My tastes in music are pretty much on the gothic/industrial/punk/neo-medieval/ambient side–a lot of older stuff, and some intriguing new-to-me bands I’ve been introduced to, like VAST (They’ve a new album released/coming out this year, I believe).
My music is generally separated by usage rather than genre: music to drive with, music to dream by, music to clean to, and, of course, music to write by. I rely on ambient music to inspire the writerly muse; especially movie and video game soundtracks.
Here’s a list of ambient/classical-ish favs that I write by:Myst: Exile Soundtrack Harry Potter Soundtracks (Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows 1&2) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Soundtrack Nadja Soundtrack Halo Trilogy Soundtracks The Island of Dr. Moreau Soundtrack The Fifth Element Soundtrack Zoar Amber Asylum Ataraxia Backworld Raison d’etre Cast in Bronze
What’s your favourite music that inspires your writing, or art? Let me know in the comments, if you want!