PC21- Semi Final- Match 1 *tce 7- john aka josh 8*

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PC21- Semi Final- Match 1 *tce 7- john aka josh 8*

Postby never/ever » 15 May 2021, 07:30

A

Steve Reich w/ Pat Metheny - Electric Counterpoint (Fast Movement - Part 3)






B

Luciano Basso -Preludio

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby kath » 15 May 2021, 15:36

not surprisingly, first match outta the semi final gate, and i love both.

fantastic gweetar work in A, i was along for the ride the whole way, loved the variations.

enter B, which i thought was... well... beautiful.

sigh.


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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby C » 15 May 2021, 21:52

Pat Methany is a great guitarist but sadly I find much of his work boring.

Okay he is partnering the great Steve Reich but...

I have just had a spell of Manuel Göttsching and he does it much better.

Have a listen to Inventions for Electric Guitar

Okay on to Luciano Basso a similar 'repetitive style'

I don't really connect with either - so I am close to an 'abstention'

For me, the worst match of the competition. Sorry

But reluctantly

-+A+-




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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby toomanyhatz » 16 May 2021, 01:37

Nice dose of minimalism. For me it comes down to A doing a much better job of keeping me engaged for 4 and a half minutes than B did of keeping me engaged for almost 8 minutes.
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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Neil Jung » 16 May 2021, 14:30

I was a big fan of Metheny until the mid 80s, but didn’t find anything in A of interest and ultimately I found it irritating.
B started off more promisingly but was also disappointing. But slightly less annoying than A.

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Purgatory Brite » 16 May 2021, 19:04

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby trans-chigley express » 17 May 2021, 14:40

A is a bit of a departure for Metheny but his fluid clear tone guitar is distinctive, the underlying melody is strong enough to sustain the Reich's repetitive style and the gentle strum of the acoustic adds colour. At 4 and half mins it never outstays its welcome either, a lovely piece.

B also makes a lovely sound with the warmth of the strings and stately piano combining to make a delightful chamber piece with enough melody and change of mood to keep it engaging and the introduction of guitar and drums gave it the Prog edge it initially lacked.

Very nice opening match but the magic of Metheny just nicks it.

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Mike Boom » 17 May 2021, 16:26

A - big fan of Pat Metheny, quite like B too but A wins here

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby never/ever » 18 May 2021, 12:13

Love the multipatterned trips from Steve Reich! The flow of the individual strains is incredible and nicely muted by the acoustic guitar.... mathematical and hypnotic.
B was boring in comparison.

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby pcqgod » 19 May 2021, 02:09

Both very enjoyable. A sounds like a more jazzy 80's King Crimson, B reminds me of a more mellow 70's King Crimson at times.


I guess I'll go with

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Hightea » 19 May 2021, 04:53

A- Nice Methany work but even with Reich it doesn't do much for me these days.

B- was entertaining enough to get me vote

B

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Jumper K » 19 May 2021, 07:33

A doesn't actually DO anything. Meandering along in its own repetitive, torpid, refrain until it thankfully comes to its inevitable unmemorable conclusion.
B is some sort of madrigal-infused Bontempi apocalypse, enamoured by its own, very much imagined, portent.
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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Neige » 21 May 2021, 18:44

B, but basically meh...
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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby Lord Rother » 21 May 2021, 21:31

For me A was utterly without merit. I dislike on a theme repetitive bollocks intensely.

B was pleasant.

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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby fange » 22 May 2021, 06:17

B is ok without being really singular. A is pretty great.


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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby John aka Josh » 22 May 2021, 14:49

Classical battle - serialist versus neo classical.



Both very good, prefer the more romantic Luciano Basso.



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Re: PC21- Semi Final- Match 1

Postby never/ever » 23 May 2021, 11:26

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