c64Thalamusik (from Sanxion)

Arranged by: Ferrara (act)   Veteran
Member: Tony Caven (ferrara) (member)
Original composer: Rob Hubbard
Tune length: 5:55
Release date: 12/02/2001
All-Time rank: 2718.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org


REVIEW BY Chris Abbott (23/01/2003)

Ah, Thalamusik. The classic tune. Tough to cover, with listeners demanding a high standard of Sanxion... The beginning is promising, drums are tinny but purposeful, there's some effective filtered gated synth, and the bass works. However, the main leads are awful, and effectively kill the remix for me. The breaks in the piece are imaginatively done, if lacking in dynamics, and the difficult impossible-to-replicate-without-the-sid bits have been done well (with the SID lurking in there). The first whiney solo bit has been done justice thanks to suitably whiny instruments and that ever-present gated-synth effect. The second difficult bit doesn't knock me out: it's unsubtle, though it's not the worst rendition of this piece I've heard: far from it. The last solo at the end of the piece is a disappointment: the lead is just the wrong sound. It's not whiney, it's not vibrato, and it just doesn't convey that scrapey desperate sound that the SID conveys. Better leads would have given this a 7.5.
Technical Impression: 4
Artistic Impression: 4
Nostalgic Impression: 3
Overall: 4

REVIEW BY brd_trsi (28/05/2004)

A good version of Hubbard's best tune. Lacks a little something on the drum department (sounds like there's only one loop playing), decent choices on the synth sounds, especially the "vibrato lead" that start at 2:00 sounds VERY good (= SID-esque)! Definately worth a download.
Technical Impression: 5
Artistic Impression: 5
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 5

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