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any tips for music to listen to while writing?
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any tips for music to listen to while writing?
pic unrelated
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bumping with interesting photographs
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>>7674239
don't bump threads here
fuck off
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>>7674239
itunes has a radio feature that has streams of music spanning multiple genres. Their ambient stream is good background music
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>>7674239
depends on your writing
if you're looking for soothing stuff then Eno is your choice
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Movie soundtracks, especially the Man from Snowy River or Far and Away. If there's any lyrics then I get distracted, but with Far and Away on I get so much shit done.
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Godspeed you! Black emperor
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>>7674239
don't write in the first place, because really, what kind of dumbass asks this particular question?
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>>7674239
Merzbow
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Classical music. Baroque, prefer it without organ. Cool jazz. Anything that goes a long time without skipping to the next song and where the music wanders around.
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>>7674443
This desu
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ceiling fan noise

don't write using music unless you're specifically using it to bring about a certain mood
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>>7674239
If I do write with music, it's usually chill or atmospheric vidya music.
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>>7674239
Generally not. I used to take the Stephen King approach and write while taking stims and listening to rock, but I think I do better work with a little white or street noise and sober.
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I enjoy Erik Satie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slahwoLdEIE
or drone
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Van der graaf generator
The first (hippy) album
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>>7677371
Oh, I forgot about this piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_jwv2QMtAo
This one is, more often than not, great for writing
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>>7674239
>pic unrelated
THEN WHY FUCKING POST IT DUMB SHIT WHAT THE FUCK
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>>7674239
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU

This is what I listen to when writing philosophical contemplations in prose.
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>>7677432
have you never created a thread on an imageboard like what the fuck m8
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Just listen to what gets the vibes going for you.
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Down tempo or just ambiance shit
Start a Pandora station for" the album leaf" or "Hayling" or even Breath by telepopmusik and just let it go from there
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I make my own tracks when listening sometimes. Usually ill just play a few notes and then extent it into a 20 minute long drone track
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Ariel Pink
Moon man
Ulver
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Archers of Loaf
Peter Sotos
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You know you're a terrible writer when you listen to music while writing
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>listening to music
>while reading
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>>7680767
Just Selected Ambient Works, right?

Some of his stuff can get a bit too active for general writing. But I fall asleep to Stone in Focus. Great artist, so much variation in his music. Wish that Soundcloud was still there.

OP, I recommend the channel Space Ambient on youtube. Some Bonobo is decently chill, as well as Eastern Sun.

I'll also listen to ambient game soundtracks by Jeremy Soule, anything he touches is relaxing and atmospheric
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>>7680774
Why?

You sound like that autistic fuck on /ck/ who thinks that every meal you cook, even ramen while by yourself, should be enjoyed at the table with no browsing, no TV, no nothing.

Why does listening to ambient music make you a bad writer? I find myself distracted and antsy in utter silence.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liTSRH4fix4

patrish a f
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>>7674239
What is that small child doing? Why is it not ducking behind the lampposts with the others?

baka
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Just listen to this

https://infinitenoise.bandcamp.com/album/infinite-noise
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I find ambient shit like some of Tangerine Dream's stuff helps
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>>7680795
>I find myself distracted and antsy in utter silence
Because you're a shit writer
Post some of your stuff. I guarantee it's bad.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPE7BGBMj24
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>>7680827
Because it's illegal to kill children in war dumb fuck.
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>>7680774
its no different than being outside and listening to the bustling of people, or trees blowing in the wind, or birds chirping.

>listening to things clouds your imagination because you didnt make the music yourself its borrowed inspiration etc etc
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>>7674239
Go with your favourite radio station, I find that if I listen to my own music I get distracted picking songs, but a station that just plays a genre helps by having one less thing to thimk about,
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Brian Eno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KGMo9yOaSU
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>>7674239
Swing jazz
fast enough tempo to write along with the music
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>>7680807
>not listening to the one true chopiner, pubenstein himself
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Or pretty much any Bill Frisell really.

Good Dog Happy Man is just fantastic.
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THE GOAT
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFfybn_W8Ak
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I often read to the Blade Runner soundtrack while reading. So soothing.
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Year ago such threads were quickly dismissed with share of common sense arguments, most common one being that you are intended to read the work as the author presented, not effected by emotive effect any music might give, or other argument that you can't keep properly concentrated on on the book while also listening to music. Now I see all these seemingly unironic(except moonlight sonata one) posts on what music they listen to in a relatively long lasting thread.

What happened to you, lit.
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I am autist i can't read with music or any noice.
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>>7682755
what do you mean unironic? and why do you think that the moonlight sonata post is ironic?

you DO know that OP said writing, not reading, right?
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>>7674239
Depends on what I'm write desu.

here are some things though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzpnSwqSppw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPiNt5miW_I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zuEfmmCA5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnC-RKm12ZI
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>>7674239
Matt Uelmen for reading
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>>7680786
theres a mega with soundcloud rips.
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>>7674443
>>7677371
>>7679623
>>7680767
>>7681151
>>7674439
These

>>7674459
>>7674997
>>7680195
>>7681161
These require active listening

Just stick to ambient (Brian Eno, Tim Hecker, Kammarheit, Biosphere)
You could try something like Sunn O))) or Earth as well
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Personally when I write I listen to the following artists:
World's End Girlfriend
John Zorn
Deafheaven
Acid Mothers Temple
Goldie

and a bunch of others. Might not all suit your tastes, but I'm sure some of it will.
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>>7685704
No music REQUIRES active listening you sperg.

Are you one of those people who is afraid he'll insult the musician or w/e if he doesn't devote his complete attention when listening all the time every time?
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>>7685704
>>7686362
thanks for the recs though!
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>>7686366
>missing out my post

Why
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