Trash Course Remix

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Trash Course Remix
Arranged by:
CZ Tunes Veteran
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Composed by:
Richard Bayliss
Duration:
3:49
Released:
09/09/2009
All-Time charts position:
2501
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Hi!

Here is my new remix from Sledgie's  new C64 game TRASH COURSE.

Original track by Richard Bayliss.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your vote.

Nice greets

CZ-Tunes

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Standard CZ Tunes remix. Good execution, but too by the numbers to really rock my world.
It's okay, but doesn't really set the world on fire. It's also a bit by numbers, like Makke said.
Pleasant enough trance tune.
It's ok, not as good as the gold quest one though which I liked.
Like Makke said.
Good Work CZ Tunes.
Very pleasant, good one.
Nice stuff!
Review by Mr P.
17/04/2011

Technique

Artistic skill

Nostalgia factor

Overall rating

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By and large, it's quite a solid remix, but lacking some creative touches to really stick out.
Oh yeah, I love the tune. But my liking stems basically from the original SID and not this remake.

While being good enough to bring back some nostalgic feelings, it does little to enhance the original. The instruments could have been chosen better, especially the leads which sound fairly dull and feeble to me (I would even prefer those of the original).
The drums are decent, however, and the beat pattern is slightly more varied, which is a good thing.
The intro part is a great additon, too, and the outro rounds it all off nicely.
You can also notice some added effects that give the tune a bit more depth. These are all on the positive side.

The structure of the remix follows a traditional pattern without any surprise, but that's okay with me. Mixing is up to CZ standards, too.

Quite strangely, the connective parts (bridges) somehow just sound better and more pronounced in the original.
An even bigger problem is that the remix totally lacks any kind of climax!
From 2:40, for example, you would expect things to rev up a little, but all you get is the repeat of the 1:20-1:50 passage...
It's also disappointing to realize that the higher-pitched variation of the melody line (from 3:05 to 3:20 in the original SID) is totally left out, for who know why.
Another possible solution to this flatness could have been the inclusion of lines from subtune 5 of the SID (0:47 to 1:30). That would have made a pretty nice and dynamic finish for sure.

So, to sum up, it's a good remix but nothing special or brilliant.
There is so much unfulfilled potential in this tune that I would love to see either CZ tunes or anyone else give it another try. For I believe this SID could be turned into a powerful hit by adding new instruments, tempo changes, melodic variations or other such ideas.
But without them, unfortunately, it just goes along smoothly for that 3 and a half minutes, and although sounding quite fine, it never really kicks in.
I can't help but feel that I've been left a bit unsatisfied, mainly because the remix doesn't show many signs of extra inspiration or vigour compared to the original. And that's exactly what Makke called too by the numbers in his shout.

Anyway, I must thank CZ tunes for digging this one out, as it is the only remix of this great SID tune here.
Yet, for the above mentioned reasons I can't give it any better than a Good overall rating.