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    VOTE: Shelter-In-Place Album Draft Playoffs - Round 1

    I stand by the overall outstanding quality of the music I selected. But I'm happy with a vote from Padrino and knowing I introduced people to new artists and styles. Maybe some of those sounds will stick with members of the board, and some will later realize they want to revisit them. Though...
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    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - ROUND 5

    I totally picked it in 2018. You even liked the post. :confused:
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Rackabones - Biota (1985) https://www.discogs.com/Biota-Rackabones/release/538846 This may be the hardest record for me to describe. In the last movie draft I picked a film by Stan Brakhage, a director who would often try to create films that captured what he called the untutored eye would...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Red Bird (A Political Prisoner's Dream) - Trevor Wishart (1978) https://www.discogs.com/Trevor-Wishart-Red-Bird-A-Political-Prisoners-Dream/release/428399 Red Bird (A Political Prisoner's Dream) is another pick of with a listening experience akin to watching a film. This record takes the...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    I'm simply trying to pick my 25 favorite records, to best represent who I am. I don't see anything wrong with a group experience where everybody can get to know who each individual actually is. My next two picks will confirm the law of averages.
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Y - The Pop Group (1979) https://www.discogs.com/The-Pop-Group-Y/release/4608483 Don't get your hopes up because this album is anything but pop music. Y moves between a combination of tight, funky bass lines, jazz inspired drumming, and reggae-like guitar tones and rhythms, and a total...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Hole - Foetus (1984) https://www.discogs.com/Scraping-Foetus-Off-The-Wheel-Hole/release/12912882 Have you ever been listening to your favorite industrial post-punk records and thought to yourself, "this is good, but I wish I could do the Charleston to it"? Well you're in luck, because...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Laughing Stock - Talk Talk (1991) https://www.discogs.com/Talk-Talk-Laughing-Stock/release/152255 Even if you've disliked every other pick I've made, this might be one that you end up loving. It didn't quite make my top twenty, so I'm happy these bonus rounds allow me to pick this record...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    I don't want to drag this out either. But the notion that anything I've posted is merely random sounds couldn't be further from the truth. These musicians are making the same fundamental, compositional decisions that anybody on your list is making. They purposefully select and compose with...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Music isn't obligated to fit within some narrow construct of 4/4 time signatures, the timbres of classical instruments, and pitches that can be found on a piano. Timbre, pitch, time, dynamics, harmony, consonance and dissonance still exist outside of that tiny box. If you're actually going to...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Homotopy to Marie - Nurse with Wound (1982) https://www.discogs.com/Nurse-With-Wound-Homotopy-To-Marie/release/188468 Sitting down to listen to Homotopy to Marie is like sitting down to watch a good horror film. The kind with a richly eerie mood, and suspense that keeps you on your toes and...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Well there's no wrong way to relate to something. That's one of the beautiful things about being human. We are free to make whatever out of life and everything in it as guided by our own points of view. I just didn't want you or whomever to think that experimental music and music that goes...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    I'm not trying to say the music I like doesn't relate to our experiences. In fact, I would even argue that simply enjoying music for how it sounds and nothing more is a profound experience. It's recognizing the natural, inherent beauty of the world we live in. It's recognizing our natural...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    People often use words like "intellectual" to describe certain forms of music that is different from what they are accustomed to, often suggesting that they don't get it. Implying such music requires thinking about and needs to be understood does a great injustice to countless genres, artists...
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    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft - BONUS 5

    Since the Accident - Severed Heads (1983) https://www.discogs.com/Severed-Heads-Since-The-Accident/release/131552 Since the Accident is a wonderful and distinct combination of industrial music and synth-pop, while also incorporating a history of electronic music techniques and styles...