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Music that inspires your writing

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Azza, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Yeah, gotta love Amon Amarth. I saw them last year in Lawrence, Kansas. Was a great show. They came out for the encore and started Pursuit of Vikings. Everyone went crazy.
     
  2. Androxine Vortex

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    I am jealous! I remember at my High School we had a spirit week and one of the days was rockstar day. So me and my friends all dressed up as some of our favorite musicians. Last year I dressed up in viking gear brought in my guitar and walked around all day playing twilight of the thunder god XD

    (The year before that I came in as Abbath from Immortal just yelling BLLLLEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!)
     
  3. Steerpike

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    Sounds cool.

    I didn't know any death metal bands in high school. I guess bands like Celtic Frost and Morbid Angel were putting out some stuff. My favorite bands were Iron Maiden and Candlemass. I'm old :)
     
  4. rachelwrites527

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    I listen to any number of soundtracks. I can't listen to songs with lyrics, since it distracts me something fierce, and soundtracks have just the right amount of epicness in them. I have a playlist on grooveshark that has soundtracks from The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Last Samurai, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean, and V for Vendetta.
     
  5. lizzy.d

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    I often find myself inspired by the lyrics of some songs. I've been playing Mumford & Sons non-stop these past couple weeks and could find a place for almost every one of their songs in the "soundtrack" of my novel!
     
  6. Rattlehead TVR

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    In addition to all the other hard rock/heavy metal bands listed above I also like listening to a group called Turisas for epic heavy celtic rock with fiddles and barbaric chanting, check them out on you tube.

    Rattlehead TVR
     
  7. Fnord

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    Neurosis, Virus, Tyranny. . . all that upbeat stuff. ;)
     
  8. Konstanz

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    Hmm... Am I the only one that listens to punk rock and dubstep while writing? I'm probably the odd one out then.
     
  9. Steerpike

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    Konstanz - I like that stuff as well. I see no need to limit one's musical tastes to one or two genres. I like Rancid and Fugazi, among others, as far as dubstep goes. I like Skrillex.

    I like everything from classical and opera, to old country songs, alt. country, punk, metal (classic metal, power metal, death, doom, etc.), goth, industrial, some rap/hip-hop, jazz (old Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald), motown stuff (Smokey Robinson etc.), Buddy Holly, Dylan, Hendrix, hard to classify stuff like Tom Waits during the Island record years, blue, Pixies, Bjork, and so on.

    As long as it is good, I'll listen to it.
     
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  10. I listen to all kinds of music, but sometimes I listen to some really old stuff, and I mean really old Blues songs from the 30s onwards when I'm in the mood.
     
  11. Privid

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    For fantasy, I find that there's no better than movie and game soundtracks. Anything more specific than that preoccupies my mind and gets me to interact with the music, more so since I'm a singer, rather than just float along with it. Jeremy Soul is genius in that regard. World of Warcraft regional music is wonderful too.
     
  12. Konstanz

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    @Steerpike: Skrillex is not dubstep! :mad:

    I like Skrillex but he's more drum&bass on steroids. Some classify him as drumstep/filthy dub but that's making things overly complicated. I don't really care for labels myself either, I listen to all kinds of music. But it's mainly punk rock (Sum41, Blink 182), rap metal (Hollywood Undead, Linkin Park), rap (Eminem, Professor Green), Dubstep/Drumstep/D&B/... (Skrillex, Doctor P, Tek One). Pop music (Simple Plan, Train, Mattafix) just to name a few.

    I listen to the same music whether I'm writing or dancing (for some reason I like dancing. And drinking. Probably a connection between both). I don't see a reason to listen to classical music to get the muse going.
     
  13. Androxine Vortex

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    I kind of agree that Skrillex isn't really dubstep. He is a little bit of everything but not one thing exclusivley. I very seldom listen to dubstep when I write but if I do I would be listening to Ajapai, Wonkap, Datsik, Excision, and Rusko.
     
  14. Jeremy Soule is a legend! I'm actually in the middle of uploading some of his stuff on youtube.
     
  15. Azza

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    Just a thank you to everybody that's posted! I've been looking at some of the songs and artists that have been mentioned and now have a vast playlist on YouTube which I play when writing! I'm glad this thread had generated discussions and I hope it has helped some of you in finding music that inspires you!

    - Thanks :)
     
  16. Vanya

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    I don't usually listen to music when I write, or else my mind takes off on different things instead of focusing on what I'm writing. :eek: I tried heavy metal when I'm in a fight scene but usually it ended up becoming too violent than what I originally intended. No music for me.
     
  17. Androxine Vortex

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    It's more symphonic gothic style but check out Midnight Syndicate and Nox Arcana
     
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