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June 22nd, 2012, 16:35
Let me hijcack the thread and extend it to also conver your 3 most athmospheric pieces of music.

Here are mine:
1. Goreckij: Symphony no 3 (of sorrowful songs)
2. Pink Floyd: Echoes
3. Yes: Awaken

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June 22nd, 2012, 17:32
whole genres are devoted to atmosphere:

film noir
german expressionist films of the silent era
westerns
spaghetti westerns

gothic novels, including later works by bram stoker and the bronte sisters
romance literature such as tales of king arthur and ivanhoe
1001 arabian nights
anything by jules verne (steampunk)
anything by edgar rice burroughs

etc.

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June 22nd, 2012, 18:13
In related news about alien atmospheres

http://www.space.com/16242-alien-pla…lanetrise.html
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June 22nd, 2012, 19:09
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Let me hijcack the thread and extend it to also conver your 3 most athmospheric pieces of music.

Here are mine:
1. Goreckij: Symphony no 3 (of sorrowful songs)
2. Pink Floyd: Echoes
3. Yes: Awaken

pibbur who of course should have mentioned Stratosfear by Tangerine Dream but chose not to.
How do you define "atmosphere" for music, though? Setting and maintaining a mood. or ambient stuff that takes you to a location, or recordings that make you feel like you're right there with the performer, or something else entirely?

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June 22nd, 2012, 23:11
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Let me hijcack the thread and extend it to also conver your 3 most athmospheric pieces of music.
1. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
2. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
3. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
4. Ralph Vaughn Williams' 'Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis'.

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June 22nd, 2012, 23:38
Originally Posted by dteowner View Post
How do you define "atmosphere" for music, though?
Good question … and I guess what Lucky said also holds true for music, there are whole genres devoted to atmosphere.

Anyway, mine:
- Mila Mar - Nova - unfathomably sad
- Röyksopp - What Else Is There - hauntingly beautiful
- Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song - always makes me think of every fantasy book I ever read, all at once

I won't mention game music or movie soundtracks since there'd be way too many titles to list. The genre thing.

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June 23rd, 2012, 00:19
Originally Posted by Jaz View Post
1. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
2. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
3. Michael Land's 'The Dig' soundtrack.
4. Ralph Vaughn Williams' 'Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis'.
Now, tell us: What's your favourite game music?

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June 23rd, 2012, 04:32
Wow an Aguirre the Wrath of God reference! I never thought I'd hear that title referenced anywhere…

Movies:
Alien
BladeRunner
The Thing (Carpenter)
Conan the Barbarian (1982 John Milius)

That last two might seem like strange picks but for me they left a lasting impression due to atmosphere.

Games:
Morrowind
Dead Space
Baldurs Gate
Temple of Elemental Evil

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June 23rd, 2012, 10:34
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Now, tell us: What's your favourite game music?
Cyberstorm and MDK .

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June 23rd, 2012, 21:28
Game music : All Realms Of Arcania soundtracks
Movie music : "How To Train Your Dragon" soundtrack. Simply superb !
Other music : Everything Enya - and The Lake by Mike Oldfield.

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