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    Inspiring Music!

    Hi all.

    It would be nice to get other peoples musical inspiration!


    When I paint, I love Classical or Soundtrack music. For some reason I prefer instrumental music the most.

    A few goodies:


    AVATAR -Soundtrack (J. Horner)
    The Dark Knight -Soundtrack (H. Zimmer)
    Gladiator -Soundtrack (H. Zimmer)
    Saving Private Ryan -Soundtrack (J. Williams)
    LOTR -soundtrack (all three od them) (H. Shore)
    Jurassic Park -soundtrack (J. Williams)


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    You should definitely check out Ozric Tentacles...may not be your thing but then again. Erpland or Jurassic Shift are two of my faves of theirs - kind of organic progressive fusion jam stuff.
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    Check out Audiomachine, more of Hans zimmer, Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey, Immediate music, and Two Steps From Hell. Their music makes everything you do seem like it could determine the fate of the human race :p
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    Deadmau5 Sort of Techno/Trance-ish, makes me focus a bit on painting so i don't pan over to this site or facebook too often.

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    Mass Effect 1 and 2 soundtracks. The OST of the first game is so futuristic and melancholic at the same time, especially in the prothean zones. And ME 2 has one of the best game soundtracks. It's once again futuristic and melancholic, but this time also epic, urgent and heroic. It perfectly fits the story and the setting. I just want to draw Sci-Fi when listening to them. I too prefer instrumentals, songs with vocals distract me when drawing because I start to sing along

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    I can be inspired by anything, metal to electronic music to folk.

    Infected Mushroom is good - I put one of their songs, Heavyweight on repeat for 6 hours on loop once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossmirage View Post
    Infected Mushroom is good - I put one of their songs, Heavyweight on repeat for 6 hours on loop once.
    Wow. Trippy, sort of get frightened by all those little noises.

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    I'm liking Infected Mushroom quite a bit...definitely Ozric Tentacles-esque and maybe even influenced.
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    I really depends on what I'm working on.....I listen to everything from Florence and the Machine to nightcore to opera. So....any music can be inspiring if applied correctly, to me. xD

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    I think 90s pop songs are fun to work to because they make me happy and are sometimes not good enough to make me want to stop working and listen. It's a nice balance.

    But for inspiring music...I like somber songs.

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    oh and also Mogwai.
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    JJacks...change back to your old avatar! That one is too freaky!
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    I put on Mars Volta's live performance at The Electric Ballroom. Or any of their albums, particularly Frances the Mute and Deloused in Comatorium.
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    buckethead is a genius maybe one of the ( if not THE ) best guitar player of all times








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    Hmm. Well, at least he has a floozy!
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    some of my favorites, and completely different genres

    muse
    wolfgang gartner
    great big sea
    tiesto
    august burns red

    I like the most creative bands in each genre for the most part, these are just a few of my favorites to paint to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manlybrian View Post
    oh and also Mogwai.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem. I could listen to that on loop for years!!
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    Deadmau5 Sort of Techno/Trance-ish, makes me focus a bit on painting so i don't pan over to this site or facebook too often.
    Deadmau5 is great! very calming music, not too much going on, but not too repetetive. great for working on stuff and concentrating

    in regards to the thread, i cant say i have any inspirations for my art, considering im literally just starting and havent drawn much on my own time, but i do listen to music alot. also, theres alot that i listen to and i cant really pick one (which why shuffle was invented on mp3 players and such )
    anyways, heres all the stuff i like and listen to (and im always on the lookout for more so it grows):
    Avenged Sevenfold
    A Day To Remember
    Deadmau5
    Bassnectar
    Foo Fighters
    Lamb of God
    Rage Against The Machine
    Primus
    Led Zeppelin
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Muse
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    Disturbed
    Coheed & Cambria
    Breaking Benjamin
    Billy Talent
    Asking Alexandria

    and again things are often added to the list

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    buckethead is a genius maybe one of the ( if not THE ) best guitar player of all times
    this reminds me alot of Pink Floyd.... (which should also be on my list)

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    I like Mos Def. (:

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    My favorite music to paint to is generally instrumental with elements of repetition. My favorites include:

    Joe Hisaishi - You may know him as "the guy that does all the Hayao Miyazaki film soundtracks". He has a quadrilogy of solo stuff called Piano Stories which I can't recommend enough.

    Philip Glass - I particularly like the Heroes and Lows symphonies but I'm also partial to Glassworks

    Explosions in the Sky - They just released a new album, but I'd recommend pretty much anything by them.

    Paper Tiger - A DJ from the Doomtree Collective. Relaxing, high quality work.
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    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned VAST (an acronym for Visual Audio Sensory Theater), which is Industrial/Experiment rock at its best! It numbs your mind and makes two hours seem like two minutes AND two days. Pretty awesome stuff, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    I learnt you can't paint to heavy metal; headbanging is not conducive to good art.
    Unless you're into abstract expressionism... ;-)

    Me, I mostly listen to classical anyway, whether drawing or not. For accompanying art, I like Mahler. Or New Age. Or, rather strangely, baroque harpsichord music.

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    A few electronica type stations i have made recently on pandora:


    My personal mix i usually listen to. Based off of a bunch of infected mushroom songs:
    http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=9...542759970026E&

    Default pandora "electronica" station:
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    And my grooveshark mix (a bunch of handpicked songs from the above link):
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    I've been listening to some soundtracks from old westerns recently. Ennio Morricone, mostly. The music is very emotional (as in strong emotions) and it tells stories. I find those qualities quite useful for drawing..
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    [QUOTE=ArtZealot;3151511]Default pandora "electronica" station:
    http://broadcaster.pandora.com/t?r=9...542759970026E&
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    You some pretty great stuff on there! i love Daft Punk and Gorillaz, and am a huge fan of Deadmau5. i think its safe to say he's my favorite electronic producer

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    Kashiwa Daisuke — stella (a pretty sweet, 35 minute all instrumental song; great for drawing to)

    http://grooveshark.com/s/Stella/2CncFb?src=5



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