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Old 09-21-2007, 03:19 PM   #1
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Symphonic Album Mini-Game: Round 2, Heat 2

Please vote for the tracklisting you LIKE THE MOST.

Welcome to the second heat of the second round of the Symphonic Album Mini-Game. The object of this game is to see which forum member can create the best concept album no longer than 80 minutes.

This heat has corianderstem going up against theSupertracklist. Below are the playlists. An update on the standings will be posted after the completion of each round.

If you don't know the songs, or wish to hear how each tracklisting flows, leave your e-mail address and we'll help you out.


Forum name: corianderstem



Title: Peace

I'm not a religious person, but there are occasions where I feel very spiritual: seeing beautiful views in nature, and singing beautiful music in a choir. Music such as the Faure Requiem and Biebl's "Ave Maria" can move me to tears with its sheer beauty. I hear things like that and am convinced there is a god. (What a dichotomy - how can god inspire such violence and hatred in the world, but also inspire such beauty and reverence?)

I probably don't listen to as much classical music as other former music majors, but most of the classical music I do lean toward is of the choral variety. Aside from the occasional Mozart Requiem track or an opera bit I've heard here, I think most of the classical tunes that have landed in these competitions have been of the symphonic kind; I wanted to use a few choral pieces. But as you can see, it's not all classical music. I chose songs to keep the gentle mood going, and tried to choose songs that flowed together well.

So relax and listen. Let the music bring you to a peaceful place. And if you find yourself moved by any of the pieces, I shall share my box of tissues with you.

1. Antonio Vivaldi (composer) - "Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera" - Shine Soundtrack (4:39)
2. Boston Pops Orchestra (composer: Camille Saint-Saens) - "The Swan (From Carnival of the Animals)" - Out Classics (2:54)
3. Yo-Yo Ma (composer: J.S. Bach) - "Cello Suite #3 in C, BWV 1009 4. Sarabande" - The Cello Suites: Inspired by Bach (4:46)
4. Alison Krauss - "You Will Be My Ain True Love" - Cold Mountain Soundtrack (2:31)
5. Daniel Lanois - "Ice" - Acadie (4:26)
6. Sting - "Saint Agnes and the Burning Train" - The Soul Cages (2:43)
7. Joni Mitchell - "Urge For Going" - Hits (5:05)
8. Sufjan Stevens - "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." - Come On Feel the Illinoise! (3:19)
9. Sia - "Breathe Me" - Colour the Small One (4:34)
10. Hem - "Half Acre" - Rabbit Songs (3:23)
11. Chicago - "Wishing You Were Here" - The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning (4:35)
12. Rufus Wainwright - "Greek Song" - Poses (3:56)
13. Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa - "Baby" - Meu Nome E Gal (3:32)
14. Deep Forest - "Sweet Lullaby" - Deep Forest (3:55)
15. The Beatles - "Because" - Love (2:44)
16. The King's Singers - "MLK" - Good Vibrations (2:05)
17. Boston Symphony Orchestra (composer: Gabriel Faure) - "Requiem, Op. 48: In Paradisum" - Faure: Requiem (3:21)
18. Chanticleer (composer: Franz Biebl) - "Ave Maria" - Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas (7:40)

Total Runtime: 1:10:08



Forum Name: Supertracklist



Tracklist Title: Just One Victory


I want to dedicate this playlist to someone on the board who is one of the bravest and kindest people I have ever met. I also want to dedicate it to everyone who has had a family member deal with alcoholism. It is a terrible disease. My thoughts are with everyone on Interference who has been affected by it.

This is a story about forgiveness, family and love. This is a story of a man trying to get that one victory over his alcoholism with the help of his daughter. It is surreal and symbolic. The song by song explanation can be found in the LJ entry. http://screwtape2.livejournal.com/9240.html

Embracing on a broken life. A victory that comes with a price. A life without fire and passion...is not worth living. Kill yourself before receiving...something out of all this screaming. Together lifeless creatures shall survive.

It's only human to die. A daughter without a father is dry. So in water let flames arise. It's only human to never rise...when one drowns the others shall die. So it is only human to take the dive. There will be no one left alive...if a daughter does not give her life. If a daughter does not give her life than it's murder. A father must see a human through the spirits that flow and survive. It's only human to learn through the pain of our children. Through the pain of a scarred daughter. Through the last breath in water...

1. Angelo Badalamenti - "Laura Palmer's Theme" -Twin Peaks (4:52)
2. The Smiths - "Meat Is Murder" - Meat Is Murder (6:07)
3. Blam Blam Blam - "There Is No Depression In New Zealand' - It's Bigger Than Both Of Us - NZ singles 1979-82 - Part 1 (3:18)
4. Cynic - "Veil of Maya [2004 Remix]" - Focus (5:21)
5. Utopia - "Freak Parade" - Todd Rundgren's Utopia (10:28)
6. REM - "Find The River" - Automatic For The People (3:49)
7. Orphaned Land - "Ocean Land (The Revelation)" - Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons of Seven) (4:43)
8. Pink Floyd - "The Niles Song" - More (3:26)
9. Peter Gabriel - "Intruder" - Melt (4:53)
10. Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years" - Little Earthquakes (4:11)
11. Aimee Mann - "Choice In The Matter" - I'm With Stupid (3:13)
12. Kate Bush - "Get Out Of My House" - The Dreaming (5:25)
13. Ennio Morricone - "Trio" - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5:03)
14. U2 - "Bad" - The Unforgettable Fire (6:09)
15. Todd Rundgren - "Don't You Ever Learn?" - Todd (6:06)

Total Time: 1:17:04



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Not really a fan of the supertracklist, and corianderstem's is so peaceful and I like it so it wins
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I'm actually a big fan of the supertracklist, so it gets my vote.
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Cori's list was amazing.
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First off, I love Corianderstem's playlist. It is heavenly and soothing. It is also very well done and one of my favorites. It has a life to it, a soul and a heart. It is quite an accomplishment.

I'm still not exactly sure how I feel about the Supertracklist. There are parts I don't like and parts that I love. I really love LP's Theme into Meat Is Murder, Nile Song into Intruder and Bad into Don't You Ever Learn? I find it accomplishes something that I can't quite wrap my brain around. It is cruel and unforgiving but also tender and understanding. I don't quite understand it but it gets my vote.
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Cori again.

You know, if that death metal weren't on there, I'd like the Supertracklist. It's got a lot of awesome songs.
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Yeah, and if the death metal weren't on there, I might not be so quick to vote for the Supertracklist.

Cynic and Orphaned Land are extremely talented and original bands. I hope people have given them some time and actually listened to what they're doing. They're drawing on some very non-metal influences.
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Yeah, and if the death metal weren't on there, I might not be so quick to vote for the Supertracklist.

Cynic and Orphaned Land are extremely talented and original bands. I hope people have given them some time and actually listened to what they're doing. They're drawing on some very non-metal influences.
I don't doubt that they're talented or original. But I think you've got to have a certain mindset or something to be able to enjoy that death metal stuff, and I don't have it.

You know how they say plants grow really well to classical music? I don't think plants would last long listening to death metal! <laughs>

I'm all for diversity in music, and I don't mean to sound critical. If you like it, great. I have no problem with that. But based on my very limited experience with heavy metal or death metal, I don't know how I could ever enjoy it. I found it literally painful to listen to.
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I can understand black metal being painful to listen to, with the agonising hissing and shrieking that typefies that subgenre's vocals, not to mention the barrage of blastbeats that too many have. But I'm really not seeing how a progressive death metal band like Cynic or a Middle Eastern metal band like Orphaned Land are painful. The riffing isn't really that heavy; Cynic draw elements of jazz fusion, and the Orphaned Land stuff has a lot of guitar that's Hebrew and Arabic in flavour. As for the death growls ... yeah, that takes some getting used to, but both have their clean vocals too (whether putting them through a vocoder was a good idea on Cynic's behalf is often debated; I say it was).

Anyone who appreciates high quality bass playing absolutely must pay attention to Veil Of Maya. Sean Malone is sure to impress. The guy's now an academic at the University of Oregon and he knows his shit when it comes to music. Those of you who'd prefer to hear his talents in a non-metal setting would do well to check out Gordian Knot.
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I certainly appreciate your knowledge about this stuff, Axver. Maybe one of these days when I'm in the right mood, I'll give Veil of Maya another chance, keeping your comments in mind!

And yeah, the other song wasn't as hard to listen to.
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Screwtape did unbelievably at tying that stuff together, but I had to go Cori here. That theme is working very well.
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cori again for me.
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