Octupus Tea - Ocean Loader 4 (Beneath the Current)

Track info
Arranged by:
Octupus Tea Newcomer
Member:
Original SID:
Original composed by:
Also check out:
Duration:
3:16
Released:
26/10/2021
All-Time charts position:
2553
Score:
70%
Story

This song is heavily inspired by two games, Platypus and Aquaball. Soundtracks in Platypus are mostly C64 remixes, and it's the game that has led me here. Aquaball, on the other hand, inspired the style of this song.

 

My first impression of Ocean Loader 4 is the remix by Chris Abbott, from an oceanic stage in Platypus. All the things there happen above sea level, and the music is really fitting. Aquaball has nothing to do with C64 songs, but the vivid music style depicts the under-the-sea game scene very well. So I started imagining and humming the song if Ocean Loader 4 was accompanied by sea creatures, and finally made the song a reality.

 

Hope you all enjoy this way-out-there version of Ocean Loader 4.

Listen
Vote
Shouts
I really enjoy the minimalistic feel and instrument selection
At first I thought it was a little shallow but then found the light approach really worked, a lovely and interesting remix.
Review by LaLa
26/10/2021

Technique

Artistic skill

Nostalgia factor

Overall rating

Welcome to the Commodore remix community!

A nice, minimalist arrangement which would be fitting as the soundtrack to a kids toy. Nice touch with the waves sample (ocean loader - I get it 😉).

The mix sounds too dry, I think adding some reverb would've helped create a better aquatic atmosphere. But not bad for a first remix, not bad at all!