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    Inspirational music?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dawnless Sky, Sep 21, 2013.

    I just listening to epic music while I write. Point at a paragraph and I'll tell you the track I was listening to while writing it.

    I'm really into orchestral music such as movie and tv show OST and Two Steps From Hell.

    Anybody know other artists similar to Two Steps From Hell?

    Thanks :-D
     
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    There's a Japanese instrumental band out there called MONO. Their album Hymn to the Immortal Wind was recorded with a live orchestra.
     
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    Hm... If there is to be music playing while I write (or work), it has to be either fully instrumental or the language of the singing must be unknown to me. If I can sing it, it's too distracting. My only exception is kirtan. I can't point to parts of my writing and tell you what I was listening to, but there are books I've read that are inseparably connected to music I was listening to at the time. In my head Marty Steussy's Dreams of Dawn is forever connected to Tracy Chapman's She Got Her Ticket.
     
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    That is just so true!


    Regarding artists similar to TSFH, I sadly can't contribute with much. Just like you, I listen to a lot of OSTs from movies, games, etc, but I do also listen to softer music. I have no idea if this will be something for you but you could always check out "relaxdaily" on Youtube. His music might not be of the "epic" kind, but it is so wonderfully relaxing and inspiring when working with calmer scenes.
     
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    OSTs are in a league of their own. My absolute favorite is from the Hugh Jackman film called The Fountain.
     
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    I love that film. :) It's pretentious, full of itself, emotionally manipulative and yet I watch it at least once a month.
     
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    !!!!!!!!

    THE FOUNTAIN IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIMES.

    Sorry for caps... I'm just so surprised. I've never met anyone who even knew about this movie :O
    I can play the beginning of "Together we will live forever" on the piano XD
     
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    I am also surprised to find fellow Fountain fans. God is an Astronaut is another great instrumental band. So is If These Trees Could Talk
     
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    There's a lot of Thievery Cooperation that's instrumental and very chilly. I freakin' love them.
     
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    Their music is great to listen to when pondering the mysteries of the universe.
     
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    Gotta check them out
     
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    Instrumental version of Lebanese Blonde. It's so sexy. :)

     
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    Thanks for showing us this, it's wonderful! I will defenitely take a look on the Corporation :p
     
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    If you like them, also give an ear to Zero 7. Give it Away is audio kush, baby. [​IMG]

     
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    Oh yes, Mono is the most amazing band ever as far as Instrumental/Post Rock type of stuff is concerned.

    If you're into this type of music you should also give Caspian, Tides From Nebula, The Evpatoria Report, Jakob and The Workhouse a try.
     
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    Big Caspian fan as well. I'll definitely give the others a shot. Thanks
     
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    I'm also a rapper/oral poet, so maybe this won't be of help to you, but I love going through hip-hop/jazz instrumentals on Youtube. Always gets the imagination going.
     
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    You talking spoken word? I've written a few and performed them locally. Nothing big or anything but I enjoy it.:cool:
     
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    I love TSFH! Talk about epic background music for writing. I tend to listen to Imagine Dragons or Owl City when I'm working out plot/snowflaking but I need something without lyrics for when I'm actually writing (TSFH, TSO, sometimes Apocalyptica.) I listen to a lot of soundtracks when I write, too (especially soundtracks from Miyazaki films, and the game soundtrack for Assassin's Creed 2 is absolutely gorgeous).
     
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    Mono, GY!BE, Sigur Rós (saw them live this year, awesome), Explosions In The Sky... They all work for me. Max Richter and, especially, Ólafur Arnalds also play often while I'm writing. Oh! Ben Frost. Ben Frooost.
     
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    More rap, but I'd like to dabble in spoken word.
     
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    I was talking with Steerpike about Sigur Rós yesterday. I freakin' love them! Gotta' love a band that makes a video about two boys falling in love on the footy pitch. ;)
     
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    These guys aren't instrumental but the music tells a story which is enjoyable. If you don't like metal then it might be iffy for you. I listen to them every time I write... gives me energy I suppose.

    Ancient Bards

     
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    I used to listen to inspirational music when writing, but then I realized it can be too much distracting. It also has to fit the 'mood' of the scene, and this is why nowadays I listen to a whole lot of ambient music, which is more 'neutral'. It relaxes me and opens my mind, helping the words flow. Definitely never listened to anything with words, though, that's just madness...
     
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    I do too, although it tends to fade into the background, I find it gets my imagination rolling. Although I like the idea of ambient music too.

    As for artists similar to TSFH, there's Audiomachine, Gothic Storm and Future Music. If you you use YouTube, there are some fantastic channels, try Divinum Music and The Prime Cronus.
     

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