Hey, there! If I didn’t have a cold that’s affecting my voice, I would probably be recording another audiobook chapter because I am officially caught up on editing! WOO!!! 4 chapters down. 20-something to go, I think.
When I write, I’m almost always listening to music. It makes my brain go. The music needs to be mostly instrumental unless it’s Radiohead. Thom Yorke’s voice is magic, what can I say?
I’ve listened to a wide range of music for quite some time. There’s the yoga/spa music, monk chanting (which I acknowledge is not instrumental but I can’t understand what the heck they’re saying), ambient electronica, and some random titles like Beastie Boys’ The Mix-up. Sometimes I listened to classical, but if you’re sticking to the old stuff like I was, it can get a little intrusive, especially the more common songs that pop up in movies and cartoons.
The husband got Apple Music, and he added me to his account, so now I have this wide-open field of music that I can just grab whenever I want. Here are a few albums I’ve been listening to lately while I’m writing/proofreading.
Starting at the top left.
Game of Thrones soundtracks. My favorites are seasons 2, 4, and 5. It’s basically classical music but more modern.
Assassin’s Creed Unity soundtrack. This is a 2-album set of upbeat, adventurous sounding music, if that makes sense.
The Lazarus Effect soundtrack. Ah, yes. I’ve actually only listened to this one a couple of times, but I included it because it has great, creepy atmosphere.
Bruno Sanfilippo. He’s an Argentian pianist/composer. OMG, I just love his work. Claroscuro is my favorite of his albums but I also really like Lost and Found.
Splendid Labyrinths is kind of a weird one. It’s basically ambient electronica. I have a couple of Max Corbacho’s albums on my list.
Gaia by Fractal. I originally found this one on Soundcloud. This is also electronica. It’s just nice, mellow background music.
I should also include the soundtrack for the movie The Mountain Between Us. It’s by the same guy that did the Game of Thrones soundtracks: Ramin Djawadi.