Jan Morgenstern - Rubicon (Main Titles)

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Duration:
5:34
Released:
26/09/2003
All-Time charts position:
812
Score:
84%
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This is AWSOME!!!! :D
Great remix of an amazing original SID! Added to my collection.
I know this version since ages and I loooove it, but never wrote down some words about it, shame on me, good job, Jan!
A good moment
Outstanding remix!:)
Brilliant rendition. Excellent mastering. Slightly tame leads - I wish it was less static, and had even more staccato on the staccato notes (wot?).
Review by rafael
03/10/2003

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Well done Jan, this is an interesting and cool introduction from the Morgenstern. I've always bee a sucker for MoN work and this version brings out that flavour of the original Rubicon title track. In particular, the perky chords and the very reminiscent drums and bass do the track justice. Only gripe I have is that it's a little too long, less would have been more here. I like your work, keep it up buddy.
Review by prism_emf
10/03/2005

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Very good, one of the most pleasing remixes here. The only gripes I have are with the sound design -- the basic chord hits need a lot more life, try for example some keypress-triggered pwm modulation, should fatten up the sound. That way you might get away with the thin (authentic) lead sound you're using now -- in this one the lead gets lost in the mix.

Thumbs up for not going wild with the reverb like 90% of the remixers on here!
Review by quinch
15/10/2005

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Let me start off by saying that Jan Morgenstern's "Rubicon" was a hair's breadth away from being deleted from my computer before I even finished listening to it. The beginning sounded rather unimpressive, opening up with an upbeat, but rather simplistic percussion rhythm, and the hit-and-run interjection of the melody didn't do wonders for my opinion either. And thus, as my finger was hovering over the "Delete" button, thinking this is another remix that was all cork and no pop, the song hit the minute-twenty mark, the main melody kicked in and the song took off like a cartoon coyote.

Once the song gets going, it *stays* going; it goes full out with the melody, background instruments and percussion, sometimes one yielding territory to the other two, such as the solo between 1:55 and 2:26 marks, but altough the intensity of the song varies from one part to another, it doesn't, at any point, fade. The final conclusion is that, with a masterful use of both the instruments and original melody, and enough flourish and improvisation to rise the original while staying true to it, this is a tone well worth listening until the end.

Just remember not to set Winamp to loop. Trust me on that one.