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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:01 pm 
 

I'm so against having a winner I'd drop out before turning in anything. Hell i would rather there be no more challenges than there ever be one where there is a 'winner'

So sorry Metantoine, but I prefer you keep that to yourself. You wouldn't understand cause like you said, you are not a musician.

I prefer that this stays how it is as a fun little thing for everyone to get together create something, offer some advice or encouragement that way you keep everyone coming back. And like it's been shown in previous challenges there is a pretty diverse crowd of musicians here that have some very specific tastes. Esp since this isn't something directly like 'write a power ballad under 4 mins with a solo' or whatever nonsense.
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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:01 pm 
 

Don't like the idea of voting either, this is too subjective to ever make such kind of decision.

What would be nice it'd be if with the mp3, everyone wrote an explanation of how they interpreted the painting and turned that into music, it'd be interesting to read how everyone processed it's own piece.
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RageW
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

garthmargengi wrote:
I just hope I don't get anything animelike haha


I'd love to get something super kawaii and make it extra cute!

And I don't think voting for this would work, since we'll be working with many different genres. That alone is a reason not to have a winner, since in this case there are absolutely no parameters whatsoever with which to guide an objective judgement.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:14 pm 
 

garthmargengi wrote:
What would be nice it'd be if with the mp3, everyone wrote an explanation of how they interpreted the painting and turned that into music, it'd be interesting to read how everyone processed it's own piece.



Now that'll be pretty good idea. I would love to read everyone's mindset upon taking up their picture and transcribing it in music.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:45 am 
 

I've randomized the list. I'll be updating the OP and sending PMs during the next hour, so be prepared to face your destinies!

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:05 am 
 

Awesome, can't wait to see what I get!

ShaolinLambKiller wrote:
I prefer that this stays how it is as a fun little thing for everyone to get together create something, offer some advice or encouragement that way you keep everyone coming back. And like it's been shown in previous challenges there is a pretty diverse crowd of musicians here that have some very specific tastes.


Agreed. I like this having a collaborative feel, rather than competative.

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MoonPenatrator
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:06 am 
 

Already started thinking of shit for my picture! Fucking crazy!
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:43 am 
 

Good to hear that MP.

Everyone got their stuff?

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Named
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:57 am 
 

Aye, I got mine. Now I have to decide what genre I want to try my hand at. Neither that I have in mind are anything I've ever done before. I'm well pleased.

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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:11 am 
 

as of right now I'm kinda clueless on what I'm going to do with it.
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orionmetalhead
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:43 am 
 

Im still trying to figure out what my picture IS. I have some basic ideas of soundss i waant to incorporate but beyond that... nothing.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:38 am 
 

orionmetalhead wrote:
Im still trying to figure out what my picture IS. I have some basic ideas of soundss i waant to incorporate but beyond that... nothing.

Yours is one of my favourites. You just have to find out about the context, which isn't that elusive.

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:54 am 
 

I really like my photo. I've already got some ideas for the types of sounds and mood I want to use.

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RageW
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:21 am 
 

My artwork would work as a rap album cover with lots of references to hos n' tricks.
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CrustAsFuckExistence
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:05 pm 
 

Got mine, gonna have to come up w/ something with a nice medieval vibe for this.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:12 pm 
 

Is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing here? :ugh:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27651675/M-A/Ar ... nge/22.jpg

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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:30 pm 
 

Haha, is that troll face?

Remember, you can get one redraw if you really don't like your photo.

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:45 pm 
 

I'll take my chances with a re-draw, there are only 2-3 others that I don't think I could work with. Anything's better than trollface-meets-Streetcleaner.

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:10 pm 
 

Zodijackyl, are you absolutely 100% certain that you want a re-draw? You could still ask for the author and title of the painting and do some research on it. Remember, there's no going back after the re-draw.

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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:36 pm 
 

Man, that painting is great, 'd love to work on it.
Not that I'm complaining with the one I got, gonna start workin' on it on Sunday.

As king said, if anyone's not sure of where to go, try getting the background info for the picture, maybe seeing it's context, what kind of music was around in it's heyday will help set you a base to start working on. Or interpret it in another way, don't work just on the image as a whole, follow the strokes, the colors, the forms; let the texture and the hues define your music.

Something I recommend is not getting too worked up in the music as music alone, don't focus on making awesome riffs only, let your imagination go crazy, add a whirling guitarline to represent people going crazy, a saturated and square-y bassline to play as the fiery reds on the background of a picture, or just whatever that might come across your mind. Make it work as a whole, but think of the piece as a concept rather than a song, ye might end up surprised with the results.
These are just suggestions anyways, no need to take my point of view as the only truth, see what works for you and do whatever you feel.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:01 pm 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
Zodijackyl, are you absolutely 100% certain that you want a re-draw? You could still ask for the author and title of the painting and do some research on it. Remember, there's no going back after the re-draw.


I know it's "Death and Fire" by Paul Klee, created shortly before his death in 1940, a few years after he was forced out of Germany. The imagery is strong, but I'm not really into making music based on that subject. I think you can get the idea from there.

I'll take a new one, thanks.

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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:04 pm 
 

OK then. Sent you a PM.

By the way, great suggestions by garthmargengi.


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Mysticaloldbard
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:27 pm 
 

I was going to ask for a re-draw, but I think this'll be interesting. My picture is very in-your-face and the genres it points to are obvious. I've never written a song close to any of them. Definitely going to be very aggressive.
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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:40 pm 
 

Ok, couldn't wait and posponed important stuff instead, already wrote an intro for the song and have planned the rest to do later.
Now I'm going to work.
Really, I'm serious.
Shit.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:55 pm 
 

I'm actually thinking of blagging out of work early to go start my song haha.

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orionmetalhead
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:43 pm 
 

kingnuuuur wrote:
orionmetalhead wrote:
Im still trying to figure out what my picture IS. I have some basic ideas of soundss i waant to incorporate but beyond that... nothing.

Yours is one of my favourites. You just have to find out about the context, which isn't that elusive.


I honestly have no idea what the picture pertains to but I'm sure that once I figure out what it is, possibly with some sort of hint, I'll feel stupid for not knowing.

EDIT: I reverse image searched and found out what it is... I'm much more excited now and I have a pretty good grasp of what I want to portray in my piece. Gonna be kick ass.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:07 pm 
 

I wrote most of my song on synth this morning and I'm pretty happy with where it's going. Now I just need to figure out how the hell I'm gonna play this thing on guitar.

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orionmetalhead
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:53 pm 
 

I hope that people really try to make songs that fit the image not just random metal songs about what their picture looks like. Haha. Not a lot of those pictures, in my opinion, seemed to scream metal to me.
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RageW
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:42 pm 
 

I already decided what my song's gonna sound like. Got a shitload of riffs down for it; it should come out pretty good!
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orionmetalhead
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

RageW wrote:
I already decided what my song's gonna sound like. Got a shitload of riffs down for it; it should come out pretty good!


I'm actually excited to hear how you interpret whatever picture it is that you got.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:45 pm 
 

Me too.

Looks like I'm going to have to get revolutionary with mine. Should be interesting.

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OnwardToGolgotha
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:27 pm 
 

Alright, I'm in, send me some art.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:36 pm 
 

Done. Make good use of it.

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RageW
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:05 pm 
 

orionmetalhead wrote:
RageW wrote:
I already decided what my song's gonna sound like. Got a shitload of riffs down for it; it should come out pretty good!


I'm actually excited to hear how you interpret whatever picture it is that you got.


I can only promise you that it won't be like that reggaeton/black metal mix I did a while back.
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CorpseFister
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:35 pm 
 

Good! :lol:

Anyway, I hope everyone is having as much fun with this as I am, I can't wait to see what comes out of it. The piece I got has been really inspiring.

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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:55 pm 
 

I'm officially contributing to the challenge with Zodijackyl, I'll do the vocals and the lyrics are already written. Shit just got real! So add me to the list, I guess (I could do it myself, but that's cheating!)
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Necroticism174
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:11 am 
 

That's awesome, can't wait to hear it.
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kingnuuuur
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:17 am 
 

Indeed. I've put your username next to Zodijackyl.

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nex666
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:33 am 
 

I don't have my digital audio interface so i'll have to use my 4 track thing. But can you send me something and I'll try to give it my best.
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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:00 pm 
 

wish i had an internet connection, this challenge seems interesting
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What does it mean if I try to open a thread and it says "You are not authorized to view this forum"?...
I'm trying to view the worst songs thread, by the way.

Someone started posting your music and the mods wanted to spare your feelings. ;)


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