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by thelowestbitter
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:08 am
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

I had no idea what a rondel was, once I looked it up and saw it was some medieval-ass bullshit I downloaded a mandolin vst and some choir patches hoping to really lean into the genre with some gregorian greensleeves crap. That didn't really happen - I ended up using the mandolin and choir but someh...
by thelowestbitter
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVI: Round Two "Drag Me Around"
Replies: 100
Views: 2266

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

Love those guitars, did you play those? It sounds different from your usual guitars so I thought they may be samples? I found a real sounding midi guitar sample in ableton and then moved a load of the notes around to make my own tune while keeping the different velocity settings programmed on each ...
by thelowestbitter
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Pleasant Row
Replies: 17
Views: 251

Nur Ein XVI - Pleasant Row

Pleasant Row - The Lowest Bitter ft. Vom Vorton on GCSE German Translations in italics Liner Notes: This is a song about Berlin. I love Berlin, and it's been a while since I've been there and it's probably gonna be a while until I can go again with COVID travel restrictions. The chorus of this song...
by thelowestbitter
Wed May 26, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Drag Me Around
Replies: 21
Views: 380

Nur Ein XVI - Drag Me Around

I'll admit to being confused by what you wanted with this challenge, and I think it's resulted in a confused lyric that only barely makes sense to me, and also requires people to remember my first two songs, which I realise is asking a lot when there's 24 others in the competition. So I'm hoping tha...
by thelowestbitter
Tue May 18, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Pareidolia
Replies: 25
Views: 381

Nur Ein XVI - Pareidolia

Liner notes Had to get this one written and recorded quickly last night due to other commitments this week, I think it's turned out okay. It's about a malevolent looking stain I saw on a seat on the Glasgow Subway a couple years back, and about how paranoid I feel using the subway at the moment duri...
by thelowestbitter
Sat May 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVI - Semiprecious
Replies: 24
Views: 447

Re: Nur Ein XVI - Semiprecious

I remembered this article about the Myanmar jade trade I read a while back. I reread it, and then I read some more articles, and then I watched a documentary, and then I wrote this song. Sorry to get all serious :( Liner notes: I find repetition easy, the "gradual emphasis" part of the challenge was...
by thelowestbitter
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"
Replies: 149
Views: 7814

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"

Well after last week I was pretty certain the writing was on the wall for me even before I saw this week's challenge was to soundtrack my anathema. A part of me hoped I might stand out among the earnest attempts at bond themes if I refused to play ball on the soundalike aspect of the challenge, and ...
by thelowestbitter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Carte Blanche
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: NUR EIN XV - Carte Blanche

The Lowest Bitter - Carte Blanche Liner Notes I don't really like James Bond. Let me rephrase that; I despise James Bond and everything that he stands for. This song is my attempt to write a theme befitting the obnoxious prick. This challenge leaves a lot open to interpretation. I decided it wasn't...
by thelowestbitter
Sun May 31, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window

Rear Window - The Lowest Bitter featuring Balance Lost Liner Notes: So this song is about nostalgia. I was thinking about how much of our culture is now geared towards remakes and reissues and reunion tours of bands playing their old records in full, and what that says about us and our relationship...
by thelowestbitter
Sun May 24, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra
Replies: 25
Views: 1497

Re: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra

Challenge: the two instruments are a guitar and the ableton midi instrument "Violin Section Legato.adg". The guitar sounds weird I'm aware, the pick hitting the strings was coming through really loud on every strum in my very bad guitar recording set up, so I ended up chopping the front off each st...
by thelowestbitter
Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook

okay so I'm gonna put liner notes in with my lyric, as there's a lot of very personal, hyperspecific lyrics here. Hopefully the song can be enjoyed without any liner notes, but I want to give some context. To distinguish between the two, my lyrics are in bold, the footnotes are under each verse/chor...
by thelowestbitter
Tue May 12, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 8563

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

ok so I hope to write full reviews further down the line but this round is a little too much for me to handle. Thanks Vom for taking the time to write over 40 reviews as well as judging. I did want to pick out a few personal favourites though. I'm not paying attention to the challenge that much tbh,...
by thelowestbitter
Mon May 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 8563

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Okay a little about mine. I had a verse and pre-chorus and was gonna come back and do a chorus, and then I downloaded the orchestral instruments pack for ableton, and got carried away, and before I knew it I had arranged a string section break instead of writing a chorus and only had a day left to d...
by thelowestbitter
Sun May 10, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine
Replies: 37
Views: 2072

Re: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine

this is a song about being bored and anxious and trying to keep occupied in lockdown, and also feeling guilty for being so self-obsessed in a global pandemic, sipping coffee and ignoring the outside world like the meme dog. The Lowest Bitter - This Is Fine oh I'm okay I'm not okay I'm not okay no I'...
by thelowestbitter
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Better Than Everything
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Better Than Everything

Hey! This is a song about lockdown anxiety and trying not to freak out. Propranolol is my anti-anxiety medication. Better Than Everything - The Lowest Bitter [ so let’s practice a deep breathing, focused meditation now. to start, most patients find it helpful to sit with the feet firmly on the groun...
by thelowestbitter
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)
Replies: 59
Views: 3791

Re: Give us some (Love In The Time Of Reviews)

ShoehornTC - Really solid mix, especially like the multitracked guitar strumming in this, it sounds really nice. Like the vocal in the chorus, that extra harmony layer is lovely. Maybe a little too long, but I'm splitting hairs - I enjoyed this. VOTE Caravan Ray - I like all the vocal manipulation a...
by thelowestbitter
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Love in the time of
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Love in the time of

This song is about going on instagram and seeing gay guys posing topless with facemasks on, or with soap dripping down their bodies, to both raise awareness of coronavirus and also promote their onlyfans accounts at the same time. I'm not judging, there's a whole load of horny people on lockdown so ...
by thelowestbitter
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)
Replies: 35
Views: 3105

Re: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)

Wooo! Thanks for the nice comments and reviews everyone, good week all round. Enjoyed the podcast a lot, feels bizarre to hear The Lowest Bitter and The Spinto Band mentioned in the same breath. They’re actually how I first heard of Song Fight over a decade ago, when I came here and downloaded all t...
by thelowestbitter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Blowing through this town (Tumbleweed prefight)
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Blowing through this town (Tumbleweed prefight)

In! Knew I wasn't gonna be able to find time to record vocals for this one so I've tried something a bit different and done an instrumental, ambient/electronic sorta thing.
by thelowestbitter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)
Replies: 35
Views: 3105

Re: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)

My third Songfight! Now I have a better idea of the reviewing style here (much more critical than the big love-in I'm used to over at FAWM) I've been a bit more critical in my reviews. Hopefully nothing too harsh here, sorry for any offence. Some really good songs! Before reviewing everyone else, so...
by thelowestbitter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)
Replies: 35
Views: 3105

Re: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)

Does songfight.org still have that bug where voting for either one of those two songs will count as a vote for both? I was going to say, if both songs are under the exact same name in the poll is the website sophisticated enough to keep them separate or will votes for both songs get mashed together?
by thelowestbitter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 3864

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

Congratulations Balance Lost! Didn't get a chance to participate in or review this one unfortunately, but I did listen and yours was probably my favourite