Maindrian - Times of Lore (Retro Remix)

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Arranged by:
Maindrian Veteran
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Original SID:
Original composed by:
Martin Galway
Duration:
4:22
Released:
13/03/2003
All-Time charts position:
1831
Score:
75%
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Good song choice, technically good rendition! Only the spirit of the original SID got lost somewhere on the way.
Its good but not to good to stay in my play list
Review by Tas
16/03/2003

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Oh! i really like this, it's a novel approach to a remix. While there are obvious floors to this remix in the production department, and with that little more knowledge or effort in this area we'd have a stunning piece of work.

The piece is what could be closely compaired to early 70's Mike Oldfield. Infact i wonder if Maindrain actually took inspiration from Mikes early work for this remix. I'm not saying this because of the guitar playing, but because of some very distinct rifts and styles what could be compaired to Oldfield himself.

I like this raw sound alot, the unapologetic nature of it's unpolished feel just adds to what the piece is all about. I doubt many will agree with my review as the style is very much an aquired taste. But at least for me i regard the remix very highly.
Review by LaLa
04/04/2003

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It starts in a style that I like to call enhanced SID. Then it transforms
into an acoustic affair with plenty of nice guitars, which makes the remix
very organic, very human. It's a nice piece of work for sure, somewhat
reminiscent of early Mike Oldfield, but it has a missing ingredient. I don't
know what, but the lack of it dampens my enthusiasm towards this remix. Maybe
because nothing else is really supporting those guitars. Or because the final
mixing feels unpolished. Nevertheless, it's quite pleasant.
Review by immacolata
09/04/2003

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Anyone familiar with Maindrians works will recognize that he likes guitars. But in his Dragon's Lair and Star Lifter remixes, he uses electronic guitar. Not so in Times of Lore. Beginning is pure sid, then swiftly he goes into a subdued guitar. A simple yet beautiful song, as the original, very mellow and in my opinion, a refreshing change from the many techno/dance inspired remixes out there.