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Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Sun 01 Dec 2019, 14:36

Ok, I start. Will try to avoid too well-known scores (like Bram Stoker’s Dracula for instance). Will add other suggestions to first post if ok.

‘Period’ Movies:
Brothers Grimm
Sleepy Hollow
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups)
Princess Mononoke (always get a dark forest vibe)
The VVitch
Van Helsing (parts at least)
Hansel & Gretchen Witchhunters
From Hell
Solomon Kane
Wolfman
Black ’47 (Non Celtic parts of)
The Corpse Bride
Crimson Peak
Macbeth

TV Series:
The Terror
Penny Dreadful
Dracula (BBC)

Modern movies:
Midsommar
The Ritual
Let the Right One In (Swedish version) – Johan Söderqvist
The Fly – Howard Shore
Hellraiser – Christopher Young
The Descent – David Julyan

Games: - available at Spotify for instance
Fable 1, 2, 3
Order: 1886
Witcher 1,2,3 etc (parts)
Draugen
Unravel

Classics:
Sibelius Finlandia
Holst The Planets
(both written slightly later than mid 1800, but omnious, brooding and evocative).

Other sources/standalone records etc:
Dracula – Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet
The Manor on Grimm Hill
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem – Steve Henifin
Nox Arcana "Grimm Tales" etc
Fantasy Soundscapes web page
Bortbytingen
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Daïna
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Sun 01 Dec 2019, 20:00

Do you know about Fantasy Soundscapes ? Here's the website.
I'd use their Cthulhu soundscapes and vampire album for a game like that. 
I also consider : 
Mutiny in the Bounty
Le Pacte des Loups (French version of "Brotherhood of the Wolf" ? Not sure about that)
And of course everything else you named is great too. 
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Sat 07 Dec 2019, 04:40

Macbeth (2015), the one with Michael Fassbender. The OST, by Jed Kurzel, is very majestic and dreadful, with very eerie, slow and foreboding pieces intertwined with other parts full of crying strings that evoke darkness and madness. A couple of tracks from this awesome soundtrack:

Macbeth (for a "relaxed" part in which the characters recover from the horrors experienced. There is melancholy and fear, but also hope).

The Child (the characters are about to confront the Vaesen, which present themselves near the end).

Turn Hell Hound (for a chase or a fight scene against whatever you have in mind for the poor PCs).

And these are just some highlights. This soundtrack is full of greatness.
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Mon 09 Dec 2019, 20:20

Finlandia (Op. 26) "ominous and brooding"...? Sibelius is turning in his grave, he is...

Evocative, granted. Beautiful, most certainly!
(Same for Holst, come to think of it...)

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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 23:16

Corpse Bride of course!
Wolfman
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 17:06

I fear that Corpse Bride is a bit too easy to recognize. I love the OST but wouldn't use it for a game. 
Maybe Romero's "Land of the Dead" OST ?
Definitely "Crimson Peak". Gloomy and dark, not very well known to most people. You can listen to it here :
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 10:55

The soundtracks to the Fable-games series should work well.

And maybe The Order: 1886
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Fri 20 Dec 2019, 14:48

When I was writing for Vaesen, I would listen to the following soundtracks, that provided a good gothic mood – and some of them with a bit of Nordic flair (as a Swede myself):
The Wolfman – Danny Elfman
Let the Right One In (Swedish version) – Johan Söderqvist
The Fly – Howard Shore
Hellraiser – Christopher Young
Penny Dreadful – Abel Korzeniowski
Dracula – Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet
The Descent – David Julyan
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem – Steve Henifin
Freelance writer for Tales from the Loop and Vaesen
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Fri 20 Dec 2019, 21:53

Thanks for sharing, it’s nice to know where the mood comes from.  :)

On another thought: I was considering finding a theme for Gyllencreutz manor or maybe for Uppsala. Did any of you ever tried that? Using the same theme whenever your players enter a specific place?
 
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Re: Vaesen soundtrack suggestions

Fri 20 Dec 2019, 22:15

Cool, Gabrielle!

Re: Gyllencreutz’ theme, something like this maybe https://youtu.be/VN0VG_FtGvU

Edit: hep, a whole Vaesen-fitting soundtrack, ‘Mansion on Grimm Hill’ can be found on Spotify!

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