Round 1 Match 3 - Darkness closes in

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Round 1 Match 3 - Darkness closes in

Postby Penk! » 27 Jan 2016, 21:17

List A

Movietone - Hydra
Silver Apples - I Have Known Love
Nobukazu Takemura - Sign
Psychic TV - The Orchids
Melt-Banana - Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold
The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator
Holly Herndon - Interference
Poison Chang - Press the Trigger

List B

Genesis – The Long Road
X – I Don’t Wanna Go Out
Velvet Underground – Somebody to Love
Split Ends – Rich with Nuthin
Iron Maiden – Liar
The Eagles – Exodus
Bauhaus – Modulor
Petula Clark – Downtown
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby BooHooHoo » 27 Jan 2016, 22:05

Both, it seems, quite personal lists with nothing much recognisable - I wonder if this is what we should expect from the Cup this year....

A is just a bit more my flavour, but I can't see it going very far.
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby Ranking Ted » 27 Jan 2016, 22:27

Cripes! These are coming from completely alien places to my home turf. I've played several links and am still none the wiser. I'm dangerously close to abstaining already. Will come back.

Decided the strange shapes of A, while decidedly Not My Bag, are better than B, which has too many things I'm strongly against.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby dgs » 27 Jan 2016, 22:33

Despite then absolute beauty of downtown in B's picks, their only saving grace in my option, A is blessed with a beautiful mix of experimental magic.

The sounds of silver apples, psychic tv and one that i will now seek out in the form of Nobukazu Takemura make A a sure fire winner.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby WG Kaspar » 27 Jan 2016, 23:15

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby martha » 27 Jan 2016, 23:42

List A
The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator

List B

A obviously.

Though I liked this portion of B,

    X – I Don’t Wanna Go Out
    Velvet Underground – Somebody to Love
    Bauhaus – Modulor
    Petula Clark – Downtown

I love Chameleons. So...sorry.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby toomanyhatz » 28 Jan 2016, 00:18

Good old themed lists. So adorable. :roll:

The theme of A, unfortunately, seems to be unlistenable shite. Seriously, there wasn't a single thing there I'm anxious to hear again. As George Harrison supposedly used to say, it's a whole lot of 'avant-garde-a-clue'. And I'm well past tired of Silver Apples. They never were much to begin with. Give me Lothar and the Hand People any day.

Would that B had spent a bit longer finding more exciting songs (and I'm not sure how "Downtown" fits into the scheme of things - am I missing something obvious?), but it has a few nice ones - that's a pretty wild version of "Somebody to Love" by the 'other' VU, for example - and that's more than enough against A's grate-fest.
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby The Fish » 28 Jan 2016, 00:32


I can't even declare a winner with the oft used phrase (if only for "insert artist name here") 16 tracks and I don't particularly want to hear any of them again. If tied to a chair with a gun to my head - Psychic TV
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby never/ever » 28 Jan 2016, 01:25

A is eclecticism for eclecticism's sake...made it halfway through the Japanese clip and sat bored through Melt Banana and Movietone. Silver Apples and Chameleons rescued a lot.

B wasn't nearly as interesting but it was better.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Jan 2016, 01:50

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby T. Willy Rye » 28 Jan 2016, 03:39

A is flawed, but much more interesting.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby fange » 28 Jan 2016, 04:48

:lol: Really, B? Were you that bored that, with all the lists you could come up with, you had to go the "No, not them" angle?

Well, to be fair, i didn't mind a couple of those tunes, and seeing X there made me smile. The Genesis wouldn't play though for me. And overall, i found it more fun than A, which was a bit of hard work, especially the longer mood pieces. Sorry A.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby Loki » 28 Jan 2016, 04:53

OK! This one's got me bumfuzzled. An odd match indeed.

Only like a couple of tunes from A - but I really LOVE the Movietone. Hadn't heard it, and it's great. Lovely guitar.

B - I like more from it, but.....the Movietone is worth all 5 of 'em. I couldn't find anything other than a non-descript snippet of the Genesis tune on AMG, but in the end, it doesn't matter.


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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby The Red Heifer » 28 Jan 2016, 06:31

B, i suppose.
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby Rayge » 28 Jan 2016, 08:55

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby Geezee » 28 Jan 2016, 09:09

both are pretty interesting but A has a much better flow in the end
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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby hippopotamus » 28 Jan 2016, 10:08

A had higher high points, but drops in a sea of Not My Thing
B was good. grand. and all the way listenable.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

Postby Ray K. » 28 Jan 2016, 12:25

Going A here.

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Re: Round 1 Match 3

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