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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2016, 11:44:17 AM »
Just discovered the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver".
Great jazz, and very atmospheric.
Helps if you're writing UF rather than elves and dark lords.  ;D
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2016, 04:26:25 PM »
whoa!!

make sure you're sitting down, folks.  i have it!  i found the perfect background audio for writing your next story!

http://tabletopaudio.com/

best.  background.  ever!

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2016, 06:11:17 PM »
whoa!!

make sure you're sitting down, folks.  i have it!  i found the perfect background audio for writing your next story!

http://tabletopaudio.com/

best.  background.  ever!

Another proof that taste isn't universal. I don't like such things for my writing, or for anything.

The only "background noise" type music I sometime listen to is this one, because I like the drums as much as the sound of fire :

[youtube]6dxFlXZ4kBw&t=5331s[/youtube]

But to me these arbitrary videos don't necessarily manage to give a "mood", and if they sound too realistic, then they distract me from my writing.

Besides, his dragon ambient sound has the 1990's godzilla cry as an opener, way to go.

I want to be listening to stuff with character, yet no or minimal music, to put me in a mood. I don't want to listen to the noise of sewers when my characters are in sewers, I want to listen to the music that could be that moment's soundtrack, or a track that matches the mental state of my character, while going through the sewers.
Not the drip of water and screeches of rats.  :P

[youtube]QMQiMosF1B0[/youtube]

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2016, 07:47:31 PM »
KLF - Chillout.

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2016, 04:12:24 PM »
I found this to be great for writing of gods and monsters!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRICooJ-vhQ[/youtube]
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2016, 05:36:44 PM »
whoa!!

make sure you're sitting down, folks.  i have it!  i found the perfect background audio for writing your next story!

http://tabletopaudio.com/

best.  background.  ever!

Pretty cool, M3M.
Going to give this a try, and Nora's bonfire & flutes.
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2016, 05:22:43 PM »
Personally I listen to Godot's "Fragrance of Dark Coffee" Jazz music or folk music from the Witcher for fantasy. I listen to creepy piano Creepypasta music while writing horror stories.

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2017, 04:46:51 AM »

So I've been obsessed with this song, and trying to figure out what the story behind it is...

https://soundcloud.com/silentrider/utah


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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2017, 05:43:53 PM »
Sleeping at Last especially his album 'Space Atlas' is simply incredible for getting into the writing mood.
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #39 on: July 22, 2017, 11:20:35 AM »
Sleeping at Last especially his album 'Space Atlas' is simply incredible for getting into the writing mood.

Idk about writing to it, but it's really beautiful to listen to.

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2017, 05:37:23 PM »
Strangely enough, this music Nora linked me a while back really works for me. And I am working on Bronze Age spirit quest stories, not cyberpunk action.  ???
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2017, 11:48:16 AM »
Strangely enough, this music Nora linked me a while back really works for me. And I am working on Bronze Age spirit quest stories, not cyberpunk action.  ???

I think you just like the art work that pops up on YouTube while it plays.  :o ;) ;D
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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2017, 02:25:30 PM »
For battlescenes I usually listen to tracks from 'Two Steps from Hell', for normal, medieval fantasy atmosphere I usually listened to soundtracks from the Witcher 3 (it's so unbelievably good!)

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Re: Music to Listen to while writing
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2017, 06:51:17 PM »
Strangely enough, this music Nora linked me a while back really works for me. And I am working on Bronze Age spirit quest stories, not cyberpunk action.  ???

Ahaha, so fun, I'm listening to that very artist as I read this, though a different album (I Am The Night).

Also, totally unrelated, but I thought writers might enjoy this video. A young kid (prolly around 11) starts singing blues like he spent 40 years in the mines, and the owner of the guitar shop they're in obviously wasn't ready for it... His jaw drops and his eyebrows rise... An utter cliche of bewilderment. It gives me a big chuckle each time. It's the sort of stuff that inspired lines like "jaw dropping". The kid is literally jaw dropping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1pwnb0NpQw

Been listening to Hotline Miami's album (love every track by MOON),

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKD-MVfC9Ag

And oddly enough very pumped by this take on a classic song :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edwsf-8F3sI

It's Feeling Good by bubble, but I'm giving you the video of an AMV for the great show Death Parade for it, because the original clip is horrible and cringy.
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