Ocean Loader 3 (21st Century SID Remix)
Ok!! Here's me revisiting one of my favourite pieces of SID music from back in the day.
The more observant amongst you will have spotted 2 OL3 remixes released by me on the same day. I've been playing with the tune a lot lately and
I felt the need in this version to stick to some of the 'OLD' rules & restrictions that were there when I originally wrote it on the C64 back in '86.
Although, I did break a few too...
Rules Broken: 1). There are more than 3 voices, (obviously). 2). Just a couple of licks & stings are polyphonic
The rest is written using monophonic voices. I wanted to recapture some of the original with single voices bouncing all over the place. So. the main
lead-voice is SID (all 3 voices at once with a little post fx). Same goes for some of the other voices and there's even some trilling in there.
Hope you like it....
REVIEW BY LaLa (02/10/2011)It's always a pleasure to hear remixes done by the authors of the original SIDs, and this one is no exception.
I'll be honest, I was a little apprehensive when listening to this remix the first time, but once I've read Peter's comments on this remix it suddenly made sense to me: the monophonic instruments, the arpeggios, the analogue warmth - all of it.
Oh, and I absolutely love the drums on this one!
Well done, sir, and thank you for this gem!
REVIEW BY CookieMonster64 (06/10/2011)Like those before me, (LaLa and Iconoclast), I didn't get this the first or second time through. There's a lot going on in this remix and you don't hear it all at once. Now, I can't stop listening to see if there's more in there I still haven't heard. I wasn't old enough to have heard the original playing on a C64 and discovered it about 5 years ago. Love the original and Love this!
Mathe shouts: Very cool!
_steve_ shouts: Starts a little "knight rider" and then just lets rip. Nice instrumentation - great energy :)
chilli_uk shouts: Now both are awesome - one question - can you do Denarius next - an awesome tune? Your kicking butt at the moment
Hex Madroom shouts: I totally felt like LaLa - "apprehensive" at first listen - and after reading the explanation it's like I have a new set of ears. :D
Poppykuk shouts: Love both your new remixes both brill cannot choose which I like most!!
Palin shouts: The tunes is not one of my favourites but it was my first 64 tune back in the days, with Basket Master
Staticborris shouts: Sounds great, really nice fast paced feel to the track. Great work :)
Dees Productions shouts: Now, this just blew my mind back to the days in one heck of an excellent way! Sounds so fat and fast!
NecroPolo shouts: Sorry I can't be objective, this melody always gets me into the mood ----> :) Nice remix all the way!
omoroca shouts: It's a little thin, like those old '97 MIDIs! Aside from that, quite nice to listen to!
MattMaybee shouts: Yep!! Nailed it! Kept the feel of the original and added to it. But I suppose if anyone should get this right, you should
The Real Deaders shouts: Top tune!
Musoman shouts: Wow! Remix by the original composer. Fat, fast and does keep the old sid feel. Great remix
Unzen shouts: Man, nostalgia trip time! Back to the days when we had to wait MINUTES for a game to load. And back luck if you died within 5 seconds when the game actually started - lol. A great nod back to a time when tape was the media of choice....
hillsman shouts: I really like it, but the original SID is actually meatier and more fulfilling. Easily in the Top 10 best ever SIDs for me.
datucker shouts: Great remix although it sounded a bit general midi-sh to me the first time (drumtracks). But a pleasure to listen to!
Pandarific shouts: Love the pace, makes for a really good listen
Gavindi shouts: Straight, clean mix with some odd instrumentation that feels awkward.
loz shouts: Like this remix, maybe a bit standardized