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by Cybronica
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - The Only Way Out
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Nur Ein XVI - The Only Way Out

The Only Way Out Mandibles (shadow) This song is about the experience of having to end a toxic friendship, One where you can't just drift apart, you have to set boundaries, and the toxic friend lashes out at being challenged. Downward modulation (still not sure that's a quantifiable thing) comes at ...
by Cybronica
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

I’m going to try to write reviews this weekend, but just in case I don’t get around to it, I wanted to say: In a round of exceptional songs, my favorite was Nick Soma’s. It’s been playing on repeat in my head for days, and I have yet to get tired of it. I love the recorder and clarinet duet, I love ...
by Cybronica
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

Thanks for the reviews, guys! Mandibles : Finally a tune that sits comfortably in the criminally underused medieval-jazz-metal genre. The bit after the first verse when you vocal going goes into the high "faaaall" bits is a cool effect but something in it seems to jar, I think there are two tracks w...
by Cybronica
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"
Replies: 69
Views: 1711

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"

I wrote some reviews (re: six). Sorry I couldn’t get to all the songs this week! Nur Ein XVI round 3 Written in order of the lyrics page postings Lowest Bitter: this song sounds a bit like Berlin - pointillistic and poppy - with a ray of sunshine shining through. Berlin was the last place I travelle...
by Cybronica
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

heid wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:11 pm
I am in with a 3/4 piano ballad about historical fiction lesbians, woowoo! And yeah I feel both of you on the short songs! Really had to get to the point quick with this challenge :)
Note to self: next years round zero challenge should be haiku (singular). :lol:
by Cybronica
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Waiting for the Sun to Fall
Replies: 16
Views: 238

Re: Nur Ein XVI - Waiting for the Sun to Fall

Mandibles - shadow Lyrics, Vocals, piano, bass, mix: Cybronica Guitar: Truth Writing credits: Cybro, Truth, Estaphonia, Zidongster With special guest Jon Porobil on electric guitars and drums! Setting: a preapocalyptic dystopian hellscape. The narrator sits and watches as the red giant engulfs the e...
by Cybronica
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

Mandibles is IN with its shadow, with guest artist Jon P!

The rondel line limitation has given us what might be our shortest song yet- only 2:06 all together, though I’m not convinced it doesn’t need a minute long solo and trading fours section in the middle…. :lol:
by Cybronica
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

Would anyone be willing/interested to do some guest guitar on the Mandibles shadow for this week? The rest of my band went on vacation before we could finish the track... :cry: I could take a crack at it although it might not be until tomorrow. Thank you so much for the offer! Jon P was able to com...
by Cybronica
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"
Replies: 65
Views: 1356

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Four "Waiting For The Sun To Fall"

Would anyone be willing/interested to do some guest guitar on the Mandibles shadow for this week? The rest of my band went on vacation before we could finish the track... :cry:
by Cybronica
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"
Replies: 69
Views: 1711

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"

grumpymike wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:44 pm
So many kind things
8-)
We make a good team. I’m so glad it came together!!
by Cybronica
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

Governing Dynamics: (…) I'm.. puzzled. Other than at the final chorus (which is pretty much at the very top of what I should ever even attempt to sing in full voice, I admit, and then I sang it about 30 times trying to decide on exact melody and phrasing) I wasn't particularly straining or feeling ...
by Cybronica
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"
Replies: 69
Views: 1711

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Three "Pleasant Row"

Grumpy Mike: .…The massively over the top metal and erotically delivered german are incredibly entertaining… This is definitely the first time anyone has called a vocal of mine erotic! I’m glad the humor came through- I had a blast working on this with Grumpy Mike, and I think he made a great track...
by Cybronica
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

The Jerks have returned with a podcast, where we review all the songs for the Nur Ein XVI Round Two! [*]00:59:16 - Mandibles Hope ya enjoy your just rewards! Thank you for the thoughtful reviews! I appreciate that Ryan got what the song was about, and also that it’s an odd thing to write a song abo...
by Cybronica
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

Hooray for podcast! I can’t wait to give it a listen! I finally got around to writing some reviews! I did no proof reading, so sorry in advance for any and all typos. Nur Ein 16 r2 Heid: I really love this song. You remind me of Florence and the machine on this track. The dark moody verses juxtapose...
by Cybronica
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Pleasant Row
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Re: Nur Ein XVI - Pleasant Row

PLEASANT ROW (A residential street in Schuylkill Haven, PA) Mandibles - Shadow Czech lyrics and vocals by guest Jan Z V1 Why do people leave? Why make your parents grieve? Running to something or running away? All I know is me In a brand new century Don’t got much of a reason to stay They told me wh...
by Cybronica
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

Mandibles Starts off with the big ol' epic of Semiprecious. This song is killer. It has a good build. The composition is solid. The ending with all the vamps is just the best. In fact, this may be my favorite Mandibles song.. Screw indecision. This is my favorite Mandibles song. If I get a chance t...
by Cybronica
Sun May 30, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

Aww, I was looking forward to the bunnies going on a grand ceiling adventure! Sorry to see you go, Lucky Spoon. Preemptively, I would like to note that the lead on the Mandibles song is not me, but our other female vocalist, Estaphonia. Sometimes people mix us up, but I think she has a richer voice ...
by Cybronica
Sun May 30, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Drag Me Around
Replies: 21
Views: 391

Re: Nur Ein XVI - Drag Me Around

Drag me around mandibles The musician in our round zero song felt they weren't good enough, and were frustrated by that feeling of not getting anywhere. Here, as they try to making touring work, they long for an easier life where they aren't broke all the time and have a job that gives them a living...
by Cybronica
Sun May 30, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2279

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"

Mandibles got in not only with a 3.5 minute song, but also 20 minutes to spare! I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't get a confirmation. Our round zero song had a musician who was just feeling not good enough. Round one had an office worker feeling unfulfilled and nostalgic. This song is the ste...
by Cybronica
Fri May 28, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round One "Pareidolia"
Replies: 108
Views: 2657

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round One "Pareidolia"

Thanks for the reviews, LT! They’re all so thoughtful; I am amazed by your turn around time. Thank you for your kind words, too. I wish I knew what was causing the distortion on our song- there’s no peaking that I can see in the wave forms, so I worry it’s something to do with my mic or interface. ...
by Cybronica
Thu May 27, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round One "Pareidolia"
Replies: 108
Views: 2657

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round One "Pareidolia"

Thanks for the reviews, LT! They’re all so thoughtful; I am amazed by your turn around time. Thank you for your kind words, too. I wish I knew what was causing the distortion on our song- there’s no peaking that I can see in the wave forms, so I worry it’s something to do with my mic or interface. I...
by Cybronica
Thu May 27, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Zero "Semiprecious"
Replies: 73
Views: 2330

Re: Nur Ein XVI: Round Zero "Semiprecious"

Mandibles - Ohh, look at Mr. Big Shot here, who can get a house all the way to half full! I don't think I heard where the challenge was met... I hear a couple of things that might have been intended as the challenge, but they're all a bit weak, in my opinion. Anyway, I'll just have to give you the ...