Suicide Express

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Arranged by:
BaR Veteran
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Composed by:
Antony Crowther
Duration:
4:20
Released:
03/05/2003
All-Time charts position:
968
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Truly fucking great work. Well done! Very well done!
Probably good, but absolutely not my genre!
You took a good sid and made it great. Atmospheric and moody, it fades in and out of your consciousness but doesn't leave your memory. One of my favourites.
Review by rafael
03/05/2003

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From the current batch of remixes, this one by BaR seemed to inspire me the most really. Ok, most people know that I'm a big fan of trance and dance orientated tracks (yes, in spite of my own work!) and actually, this sounds a lot like the Blade Runner trance mix from the charts a few years back.

The instruments usd are typical trance sets, yet they're implemented well and there is a dance-y atmosphere there for sure. Judging from the overall sound, well, it sounds a little like a pure Reason mix, which is not a bad thing - a great tool I haven't used myself before though.

Antony Crother's original Sid tune has been ported nicely, regardless of it's simple melody and it brings out the best flavour. All in all, I think I can sum up this remix like this: If you like trance stuff, download it. There's no big effects, no overwhelming oooh moments, the remix is just nice, nothing more and nothing less. Which is ok, because I'm in the mood for it. Nice work BaR.
Review by datucker
03/05/2003

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I'm impressed! This mix is good. Nice and gentle sounds with different effects which create a nice laid-back sphere. There's no overkill of sounds mixed together: the mix is quite plain and simple despite of the variety of sounds that is used in the mix. That is what makes it worth to listen to. However the snaredrums in this mix could have been a little more punchy, this remix is a great job done by BaR!
Review by craigg
03/05/2003

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With Crowther's original being a big old Blade Runner rip-off this track rather fits in the 'cover of a cover' category, but is none the worse off for it. Taking a squarely trance/dancefloor approach, BaR's remix comes off like an accomplished Vangelis 12".

The lead, which was harsh and hair-raising in Crowther's original, has been toned down, and sits comfortably alongside a fairly standard set of trance sounds. While lacking anything to truly dazzle, BaR's mix is nonetheless catchy and extremely listenable, with pleasant sounds throughout and an incessant beat to keep you engrossed.
Review by Tas
06/05/2003

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Not quite the approach i would have expected for suicide express, a mellow trance experience. Very reminiscent to some of the work from Enigma without maybe the heavy beat.

Exceptionally well produced and very inventive and creative. Purists will hate, music lovers will love it!

I, well i love it!
Review by eliot
17/05/2003

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While in the early 80ies the C-64 musicians were not able to create neat instruments and effects, the most tunes of this time renders somehow lifeless. In my opionion it's much harder to remix such a tune.
BaR did an exceptional good job and a very creative and inspired attempt, also the technical approach is very good. There is nothing negative to write, only the last kick is missing to vote for outstanding.
Review by tomsk
11/10/2003

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Most professional and most pleasing to listen to. What suprised me most is that this really isn't my type of music, but the whole package is so sweetly put together it's difficult not to like it. The backing in particular, stands out for me as a high point of the tune. This could have easily been 'overdone' and spoiled the mix, but it's perfectly placed, with varying effects so not to become tedious.
Suicide express like you're never likely to hear it done again - and if you don't like trance type music, have no fear. It's quite mellow and melodic despite the style suggesting otherwise - I think you'll enjoy it as much as I.