Fantasy, fiction, Flame Tree Press, New Age, soundtrack, Tinderbox

Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three

AH-HAH! You thought I meant the publishers didn’t you?

I’m currently working on a project that involves my creating a soundtrack for Tinderbox. I’ve enjoyed doing so, but while searching for more songs, I recalled certain favorites and I realized I haven’t listened to any of them in several years and I’m not sure why.

Well, actually I know why. I stopped listening to them right after my writing defeat. In fact, I stopped listening to New Age — that’s what it was called back then — entirely. I’m not sure if music like theirs is still called New Age. I’ll have to get back to you on that. But I loved listening to it. I never wanted for inspiration while I was listening to it and many of the songs became the soundtracks for many a WIP.

Now I’m sitting here writing this and listening to their works. It’s 12 am EST USA and Tinderbox is only 10 days away. I’m still terricited. But sitting here listening to this music, I feel like I can finish a new novel tonight. But I’d need a hell of a lot of coffee!

I’m speaking of my favorite three, two groups and one artist that’s gotten me through many a slump.

David Arkenstone – if you’ve never listened to the hundreds of musical pieces he’s created. Stop reading, go do it now and come back!

The Art of Noise – Their quirky style is perfect for fantasy and science-fiction alike!

Enigma: I read somewhere they were defunct, but here they are. Another group with a quirky music style.

These are just a few I used to listen to. Some are now gone, others are still producing. It’s about time I went back to those good old days where I wrote to the music.



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