Music to code too

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Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:27 PM

When im coding i listen to Mr. Anti-Christ Superstar Marilyn Manson.
But he is distracting :/. Anyone know of any music that can be described as:

1. No Words
2. Very digital sounding-is
3. Not harsh

Im looking for something thats kinda like the original Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex intro theme. (Btw, anyonw know what its called or where i can dl it? )
Thats the sound im looking for.
I know, im vague.....


But, what do YOU listen too?

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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 12:51 PM

I listen to a lot of stuff, but when coding, usually one of the following:

1. Mozart
2. Grateful Dead
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Rush
5. Metallica
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

You can check out our Song of the Day thread to get an idea of what most of the geek's here are jamming out to - http://www.dreaminco...wtopic26365.htm
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

I vary dramatically in my listening, but for coding I especially like mixes, usually electronica or hip-hop. I particularly favour DJ Shadow, U.N.K.L.E., Cold Cut, 2 Many Dj's/Soulwax and DJ Yoda. Or for a totally different vibe when tired and flagging, Misty's Big Adventure, who do strange bouncy happy music™.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:07 PM

You might want to check out nin's new Ghosts album(s) - it's 36 experimental instrumental songs, with no words. Some of the songs are a little harsher, but I find most of them to be pretty decent ambient music to code to. You can also stream them straight off of the Ghosts site if you don't want to pay $5 to download all the songs.
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:19 PM

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1. No Words
2. Very digital sounding-is
3. Not harsh

Meat Beat Manifesto (sometimes does have words)
Stereo Lab (in French, so basically does not have words)
Skinny Puppy has some songs that don't have words. Check out their album Brap
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:28 PM

The perfect matche(s) for what you are looking for are:

Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
Autechure
Joe Satriani

For me, check them out it seems right up your ally.
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:17 PM

View Postcaptainhampton, on 14 Mar, 2008 - 01:28 PM, said:

The perfect matche(s) for what you are looking for are:

Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
Autechure
Joe Satriani

For me, check them out it seems right up your ally.

I forgot to add in Aphex Twin =-P I do listen to him sometimes too.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:20 PM

You could try Future Sound of London too. It's kind of minimal industrial, but some is quite ambient.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:28 PM

All I listen to while coding is Techno or New Wave, like Positively dark, that's if I am listening to any music!! :P
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:23 PM

View Postgirasquid, on 14 Mar, 2008 - 03:07 PM, said:

You might want to check out nin's new Ghosts album(s) - it's 36 experimental instrumental songs, with no words. Some of the songs are a little harsher, but I find most of them to be pretty decent ambient music to code to. You can also stream them straight off of the Ghosts site if you don't want to pay $5 to download all the songs.


some are REAL harsh. at least on the first disc. but i'm thinking about ponying up for all 4 cause i'm always down for some instrumentals, and a couple of them i like.


for me, i'm in the zone with instrumentals.

Explosions In the Sky
James Horner
John Williams
Jonathan Elias - new to my collection. new fav.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:11 PM

well, ghosts is ok, but it the end ok is all it's gonna get. i can see why he choose this stuff for his experiment. it's nowhere near the excellence of other instrumentals (just like you imagined)

overall what these guys are doing is awesome, and this is the third cd released like this i've bought in the last couple of months (this, the saul williams, the radiohead), so it's moving in a better direction, but i'll be very interested to see what reznor does with his next full release.
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:12 PM

View Postcaptainhampton, on 14 Mar, 2008 - 03:28 PM, said:

The perfect matche(s) for what you are looking for are:

Boards of Canada


Another Boards of Canada fan, nice.
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:18 PM

Boards of Canada is awesome, along those lines also check out Massive Attack
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Re: Music to code too

Posted 14 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

Reel Big Fish.




That is all.
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