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"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."
- Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name
A First Time for Everything
Francis "Fermat's Last Theorem" Gayon Final Fantasy XIII | Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack
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Final Fantasy XIII marks the first numbered entry of the venerated franchise on the current console generation. It also marks the first time that Nobuo Uematsu does not make an appearance in a numbered game's soundtrack. Does Masashi Hamauzu's score live up to all the hype the game has been generating? Does the soundtrack live up to the level of musical excellence that Nobuo Uematsu had helped build for the past dozen entries?

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I'm going to make this update exceptionally short, because the soundtrack review in today's update is rather long. It was a rather difficult task to summarize the entire four-disc experience in a few paragraphs, especially when it's a Final Fantasy soundtrack. I actually had to hold back a little. I'm a bit nervous as this is my first soundtrack review. This also happens to be my first written music critique ever. Feel free to post in the forums about your own views on the soundtrack.

The Kimi ga Iru Kara remix is still inching along, rest assured.

In the next update, I shall present a solo cello piece that was requested by a reader and will be performed by him in a recital on March 11. After that, I shall resume with the rest Kain Vinosec's Final Fantasy IV EP, so keep posted.

Have a great weekend, guys!

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