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    music fueling painting

    I had to get myself psyched to paint some medieval weapons and armor type stuff last night, so after cafeful consideration I put on some Manowar. Dude man, I listened to four hours of Manowar. It was amazing. I never knew how much I liked them until I'm singing along with "holy war" while painting a dead knight, I even had to borrow some from my brother because I ran out. I'm totally pumped for more. Anyone else lean towards specific music for certain jobs? I just got about 5 cds worth of Ennio Morricone today, just waiting to get assigned some western scenes...

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    I have a big range of music... lots of videogame stuff. for darker, scarier themes, I listen to silent hill / 28 days later soundtracks.. I also of some legend of zelda OSTs, xenogears.. lots of imported tuned... relaxing stuff, like Emilianna Torrinni. Lots and lots of jazz.

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    I usually listen to my Rush albums when I work, though they haven't inspired me or anything. Right now, their Counterparts album is constantly running in my CD player.

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    yep,definately. everything works better with music (most of the time). therefore if i put on music which fits perfectly for a series of pics and then switch somewhere in the middle all the images after changing don't work as good. happened when i put on tool to keep at a slow,full-of-energy pace and then switched to dunno what,and all of a sudden i couldn't work properly anymore,so i changed back to tool-worked like a charm.
    some music works for every genre,but most of the time,i have fixed genres for fixed types of artwork-like dark creepy pics,korn-fast,agressive pics,system of a down, and so on...

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    I love listening to ambient techno or electronica or whatever you want to call it when I draw. Right now I'm into Boards of Canada a lot.

    I usually end up switching to something like Of Montreal a ways into the process because techno gets a little boring after like an hour. Haha.

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    Savage circus and Whithin temptation are great inspiration. Nightwish is great as well. I love a female vocale on some metal music. But hey, Manowar is a must for medieval.

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    check out Blind Gaurdian dave. I usually listen to DOOM of anykind.

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    I like StreamingSoundtracks.com.

    They play a lot of good scores and symphonic arrangements.

    Good stuff to sketch to (despite the occasional showtoon).

    There is usualy a good, add free stream up on SHOUTcast.

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    Actually, this thread inspired me to make a playlist of my favorite art-ing music, heh.

    It goes like this:
    1- Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL
    2- Amon Tobin - Get Your Snack On
    3- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
    4- The Go! Team - The Power Is On
    5- Neutral Milk Hotel - Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
    6- Interpol - Say Hello to the Angels
    7- The Shins - Girl On A Wing
    8- Of Montreal - Tim I Wish You Were Born A Girl
    9- Explosions In The Sky - Magic Hours
    10- Radiohead - Life In A Glass House
    11- Boards Of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
    12- The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
    13- On!Air!Library! - Bread
    14- Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
    15- Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day

    I was trying to pick songs that inspired me on entirely different levels at once, hah.

    Has anyone else done this or am I just weird?

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    I listen to anything that isn't country...that shit makes me want to go kill animals

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    even though i breathe metal, when im painting i need something that gets me into that kinda mood. So i usually do something like pink floyd, mars volta, codeseven, coheed, etc.

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    Has anyone else done this or am I just weird?
    A few years ago I made a Tom Waits tape fitting a certain mood of a project I was working on, lots of slow paced dreamy stuff. It was a great help at keeping my mind in the right place

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    yep, I'm into electronica and mellow trance (ATB). When I'm feeling more pumped and dancy, I'll put on some Daft Punk, Stardus, Oakenfold, Van Dyke. Been listening to Boards of canada and Four Tet a lot lately. I also love 80's rock (Tears for Fears, Pet Shop Boys, The Cure, etc...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by styler
    I listen to anything that isn't country...that shit makes me want to go kill animals
    well, it doesnt make me want to kill animals, but i hate it all the same, i dont like rap/rnb/hip hop either, but whatever else goes (if i like it).

    I've always wanted to grab the Half-Life 2 sound track.. if there is any, some of the music that played throughout the game was, for the lack of a better word.. Cool.

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    when people trash the country, I have to wonder if they mean everything or just the modern country. I'm into some of the old classics (Johnny Cash, Charlie Feathers, Hank Williams, and of course Elvis Presley) but I can't stand the Dolly Pardon/Billy Ray Cyrus type.

    Same with hip hop, though I know little about it. I like some older and more "fun oriented" hip hop, hate the gangster rap, though I practically never listen to either

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    for the most part i hate hiphop too because it doesn'T seem to be about the music in any way any more. just some stupid dicks with lots of titties around them and big bling bling.

    although i admit i sometimes like to listen to outcast,and a little bit 2pac.
    currently i'm hooked on alicia keys though,man what a voice!

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    I don't know how Outkast did it, but I think it's somehow impossible to not like that song Hey Ya. And believe me, I didn't want to like it the first time I heard it.

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    fafnir, i second that, the hl2 soundtrack is great. you can rip it from the
    game cd (my friend did it, i have no idea how to) def. worth it. lots of
    creepy ambient sounds and cool music.

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    hmmm...i tend to listen more to true-power metal stuff when im going to draw medieval things....speaking of Bands like SavageCircus BlindGuardian DreamEvil Hammerfall etc. Sometimes also Death and BlackMetal bands like old DimmuBorgir or AmonAmarth CDs....when it comes to future Design stuff its usually Disturbed , trivium , BleedingThrough and other Bands that are coming from the NWOAHM....But when i do studies i prefere Silence...because i have to concentrate on the subject much more....

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    Lamb of God typically fuels art like my avatar. I pretty much filled my sketchbook with art made while listening to heavy music like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo
    I don't know how Outkast did it, but I think it's somehow impossible to not like that song Hey Ya. And believe me, I didn't want to like it the first time I heard it.
    I hate that song! Impossible is nothing

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    I'll be the one to say it:

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    I'll be the one to say something else then;

    Dave Brubeck quartet (take five, godly )

    yup, I listen lots of jazz, lounge and besides that rock and metal and stuff as long as I have music on while drawing, but mostly jazz or lounge, relaxes the brains so that I can think better while drawing -)

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    I know I'm repeating myself here but.. Depeche Mode.
    Also - gothic, electronica, synth-pop, soundtracks, ambient, metal and classical. But mostly - Depeche Mode and Dead Can Dance and some of Rammstein's more mellow stuff (but that's only just recently)

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    If i listen to too heavy music i tend to headbang and sing along so much that it interfers with my drawing. I like classical music for most kinds of drawing and painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist
    I know I'm repeating myself here but.. Depeche Mode.
    Also - gothic, electronica, synth-pop, soundtracks, ambient, metal and classical. But mostly - Depeche Mode and Dead Can Dance and some of Rammstein's more mellow stuff (but that's only just recently)
    Dead Can Dance is awesome.
    How about Faith and the Muse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrej
    I'll be the one to say it:

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    I still have A Day Without Rain and The Memory of Trees albums.

    Damn good, no denying that.

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    I like StreamingSoundtracks.com also. They play music from movies, television and video games. If you register on their site you can request music too.

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    Oh, i forgot, im a huge fan of the music found at www.ocremix.org!

    All my favorite videogame music dressed up in all kinds of musical genres.

    For final fantasy fans i'd recommend "Jenova for classical piano" and "still more fighting"

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