January 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm #5325
Ok guys what music have use for glorantha camapings which has worked and stuck?
For me its Hawkwinds space ritual for me with is eternal soundtrack of Prax, it fits but it is more to do with endless sessions of borderland with it playing in the background?January 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm #6767
Love this thread and especially the Hawkwind. Linking it to your player experiences is the best. For me a place like Prax will always feel most alive with a ’70s space rock ambient soundtrack also (Tangerine Dream! Mike Oldfield! Popol Vuh!), even though most of the time lately ethnographic recordings feel more “authentic.”
Been thinking for awhile about how much we know now about Gloranthan visual arts but their music remains pretty wide open — might be time for another new take on that poor old Donandar cult to nail a few things down.January 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm #6768
I think its gonna be very personal, nailed down was not what i was going for..
Also looking for inspiration for balazaar, space ritual is juts prax for meJanuary 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm #6769
I hear you there! That second paragraph is more of a barely relevant side note about how little we know about their music in the setting, not an attempt to nail down what people listen to around the gaming table!January 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm #6770
Fair comment …
I think wild and varied, like the rest of Glorantha.
There are hints in the Orlanthi Yelm myths. Yelm does ballet, Orlanth shakes he is war rattle and does a war dance.
However the Orlanthi do have a history of poetry and saga too, Early publications seemed to assume for the traditional fantasy bard route round Satar and Pavis.
However this could better defined, especially looking at the use of music in worship, sacred times and hero questing.
Praxians I think are unknown, as is Balazaar, room for some nice flavorful oddities in thereJanuary 22, 2014 at 9:52 am #6781
In the current Praxian playtest, I’ve included info on the different spirit societies’ rituals and ceremonies with some attention to sound:Quote:Waha ceremonies are noisy affairs, with much loud drumming and singing. Waha’s name is often chanted as a mantra providing a backdrop to journeys to the spirit world and most rituals. Many songs are sung that relate his deeds, characterized with long verses that have repetitive choruses that all join in with or take the form of call and answer. Drums are made from the Tribes herd animals.
Interestingly, Time we left this World Today from Space Ritual is the kind of thing I had in mind as a call and answer form for WahaQuote:Eiritha rituals and ceremonies are fully of singing, dancing with accompaniment from sistra. Sista are made from carved shoulder blades with carved bone squares. Occasionally a priestess will have an ancient metal one, these being more common at the Paps. Some sacred rattles are herd beast shaped clay filled with small stones. Drums are rarely used.
For an idea of Eiritha ceremonies deep in the Paps, have a listen to Temenos by Sainkho Namchylak, Shelley Hirsch & Catherine Bott and the track Houwa At The Site Of The Apparition. The whole album is Paps rituals. http://www.allmusic.com/album/temenos-mw0000110407Quote:Daka Fal: Ceremonies and rituals range from the silent, still, respectful honoring of he dead, to the wildly ecstatic ancestor dances that prelude the journey to the Great Herd. Drums and rattles are the most common instruments.Quote:The Sky Gazers: They are quiet whispering affairs with slow spinning dances, accompanied by low bone pipe drones and repetitive mantra-like verses.Quote:The Thirstless: Water drums always feature in the ceremonies. These are made of fired river clay and are filled with water provided by the participants. The water is always returned. Woven river reed rattles are also common, and filled with pebbles.January 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm #6783
Best of enrio morricone especially the western soundtracks for Prax. Many a time it played in the background
rainforest requiem for the jungles
Tangerine Dream, enya, lord of the rings soundtrack
OMG Run by Midnight syndicate…
lately used native cherokee drums music for the loral islandJanuary 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm #6785Quote:Quote from David Scott on January 22, 2014, 09:52
In the current Praxian playtest, I’ve included info on the different spirit societies’ rituals and ceremonies with some attention to sound
In terms of music at the table, let’s keep this going and see if we can create regional playlists. Love the Morricone and the Enya, for instance…January 23, 2014 at 5:42 am #6787
For what it is worth, I don’t game with music in the background as I find it very distracting. But I do listen to lots of music while writing, including a fair amount of Morricone (but probably more Jonny Cash, Wagner, Beethoven, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, Blondie, and the Pogues). I don’t think there was any regional bias to any of this, but there might have been.January 23, 2014 at 9:05 am #6790
I’m with Jeff on this, I find music in game very distracting as well. However music that gives you a feel of what a Gloranthan bronze age culture sounds like is a different matter. For me the difference in the sound between a bone sistrum and a metal sistrum defines the rituals of Eiritha – ones a soft clacking, the other a jingle. I’d like to find some Pavic music examples – what do the Yelmalions do for sound, what do their rituals sound like? Any real world examples gratefully accepted – any electrically produced music should be ignored.January 23, 2014 at 11:00 am #6791
Would Yelmalions even do music? They seem to extremely puritanical. Maybe music does not feature for them, or deep male voice choirs only? I can seem them loving to look down Orlanth music as sensuous, frivolous and ungodly.
Pavis would be eclectic Praxian(Nomad and Zola fel valley), Orlanthi and Empire influences. With a little bit of old pavis EWF influence thrown in for originality. hmmm EWF quirks could be interestuingJanuary 25, 2014 at 8:32 am #6799
An extremely rocking Yelmalion dance party….January 25, 2014 at 11:58 am #6800January 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm #6801
And for what it is worth, I don’t think Orlanthi and Dara Happan music styles are so radically different that we moderns could easily distinguish them. They use a lot of the same instruments and have many centuries of cross-pollination. Possibly it is easiest to think of it as a scale, with Rinliddi at one end and Esrolia at the other end.January 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm #6802
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