o2 - Last V8

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Arranged by:
o2 Veteran
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Original composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
3:19
Released:
20/11/2003
All-Time charts position:
2443
Score:
69%
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Review by chak
23/11/2003

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Damn ... I wrote 5 sentences and while doing a research on other Last V8 songs, my whole written stuff is gone. That sucks ... So here only my short point of views:
First minute cool sounds, maybe a little out of rythm. Then the song starts sounding like old (mid. 80's) Vangelis / Jean Michele Jarre (both great musicans).
I miss the drive, speed, power and feeling that the Original give to the listener with just 3 voices. This remix is a little too much, resulting in sound sludge. At 2:23 the brake sounds like the composer didn't really had the delight anymore?
This mix couldn't convince me to like the remix of Kent Walldén from the year 2000 more ;-)
Review by rafael
03/12/2003

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Let me start by pointing out that I REALLY like O2s work - his Nemesis track is one of my all-time faves on RKO. Magnificent, powerful and well designed. Errr... this is where I have to start writing about this track I think. And that's exactly my problem with it. There's not that much to say, no offence Carsten. It really started well, with those eerie bass effects and the technical feel - then, in comes the typical Jarre-like sound but then... don't know, something happens and the tune fails. It's not that it's technically poor, nor is it musically uninteresting. It's just that there's nothing outstanding about it. And outstanding you normally are dude. It's a shame Carsten hasn't finished his track for R64 Vol.2. Now THAT would have been interesting. What do you say?