Newcomer Rellik starts this ReMix out with some badass filtering effects so right away you know he means business. Kinda like striking that initial martial arts pose with the crazed look in your eyes and what not before doing the whole Karate Kid routine. Things are pretty frenetic up until about 1'26" where the chaos cuts out and there's a cool, stripped-down solo synth on melody and a simpler beat with very spacy, distant pads. There's a particular sound effect in the previous, more frantic section that's a little grating, so this break into more open space is all the cooler - sort of like emerging from a storm to a clear horizon. From there on out Rellik fills out the piece with a good deal of tradeoffs and builds, with acid 303, filtered synth patterns, and basically all the staple foods of a solid techno track, but mixed up and sauteed to a fine sizzle by the chef. Mr. Ansari writes:
There ya have it - this is something that transitions enough to not be what I'd call ideal surfing or driving music, but instead is just fun to listen to and focus on, for the processing, the turns, and a unique take on the source material. Good stuff.
I like this one. Lots of energy!- MechaFone on May 28, 2010
Some production choices I don't completely agree with, but the
synths are very cool, and the percussion and arrangement ideas are
both interesting and well done. This is a mix that really pays
close attention to the details, and ends up a lot stronger because
The "come on" section was pretty cool, and there was a lot of great
variation in each of the parts.
Consider me a fan, this is a really fun track. :-)- OA on March 29, 2010
Nice start here with the filtered synths... that's the stronger
part. The beat started out good as well. It felt like it was
building the action with the synths, but when it hit :35 the energy
level didn't reach where it needed to and it fell a bit flat. Some
of the breakdown decisions are a bit weird, like cutting out the
beat and energy at :50, 1:01, 1:25 right as it's starting to get
started. I felt like I wanted things to really break loose full
force for at least a little while, but everytime it got close,
things would drop out again.
Anyway, enough griping, there's a lot of attention paid to synth
modulation and filtering here, which is refreshing. Some good ideas
throughout as well, which I think are just hampered with some of
the arrangement direction decisions.- Nutritious on December 15, 2009
I love all the super-meticulous automation going on in this mix.
Not a huge fan of the woo-hops at 1:08, but otherwise this mix
delivers. Unique synth design (as with all of Rellik's tracks), a
driving arrangment and great attention to detail brings this mix to
life. Not my personal favorite of Rellik's tracks, but certainly a
winner nonetheless :nicework:- halc on December 2, 2009
Way back in the day, Rellik and I were buds. He'd always send me
WIPs and whatnot (I was a huge fan from his entries in old remixing
competitions), and I personally congratulated him on this, his
first posted OC Remix. To me, this mix represents Adam's dedication
to remixing and will to succeed. I probably heard 10 versions of
this song, and all he kept saying to me was "You sure those 'Come
on!'s aren't too cheesy?" He was very open to suggestions, and as
y'all can see, it turned out quite well. ;) While he's been more
focused on original work the past few years, my ears still perk up
when I hear this and his Earthbound remix.
The grittiness of the high sounds combined with the energy of the
melodies seal the deal on this one. It gives you a spacey feel,
almost like you're blasting off on an adventure.
Props, man.- D-Lux on December 2, 2008
I'm writing this one as i listen. It's got a great beginning, and
the techno noises are awesome. This really converts the song into
that genre well, although I'm not a big fan of repeated phrases
that match the key of the song....especially "C'mon!". Great around
2:30, and I love the that techno noise, whatever you'd call it.
It's starting to get repetitive so I'm just gonna stop writing :)- Heyjohnny on July 19, 2005
I think that I have listened to it at least 50 times since I
discovered it.(earlier today) I haven't listened to many mixes but
so far this is my favorite. My favorite part is the "Come on"s. It
makes me want to animate a fight too. One against that Doomsday
Zone robot. I wish I had the equipment to do so.- Black Behren on July 16, 2005
Very nice mix, I'd love to hear some more like this one.- Flaillen on April 14, 2005
I enjoyed this mix from Relik. Although there's not a heap of stuff
going on, some of the sample manipulation and synth tweaking is
quite clever. Good take on the original.
-Jive- Jivemaster on April 13, 2005
no matter if any person reviewed it good or bad, this remix is a
sure download. GET IT NOW, all of Rellik's are great. Two thumbs
up.- schwagnah on April 13, 2005
I consider myself quite an expert on Genesis music and music
itself. When I see good application of both I am always impressed.
Rellik's 'The Outer Space Machine' was a treat to listen to. As far
as remixes go this is a prime example. It is not simply a change of
instrumentation but an actual reworking of the same music. The
synthesizer and effects work show that Rellik has a good
understanding of his tools and has a creative mind. I thouroughly
enjoyed this remix.
***** (5/5)- Cruhmm on March 30, 2005
Yes, This is cool!
I wanted to hear a remix of that, and yay!
This is REAL good!- supertrunkten on February 18, 2005
Grah, this is too catchy. I can't stop listening to it. I
absolutely love the style that this is done in. Sounds very
robotic, and the detail put into the beats [only small fractions of
a second] provides unique acoustics. Weird, but good.- Corporal Eschebone on December 25, 2004
This is a fantastic remix. Just something about it gets me up and
dancing. The beat is good, the pacing and excellent, and it's a
pleasure to listen to. I admit I didn't expect the 'Come on!' the
first time I listened to it, but it's the good type of surprise.
The theme has me imagining some very kickass scenes of Sonic in
Hey, would it be alright if I made an animation for this theme
sometime in the near future? It's inspired me to make a sort of
Sonic vs. Mecha Sonic action sequence, and I have quite a few
scenes already in my head...- Nork on October 4, 2004
the source material is doomsday zone from Sonic 3, you can find the
original in www.zophar.net
's game music archive- Twisted Nerve on September 28, 2004