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by mo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Thanks all; and congrats to everyone else who came through; looking the scores it looked like it was all pretty tightly contested. A lot of appreciation to Cavedwellers, Lunkhead, and The Lowest Bitter, all of whom had good songs; I especially liked TLB’s sample use but also I drink a lot of G&Ts. G...
by mo
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Thoughts during lunchtime: The Alleviators - Full of mood, great pace, plenty of space in the mix. All of Beka's vocal performances have been really good, and this one is no exception. When it goes big, it goes real big, great decision. I wonder if it would've been nice to have it get big earlier so...
by mo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round Five - Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Nur Ein XVII Round Five - Novel

Elks of the Economy Samples: typewriter, fountain pen writing, paper sounds, book dropped on table (multiple), espresso machine, drinking espresso, dog drinking water, and owl hooting. All of these are used naturally in the song as sonic elements, and outside of the owl hoots, one of the book drops,...
by mo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

I sacrificed myself to so much espresso drinking for this; I hope you’re all happy


Also we have typewriter samples, and owl hooting samples that were made into synth instruments. Another synth instrument was made from the book drops and fountain pen scratching samples
by mo
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 46
Views: 1164

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

not to get too deep into a bunch of gibberish but the strongest sounding notes to sing on a particular chord will be chord tones (ie notes that are in that chord), which doesn't mean don't sing other notes, but as a very general rule, you'll find singing chord tones on strong beats will sound better...
by mo
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

That’s what I thought, awesome. Thanks, I’m sure the liner notes this time will be plentiful hahahaha
by mo
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 823

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Clarification requested: we are allowed to manipulate, edit, and effect the samples we take in any way we like? If the samples are manipulated enough not to be recognizable as the original sound anymore, is that acceptable to all, some, or none of the judges?
by mo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

It's a Vomnaissance!
by mo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

glennny - Celtics in 7. Even if I don't believe it, I'm gonna fake it til I make it (possibly next year)
by mo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

Bunch of random-ish thoughts after having listened to the songs a bunch of times. I appreciate all the work and energy that everyone puts into their songs, the reviewing, the judging. Every single one of those is a thankless task that doesn't deserve vitriol. Well ok, maybe a little vitriol. Just a ...
by mo
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

BSS : Umm, okaaay. So, this is an interesting choice of subject matter for the lyric. I admit my interest was piqued, however I'm not sure it works as far as a lyric goes. Before I looked into it I was like "wtf are they singing about?" and then when I realised I still didn't feel any kind of conne...
by mo
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1473
Views: 181165

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Flufkenglenn should be an instaband of happy birthdays
by mo
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

great documentary!
by mo
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round Three - Can't Let It Go
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Nur Ein XVII Round Three - Can't Let It Go

Jeff Fal provided a harmony vocal for the prechorus, a unison vocal in the final chorus as well as a countermelody that has a harmony in that final chorus. Mark W provided 3 part harmonies of oohs and aahs in all choruses. Don't look at the metadata Holding on to hope Frayed threads of a heavy rope...
by mo
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

Elks guest harmonies will be listed in the lyrics, but if you're familiar with it, you will recognize Jeff Fal's distinctive stylings, as well as stellar BV harmonies provided by Mark Wengelewski, of the 80s hair metal band Wenger. Oh wait, that's not a thing
by mo
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1473
Views: 181165

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

It's Vom Day! British beers for all!
by mo
Fri Jun 10, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

I understand that I'm a degenerate, but man I wish there was a book for Nur Ein so we could bet round winners, etc. Not for actual money, because money ruins everything, but like, it's fun to bet on things. Now if only the Celtics would win two in a row.
by mo
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1766

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

Nice job Gizo!
by mo
Tue May 31, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Two "Floating In the Water"
Replies: 52
Views: 1429

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Two "Floating In the Water"

great, thanks for the clarification
by mo
Tue May 31, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Two "Floating In the Water"
Replies: 52
Views: 1429

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Two "Floating In the Water"

quick clarification ask:

Is the intention of the challenge that the "narratives" be established, pre-existing stories from at least 500 years apart, or if its ok if they are entirely or partially created specifically for this song? Just to be clear
by mo
Sun May 29, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round One - Deified
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Nur Ein XVII Round One - Deified

Elks of the Economy - "Deified" We own the style you can’t compare We take a pile more than our share From town to town we rock the land What critics say we just don’t care What we play or what we wear From shore to shore you know our brand We own the style you can’t compare And fucking sexy underwe...
by mo
Fri May 27, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round One "Deified"
Replies: 78
Views: 2373

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round One "Deified"

My suggestion to all contestants is simply to list your palindromes in the lyric thread or here in the round thread; judges may not see the posts but if they are looking for information they would be able to find it; whether they agree with you on whether or not your palindrome counts is up to the i...