Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby iVeg » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:55 pm

Hey Mike and Ben, thanks as always for the podcast. I didn't think you could get an hour show out of 5 songs, but you did.
Ben - there are direct flights from JFK but they'll run you 1000-2000 US$. That's pretty pricey for a slap.
The vocals - maybe it's desperation? I knew I was working until 2 am, and only had a small recording window... I really don't know what I did different, but I keep trying to improve.

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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Niveous » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 am

ken wrote:
Niveous wrote:The songs are up!

https://nurein.songlander.com/titles/1D ... E1926A1F25

The vote is now in the hands of the eliminated contestants, as well as the judges. Take a listen to the two songs and send your vote to nurein.sidefight AT gmail. It is time to pick the Nur Ein!


When is the cut off for voting?


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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Niveous » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:25 am

Get your final votes in!

This one is gonna be close!!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII: Songs and Scores (no comments)

Postby vowlvom » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:45 pm

Ahhhh, so close! Congratulations to Merisan, all of your songs were such high quality. I'm proud to have hung in there so long!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:02 pm

Wow. My mind is blown. I was really starting to think this would never happen, that we would be the perpetual also-ran. And it only barely happened this time. Fantastic job on your final song and all your entries, Vom, you were an extremely worthy competitor, and it was really a toss up at the end. I'm sure if you come back it will take you a lot fewer tries to win the whole thing than it took us.

We also struggled with this final title, coming up with and discarding idea after idea for being too bleak and depressing. It was hard to think of a subject for "The End" given the state of the world and some things we've had going on in our personal lives lately without feeling bummed out, especially while also feeling extremely depleted and fatigued from Nur Ein. Huge credit to Erin for finally coming up with the idea for this last song, and for all her lyric writing and singing and arranging and everything. I'm very lucky to get to work with her. <3

And thank you to the organizers and judges and contestants. Nur Ein is a highlight for us every year when we get to participate. Although tbh I don't know if I'll ever feel like I need to do it again now. ;)

Now we are going on vacation for a week and the timing could not be better.

EDIT: Also Vom I moved your post here from the "(no comments)" thread, hope you don't mind.

EDIT EDIT: Also congrats to Erin on being the first woman Nur Ein winner!!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby vowlvom » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:26 pm

I don't mind, thanks! The excitement got the better of me.

I'm certainly tempted to have another go next year - the competitive format definitely got me to raise my game. I'm really happy with this batch of songs and I'm planning to polish them a little bit and stick them on bandcamp as a mini-album in the near future as they're the best things I've come up with in ages.

Thanks to the judges, everyone who voted in the final round and to Ben and Mike for the podcast (and Boffo for the listening parties), as they really helps this feel like an exciting event I think!

REALLY looking forward to not working on any music this weekend, ha.
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby iVeg » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Congrats, Merisan. Congrat's Vom. It was a great battle, a great Nur Ein which the three of you dominated.
Sam and Erin, enjoy your vacation.
Vom, see you over at fiftyninety after you recover.
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:19 pm

vowlvom wrote: to Ben and Mike for the podcast (and Boffo for the listening parties), as they really helps this feel like an exciting event I think!

REALLY looking forward to not working on any music this weekend, ha.


Oh yes, thanks to Mike and Ben and Tom as well!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Cybronica » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:09 pm

Congratulations, Merisan! It was well deserved. And congrats Vom on making it so far! Thank to you both (and everyone else) for making such great music these past two months! It’s been a pleasure playing in such good company!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby thirdcat » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:32 am

This was a lot of fun. Much congrats to Merisan (& Vom for making it to the final two) !
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Rone Rivendale » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:36 pm

Congrats Merisan! I've been a big fan of your music since the "Welcome to ___" fight over 12 years ago.
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby HeuristicsInc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:01 am

Niveous wrote:The vote is now in the hands of the eliminated contestants, as well as the judges.


Oops, I didn't think the judges voted in the final round. I've been working at Cub Scout camp all week and I've been exhausted every day. Anyway, I just finally got to hear these songs. Merisan's is beautiful, love the vocals. Vom's is "fun" (in quotes since its sound is different from the lyrics, which I like a lot), love the bits in the chorus with the echoes.
I think I would have voted for Merisan, but it would have been close. Great work, both of you.
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Manhattan Glutton » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:17 pm

One final Nur Ein podcast for this year - Ben and I picked our favorite song from each contestant. There's not much talking - straight to business. http://podcast.songlander.com/?name=201 ... finale.mp3

Ben and I will continue podcasting while Nur Ein is on hiatus, but it will obviously not be Nur Ein related.
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby vowlvom » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:38 am

That was a great listen, really fun to revisit some of those earlier songs. Excellent choices, not always the ones I would have gone for but all songs I was very happy to hear again!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Manhattan Glutton » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:17 am

I originally wanted to feature our favorites from each round, but there were too many! So I picked my favorites per contestant and Ben made the ultimate call. I think if I were to make different picks they would be:

* Vom Vorton - Hazardous Waste
* Rob - Trial By Fire (tough call - but I think this one really exhibits Rob's strengths the most.)
* Grumpy Mike - Never Knew the Guy (pop > intensity)

Other memorable favorites:
* Owl Chemist - Never Knew the Guy (we picked the more musically interesting one, but these lyrics are fantastic)
* Inflatable Vegetables - Internet Sensation (flirting over frozen food...)
* Carlo - 3:20 (ahh, such cute cute people)
* Cavedwellers - Never Knew The Guy (alternate shadow entry)
* Matchy Matchy - Trial By Fire (but THIS. IS. FINE.)
* DJ - 3:20 (scary A.F.)
* Mandibles - 3:20 (maybe should have picked this one. Tough call)
* Merisan - Hazardous Waste
* Pig Farmer Jr - 3:20 (shadow entry)
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby Niveous » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:50 am

Excellent show!
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Re: Nur Ein XIII Final Round "The End"

Postby iVeg » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 pm

Enjoyed listening to the podcast! It was cool to be able to sit back, relax, and listen to everything. Thanks, Ben & Mike!
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