Converting to Islam
- Mar 23, 2006
I think the new theme sounds crap and I think this because it sounds like every other Dark Souls 3 song. They're all the same.
It's like what happened to Jeremy Soule after his very good TA and his decent TES3 OSTs.
The original soundtrack is full of flaws. It's so real and... Adventurous. Exciting. It uses many different techniques and yet remains tonally consistent. This isn't true for the remake for me. It's all been sent through a ... A filter. To make it "better." Now it's polished and shiny. But like with a gem, a beautifully polished artificial gem is worth a lot less than naturally mined gem with inclusions and imperfections.
The Japanese have always known that it's imperfections that draw the eye to that which is beautiful, and that help break up the monotony. In that sense this new remake is a complete failure.
If you look at Chinese and Japanese art, it's obvious that the orientals have a tendency to put a lot of emphasis on what's "between the lines". Ancient oriental paintings have an aproximate approach to detail as if they were trying to put more emphasis on what's "beyond" the visible form of things.
Westerners by contrast seem to put more emphasis on the exterior, on formal perfection which at the highest level can also be divine, to wit the works of Bach, but when it's done by lesser hands it feels contrived in an all "too human" kinda of way.