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  as of 5/1 at 1:15am

End of the road
Thursday, May 1st, 2008

First of all, congratulations to Vaisnava! His song "Fly" took the top spot in April's Overall Round in impressive fashion. Great job! You can click here for the full results.

But sadly, Vaisnava will go into the books as the final winner of the Novus Compo.

I had reason for optimism when the number of votes spiked up slightly in March, but that vote total was still less than impressive. And it was followed by yet another record low vote-total for the month of April.

On top of that, this was the fourth month in a row where the voting closed without there being enough entries to run the next month's compo. I've had to resort to e-mailing people who voted but didn't enter songs, asking them to enter a song to keep the compo going. I could've done that again this month, but frankly, it was getting old.

And all of this while I'm still trying to juggle two jobs plus an absolutely unprecedented run of mini-crises in my personal life...

Trying to keep this compo going has been difficult. If more people were participating in the compo, I would be more willing to make the effort to keep the compo open despite the added strain it puts on my schedule. But the audience for this compo is small and getting smaller, and it's reached the point where I no longer feel it's worth the trouble.

So, that's the end of the Novus Compo. At this point, my plans are to catch up on some areas of my personal life, and then maybe start doing music reviews on Trax In Space and CTG Music. For now, thank you to everyone who voted and participated in the Novus Compo. It was a good try, and it was fun while it lasted.

Keep an eye on my personal website at for updates on what I'm up to.

And just as a bonus, here are links to the song entries that did come in, just in case you're curious.


Dr. Ninja and Samurai Dog

Evil Genius


Man and Machine
Sjef van Leeuwen

Traffic Lights


Crazy Memories
Saga Musix

Hands Up!




A Broken World

Crimson Limit
Josh Whelchel

It's Quiet At Home
Barry van Oudtshoorn

Sound of Seduction
Space Walk


April's Overall Round is open for voting!
Monday, April 14th, 2008

The voters have spoken, and the results are in. For April's genre rounds, your winners are Nikolay Suslov, C-Loud and Vaisnava! They now advance to April's Overall Round along with wild cards Klikaso and Barry van Oudtshoorn. Congratulations to all 5 artists on a job well done!

For this month's Overall Round, we have an interesting situation: 4 of these 5 artists are making their first ever appearance in the Overall Round, and the 5th, Barry van Oudtshoorn, has only made it here once before. That means there's a lot of new blood in this Overall Round, and I'm really looking forward to seeing who wins for the month of April. Good luck to everyone. :) And click here to download and vote on the songs!

Oh, and don't forget to discuss the results in the Novus Compo forum thread on any of these fine websites: Trax In Space, CTG Music, The MOD Archive, MODPlug Central,,,, and Propellerhead. :)

Finally, an update!
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Sorry, life's been crazy, so here's a quick-and-dirty update. March's compo is done, and congrats to Nygen Dale for winning! Full results are right here. And now we open up April's Genre Rounds for voting. 15 nice songs are waiting for your ears, so click here to download and vote on the songs!

(Hey, it ain't pretty, but it got the job done, right?)

Daniel Somma wins February!
Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Congrats to Daniel Somma! He took an old tracker song from Lizardking, gave it one hell of a makeover, and came up with "Trans Atlantic 2007." And the voters went nuts for it. :) Congrats to all of the competitors for a fun round, and thanks to everyone who voted this month. Click here to see the full results!


April's Overall Round:
"Fly" - Vaisnava

April's Genre Rounds:
P/R: "Chant" - Nikolay Suslov
D/E: "Strife" - C-Loud
F/A: "Fly" - Vaisnava

Click here for complete results.



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