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by mo
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: You Changed My Mind
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: You Changed My Mind

Yaks of the Industry The day is darkest before the dawn Sometimes your confidence is all but gone The sound of sprinklers on the lawn You tell yourself to get up and go on My life was a record at the end of the groove The needle spinning static was my only mood The sun rises and brings a new day Th...
by mo
Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give to the unworthy! (My Lifestyle of Leisure reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Give to the unworthy! (My Lifestyle of Leisure reviews)

I just wanted to double down on the LT & Chumpy track, like LT, you've always had a unique sound and haunting quality to your voice, and I don't lurk enough to know if this is now the way things are, but I like it, whatever you're now doing on this song; your singing in particular sounds great edit:...
by mo
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give to the unworthy! (My Lifestyle of Leisure reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Give to the unworthy! (My Lifestyle of Leisure reviews)

Berkeley Social Scene : I enjoyed the main riff and the guitar solo, as usual. Something about the vocal treatment sounds a little muffled to me, which normally I wouldn’t care that much about, but I feel like in this song it’s draining the vocal of a little energy that would help it kick up in the...
by mo
Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: If you rally your friends and family then (You Never Know reviews)
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: If you rally your friends and family then (You Never Know reviews)

How odd. Well I'm sorry I didn't get around to reviewing, but some liner notes: I wrote most of the Yaks song this time using my new electric 12, which I'm still figuring out how to get the best sounds out of and mix properly---I have done a new mix of this song and I'm sort of getting there, thanks...
by mo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: You Never Know
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: You Never Know

Yaks of the Industry Don’t be surprised by the return Amazing things can happen when you aren’t too concerned Taking each day on its own accord Let go of expectations and you’ll never get bored You never know You’ll never grow Until you learn To let it go When you are free And let it be It may be s...
by mo
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Seven "Ascent" (final round!)
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Seven "Ascent" (final round!)

Congrats to Vom, the winner, and Gizo, a worthy runner-up!
by mo
Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 42
Views: 1086

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"

Future Boy wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:09 am
gizo wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:07 pm
Elks: You get 'On Horseback' by Mike Oldfield. It's complicated how we ended up there, but congratulations.
Thank you so much for these, they are delightful.
Ironically I just picked up a vinyl of Tubular Bells at a yard sale the other month hahaha
by mo
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 42
Views: 1086

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"

Anyway see you guys in that lizard lounge, martinis on the Elks
by mo
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 42
Views: 1086

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"

gizo wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:09 pm
I'm just going to say again that I really dug Elks this week, it sounded like it was lifted from our preferred gardening radio show - Ports of Paradise
I think it’s more like that little indie lizard lounge, the song they play when they want you to order more drinks
by mo
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 42
Views: 1086

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"

Be happy to talk chords in this style sometime, but check out the chart for Girl from Ipanema sometime, that’s pretty much The Godfather of this, even though we only used the typical m6 once, the other things really are just versions of that for most of the verses
by mo
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 42
Views: 1086

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"

Some quick hits before I jump in a car to drive back home: Alleviators: Great concept, super fun, great execution as usual. I did think that it felt like it was setting up a story, so that it was the first song of a concept album, and as a result, I wanted to hear the completion of the story--like t...
by mo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 37
Views: 1181

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: 37
Views: 1181

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: 282

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: 37
Views: 1181

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: 1421

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: 37
Views: 1181

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: 37
Views: 1181

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: 2193

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: 2193

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: 2193

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: 2193

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...