Looking for more music like this

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Atomkilla, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    For a while now I've been listening to some 90's game soundtracks, and I've been really struck by some of these dark space atmosphere mixed with techno/electro...stuff from some games, mainly sci-fi, obviously.

    For example:


    Or obvious StarCraft:


    Know some similar music you'd recommend?
    Doesn't need to be from games, I imagine there are films with similar music, which I probably already know of, but can't recall. I'm pretty sure that some musicians did stuff like these independently, but again, I don't know or can't recall.
    In general, something that would fit the description.

    Oh, and if it is from the game, is it worth playing? :lol:


    P.S. I was thinking about putting this in the "Identify..." thread, but I guess it is better off like this.
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    System Shock 2 has music similar to this, I think. Here's Chicajo's remixes of SS1 music.

    I listen to a bunch of synth/electronica, but most of it stays out of the movie soundtrack style.
  3. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Thank a lot. I'll download remixes later, and I'm currently going through System Shock 2 tracks on Youtube.
    Sounds just like what I'm looking for.

    Recommend some stuff?
    I'm absolutely new to the genre, would definitely like to know more.
  4. dead_alewives

    dead_alewives First time out of the vault

    May 9, 2006
    Hell the first 2 Quakes had music that sounded kind of like this. oh, Perfect Dark had a pretty good soundtrack too.
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Actually what I meant to write but for some reason didn't is that I listen to music that can be characterized as "space" but it's not really "space opera". I'll drop a few titles though so you can see if it's anywhere near what you're looking for.

    Delerium: Spheres
    This Morn' Omina: Le Serpent Blanc - Le Serpent Rouge
    Empusae: Error 404 - Metaphorical Loss
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I liked SS2 more though



    Supremme Commander had some nice tracks as well




    C&C series




    also Blood2, awesome





    Of course because it should be named as well, Deus Ex



    All this brings back so many great memories.

    Though not sure if this is the kind of stuff you are looking for, but aphex twin might be for you as well.


    Particularly this is one my favourites

    There is also the band Feindflug which I love to listen to sometimes. Pretty good songs in my eyes. Though I am not sure what genre it is. Hard electronic? No clue.




  7. donperkan

    donperkan Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 4, 2011
    Welcome to the wonderful world of electronic music.

    I present to you goa psychedelic trance. Contrary to popular belief drugs are not necessary for you to enjoy this, but they can help.


    Electronic genre covers a really broad spectrum, this is where your personal preference comes in to play. Do you like it fast or slow, meaningful or brainwashing, are you chilling or partying, are you happy or sad.

    If you dont know what you want/like there are online radio stations which have a lot of electronic sub genres. Try tuning in and listening maybe you will find something there.
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    90's Techno/Electro, well a good place to check is some of the ... whatever the 90's called indie... counter-culture films like Hackers.
    Dodgy film but that's a choice soundtrack for the kinda techo music you might be after, easily found on Youtube.

    As donperkan said it's a very wide genre but on the upside most of it's fans are less anal about what a specific sub-genre of music is compared to metal heads. :V
  10. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
  11. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Right. I forgot about that game. Also, NIN.
    Thanks for the reminder.

    That's about it. I really like Delerium.
    Thanks again.

    Wow, man, that's a damn impressive list. It will take time to go through all of that, even though I know some of it already.
    Thanks a lot!

    Will do, will do. Thanks for the heads up.

    Never heard of the film, but the soundtrack does sound nice. Thanks.

    That's a lot. Big thanks.

    Again, thank you all a lot! This will keep me occupied for some time.
  12. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 10, 2006
    This. Psytrance was my entry into electronic music.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z6hL6fkJ1_k" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CYv6GlcFGF0" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6SPl_-Rk74M" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oHv3CEIy4dU" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d7zBePUZMog" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    (Most of the above aren't psytrance).
  13. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Really nice one.
  14. SmartCheetah

    SmartCheetah It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 23, 2009
  15. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Hah I actually downloaded Tribes 2 last year just to get the Ice map music. Sooo good.
    Ascend is too classical + guitar modern stuff for my tastes but has some tasty beats here and there.
  16. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I've actually heard of psytrance earlier, but never really got into it. Though, to be honest, I wasn't much interested in electronic earlier either. Guess I'll give a listen to some stuff.
    Some of the stuff you posted really sound good.

    I might check the games also :V
    Was thinking about downloading Ascend.

    Reminds me of some CnC stuff. Real cool.
  17. donperkan

    donperkan Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 4, 2011
    Do it now.

    You played quake and unreal right?
  18. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Yeah, I have, but it was a long time ago. It's almost as if I've never played them, I only recall bits and pieces of it.

    As for the Ascend, I will definitely download it, but not right now since I have quite a bit games to finish, but once they're all done, I'll try Tribes out.
  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  20. lava3d

    lava3d First time out of the vault

    Mar 15, 2011