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Review by LMan (11/09/2015)

Wow just wow. A very powerful take on powerdrift with a surprising twist in the middle, quoting two other famous SID tunes, allowing to take a breath before the energetic main arrangement resumes. Just fantastic.
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Review by LMan (11/09/2015)

The remix does the original justice, except the high pitched filtered synth which is the backbone of the SID, while here it is replaced with a thin saw sound. However the bridge at 2:02 is spot on and together with the finale makes up for it. Overall a very cool remix, almost outstanding!
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Review by LMan (11/09/2015)

Taking on a classic like "Compleeto" is no easy task, and the SIDrip Alliance has done an impressive job in capturing the SID's unique spirit, while adding a lot of own ideas to it. Technically flawless, hugely enjoyable. Hats off!
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Review by LMan (28/09/2010)

The overall arrangement, which closely follows the original's, does not go along well with the dancefloor beat, making it sound out-of-place. Re-arraning and omitting parts of it might be a good idea. In fact the bass track is barely audible, and the beat kind of lacks the boom and punch. This remix could be improved a lot merely by proper mixing and mastering.
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Review by LMan (09/11/2009)

Dramatically underrated classic synth remix of a classic SID tune. Don't be fooled by the upload date, this is a piece of c64 remixing history from pre remix.kwed.org times.

Apart from a careful arrangement and instrument selection, this remix features a pure reverence for Hubbard's masterpiece, but at the same time isn't afraid to enhance even further. Nearly a decade old, this still competes with the best.

It's beautiful.
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Review by LMan (09/11/2009)

Reminiscent of 80s pure synth productions, which is nice. More careful work could have been done on the sound selection, especially regarding the drums.

Also, a couple of surprises in the arrangement to spice it up would have been nice.

Enjoyable!
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Review by LMan (02/06/2008)

Interesting approach, although it's kind of overdone with the bit-crushing and distortion: it initially might make you wonder if the destroyed sound was intentional or an unfortunate accident during the mixdown.

The second part from 2:48 onwards finds a better balance between distortion and distinguishable sounds: it doesn't try to do everything at the same time.

Overall, I would love to hear this with better execution and smarter use of the distortion effects. Thumbs up for daring something out-there with the oft-remixed Comic Bakery.
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Review by LMan (10/12/2007)

Funny idea and vocals, thumbs up for that. Could be much better if the guitars were properly tuned to match the harmonica.

Speaking of the harmonica: additionally to being off tune with the main guitar, it sounds very harsh and piercing in the mix with too much treble.

Overall good effort with weak points in the production department.
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Review by LMan (24/02/2007)

Parts of this arrangement are absolutely fantastic, others are a bit dissapointing. For instance, the guitar part at 1:43 should be much more bassy heavy (Rammstein esque), maybe an octave lower.

Some of the melody variations don't seem to work very well, because the original arrangement is so powerful - kind of disappointed anticipation.

Still - very good effort, only so close from being really outstanding.
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Review by LMan (02/02/2007)

Bonus score for really great fun! This would work great as a soundtrack for a cheesy 80s Turrican movie. There's a great technical flaw though - the bass track is barely audible, or at times seems inaudible.

Advise: have someone help you do a proper mix / master of this tune, and this would be a real real winner!
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Review by LMan (01/02/2007)

Once again, Dafunk completely lives up to his name: this is pure funk. In this great arrangement, Dafunk combines old-school with modern elements, and includes bits and parts of the original SID sound here and there. Truly impressive!
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Review by LMan (01/02/2007)

Mostly well produced, but it seems to me that emptiness in the arrangement is attempted to be concealed by over-use of reverb. Still, pretty enjoyable bouncy tune.
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Review by LMan (01/02/2007)

Starts off lounge-esque, great ambience, choice of instruments and effects. Fantastic saxophone part.

Then, it suddenly morphs into a (rather ordinary) dance tune, and after a while back again. Flawless, professional production.
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Review by LMan (01/02/2007)

Very high marks on the artistic and technical scale, no doubt about the professionality behind this remix. On the other hand, it is also quite hard to enjoy - this is sophisticated music, not fit for casual listening.
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Review by LMan (29/03/2006)

Top notch vocals as usual by Visa Röster, and Larsec's style is distinctive in the arrangement. Technically, this piece is flawless.

On the other hand, I would really really appreciate if there were some lyrics for the melodies, and I would not mind if it was in english, or in swedish or any other language I don't understand; the point is, lyrics would add a lot of personality and texture to the singing.

Without doubt Visa Röster have the finest vocalists in the whole scene, it's a shame all we get to hear from them is "Ooooohs" and "Aaaahs", if you know what I mean. :-)
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Review by LMan (29/03/2006)

Comparing the new mixdown to the old version, the rain effect has not effectively been turned down at all. In fact, it even sounds more present, with more treble in it.

The rain really should be barely audible after the intro, it totally distracts from the outstanding far eastern arrangement.
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Review by LMan (23/03/2006)

This is surely one of the very best remixes ever released, either at RKO or on any CD or anything else. The 80s synths style is predestined for this emotional SID tune. The background arpeggios softly pad the smooth lead sounds, and the sublte yet driving drums add drama to it all. Certainly a masterpiece and not to be missed.
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Review by LMan (14/03/2006)

There's not enough praise for this remix. No doubt this is among the very best techno remixes ever released at Remix.Kwed.Org. Technically flawless, extremely driving beat, and great synths. If you dig that style, this is a must-listen.
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Review by LMan (21/02/2006)

This is a very sweet synthy tune.

But: as with other Dees releases, this lacks some variety. Change an instrument here, add an fx noise there. Introduce additional elements as the tune evolves - and this could shine. Even if it lacks Technical / Artistic / and Nostalgic impression in its current form, it is still very enjoyable to listen to, thus the Orange Smiley.
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Review by LMan (20/02/2006)

Does the original justice by maintaining the epic, foreboding soundscape. Industrial, electronical goodness combined with a great selection of instruments and the occasional sparkle of raw SID sound. Absolutely faboulous.
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Review by LMan (16/02/2006)

After a nice start, nothing further happens.

Overall it's quite entertaining! But the lack of variation, a barely audible hihat section, and wrong melody parts make it drift into the average.
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Review by LMan (15/02/2006)

YES! I just love the progressive industrial sound of this one. Touches of Arkanoid in proper doses make it clearly recognisable, yet different from all other Arkarnoid remixes out there. In my opinion this style is very suitable for Galway's famous SID.
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Review by LMan (15/02/2006)

Very straight forward remix. No miracles on the technical side. But a nice groove, grinding bass and rhythm make this a great dancefloor tune. Now where's a dancefloor when you need one...
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Review by LMan (14/02/2006)

I can see where Vernest is heading with this, but this sounds just unfinished. The drum track is virtually inaudible and incomplete. The sudden ending adds to the impression that this is an incomplete piece of work.
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Review by LMan (14/02/2006)

A nice idea, and an impressive guitar play. A better tuning of the guitar, a better microphone and this would earn an "Outstanding".
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Review by LMan (14/02/2006)

This would be a killer track, if it weren't for the really poor mastering. The lead sound needs more presence, and the panoramic centre is just empty. My advise: set all levels to zero and redo the mixing and mastering from scratch.

On the plus side, I just love the backing, and the care for details. This would make a fantastic soundtrack for an 80s SciFi movie.
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Review by LMan (31/12/2005)

Kick-ass Irish Folk style remix! This is a truly innovative, funny and entertaining rendition of Artura. More of that please!
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Review by LMan (13/06/2005)

I really love this remix. It's the kind of music I used to listen to a lot in the 90s, and I still occasionally do. The tune's length is just fine, couldn't be long enough for me. It builds up nicely, has a mellow atmosphere, and fitting sound effects in the background. The rythmic part is well made, and even production values are high. Relistening, I simply can't praise this one enough. Oh the sweetness of being a siren!

Very decent ambient remix!

More of that please... :-D
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Review by LMan (07/12/2004)

That's what I call a kick ass remix! :-D

If you're looking for a straight cover version of Lightforce, you're looking at the wrong place here, and I think there's enough of those already... This one is a progressive house / bitpop styled remix (actually it's hard to pinpoint a genre).

It incorporates elements of the original in a very creative way, hacking and mincing them to flow with the grooving beat - still they are clearly recognisable. Although this tune may not be a crowd pleaser on a general scale, it would surely rock the house on any techno/house dancefloor.

A final word to Jurek Raben: stay faithful to your style! :-)

(Now would you please excuse me, I'll go find a pair of really loud speakers to play this thing on.)
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Review by LMan (22/04/2004)

"Any reference to a 'Bike' band is purely concidental."

At least that's what the mp3 tag says, and if you want to know what bike-band that could be, just listen to the first seconds of this "remix with a message" by DHS featuring Makke! You know, listening to it actually makes you wonder if Makke leads a double life as lead singer of Scooter... whoops now I gave it away. :-)

This piece of music is most entertaining in every aspect. DHS' techno beat transports the familiar Giana Sisters tune right to the dancefloor. The Scooter-Sound-A-Like experience scores all the nostalgia points here, you almost expect Makke to shout "Hyper Hyper!" :-D

Great fun guys, keep it up!
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