Zak McKracken (IK (mix^2))

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Zak McKracken (IK (mix^2))
Arranged by:
DjLizard Remixer
Member:
Composed by:
M. Kane & C. Grigg
Duration:
3:09
Released:
14/12/2000
All-Time charts position:
2139
Story
Lotto! Cashcards! Elvis! Oh my! This game, man. I love how stupid it is. Well, it's stupid in a smart way. So is my remix. Er...
  • Used all instruments from my International Karate mix (hence IK (mix^2))
Zak McKracken (IK (mix^2))
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Wrong note in the melody ruins it.
Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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Sample, Hold, Cup of Tea, Lie down... Everything about this cover is powerful except for the lead, which is far too twee and dry. The filtered synth is great, the production is good, the sample/hold synth maintains the interest, the drums are punchy, and the whole sound is generally interesting. That lead needs work though. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you feel), it only occurs once, the rest of the time being taken up by 12' mix segments. It works well, though a bit of melody wouldn't go amiss... Abupt ending though: did they kill Zak or something? Worthwhile download for meatiness.
Review by putzi
30/01/2003

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Some patterns from Zak, some IK, plus a stomping disco beat. Easy creation, but it got some nice sounds. Sound quality is not that good. A summary of the melodies you remember from both games. Sounds phat in disco terms.