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Music to write to...

zombiegirlzombiegirl beating the drum of the lifelessin a dry wasteland Veteran
edited June 2013 in General Banter
Just looking for some suggestions to spice up my instrumental playlist. I can't write while listening to music with words, so the only prerequisite is that it's almost completely instrumental. I'm a big fan of Yann Tiersen, Erik Satie, Tchaikovsky, and I also listen to a lot of ambient/trance music.

Examples:

Gnossienne No.1 by Erik Satie:


La Plage by Yann Tiersen:


Cloudy, With Occasional Rain by Hibiki Sound Factory:
Invincible_summer

Comments

  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    edited June 2013
    Anything by Ólafur Arnalds


    Stars of the Lid are a bit experimental, but great ambient music.


    I am also quite partial to DJ Krush.


    Bonobo is good too.
    zombiegirlriverflow
  • zombiegirlzombiegirl beating the drum of the lifeless in a dry wasteland Veteran
    edited June 2013
    Awesome suggestions @Invincible_summer I like that they're so long too... it's nice to not have to switch tracks frequently. :D Thanks a bunch
  • Lee82Lee82 Veteran
    65 days of static - radio protector
    zombiegirlInvincible_summer
  • CittaCitta Veteran
    As you like Satie, try Faure too...and Ravel , whose Bolero is very well known and is not typical of his output.
    riverflowzombiegirl
  • Bach's Cello Suites (I'm preferential to Jaap Ter Linden's recording; Jean-Guihen Queyras' version is lovely too). You can never go wrong with Bach!

    And, this is strangely beautiful-- Morton Feldman's Piano and String Quartet (Kronos Quartet has a recording of this with Aki Takahashi), which is 79 minutes long (which is short for a Feldman piece!). The piece quietly unfolds, with strange patterns evolving slowly (Feldman was fond of Persian rugs and the last decade of his life was obsessed with creating a musical equivalent). I find this very calming:



    [LINK]

    zombiegirlInvincible_summer

  • Stars of the Lid are a bit experimental, but great ambient music.

    Stars of the Lid are wonderful! And Their Refindment of the Decline and The TIred Sounds of... are both excellent albums.
    Invincible_summer
  • ZeroZero Veteran
    Drumming has an interesting effect - different tempos bring out different moods I find... or a metronome.
    zombiegirl
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    Do you like Jazz? My friend is John Abercrombies wife.
    zombiegirl
  • zombiegirlzombiegirl beating the drum of the lifeless in a dry wasteland Veteran
    Zero said:

    Drumming has an interesting effect - different tempos bring out different moods I find... or a metronome.

    I actually prefer silence, but when my fiance is on the couch watching tv, I've got to tune it out somehow... thus the real need. But I know what you mean about bringing out different moods. By my own choice, I typically only employ music when I need a certain feeling to get into the mood of a scene.
  • ZeroZero Veteran
    edited June 2013


    I actually prefer silence, but when my fiance is on the couch watching tv, I've got to tune it out somehow... thus the real need. But I know what you mean about bringing out different moods. By my own choice, I typically only employ music when I need a certain feeling to get into the mood of a scene.

    :D we have more in common than we could know!!! (that sort of rhymes with ditto...)
    zombiegirl
  • zombiegirlzombiegirl beating the drum of the lifeless in a dry wasteland Veteran
    @Jeffrey I'm assuming you mean this John Abercrombie?

    If so, that's pretty freakin cool.
    Jeffrey
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