So glad he’s got a new album, one which seems a return to the style of old. There’s also a really good interview with him, by Dave Eggers, in the Guardian.
Kotaku has a list of the best game soundtracks from last year. I think it’s always worth highlighting some of these, as they make for excellent writing music (especially the Destiny game, which they highlighted). I’ve written a couple of lists myself over the years, largely film-based, but I’ve recently been enjoying a mix of old and new computer game soundtracks.
The Elder Scrolls IV and V (Oblivion and Skyrim) are absolutely superb for writing fantasy fiction, as is the Dead Space franchise and Dragon Age. Assassins Creed knock out tons of soundtracks, but can feel a bit same-y after a while. Some of the old World of Warcraft soundtracks can be fun as well.
Anything good I’m missing out on?
Nothing like a nice bit of British folk at this time of year.
Surely one of the greatest pieces of classical music ever written. I couldn’t even tell you how much writing I’ve done to this.
Various floppy and hard disk drives play “The Sound of Silence” by Simon And Garfunkel. A hundred music journalists go into fits.