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Offline Theodidactus (OP)

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Music For Aurora:
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:52:14 AM »
Hello all,

I tend to make elaborate soundtracks for my creative endevours and idle distractions. I thought I'd share the music I listen to while playing aurora. There are some youtube links to music as well.

I'd like to know what everyone else is listening to.

Brian Eno
Brian eno is one of the fathers of synthesized music. He's got an incredible variety of music, but he does a lot of astronomy-themed compositions that really capture the feelings associated with deep space: sorta loneliness, wonder, and dread rolled together.
Among stars:
He did a really cool compilation where he wrote a song that "sounds like" each of the major equatorial stars, I really like Altair:
Altair:

This is the sorta music one could make first contact to. It's all vaguely unsettling AND serene.

Mark Knopfler
most people think of thim as this sorta obnoxious-rock-and-roll guy because his band, Dire Straits, performed one number which decidedly is, however most of  his individual stuff is very mellow, and they has some pretty cerebral themes. Some of his songs are about explorers:
Sailing to Philadelphia:
brothers in arms:

Music from the voyager golden record:
You guys can look up what that is on your own time, sufficed to say, the original CD that had all the songs is VERY hard to find (though some kind soul has uploaded them all to youtube, I have no idea who he is  ::) ) . Anyone trying to play a campaign with an "international" vibe should listen. Some of my favorite songs:
Sounds of earth:
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chakrulo:
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navajo night chant:
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cranes in their nest:
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dark was the night:
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 10:17:01 AM »
Also, why not some mongolian music?

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 10:26:07 AM »
Those tracks sound really good!

I mostly hear the Starbound Soundtrack while playing Aurora and those fit right in with the tracks by Brian Eno you posted.
Link: https://soundcloud. com/curtis-schweitzer/sets/starbound/

Do you maybe know where to buy songs from Eno, preferred in a digital way? The youtube quality isn't great and rips from there don't sound good :/
 

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 11:32:33 AM »
I tend to throw on a Pandora station and let it roll for a while, usually Great Big Sea, but I'll go with Daft Punk or just a classic rock mix on occasion as well.
 

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 12:03:40 PM »
I tend to throw on a Pandora station and let it roll for a while, usually Great Big Sea


have done similar. I love those guys.
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 10:24:32 AM »
http://munchhouse.com/conelrad/sureistheriskmade.html

CONELRAD is what i've been listening to lately during Aurora. It's super chill.  Available for free download.

One of the tracks on youtube.
 

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 10:55:04 AM »
I'm using that somewhere else, good suggestion.
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 08:03:45 PM »
I sometimes listen to Jean-Michel Jarre.   I realy like his Oxygene album.   The movie Gallipoli (starring a very young Mel Gibson) had one of the Oxygene tracks used prominently in it.   Many Planetariums have used Oxygene and other Jean-Michel Jarre pieces as background music.
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 05:13:19 AM »
this:
and loop and loop and loop again!

other that that, aliens soundtrack, galciv2 soundtrack and fragile alliance soundtrack
 

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 07:42:15 AM »
Quake 2 soundtrack, red alert, also random talented people on youtube, such as ewan dobson or alternatively lara6683 playing random video game soundtracks.
Or several hour long random aggressive dubstep crap.
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 08:37:27 AM »
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 09:39:28 AM »
I'll just leave this here - hxxp: www. prometheus-music. com/thestars. html

Prometheus Music put out that album of filk. . .
Hope Eyrie, A Fire in The Sky, Legends, and The Pioneers of Mars are all awesome tracks. . .
 

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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 08:15:25 PM »
Here is the 2nd Track to the Album Oxygene by Jean-Michel Jarre - it is the one used in Gallipoli.  This is my first time trying to put a video connection into Aurora, wish me luck.


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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014, 01:55:18 PM »
I listen to a range of stuff while I'm playing Aurora, though I usually lean towards ambient/instrumental stuff and old space rock. 

I've got some Eno on my playlist also, as well as some stuff from the Homeworld, Halo, and BSG soundtracks.   The Homeworld soundtracks have some great, otherworldly-sounding ambient stuff; the Halo music is more orchestral and militaristic, great to bushwhack NPRs to. 

As far as space rock goes, I've got a lot of Hawkwind, Amon Düül, and Pink Floyd on my HD that tend to be recurring choices.   Hawkwind is one of my favorite bands in general, not just while listening to Aurora.   Sometimes instead of going to my custom space music playlist, I'll just start at the beginning of my Hawkwind collection and let my media player just run through it all.   Floyd's "Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun" is a good one too, as are some of AD/ADII's instrumental tracks. 

Edit: I guess I don't have enough posts to post links yet.  Guess I'll have to try again later.
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Re: Music For Aurora:
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2014, 11:41:40 AM »
Hmm, I should try Homeworld/BSG, But I never would have thought of pink Floyd, I'll check It out.
Layely I've just been loading up 1 hour+ long compilations off youtube of electronic/techno/dubstep/random crap, actually some of that keygen/chipcore stuff isn't too bad. Skrillex is smeg but it has frikken lasers in it.
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