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by gizo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Probably my one meta-criticism is that your output has been fairly ploddy for the last month, so I'd like to hear you raise the tempo a bit next round. Thanks overall, I appreciate the feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed the song. Regarding the comment about tempo - I’m an old man, and I’m not sure m...
by gizo
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Yes - huge props to Elks for a stellar track, and commiserations to Lunkhead, Cavedwellers, and The Lowest Bitter.

It’s shitty to see good bands with good songs get eliminated, and jeez it must be hard to be a judge.
by gizo
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

mo wrote:
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:49 pm
Stacking Theory -
I was trying to think of what emotion this really imparted to me and it's quite difficult to say--it almost feels like regret but it's not that.
What a great way to think about songs!

For me, I think it might be 'acceptance', through an 'all things must pass' lens.
by gizo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 10
Views: 191

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

grumpymike wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:01 pm
<snip> I think you ought to go as drastic as possible while sounding good.
Thanks - makes sense. I'll have a tilt.
by gizo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Six "Summer Robot"
Replies: 10
Views: 191

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

Different instruments like "my other guitar", or different instruments like "ukulele"?
by gizo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

mo wrote:
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:00 pm
I sacrificed myself to so much espresso drinking for this; I hope you’re all happy
Yes. Very happy. Thank you.
by gizo
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

It's done. Stacking Theory is submitted.

Good luck, everyone!
by gizo
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round Five - Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Nur Ein XVII Round Five - Novel

Novel , by Stacking Theory Liner notes: This is a song about human progress. The verses are built on power drill (left) and impact driver (right) chords, with a wooden ruler plucking the repetitive bass and melody lines The chorus is an electric jigsaw chord to the right, and a blowtorch on the lef...
by gizo
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

Stacking Theory - This one grew on me over time. I found the phaser effect on the lead vocal kind of unpleasant to listen to at first, but this is dripping with Mood and Texture in a way that ultimately won me over and pushed it up in my rankings. The whistling is really pretty, and I love the big ...
by gizo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

Stacking Theory The whispery, lo-fi "doo doo doo" is nice. The phasey vocals and slow strum distorted guitar and scratchy sounding... synth? in the background creates great atmosphere and the drop to "oh wow" preceeding the chorus is a nice way to push into the next section. The guitar seems to com...
by gizo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Thank you, Owl.

That is a fantastic explanation, and I'm really grateful you've shared that with us. So glad I hadn't wandered off down the wrong path on that!
by gizo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"
Replies: 36
Views: 789

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Five "Novel"

Okay. I’m going to ask the question, so nobody else has to:

Judges, is the intention to hear us use pre-existing recordings (such as TV show, audiobook, etc) as distinct from our own field recordings?
by gizo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XVII Round Four - June Moon
Replies: 14
Views: 186

Re: Nur Ein XVII Round Four - June Moon

June Moon by Stacking Theory Liner notes: I live in the Southern Hemisphere. June is the time of our longest nights, and our coldest and wettest days. I get sad and stressed every winter - leaving for work in the dark, coming home in the dark, and wishing the sun would come out from behind a beach-...
by gizo
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forum notification emails being delayed
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Forum notification emails being delayed

Okay, I've set up songfight.net to use my mailgun account for now, and it's tested as working. Soon I'll find out just how many notification emails we send in a month! Dreamhost still says that the fix is "being verified" but the outgoing mail queue is still growing faster than mails are going out,...
by gizo
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

Lunkhead wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:00 am
And re: repetition, can we use the same lyrics for every chorus? Or are we expected to not repeat _any_ lines or anything _ever_...?
Oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit oh shit.... 💀💀💀
by gizo
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forum notification emails being delayed
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Forum notification emails being delayed

Thanks for the updates, Fluffy. I honestly just thought it was me somehow (I've had a few email shenanigans going on lately).
by gizo
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

Edit: I will almost certainly mark you down for repeating, unless somehow it sounds awesome (but chances are I won't think that even if you do :D ). Well bugger - I just re-read my lyrics and looked at the whole song (instead of just looking at a single verse at a time) and I realised that the firs...
by gizo
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

So you could have ‘sky/behind’ or ‘laughter/after’ or ‘queen/machine’ end of line rhymes (as long as they’re not a couplet), but not ‘daughter/slaughter’ From this list, I would only count sky/behind as a slant rhyme. ‘laughter/after’ or ‘queen/machine’ are both phonetically identical, so they have...
by gizo
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

What about repetition, judges?

Is repetition a perfect rhyme?

(Obviously I’m still avoiding couplets)
by gizo
Mon Jun 13, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

Actually, ‘laughter/after’ might not be allowed.
by gizo
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"
Replies: 45
Views: 1118

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Four "June Moon"

No end rhymes means only the end of a line, right? So there could be internal rhymes all over the place as long as the end doesn't rhyme? Because I was wondering if this means, strictly speaking, that the title must not be mentioned in the lyrics since it rhymes. I guess not. Yeah that’s how I read...
by gizo
Sun Jun 12, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"
Replies: 65
Views: 1714

Re: Nur Ein XVII: Round Three "Can't Let It Go"

I’m just packing up from a lovely long weekend at the cold wet and windy beach. I saw a wombat, plenty of kangaroos, and went to a good & wine festival. I feel at peace and relaxed, but I really did miss writing and recording this week. Can’t wait to hear all your voices when I get home this arvo. T...