BraveStarr (Subtune 2)

Track info
Arranged by:
FTC Remixer
Member:
Composed by:
David Whittaker
Duration:
2:26
Released:
24/08/2001
All-Time charts position:
2411
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Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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The usual FTC ambience is present and correct here in this cover of what's one of Dave Whittaker's odder arpeggio-driven tunes. Some nice piano lead over the arpeggios, and a nice breakbeat make this a pleasant-sounding but odd cover, but somehow it sounds chaotic. This is perhaps because sounds chop and change very quickly, and some sounds which should sustain a lot longer and fade off are just cut. It makes the sound very confusing, because sounds disappear just when the ear is beginning to like them. A chance is missed throughout the entire tune to have a really warm single bass note, (notoriously hard from a sound module) underpinning the beginning of the tune: something to really rattle the windows. This would have made the beginning a lot less brittle and warm. Wistful, but also confusing and choppy. Still worth the download.