Ocean Loader v4 mongoloid mix

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Composed by:
Jonathan Dunn
Duration:
2:31
Released:
31/07/2001
All-Time charts position:
3788
Story
This is crap sorry... was made in a couple of hours just to get the .sid out of my head.

I'd really like to make a proper version, 'cos the tune itself is a killer.
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There are other good remixes of this tune, but I like the lead sounds in this one here. Added to my collection.
'This is crap sorry... '? Why the heck did you publish it then? What did you expect?:)
I second that. If you're not pleased with the remix - just don't publish it.
Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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After years of being ignored, Ocean Loader V4 gets a few covers at last. A smooth, expressionless but relatively well played lead conveys the melody accurately, and the choice of instruments is reminiscent of OMD. Some nice arp burbling adds some much needed variety. A bit of modulation on the lead and/or pitch bend would have worked wonders though. It's the musical equivalent of reading from a telephone directory. It's accurate, sure, but there's not a lot of individual expression there. Having said that, this is a cover that's had work and time put into it, and it conveys the tune accurately: there's some nice string work, the occasional sid sample (the boing at the beginning, which the arranger realised wasn't reproducible on any other synth). It's very pleasant, and sounds nice. Not earth-shattering, but if you like the tune you might as well download it, though the deadness of the lead may kill it for you, since the natural emotion in the SID lead's modulation is gone. Good, but unexciting.
Review by beldin
21/02/2003

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The biggest drawback of this remix is, the chosen lead instrument is a pain to listen to, although the tune is only two and a half minutes long. I find the rest of the chosen instrumentation questionable, too. In addition to the lead, the dominant and monotonous drum'n'bass is a headache-guarantee. And I would prefer if I could enjoy more of the things in the background. The arranger should have put more emphasis on the background.