Posted 2001-01-29, evaluated by djpretzel
Okay, this confused the hell out of me. Our second Sonic 3D mix is by a ReMixer whose name also begins with J (jivemaster did the first), it's a remix of the same track, and it's 2877kb - the same size. Longer by one whole second. Guess this is the original tempo, exactly, then? Don't know, maybe just one of those psychic phenomenon things, like how US presidents are elected :) This is the first submission by the obviously talented JD, and from what I've heard he's already done quite a few more that should be showing up as soon as I get them. The quality of the reverb struck me, as did the gradually filtered synth intro that seems to come out of the darkness and into the light, aurally speaking. The overall quality is quite high, and while I would have dug a synth solo (you know I'm a sucker for 'em by now) I can't complain too much, because all the elements are here and here in FORCE. Add this to a growing list of awesome Sonic ReMixes :) By the way, the screenshot there says 'Flickies Island' . . not . . something else :)
on 2015-12-31 06:53:46
Regardless of the age of this remix, I shall be reviewing is as I would any other (i.e badly).
Overall this a solid track dance track from beginning to end. The beat is solid and not overpowering while the pads and textures give some nice body to what would have been a potentially basic main melody if left by itself. Well produced and doesn't out-stay it's welcome. Not much else I can say really!
on 2015-12-14 00:02:52
I like how the first review I see says this remix aged well, and then the second one says it didn’t age well. I think it holds up well enough in this day and age. Great use of piano. Love how it blends with the dark (as indicated in the title) mood created by an electronic rearrangement. The end almost felt like the track was building up to something, and then it ends.
on 2015-12-03 11:48:29
Why, hello there ReMix from 2001. You haven't aged the most gracefully, have you? Okay, let's take it in context of the time and form then.
The song is fairly repetitive, and there are only a few different FX used to keep things interesting. It also has a bit of a thin sound to it, but makes up for this with catchy Melody incorporated well into the overall piece. Luckily, it still holds up as a good example of the form, and honestly if you remade this song today but used better chiptunes and samples, it'd be great.
And really, 14 years old and still sounding good? Achievement!
on 2015-12-02 17:09:35
I think this aged fairly well. For something from 2001, the sound design aesthetics of this aren't too shabby. Sometimes the soundscape was missing a filler texture (e.g. 2:04), but other than that this is fairly standard house/trance music that develops in a reasonably OK manner.
on 2014-10-04 00:25:08
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Primary Game:
Sonic 3D Blast (Sega, 1996, SAT)
Music by Richard Jacques
- "Panic Puppet Zone: Act 1"
- EDM, Psytrance, Trance
- Dark, Spooky
- Electronic, Piano, Synth
- Effects > Distortion
Time > Tempo: Moderate
- 3,004,717 bytes
- Size: 3,004,717 bytes
- MD5 Checksum: 197b1e661e670cfccf0a412283ee3b4a
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