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Topic: 2004: Guapo vs Magma
Posted By: Logan
Subject: 2004: Guapo vs Magma
Date Posted: October 08 2021 at 19:08
A very straight-forward and quite sensible methinks album poll, which of these two do you prefer? Much as I like both, Guapo for me.

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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: October 08 2021 at 21:27
Guapo for me, but it’s really close.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: October 08 2021 at 22:25
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

Guapo for me, but it’s really close.

Super close for me as well, but I reach the same conclusion. 


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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 02:35
Glad to see "the underdog" doing so well. Guapo for me too. Five Suns is a modern masterpiece while KA is an impressive comeback-album, but not among my Magma-favorites.


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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 03:08
Tight affair this - Guapo today but maybe Magma on another.


Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 04:04
Five Suns has a special place in my heart.  Hard choice but that's the way I go.

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Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 06:29
Guapo!

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 07:03
Guapo for me, both outstanding but 5 Suns is top 5 this century for me.

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 07:09
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Glad to see "the underdog" doing so well. Guapo for me too. Five Suns is a modern masterpiece while KA is an impressive comeback-album, but not among my Magma-favorites.


Same. I prefer Magma's follow-up, E-Re. 9 to 3 at this time, and every response so far (eight of them) favours Guapo. Magma's K.A. is the top rated album at PA for the year with 4.25 | 721 ratings, whereas Gaupos is at number 22 with 4.04 | 133 ratings. Number 23 for the year is another favourite of mine, Secret Chief 3's Book of Horizons.

I have noticed that people who vote for what might be seen as the underdog (or lesser known) are more likely to post what they chose (and add something about their selection), and this is not really surprising. People who vote and know (have heard) both are also more likely to post.

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Posted By: rik wilson
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 13:21
Guapo and Elephant9 are sublime.


Posted By: dr prog
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 15:18
So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 16:00
Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no


Not sure anyone but you said better, but if I did consider that to be a Magma copy (and I think there's a Univers Zero and other influences there too) then I might say that it's doing a better job at copying Magma than Magma was with K.A.

I do hear Köhntarkösz in Five Suns. I like K.A, but one of my complaints with K.A was that it sounded rather Magma-by-numbers to me (and rather Prog by numbers in its way). If Magma had put out 5 Suns, I would not have called it Magma-by-numbers despite hearing the Magma in it.

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 19:51
Easy choice for me as KA just never resonated with me. Five Suns on the other hand is incredible with the mellotron and bass just killing it.

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Posted By: Mascodagama
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 03:44
Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no


srsly?

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 08:38
Good matchup. Gotta go with Magma though.

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Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 09:30
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no


Not sure anyone but you said better, but if I did consider that to be a Magma copy (and I think there's a Univers Zero and other influences there too) then I might say that it's doing a better job at copying Magma than Magma was with K.A.

I do hear Köhntarkösz in Five Suns. I like K.A, but one of my complaints with K.A was that it sounded rather Magma-by-numbers to me (and rather Prog by numbers in its way). If Magma had put out 5 Suns, I would not have called it Magma-by-numbers despite hearing the Magma in it.

I agree with this. I've never even thought of Magma when I've spun Five Suns. Ever! Anekdoten and Univers Zero for sure though.


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Posted By: Saperlipopette!
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 10:49
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no


Not sure anyone but you said better, but if I did consider that to be a Magma copy (and I think there's a Univers Zero and other influences there too) then I might say that it's doing a better job at copying Magma than Magma was with K.A.

I do hear Köhntarkösz in Five Suns. I like K.A, but one of my complaints with K.A was that it sounded rather Magma-by-numbers to me (and rather Prog by numbers in its way). If Magma had put out 5 Suns, I would not have called it Magma-by-numbers despite hearing the Magma in it.

I agree with this. I've never even thought of Magma when I've spun Five Suns. Ever! Anekdoten and Univers Zero for sure though.
Yeah this so called dr prog is either mistaken Guapo for another band - or stripped of his or her doctoral title

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Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 11:34
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by dr prog dr prog wrote:

So the magma copy is better than magma? Um no


Not sure anyone but you said better, but if I did consider that to be a Magma copy (and I think there's a Univers Zero and other influences there too) then I might say that it's doing a better job at copying Magma than Magma was with K.A.

I do hear Köhntarkösz in Five Suns. I like K.A, but one of my complaints with K.A was that it sounded rather Magma-by-numbers to me (and rather Prog by numbers in its way). If Magma had put out 5 Suns, I would not have called it Magma-by-numbers despite hearing the Magma in it.


I agree with this. I've never even thought of Magma when I've spun Five Suns. Ever! Anekdoten and Univers Zero for sure though.
Yeah this so called dr prog is either mistaken Guapo for another band - or stripped of his or her doctoral title<span><span ="rendered_text"></span></span>


I hear King Crimson in the mix too, but different people make different associations. It is surely reminiscent in part to me of Köhntarkösz and with bass work it has a similar vibe in part, but I have said various times that various music reminds me of Köhntarkösz. Its one of those reference points my brain has associated music with a considerable amount. A Magma clone, though? Maybe dr prog prefers Black Oni and Elixirs from Guapo. Hopefully he will chime in on this discussion soon because I really am interested to hear his more detailed thoughts on this.

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Posted By: Progmind
Date Posted: October 11 2021 at 11:57
nice poll!! voted Gaupo!!


Posted By: socrates17
Date Posted: October 21 2021 at 09:58
Love the Guapo, but had to vote for K.A. even if it isn't primo Magma.



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