List—Truck Day edition
•Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Remix) — Rob Dougan
•Sail — AWOLNATION
•Heavy In Your Arms — Florence and the Machine
•Timestretch — Bassnectar
•Animus Vox — The Glitch Mob
•Tighten Up — The Black Keys
•Lonely Boy — The Black Keys
Anonymous asked: Would you tell us about the music of Miomir?
A cross from my Miomir blog! Did you come here from there? Or did you go there from here?
At any rate, I will answer on here (and probably reblog over there).
The music is as varied as you can imagine. As varied as here on Earth. There are eight countries/kingdoms on the western continent, and at least six or seven on the eastern one (I haven’t gone into detail on the latter as much as the former), and each has it’s own society and influence. I imagine each culture has it’s own distinct sound—in music as well as speech and language—that can vary slightly or significanty from any neighbours.
I try to build each culture and society pretty much from the ground up. I look at the lay of the land—literally—and try to decide what sort of society would have most likely arisen in that type of country. From there come the influences and inspiration of everyhing else, from mythology to main exports, from government to, well, music. Language is different, but I won’t even get into it, since it wasn’t part of the question asked.
The people I have worked the most on so far are the Viilsunga, who are agricultural but have a heavy Norse influence to their language and artistic style. Their music is very… tribal and lyrical, more so than instrumental. They sing in the fields while they work, and around their hearths at night. Most of their music is a Capella, and very much is a means of storytelling to them. Their instruments are simple—a drum, a woodwind, some other percussion instruments, and that’s about it.
Definitely just decided that right now. I could go more into each society and culture… But I don’t want to make too much a novel out of this… There is a bit more of an in-depth post about the Viilsunga music tradition here, which I imagine might be added upon and more parts related posted as I work in fleshing out more societies and cultures and kingdoms.