Galactyforce (Go West-Edition)

Track info
Arranged by:
Putzi Veteran
Member:
Composed by:
Klaus Grøngaard (Link)
Duration:
4:42
Released:
04/01/2005
All-Time charts position:
1571
Story
The original tune is about 2 minutes, then starts again, so I had to do some ABBA in between (transposing parts by scale-shifting, which is not "authentic" ABBA-style ofcourse if you know what I talk about) to fill the gap until the track goes into the last variation. I personally like the "Schiller"-alike part best, which starts at 1:19, it was like always when searching for a different style, created by experimenting with sounds I did not expect to fit.

Why "Go West-Edition" ? The EQ-mastering setting in the midrange-part is partly taken from the sound of the PSB-cover version of this very song. Not completely, because then you would hear nothing than midrange and a nearly muted high-freq range.
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I found the EQ in this remix a little "oooyabugga! ". There are also some apparent doubling on the drum track and this is sometimes too much especially on the snare!
Nice effort at taking on a Link tune - the mixing needs some tweaking though and there's some padding out.
Very nice idea and arrangement. The mixing could be better.
It's nicely made, but it's a little on the bland side overall probably due to a lot of air and non happening between the melody sections.
Hmm. I feel nothing... Besides the flaws already spoken of... Nothing interesting here.
There's a focus on drums and percussions, but shortcomings in lead/melody!
Crystal clear mixing as always from Putzi. Like this.
I really like this, full of energy.
Very good remix, I like your mastering work sascha.... Good job!!!
Me like.
Great work! One of my favourites now
Nice beat!
Not bad, good arrangment and little boring than the original song ;-)
AWESOME!
Would have loved to have a heard a HUGE warm well chosen pad to accompany the fabulous synth lead when it kicks back in later in the mix! Just to make the hairs on my neck stand up a little prouder! This is still fat sounding mix though! Top stuff!:)
Yep, I definitely like this tune.
Putzi seldom dissapoints. A bit weak beginning, but picks up pretty fast.
This tune sounds like I believe it to "sound" in another galaxy, cool and variational
I like the old-skool instruments choice and style, but the muddy mixing spoils it all.
Review by DHS
04/01/2005

Technique

Artistic skill

Nostalgia factor

Overall rating

-Technically is very very good: every sound is well placed, both positionally and dynamically. Some sounds have too much stereo presence for my tastes, but that's probably only me.
-Sounds are generally very good, with the only exception of the toybox at the start that's terrible.
-Dunno if this is a 1:1 conversion. In that case, it should please the purists between us (except the ones with allergy to unz-unz, but that's a their problem, not your).
-Lasting appeal: as i said, it has nearly nothing negative in my POV, except for the fact it leaves me a cold feeling, maybe because it features no memorable moments (and that may be a flaw of the sid, dunno).

At the end, in my point of view, it doesn't deserves all those average votes. But tastes are tastes.
Review by chocky
11/01/2005

Technique

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Overall rating

This is a review not as a remix, but as a stand-alone track. i haven't ever heard the original, but as a piece of music in its own right, this track is almost awesome, but for one critical failing. It's got a great sound, juicy fat bass and a very effective emotional buildup from the beginning to the end. But it has this one critical failing.

The track is too short. It builds up very nicely, raising the temperature and quickly breaking down between the 1:49 and the 3:21 mark when the awesome synth surges back in. This extended buildup sustains the pace and the keeps the anticipation high. The whole thing meshes extremely well and several neat musical themes are deftly introduced. Cutting the whole drum part at 3:06 expertly pushes the temperature that bit higher in anticipation of the return of the melody line introduced originally at 1:03. But then only a minute or so into this almost euphoric synth it starts the fade out! Why?! It was so good, why stop there?

As i wrote, Putzi introduces the musical themes up until the fadeout point very skillfully, but the fade out leaves them all unresolved. I really think it needs at least another 3 or 4 minutes to bring in the sounds and melodies from the initial buildup and blend them in with the main synth line from 1:03 and 3:21. The piece really needs to see them reintroduced and resolved before the end. At the moment, this track is like a mountain with a sheer drop on the far side: you go up the mountain and see an amazing view, and then you fall of the other side and die

Remembering that I haven't ever heard the original, consider my Nostalgic vote just an average of the whole. And I had to decide whether to count the Technical and Artistic Impressions as being measured for the track as a whole (which is missing its second half) or for the part we have, which is awesome.

I couldn't decide. So please ignore the scores in the box and pay attention here: if this is all there will ever be to this track, I'm desperately sorry because it just leaves me feeling cheated, like an incredibly hot girl who takes you back to her flat, lets you take a shower and then kicks you out. I've been there, I know what it's like, and if this is the case, I can't ever listen to it again. If, on the other hand Putzi is going to finish it off and leave me relaxed and happy, then I'll have to give it a massive score.

Situation 1 (go home empty handed): 40%, and I'm really angry
Situation 2 (go home the next morning): 90%, and I'll come back that evening for another helping