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    Music for Drawing

    I have some songs I love to play when I need to get started drawing omn my own.

    I'm looking for super motivational, get off your ass (and back on) and draw music. So far, I've got:

    Curtain Call - Eminem
    Eye of the Tiger - Soul Survivor
    Remember the Name -Fort Minor
    We Are the Champions - Queen
    What's Stopping You? - Semisonic
    Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ford ('Cuz no one wants to work in a coal mine)

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    Slit Your Guts by Cryptopsy?

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    Depends what it is your gonna draw..

    Industrial landscape, steampunk, etc : industrial music, rock?

    Gangsta's, design orientated and funky : Hip hop?

    Fantasy stuff : LOTR soundtrack, and rock?

    Naked chicks : hmm, porn music?

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    Tool Lateralus(album): Patterns, repetition, and powerful moments.

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    It depends a lot on the tone of what I'm drawing

    mellow- something like Massive Attack
    nihilistic/dark-Ministry, Severed Head of State or World Burns To Death
    funn/funny-Blanks 77, the Vandals
    etc.
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    Sometimes when sketching I like to have music, but other times I can't get into my art as much as I'd like to when music is playing, I like to find my own rythm when painting or drawing, Unless there are couple really good songs that I'd like to make art to, I prefer to keep the music off.

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    Usually I start up my drawing playlist consisting of Ghost in the Shell OST and other songs by Origa.

    The typical music that makes my soul fly. :]

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    I found that music data from a RPG game Witcher goes with pretty much everything, really neat, but right now I'm stuck on Jimi Hendrix and John Frusciante. Depends on the mood really.
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    big fan of einsturzende Neubauten,
    lyrics in German so it doesn't distract you lots of percussion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUHCl4TUdTA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zGUyV5XaA

    varied tempos
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    Just found a cd by a band called hybrid thats pretty awesome. It's a compilation, remixes of orchestration and ambient music, and the second cd is mostly straight trance remixes. Its pretty chill, if thats what your looking for.
    http://www.hybridsoundsystem.com/

    Their regular albums are pretty awesome too.

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    My music varies based on what I'm drawing, so if I'm drawing these:

    Fighter aircraft - Techno, Ace Combat soundtracks

    Celtic-based art - Celtic (Anuna, KiRite and Tsugunai: A Cinnuinuit by Yasunori Mitsuda)

    Contemplative art - Piano pieces (Final Fantasy IV Piano Collections)

    General/Whatever Goes - Either Devil May Cry soundtrack, SHMUP soundtracks (Thunder Force V, Ikaruga, Cave), Power metal

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShroudStar View Post
    Devil May Cry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    Feel free to die when you've had enough. (Lolz)
    Heh, that's only if you're talking about the emo lyrics of DMC 3 and 4. Me? I stick to the first one - the original. No emo/dark singing for me, please. Give me the music like the Nero Angelo battle track or Griffon fight theme.

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    Yeah the original soundtrack was great. I guess the soundtracks follow the games.. save DMC2

    Anyway.
    Life Drawing - trip-hop - Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, etc.
    or, Ambient - Art by Snipers, Autechre, Telefon Tel Aviv, Sasha
    Expressive painting - House - Daft Punk, St. Germain

    Since my own creative designs are usually sci-fi craziness with mecha and future soldiers wielding weapons firing glowing blue stuff:
    Winter War by Black Sun Empire & Noisia. It really makes me think of future soldiers battling with energy weapons in a Siberian snowstorm. I guess it also helps that I listened to it a lot while playing Timesplitters, but I thought of it quite a bit beforehand.

    Although, I do love Sinthetix!

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    Try some Prodigy. They have high paced fast beats and lots of fire in their music. That's who I use when I want get up and work. I would recommend their album Fat of the Land, but Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned has some decent tracks to it. Plus, very minimal on lyrics.

    Another good one is Jamiroquai. His still has some fast beats, but is more calming then Prodigy.

    But one thing im sure we already know, don't listen to it if you cant stand it. Like me, I cant stand Eminem or Tool, and im sure alot of people here cant stand the two bands I said. You have to know you enjoy the music to get into the groove of it. So for them most part, just experiment with new music and find the things you like.
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    venetian snares:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNRHbUBPanc

    somewhere along the lines of aphex twin(also very good), but possibly even more fucked up. mixed with classical string mainly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
    venetian snares:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNRHbUBPanc

    somewhere along the lines of aphex twin(also very good), but possibly even more fucked up. mixed with classical string mainly.

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    Mars Volta and pretty much everything Mike Patton has ever done.

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    Any soothing classical music.

    solopianoradio.com is good.

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    I like to play this at the end of a big ass painting...

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    I find that usually I like listening to a lot of music with no lyrics or where the lyrics themselves aren't a distraction. Most of the time the genres include soundscape, classical, and maybe some light jazz. I'm really into a lot of soundtrack stuff.
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    Um... I just listen to what ever I'd normally listen to when I draw:

    Also see: This Post

    Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal:

    Arcturus, Atheist, Between the Buried and Me, Death, Enslaved, Ihsahn, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Negura Bunget, Opeth, Protest the Hero (They're growing on me...I HATE his voice!!!), Strapping Young Lad, Voivod, UneXpect, Cynic, Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects (jazz + meshuggah = this), Borknagar, Gojira, Wolves in the Throne Room, Mournival (unsigned), Textures,

    Post-Metal:

    Dead Soul Tribe, Indukti, Isis, Pelican, Tool, The Ocean, Baroness, Anathema, Green Carnation, Devin Townsend,

    Post-Rock:


    Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Ulver, Russian Circles,

    "Heavy" Prog (essentially Progressive Hard Rock):

    Coheed and Cambria (They're growing on me...I HATE his voice!!!), Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta (once again, hate the vocals, like the music),

    Progressive Metal:


    Apocolyptica, Dream Theater, Evergrey, Riverside, Nightwish (I don't really like their studio stuff but they rule live), Symphony X,

    Space, Eclectic, and other general Progressive-Rock:


    The Beatles, Camel, Comus, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Emerson Lake and Palmer (if only for the album cover Giger did lol), The Moody Blues (sort of similar to King Crimson only much more psychedelic and much poorer imo), Oceansize, The Who,

    Hard Rock:

    AC/DC, Airborne, Alice Cooper, Godsmack, Jet, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Revolver, Wolfmother, Jimi Hendrix, Jet,

    Death Metal (also see Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal):

    Behemoth (orig. BM), Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse (more grindcore but w/e), Dethklok, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist, Nile, Vomitory,

    Black Metal (also see Tech/Extreme Progressive Metal):

    Amon Amarth, Bathory, Dimmu Borgir, Dissection, Emperor, Venom, Deathspell Omega, and my friends bands Løgner av Gud, and Vuotan,

    Doom Metal (inc. Doom Rock):

    Black Sabbath, Daylight Dies, Katatonia, Swallow the Sun, My Dying Bride, The Sword, High on Fire, Sleep,

    Thrash Metal (inc. Nu-Thrash):

    Arch Enemy, Children of Bodem (I hate Alexi but I have to admit... he's a good guitarist), Death Angel, Lamb of God, Testament, Slayer,

    Grunge/Alternative Rock/Metal:


    Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Les Claypool/Primus, Mad Season, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, (early) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, Shinedown, System of a Down,

    Heavy Metal:


    Astral Doors, Benedictum, Cacophony, Dio, Fight, Halford, Iron Maiden, Jason Becker, Judas Priest, (The Lord Weird) Slough Feg, Megadeth, Metallica, Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, The Scorpians, Sepultera,

    Other:


    Down, Primordial, Queen, David Gilmore, Lustmord (Dark and Ominous the only Ambient music I like), Steve Vai, The Berserker,
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    Jazz. => smoothjazz.com
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    Agalloch [anything]
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    Porcupine Tree's delerium stuff is really good to draw too and it's probably the trippiest music EVER made. My favorite is The Sky Moves Sideways but Voyage 34 is the trippiest thing ever. Both are awesome to draw too.
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    Any repetitive electronica.
    Royksopp
    Oakenfold et al

    Any ambient droning music:
    Immersion Theory - Icarus Foray
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