ariich’s inclusive roulette (v6) – EPic final results!

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Should the max number of artists in the EP round be increased from 4 to 5?

Yes that would be much better and Cyril is very attractive.
3 (14.3%)
No that's a terrible idea, Cyril should be stoned.
5 (23.8%)
Whatever.
13 (61.9%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: June 08, 2020, 03:08:19 PM

ariich

That's only a few people, most submissions are Spotify playlists. Lots of different approaches taken (stories, themes, or just collections of similar style songs) but there's amazing stuff from each approach - there was no requirement for a concept this time, just points for how well it flows.

EDIT: Just seen your edit, and yep, it's 32!

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Luoto

Here's the Tapiola playlist for anyone interested in checking it out. Pay attention to album covers ;) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0CZNkBvh9amJwIx1RPm49Q

Sacul


Crow

Luoto "won the last roulette" "might be the best thing you've ever sent me"

of course in part it's due to 13 minutes of the EP being a song ariich already got sent & loved but  :lol

ariich

Quote from: Luoto on June 27, 2020, 04:38:20 PM
Here's the Tapiola playlist for anyone interested in checking it out: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0CZNkBvh9amJwIx1RPm49Q
FFO folk-infused black metal.


Quote from: Sacul on June 27, 2020, 04:38:42 PM
comparisons when
Er, when results are posted I guess!


Quote from: Cyril on June 27, 2020, 04:39:18 PM
Luoto "won the last roulette" "might be the best thing you've ever sent me"

of course in part it's due to 13 minutes of the EP being a song ariich already got sent & loved but  :lol
Yeah he did well reserving this one. :lol

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Luoto

Quote from: Cyril on June 27, 2020, 04:39:18 PM
of course in part it's due to 13 minutes of the EP being a song ariich already got sent & loved but  :lol

It was track 1 already in the very first EP draft :) There was another Illyria track planned before, but the fact they got sent earlier on drove some changes to the final EP because otherwise it would've been only one new artist.

TAC

Louto, if I hold another roulette, I expect you to participate. I said that before, but you blew me off on the last one.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Quote from: Mr. Crabs on June 27, 2020, 04:48:55 PM
Louto, if I hold another roulette, I expect you to participate. I said that before, but you blew me off on the last one.
Yeah, this ^
aka Puppies_On_Acid
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Crow

luoto needs to finally run a roulette one of these days too  :corn

lonestar


King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

aka Puppies_On_Acid
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ariich

Happy to reveal all the remaining impressions now that nobody else is guessing, but I still don't think I'll be in a position to start results until Tuesday.

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Crow

rank the individual songs of every EP separately but don't compare any of them to each other or to previous rounds' scores

that'll give us something to talk about without giving away much of anything  :corn

Lethean

I'll guess 33 - it would fit with the mixed bag comment.  But I kind of hope for 29... ;)

ariich

Quote from: Cyril on June 28, 2020, 01:53:35 PM
rank the individual songs of every EP separately but don't compare any of them to each other or to previous rounds' scores

that'll give us something to talk about without giving away much of anything  :corn
There's no possible way I could rank all the individual songs.

However, one idea I could steal from Tim is to post my favourite and least favourite song (so far anyway) from each EP?


EDIT:

Quote from: Lethean on June 28, 2020, 01:57:28 PM
I'll guess 33 - it would fit with the mixed bag comment.  But I kind of hope for 29... ;)
It's neither. :lol But again funnily enough they are both the same person.

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Buddyhunter1

Quote from: ariich on June 28, 2020, 02:00:49 PM
However, one idea I could steal from Tim is to post my favourite and least favourite song (so far anyway) from each EP?

Do it, even though the least favorite for mine has already been spoiled :corn

Elite

Quote from: ariich on June 28, 2020, 02:00:49 PM
Quote from: Cyril on June 28, 2020, 01:53:35 PM
rank the individual songs of every EP separately but don't compare any of them to each other or to previous rounds' scores
There's no possible way I could rank all the individual songs.

Not all of them. Just the tracks on every EP separately.

ariich

Oh sorry, I completely misunderstood. :lol I'm dumb.

A top and bottom is hard enough for some EPs, so I'm not sure I could rank all tracks on every EP (though some I definitely could). Hmm, I'll think about it. It'll need to be tomorrow either way as I'll want to complete my current round of listening first. I'll definitely post at least tops and bottoms tomorrow, maybe full rankings if I'm able to.

For now, have the full first impression reveals:

Quote from: ariich on June 24, 2020, 03:31:00 PM
EP first impressions
Two impressions per submission. Have fun!

1.   Powerful, proggy and very emotive. [Evermind]
2.   This seems like a bit of a mixed bag. [Lethean]
3.   Your good run seems to be continuing. [Sacul]
4.   I'm enjoying the fun, energetic metal here. [wolfking]
5.   A very nice selection of pretty emotive prog. [king]
6.   There's some gorgeous, emotional stuff here. [Tomi]
7.   The coherence and storytelling is rather great. [Puppies]
8.   The emotional narrative here is quite captivating. [Shadow]
9.   There's an enjoyable, intense groove to most of this. [Train]
10.   It reminds me of a couple of other artists I rather enjoy. [Jingle]
11.   I think this might be the best thing you've ever sent me. [Luoto]
12.   There's a really consistent vibe throughout this whole EP. [Nekov]
13.   It's over-the-top, but I can't help grinning from ear to ear. [Katt]
14.   One of these artists I'm digging a lot more than I expected. [LordCost]
15.   Nothing out of the ordinary but damn it's really lovely stuff. [Nekov]
16.   Not yet convinced by the ending, but the rest sounds excellent. [Buddy]
17.   The storytelling and general build-up here seem pretty magical. [Indi]
18.   Almost every single thing about this is EXACTLY what I expected. [Katt]
19.   The theme is fun, though might be at risk of backfiring somewhat. [lonestar]
20.   There's a blend of upbeat and morbid here that sounds compelling. [Cyril]
21.   Everything sounds enjoyable and talented but not much stands out. [lonestar]
22.   I'm not sure I love all of it, some of the tracks are maybe a little dull. [Tomi]
23.   Moody, weighty, but actually pretty accessible and really immersive. [Elite]
24.   This was a bit more varied than I expected, and the guitar work is nice. [Stadler]
25.   It's all perfectly enjoyable, but perhaps a bit middle-of-the-road to my tastes. [Stadler]
26.   Overall, there's some really good, crunchy stuff, but the quality isn't consistent. [LordCost]
27.   There's a lovely ambience to half of this, and a great energy to most of the rest. [Sacul]
28.   Half of it sounds pretty awesome, although the other half is a lot less interesting. [wolfking]
29.   The flow feels kind of disjointed, but I do love the theme that binds it all together. [romdrums]
30.   One of these artists sounds so much better than my previous experience with them. [Elite]
31.   Nice mix of epicness, atmosphere and groove that somehow doesn't feel disjointed. [Buddy]
32.   The consistency in both quality and sound here really makes it feel like a genuine EP. [Luoto]
33.   There's a couple of duds, but the rest is very cool and kind of unique to this roulette. [romdrums]
34.   The middle part of this is solid enough, but the beginning and end are really fantastic. [TAC]
35.   Some of this was kind of unexpected, some of it less so, and it's a really interesting mix. [Cyril]
36.   There are some great moments but it doesn't sound as consistent or coherent as I'd like. [Lethean]
37.   The music is nicely theatrical and it all sounds at least pretty good, some of it even great. [Indi]
38.   There's a really coherent vibe to all this, but enough variety to keep it interesting as well. [king]
39.   It's fairly heavy and stylistically consistent, but there's enough variety too to keep it interesting. [TAC]
40.   Stylistically nothing particularly unusual about it, but it's highly enjoyable and kind of bombastic. [Jingle]
41.   It's very varied, which is exciting although after one listen I'm not sure how well it all fits together. [Shadow]
42.   This is some ferocious stuff – I dig the intensity but I'm not sure all the music is grabbing me so far. [Puppies]
43.   There's an element I'm not yet sure about on its own, but it seems to balance with the rest of the EP. [Train]
44.   There's a nice variety of styles but it's incredibly consistent tonally, which makes it feel very convincing. [Evermind]


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TAC


lonestar


Elite


Crow


ariich

Must I remind you again that those were only my first impressions, and it's even harder for EPs with multiple artists. :lol

As things currently stand, it's looking like it'll be tight at the top.

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wolfking


Buddyhunter1


Crow

Quote from: ariich on June 28, 2020, 03:18:01 PM
As things currently stand, it's looking like it'll be tight at the top.
And I won't be there!  :corn

King Postwhore

"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

Sacul


Evermind

Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 11:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

ariich

I mean, yeah I definitely am the big winner from this roulette. :D

EDIT: But wallet definitely won't be...

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Indiscipline

Quote from: ariich on June 29, 2020, 02:58:39 AM
I mean, yeah I definitely am the big winner from this roulette. :D

You most definitely are.

The amount of music you've processed and managed borders the impossible, and the last hangman approaches insanity.

The fact the whole experience was so smooth both conceals and underlines the feat's magnitude.

*tips hat*

ariich

Well, that's very kind Alex, but really I meant that I win the biggest prize which is discovering all this amazing music. :heart

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The Walrus

Quote from: ariich on June 29, 2020, 03:21:59 AM
Well, that's very kind Alex, but really I meant that I win the biggest prize which is discovering all this amazing music. :heart

I am really looking forward to the end of my roulette and the absolute mountain of music I plan on digging through.

TAC

Quote from: The Walrus on June 29, 2020, 06:38:26 AM
Quote from: ariich on June 29, 2020, 03:21:59 AM
Well, that's very kind Alex, but really I meant that I win the biggest prize which is discovering all this amazing music. :heart

I am really looking forward to the end of my roulette

Tell me about it.