Multivox

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:24 pm

I had always assumed that the only place to find really good multivox anywhere besides some polyphonic choral selections is to listen to GH. But just when I least expected it, I found multi-vox --- in a song by Weird Al!!!! Of all people! It's on the newest album, Poodle Hat, in the song "Hardware Store" - most of the song is the standard type of Weird Al original song. But then randomly, there is this 5-10 seconds of gleaming, bright layered multi-vox that sound a little like they could be in Run Lisette (aside from the fact that the lyrics are "I'm going to the hardware store".) Way to go, Weird Al! Way to go, Glass Hammer! Keep influencing the world! Multivox rock!
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Post by Theremin » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:57 pm

Poodle Hat rocks! Did you know it won a Grammy? They didn't show it on the show though... The best song is definitely Couch Potato! :D Ode to a Superhero is pretty awesome too.

What exactly do you mean by Multivox? Are you talking about lpolyphonic layered vocals? If so, Spock's Beard has some cool stuff in Thoughts part II (from V) and Gibberish (from Day for Night). Weird Al rocks! :D
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:04 am

Weird Al indeed DOES rock the casbah!
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:36 pm

From the in-progress GHfan/net dictionary:
"multi•vox, n. - The complex layering of vocals, as exhibited especially by Glass Hammer. (See Run Lisette, Tales From the Great Wars, etc.)"

If I finish my chores, and thou finish thine
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Feb 19, 2004 2:35 pm

uber•vox, n. - The complex layering of vocals in a live setting including a live choir of 16 voices, as exhibited at NEARFest '03 by Glass Hammer.
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Post by Japes » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:16 pm

I'm still a bit confused as to "multivox." Is it the complex harmonies, or is it the complex layering of different lines that match together when combined?
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:47 pm

Japes wrote:I'm still a bit confused as to "multivox." Is it the complex harmonies, or is it the complex layering of different lines that match together when combined?
I think its the latter. At least that was my take on it :)
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Post by Japes » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:11 pm

MayorOfLongview wrote:
Japes wrote:I'm still a bit confused as to "multivox." Is it the complex harmonies, or is it the complex layering of different lines that match together when combined?
I think its the latter. At least that was my take on it :)
Thanks, that makes a bit more sense. I just absolutely love it!! Never stop writing music!!!
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Post by FredProgGH » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:13 pm

In other words, just good old counterpoint/polyphony. :P
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:21 am

Polyphony, multivox... Same word, just with Latin roots instead of Greek.
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