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August 15, 2006


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Music that inspires...

Tue Aug 15, 2006, 1:20 PM
Was just thinking the other night how important music is to me when it comes to creating art, i can barely work without it. So ive decided to compile a list of my favourite music tracks in the hope that some of you will be inspired by it also:)

In no particular order:

Strangers by Yoko Kanno - possibly one of my favourite songs ever, it has just about every single instrument on earth with in it, yet they all work perfectly together.

Wicked Game by Chris isaac - A really haunting song.

Cathedral by Thomas Newman - The song i listened to a great deal while painting "Her Silent Silhouette"

Achilles Heal by Toploader - Every time i hear this song im reminded of the day i started digital painting:)

Whisper of a thrill by Thomas Newman - Another beautiful song which invokes a lot emotion, basically anything by Thomas Newman is gold!

Glósóli by Sigur Ros - unique and beautiful with a very powerful…

Stability by Death cab for Cutie - A very long song at 12 minutes, but its time well spent.

Teardrop by Massive Attack - amazing song, lyrics and that piano!

All is full of love by Bjork - A classic.

Dayvan Cowboy by Boards of Canada - Just makes me feel like falling in slowmotion.

Space Lion by Yoko Kanno - is there any type of music this woman hasnt already mastered?!

Reincarnation by Kenji Kawai - The main title theme music to Ghost in the Shell... say no more.

Cyberbird by Yoko Kanno - A really powerful and uplifting song, makes you want to run to the ends of the earth.

Give it away by Zero7 - chilled like no other... :)

Well i think thats enough for now, hope people find some of these songs and are inspired by them as i still am:

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Mizamour Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
Wicked Game really is a haunting song!
JenZee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm Strangers is one of my favourite as well... :) I love that guy's voice... didn't even know it was a guy the first 20000 times I listened to it, but maybe the androgynity of it all makes it that much more mystical...

Have you heard "The Garden of Everything" also by Yoko Kanno? (if not: [link] ) The lyrics are beautiful :).

Also, E.S. Posthumus are great musicians... I love music too much and would keep recommending forever but I'll stop haha. Thanks for the recommendations!
arcipello Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
thanks for that song! its now on my ipod right next to strangers:D if you want to upload other amazing songs go right ahead!!!
JenZee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :)! I'm always happy to share (what I think is) great music! As far as other amazing songs are concerned... I have a directory with a few songs in it here: [link] , two of my favourite are in there - Bjork's 'Bachelorette', and Mono's 'Life in Mono.' They're two super atmospheric songs that give me tons of inspiration :w00t:. Hope you enjoy them (and sorry if you know them already :p), though they're very different from the amazing "The Garden of Everything." There are other songs in there too which you are of course free to listen to as well might like Olive :).
Legato895 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i read the title of this and clicked on it specifically to suggest stuff by sigur ros...

fun killer
cheese-cube Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Teardrop by Massive Attack and Give it away by Zero7 are the only tracks there that I'm familiar with. I don't really like Teardrop but Give it away is a damn good song.
fleetfoot Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reccomendations.
letterbomber-223 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Only ever heard of 2 of those O_o

I might do this.... I will link you if i do lol.
olymbos01 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I listen to Yoko Kanno as well when I paint!!!
XeroShift Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Echoes by Pink Floyd(and many other floyd songs)

Treefingers by Radiohead is pretty cool too. It's and ambient-ish instrumental and it gave me an idea for an artwork from what I saw in my head when I heard it. I just gotta stop procrastantaing and make it lol.
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