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pedro bianchi
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I think a great way to immerse yourself into the theme of the game is with background music or ambience. On youtube there's an ambience for just about anything. From 8 hours of trains huffing and puffing (Ticket to Ride) to a space station's sleep chamber (sci-fi games)

For Scythe my group uses these videos of industrial/factory ambience. Try it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vkich2PSOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzdlpRlmX5I


Just a couple out of MANY on youtube.

I highly recommend it.

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Honestly I listen to classical music while playing Scythe...
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I searched for eastern european folk music and thought that fit OK with the game. Was ideally looking for 1920s non-american music but couldn't find much. The folk music style mentioned above seemed to fit better with the worker theme of the game vs big band 20s music to me. Otherwise some traditional Russian music prehaps?
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We have been using the Game of Thrones soundtrack. Works pretty good. I'm excited to see more suggestions!
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RyanMoore wrote:
We have been using the Game of Thrones soundtrack. Works pretty good. I'm excited to see more suggestions!


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I have been looking at the various Spotify playlists that they have for gaming in general and found one labelled for Scythe - it is a mash up of themes from various video games and some movie stuff from the usual suspects: Hans Zimmer, Trevor Jones, Steve Jablonski, Taylor Davis, Ramon Djawadi, etc. Some of the video game stuff (Halo, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed) isn't all that bad it turns out.

I hadn't considered the ambience idea and I might try it, but I think I prefer music in the background for our game group - trick is to find the appropriate stuff for the game genre. Now if you are a railroad gamer there are all kinds of ambient choo-choo noises you can get from the ambience sources. I could definitely see that!
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You should try the string version of Mastodon's Leviathan
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Samhain2057 wrote:
You should try the string version of Mastodon's Leviathan
YouTube or Spotify?
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DRoy wrote:
I searched for eastern european folk music and thought that fit OK with the game. Was ideally looking for 1920s non-american music but couldn't find much. The folk music style mentioned above seemed to fit better with the worker theme of the game vs big band 20s music to me. Otherwise some traditional Russian music prehaps?


I'm not into music while playing games. (I prefer silence and concentration.)But, I recently found this site and was reminded of this thread: http://radiooooo.com/#

You can pick a country and a decade and it plays music from there and then. I'm right not playing Romanian music from the 1910s. So, it might be what you're looking for.

Have fun!
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Bubslug wrote:
Samhain2057 wrote:
You should try the string version of Mastodon's Leviathan
YouTube or Spotify?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW3eZSrnsOc
 
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Samhain2057 wrote:
You should try the string version of Mastodon's Leviathan


This one?

A Taste Of Chaos Ensemble Performs Mastodon's Leviathan - Vitamin String Quartet

https://www.amazon.com/Taste-Ensemble-Performs-Mastodons-Lev...
 
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When playing as the Soviet, Red Alert Soundtrack pops in my head.
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kiloforce wrote:
Samhain2057 wrote:
You should try the string version of Mastodon's Leviathan


This one?

A Taste Of Chaos Ensemble Performs Mastodon's Leviathan - Vitamin String Quartet

https://www.amazon.com/Taste-Ensemble-Performs-Mastodons-Lev...


That is the one!
 
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You can try Melodice and search Scythe. (I haven't tried yet)
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Kisco wrote:
You can try Melodice and search Scythe.



That's a cool service
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kiloforce wrote:
Kisco wrote:
You can try Melodice and search Scythe.



That's a cool service


This website is amazing!
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Scythe draws cultural influence from 7 places, and researching their musical competence is the key to figuring this one out.

There's the Germanic states (Saxony)
Poland (Polania)
Russia and the Soviet Ukraine (Rusviet)
The Norse Peninsulae - Norway, Sweden, Finalnd (Nords)
The Ottoman Empire (Crimea)

and then the Irish/Scottish Icelandic area (Albion)

And a distinct Japanese entry, with a little sneaky Chinese influence (Togawa)

Obtaining music from the 1920s for these cultures may prove to be difficult. Rather it may be more fruitful to search the modern equivalent of each country for its take on grand fantasy military music.

With some room for fudging, of course.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GauhWG340dI
Is this Japanese? Or German?

I'll work on this project a little and share what I find.
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I completely agree that music can certainly help with the immersion of a game (I have a playlist with 1-3 songs for every game I own...)

I have had a lot of positive reception to the Extended Terran theme from Starcraft for this game. I find it hits the right notes, even though it is not 1920's music, considering that race is trying to settle different lands and build mechanized war machines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INApFoo7Bbc&t=2101s

A slightly heavier and shorter loop is the Character select theme from Killer Instinct. Definitely a good one if you end up in a game with more battles to get in a mech building mind-set!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekTE1nhxEOw&list=PLnZPmT9VXI...
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So far when we've played Scythe, I've put on a playlist I've had for years, which includes:

- HBO's Band of Brothers Soundtrack (Michael Kamen)
- a few selections from Empire of the Sun (John Williams)
- a few selections from The Killing Fields (Mike Oldfield)
- the Henry V soundtrack (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Patrick Doyle)

I've been planning to add Game of Thrones and a few others but haven't yet. I'll also check out some of the suggestions given here. EDITED TO ADD: Whoa, that Melodice playlist rules!
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I've just mixed my own Scythe ambient soundscape. Countryside sounds mixed with a bit of steam mechs walking around from time to time. Might layer in some fighting sounds as well. Got an hours' worth so far...
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