Lightforce (Existenz Mix)

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Arranged by:
MistaDistah Remixer
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Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
8:15
Released:
22/04/2001
All-Time charts position:
1179
Story
This is a remix of Rob Hubbard's original great tune. The movie-thematic intro/outro is taken from David Cronenbergs great movie Existenz. Since Existenz is about people loosing themselves in a gameworld, I thought it fit very well and gave some additional depth to the song.
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The tune that started my thirst to remix.. And the one I owe such a debt too.. Even if it is slightly ear to midi ^^
Very cool when you know the movie! Added to my collection.
Some weird instrument choices here, I realise you're going for a theme but it doesn't really suit.
Review by Chris Abbott
23/01/2003

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'You didn't get here in time! My game is dead. You murdered my game!' What does this have to do with Lightforce? -bing- who answered 'nothing'? You're correct!! But what of the rest of the cover. Odd chord stabs on what sounds like a murdered banjo don't inspire confidence. At 0:30 the Lightforce riff strikes up, accompanied by an ascending (and quite painful) siren type sound. When a drum fill strikes up, you expect a breakbeat to kick in, but all you get is a wooden kick/snare combination. All in all, a painful cover to listen to. The nice pads are generally overlaid by an overuse of filter resonance which overshadows any pleasant feelings you get from this, the lead is pretty boring, the bass isn't a patch on the SID, and there's an irritating typing noise throughout. Lightforce is difficult to make unpalatable if you get the tune right, but this one manages to make it audibly annoying. Plus the whole thing seems to have been lifted from my MIDI file, as witnessed by the single note riff at 6:30 and elsewhere throughout the tune, which in my MIDI file were orchestral stabs. Way to make my MIDI file crap, Mista. Extremely irritating. Plus marks off for cribbing my MIDI file without credit.
Review by tomsk
11/10/2003

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I luv Lightforce me ! Reet luv it. Which I why I felt compelled to write this review of one of my favorite sids. If you took all of the good stuff out of this mix and cut it down to a more respectable length then I don't think this would be half bad. As it is, it's certainly not unlistenable - there are well done bits, but not enough to make this a smiley i'm afraid. I have to pick on the drums in particular which do sound...well, crap.
Most of the synth in this tune is quite good, but the remix element (i.e. the original non Hubbard bits) sound like they were thrown in as an after thought.
A shame really. Oh, and the samples at the beginning/end add nothing - perhaps another after thought ? Loose the midi stuff and get more creative MistaDistah, I'm sure you'll crack it in the end, as there does seem to be potential there.