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After a bit of a break, the next musical interlude is winging its way to you.

Both these pieces – The End Run and Suicide Mission – come from the Mass Effect 2 soundtrack.

Suicide Mission

The End Run

Both pieces are suitable epic for the ME2 game. The odd thing is that I’m still trying to judge the game itself. It made some marked improvements over the first game, especially with the removal of the elevators, and has one of the best computer game characters you’ll meet, the awesome Mordin Solus, but I am still uncertain as to which of the two I prefer. I’m not sure of the exact problem I may or may not have with ME2, but a big part is probably due to working with Cerberus, whose actions in the first instalment of the game had them marked for death with extreme prejudice.


Back in the mid-90s there was a game released that I played a lot – probably the only game I played more was Master of Orion 2. The game was called Emperor of the Fading Suns, a 4X game based on the Fading Suns RPG universe. It was a fairly grim, gothic setting. Consider it the Dark Ages in Space and you get the idea; knights and nobles and peasants and superstition and the inquisition. Not as grimdark as WH40K, but certainly not the happiest of settings.

If any game could have a sequel/remake done, this game tops my list.

Part of the appeal of the game was the soundtrack. It fitted perfectly. The other day on a forum elsewhere, the question arose of favourite game soundtracks and I remembered EFS. So I got out the old CD, ripped the music off it and started listening to it again. It makes great music to write too.

I also found the tracks on youtube so as a musical interlude I’ll start working the way through them.

Fading Suns


For the Fallen

I also discovered a copy of the introduction to the game, though with Spanish subtitles. The CGI may look dated now, but back in its day it was good.

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Posted: March 19, 2009 in musical interlude
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A return to the musical interludes, and this one was brought about by a youtube video clip.  Don’t ask me how they do it.

Yep, the familiar strains of the Doctor Who theme – but done via tesla coils and electrical arcs.

As you do, I went looking at links to related videos and found this one, which is a compilation of every Doctor Who over its forty years.

Then there was this small clip, which is of one of my favourite bits of music from the new Doctor Who series.  The tune is called All the Strange, Strange Creatures.  Kind of fitting for Dr Who.

I went looking for a full version of this one and came across a recording done at Doctor Who at the Proms.  This was done in front of an audience, so you can hear them in bits, but it is certainly an awesome peace of music when played out loud.

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Posted: February 3, 2009 in musical interlude
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Continuing on with exploring the songs from Fallout3 we have two more on offer for your listening pleasure.

The Ink Spots – Maybe

Billie Holiday – Easy Living

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Posted: January 21, 2009 in musical interlude
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After a short break, we return once more with a couple more tracks from Fallout 3.

Jack Shaindlin – I’m Tickled Pink

Jack Shaindlin – Lets Go Sunning

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Posted: December 27, 2008 in musical interlude
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Two more bits of music for this interlude, once more continuing the playlist from Galaxy News Radio from Fallout 3.

Andrew Sisters & Danny Kaye – Civilisation

Cole Porter – Anything Goes

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Posted: December 21, 2008 in musical interlude
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Another musical interlude for you to enjoy, once again from the amazing sounds of Galaxy News Radio from Fallout 3.

Roy Brown – Butcher Pete (Part 1)

Bob Crosby and the Bobcats – Happy Times

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Posted: December 18, 2008 in musical interlude
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We interrupt your regular schedule to bring you this musical interlude, the first of a semi-regular posts sharing whatever I happen to be listening too at the time.

The music for today comes from the recently released game, Fallout 3, set in the post apocalyptic irradiated ruins of Washington DC, where you battle to live against raiders, mutants and other such dangers.

While this is going on, a radio station plays on in the background, with its DJ, Three Dog (Because one dog isn’t enough, and two dogs is too low, its Three Dog, arrrooowww).

Now the music that comes across is what you would never expect.  It comes from the 40s and 50s.  Yes, that is correct.  It may sound incongruous, but for those who have played the game, they know just how well it fits.

It is also turning a generation onto the music of their grandparents and great grandparents and many are finding, strangely, that they like it.

So here are two of those songs for your entertainment and edification.

The Ink Spots – I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire

Bob Crosby and the Bobcats – Way Back Home