Friday, 5 December 2008

Eve Has Sound?

When I'm not on comms for deadly important reasons (see: combat, purposes for hearing the FC) I usually have some music playing. I live for music: I'm a professionally trained mezzo-soprano, perfect pitch, etc, etc. I get depressed if I've got nothing playing during the quiet times, and what I listen to can affect my mood. On my iTunes, I've set up different playlists with mood themes and specific ones for each story I'm working on.

Eve has its own soundtracks: one for travelling, one for combat. I mostly only use these when I'm on my alts, since they give me the freedom to roleplay a little, to view Eve as if I were an actor in a sci-fi drama.

Well, that is essentially what each of us is ^_^

Eve, for me, has a tribal feel: lots of djembes and doumbeks, irregular rhythms and complex patterns, overlaid with grungy guitars, airy synthesizers and introspective or rebellious vocals as appropriate. Sometimes it goes drum'n'bass or even jungle, sometimes it's more ambient with a bit of a sad touch.

My Eve playlists include tracks like Arianrhod and Sredni Vashtar by Faith and the Muse, Papua New Guinea by Future Sound of London, Above&Beyond's Indonesia, multiple songs from Loreena McKennitt, Hybrid, Fields of the Nephilim, Opeth and The Prodigy, Junkie XL and Dead Can Dance. I use other soundtracks to add an orchestral touch, mostly The Crow, The Fifth Element, Firefly (betcha didn't see that one coming ~_^) and most recently, Iron Man.

What's your Eve Soundtrack?


Mynxee said...

When I'm listening to music while playing EVE, it's usually some mix of The Church, The Cure, Assemblage 23, Ladytron, Midnight Juggernauts, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Delerium, among others. I love Dead Can Dance. Have you ever heard Brendan Perry's first solo album, Eye of the Hunter? Absolutely divine. Also, I bet you'd like another of my favorite artists, Pia. Her album Benediction Moon is a perennial favorite.

Sard Caid said...

Aw geez, I'm all over the place. When I know I'm going to be in some heavy fighting, I put on hard hitting metal, industrial and electronica. For roams, it's usually a mix of rock and industrial. Idling sees more electronica and goth playing. has some interesting electronica that fits well with EVE, and I can't mention gamer music without going on about Frank K: He's the mastermind behind the soundtracks of some of favorite games of all time, and deserves at least a cursory examination.

Instead of listing off bands, check me out at LastFM:

Jorge Belda said...

when in a fleet I get to listen to the rabble on vent

when Solo its mainly Lemon Jelly, The Clash, Turin Brakes, Madness and the Pet Shop Boys

Anonymous said...

That's a heck of a mix, Jorge. For me its obviously usually fleet comms on Vent but otherwise I tend to go for pretty mellow stuff so at the moment I have The Jayhawks playing but have also been listening to lots of John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Ooberman, and Rufus Wainwright.

Munio Veritas said...

The Fifth Element has a fantastic soundtrack.

Sard Caid said...

Ran into this as well from a fellow blogger:

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