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by mo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: You Never Know
Replies: 7
Views: 92

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: 502

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: 964

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: 964

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: 964

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: 964

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: 964

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: 1036

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: 1036

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: 243

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: 1036

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: 1278

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: 1036

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: 1036

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: 1952

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: 1952

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: 1952

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: 1952

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: 1474
Views: 181683

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: 1952

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: 325

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: 1952

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