While reading tons of articles on how to make a successful kickstarter, I stumbled across a link for 8tracks. Someone mentioned that this was an awesome way to share your music with the world. 8tracks is a site where you can upload your music and make a virtual mixed tape to share with the world! Or like in the old days, you can use it to woo a beloved. Uploading and listening is free!
Be warned, I was extremely frustrated with the uploading process and it turns out you can only upload 2 composer tracks per mix. Also, it will reject any tracks with no identification data, such as .wma rips from a cd. Although I listen to tons of Final Fantasy background music, because they were by the same composer, I could only share 2 songs in my mix.
Overall, it was fun to make something to share, so I put together music I listened to when I wrote The Undead Sorceress. It’s all instrumental music because it helps me with writing. When I listen to songs with people singing I start typing what they’re singing instead, so it’s terrible for my writing process. The tracks are from Ashes of Time (movie), Game of Thrones (tv), Rurouni Kenshin (anime) and Final Fantasy (game).
Some of the music (Rurouni Kenshin) is a bit tense because these tracks were inspirational for writing sword fighting scenes. I remember making a cd for someone with these tracks for her family’s restaurant thinking it sounded very Asian, but she said her customers would choke on the food because the music was so nerve wracking.
Please have a listen, click on album cover below and enjoy!
(Instructions – click link and press “play arrow”! http://8tracks.com/jfgarrard/undead-sorceress-mix)
The Undead Sorceress Mix List (31 min)
1. Ashes of Time, Yo Yo Ma, Ashes of Time Redux (movie)
2. Main Title, Ramin Djawadi, Game of Thrones (tv)
3. Liberi Fatali, Nobuo Uematsu, Finaly Fantasy VIII (game)
4. Hitenmitsurugiryu – Amakakeruryu No Hirameki, Noriyuki Asakura, Rurouni Kenshin (anime)
5. The Will, Samurai X Rurouni Kenshin movie, Taku Iwasaki (anime)
6. The Last Wolf Suite – Shishio Makoto No Kumikyoku, Noriyuki Asakura, Rurouni Kenshin (anime)
7. Blue Fields, Shinko Ogata, Final Fantasy VIII (game)
8. In Memories: A Boy Meets the Man, Samurai X Rurouni Kenshin movie, Taku Iwasaki (anime)