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Title: Painting + Music = Win?
Post by: -Φ Ulfhedinn Φ- Servant of the Lord of Dark Delights on November 15, 2008, 07:24:33 AM
Hey gang  :D

Just musing while i have a break from painting, but what music do you tend to listen to/enjoy whilst painting? Does this also reflect the models/army you are painting as well?

For me i generally listen to music with what i associate with the 41st Millennium

Bolt Thrower ( OMFG awesome )
Opeth ( Eldar-ish lament )
Moonsorrow - Tuleen Ajettu Maa ( amazing song - 26 mins of awesomeness )


For fantasy i generally listen to,

Rhapsody
Finntroll
Korpiklaani
Amon Amarth
Ensiferum
Wintersun
Moonsorrow - Tuleen Ajettu Maa ( again  :D)

I suppose this does sort of reflect my armies/painting styles when i paint.

How about you?


-Ulfhedinn-
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Post by: Hammer of Vaul on November 15, 2008, 07:30:34 AM
personally i find the gladiator/lord of the rings/alexander soundtracks perfect for fantasy painting and babylon 5" messages from earth" for 40k painting.
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Post by: Fire_Vyper on November 15, 2008, 08:25:53 AM
I like To play queen if im in the mood as it keeps me from throwing guys out the window if i messed something out, Some latin songs i also enjoy but not really sure of their Genre
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Post by: phxren on November 15, 2008, 12:01:44 PM
I listen to classic rock.  I don't think the music I listen too changes my style .  I don't have different bands for different armies either
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Post by: FifthWindDieGermanator on November 15, 2008, 12:21:25 PM
When I do listen to music while painting, it will be Disturbed, Rammsetin, or Bullet for my Valentine, if just because I like their music.
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Post by: iandanger on November 15, 2008, 03:26:50 PM
Coheed and cambria, episodes of firefly and battlestar galactica, and nine inch nails are my chaos space marines' best friends.  I guess its the scifi themes (even nin has a gritty, dehumanized, electronic feel)
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Post by: Cripple, Whose Corporeal Form is Now a Shade of Blue on November 16, 2008, 12:28:55 PM
Hmmmm... occasionally I listen to the LOTR soundtrack while I paint, but usually I just have some white noise, like a fan.
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Post by: Radium on November 16, 2008, 01:30:15 PM
Black metal + 40k = indeeed win. I always listen to some music while painting, usually black metal or doom metal. you know, general grim dark and eldar cries of despair.
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Post by: Raktra (So long, I guess) on November 16, 2008, 01:35:01 PM
Rammstein, Ramallah, HORSE the Band. I listen to weird stuff when I paint.
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Post by: Heretek on November 16, 2008, 04:19:26 PM
Depends, really.

If I'm painting at GW, I won't listen to anything. I prefer chatting with the other people around the table and in the store. If I'm at home, however, it's generally just whatever my ipod throws up on shuffle. Mostly metal, some classic rock, punk or grunge.

Stuff that usually crops up includes Nightwish, Within Temptation, Manowar, Bad Religion, Alice in Chains and half of the usual 'classic rock' bands.
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Post by: Happy-Cake! on November 16, 2008, 06:28:21 PM
I'm less hardcore.

Band of Horses, Kanye, anything with Jack White, The Shins, Jay-Z, Weezer, and stuff like that.
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Post by: SeriousCallersOnly on November 16, 2008, 07:01:53 PM
Personally I put a DVD on rather than music when I paint. I usually only paint in the evenings, so the lighting is not good and I find looking up at the TV now and then relieves eyestrain. So as not to become distracted from painting I usually put on something I have seen many times before and have no need to follow the plot. Tonight, for example, I had AvP.
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Post by: Adrastos on November 16, 2008, 07:21:41 PM
It depends, I tend to listen to classical off the radio and/or jazz, but if I feel like it I'll pop in a CD with a mixture of rock/metal/alternative.
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Post by: ReaperGrim on November 16, 2008, 09:11:42 PM
I usually put the T.V. on for background noise.  That or a movie.  Gladiator and LoTR movies are good.
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Post by: iandanger on November 16, 2008, 09:24:58 PM
Yeah I've watched lord of the rings while painting many times, its great background music, and more importantly, it lasts forever.
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Post by: The_Outcast on November 16, 2008, 11:15:47 PM
I don't listen to music all the time just because sometimes silence is golden..... sometimes.

When I do its ussually something new I just bought or my PSP has a great Techno radio station. You gotta love that internet radio no commercials and its free.  ;D

The_Outcast
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Post by: hearingyourlies on November 17, 2008, 04:41:09 PM
Slayer, Metallica, Meshuggah, Mnemic, Hatebreed ... I set the iPod to Metal and press random.
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Post by: The Hobo Hunter on November 18, 2008, 06:37:44 AM
Wow, someone else out there also listens to Finntroll. I feel somewhat more normal now.

As for the actual topic, I usually have music of some sort on in the background. When you paint a lot of guardsmen, it's nice to have something to help pass the time. The musical content doesn't really matter, I'll paint just as readily listening to metal as I will to jazz.
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Post by: Screwhead on November 18, 2008, 07:57:29 AM
That makes three of us, Finntroll is awesome  ;D

I tend to listen to a few different types of things, depending on my mood..

I'll either throw on one (or more) of my DnB mixes (always the dark/heavy ones), or maybe set the hacked Xbox to stream from Techno.fm.. Sometimes I'll put on some Rammstein or Fear Factory if I want some industrial-metal, or if I want straight-up industrial I'll throw on some Leatherstrip and Electric Hellfire Club
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Post by: BubbaMack on November 18, 2008, 08:11:55 AM
You should all check out www.Pandora.com if you have access to a computer where you paint.  You just type in a band name and it constructs a radio station with that band and similar bands in those genres.  I find it the easiest way to not worry about itunes throwing in my audio books during shuffle play.
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Post by: Radium on November 18, 2008, 12:32:40 PM
Except that only works when you live in the states... Us europeans can't use pandora because of some US laws. There are of course solutions to that problem, but that's not 100% legal.
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Post by: BubbaMack on November 18, 2008, 12:46:46 PM
Sorry, I forgot about you fellows on the other side of the pond.  Guess that's one more reason to bash us 'colonists'!! ;D ;)
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Post by: iandanger on November 18, 2008, 12:47:40 PM
Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done about licensing songs (and anything else for that matter) outside of the usa...id recommend getting lots of music and using the genius feature in itunes!
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Post by: malicant on November 18, 2008, 04:51:02 PM
I always throw on some Steve Vai or Satch when I'm painting.  The former especially, Vai's music always had an amazing effect on me.
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Post by: Lucky_Jackal on November 18, 2008, 05:39:23 PM
I listen to Hard rock/Metal.

Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Iron Madien, MegaDeath, Dream Evil, Syphony X are some of the bands I listen to.
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Post by: malicant on November 18, 2008, 07:46:06 PM
Except that only works when you live in the states... Us europeans can't use pandora because of some US laws. There are of course solutions to that problem, but that's not 100% legal.

*cough* limewire *cough.......
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Post by: automaton88 on November 23, 2008, 10:05:21 AM
music has no effect on my painting other than distracting me further from noticing the time.  I usually listen to fad gadget, talking heads, lou reed, specimen, roxy music and more of that ilk.
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Post by: KayvanShrike on November 24, 2008, 10:36:40 PM
I usually just talk to a friend on the phone while I paint
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Post by: fenrisian warrior on February 12, 2009, 11:28:35 AM
normally listen to disturbed, rammstein
also a bit of classic iron maiden
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Post by: Interrogator_Chaplain on February 12, 2009, 12:22:05 PM
I don't listen to music while painting, I usually throw on a T.V. show or movie while I paint. Usually something like Cops, CSI, Destroyed in Seconds or the Simpsons. I'll toss in a movie sometimes, I picked up Repo! The Genetic Opera the other day so now I can listen and watch at the same time.

I also tried a Black Library book on tape, The Lightning Tower/Dark King. It was quite good. Very motivating.
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Post by: TheBigBadPanda on February 12, 2009, 12:45:08 PM
if im at the LGC i dont listen to music when painting (i usually chat with whoever else is sitting around the table), but whenever im painting at home SpoTify is my friend :P

i have thrown together a playlist that could drone on for days without hitting the same song twice wich i put on shuffle. what usually comes up includes Eluvitie, Finntroll (that makes us four!!!), Rammstein, Guns NīRoses, Avenged Sevenfold, Rage against the Machine, SoAD, SlipKnot, Alice in Chains, Lush, Beck, Interpol, That Handsome Devil, Elvis Costello, Timbuktu, and everything in between.
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Post by: Fire_Vyper on February 13, 2009, 01:57:22 AM
Ive recently been listening to some japanese music and rock, i kinda go for music with few lirics so i can concentrate on painting.
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Post by: Khulric on February 20, 2009, 02:06:59 PM
Gwar.
Lordi, Mindless self indulgence, Papa roach, and then random.

Mainly Gwar....and most of my armies are chaos themed.
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Post by: typhon on February 20, 2009, 02:14:53 PM
I'm more of a movie painter but I don't watch it just listen but only the movies with the great sound tracks. 

such as transformers I can paint for hours on that and the LOTR movies.

  If you have the extended versions you have a good 9 hours of painting music. 

plus their are others too many to list so I guess I do listen music just from a movie not the radio.
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Post by: Tritium Glowstick on February 20, 2009, 03:44:58 PM
West Wing DVDs are great for painting.
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Post by: RezZzeD on February 20, 2009, 11:01:14 PM
Typically I just set my Ipod to random, which means a lot of blues, SRV, Hendrix, etc.  but also means I get my MSI and good old 90's alternative like Cracker...

My true throw back for painting, when I first started, I would put on Stabbing Westward's Whither Blister Burn and Peel on repeat.  When that comes up on my IPod I automatically get a throw back to living with my parents and spending my evenings painting.
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Post by: Nihilanth on February 22, 2009, 10:18:36 AM
I listen to I'm On a Boat repeating for hours on end while I paint. It gets me pumped.

Ok, maybe not for hours on end... I mostly don't listen to anything but the TV in the background.

EDIT: Whoa! It automatically embedded the video. :S I don't wanna get in trouble so I removed the link.
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Post by: flamebrain on February 24, 2009, 10:25:20 AM
Love music while I paint!

Soundtracks work well for me such as: Halo 3, Lord of the Rings, Thin Red Line, Starship Troopers or the music from Braid. But also classical works from the likes of Sibelius or one of Bond's CDs and just sometimes Saxon/Manowar/Iced Earth and the like, if I have a game coming up, though I generally prefer less overpowering stuff when I'm trying to concentrate.
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Post by: Chucklemon on February 26, 2009, 11:44:22 PM
I usually just listen to anything, I prefer to listen to Queen, Nightwish, or some popish, soft rock. Alot of times though I just turn on the TV for background noise, becuase if there is just silence I would probably suffer from Cabin Fever and go insane @_@ ::)
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Post by: horneraa on February 27, 2009, 12:19:16 AM
Beatles almost 100%, but I rarely do music while I paint. Usually I'll drop some sort of documentary in the DVD player.

Learn N' Paint FTW

EDIT: Alternatively, you can relax to the soothing, mellow tones in the voice of Bob Ross by listening to BobRossFM. http://bobross.fm/ (http://bobross.fm/)
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Post by: CovenanterM on November 27, 2009, 07:34:46 AM
Not sure if anyone cares anymore, seeing as I'm conducting threadomancy, but I find a good DVD like Band of Brothers, A Bridge Too Far, or Patten to be excellent for painting guardsmen.  Movie soundtracks are pretty good too.  For speed painting I can recommend the Bourne soundtracks!

~CovM~
*Prepares for slap on the wrist from mods for his threadomancy ways...*
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Post by: amimmortal on November 27, 2009, 08:04:46 AM
I don't see any harm in resurrecting this thread ::)

It's funny how music and lifestyle tend to be intermingled, although obviously there will be outliers...

I listen to stuff like Tool, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and the odd bit of heavier stuff like Fear Factory or Sepultura while painting. However, being more of a social painter it's the chat and the feedback from fellow painters that I find most important.

Interesting to see several mentions of Alice in Chains, so I thought I could just gloat a little bit that I saw them in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago - totally immense I might add!  :D

Cheers,
A.
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Post by: Mr.Peanut (Turtleproof) on November 27, 2009, 08:31:58 AM
Threads that reoccur often are usually put in index threads (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=176419.0) for future use, and posting in those isn't threadromancy as it avoids redundancy.  The benefit of listening to music while playing is one such thread.

The threadromancy rule exists for a reason, includinge keeping-down 5 year old army critique threads made by long-dead users using an obsolete Codex.
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Post by: Direwolf000 on November 27, 2009, 05:59:18 PM
Wage Slaves - All Shall Perish
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Post by: Artcore on November 28, 2009, 12:47:20 PM
John Coltrane does it for me. Also Incubus or Pearl Jam.
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Post by: CovenanterM on November 28, 2009, 01:17:07 PM

... and using the genius feature in itunes!

Last.fm online is a great substitute for pandora.

~CovM~
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Post by: Rakuall on November 30, 2009, 09:17:29 AM
Sometimes I'll do rock, new or classic, but most often I put on one of my many shows (mythbusters, Heroes, American dad, etc.) on the web, and paint while I listen to the show.
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Post by: CheesyRobMan on November 30, 2009, 09:28:21 AM
Hatebreed

Hm. I read that as "Hatebread". YOU SHALL EAT THE BREAD OF HATE!  ;D
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Post by: Death To Bipedals on November 30, 2009, 01:14:13 PM
Lurker of Chalice and Summoning
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Post by: Kingside_Bishop on November 30, 2009, 01:24:29 PM
I like 80's rock, cuz I can sing along and not feel like I'm ruining the music! Or, Star Trek. Last year, I watched six of the seven seasons of TNG painting 1,500 points worth of IG. What's frustrating is that my SMurf playing friend painted his 1,500 in only two seasons of Battlestar Galactica!
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Post by: Nihilanth on November 30, 2009, 04:42:25 PM
If I watched Battlestar Galactica while painting, I don't think I would get any work done. -_-
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Post by: The Black Dahlia Murder on November 30, 2009, 08:55:50 PM
Music while painting? Rarely.

Watching/listening to stuff on Youtube and Adult Swim? Yes.

I listen/watch different stuff while working on my 40k models, to get me into the mood. Real military docts: Guard and Marines. UFO Hunters and Monster Quest: Dark Eldar and Night Lords. I just do Adult Swim anytime I feel like it.

If I do listening to music, its 'emo/screamo' music for Night Lords and Dark Eldar. Seems like I get better ideas for those models while listening to that music.
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Post by: Teh_Primarch on December 1, 2009, 01:55:17 AM
i prefer having a movie on my laptop while i paint. i could paint for hours this way. i recommend a movie on that you have seen before, so you can concentrate more on the paint job and less on whats going on.