The Human Race (Melodie Eine)

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Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
4:52
Released:
04/06/2005
All-Time charts position:
610
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Saved from average by the SUPERB piano at the end of the track
Nothing wrong with this one.... I like it...
Changed my mind on this after listening to it on headphones... This is actually very good.
Was a bit sceptical, because I didn't like the beginning. But oh yeah, this is a beauty!
Lovely sweeping instruments throughout, lots of nice touches. I particularly like the ending.
Straight forward but very nice version. I'm not sure about the piano part, though... Kind of doesn't fit the Kraftwerk Style
Like it much...
I like it, it contains some real nice sounds...
Captured...
Muh good conversion, but too soporific for me
Kraftwerk styleeeeeeeee!!!! ;-D
It's like the original. A bit dull. But all in all a good tune. A very good remake.
Sounds very professional!
Just heard it today... Stunned!
One of the best remixes I ever heard (and I heard alot).. Great!
Not actually a new dimension, as the voice at the beginning announces, but a good (almost Very Good) remix.
Somehow enjoy the vocoder at the beginning - plus its lowering tone is reminscent of the Rambo Loader's morse code...
Apart from minor flaws already been mentioned, I like this tune a lot!
Original approach at RKO, nice electro, I love that bass.
Hubbard + Krafterk = Einstein!
Liked the begining a lot actually, nice and atmospheric. The piano at the end just added something different. Good stuff! Like it.
One of my (rare) all-time-favourites! Especially the punchy electronic drums and bassline are excellent. Also I like how the piano-part was integrated at the end. Mixing of this track is anyway far from beeing "amateurish".:-)
Good -> better -> Melodie Eine :D
Buy this and get two for the price of one... The piano part is very different and would deserve to be a tune of its own.
Review by romeo_knight
06/06/2005

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At first I thought: Ok, another one of these mediocre remixed-to-death ones, but I was wrong. This remix is pure electronica without compromise and its arrangement and mixing shows a lot of professionality. The drumbeat deserves its name (beat!) and works perfectly with the rest. With its partly weird but always unique sounds and techno sfx 'The Human Race (Melodie Eine)' seems to feature the opposite mood of the ingenious original (2-voiced!) sid - but it is absolutely true to its origin anyway and original for itself at the same time. The piano end part adds another unsuspected dimension to it. No choice for me: Outstanding job!
The only tiny flaw: The end should have been a sustained chord, not just one wonky choppy note.
Review by load_error
14/06/2005

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I usually think that a remix shoul be a re-interpretation of the original (adding own touches and alternative melodies, trying to keep the original feeling in), while this one is more or less the same as the original, with the sounds replaced. The work is saved from an average vote by the technical purity, the excellent mixing, the nice sounds and by the lovely piano ending. After all, relistening once again, the overall tune sounds splendid... and i feel captured by this mix.
Review by LaLa
27/06/2005

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Very, very good electro cover of Hubbard's famous tune. The technical quality of it is just superb: it's well-balanced, the instruments are great, etc. I think it should've gone a bit further to bring out the Kraftwerk-feel, but it's a very good piece, regardless.

Except for the piano at the end. I have no idea why that was needed there. I mean, it's nice piano playing by itself, but together with the electronic first half it's just out place. Thus my lower score for artistic impression.