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" Said she was a user, IBM out of South Africa - I was a receiver in a café bar in Manchestaa." 

Whatever that is supposed to mean. :)

 

 

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One of the worst BSG episodes but with one of the top titles from Bear McCreary. Reminds me of Led Zep (Kashmir) and King Crimson (Vroom!).

 

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Maybe not groundbreaking but classical music in games was always neglected as "just another soundtrack". The Dark Mod's ambient is amazing but classical is so good. Odd that a game inspired by 19'th century aesthetics does not incorporate the music used at the time. It  just helps immortalize the game across the ages overall :


The only thing that comes to mind is the warming up sound in a Thief Gold FM which was skillfully done, but it's not a proper musical piece:
 

 


"I really perceive that vanity about which most men merely prate — the vanity of the human or temporal life. I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass."...

- 2 July 1844 letter to James Russell Lowell from Edgar Allan Poe.

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I'm a big fan of the modern classical music used in film or game soundtracks; in fact some would say that people like Hans Zimmer and John Williams are keeping classical music alive, when the art music world has disappeared up its own pretentious ass into atonalism and unlistenable post-modern bollocks.

I think the reason we don't see a lot of it in the modding world is because it's actually very difficult to produce on a small scale: you either need the enormous amount of time and money required to score and record a piece for full orchestra, or try to simulate it as best you can with really good (and therefore expensive) sample sets and plugins. I like to incorporate classical themes and textures into my electronic music, but actually trying to make the Gladiator soundtrack on a home PC would be impossible.

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Never liked RPG games at all. But they have some of the best music.

 

This one sounds good enough to pass as N64 music, even though it is just a SNES, which has a tiny fraction of the memory. The way the flute is panned in from the left to the right and the careful use of reverberation makes it sound much more complex than it actually is.

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