#16: Musical Inspiration?
Go-to song/type of music for inspiration?
That is a much more easy question to answer for me^^
it's very dependent on mood, but I'm mostly listening to Future Funk/City Pop, Lo Fi or Electronica (in general) for relaxation/getting me through work
if I listen to music for the sake of it, or while relaxing, Daft Punk, Wintergatan, Gorillaz, Vulfpeck, TWRP, game soundtracks (Hard recommend Hades, Celeste, Transistor, Xenoblade1&2, Persona 5, Furi, Hollow Knight)
honestly it's too much to count and I love it all equally? These are just the first that came to mind in the current emotional state I'm in^^
I have quite a library of stuff at this point. Basically, I listen to almost anything, except pop most of the time.
if you want specific recommendations:
Dabin - Ghost Hack
Varien & 7 Minutes Dead - Mirai Sekai (Continuous Mix)
Daydreamer - Travelling Light
RATATAT - CREAM ON CHROME
flora cash - They Own This Town
SIAMÉS "Mr. FEAR"
DGTO - Some People Don't Fall (feat. CLANLEY)
Iiii could go on for hours...
lastly, If I do something in the workshop, classic rock. dunno why, but that is a hardwired association in my brain.
I’m absolutely down for this question because I get easily addicted to new music genres, and have been discovering a lot of new artists while building up playlists for Icebreakers. I also studied History of Musical Instruments (really random, I know) and got fascinated by how much variety in sounds we are able to create.
I’m also very into Sea Shanties of course, particularly anything with a Hurdy Gurdy (one of the strangest instruments) in it:
I’d of course recommend all of the Black Sails soundtrack (it’s my absolute favourite series of all time), but in particular “The Parson’s Farewell”
Thank you so much for this question. I had a blast!
Our entire gang is so music-oriented, so I can’t be left out!
I grew up in a family that loves music (My dad even was a sound and lights mixer for a band back when he was a teen), so it all came really natural to me!
For Icebreakers I went back to what I love in movies and what I think Icebreakers should aspire to be, so I made a playlist for the project. It includes lots of instrumental pieces. Especially from classic swashbuckling adventure movies I think exemplify how I think Icebreakers should feel, like John Williams’ work and that of James Horner with Zorro. Throw in a few other songs that I feel set the tone for specific scenes or characters to crawl into their headspace and we’re right as rain! A specific favorite of mine for this project has been “Northwest Passage”, a song that amongst other things tells about Franklin’s failed expedition and the call to adventure in general. I bet most of the Canadian Tribe members are familiar with the song!
On a personal note, I am one who enjoys ALL types of music. Slower, more soulful music can be my jam. I can rock out to any good anthem or just deep dive back into 80’s music (I honestly know/feel more comfortable with 80s music than with music of my own generation haha). I’m currently very much into the sea shanties ofcourse and into ye olde bardcore to relax!
*Featured image: the Hurdy Gurdy (the medieval wheel instrument)