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Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:37 am
by TheAlex
This track reminds me of something from Perfect Dark and/or GoldenEye on the N64. I can't quite place it to a particular tune (anyone?), so although I haven't played either game for a couple of years, maybe it's more about the atmosphere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mv4biRn9bE

I asked the guitarist and he didn't know what I was talking about, saying it was inspired by Radiohead's Kid A (maybe the N64 wasn't well known in Poland). Anyway, I love the track, and it's partly thanks to the GoldenEye and Perfect Dark nostalgia I get from it.

I suppose another is much of Joe Hisaishi's music, particularly for Studio Ghibli, which reminds me of hours spent on the likes of Secret of Mana and Terranigma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_apNFcDsRg

Apart from the obvious chiptunes stuff and covers (I think of Dynamite Dan whenever I hear Rondo Alla Turca), are there other songs that remind you of a particular game or level music?

Re: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 pm
by Neojotic
Alan Parsons - I Robot reminds me of something that you could expect in a 16 bit video game

Re: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:43 am
by kiwimike
Quite a few electronic acts reminds me of the atmospheric type of thing you would hear around the PS1 era, up to modern. One that comes to mind for me is the Trent Reznor/NIN Ghosts I-IV.

I always thought Gary Numan would create top notch game soundtracks loaded with atmosphere, and I do like his opening song on The Evil Within, although he didn't write it

Re: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:37 am
by PostieDoc
Game of Thrones title music sounds uncannily similar to the original Settlers game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r385tMuVwjg

Re: Non-gaming music that reminds you of game music

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:49 am
by TheAlex
PostieDoc wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:37 am
Game of Thrones title music sounds uncannily similar to the original Settlers game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r385tMuVwjg
I hear that. It reminded me of Song of Storms from Ocarina of Time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KhEMcJoNiA - but Settlers may be even closer.