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Re: Animusic
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2015, 03:49:29 PM »
NothingFromSomethin g, are you a Foo Fighters fan by any chance? :) looks like we might share similar music taste!

I quite like the idea that Volbeat - My Body could describe Rachel's feelings about the war:

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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2015, 10:24:14 AM »
That Volbeat song sounds more like it's about drug addiction or whatever, but yeah, it's a cool track.

And yeah, definitely like the Foo Fighters.  Mostly their early stuff (I'm old, you kids get offa my lawn!), but the last two have been great too, I really, really loved Wasting Light.  Might even be their best songwriting, and I love how they recorded it totally analogue and oldschool, great having someone flying the flag for recording things right.  Although a month or so ago I threw One By One in the stereo (CD players, whooo, again I'm an old geezer, haha) and had forgotten how underrated that one is.  I know the band seems to hate it, but they were doing some really cool stuff experimenting a little there back in '02, a shame it didn't really seem to connect with people.  It's the "darkest" Foo album too, by far.

As for the topic at hand, also honorable mention has to go to those great industrial/electronic-influenced rock groups of the era, bands like Garbage are ridiculously perfect 'Animorphs' music, mostly the earlier stuff.

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Re: Animusic
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2015, 11:32:11 AM »
The Volbeat song Room 24 is about sleep paralysis, knowing you're awake but laying there unable to control your body or move. Sounded appropriate to me.

Unless you mean the other one? My Body? I chose it because Rachel is kind of addicted to the war, the fight... that was my reasoning anyway.

As for the Foos - I think they're pretty awesome. I wasn't too fond of their latest album but can't fault any of their other albums. I've seen them live before and they're awesome! They're playing a special show in my hometown in September and I'm very tempted to go...

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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2015, 06:58:20 PM »
To be honest I didn't listen to a lot of music growing up when I was first reading the series. As terrible as the TV show was, the theme song was actually pretty cool so obviously that makes me think of Animorphs. There's also Song Unsung by Eden White which played at the end of The Capture Part 2, which is one of the few scenes in the show I genuinely liked, so the song always reminds me of Animorphs.

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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2015, 03:27:38 PM »
Book 18:

I am imagining martial music sounding as the crew of the Ascalin do their death chant.

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Re: Animusic
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2015, 10:27:29 PM »
I've always found the bridge of Sunday Morning by No Doubt made me think of Karen in book 19.
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I also really like You Can Still Be Free, by Savage Garden, either from Jake to Tom, or from Marco to Eva.

And of course, Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is totally the song Rachel and Tobias danced to in book 33, and no one can convince me otherwise.

There's also a local band called An Acoustic Sin that has a song called The Last of the Haunted that makes me think of the Yeerks every time I listen to it.

Reignite by Malukah was written for Mass Effect, but suits Animorphs really well, too.
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2015, 12:37:23 AM »
No Doubt, Goo Goo Dolls.  Awesome call.   :D

Much as "Iris" by GGD I feel is way overexposed/overplayed, one of those songs back in the day that was all over the radio so often you get fatigue of listening to the damn thing, they're seriously one of the best pop bands ever.  And the rest of that album that song was on is amazing.

And No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom & Return of Saturn are so, so 'Animorphs' sonically, perfect representation of the period and general place the series is in.

Jeez I miss, like, '94-'01ish.  Good times.


EDIT:  This thread encouraged me to break out my NIN albums again after so long, haha.  Listened through both discs of The Fragile, and man, so very perfectly Animorphs.  I don't know if I could think of an album that better encompasses that whole period, even if it post-dates the start of Animorphs by a couple of years it sort of sums up the whole 90s in a way.

These two instrumentals really connected with me this time in an "Animorphs" way.  Haunting, evocative, really illustrates the sort of paranoia and anxiety so, so very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erm19Kdplz4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt31hQnJbEs


Perfection.  Listening to this album again was just like "the 90s are saying goodbye", haha.  So illustrative of that time, the couple of years before mainstream music basically died for good.  If NIN came around today for the first time, they'd never ever get played on the radio.  Different times I guess.

Trent's recent spin-off project with his wife is pretty interesting, too.  :)  Somewhat more modern in a sense, but also keeping a bit of that mid-late-90s sensibility with the tone of the synths and stuff.  Very melodic, creepy stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPXOC-Y713A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCdQuZzjtFY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnU7LvSMQgE&list=PLMHv1fyehZkzKuTjr21toacr-Zu9TXKRX&index=12
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Re: Animusic
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2015, 02:16:20 AM »
Also, god, A Perfect Circle.  Mostly the first album, though I guess all of it's absolutely fitting.  Tool too, but there's something just a bit more refined & elegant about the APC side-project somehow.

Mer De Noms as an album is just haunting, melodic & spooky, just great.  Came out in 2000, so a little later than some of that 90s vibe, but retains a lot of the same feel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TGsHVcROM



Also a lot of the early Lacuna Coil stuff, before they became a bland radio-alt-rock band about a decade ago.  Everything up to Comalies is just so beautiful & evocative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jdcG6TdG_Y
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Re: Animusic
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2015, 02:38:19 AM »
It's really funny that you would post two songs from The Fragile and the entire Mer De Noms album, since I just listened to both of them in the past couple days. I've personally always liked Tool better than APC, and in fact, Ænima is my favorite album of all time.

Anyway, back on-topic, it's really hard for me to listen to "Every Planet We Reach is Dead" by Gorillaz and not think of Jake at the end of the series. Check it out for yourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LDEm8mC-Nw

And speaking of Tool, I don't recommend listening to the song Jambi while reading The Andalite Chronicles. Tears will happen. Trust me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noz6-KaT4fA

And of course, I have to mention the entire album Hork-Bajir by Blujugganaut, AKA Adam. Not just saying this because he's on here and is a good friend of mine, but it is a really solid acoustic album.

https://blujugganaut.bandcamp.com/album/tiktaalik-hork-bajir

And one final song. I think the parallels to Animorphs are fairly obvious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsfnuyyjaB0
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Re: Animusic
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2015, 05:46:34 AM »
And of course, Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls is totally the song Rachel and Tobias danced to in book 33, and no one can convince me otherwise.

Perfect song choice, and also by amazing coincidence it's the only Goo Goo Dolls song I own.

I haven't listened to much NIN, but even I associate them with Animorphs because the series itself mentions the band. It stands for "Nice Is Neat" right? :P

Oh and I almost forgot another song I will always connect with Animorphs: the Superbook theme song. Of course that's entirely because Poparena uses it as the intro to the Opinionated Animorphs Guide.
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2015, 08:34:06 AM »
I've been meaning to watch/listen to those book guides. Any way I can download them as .mp3 files?
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2015, 12:21:59 PM »
Not sure, but I would definitely recommend them. He has Patreon now so maybe if you donate it's an option?
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2015, 02:23:56 AM »
I haven't listened to much NIN, but even I associate them with Animorphs because the series itself mentions the band. It stands for "Nice Is Neat" right? :P

Listen to The Fragile album, you'll think it's pretty 'neat'.   :D  Probably the most layered & complex electronic album ever.

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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2015, 03:42:48 AM »
I personally prefer either Broken or Year Zero, but really, anything except Pretty Hate Machine is great in my book.
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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2015, 04:05:01 AM »
Broken's awesome too, but it's a lot more bare-bones by design, an EP rather than an album, and more of a straight-up aggressive rock record with synth elements, not the big sweeping double-album piano/synth/guitars fest like The Fragile. 

Still one of the best Trent releases though.  Something about Year Zero didn't really connect with me for some reason, I love a couple of individual songs on it ('The Beginning Of The End", "The Warning", "The Great Destroyer", "In This Twilight", and "Zero-Sum"), but it all sounded a little less dynamic somehow, probably due to Trent making the entire thing just on his laptop.  Also the lyrical themese got a bit too specific & activist-y, it's like one bit anti-Bush rant.

With Teeth destroys though, in that more low-fi more rock-y way.  Neither's really "Animorphs" like the earlier works though, in feel.

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