Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

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Who dies?

Poll ended at Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:44 am

Vangelis
20
19%
Thomas Dolby
36
35%
Vince Clarke
26
25%
Jean Michel Jarre
22
21%
 
Total votes: 104

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Kenneth » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:49 am

To all you thinking about voting Clarke out: listen through "Speak and Spell" before casting your vote. Thanks.
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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by madtheory » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:54 am

Meh. Vince is a very funny guy, and has written many a classic but he always makes the same bleeping noises with his massive collection.

So he must die. :twisted:

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Cybercardinal » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:23 pm

:lol: Yes, and he wasted far too much time on that boring Erasure thing :---)

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Bitexion » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:20 pm

Nope, he's going down, Speak&Spell or not! The final round shall be a clash of titans indeed

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Weirdofromouterspace » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:28 pm

Cybercardinal wrote: :lol: Yes, and he wasted far too much time on that boring Erasure thing :---)
And DM sucked. Every single song. With and without VC. I may have said that previously 8-).

The only song I know of that VC contributed to, and that did not suck entirely, is 'Don't go' by Yazoo. But that is mostly due to Alison Moyet's fantastic voice.

Did I already mention I hate 80s synth pop :lol:?
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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Bitexion » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:31 pm

Not a big fan of that either. It was heavy metal or nothing for me in the 80s. Plus Jean-Michel Jarre, but that doesn't count as 80s synth pop, he was a genre of his own ^^ All the identi-kit 2-man british synthpop bands passed my hemisphere.

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Walter Ego » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:48 pm

Kenneth wrote:To all you thinking about voting Clarke out: listen through "Speak and Spell" before casting your vote. Thanks.
I'm with you on that. What a classic. One of my favorite records.

Still can't believe they killed off Carlos...here's a little minimal wave tribute from the same year as Speak & Spell...



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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by GuyaGuy » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:34 pm

Dolby. Can't stand the goofiness.

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Bitexion » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:43 pm

Looks like all the votes have been cast for this round, Stab. Onto the next round? The final clash of titans!

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by ninja6485 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57 pm

"titans" ;)
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by jaypodesta » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:05 pm

Even though I voted him out. I have always liked Thomas Dolby's Europa and the pirate twins. I saw him live at the Marquee in the 80's and he was pretty good as far as I remember.

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by joeboy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:02 am

I'm not sure if I've ever heard any of his solo albums all the way through. I just think the production on Steve McQueen is immaculate.

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by madtheory » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:04 am

Something seems to have gone wrong with the rating? Dolby's at 35% but greyed out?

I think he needs to go- he's still telling the story that is PPG 360/380 was originally built for Tangerine Dream's light show. Every good synthesist knows that's not true... :twisted:

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:06 am

madtheory wrote:Something seems to have gone wrong with the rating? Dolby's at 35% but greyed out?

I think he needs to go- he's still telling the story that is PPG 360/380 was originally built for Tangerine Dream's light show. Every good synthesist knows that's not true... :twisted:
Voting's over and he's out. The greyed or not greyed just says who you voted for.

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Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

Post by madtheory » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:22 pm

Cool!

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