c64The Human Race (Melodie Eine)

Arranged by: Das Karl Werk Projekt (act)   Veteran
Member: DHS (member)
Original composer: Rob Hubbard
Tune length: 4:52
Release date: 04/06/2005
All-Time rank: 608.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org


REVIEW BY romeo_knight (06/06/2005)

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.
Technical Impression: 5
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 6

REVIEW BY LaLa (27/06/2005)

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.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 5
Nostalgic Impression: 6
Overall: 5

REVIEW BY load_error (14/06/2005)

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.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 4
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 6

4 Dan shouts: Saved from average by the SUPERB piano at the end of the track
5 Skitz shouts: Nothing wrong with this one.... I like it...
5 Tas shouts: Changed my mind on this after listening to it on headphones... This is actually very good.
5 Makke shouts: Was a bit sceptical, because I didn't like the beginning. But oh yeah, this is a beauty!
5 Waz shouts: Lovely sweeping instruments throughout, lots of nice touches. I particularly like the ending.
5 LMan shouts: Straight forward but very nice version. I'm not sure about the piano part, though... Kind of doesn't fit the Kraftwerk Style
5 eliot shouts: Like it much...
5 ifadeo shouts: I like it, it contains some real nice sounds...
6 load_error shouts: Captured...
4 nettuno shouts: Muh good conversion, but too soporific for me
5 weasel shouts: Kraftwerk styleeeeeeeee!!!! ;-D
4 anaconda shouts: It's like the original. A bit dull. But all in all a good tune. A very good remake.
5 westerling shouts: Sounds very professional!
6 ms shouts: Just heard it today... Stunned!
6 mal shouts: One of the best remixes I ever heard (and I heard alot).. Great!
4 omoroca shouts: Not actually a new dimension, as the voice at the beginning announces, but a good (almost Very Good) remix.
5 ggeudraco shouts: Somehow enjoy the vocoder at the beginning - plus its lowering tone is reminscent of the Rambo Loader's morse code...
5 NecroPolo shouts: Apart from minor flaws already been mentioned, I like this tune a lot!
5 condor shouts: Original approach at RKO, nice electro, I love that bass.
6 vurtx shouts: Hubbard + Krafterk = Einstein!
5 M.A.F shouts: Liked the begining a lot actually, nice and atmospheric. The piano at the end just added something different. Good stuff! Like it.
6 Jimmy Sputnik shouts: 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".:-)
5 Zatuffli shouts: Good -> better -> Melodie Eine :D
5 Mrcookie shouts: 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.

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