lost in your POLL - GusGus Arabian Horse

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it just turned 10 and it still remains the unreachable mountain top they might never climb again
shall we poll?

Poll Results

Over 3
Deep Inside 1
Within You 1
Changes Come 1
Selfoss 0
When Your Lover's Gone 0
Magnified Love 0
Arabian Horse 0
Be With Me 0
Benched 0

scanner darkly, Friday, 18 June 2021 02:56 (one year ago) link

was gonna keep it open for a week, don't know what happened
this could easily be my most listened to album and i still don't know which track i'll vote for
but i guess that's one of the reasons it's such a perfect album. even, ok, magnified love

scanner darkly, Friday, 18 June 2021 03:03 (one year ago) link

The June gloom is here so I might actually listen to this today.

Over just ahead of Deep Inside.

nashwan, Friday, 18 June 2021 09:10 (one year ago) link

Within you. The only thing I don’t like about it is they chose to put some effect on the word “shiver” which was superfluous.

I am using your worlds, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:47 (one year ago) link

yeah it’s one technique i wish they stopped using
or maybe i’m thinking of daniél overannunciating words here and there like in Crossfade?

was reading the kompact release blurb here: https://gusgus.bandcamp.com/album/arabian-horse
and realized it never occurred to me how much this album relies on string arrangements, which doesn’t seem to extend to other albums that much?
there are some other tracks i can think of, like god application on mexico but i don’t think it’s as prominent on other albums

going to relisten again and pay attention to strings this time

scanner darkly, Friday, 18 June 2021 20:21 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 24 June 2021 00:01 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

haven't gotten to this album yet, but uhh... gusgus is kinda sorta super fuckin dope?

(polydistortion is so far, anyway)

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Friday, 17 March 2023 15:58 (two weeks ago) link

<i>Polydistortion</i> and its follow-up <i>This is Normal</i> are the only albums that represent GusGus as the original music/graphic design/cinema collective. After that, the lineup changed entirely, and post-1999 GusGus is kind of like that rock band that still uses the old name even though there is only one original member left.

Melomane, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:06 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, looking into lineup changes — hahaha oh wow

thank you for that! i'm two-thirds through polydistortion and ehhmm... this is completely wonderful.

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Friday, 17 March 2023 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

oh, hi ned!

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Friday, 17 March 2023 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

There are lots of stylistic and line up changes but I’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite, you’ve still got Attention and Arabian Horse to look forward to.

I am using your worlds, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

Arabian Horse and Lies Are More Flexible are really good!

with hidden noise, Friday, 17 March 2023 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

i think both Daníel and Biggi were there from the start. here is a good write up:

there was a dip in quality around Forever and 24/7 but Arabian Horse was an amazing return to form and kinda crystallized their sound for the most part

scanner darkly, Friday, 17 March 2023 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

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