in-world music

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jackgraham jackgraham's picture
in-world music

Rob asked me earlier what Martian Nomad Pop is, so I sent him this link to Tuareg musicians.

Usually when we're playing EP, if there's mood music on, it's dark, ambient, electronic stuff, like the tracks Scott Fox did for us, or sometimes metal. I've also used Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks for redneck Mars.

I realized, though, that I don't play music that's actually in the game world very often. I'll definitely bust out the Tuareg playlist next time I have PCs in a nomad camp. Other music is hard to sneak into an EP session, though, because if players recognize it, it seems anachronistic.

How about y'all; found any good in-world music to use in EP sessions?

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Lurkingdaemon Lurkingdaemon's picture
Micheal Mccann

I found music from the likes of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and XCom (from 2012) to really suit some scenarios for games - particularly because of the composers diversity in his music and the themes embedded in those games (in particular).

NotActuallyTim NotActuallyTim's picture
Old Vs. New

Some past music is going to present in EP culture. So what would be really interesting is what new kinds of music started getting made, both Pre and Post Fall.

Urthdigger Urthdigger's picture
I don't tend to play music

I don't tend to play music during my games (though I probably should), but I have considered the type of music one would find. I imagine we'd still have the types of music we have today, and the most popular would likely still be known.

I can't speculate on the styles of music that would be created, though I imagine anarchists would likely focus on improv and remixes, emphasizing the style and ability of the person playing.

Trappedinwikipedia Trappedinwikipedia's picture
Music taking advantage of the

Music taking advantage of the expanded range of hearing from Enhanced Hearing would also probably be a number of entirely new musical experiences for transhuman audiences, or would really change the experience of listening to conventional music. Possible not in good ways.

Urthdigger Urthdigger's picture
Hmm, on that note I wonder

Hmm, on that note I wonder how non-human morphs in general react to music. At the very least you've got different acoustics funneling the sound to your ear drums.

Ahh, the soothing sounds of nails on a chalkboard.

Kojak Kojak's picture
I usually put on Deltron 3030

I usually put on Deltron 3030 just because it's pretty thematically appropriate.

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BalazarLightson BalazarLightson's picture
Love it

Love that Taureg stuff. I'll be tuning some in at work this week for sure.

I love Guilhem Desq's Electric Hurdy Gurdy. Makes me think of the kind of inventive Re-invention of traditional instruments some folk might be trying after the fall.

Also, a big fan of Kora playing and other non-standard instruments to western ears, and Electronic, Noise, waveform play.

Mykaen Mykaen's picture
Added to playlists!

Nice. I'll listen to playlist but liking what I am hearing already. I could see it easily being used in some of the Arab sections.

Seconding Guilhelm Desq for general listening. Found him recently when looking up hurdy gurdy music.

ShadowDragon8685 ShadowDragon8685's picture
jackgraham wrote:Other music

jackgraham wrote:
Other music is hard to sneak into an EP session, though, because if players recognize it, it seems anachronistic.

Really? Because I heard a remix of an Italian opera song that I first heard playing Grand Theft Auto III as the lyrics to a commercial just an hour and a half ago. Before that by a few hours, I was in a Wawa, and I heard some low-rent cover of Jailhouse Rock.

Remember, we are already in an era which is post-recording media. There's no reason to suspect that our music from today and yesterday is lost to the people of 2143.

It's not anachronistic. It's just retro, or classical.

Hell, in March 2008, they discovered the first known recording of a song. It was recorded 9 April, 1860.

Taking as a given, for the sake of argument an "Eclipse Phase Start Date" of 1 January 2143 as the first day of 10 AF, there is less time between now and EP Start (45,822) than there is between the first recorded song and today's date (19 July 2017; 57,445 days.)

So yes, you're likely to hear someone in Eclipse Phase listening to some kind of neo-whale rendition of a neo-avian's cover of a famous scandanavian neoliberal commune singer from the 2090s, or something that an anarchist angernator neo-synth rapper put out an amount of time best described as the speed-of-light transmission lag between his hab and yours.

You're just as likely to hear The Crue, or The King or Johann Sebastian Bach.

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