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Most of you are probably electronic producers, so here's a fun challenge for you.

Make music with real instruments!
That means no computers allowed (except for recording and putting everything together).
Synthesizers are also not allowed, but electric guitars are allowed.
You can use anything from guitars to saxophones.

The aim of this compo is to put yourself to the test on composing a song using methods you aren't used to.
If you don't have any actual instruments at hand, you could try to make your own!
The time to make entries is two weeks, so you should have plenty of time, try your best.

IF YOU ARE A "TRADITIONAL" MUSICIAN ANYWAY then do the opposite, try to make electronic music.

Good luck everyone and have fun!


  • allotted time: TWO WEEKS
  • what to submit: Up to THREE (original, remix, or whatever), songs in response to the theme.
  • Songs cannot be longer than 8 minutes. (Anything longer will be skipped and/or deleted.)
  • Get your entry in by Friday 6/21/2013 6:00pm EST (see the "Deadline" countdown for a better idea of when this is.)
  • PLEASE enable downloads on your entry. Even if you think your entry is bad, someone else will think otherwise. (also it helps to prevent archive decay, since a TB mod can grab a copy and archive it.)
  • head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen once the deadline reaches zero!

Start: 6/7/2013 11:48am|Deadline: 6/21/2013 6:00pm|Voting ends: 6/28/2013 6:00pm

click here to view the votes
click here to view the entries in order of submission (for reading along with the sync-listen chatlog)
click here to view the chat log for this round's sync

Breaking Bad Season 2 Ending Cover CaptainFluffatun 6/17/2013 7:09:55pm No.1[t] - Score: 2
I have a preemptive boner for the end of this series.

Emotional Titanic Flute (A Tribute to Matt Mulholland) cdpp 6/21/2013 3:21:15pm No.7 - Score: 2
I've waited for this day to come.

Space stage Kingsley Evergreen 6/21/2013 3:46:12pm No.8[t] - Score: 2
sad song about space travel with violin, cello and screeching cat noises aka my voice.

CHRIS ALICE IS SO BED FESTKAKA 6/21/2013 4:22:37pm No.9 - Score: 2

Sick Bag Rag General Mumble, Interrobang Pie, Glaze, JackTHerbert 6/21/2013 5:49:03pm No.10 - Score: 2
aowdijfgohofiewaodsf I didn't get anything done due to over business but hey um you can listen to this acoustic piece by (see artists)

Glimmer of Hope (Acoustic) Medley the Musician 6/21/2013 3:15:44pm No.6 - Score: 1
Hey guys, here's my original acoustic song: me on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, third guitar, bass guitar, piano, and vocals.


Glimmer of Hope
Heaven can wait,
Or so they say.
All that glitters is gold,
And the ends justify the means.

But the only thing in this whole world, that's, pure and good and right, is you.

You know that when the record is shown, you can nod your head or, shake in shame. There's no sense in crying over a spill, it's not always your fault, you've gotta, keep pushing forward and realize,
The past is no place for you!

Keep on running, catch up with the sun though it's falling. It's not always whether you make it or not, just the fact that you ran at all.

And the only thing in this whole world, that's pure and good and right, is you.

Let the haters hate, let evil go it's way, the truth moves slow but it comes in the end. All these changes around you, trying to transform you, but you can't give in to the darkness around you. Stay the constant in this ever changing world, wherever you are, wherever you go, there's always going to be some light. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Set the example, don't conform to it.

We opened the box, let the darkness fly out, but at the end of the tunnel lies a glimmer of hope. You are the light that takes my life from the shadows, and you need to share that with the rest of the world. I want you more than all of the worlds, but I can't keep you for myself, just know you'll always be in my heart, I'll always love you just the same.

And the only thing in this whole world that's pure and good and right, is you.
Is you.

Evil is a virus, plagues every man it touches, and the only thing to cure it, is love like that between you and me. I know you'll leave you mark on the world, I wish I could say the same. Fate is taking you places, places I know I can't go. Our paths may cross again as time goes by but my, oh my, you know I never want to say goodbye.
But I know, I know, I know...

That the only thing in this whole world, that's pure and good and right, is you. You've gotta take this love between us, so strong, and share it with the rest of the world. You're gonna make a difference out there, make things better for people. You know that fate may bring us together, and together again, but you've gotta know when it's time to say


in which the author is under the influence of a heineken bartekko 6/21/2013 5:54:23pm No.11 - Score: 1
and forgot the metronome

i regret nothing

I TRIED FESTKAKA 6/18/2013 9:40:23am No.2 - Score: 0
lool i'm wearinmg my6 gtloves right now, it's kiinda hyard to do anything here's a picvture

loel i tried tho. i wanted to use an erhu in this track too, butr my erhu isd quitre broken soirry

(the genre of this track is Free Jazz by the way, it's a real genre, look it up)

Unjust Life (Accordion Cover) Doofcake 6/18/2013 9:47:29am No.3 - Score: 0
I tried vol. 2
Screw the accordion, that thing is massive and I can't even see the keys. Oh and I didn't even bother trying to play the left hand. There's a million buttons there, I tried finding the right ones by trial and error but hell no am I going to be able to -play- that.

All the Luck (Raza cover) Razaluna 6/20/2013 7:10:15pm No.5 - Score: 0
Original by scootalewis
damn you lewis for making this so catchy

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