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http://fototelegraf.ru/?p=114957 awesome medieval interior stuff

Man, I would love to go on holday there, what language is that page ins (russian..?) or is there an english version of the site..?

 

[update] its ok I found it, its in itally, and I if wanted to go this weekend it would only be £44 per night, but there in lies the rub, if wait till June its £440 for 6 nights.

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Man, I would love to go on holday there, what language is that page ins (russian..?) or is there an english version of the site..?

 

[update] its ok I found it, its in itally, and I if wanted to go this weekend it would only be £44 per night, but there in lies the rub, if wait till June its £440 for 6 nights.

try this as well http://fototelegraf.ru/?p=111114

oteli-v-italii-6.jpg

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Ah wow this place is just as cool, yet another place to go on holiday!

 

How do you find these places, have you been there..?

 

Italy? no i have not(

site has more neat arcitecture photos, would recommend to bookmark or something)

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Cool little retro-looking video (in style & content).

BTW, speaking of music, does anyone listen to actual medieval or renaissance music for inspiration? I do, love ballads, folk music, church chorals, and madrigals... It helps me to get into the medieval way of thinking.

Something like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeKvNxYMDxE

 

Or on the other side of the coin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leoMKmhl7zM

What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

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I love listening to music thats close to the timeline of TDM. I mostly listen to Classic FM (a British radio station that plays classical music) when mapping. I absolutely love church chorals. They are very powerful and inspiring. I really like the reverb you get from cathedrals too.

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I was listening to Medieval music on YouTube just yesterday.

 

I can't listen to music with words while working - too distracting. I stick to classical, movie trailer music (Two Steps From Hell, etc.), medieval (Gregorian chant is fine because I don't understand Latin), instrumental.

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I can't listen to music with words while working - too distracting. I stick to classical, movie trailer music (Two Steps From Hell, etc.), medieval (Gregorian chant is fine because I don't understand Latin), instrumental.

 

Same thing here. Classical, movie soundtracks. Not much medieval music, though. Too chrismas-y.

 

Grayman and other people interested in movie soundtracks should find this internet radio interesting: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/cinemix/files/show/cinemix_mp3.pls

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I can't listen to music with words while working - too distracting

 

I generally listen to debates and lectures while I'm working. When I walk through my map, I often find myself remembering whatever was playing when I worked on that section. :)

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The music was also very enjoyable though monotonic :)

 

I think it's supposed to sound "monotonic". Its about someone with a heart of stone so it makes sense that it feels like theres a lack of emotion. Most of their stuff is more emotional. They're kind of a 50s garage rock band with a subtle gothic influence. I definately recomend checking The Raveonettes out if you like something different.

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I love Theif 2 soundtrack for inspiration, and in part, Thief DS. Man, what an outstanding piece of work it is! I wonder what game that guy Brosius doing right now.

 

Especially "Shipping and Receiving" piece

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Eric Brosius works at Harmonix (i.e. Guitar Hero). Here's a link to a podcast interview with him about his work at LGS and beyond: http://gambit.mit.edu/podcasts/lgs/podcast7_brosius.mp3 .

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While were on the subject of music one of the bands that really reminds me of the original Thief games is a British band called Portishead. Instead of focussing on melody they focus on atmosphere. Their songs are very dark and the instruments and vocals are ever so subtle and minimum sounding. It's like listening to music thats supposed to be hidden away. Listening to Portishead makes me feel like I'm in a secret place.

 

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Those red walls! I would love to have done these scenes! It comes from a photoset named "Walls of Wine" by Sven Fennema,

 

 

Actually, the artist's whole site is great.

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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