Sansûkh Podfic Small Ensemble Auditions

Hello to all of you singers and Sansûkh lovers!  It’s time to prepare for another group number.  It’s been a little while since the last time, so I’d like to get another idea of who might be interested.

The piece will be the Mourning Song which you can listen to by clicking Here!

This will be a smaller ensemble, so if you are interested in auditioning, please email me at by April 17th.

Once everyone interested has contacted me, I will send out an email with instructions for auditioning.  We will be looking for Sopranos, Mezzo Sopranos, Altos, and Tenor/Barritones.  I expect to have 3-4 voices per part.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Shinhwa vocals.

I’m not even remotely experienced nor any kind of person who has a lot of musical knowledge. But I jave my own preferences and know myself for why I like something or someone.
Everyone was appealed by different kind of things musicwise.
As for me, I can’t feel most trending music. I really don’t like EDM. Also, I’m not impressed by high notes. I should say, I m more impressed by how singers deliver it. For eg. I don t like Mariah Carey’s songs. It’s not the songs, it’s the way she sings it, is not very enjoyable to me. The same goes for Beyonce. What I just mentioned is to show that eveyone has different opinions for their liking something. Everyone including me knows how great two musicians are. But preferences are preferences. Also, I’m not dissing today’s Kpop trends. I’m just getting old, that’s all. I just want to turn the channel after one minute into Yes I Am and Dope or Growl or Whistle, no matter how much I realize that they are good songs by talented musicians who totally deserve their this much popularity.

Anyway, I’m taking too much time with foreword to avoid offending anyone who could stumble into my occasional rumbling.
Back to Shinhwa songs. Let’s start with each of them.
Shin Hyesung. Our main vocal. Our little prince who has a voice praised to be heavenly. Although I don’t know much about vocal range, I’m pretty sure he has a wide range one. Both in his solo and with Shinhwa, he fully utilizes the low notes and high notes. What I like about him is he can sing in two ways, a stable one and a vibrating tone one. And slaying everytime at that. Also, I have watched hundreds of live performances and I haven’t seen or heard him go out of tune, and he never has to sacrifice his moves to reach high notes or to go through technically difficult parts. I particularly love his vocals in Heaven and Angel. Of course I also love his rock vocals in earlier albums too.

The next in line in vocal skill is Lee Min Woo. Some might argue that Kim Dong Wan has better vocal skills than our M-CEO. But to me, Min Woo wins. He might even be better than Hyesung in my opinion. Minwoo’s vocal range is limited but his control over his range is the main advantage. His greatest advantage is he knows how to sing. Very very well.May be because he himself is also an experienced producer.His singing technique might fool most people for having a wider vocal range than he actually has. That s why I think he’s the better singer. Because he knows what he has and able to utilize it to the fullest. He sometimes become out of tune, because he does’t actually have that vocal like Hyesung or Donwan, and his dance steps are more difficult than the other two.

Kim Dongwan has my favourite vocal type. Combination of rock vocal and that type of vocal called soprano (idk exactly. that’s what google says. but i really like his voice) His singing is so smooth and stable and can go so high yet strong. He sometimes sounds nasal at some point but I still like it very much. His solo tracks really show another side of him apart from Shinhwa. But I don’t very much into his low notes. His vocal seems too strong at those points. He kind of lack the flexibility that Minwoo and Hyesung has. But I think he’s getting better and better.

Ok. Next is my personal favourite who crosses the line between vocal and rapping. Junjin!! I know he’s far behind in singing than the other three. But I really love his solos. His solos are my favourite ones among the solo projects of all. What make me drawn to his vocal is that he pronounces each word so clearly and so relaxed at that. His relaxing voice is soothing and enjoyable. Junjin is so good at low notes and great as a sub vocal too. His vocal technique is good too. Also, he sounds exactly like CD when singing live. Granted he usually finds difficulty in singing the parts he used to sing witg ease in the past (eg. Perfect Man). May be because his voice changed as he aged. And I like his current vocal type better. I always have a soft spot for barritone. Also his rapping is the sexiest. May be because he can sing too, his rhythm in rapping is more like singing and has that unique tone.

Before I go into the remaing two, I just want to point out that Shinhwa practically covered all sort of vocal types with their four members. They might not be the strongest compared with others as individual, but as a group, they are very impressive vocally. Also, their vocal harmony and unique voices are what make me a fan of them. I know other groups are talented but most still need to find their own sounds individually. That’s why I prefer Shinhwa’s works after 2012. They all have found who they are. And make their group with members who can sing ballad, R&B, funk, soul, rock, trot, pop, rhythm. Their 13 albums and solo stuffes cover those genres. May be they are the only group in the world who did create songs of most different genres. May be not.

Ok.Let’s go to rappers.
Eric!!!! His rapping is the best. Also possibly the most experienced rapper in the Kpop industry. He writes his own lyrics. He is the song writer of I pray for u, Young gunz, we can get it on, free style, liar, etc. His style is just my style. And his lines and his songs are good. I think he prefers hip hop and pop. But he also seems really into ballad songs. As for his rapping, have you heard hia voice? So freaking awesome. I regularly watches Show me the money, and no one sounds as cool as Eric. When I hear a rap, I unconsciously compare with Eric’s rap. Seriously, he’s that good.

Let’s go to Andy with the cool and relaxed rapping voice. He might be the least vocally, but he always owns his place in the songs. He rap with that cool rhythm, which I can’t name exactly because of my limited knowledge, and somehow always complimenting another who comes before or after him. May it be Junjin or Eric or vocal line.

Shinhwa’s songs always make me go energetic. I also like their daring attempts in choosing their sound for each comeback. Still rebellious hah.
Evolving with each album, their music quality get better and better.
One thing.Their live performances always make me happy. THEIR LIVE VOCALS!!! No wonder they are known as eating cds.
(I just saw their encore performance for sniper winning in Mnet countdown. And I’m so blown.Anyone who doubts then lip syn in sniper performances should go watch that. They soundes BETTER than CDs).

As I said before, I like their music and their vocal harmony. You can’t truly say you like a singer when the ones you like are only title tracks or popular songs and you don’t listen to their whole album and can’t say I like their album.Also, you can’t truly say you like their music when the only time you listen to him or her is through a mtv or a live music show. And since I only like Shinhwa in Kpop, I can’t say for others. But isn’t it better to limit down the focus to two or three groups?? You really need time to know what you really like and what you really into and also stanning even one group takes a lot. But 10, seriously stanning 10. Is too much giving away time and money for other things in life.
I’m saying that to one particular person who would never see this post.


Morphine - Buena (Cure for Pain)

Morphine was an American alternative rock group formed by Mark Sandman and Dana Colley in CambridgeMassachusetts, in 1989. They disbanded in 1999 after frontman Sandman died of a heart attack.

Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band a very unusual sound. Sandman’s distinctive singing was described as a “deep, laid-back croon[1] and his songwriting featured a prominent beat influence. When asked by reporters to describe their music, the band created the label “low rock”. One critical appraisal suggests that “Morphine immediately established a minimalist, low-end sound that could have easily become a gimmick: a ’power trio’ not built around the sound of an electric guitar. Instead, with sly intelligence, Morphine expanded its offbeat vocabulary on each album.”[2]

Although Morphine was critically lauded throughout their career, it is difficult to measure their success commercially. In the United States the band was embraced and promoted by the indie rock community, including public and college radio stations and MTV‘s 120 Minutes (which the band once guest-hosted), but received little support from commercial rock radio and other music television programs. This limited their mainstream exposure and success in their home country, while internationally they enjoyed mainstream success and support, especially inBelgiumPortugalFrance and Australia.

The battle for freedom. (early war, theguardianwiththematrix)

“shadow” her sire rumbles as she walks up to him. “you called for me sire.” she said,

“i did. I want you to take your men and storm Iacon. This will prove to me that i made the right choice of making you my Special Operations Commander.” megatron stood proudly as he looked back at her. shadow bowed her helm and nodded.

“of course sir. what do you need me to do? storm the senate building?”

“no. Raize the city. leave no one unharmed. kill every mech that you see.”

“alright.” she agrees with a feral smirk. “when do i start?”


Shadow stood a few miles away with her army, she had a calm expression on her face as her second in Command; ZetaSteel walked up beside her and looked out towards the city.

“must we kill all?” he asks, his deep barritone voice rumbling over her. his red optics glanced over towards her ice blue ones.

“it seems our lord is desperate for a fight.” he crosses his arms over his chest; his door wings flickering behind him in unsureness.

she kept a straight face as she looked at him. “yes…. many cities have fallen by our hand… i understand your concern. but if we go in at a little at a times then the autobots won’t know what hit them.” she replied with a slowly growing grin. “lets hunt.”

“the hunt will be ours.” was his reply as he left her and walked down the mountain to their hide out and gave the orders.


Hours later they were all in position; shadow was relaxing at an energon store sipping some medium grade with ZetaSteel. “Peace through Tyranny.” was her saying as she gave the orders to kill everyone to her troops. the screams of femmes and younglings soon rang out through the city as zeta and her played the part of scared bondmates.

the knocked harshly on the door of the senate building “ LET US IN PLEASE!” exclaims shadow as zeta looked around anxiously “The City! I-It’s under attack!” she screams as she looks around as well. inwardly smirking seeing one of her generals attack a mech that was trying to attack him.