Live DVD acting out the 16 minute opera scene.

I don't remember if this section of the website existed in 2009 (maybe I missed it) but I only came across it now: http://rmix.net/music/03_music_01.html

My thoughts on the whole thing: The buttons on the left are the names of some of the live play/performances by the R:MIX group. The music samples you see/hear on those webpages appear to be specially composed for those events, and are most probably, original compositions (I don't remember hearing them elsewhere at least).

The two tracks that "lured" me to the website in the first place were these two (or just go to those Nico Nico links in the other thread):

http://rmix.net/music/03_yh_ym01.swf 「何処までも」 by Yoshitaka Hirota and Yasunori Mitsuda

http://rmix.net/music/03_kf01.swf 「楽園の崩壊」by Kenichiro Fukui.

Also here's a similarly nice recent song (full version): 「荊の道」by Yoko Shimomura: http://www.rmix.net/music/s/03_music_s.html

I'll probably pick up the DVDs at some point. Wonder if the music got a CD release too (assuming they are unique)?
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 02:34 PM
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Interesting, too bad it doesn't look like a CD release is planned. A pity with all those high profile composers working there.

Apparently Takashi Tokita is one of the heads of the group and got all those ex-square people working there. I guess that explains the Live a Live play too (it looks soo bad though).
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Three things:

1. The songs in my first post are now (now as in, only a few days after I made the thread) available on a CD: http://vgmdb.net/album/31827

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Also here's a similarly nice recent song (full version): 「荊の道」by Yoko Shimomura: http://www.rmix.net/music/s/03_music_s.html
Did anyone by any chance save this song to their hard drives? I like this song and for some reason, it's been 404 for a long while now and I don't know if it's on any CDs. The format should be the same as the other songs on the site if you saved it directly: .swf

Please send me a PM if you have it or you know if it's available elsewhere.

3. Random new music here: http://www.rmix.net/rxr/audio.html

Significant names include Yoshino Aoki (BoF3/4, Gensou Suikoden, etc...), Shusaku Uchiyama (Biohazard series, Devil May Cry series, etc...), Akari Kaida (BoF3, Rockman EXE 1/5, etc...), Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts, etc...), Tanioka Kumi (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, etc...), Tsutomu Narita (FFXIV, and from "Earthbound Papas"), Yoshitaka Hirota (Shadow Hearts series, etc...).

However do all these people end up in the same place?

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Apparently Takashi Tokita is one of the heads of the group and got all those ex-square people working there. I guess that explains the Live a Live play too (it looks soo bad though).
The mere fact that they did something with something as obscure as Live-A-Live (obscure overseas and to a very slightly lesser extent, in Japan), makes it good, even if it's bad!

Based on what I see on the Black Mages DVD (which they were on) though, it seems that they're at least somewhat competent and professional, so I think it's reasonable to conclude that the Live-A-Live play should be most likely better than your average Internet fan fiction.

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Old Feb 18, 2014, 09:37 AM
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I am still looking for the Yoko Shimomura-composed vocal single:「荊の道」
Short sample available here: http://rmix.net/music/03_music_01.html

This song may appear in a (rare) future album or may be available (or already is available) as an official free download or paid download. If you know where I can find the full song, please post in this thread or PM me. Even if you are reading this 5 or 10 years from now, let me know.

Back in 2011, the full song was available, for a short period, as a promotional free download or to be more precise, stream (and therefore download, same thing). If you somehow still have a copy of this, let me know.
Japanese Internet users commenting on the news of the promotional free download: http://ceron.jp/url/www.rmix.net/mus...3_music_s.html

The song appearing on an album is not an impossible event. There is a precedent: http://vgmdb.net/album/27643 M2.18 Yoko Shimomura [~R:MIX Stage from "MAOU TENSYOU": Main Theme / ~R:MIX舞台 「魔王転生 MAOUTENSYOU」より メインテーマ~]
This album contains a rare Shimomura song from the same relatively unknown Japanese-exclusive source (i.e. MAOUTENSYOU from the R:MIX organisation).

Bounty: I will pay you $5USD to your PayPal account if you can find this music file (proper full version, preferably the untouched original .swf) and send it to me, provided that at the time of the song-transferal, the song was not available on any album or any official paid download link. In general, this means the file is from your hard drive or someone else's. Furthermore, the $5 bounty also applies if you can lead me to, if for some reason I somehow missed/overlooked it, an official free download (has the author's i.e. Shimomura's, or those whom it may concern's permission), provided that this free download was available prior to the 19th of February, 2014. "Mere" information leading to the album (past or future), official paid download (past or future), or official free download (future) would of course be appreciated, I just can't pay ya.

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I am still looking for the Yoko Shimomura-composed vocal single:「荊の道」
Short sample available here: http://rmix.net/music/03_music_01.html

This song may appear in a (rare) future album or may be available (or already is available) as an official free download or paid download. If you know where I can find the full song, please post in this thread or PM me. Even if you are reading this 5 or 10 years from now, let me know.

Back in 2011, the full song was available, for a short period, as a promotional free download or to be more precise, stream (and therefore download, same thing). If you somehow still have a copy of this, let me know.
Japanese Internet users commenting on the news of the promotional free download: http://ceron.jp/url/www.rmix.net/mus...3_music_s.html

The song appearing on an album is not an impossible event. There is a precedent: http://vgmdb.net/album/27643 M2.18 Yoko Shimomura [~R:MIX Stage from "MAOU TENSYOU": Main Theme / ~R:MIX舞台 「魔王転生 MAOUTENSYOU」より メインテーマ~]
This album contains a rare Shimomura song from the same relatively unknown Japanese-exclusive source (i.e. MAOUTENSYOU from the R:MIX organisation).

Bounty: I will pay you $5USD $10USD to your PayPal account if you can find this music file (proper full version, preferably the untouched original .swf) and send it to me, provided that at the time of the song-transferal, the song was not available on any album or any official paid download link. In general, this means the file is from your hard drive or someone else's. Furthermore, the $5 bounty also applies if you can lead me to, if for some reason I somehow missed/overlooked it, an official free download (has the author's i.e. Shimomura's, or those whom it may concern's permission), provided that this free download was available prior to the 19th of February, 2014. "Mere" information leading to the album (past or future), official paid download (past or future), or official free download (future) would of course be appreciated, I just can't pay ya.
Well, in my quest to fulfill my own bounty and obtain Yoko Shimomura's "Ibara no Michi (Path of Roses)" song, I went through the trouble of grabbing the 魔王転生 MaouTensyou DVD but unfortunately, the situation was less than ideal. The song in context isn't exactly crystal clear and it is interrupted by sound effects and acting (well, it IS theater). I was expecting that but I was also hoping for a bonus jukebox menu or something, which there was not.

Since the song still doesn't seem to be released on an album, then we've only got the 30 second sample and the song, sort of complete, but with flaws (see above paragraph). On that note, I have uploaded both to my YouTube channel:

Yoko Shimomura / Ibara no Michi (Path of Roses) 30 Second Sample
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxhIOxrKgag
This is the same thing as on the website, but I figure that nobody knows about that website so I'll spread it/publicise it on YouTube so it gets more attention, somehow.

R:MIX / Maou Tenshou & Yoko Shimomura / Ibara no Michi (Path of Roses)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBLKCVi5qoI
Original content here probably since this DVD is rare as hell. Basically what you're watching is theater and the part I uploaded is somewhere about 3/4 into the story, from the beginning of the song to the end. There may or may not be spoilers but it's all in Japanese anyway.

Here's the credits and liner notes for the song:
作曲:下村陽子/編曲:MARS (i.e. Composition: Yoko Shimomura / Arrangement: MARS)
ヴォーカルアレンジ:太田光宏/ギター:MARS/作詞:町田誠也
歌:清田愛未・伊田恵美・岸川恭子・粋夏・軟鉄兄弟・MARS・堀川りょう
絶望はあらゆる形で勇者達に降り注ぎ、それでも残された命は立ち上がることを決める。 勝てることなど無いとわかっていても向かう先に信念があると信じて。

As for the DVD/play in general, I assume it's a story about good and evil, love and betrayal, war and peace etc... it's pretty long, 2+ hours.

Furthermore, I also got another two of R:MIX's DVDs: ストラルドブラグ 魔神邂逅 (Struldbruggs: Majin Kaikou) and 魔王降臨 Live Side and Evil Side (Maou Kourin). Both of which involve Yoko Shimomura (among other game musicians). I get the feeling all of these stories have a common link with a certain demon king.

The Maou Kourin DVD does have a nice little bonus: a 30 minute or so interview with Shimomura which may or may not already exist on YouTube and/or Nico Nico Video (Is Nico Nico even a thing in Japan anymore? They probably switched to YouTube by now à la Mixi/Facebook).

In any case, the everlasting search continues...
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