Chimera

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Arranged by:
Boz Veteran
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Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
3:45
Released:
16/07/2000
All-Time charts position:
2213
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I love those 1st generation remixes. Everything is so clear and simple. Not quite as good as Abbott's version, but still yummie!
Very SID2MIDI-ish, but quite enjoyable. I'm guessing it's an early version of the one on Karma64. The instruments sound rather dry here, it could use some better mixing.
Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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Hey, there's SID in them thar tune. Essentially this one is a hyped up SID in XM (no small achievement, I guess). 100% accurate, with some nice extra tracks and SFX doing the business. Although the swirls lack some of the fluidity of the SID (mostly because Rob didn't retrigger the ADSR envelope when he was doing them, whereas here Boz is forced to use individual notes), the whole cover hangs together and conveys the SID nicely. Not the ultimate Chimera cover, but satisfying and accurate, and therefore soul-satisfying. And it must have been a BUGGER to do those swirls. A soul-satisfying treatment of one of Rob's more unusual tunes.