Discussion in 'The Tavern' started by Seagrim, May 24, 2017.
Excellent music. Erutan adds lyrics to various RPG based game music
Overwatch, the anime opening.
Ohhhh-ho-ho-ho! A music thread...!
I might as well start with:
Funny story here— about two years ago (NaNoWriMo '15), I decided to try my hand at writing a science fantasy story that was meant to be this loveletter to the likes of Tron and Mirror's Edge— and Electric Wizard and doom metal as well.
Now I want you to understand something, Electric Wizard is a band all about the analog '70s and hitherforth. They're the band that loves Romero's Satanic Undead zombies, not the modern Infected brand of zombies. Their whole thing is nihilism towards modernity (and all time for that matter), a "Legalize Drugs and Murder" mentality. If they existed in their preferred unholy fusion of early '70s heavy metal and the late medieval era, they'd be a LaVeyan sex gang of stoner dwarves. Trying to fuse that with Tron and Mirror's Edge and a quasi-cyberpunk ethos wasn't just hard— it was actually impossible. At least the way I was shooting for it. Needless to say, I failed NaNoWriMo '15 (and didn't even bother with it in 2016).
This year, though? Well it's one reason why I've gone all in one LitRPG!
I just had to separate the two concepts. One of which being the Tron x Mirror's Edge x Deus Ex with the video game elements ratcheted up to eleven; the other being the doom metal-themed 60s/70s Italian-styled psychedelic-horror meets A Clockwork Orange.
Speaking of which, good god man. Way back in the prehistoric year of 2011, I reached nirvana.
If you haven't, go play the original Mirror's Edge. While you're doing so, get the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy (you know, the movie that was basically an extended Daft Punk music video). Maybe it won't work for you the same way it did for me, but something had to have clicked for me to still remember that September afternoon to this day. I thought Solar Fields' work on the OST was perfect (and it really is), and yet the T:L OST just felt like it naturally belonged. At least at certain parts. Sometimes Solar Fields was better; other times, Daft Punk set the mood perfectly.
Oh boy do I have fondness for this track
This is what got me back into Gorillaz way back in mid-December 2009. I was already a big fan, especially around 2005/2006, but I just sorta drifted away from them up until I was browsing YouTube, decided to look up the Gorillaz Bytes shorts, and came across a fanmade video of "Latin Simone", and then came across another fanvideo using this song, and then > and then > and then > and then > cartoon goths > and then > and here we are today.
Speaking of which:
Sounds like Cthulupunk. GURPS had an interesting sourcebook for that, fusing the Cyberpunk nihilism with the Cthulu mythos of ancient and brooding gothic horror. Backstreet organleggers make deals with ghouls for their mutual benefit while corporate labs create new designer moddywear from Migo bioprocessors. The Necronomicon in PDF format.
Excuse me, whaaaaa~aaaaaat?
Great game, though.