Goldfrapp – Human

What Is It?

The song Human by the English electronic duo Goldfrapp from their 2000 music album Felt Mountain:

Human
Goldfrapp – Human
Human

Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

Human” is a song by British electronic music duo Goldfrapp.

The song was written by the group with Startled Insects‘ Tim Norfolk and Bob Locke and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000).

“Human” is the only track on Felt Mountain with additional songwriters.

It was released as the album’s third single on 26 February 2001 and reached number 87 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was sampled by American rapper Kanye West for his track “Freestyle 4”.

It was also used in the closing credits of the second season of the French spy show The Bureau.

“Human” received generally positive reviews from pop music critics.

Flak Magazine reviewer Eric Wittmershaus called the song a “surprisingly-daring-yet-easy-to-listen-to genre-bender” that “is easily the disc’s standout track.”[2]

Sacha Esterson of Musicomh.com described the track as “middle eastern-influenced upbeat gem” that is “particularly fantastic.”[3]

NME wrote that “Human” “sounds like Shirley Bassey, but with none of the dance nous the Welsh warbler brought to her collaboration with the Propellerheads.”[4]

Here are the descriptions for the videos above:

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Human · Goldfrapp

Human

℗ 2001 Mute Records Ltd., a BMG Company

Released on: 2018-03-09

Producer, Vocals: Alison Goldfrapp
Producer, Production: Will Gregory
Cello: Nick Cooper
Drum Programmer: Nick Batt
Mixer: Dave Bascombe
Percussion: Rowan Oliver
Tenor Saxophone: Ben Waghorn
Trombone: John Cornick
Trumpet: Andy Bush
Viola: Bill Hawkes
Violin: Jacqueline Norrie
Violin: Sonia Slany
Composer: Robert Locke
Composer: Tim Norfolk
Composer: Alison Goldfrapp
Composer: Will Gregory

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They fall
From your mouth
Propelled by your belly
And your tongue
I shiver when you shake
And fold into jelly
I think I loved you more than me

Are you human
Or a dud
Are you human
Or d’you make it up

My baby cherry slipped
Pass me through your fingertips
Throw me down like an old rag
I’m not standing
Don’t look back

Are you human
Or a dud
Are you human
Or d’you make it up

Are you human
Or a dud
Are you human
Or d’you make it up

They went searching
For your body
They went looking but there’s nobody
Who smells like you
Who looks like you
You’re not human…too

Are you human
Or a dud
Are you human
Or d’you make it up

Are you human
Or a dud
Are you human
Or d’you make it up

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Goldfrapp – 2. Human

Goldfrapp – Wonderful Electric – Live in London

Disc 2: Live at Shepherds Bush Empire

Music

SONG: Human (Live At Ancienne Belgique)

ARTIST: Goldfrapp

WRITERS: Will Gregory, Tim Norfolk, Alison Goldfrapp, Robert Locke

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Humans (Season 2)

What Is It?

The 2016 science fiction television show Humans (Season 2) that was based on the television show Real Humans.

HUMANS Season 2 Official Trailer (HD) AMC Drama Series
Humans: Season 2 Trailer

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this television show:

In Season 2 of “HUMANS,” Niska (Emily Berrington) releases the consciousness code, but it doesn’t work as she expected; newly conscious Hester (Sonya Cassidy) causes concern for Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) as her violent tendencies start to turn Leo’s (Colin Morgan) head, and Mattie (Lucy Careless) salvages Odi (Will Tudor) to test a theory.

Meanwhile, Mia (Gemma Chan) forms a relationship with a human against her family’s advice; Pete (Neil Maskell) tries to find a way for Karen (Ruth Bradley) and he to be a true family; and as Synths begin to disappear, Leo becomes obsessed with saving them.

Elsewhere, scientist Athena (Carrie-Anne Moss) pushes her research to the limits, but when she suspects her sponsor Milo (Marshall Allman) of having darker reasons for funding her dream, she must make a tough decision; and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) agrees to take on an impossible case.

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The Cursed (2021 Film)

What Is It?

The 2021 / 2022 movie The Cursed.

The Cursed Trailer #1 (2022) | Movieclips Trailers
The Cursed

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

In rural 19th-century France, a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens a small village. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger – and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

In the late nineteenth century, brutal land baron Seamus Laurent slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, Seamus’s son Edward goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but visiting pathologist John McBride warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

— Frank Liesenborgs, frank.liesenborgs@gmail.com

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GUEST – A Horror Short Film

What Is It?

The 2020 British psychological horror short film Guest by Finn Callan, and available on the YouTube channel Finncallan:

GUEST – A Horror Short Film

Here is how Wikipedia describes this short film:

Mary, a frightened young woman, wakes up in the bedroom of a stranger’s house with injuries that have left her partially blind and deaf.

The homeowner (The Woman), who bandaged her up after discovering her in the bathroom that morning, manages to slightly restore her hearing by inserting a hearing aid device into her ear and asks her what happened.

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Animal Farm (1954 Film)

What Is It?

The 1954 British-American animated comedy-drama propaganda movie Animal Farm.

Animal Farm (1954)
George Orwell’s Animal Farm Animation (Full Movie)

This is how Wikipedia describes this animated movie:

Animal Farm is a 1954 British-American animated comedy-drama film produced by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell.

It was the first British animated feature (Water for Firefighting and Handling Ships, two feature length wartime training films, were produced earlier, but did not receive a formal cinema release).

The US CIA paid for the filming, part of the American cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell’s ideas were to be presented.

The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell’s work, and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government.[5]

Maurice Denham provided the voice for all the animals and as well as humans in the film.[6]

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