A better late than never 4/7

Sorry about the last minute weekend blackout there. Still haven’t gotten back home yet, so this post is quite late, heh.

Anyways, music is a big part of The Fancy Pants Adventures, not just the in game music, but the background music that I listen to while working on it. See, I do a whole lot of sitting and working at the computer (makes up a good majority of my work, really), so to keep sane, I usually have a constant stream of music in the background.

Very gameplay focused animation is extremely rhythm centric, so having something with a solid rhythm in the background helps get my mind into a good state for animating. So in a way, you could consider a good deal of these songs as alternate background music for whatever games I was working on when I listened to them the most.

Gameplay is an art, music is an art. Both can create emotions that can’t be easily conveyed in words, so during production, I usually run into a few songs that I dig that seem to help convey the intangible qualities of gameplay that I’m going for.

Click on for a big ol list of musics!

Bad Sun by The Bravery was an important one during World 2, it’s a quick tune with a driving bass line that I felt really well represented the driving energy of Fancy Pants Man in World 2.

We Used to Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols is extremely upbeat, sort of obnoxious, pretty goofy, and can’t seem to be able to take itself seriously. Much less of a direct influence than just what I think gameplay should be: over the top and crazy.

A friend of mine once said that The Boxer by Carbon Leaf is the most ‘Brad’ song there is, so I’m putting it up here, not for much of a reason though, heh.

I’m going to have to start listing CDs here that I play through when I’m working because this is taking too long and I have to drive back home soon. I’ll try to find links for them when I get back home:

Echo Echo – Carbon Leaf
The Crane Wife – The Decemberists
Lost Souls – Doves
El Cielo – Dredg
Horrorscope – Eve 6
Dookie – Green Day
Keep It Together – Guster
Lost and Gone Forever – Guster
Now It’s Overhead – Now It’s Overhead
Dark Light Daybreak – Now It’s Overhead
Oceans Will Rise – The Stills
A Town and Two Cities – Your Vegas

So, feel free to chime in. Recognize any of those albums? Got any more I should check out? Seems to be too hard to find a CD that’s a good listen all the way through nowadays…

(and it’s still Monday over here 😛 )

Bad Sun by The Bravery was an important one during World 2, it’s a quick tune with a driving bass line that I felt really well represented the driving energy of Fancy Pants Man in World 2.

We Used to Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols is extremely upbeat, sort of obnoxious, pretty goofy, and can’t seem to be able to take itself seriously. Much less of a direct influence than just what I think gameplay should be: over the top and crazy.

A friend of mine once said that The Boxer by Carbon Leaf is the most ‘Brad’ song there is, so I’m putting it up here, not for much of a reason though, heh.

I’m going to have to start listing CDs here that I play through when I’m working because this is taking too long and I have to drive back home soon. I’ll try to find links for them when I get back home:

Echo Echo – Carbon Leaf
The Crane Wife – The Decemberists
Lost Souls – Doves
El Cielo – Dredg
Horrorscope – Eve 6
Dookie – Green Day
Keep It Together – Guster
Lost and Gone Forever – Guster
Now It’s Overhead – Now It’s Overhead
Dark Light Daybreak – Now It’s Overhead
Oceans Will Rise – The Stills
A Town and Two Cities – Your Vegas

So, feel free to chime in. Recognize any of those albums? Got any more I should check out? Seems to be too hard to find a CD that’s a good listen all the way through nowadays…

(and it’s still Monday over here 😛 )

Bad Sun by The Bravery was an important one during World 2, it’s a quick tune with a driving bass line that I felt really well represented the driving energy of Fancy Pants Man in World 2.

We Used to Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols is extremely upbeat, sort of obnoxious, pretty goofy, and can’t seem to be able to take itself seriously. Much less of a direct influence than just what I think gameplay should be: over the top and crazy.

A friend of mine once said that The Boxer by Carbon Leaf is the most ‘Brad’ song there is, so I’m putting it up here, not for much of a reason though, heh.

I’m going to have to start listing CDs here that I play through when I’m working because this is taking too long and I have to drive back home soon. I’ll try to find links for them when I get back home:

Echo Echo – Carbon Leaf
The Crane Wife – The Decemberists
Lost Souls – Doves
El Cielo – Dredg
Horrorscope – Eve 6
Dookie – Green Day
Keep It Together – Guster
Lost and Gone Forever – Guster
Now It’s Overhead – Now It’s Overhead
Dark Light Daybreak – Now It’s Overhead
Oceans Will Rise – The Stills
A Town and Two Cities – Your Vegas

So, feel free to chime in. Recognize any of those albums? Got any more I should check out? Seems to be too hard to find a CD that’s a good listen all the way through nowadays…

(and it’s still Monday over here 😛 )

11 Comments

  1. zymn

    hey, look who’s dropped in for like, what? a once every other month visit? haha

    and i’ve only heard of Green Day and Eve 6. you need some Rise Against, maaannn. 😛

  2. VideoGuy

    @SPCC: Yeah, we’ve done that before. Just click “Play” and you can do it easily.

    Haha, when I first read MS’s post, I thought “How could you see THAT in the picture?”. Then I read his explanation, and….wow I see it too.

    I only recognize a few of those albums, but then again I don’t know much about music…

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