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anzki
06-25-2005, 08:22 AM
hi guys and gaLs! i'm a newbie to both cgtaLk and drawing itseLf. i'm just curious about what you Listen to whiLe you paint or even just conceptuaLize, and does it have a big effect on what you're working on? i Learned from a thread around here that some of you Listen to new age music, so i'm currentLy Listening to enya and it does kind of heLp. i get bored reaLLy fast when i work on the same thing for a Long time, so i need music to keep me from using my uLtra powerfuL procrastinating abiLities :D. thanks.. :)

(btw, sorry if this has aLready been asked, but i Looked around and i didn't find a thread about mood music in generaL.)

itsallgoode9
06-25-2005, 08:33 AM
Country all the way! I know i'm gonna get laughed at but oh well:shrug:

Squibbit
06-25-2005, 08:46 AM
Rock


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chadtheartist
06-25-2005, 09:58 AM
Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Buju Banton, Damien Rice, Ben Harper, Tom Petty, Metallica, Pillar, DC Talk, Aerosmith, Queen, Foghat, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Tupac, Beastie Boys, Bad Company, Kid Rock, Tait, Toby Mac, and a lot more... It really all just depends on my mood. Hitting the shuffle feature on the iPod can make some interesting mixes sometimes, but mostly I just listen to one style of music at a time, depending on my mood.

KingNothing
06-25-2005, 10:30 AM
The Eagles
Norah Jones
Cake
Eric Clapton
Chris Isaac
Collective Soul
Counting Crows
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Bob Marley
Pink Floyd
Queen
Metallica
Guns n' Roses
Howard Jones
Dimmu Borgir
At the Gates
...And Oceans
Rob Zombie
Ministry
As I Lay Dying
Mithotyn
H.I.M.
Behemoth
Lamb Of God

That's most of em. I lean towards either easy listening or black/death/thrash metal. I usually turn the music off when the modelling gets intense though.

AshtonWoolley
06-25-2005, 10:39 AM
Hip-Hop

Tribe Called Quest
Gorillaz
Handsome boy modeling school
Gangstarr
Jarassic 5
DJ Z-Trip
Nappy Roots
Outkast
(Im sure theres more, but none are coming to mind)

Chilled Out

Ben Lee
Gorillaz
Handsome boy modeling school
Sissor Sisters
Outkast
UNKLE
(Same again im sure theres more)

The Ministry of sound albums are very good...for about a week.

ASW

olijosman
06-25-2005, 11:26 AM
Muse, Him, Placebo, Portishead, Massive attack, The Gathering, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing pumpkins, Tracy Chapman, Within Temptation, Dead can dance, Enya, Loreena mckennit, Jean Michelle Jarre ...

CGmonkey
06-25-2005, 11:50 AM
no music at all is often the best choice for me.

Em2
06-25-2005, 11:56 AM
Punk rock gets me in the mood to make some beasts or sumin. When i listen to celtic stuff then it gets me in the mood to make some nice flowers or sumin. Soo i listen to different types of music to make my imagination go wild. Well it helps with my imagination

Marzocchi
06-25-2005, 12:04 PM
Dance, trance and techno

ThirdEye
06-25-2005, 12:13 PM
This topic has been stressed so many times... But it's still a nice one :)

Recently in my playlist:

Brian Eno - Music For Airports
Brian Eno - Before And After Science
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert
Opeth - Blackwater Park
TOOL - Šnima
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes For Cash
Autechre - Incunabula
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Meshuggah - Catch 33
Mc Solaar - Prose Combat
Rin˘šÚr˘se - Installation Sonore
Squarepusher - Go Plastic
Quicksand - Slip
Pink Floyd - Meddle

remcv8
06-25-2005, 02:04 PM
Depends on the work that I'm doing. Alot of the time, no music.

For focus - Classical music.(Bach, Beetoven, Mozart, Paganini...)

For creative process - some Improv Jazz. (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Paradox Trio...)

Sometimes hard, loud music like Tool & NIN can create a mood especially when painting Sci-Fi or modelling some mean ugly creature.

My 2 cents :shrug:

DuttyFoot
06-25-2005, 02:35 PM
depends on the mood i am in

reggae
rap
classical

R10k
06-25-2005, 03:07 PM
Winamp + Streamingsoundtracks.com

_-_twiggy_-_
06-25-2005, 03:12 PM
Usually late nite work requires death metal but other times it could just be bjork ... bands most listened to are

*Das Ich (http://www.myspace.com/#)!*, *Blutengel (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *KMFDM (http://www.myspace.com/#) - Cider haha (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *O (http://www.myspace.com/#)*R (http://www.myspace.com/#)*G (http://www.myspace.com/#)*Y (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Skabdriver (http://www.myspace.com/#)!*, *No Doubt (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Human waste project (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Soulfly (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Sepultura (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Cindy Lauper (http://www.myspace.com/#)* *kate Bush (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Lacuna coil (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *JOJ (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *NIN (http://www.myspace.com/#)*,*APC (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *The Doors (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Floyd (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Machine Head (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *COF (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Slayer (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *VNV nation (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *White (http://www.myspace.com/#)/Rob zombie (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Prodigy (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *SOAD (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Marilyn Manson (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Nirvana (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Nightwish (http://www.myspace.com/#)* *Aphex Twin (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Wumpscut (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Squid 616 (http://www.myspace.com/#)/Abortions (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *My ruin (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Society 1 (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Guano Apes (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Queen Adrena (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Wolfsheim (http://www.myspace.com/#)*, *Disturbed (http://www.myspace.com/#)* *Evanescence (http://www.myspace.com/#)*

Ps i have diverse taste, and sorry for tha hyperlinks i jus copied it off my myspace page!

Twiggy

Samanthie
06-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Lord of the Rings, some Bryan Adams tunes, a couple of Celine Dion, Tai Chai mood stuff, and I gotta have The Eagles. Most recent is Phantom of the Opera...love it.

gizmosart
06-25-2005, 03:51 PM
Dj mix (Goa PSY Trance) Chillout

heythatreallyhurts
06-25-2005, 04:52 PM
I can concentrate more easily if there's total silence. I sometimes put on some music for relatively mundane stuff, but during the crucial stages I find it's best to leave the music, TV, etc. off. If I'm thumbnailing or inking or something, I might put on some Queen or some low-key electronic stuff. I put Queen on just because they're my favorite band and it puts me in a good mood, and I work better if I'm in a good mood and enjoying myself. The electronic stuff I find is best when working quickly, as with thumbnails, where you need to maintain a kind of rhythm. For me, though, it's got to be low-key enough that I don't find myself paying too much attention to it, but it still affects me on some level.

Einstein
06-25-2005, 05:55 PM
For me, i listen to all sorts of music.
But when im tired, i listen to Trance music.
It all depends on what you're working on. :)

KBOC
06-25-2005, 06:07 PM
Country all the way! I know i'm gonna get laughed at but oh well:shrug:

NOT BY ME!

My favorite Country artist is Pam Tillis (http://www.pamtillis.com/)

My current favourite music artist is Basil Poledouris (http://www.basil-poledouris.com/)

Jiokah
06-25-2005, 06:23 PM
I find listening to good music or my favourite music takes away concentration from my work. I find myself paying attention to both the song and work. So I tend to lean towards Chillout when I work. It doesn't steal your concentration, it sounds great (most of the time), and it usually sets the perfect mood for what I work on.

Though when a particularly catchy song comes on and I have my tablet on my lap, uncontrolled tapping of the foot makes it rather hard to paint.

StealthPharaoh
06-25-2005, 07:08 PM
when i'm home tired or doing art i usually listen to ambient music..my favorites are steve roach, robert rich, vir unis, vidna obmana, lustmord, michael stearns, and for more chilled ambient global communication, aphex twin and solar quest..i'm also a big fan of hearts of space (the ambient music program)

when not listenning to ambient then i listen to techno,trance and acid..my favorites are paul oakenfold, john digweed, sasha, dj tiesto, ferry corsten, deepsky, astral projection and lots more

KBOC
06-25-2005, 07:44 PM
Though when a particularly catchy song comes on and I have my tablet on my lap, uncontrolled tapping of the foot makes it rather hard to paint.

It might cause DANCING!!! (http://www.gotquestions.org/dancing.html)

PerfectBlue
06-25-2005, 07:44 PM
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna





I get more inspiration and drive from this 5 minute song... then anything i have ever heard. :love:

dominicqwek
06-25-2005, 08:05 PM
mychemicalromance, hans zimmer, ennio morricone, howard shore, radiohead, the verve, keabe, oasis, lots of OST, ash, klaus badelt, sens, paul cardall, laura fygi, micheal buble, stone roses, more radiohead.

KBOC
06-25-2005, 08:06 PM
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O FortunaYah! Very good tune!!! (I think I once blew some old speakers playing it...)

GrM
06-25-2005, 08:16 PM
death metal, ambient rock, electronic, various movie and video game soundtracks

Nathellion
06-25-2005, 08:34 PM
Umm...

Meshuggah
Opeth
The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Mars Volta
Decapitated
Mr. Bungle
Rage Against The Machine
Led Zeppelin
Nebelnest
Liquid Tension Experiment
Strapping Young Lad
A Perfect Circle
Muse
Tool
AC/DC
Pantera (RIP)
Deftones
Radiohead
Slipknot
Rush
The Doors
The Haunted
The Acacia Strain
Slayer
NIN
Mastodon
Massive Attack
Iron Maiden
Cynic
The White Stripes
Sepultura
OSI
Jimi Hendrix
Circa Survive
At The Drive-In
Down
Dream Theater
Old Man's Child

Just to name a few. :p

traptinmyself113
06-25-2005, 08:41 PM
in my opinion the best album to think to is dark side of the moon. pink floyd is really inspiring to me. also a good band to listen to is the beatles. theyre later albums like magical mystery tour, rubber soul, and abbey road. the apples in stereo are good too. and jimi hendrix. he is a guitar god. oh and the flaming lips. they are amazing. interpol sometimes. red hot chillies.

AlyFell
06-25-2005, 09:08 PM
It all depends what kind of mood I'm in, but I like a lot of dark ambient... so it's Coil and Musick to Play in the Dark 1&2 much of the time these days. Rammstein, Johnny Cash, The Divine Comedy, Jack Off Jill/Scarling and even Gwen Stefani are on my playlist quite a bit too. Loads of eighties goth and rock, and for concentrating, classical music is the best for switching off to the world around; along with good ol' Radio 4 here in the UK. :)

ThirdEye
06-26-2005, 03:07 AM
in my opinion the best album to think to is dark side of the moon. pink floyd is really inspiring to me

I think i listened to Meddle too many times today, poor cd :D

DDS
06-26-2005, 03:33 AM
I have thousands and thousands of songs and I don't know what inspires me the most...

I think it's Hans Zimmer's OSTs

stepington
06-26-2005, 04:30 AM
Everything interests me.

It really depends on what I'm working on. Sometimes its classical - other times its Jazz - or Incan. But rarely can I work without music - or some kind of sound to keep me balanced. I find that when it's absolutely silent - I tend to over analyze what I'm doing and very quickly feel burnt out.

When I tire of my own "everything," collection I listen to wfmu.org. (http://wfmu.org/)
They have a vast archive collection from experimental to conservative that one can stream through their speakers for years on end.:drool:

Happy Trees
06-27-2005, 06:03 AM
Most of the time I'l listen to chillout ambient stations. It lets you just kinda flow and doesnt interupt same when I do homework.

Other times rock or metal will put me in a good drawing mood. Sometimes I will hear a song and picture animations I wish I could create, makes me want to draw or create.

Some random songs will put me in a creative diarhea of imaginative ideas, then I start working and ether I end up with something I'm extremely proud of or I just crash and burn and give up for some time( a couple of hours or the rest of the day)

But inspired works definitely with good music that hypes you up while finishing things up usualy requires something chill

Adrenaline-Rush
06-28-2005, 12:09 AM
Craig Armstrong.

He composes music for movies and has his own solo albums. Here's an example: http://members.home.nl/mcwijering/files/01-Craig_Armstrong-Weather_Storm-hprg.mp3

It's really inspiring music.

ashakarc
06-28-2005, 04:04 AM
Classical: Mostly Beethoven (Symphonies, Sonatas, String Quartets), Chopin (everything), Bach, Haendel, and Maria Callas i.e. Norma, La Traviata, Aida, Carmen, Tosca, Barber of Seville.
Jazz: Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella, Armstrong, Cezaria Evora (Latin Jazz)
Guitar: Segovia, Paco De Lucia, John Williams, Oscar Lopez, Granados
And anything Besame Mucho :P

In addition to my casual strumming of my spanish guitar

Rumr
06-28-2005, 09:44 PM
2pac
Movies playing in the backgrouns, - Sound tracks

character
06-28-2005, 10:13 PM
enya $$
gladiator soundtrack. tons of other stuff. sometimes tho it's just me and the noise from the pencil on my skethbook. sounds so nice at 2 am, heheh

grafikdon
06-28-2005, 10:34 PM
It depends on the situation at hand. If I am doing animation that requires lyp synch...I go on the silent mode... no TV no radio no music no nothing but for everything else...ahhhhhh I'd be chilling with a little Anthonio Vivaldi here and a little Frank Schubert there. I also pop in some little Spice Girls (Viva Forever) and ohhh Anything by Enya.


In the Afternoon it gotta be some Linkin Park here and some Common and Jadakiss there.

I usually work very early in the morning (more concentration if you ask me) so nothing goes in the CD player if it ain't Beethoven, Bach, Schubert, Vivaldi...ya know the whole music of the masters stuff.

Adrenaline-Rush
06-30-2005, 11:36 AM
Game soundtracks are also very good (final fantasy, chrono cross, xenogears, etc)

kmest
06-30-2005, 05:54 PM
mychemicalromance, hans zimmer, ennio morricone, howard shore, radiohead, the verve, keabe, oasis, lots of OST, ash, klaus badelt, sens, paul cardall, laura fygi, micheal buble, stone roses, more radiohead.

wow,,soundtracks,,,i love the all,
gonna add alan silvestry-john williams

Everlost
06-30-2005, 11:40 PM
this week, only new albums

Nuclear Assault - Third World Genocide
Beyond Twilight - Section X
Nevermore - This Godless Endevour
Royal Hunt - Paper Blood
Kamelot - The Black Halo
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Demons and Wizards - Touched by the Crimson King

Dija
06-30-2005, 11:49 PM
Mostly electronic music like: Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Future Sound of London and soundtracks....specially GAMES soundetracks!!:scream::bounce::buttrock:

M.O.N.K.
07-01-2005, 09:13 PM
Dance, Techno, Jazz, Game, Anime, Eurobeat, Para Para, and Bemani Music.

THECLYKE
07-02-2005, 02:50 PM
MOSTLY NEW AGE...OR JAZZ....MUST HAVE A HYPNOTIC SINGER OR NO SINGING AT ALL
SOMTIMES TO UNWIND I LISTEN TO dnb, Deftones, Counting Crows, Moby, Bjork...etc


HERES MY FAVS OF NEW AGE

tor linlokken- dolphin

Danny Elfman-Main Title Deconstruction
HOWARD SHORE-SHADOWFAX
hans zimmer-Idylls end
hans zimmer-RED WARRIOR
hans zimmer-do you think i'm a saxon?
Hyrule Symphony-Zelda 64
Ennio Morricone-Remorse
Ennio Morricone-THE DREAM AND THE DEAR
Howard Shore-Cirith Ungol
Howard Shore-twilightand shadow
unknown-the dark forest
Paul Spaeth-Sands of Time
thomas detert-spellbound
Angels of Venice-A Chantar Mer
Trevor jones-lancelot and guinevere
james horner-love theme from krull
dargaard-eternity rites(part 1)
philip glass-living waters
matt uelmen-jungle.mp3
howard shore-kill them all
david arkenstone-angels in the snow
dargaard-seelenlos
john debney-theolive garden
Encryption-AD ordo sacrea
michael hoenig-the last battle
BASIL POLEDOURIS-ANVIL OF CROM
UNTO ASHES-SPIDER SONG
wojciech kilar- the brides
jerry goldsmith- the great hall
GLEN STAFFORD-HUMAN
VICTOR CREWS-ORC 1X
JAMES HORNER-PIANO
JAMES HORNER-real or imagined
MATT UELMEN-CAVE
MATT UELMEN-hell
ALAN SILVESTRI-REUNITED
john debney-crucifixion
symphonic chronicles-the flight of the dragon rider
hans zimmer-ambrose
bill brown-machine room-timeline soundtrack
howard shore-amon hen(extended)
DEAD CAN DANCE-AVATAR
wojciech kilar-the hunters prelude
RUSSEL SHAW-INTERLUDE
VAGRANT'S STEPS- RAINHOUSE
phenomic-cenwen
rob king-chaos
philip glass-the hours
dragon heart-Re-baptism
tangerine dream-cottage
ciscar-i gudhems kloster
lothlorien-schotische from havero
RECORD OF THE LOTOS WAR-UNDERGROUND SANCTUARY

KBOC
07-02-2005, 02:55 PM
Basil Poledouris-anvil Of Crom ABSOFRICKINLOOTLY!

kevline
07-03-2005, 10:50 AM
arc-en-ciel, enya, dire straits, clapton, knopfler, gary moore
rock and relax mainly

P.Alexander
07-03-2005, 02:32 PM
Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna





I get more inspiration and drive from this 5 minute song... then anything i have ever heard. :love:Hah omg the memories, we had to translate that piece of text in our latin class, quiet a nice text idd (although sometimes very cheesy from what I remeber of it)
I did hear the song too, and no offence in any way but I found it really hilarious :shrug:

on topic: dnb all the way :D!

ThirdEye
07-04-2005, 12:06 AM
random fanboy post #n : this is the Pantera week for me folks. :buttrock:

http://img.grungezombie.net/phil/pics/phil_anselmo_304x450.jpg

raptor|3D
07-04-2005, 09:36 PM
symphonic metal



Rhapsody

Luca Turilli

Nightwish

Therion

and so on ...

MrFreeman
07-04-2005, 11:51 PM
Depends on what i'm working on.....

the Lord of the rings soundtrackor something epic works well, though anything goes....White Stripes, Chilli Peppers, Big Black, Dead Kennedys to Pharcyde, Public Enemy,
The Cure (showing my age )....Chill Out by the KLF....Horace Andy, Gill Scott Heron...Miles Davis, Billie Holiday....etc.

like I said, anything goes....depends what cds are lying around...unfortunately most of my old stuffs on vinyl and deck is bust....

:)

Everlost
07-05-2005, 07:27 PM
turilli and rhapsody are good

I hope they come here and can see Christopher Lee singing with em :)

ReBootedOne
07-06-2005, 03:41 AM
They Might Be Giants
Mozart
John Williams, Randy Newman, and other film composers
The Beatles
Queen
The Ramones
Goldfinger
R.E.M.

I'm all over the place. :)

-eric

Captain Fandango
07-07-2005, 11:01 PM
Montreal comedy festival reruns. I keep a sketch book in front of my television. Can't recall the last time I left this couch. Eyes hurt - Please send food.

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