Actually working on a map with Pantera playing in the background
I've been a big Pantera kick recently as well. Glad to see so much good taste in this thread!
The last thing I listened to while reading rules was Tche Belew by Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band ( Here is the whole album on Youtube)...its super chill Ethiopian jazz and it went well with reading the rules for Chad: The Toyota Wars (which I should've finished a month ago...) as well as Empire of the Silk Road. (I prefer not to have lyrics...or at least lyrics I can understand, while reading)
Lines of Battle: Quatre Bras 1815. Brunswick hussar.
Are we allowed radio stations? I mostly listen to BBC radio 6. They play an eclectic selection of older, slightly more obscure music, as well as newer stuff that is destined to become older slightly obscure music.
I don't often get to listen to music when gaming. In recent years, I am playing solitaire when this happens.
I love Hard Rock from the late 1960's to the early 90's. Metal, Progressive and Psychedelic are all great but I often find them distracting. I find myself singing along to the songs in my head so I prefer to play music without lyrics.
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
Vivaldi's 7 Concerti for woodwind and strings
Both are performed by The English Concert with conductor Trevor Pinnock. They help me concentrate.
Le Sacre Du Printemps Igor Stravinsky OSM Charles Dutoit
But then I'm taken away by the music and fail to continue my game. That's when I'm playing games like Combat Commander. If I'm playing Nuklear Winter 68 then it's stuff like Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Cryptopsy...industrial music, but then I'm taken away by the music!
But I always go back to Stravinsky! This in my opinion would be the first heavy metal progressive piece of music, that is of the 20th century!