Mayhem (18 years after)

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Arranged by:
FTC Remixer
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Composed by:
David Whittaker
Duration:
6:00
Released:
09/09/2001
All-Time charts position:
1913
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Reminds me a little of Lazy Jones! Never heard the original SID, never played the game, but I like this remix anyway. Added to my collection.
This is quite brilliant, its 95% original composition as the original SiD was very short and sweet, its mellow IDM similar to Aphex Twin and I love some of the synths here, nice work!
Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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More Vince Clarkiness from the master of the Clarke-ism. As usual beautiful lush sound, dry exciting electronic arps and rough synth-isms filtering into the distance. From 1:00 it gets disturbingly atonal though. Once again this is symptomatic of the chaotic strands running through FTCs work. At 1:30 asthmatic drums come in, the strings fade into a melange and the piece begins to feel very messy. At 3:30 a beautiful synth break comes back to asthmatic drums and synth, but less messy this time. Wait long enough and the messiness if back. Take your time, FTC. Master the piece you're on, and you have the ability to go far... Potentially great, but very messy.