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by vowlvom
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

Podcast: http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=2018-06-21_ne13r6podcast1.mp3 That was a good one, I really enjoy listening to you guys argue about stuff. Particularly interesting stuff about my song this week, since when I wrote it I wasn't sure whether to go for the jangly 50s thing or fuzz the guit...
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

Thanks judges! Was biting my nails waiting for the semi-final results, amazed to have made the final!
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

Reuploaded the Mandible's shadow entry to One Ruhm. Everyone had trouble with the mix, so I messed with the levels. Doesn't matter 'cause it's a shadow, right? Just want it to sound good. :) Definitely sounds better, there's a real wall-of-sound vibe to it now. The melody on the "ask anyone......
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

I had to look up assonance to try to get a handle on it myself... as I understand it, it's sort of like alliteration but just for vowel sounds, so my chorus hits the "ee" sound repeatedly: sh e and m e , w e 're m e rel y a w ea k fan th e or y And I tried to include smaller examples throu...
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

Strong set of songs! Reviews after a couple of listens to each song: Carlo Bruno Jr. - some really interesting ideas here. I love the way the “middle ages” stuff in the lyric links up with that middle-ages-y lead keyboard (or is it woodwind?) sound, and the change-up in the drums midway through work...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII round 6: "Fan Theory" lyrics
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: NUR EIN XIII round 6: "Fan Theory" lyrics

(Vom Vorton) all the girls in the typing pool can’t wait to give their opinions on the whispers that filter in through the executives’ minions a memo finds its way from the mail room into a desk drawer RE: romance blooming up on the seventeenth floor the phone operators find their eyeballs all drawn...
by vowlvom
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Six "Fan Theory"

Ha! Well spotted. I look forward to being heartbreakingly knocked out in a penalty shootout in the traditional English manner.
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"
Replies: 33
Views: 933

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"

Sorry to see you go! I had a listen to your first studio album last week, curious to hear what your sound was like without the added ambience, and I thought it was very cool. Farewell to Grumpy Mike and Mandibles also. I had the chorus from the Mandibles song stuck in my head all day today which app...
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"
Replies: 33
Views: 933

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"

Vom Vorton Vocal is a bit strained at times. This is true. I was originally singing the verses an octave lower, then I realised it made the song sound really boring so I moved up. Think I just about got away with it, but one of these days I should really learn how to write songs in the right key fo...
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I'll Punch You If You Don't Support (Peace Among Worlds Reviews)
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: I'll Punch You If You Don't Support (Peace Among Worlds Reviews)

shrts - I'm listening at work and somehow I got interrupted with a question and had to pause this midway through my first listen. Quite impressive for a 35 second song. But yeah, it's short, and it rocks. add - this is a really great bit of indie rock with some good hooks. Love the handclaps. Guita...
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"
Replies: 33
Views: 933

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"

Carlo Bruno Jr. - this is wonderfully atmospheric and I love the glitchy editing (which ties in perfectly to the beatbox elements). Really well produced, interesting lyric. Nothing really to criticise. Grumpy Mike - extremely bassy mix, the little bluetooth speaker I used for my first listen couldn...
by vowlvom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"
Replies: 33
Views: 933

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Five "Hazardous Waste"

Submitting shortly. No idea what this thing is that I'm sending in, but I'm very much looking forward to hearing what everyone else came up with.
by vowlvom
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII: Hazardous Waste
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: NUR EIN XIII: Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste by Vom Vorton first contact wasn’t the big thing that we thought it would be no handshakes, no photo opportunities just a brief worrying message from the dark side of the moon received by every country simultaneously “you need to go leave this place the whole planet’s covered in haz...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 6/8/18
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: New Music Friday - 6/8/18

I'm looking forward to checking out the new Gruff Rhys (ex-Super Furry Animals) record which is out today, but I'm pretty sure I'm getting it for my birthday on Monday so I haven't taken the plunge yet. I meant to have a listen to Snail Mail today, but forgot. Sounds like it could be my kind of thin...
by vowlvom
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Hey everyone! Sorry it's so late, but here's the latest New Ugly review for Round 4! http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=2018-06-07_newuglynurein13-4.mp3 Good stuff again! Thanks for some more kind words (and low-key criticism). I appreciate the confidence boost regarding your predictions for the f...
by vowlvom
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Thanks, Judges! Although I wish there was one more round of immunity, because that beatbox challenge is, as they say, "kicking my ass".

My two favourites from this round got eliminated. Sorry to see you all go.
by vowlvom
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Inflatable Vegetables - excellent synthing, the mix of synth and guitar at the start sounds really good and the melodies are interesting and unusual. The vocal does sound a bit muddy / unclear in places, the layers in the chorus work well though.
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: United We Stand (Crack in the Wall Reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: United We Stand (Crack in the Wall Reviews)

add - I wasn't immediately taken by the vocal style early on but this really grew on me. Lots of interesting musical choices and a good lyric. It does feel like some of the musical sections are longer than they need to be, but still one of my favourites from this fight. The Cow Exchange - uh... tha...
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Wow, thank you! That's very kind of you to say.
by vowlvom
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Good stuff. As a wrong-timezone person I enjoy the chat replay feature, it's like watching a bunch of ghosts talk about the songs.

Still no news from Inflatable Vegetables?

Also I now seem to have the Nick Soma song stuck permanently in my head. So catchy.
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Vom Vorton: Good production, solid track. I prefer your immune entry of last week to this, though. Is there an accordion in there? If not, you made that synth sound very accordion-y. Or maybe there's something wrong with my ears. Anyway, it sounds great. It's a sampled (transistor?) organ I think, ...
by vowlvom
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 1391

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

I was going to wait for the Inflatable Vegetables song to get posted, but what the hell, I'm impatient. Carlo Bruno Jr. - love the intro, great vibe and the horns sound very cool. I found the vocal melody a bit uninspired / monotone though which stopped me from loving this quite as much as I thought...

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