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20 March 2011 @ 02:31 am
Music recommendations????  
 So I've been WAY into listening to instrumental stuff and opera when I've been writing lately.  It inspires me more.  For some reason, anything else distracts me.  So I'm looking for some recommendations.  I've been enjoying the following, just for an idea of the type of things I'm looking for.  

- A Clockwork Orange soundtrack
- The Crow score
- Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack
- The Shining soundtrack
- The Social Network soundtrack
- Twilight score 
- Verdi: La Traviata

So yeah, if you have any suggestions, I'd just adore you.  That, and don't listen to The Shining soundtrack late at night.  It's scary as hell.  I mean, it's just music, but MAN.

I'm: writing
I feel: cheerfulcheerful
I'm listening to: King of the Hill
Nuquiet_rebel on March 20th, 2011 07:56 am (UTC)
Some of my favorite scores I listen to while I write: Inception sdtk., Underworld score, The Village movie score, 300 sdtk, and anything by Bear McCreary who did the music for Battlestar Galactica.
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 08:03 am (UTC)
Sounds good and thanks for the Bear McCreary rec too. Then I can look up a bunch of stuff by that artist. :)
Lisafailegaidin on March 20th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Black Swan soundtrack (Clint Mansell), Shutter Island soundtrack, and anything by Harry Gregson-Williams (Gone Baby Gone, Narnia, Man on Fire...)
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
the mcroxoring jingle jangle: Sports: Ashley - speechlessrealdetective on March 20th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree with the Bear McCreary suggestion. A lot of great listening stuff there.

I have a few playlists I turn to when I'm coding or working, just depending on what I want to accomplish, so I'm just going to list the stuff from my instrumental/soundtrack playlists that I think gets the most plays.

+ The Amélie soundtrack (Yann Tiersen). I usually go for:
"la dispute"
"les jour tristes"
"la valse d'amelie" (piano version, not orchestra)
"le moulin"

But sometimes it gets distracting, so the "Goodbye Lenin" soundtrack (also Yann Tiersen) might be more listenable.

+ Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence"

+ The more classical (or insert more accurate descriptor) playlist
saint-saens: danse macabre
chopin: nocturne no.20 in c sharp minor
grieg: piano concerto in a minor
saint-saens: samson et dalila - bacchanale
tchaikovsky: romeo and juliet fantasy overture (i also have the nino rota love theme from the movie, but don't use it as often)

+And IDK if this would fit what you're looking for, but I have a lot of tangos. I love tangos. Some of them have a bit darker, sometimes sinister quality to them. Other ones I have, I just like. The ones I use the most:

astor piazzolla: "invierno porteno" - but i cut out the beginning of the recording i have (which is this one) to start around this part
piazzolla: oblivion
alfred schnittke: agony - tango
jacob gade: jalousie
astor piazzolla: adios nonino
john powell: assassin's tango

Edited at 2011-03-20 08:05 pm (UTC)
the mcroxoring jingle jangle: KAB - andrew's embroidered rose lapelrealdetective on March 20th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
omg i'm so tl;dr.

Anyway, I some of what I added doesn't exactly fit in with what you listed, but I did stray away from some of the more Generic Female Ballad-y pieces that are pretty, and floaty and twinkly, because really most of it is the same and not very dynamic or interesting (but I have them because they're good background music. and pretty.)
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you VERY much!!! :)
zana: Florenceoctoberland on March 20th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
28 Days Later soundtrack
Silent Hill game soundtracks
Sigur Ros (not quite instrumental but very atmospheric)
Moon soundtrack
The Hunger soundtrack
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
The Hunger soundtrack is GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for pointing that out. It may become one of my staples I end up listening to in the car now too. :) Love the Silent Hill ones as well, so eerie.
I'm Ms. Heat Miser...: Me: Tish gold natureshaumea on March 20th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
If you're enjoying the soundtrack to The Social Network, you'll enjoy Nine Inch Nail's 4-Disk "Ghosts".
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I got that as soon as it came out. I love anything that Trent composes. The Lost Highway soundtrack lives in my player as well. :)
aruna7 on March 20th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Nice choices!

I'd rec the following:

* Battlestar Galactica ost by Bear McCreary
* The Fountain ost by ???
* The Tudors ost by Trevor Morris
* Blade Runner ost by Vangelis
* Green Card ost by Hans Zimmer

Basically I'd rec anything by John Williams, Bear Mc Creary, Trevor Morris, Vangelis and Hans Zimmer. :)
Lady Mansonladymanson on March 20th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I forgot about The Fountain. It's by Clint Mansell. Darren Aronofsky tends to always have him score his films. Ever since Requiem for a Dream, I've been a crazy Clint Mansell fan.