That time that Telltale Games used James Blake’s “Retrograde” in Tales from the Borderlands… Goosbumps!
Episode One: Zer0 Sum
Episode Two: Atlas Mugged
Episode Three: Catch A Ride
Episode Four: Escape Plan Bravo
Episode Five: The Vault of the Traveler
Yesterday, I was treated to a concert by Fuse, an ensemble I knew nothing about. I was overwhelmed at how great I thought their music was. It’s hard to describe. Jazz, funk, classical, neo-classical, all kind of rolled up into one. They played a piece called Hammers, written by Nils Frahm, and I thought it was amazing. Simply amazing.
I keep losing the link to this video, which seems to be rather singularly uploaded (under the wrong artist’s name (Marco DeMark, not Marco Denmark), so I’m posting it here, because I love it.
Also, somewhat related; I discovered Hol Baumann’s [Human] album, which is absolutely amazing. There are several tracks that blow me away, but this is probably my favourite:
I heard you tellin’ lies
I heard you say you weren’t born of our blood
I know we’re the crooked kind
But you’re crooked too, boy, and it shows
Some get dealt simple hands
Some walk the common paths, all nice and worn
But all folks are damaged goods
It ain’t a talk of “if,” just one of “when” and “how”
So, collect your scars and wear ’em well
Your blood’s a good an ink as any
Go scratch your name into the clouds
And pull ’em all… down
The rest of the song is rather meh. But the first three verses really touch me for reasons I can’t quite put into words. It’s strange how sometimes the most unlikely music manages to appeal to you. I guess I feel like I pretend I’m not of the crooked kind.