Terra Cresta Remix

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Arranged by:
Razmo Veteran
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Composed by:
Martin Galway
Duration:
4:03
Released:
21/02/2004
All-Time charts position:
425
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What can I say... It's a 4/4 version of an otherwise exelent 3/4 tune by Galway... I tried to catch the feeling of a gigantic robot assembling in the beginning, as the original game is also about robots. The Robot talk was done with a demo version of Fruity Loops.
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Fuck'n brilliant, I don't care if it gots a 3/4 or 4/4 mesure...
This is one kickin', awesome, polished tune. It's in my top 5 of around 500 remixes I have. On a par with the original.
Yeah!!!
Must say that the transaction between 3/4 and 4/4 sounds confusing the first times you listen to it. But the remix is sooo sweet :-) Maybe not "heavy" enough for my taste, but enough trancy :-)
At first I didn't like it, must be the tempo changes.. But it grew on me and I'm loving it now!
Awesome song, I am sure I will enjoy it even in last my hours;), this is music I want to hear
Gibt besseres. Grade von Terra Cresta.
Fresh!
This is perhaps your best remix Razmo. Love it!:)
Can you believe.. All this time and ive never voted? ... Woops.. Still its my favorite version of terra and my favorite of raz's remix's.
Ab fab!!
Sounds more like turrican than terra cresta, but its ok as a dancy jarre-ish remix.
Review by lagerfeldt
28/02/2004

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It's not that often a remix is on par with the original, often missing essential ingredients of the original in terms of atmosphere, groove, etc.

It's extremely rare to see a remix improve on the original, or add original elements that can stand alone.

I feel Razmo's remix of Terra Cresta is one of those very rare occasions.

It succeeds in terms of both atmosphere, technical merit, and especially originality.

The robotic intro speak is a real nice touch that sets the scene right away, and builds up perfectly for the first introduction of the main beat.

My favourite parts are actually not in the original SID, at 1:49 min. & 3:11 min., a new theme by Razmo that really rocks my socks off. Yeah!

Mixing is excellent with nice balancing, though a tad too much reverb and slightly muddy eq makes clarity suffer a bit, compared to commercial quality, mind you..

More please!

This deserves a much higher ranking!
Review by larsec
02/03/2004

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I have special ties to Galway's original of this tune. I am not one of those people who believes you should necisarilly hold true to the original when making a remix... But to me Terra Cresta is one of the rythmicly most brilliant SIDs I have ever heard. So to hear Razmo take that rythm and totally disregard it, exchanging the 3/4 measurement for a 4/4 and then not change the rythm of the lead the same way... It makes the melody sound totally chaotic and random. To me it sounds like he has no idea what he is doing, as if he doesn't know the original is 3/4 measurement. This might not be true, but that is what it sounds like...
If you like that sort of thing I suppose this would be a good remix, but when you hold such a high opinion of the original because of the rythm, this remix is just awful...
So eventhough it's nice to see someone trying to experiment with this SID I feel this remix is a total failure...

On an ending note: Razmo's original additions, however, are brilliant, I love them... I think he should take those and make an original track based around those...
Review by Kenz
04/03/2004

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After hearing this remix I just couldn't resist putting finger to keyboard and tapping in some enthusing about this fantastic reworking of Galway's mighty Terra Cresta title theme.

Razmo has delivered a pounding remix with a solid beat that always induces foot-tapping from me, superb atmospheric sound effects and cool vocoded speech (which I always enjoy hearing injected into remixes). There's some nice Jarre-esque noises in this mix too which also gets the thumbs up from me (as I'm a huge Jarre fan).

It's always nice when a remixer produces something that does justice to the original SID tune and Razmo has hit the nail firmly on the head with this baby. This comes close to surpassing the Back in Time 2 mix of this tune which I've always thought was be the definitive remix of the track - and that's saying something!

Very nice work Razmo, I look forward to hearing more remixes from you.
Review by recd
26/12/2007

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its good and i dont want write too much.