Ha haaa ! Finally you made it.
I was worrying !
Good job here, it always cheer me up to discover a new remix of the moon. And when it's dedicated, I just don't know what to say, ha ha ! Though, I've got a review to type, so let's go.
You really appropriated yourself this theme, with your variations in drums, your modulation and your retranscription of the melody and the bass whereas you rather sticked to the original by respecting the same scheme. In that way, that was nice to hear a quaint remix of this song over redone by everyone. You're right, I didn't hear any version like yours. But I wasn't excepting less from your legendary originality ;) Funny use of the pano, that accentuate the harmonic march of the bass when it tips from right to left. I also liked some of your sounds which were kind of peculiar and unexpected here, like the whistling melody at the beginning and these ascents that sounds like a spell (at 0:34 for an example).
Anyway, in my opinion, and I guess it's more a matter of taste (cause you know there isn't no false step on a strictly musical and theorical way, as far as my very little experience allows me to recognize it), this song lacks something. Couldn't really say what, but I'm not totally enthusiast with some points. And it's mainly the bass. First of all, I don't like your instrument as it doesn't even sound as a bass and seems "cheap" (still in my opinion :P). Then, it was nice to change the rhythm as I told you in first part, but as you get rid of the uninterrupted succession of semiquavers, I got the feeling that it made the track too heavy, preventing it to "lift off" (which is a problem for the Moon level ;) ). That, added to the drums in the beginning which were also too weighty and slow, didn't fully convinced me ! And a last lack I felt were around 1:10 where you just removed the bass (did you forget it ?! :P).
Here it is ! I'm glad I finally heard this song that I was expecting for months now !! Good job Chrono, as always.
Thanks for the dedication ;)