Interesting to see such a take on the theme, as the name suggests it definitely gives off a feeling that the emphasis is on the customization/tuning of the player’s craft. Actually the “junky” vibe can be quite fitting for the theme. After all it’s all about the infancy of AG Racing, and this brings out the unregulated daredevil side of that.
Listened a bit to the original version and indeed the updated version is miles better, doesn’t sound as booming which would have definitely negatively impacted the production value. In fact, the production quality now is quite high. Mix is very clear, and every sound stands out just right.
Now it seems that the track is essentially looped 2 times within itself, though the order of some sections seems to change a bit, they remain largely the same. I think it would’ve been nice to see some wholly new ideas in the second half, maybe presenting a section without the distorted guitar, or something else. As it stands it does end up a bit repetitive. Besides that, the arrangement is very nice (honestly, I’ve given up on trying to distinguish between composition and arrangement). Instrumentation is spot on, hearing lots of different sections containing lots of well-fitting choices.
Regarding the above (especially if you happen to read my other reviews), I’m glad to announce that in my ears you have nailed the snare sample(s)! Well the drums in general, as they are all around well taken care of both when talking of mixing and composition.
All in all, good stuff. Repetition aside all the aspects fall neatly in place. As with BlueCheeseCult’s submissions, I want to note that I’m in no way acquainted with this genre, so the comments I give tend to be fairly general. Thankfully BlueCheeseCult and BaryIsCool were able to give you helpful feedback ^^
(Also what the **** the guitar is a sytrus sample? How? *sanctuary guardians plays*)