Painting with music…

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Painting with music…

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  • #416
    Maenas
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    Hi everyone there!

    After reading an interesting topic (the pony jukebox). I am now asking myself what kind of music do you hear when painting mithrils and if you are used to listen to some music at all when painting.

    These are some of the ones I was used to listen…
    New age/folk side:
    -Enya all her music fits for me, but particularly one “The Celts” inspires me the most.
    -Lorena McKennit
    -Some Irish folk music, also suits for me…
    -Also some ancient and medieval music like Hempson (irish), Rosa Zaragoza (arabesque, jewish and christian medieval music), and Jordi Savall

    Heavy Metal side
    -Blind guardian (when painting “dark” personalities) also Helloween (keeper of seven keys and master of the rings).

    Nowadays I am on Radiohead and Keane, and also some French music ( like Amelie’s soundtrack)

    #6657
    Maenas
    Participant

    Hi everyone there!

    After reading an interesting topic (the pony jukebox). I am now asking myself what kind of music do you hear when painting mithrils and if you are used to listen to some music at all when painting.

    These are some of the ones I was used to listen…
    New age/folk side:
    -Enya all her music fits for me, but particularly one “The Celts” inspires me the most.
    -Lorena McKennit
    -Some Irish folk music, also suits for me…
    -Also some ancient and medieval music like Hempson (irish), Rosa Zaragoza (arabesque, jewish and christian medieval music), and Jordi Savall

    Heavy Metal side
    -Blind guardian (when painting “dark” personalities) also Helloween (keeper of seven keys and master of the rings).

    Nowadays I am on Radiohead and Keane, and also some French music ( like Amelie’s soundtrack)

    #6660
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well I like the same music maenas :) very good indeed !

    #6674
    Wendy
    Participant

    Hmmm….

    Soundtracks – LOTR, Last of the Mohicans

    I watch (err, listen to) some movies while painting too – LOTR, Narnia, Pride and Prejudice (A&E version which is 5 hours long)

    Sometimes Celtic music

    #6678
    Thingol
    Participant

    I’m painting during the night when my wife & daughter go to sleep, so than is without music… but if I choose what to listen in those special moments of joy it will be for sure irish traditional music, some Mozart, or soundtracks from Vangelis or Enio Morricone, Lorena McKennit is also nice…

    #6685
    Axel
    Participant

    I usually listen to books or radio, if my family is not present (I have a nice small table in our living room for painting). Silmarillion, Hobbit and LOTR go well with Mithril, but eg the Harry Potter line traditionally goes with the summer vacation. Currently its Tintenherz/-blut/-tot. Another favourite borrowed from my son is Käptn Blaubär, Stadt der verlorenen Bücher, Rumo from Walter Moers.

    #6719
    Barliman
    Participant

    Actually, when I’m painting is the only time that I listen to music CDs, and even that is only when I’m not listening to a ‘talking book’ (I confess, I listen to LOTR, The Hobbit etc again and again, to the point that I can now tell you what line comes next…a bit like going to a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening!). Anyway, the best way to answer Master Maenas’s original question is therefore to tell you what albums I’ve bought in the past couple of months (LOTR-inspired music aside) – but I warn you, I have very eclectic tastes:-

    Clint Mansell ‘Requiem for a Dream’
    Pendulum ‘In Silico’
    AC/DC ‘Black Ice’
    White Stripes ‘Get Behind me Satan’
    Muse ‘Black Holes and Revelations’
    Green Day ’21st Century Breakdown’
    Marilyn Manson ‘Eat Me, Drink Me’
    Avril Lavigne ‘The Best Damn Thing’
    Kings of Leon ‘Only by the Night’
    Dirty Harry ‘Songs From the Edge’
    Spielleyt ‘Cum Tympano’ (mediaeval)

    You see? Varied, or what? Probably not at all what you expected from a balding, ageing barkeep. Currently I’m listening to LOTR (again).

    #6723
    twrich
    Participant

    Barli, it sounds like you have a little orc blood in you!

    #6725
    Barliman
    Participant

    Perhaps more than is good for my ears.

    #6737
    Maenas
    Participant
    twrich wrote:
    Barli, it sounds like you have a little orc blood in you!

    I think that too :) hehehe

    #6744
    protozeus
    Participant

    Thank you for some inspirations (though personally, no Enya for me … ;) ).
    In my opinion, following capture several aspects of “the spirit of ME” (whatever that may mean), though most are far from being “officially” Tolkienean per se (and surely incomplete, might add later):

    Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn (genius)
    Loreena (already mentioned here – this is music)
    Dead Can Dance (most of the older stuff, mysterious)
    Hilliard Ensemble – Perotin (could this be male elven voices?)
    Estampie – Crusaders (epic, played on very original instruments)

    The dark side:

    Storm – Nordavind (beauty meets beast)
    Isengard – Vinterskugge & Høstmørke (very raw troll black metal from … Isengard)
    Amon Amarth – fate of Norns (massively produced Viking Metal, though not as original, but epic, hell ya!)
    Ava Inferi – The Silhouette (some forsaken spirits under his will? Or Avari?)

    #6749
    Barliman
    Participant

    Ho, Master Protozeus, is this the sort of music you paint to? – they sound more like they should be suggestions for the Pony jukebox, in which case you’re in the wrong room!

    Is it just me, by the way, or does anyone else want to give every death metal singer a pack of throat lozenges?

    #6771
    protozeus
    Participant

    Yeah, at least to some of them. Metal only for painting orcs and trolls (they map to my bad paintings skill, so more of that). But you are right, I recommend everything for the juke box, too. Regarding death metal singers – oh, I think I can cope with that noise, but worse is the black metal fraction who tries to sound like fell beasts hovering above some deep & dark & containingwhateverevilyoucanimagine canyons – I always assume they just have been kicked between ’em legs … :/

    #6828
    Barliman
    Participant

    Or need to be.

    #6832
    Maenas
    Participant
    protozeus wrote:
    … to sound like fell beasts hovering above some deep & dark & containingwhateverevilyoucanimagine canyons – I always assume they just have been kicked between ’em legs … :/

    😆 😆 😆

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