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Poll Question: Which one do you like the most?
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    Posted: March 19 2009 at 08:10
Elixirs has been out for a while, so people should be able to decide now (or not).
All three rank amongst my favourite albums ever, and they all work on quite different levels. 
But if I had to choose one, it'd probably be Black Oni. It binds all my favourite genres together: prog meets drone meets "post-rock" meets zeuhl meets ambient meets jazz meets RIO, etc.. 
All three of them do to a greater or lesser extent, but I guess I just find Black Oni to have this perfect balance. And also it contains Black Oni V, which is a killer track!

If you chose the fourth option, here are some links for you to check out:
www.myspace.com/guapoband
guaponews.blogspot.com
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:01
Three excellent albums, to say the least.

My vote goes to Five Suns. Part II is just gorgeous.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:07
Tough Five Suns has one my all time favorite instrumentals (part  2), Black Oni flows betters for me. Very original band indeed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:11
Hehe, AlexUC, you should've had Elixirs as your avatar and voted for it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:15
Looking at the links now! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:24
Originally posted by Kim? Kim? wrote:

Hehe, AlexUC, you should've had Elixirs as your avatar and voted for it
Maybe... But I need some more spins before Embarrassed Elixirs is a difficult one for me... Maybe too long tracks, and a little bit noodly for the moment...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:38
I'm definitely adding these guys to the top of my wishlist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:48
Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I'm definitely adding these guys to the top of my wishlist.
You should add them directly to your shop cart TongueWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:50
Originally posted by AlexUC AlexUC wrote:

Originally posted by progismylife progismylife wrote:

I'm definitely adding these guys to the top of my wishlist.
You should add them directly to your shop cart TongueWink


Don't have a bank account! Yet...LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 10:53
Black Oni easily, really enjoy the others but for me Black Oni is one of the most ferocious displays of awesomeness in my entire music collection.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 11:04
Five Suns and Black Oni are about tied for me.  Love both.  I'm not so enamoured with Elixirs (I find it less substantial).  I've voted for Black Oni in the past, but now I'm giving it to Five Suns.  Both are great, imo.  Incidentally, I also like Twisted Stems muchly (and Miasma and The Carousel of Headless Horses is great).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 11:35
i have not yet heard five suns, though i have high hopes for it. Black Oni i liked at first, but now i find it rather predictable and derrivative. Elixirs is my favorite, as i think its thier most origional sounding, even if Guapo are beginning to sound like a project (which i suppose they are now) rather than a band.
 
2 further questions:-
 
1.Has anyone got Daniel O'Sullivan's Mothlite album? i seriously recommend it.
2.Has anyone got the early Guapo albums like 'Towers open fire'. they have long since been unavailable and i'd love to know what they sound like
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 11:59
Originally posted by Froth Froth wrote:

 2 further questions:-
 1.Has anyone got Daniel O'Sullivan's Mothlite album? i seriously recommend it.
2.Has anyone got the early Guapo albums like 'Towers open fire'. they have long since been unavailable and i'd love to know what they sound like
Yeah, the Mothlite album is also fantastic. Great atmosphere! By the way, there are two new preview tracks on their myspace: myspace.com/mothlite. Although a bit more 'poppy' (not necessarily a bad thing), I think they sound promising.
Yes, I've got Towers Open Fire on my computer. I haven't listened to it that much, but so far I don't really enjoy it. A bit noisy and trashy punk-rock maybe, with some electronic elements and tapes. You can hear some traces, although slight, of what they were to become, though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 14:26
hey! i just found towers open fire on the web and im listening to it now. its sounding pretty good so far!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 14:30
All three albums are excellent but I went with Five Suns, just simply superb.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 15:41
Black Oni for me. I love all three of these albums, but Five Suns may be my least fav.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 18:20
Black Oni

Not a huge fan of the band though, never differentiated themselves enough to my ears.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 19:39
Five Suns.
 
All are excellent though. Can't wait for their new one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 20:56
Ive heard that the new ones going to afro-beat influenced, with alot more atmospheric synthersizers. cant wai!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2009 at 21:55
Now that sounds very interesting. 
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