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Creating a spotify playlist for KSP

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So, I've created a playlist on Spotify for use whilst playing KSP.  Looking for suggestions on what to add - it starts primarily classical and moves into pop towards the end:

Blue Danube - Strauss

Main theme from 2001

Inception Trailer music (Mind Heist)

Russian National Anthem

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Bach

Jupiter, Planet's Suite - Holst

A cosmic kiss - Geodesium (they do music for planetariums primarily)

Outro - M83 (used in the Build,Fly,Dream video)

Sunchyme - Dario G

Hyperfun - Kevin McLeod (used by Danny / Nexter's Lab a lot)

I, Voyager - Transglobal Underground

Universe & U - KT Tunstall

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (because every playlist can be improved with Fontella!)

Man on the Moon - REM

Ziggy Stardust - Bowie

Don't stop me now - Queen

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary craft - Carpenters

Supersonic rocket ship - Kinks

Dueling Banjos - theme from Deliverance

The space race is over - Billy Bragg

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So what needs to be added? 

NB. I'm not including these 'cos I don't like them very much -- Intergalactic (Beastie Boys) ; Space Oddity (Bowie) (already have a Bowie track) ; Subterranean Homesick Alien (Radiohead).

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A few that occur to me:

  • Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
  • Soundtrack to The Right Stuff
  • Journey of the Sorcerer - Eagles
  • I Get Around - Beach Boys
  • Baba Yetu (Theme from Civilization IV)
  • Battlestar Galactica theme - John Williams & Boston Pops
  • Theme from Mission to Mars, "Conquest of Paradise" - John Williams & Boston Pops
  • Theme from Airwolf
  • This.
  • End titles to Tron - Wendy Carlos
  • Amazing Grace, on bagpipes
  • End titles to Blade Runner - Vangelis

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3 hours ago, bigcalm said:

So, I've created a playlist on Spotify for use whilst playing KSP.  Looking for suggestions on what to add - it starts primarily classical and moves into pop towards the end:

Blue Danube - Strauss

Main theme from 2001

Inception Trailer music (Mind Heist)

Russian National Anthem

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Bach

Jupiter, Planet's Suite - Holst

A cosmic kiss - Geodesium (they do music for planetariums primarily)

Outro - M83 (used in the Build,Fly,Dream video)

Sunchyme - Dario G

Hyperfun - Kevin McLeod (used by Danny / Nexter's Lab a lot)

I, Voyager - Transglobal Underground

Universe & U - KT Tunstall

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass (because every playlist can be improved with Fontella!)

Man on the Moon - REM

Ziggy Stardust - Bowie

Don't stop me now - Queen

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary craft - Carpenters

Supersonic rocket ship - Kinks

Dueling Banjos - theme from Deliverance

The space race is over - Billy Bragg

---

So what needs to be added? 

NB. I'm not including these 'cos I don't like them very much -- Intergalactic (Beastie Boys) ; Space Oddity (Bowie) (already have a Bowie track) ; Subterranean Homesick Alien (Radiohead).

I've posted this elsewhere, so this is just a copypasta.  There's actually a bit of overlap with Snark's list, as well as yours.  I would also add Origa, if you don't mind listening to songs in Russian.  Not sure if Tomita or Origa are on Spotify, and sadly, we lost both of them last year as well as all the other, more well-known music artists:

 

Rush - Hemispheres, Cygnus X-1, 2112, and quite a few others 

Yes - Starship Troopers, Heart of the Sunrise, Siberian Khatru, most of Tales From Topgraphic Oceans, and Homeworld (The Ladder) - yes, it's the end credits music for the original Homeworld 

Billy Thorpe - most of his Children of the Sun album 

Starcastle 

Elton John - Rocketman, natch 

David Bowie - all of Ziggy Stardust 

The soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey 

Gustav Holst - The Planets 

Igor Stravinsky - Firebird 

Tomita's electronic versions of Holst's The Planets, Debussy's Snowflakes Are Dancing, and Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition 

anything from Vangelis, including collaborations with Jon Anderson (former vocalist for Yes) 

most of Jon Anderson's solo work, but especially Olias of Sunhillow

Planet P - Why Me?

Most of Enya's catalog

Deep Purple - Space Truckin'

The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In

Quite a bit of Moby, but especially Underwater, Parts 1-5

Styx - Come Sail Away

...and probably a hundred or more things I can't recall at the moment off the top of my head.

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I am not seeing any Brian Eno in the list, I think you should consider stuff like Apollo: Atmospheric Sound Tracks and the Prophecy Theme.

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For the classical section, I'd say the music from Moonraker when the space shuttle is approaching the space station and it slowly becomes illuminated by the 'sun' (can't find a clip on youtube sadly)

 

A few more of my spotify KSP playlist...

Spoiler

 

 

Edited by Stewcumber

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needs depth.. 

something to send shivers down your spine and snap your brain into deadly serious mission mode..or create a xem to question lifes meaning and the true purpose of your mission in space (or driving land trains on kerbin)

 

Battlestar Galactica - Something Dark Is Coming

Star Trek TNG - Suite from the innerlight

 

ill update when im home..althougj i use youtube..these should be on spotify

 

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Conquest of Spaces - Woodkid

The Voyage - Lazerhawk

Home - LCD Soundsystem

Cosmonaut - Wolfmother

Shiller - Ratatat

Where's the Moon - Leningrad Cowboys

The Darkest Star - Depeche Mode

Space Doggity - Jonathan Coulton

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Thread moved to The Lounge, since it's not about the game itself. 

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A few of these could have been mentioned already but:

Apollo 13 main theme, and launch

Mars, from the planets suite, its great for transfer burns

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Dire, Dire Docks is good for roving.

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I don't know if any of these are on Spotify, but here are a few that I listen to.

CTX theme-Richard Bells

Roll On Down The Highway-The Donnas 

Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day-Bowling For Soup

Let's Take A Rocket Ship To Space-Danny And The Jaytones

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I have been liking the "Deep Focus" playlist recently.  Its very atmospheric but not too somber or anything

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Here's some idea of what I might pick.

For general in-flight use.

  • Brian Eno - Apollo Atmospheres

For rovering around in the dark on a distant moon.

  • J.G Thirlwell - Pretty much anything from Dinoflagellate Blooms, The Mesopelagic Waters or The Radiolarian Ooze
  • Jerry Goldsmith - The Skeleton (Alien)
  • Ennio Morricone - Solitude (The Thing)

For launches.

  • J. G Thirlwell - Ventronik (The Venture Bros Volume Two)
  • J. G Thirlwell - Ready for Takeoff (The Venture Bros Volume Two)
  • J. G Thirlwell - Ham and Cheese Hero (The Venture Bros Volume Two)
  • James Horner - Combat drop (Aliens)
  • Jerry Goldsmith - Main Title (Capricorn One)

Dramatic landings/re-entries

  • J. G Thirlwell - Chickenhawk (The Venture Bros Volume Two)
  • J. G Thirlwell - Bolly (The Venture Bros)

Floating around on EVA.

  • J. G Thirlwell - Damion (The Venture Bros)
  • Jerry Goldsmith - The Craft (Alien)
  • John Murphy - The Last Message (Sunshine)

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