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PinePHresh
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:11 pm 
 

da fuq, Metal Archives? it's been months since the last challenge! far too long in this poster's opinion. I've taken the initiative to kick things off with a challenge that i hope will prove to be both unique and inspiring to you.

THE CHALLENGE

"Write what you know." - Mark Twain

You will take an original photo of a place in your vicinity. The inspiration for your song will be drawn from the location captured in the photo.

Participants will submit 3 things:

1. the photograph
2. the music (duh)
3. a short text document explaining the connection between the photograph and the music

There is lots of room to maneuver in this challenge. You can choose to celebrate nature, capture the essence of your homeland, examine a place of personal significance in a cathartic manner, bring light to the problems that plague your town, etc.

I created this challenge in the hopes that we may be able to 'hear' a smorgasbord of locations. To 'see' the world through sound. To infiltrate the artist's mind and be taken away to the place in his/her photograph.

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= Participants =

PinePHresh
ShaolinLambKiller
xThe__Wizard
infinitenexus
TheUglySoldier
dystopia4
guitartheist
germandeather
inhumanist
DarkWolfXV
Big_Grand

(more to follow)

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please use this thread to signal your intention to participate and also to discuss the challenge with fellow posters. I will edit the OP to let everyone know where to send/upload their submissions when the due date approaches.

Submissions due Monday, June 24th


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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:47 pm 
 

Well i'm glad someone took wanted to bring this band. I'm open to this, sounds interesting enough. I'm aboard.
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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:04 am 
 

This sounds really interesting but I think I'm going to be too busy during this time period to really record anything.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:07 am 
 

damn it's all failed already! haha.
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sibraa6
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:47 am 
 

I could be interested..could put good use to that old abandoned asylum up the road...;)

Will let you know soon.

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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:49 am 
 

I'll try it but i'm only going to have my laptop for the next two months, so i'll have to see how that's going to work out. Might be able to just do a low-fi version or something.
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xThe__Wizard
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:30 pm 
 

I think I could do this. I have an interesting idea. Count me in for now.
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PinePHresh
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:34 pm 
 

infinitenexus wrote:
I'll try it but i'm only going to have my laptop for the next two months, so i'll have to see how that's going to work out. Might be able to just do a low-fi version or something.


we all know that low-fi recordings taken with only 1 microphone and your $100 practice amp are far more gr1m than studio takes

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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:48 pm 
 

I won't even have an amp. Just my laptop. I guess I'll bring an SM57 so I can do some vocals.
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TheUglySoldier
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:34 pm 
 

Already got some ideas, count me in on this one.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:17 am 
 

I have some ideas, think I'll try my hand at this. If I fuck up as badly as last time I just won't submit.
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:31 pm 
 

Any genre in particular?

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PinePHresh
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:38 pm 
 

Syntek wrote:
Any genre in particular?


write whatever best captures the essence of the photograph

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Syntek
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:40 pm 
 

PinePHresh wrote:
Syntek wrote:
Any genre in particular?


write whatever best captures the essence of the photograph


Excellent.
I see a lot of room for creativity here.

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xThe__Wizard
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:19 pm 
 

Would someone be able to do guitars for me?
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guitartheist
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:20 pm 
 

I'm in.

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germandeather
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 5:25 pm 
 

Count me in.

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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:01 pm 
 

I'm about to spend 2 months in west texas due to my job, so I'm thinking how I would represent a picture of that with music. What sounds like a hot dry desert? With rednecks and shitty beer?
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:14 pm 
 

Nashville Pussy. They already did that for ya.
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xThe__Wizard
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:59 pm 
 

Got my picture, almost done with my music. How is everybody else doing?
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:07 pm 
 

Can a noob still join in? I might be able to put something together in a month. No promises.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 pm 
 

Yea you can join!

I haven't done lyrics for my picture but I wrote a possible song for it. Might go for another and call it a day on it if I get the lyrics down this weekend.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:07 am 
 

Fuck, I haven't even taken a picture yet. This place is so damn desolate; there's nothing to take a picture of.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:44 am 
 

take a picture of nothing and then record a track of feedback to signify the emptiness.
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infinitenexus
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:32 am 
 

Also I don't have a car for the next month and a half, so whatever picture I'm taking, I'm walking. Hmm. I have no clue how I would link music to a picture. This one might be tough.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 3:19 pm 
 

I have a 2nd song for it and I think I'll work on lyrics tonight finally.
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TheUglySoldier
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:08 pm 
 

I need to fucking record something for this. I've been working on it, but haven't had time to sit down and get shit done yet. Hopefully I'll be able to do something today and tomorrow.
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Baldrs
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:09 am 
 

Sick idea for a writing challenge. I won't partake but I'll check out the results for sure. Some killer shit surely \m/

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:59 am 
 

I just have mix everything now.
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DarkWolfXV
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:41 am 
 

Can it be a picture i took earlier in winter, for example? If yes, i'd like to join.
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xThe__Wizard
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:38 am 
 

DarkWolfXV wrote:
Can it be a picture i took earlier in winter, for example? If yes, i'd like to join.


As long as you took it I don't see why not I'm going to be using a picture from the winter.
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PinePHresh
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:17 am 
 

i may be doing this by myself or with a friend. not sure yet. my style is rooted in the raw black metal with all of its crude neoclassicism and trance-like atmosphere. i could easily do this in one day, but to make it a challenge i might use a different sound

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:23 pm 
 

whatever works! i'm done with mine.
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:38 pm 
 

I'm done writing the guitar parts, and am currently writing the drums. I hope I don't screw that up. After that I'll synthesize the drum track and start recording guitars. Still not sure if I'm gonna do lyrics, but if so I'd still have to find a vocalist who wants to record them for me (I might know a guy, but nothing is certain).
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:40 pm 
 

what style vocals?
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:48 pm 
 

I'm thinking of something like what Nagelfar did in some songs, clean or harsh or both. I'm gonna post samples in a sec.

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Clean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Snw#t=451s
Harsh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 4ZmU#t=40s
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:24 pm 
 

I'm not sure I'm quite suited to that. :/
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:27 pm 
 

Thanks for considering it. :)
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:29 pm 
 

I'll do my hand at practicing it during this week sometime, who knows maybe I'll surprise myself. I used to be able to do that harsh style but for so long I didn't and then started doing all the deeper death metal stuff I feel that my throat isn't shaped to do them anymore.
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:08 pm 
 

I really appreciate the thought, but it is very possible that I end up making an instrumental track or the friend I mentioned earlier wants to do it (I have to ask him since he said he was looking for bm musicians in need of a vocalist).
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