June Contest: Gossip

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farlukar
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6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Post Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:28 pm

Anyway, my entry's yet another “I had some vague idea on day one but only started working on it 6 hours before the deadline” so sorry for the shittiness :shrug:

GMoneh
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209 posts since 3 Sep, 2010

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:36 pm

Shoot, I didn't realize that the cut off for submission was actually the 25th at 22:00! Back in the day, it used to be at 00:00, so I'd spend the 24 scrambling to get finished 😅... That's what I get for being AWOL for so long!

Oh, well... I guess I could have polished my entry a little bit more, but that's ok...

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The Noodlist
KVRAF
2563 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:53 pm

GMoneh wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:36 pm
Shoot, I didn't realize that the cut off for submission was actually the 25th at 22:00! Back in the day, it used to be at 00:00, so I'd spend the 24 scrambling to get finished 😅... That's what I get for being AWOL for so long!

Oh, well... I guess I could have polished my entry a little bit more, but that's ok...
Me too, I should have read all the details, should have known when Beany submitted, he usually submits near the closing date.

A nice collection to listen to this month, congrats to all.
Left my non entry too late, tried putting the vocals off for too long...
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

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folderol
KVRAF
4889 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - Here!

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:18 pm

Damm. ran out of time... again! :cry:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

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farlukar
KVRAF
6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 am

Hellfog wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Voting ends on June 30 or if all contested have voted earlier I post the result then.
That might rob non-contestants of the possibility to vote…

Hellfog
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748 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:50 am

farlukar wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 am
Hellfog wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Voting ends on June 30 or if all contested have voted earlier I post the result then.
That might rob non-contestants of the possibility to vote…
Yeah maybe.

GMoneh
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209 posts since 3 Sep, 2010

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 am

Years ago, back when I was a regular participant, one of the things I liked the most about the contest was to read the impressions of everybody about all the entries. Some would call them "reviews", but they are not really, because it's not about imparting judgement. Music appreciation is so subjective, and what is great for someone could be not someone else's cup of tea. I for one like to know what you liked and disliked about my track, and also about the other tracks submitted that month.
I haven't hung around here much lately, so I don't know if that's still a custom or not, but I decided to go ahead and do it myself anyway, and share the notes I made for myself when deciding on how to vote.

1 mvrasseli-Shadows of my own: There were two ways of attacking this month's theme. Either pick some unknown sound patch and synthesized vocals and do some kind of experimental track, or go with the old fashioned, tried and true, proven through the ages method of a guy and his guitar. Nothing wrong with either path, but my favorite of the month is a clear example of the latter. Great sound of the guitar, good singing, I enjoyed it a lot.

2 Hellfog-Lonely in a forest: Instrumental piece with vocals used as support for the piano. I liked this one as a whole, liked the melodic line, the piano sounds great, and the use of the vocals as a backing of the melody.

3 beanpole-Rising (Gotta Keep On): Another "guy and his guitar" choice. I am more partial to the acoustic approach like mvraseli's (just personal taste), but liked the electric guitar tone in this one too. With just the guitar to accompany the vocals, it was interesting the rhythmic change between verse and chorus of the song in order to keep interest. Well executed.

4 offthewall-Has It Gone: Another singer-songwriter type of track. Liked the guitar playing, and the topic of the lyrics is very timely.

5 donkey tugger-interrupted: Wow, the guitar was by far the most popular instrument this time around!. I enjoyed this one, it has a very "rock concert" vibe. Just in a couple of parts where the noise effects completely drown the sounds of the guitar and vocals. I'm sure that was on purpose, but nonetheless, it ruined it a little bit for me.

6 mountainmaster-Spells: I like how you described your instrument as "cheesy vocals"… The "cheesiness" of the synth vocals set the tone of the whole track. However, I'm a bit partial this month to the tracks with actual human vocals in them.

7 farlukar-Caedmon: Interesting choice. Bass is such cool instrument. Love the low end. Did not understand the words, so I assume it's not English :-).

8 Laguna Rising-Night Demon: Starts all nice and happy with the organ riff, and then… holy sh*t! that was scary! Given the title of the track, I guess that was the purpose… well done :-).

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farlukar
KVRAF
6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:00 pm

GMoneh wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 am
Interesting choice. Bass is such cool instrument.
I'm not disagreeing there :hihi:
GMoneh wrote:Did not understand the words, so I assume it's not English :-).
It's Old English, so I guess apart from some linguistic/literature scientists, nobody understands the words… It's from the 7th century and considered the oldest recorded Old English poem.


Thanks for writing comments :tu:

Hellfog
KVRian
748 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:18 am

Voting closing in 42 min

Hellfog
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Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:01 pm


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farlukar
KVRAF
6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:06 pm

em, it's still the 30th?

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farlukar
KVRAF
6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:16 pm

Oh well, fwiw
  1. donkey tuggerInterrupted
  2. GMonehThe cabaña song
  3. Laguna RisingNight demon
  4. offthewallHas it gone
  5. mvrasseliShadows of my own
  6. HellfogLonely in a forest
  7. beanpoleRising (gotta keep on)
  8. mountainmasterSpells

Hellfog
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748 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:21 pm

farlukar wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:06 pm
em, it's still the 30th?
Yes, but we usually post before 24:00 and closing votes around 22:00 Swedish time usually

Hellfog
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748 posts since 1 Jan, 2009

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:46 pm

farlukar wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:16 pm
Oh well, fwiw
  1. donkey tuggerInterrupted
  2. GMonehThe cabaña song
  3. Laguna RisingNight demon
  4. offthewallHas it gone
  5. mvrasseliShadows of my own
  6. HellfogLonely in a forest
  7. beanpoleRising (gotta keep on)
  8. mountainmasterSpells

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farlukar
KVRAF
6890 posts since 18 Apr, 2004

Re: June Contest: Gossip

Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:14 pm

Thanks!

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