Ace II

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Arranged by:
Philip Bak Veteran
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Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
5:19
Released:
04/07/2018
All-Time charts position:
735
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Is getting better and better the longer it gets!
Nice with another Phil tune! Some good elements in this one - keeps you on the edge.
Goooooood!
Review by LaLa
04/07/2018

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I am somewhat conflicted by this remix. On one hand it has a high level of craftsmanship, showcasing many things (instrumentation, effects, breaks, etc.) modern professional productions tend to have. On the other hand, it feels to me like an ambitious project that falls short of delivering all the goods, especially when it comes to the arrangement. For example: awesome intro, it really got me going! But after the quick break at 0:35 it just continues on in the same style - I sort of expected an explosion of sound at that point. In fact, at 0:56 it adds some brass that sounds cheesy to me. But I kept waiting and hoping - until about 1:30 into the tune when I finally realized this just won't evolve any further. Which is a pity. What's there is unquestionably solid and enjoyable. Its style frequently reminds me of The Alan Parsons Project. But even after listening to it several times, in the back of my mind I just keep wondering: this could've been so much more...