She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST
This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.
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Fans of Rick & Morty and The Simpsons will recognize this one!
Baker Street (Instrumental) by Gerry Rafferty from the album “City to City” (1978)
This piece has probably the most catchy saxophone riff of all time. It is one of the times where the music speaks more than words ever could. Raphael Ravencroft’s amazing saxophone skills transport the listener into a world of cosmic euphoria and rhythm. It has been referenced countless times in popular culture, and is said to have been an influence on Slash’s solo in Sweet Child O’ Mine. The song peaked at #2 on the 1978 Billboard Hot 100. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.
Computer Guy by Savlonic from the album “Red” 2014: This is a very cool Electronic piece that fills the listener’s head with melodious energy. It starts with an old “Dial-Up” sound, and then Sarah’s vocals start up. They have a very mysterious tone, and are quite beautiful as well. The song is about a futuristic, tech-savy guy, and the mysteries that surround him. The music video of this piece is absolutely wonderful, and expertly animated. I highly recommend this song to anybody who likes Electronic music. Be warned! The chorus will be stuck in your head for a long time!
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Happy Listening :D!
Fuck Gravity by Virtual Riot from the album “100% No Bangers” 2014: Allow me to introduce you to the amazingness that is Glitch Hop. It’s a unique style of music that blends Hip Hop with electronic sounds. Virtual Riot is a German DJ that is a master of this genre. The track starts with a synthesized beat that repeats for about 10 seconds. Next, we get the first drop, and your ears are assaulted with electronic brilliance. Astonishing as it may be, that’s not the final drop! A few seconds after the first drop, we get to the second one, and it just rocks! If you are a fan at all of Electronic music and Dubstep, pick this up ASAP!
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Find Your Cloud by Papadosio from the album “T.E.T.I.O.S” 2012: This is an incredibly beautiful Ambient Electronic piece. It starts with a melodic sitar, accompanied by a snare drum. As the song lengthens, more instruments start to play, and you feel as if you’ve been transported into a mystical world. My absolute favorite part of the piece is the chorus, which is something you must hear to feel the full power of this epic. I highly recommend this song to anyone that loves to feel amazing.
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Aliez (feat. Mizuki) by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] from the album “O1” 2015: This is a very catchy Japanese piece with beautiful vocals and a Hard Rock sound. The song starts with a piano that’s accompanied by a synthesizer that creates a chip tune melody. Next, we are presented with Mizuki’s beautiful, trance-like, voice. She really shines at the chorus, where she starts to belt with awesome ferocity. Lovers of J-Rock, or Japanese music in general, will get a kick out of this piece. I highly recommend it, and would love to hear your comments in the comment’s section below.
It’s very hard to find the original on YouTube, so here’s Pellek metal cover of it. (ps. you can download the song on iTunes.)
Time Flies by Porcupine Tree from the album “The Incident” 2009: This is an absolutely phenomenal Rock piece that just makes you feel good inside. It starts with a very melodic guitar riff, along with a wonderful vocal performance and equally awesome drums. My best friend, Ben, showed me this piece 1 year ago, and I was immediately hooked! I highly recommend this piece to absolutely anyone who loves great music.
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