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Sound Advice: The Future

I've enjoyed becoming a member of The Writer's Community on Google+. There, I've found a wonderful group of people in various stages of writing careers. One of them (Gabriela Gotay) shared a great post about the playlist she used for inspiration when writing her book, "The Forever Maybe." This got me thinking about the influence of sound and music on one's writing and I thought I'd begin a series of posts titled, "Sound Advice" that essentially aims to make musical recommendations around a subject or genre of writing. The posts will provide links to the music on Amazon and brief commentary on what imagery or concepts the music conjures in my mind. Hopefully there's something that sparks the imagination along the way.

Today's Sound Advice is going to tackle "The Future." Whether this is a utopian, dystopian, near, far, alternate or projected future may influence certain aspects of the following list but all tracks evoke (at least for me) a sense of what lies ahead of us.

Without further ado: Sound Advice - The Future:


Track TitleArtistImagery / Concepts Conjured
Holla MearsMade in HeightsAugmented/Synthetic Characters, Searching, New Consciousness
SongKidstreetHacking, Creating, Urgency, Specialized
Deep GardenDarshan AmbientDesert, Flying, Post-Apocalyptic, Caravans, Overgrown Abandoned Cities
Event HorizonJens BuchertHigh Tech, Spaceships, Autonomous Equipment, Shiny, Stealth, Espionage, Heist
Milan to Alessio Top DownPatrick O'HearnSpace Travel, Zero G Movement, Swimming, Utopian Hallways, Looking through a portal onto a new realm
The Furniture of TimeDarshan AmbientMoving Forward, Invention, High Tech Laboratory, Rapid Transport, Leaving the City of the Future for a Bright Countryside
Light Through The VeinsJon HopkinsTraveling Through Space, Creating Artificial Intelligence, Tomorrowland, Time Passing Quickly into the a Utopian Future
Think Tankm-seven-activateNewborn Consciousness, Synthetic Discovering Something New, Post Apocalyptic Journey
SedonaErik WølloLone Wanderer in a Future Without Technology
Paral.lelNear the ParenthesisA Transportation Hub, Digital Transactions, Communication, A Creator's Eureka Moment
Melissa JuiceBoards of CanadaTRON, Virtual Space, Simulation, Biosphere
Beautiful Feeling Feat. TazSounds from the GroundFirst Encounter, An Awakening, Breaking Free of Preconceived Notions, The World Reborn
Triangle (retriangulated)BluetechDystopean Society, Shopping in the Bazzar or Found Tech, Jungle Planet, Laboratory Experiments
Phoenix RisingBluetechSynthetics Performing their Duties, Assembly Lines, Night Club for Synths & Humans, Giant Storage Facility--seed bank, data archive, or cryo-preserved people


There are many more than just 15 tracks to be shared but figured this sampling would be a decent way of gauging interest. As always, if you have comments, suggestions or praise, please use the comments area of this post.

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