This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow & POLL

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Poll Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:00 (in 3 days)

so...

"Velvet Belly"
"Ivy and Neet"
"The Jeweller"
"Meniscus"
"Tears"
"Tarantula"
"My Father"
"Come Here My Love"
"At First, and Then"
"Strength of Strings"
"Morning Glory"
"Inch-Blue"
"I Want to Live"
"Mama K (1)"
"Filigree & Shadow"
"Firebrothers"
"Thaïs (1)"
"I Must Have Been Blind"
"A Heart of Glass"
"Alone"
"Mama K (2)"
"The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks Its Thumb"
"Drugs"
"Red Rain"
"Thaïs (2)"


Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 23 May 2020 02:49 (four days ago) link

I know what I'm voting for but it's really not easy.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 23 May 2020 02:55 (four days ago) link

"Meniscus" is my ringtone.

It feels wrong to just pick the best song ("Strength of Strings" maybe?). I'll have to relisten with arrangement and performance in mind.

Then again, the best song on It'll End in Tears is also the best track: "Song to the Siren."

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 23 May 2020 05:26 (four days ago) link

good ringtone! I don't know if SoS is the best song but maybe you are right. I agree with your evaluation of It'll End In Tears and is probably why I decided it was not worth polling. SttS would get not just the most votes but the bulk of the total votes. I personally cannot listen to it any more fwiw.

why on earth start a poll at 3am? I think you know why....

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 23 May 2020 14:19 (four days ago) link

Haven’t put this on in 25 years but Come Here My Love was easily the one I listened to most.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:59 (four days ago) link

I generally listen to it a few times a year but have been listening to it non-stop during the pandemic.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:28 (four days ago) link

I love the original of "I Want to Live", can't remember what the version on here is like.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:34 (four days ago) link

... Rutkowski Sisters, so it's probably good.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:36 (four days ago) link

I heard the original for the first time today. Really good. I take it the album is a must?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:40 (four days ago) link

Never heard it! I doubt it's as good as that song or else it'd be famous.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:42 (four days ago) link

This isn't going very well, probably my fault for starting a poll at 3am and giving it a week to run!

I'm voting for I Must Have Been Blind, which I prefer to SttSiren as a song and as a TMC track. It's also, very sadly, the only Richenel contribution to the TMC project.

Fwiw, Richenel died of lung cancer just a fortnight ago. RIP.

Some more from him:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Avjl-FDg9k

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 25 May 2020 19:18 (two days ago) link

How sad, what a fascinating guy. (fwiw he also sang Firebrothers on the same side of the album).
Voted Strength of Strings because it leaped most vividly from memory when I read the tracklist. Vivid memories of a specific place and time, haven't listened to it much since.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 25 May 2020 20:02 (two days ago) link

Oh, I didn't know about Firebrothers, thanks.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 25 May 2020 20:07 (two days ago) link

i never really listened to this album after i bought it. but you are right this is perfect music when you are in isolation. the one tmc i always come back to is the first i got, blood. phantastic sunday early evening hangover music.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 25 May 2020 21:32 (two days ago) link

it's "ivy and neet". it sounds like the music you would listen to floating in space light years away from the next living being.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:19 (two days ago) link

RIP Richenel, what a shame.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:23 (two days ago) link

Indeed, L'Esclave Endormi is one of the best things the label put out although the original 12" mix, which was initially released on the Belgian label Megadisc is far superior to the Ivo/Fryer mix which they put on the A Side of the 12" with the orig. on side B. I only found out recently that it's actually a cover.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 25 May 2020 22:49 (two days ago) link


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