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by vowlvom
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 9/13/19
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: New Music Friday - 9/13/19

I listened to a bit of Metronomy and Charli XCX last night, I was enjoying Metronomy until about seven or eight tracks into the album where the energy levels seriously dropped and didn't seem to recover. I exercised my "four bad tracks in a row and I'm out rule" that I just made up, and switched. Ch...
by vowlvom
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 31
Views: 343

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Lunkhead wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:37 pm
All these services are the same old crap, good luck finding any huge differentiator. :P
I'd say this one goes beyond huge:
Pandora is only available in the U.S. right now
by vowlvom
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 9/13/19
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: New Music Friday - 9/13/19

I listened to a bunch of stuff on Friday, most of it good, nothing really blew me away though. Probably my two favourites: Gruff Rhys - Pang! The Utopia Strong (spacy modular synth-prog band with snooker champion Steve Davis in the band!) Also checked out: (Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar Maybe Don't...
by vowlvom
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: The Stars Are Melting! (Liquid Starshine Reviews)
Replies: 20
Views: 617

Re: The Stars Are Melting! (Liquid Starshine Reviews)

Had a first listen on my lunch break, this is a cracking fight! I'll write some reviews once I've had some more listens, but particularly loving the Don Mattingly's Mustache track - really good stuff.
by vowlvom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 31
Views: 343

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

But I'd still rather just pay for the music that I like I'm not sure I understand what you mean by that. Like go back to the mp3 store type model? Or go back to only buying CDs/vinyl and only directly from artists? Or do you mean change the way streaming services pay out royalties so at a listeners...
by vowlvom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 31
Views: 343

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

I'd be happy to pay more for streaming if my money was going to the artists. But I'd still rather just pay for the music that I like and buy additional merch etc from the artists that I love, it just feels like a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
by vowlvom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Artist interrupts new single with an ad
Replies: 31
Views: 343

Re: Artist interrupts new single with an ad

Seems like a reasonable protest that is getting some attention (I've never heard of her before, will definitely have a listen now), so fair play to her. It *should* be possible for moderately successful musicians to make some money, and the internet *should* have made it easier - but I feel like Spo...
by vowlvom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 736

Re: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

In! With something a little bit different.
by vowlvom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Liquid Starshine
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Liquid Starshine

Vom Vorton I woke with a start from my end of the world dream When you woke with a start from your end of the world dream Synchronised sighs, some low-key screaming Then back to sleep for more dystopian dreaming They’ve announced it on the news, “we regret to say that sadly We must find another hom...
by vowlvom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)
Replies: 33
Views: 736

Re: Drinking in the (Liquid Starshine prefight)

Love the art, seconding the request for some fight artwork! I've got half a song written for this fight but didn't get a chance to do any recording over an unusually busy weekend. Will try to get something done tonight if the door hasn't slammed shut by then, I hate the thought of even a half-writte...
by vowlvom
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 9/6/19
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: New Music Friday - 9/6/19

I've been listening to Frankie Cosmos, it's a pretty good album but I'm not sure it really needed to be 21 tracks long. Pick the best ones, Frankie! There's also a new single today by Ellis Jones' new band, if anyone was into Trust Fund then it's that guy. They've got the somewhat infuriating name "...
by vowlvom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I think you've got my chair (Please Move Reviews)
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: I think you've got my chair (Please Move Reviews)

Vomit Vorton: I did absolutely zero research on the Phyrgian thing but I'm gonna stab in the dark and guess that you've gone for the challenge. Nice rhyme of "clothes" with "exposure", the "respect, no?" part was a bit cheesy. I like the chords in this, it's got a good sense of tension. The drums s...
by vowlvom
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I think you've got my chair (Please Move Reviews)
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: I think you've got my chair (Please Move Reviews)

Absolutely Credible - this hooked me in straight away with those crunchy power-pop guitars and the killer synth hook, but on my first couple of listens I didn't find the rest of the song as compelling. The rest of it really grew on me though - it's a really strong vocal performance. I wish there we...
by vowlvom
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You're blocking my view (Please Move prefight)
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: You're blocking my view (Please Move prefight)

In, with something fuzzy and a little odd and possibly phrygian? I'll let somebody with more musical knowhow be the judge of that.
by vowlvom
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Please Move
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Please Move

Please Move by Vom Vorton Well you’ve got the LOUDEST SNEEZE I’ve ever heard one blast of that thing and the birds flee from the trees and so I’m asking you to pleeeeeease MOVE And you’ve got no VOLUME CONTROL I guess it should have been a warning when we heard you screaming at your kid on a Sunday...
by vowlvom
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 8/23/19
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: New Music Friday - 8/23/19

The Jay Som album is good.
by vowlvom
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Online Music Making Challenge Calendar
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Online Music Making Challenge Calendar

Rocktober is generally set up as a subsection of the 50/90 site at the start of October, but I'm not sure the URL is always the same
by vowlvom
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Novembeat
Replies: 17
Views: 2803

Re: Novembeat

N ovemb eat! I've done NaSoAlMo a couple of times in November but this sounds better suited to the reduced amount of free time / energy I have these days, so I'm tempted to have a go. I've been meaning to get more into making music on mobile devices too and this seems like a good way to get my head ...
by vowlvom
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Anyone have any lens wipes? (You'll Know It When You See It Reviews)
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Anyone have any lens wipes? (You'll Know It When You See It Reviews)

Amby Moho - not really sure what to make of this. It's appealingly unusual, and quirky in ways that I almost entirely enjoy, but for some reason it doesn't really stick in my head after listening, really - maybe just because it's so short. But I definitely want to hear more from you! Balance Lost -...
by vowlvom
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Table for Dahmer (The Supper Club Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Table for Dahmer (The Supper Club Reviews)

Really strong fight! I was worried that the live challenge would result in lots of shaky one-take recordings but in the end there was only one of those, and it was me. Excellent work, you talented bunch. Berkeley Social Scene - enjoyed this, it avoids most of the pitfalls that can sink BSS songs for...