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Anchovies
Anchovies
Posts: 423

7/22/2017
As per the title, let's share and discuss music which reminds us of Fallen London in some way.

First up, "Love is Mystical" by the Cold War Kids. Beyond just discussing the power of love and desire, this song uses lyrical imagery uncannily reminiscent of Fallen London: "I can't see behind the sun", "love will break the chains", "love in darkness will show you the way". It's the sort of thing which would come from a recording studio in the spires of the Echo Bazaar.

The other song which inspired me to create this thread is "Louisiana Sunrise", by Escape the Clouds. Lethal sunlight, unspeakable appetites, horrible transformation, and a love story - it's enough to give a level of Unaccountably Peckish. A particularly choice verse:
The closer I get, the more I hunger
For the strangest things.
Not beignets and cigarettes
On the side of Decatur street.
No gumbos or Étouffées
Can quench this evil need.
There's only one taste I crave
With the right seasoning


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Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God — but to create Him.
—Sir Arthur C Clarke

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Teaspoon
Teaspoon
Posts: 848

7/22/2017
Brian Eno's "Backwater".

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gronostaj
gronostaj
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7/22/2017
"In all my dreams I drown", from Devil's Carnival. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this- I see this song on nearly every FL playlist wink

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Jeremy Avalon
Jeremy Avalon
Posts: 352

8/10/2017
What's that? An album literally subtitled "A Self-Banishment Ritual"? Sounds like the perfect SMEN album to me.

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Plynkes
Plynkes
Posts: 559

8/15/2017
I often listen to Debussy's Clair de Lune while playing Fallen London. It puts me in the mood. If I'm listening on Youtube the autoplay then usually takes me on a trip around Chopin, Saint-Saëns and Erik Satie afterwards, which I have no objections at all to.

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Bitty
Bitty
Posts: 194

8/15/2017
Peace Beneath the City-Iron and Wine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDx6m3yh6rA

Culling of the Fold-The Decemberists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EeE3443Fzo

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Chrisotoph
Chrisotoph
Posts: 17

8/15/2017
Don't know which reminds me of which - probably both these and FL strike my heart in similar places - but here they are:

Jethro Tull - Bourée
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2RNe2jwHE0

and then inevitably

The Jacques Loussier Trio - The Bach Book
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCuv9gSu09U

Bassa - Tango Azul (or really anything from Bassa)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6j4ODrFulI
(I might be a bit partial because I frequently dance tango, but I think there is such love, desire and dark playfulness (or playful darknesss) which reminds me of Fallen London).

And then

Jean Sibelius (Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago S.O. (CSO)) - Violin Concerto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsbrRAgv1b4

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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

8/16/2017
Winter Winds, Mumford and Sons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KCg_QEHtkY

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Siankan
Siankan
Posts: 519

8/16/2017
Karl Jenkins's "Palladio" sets the mood for me quite well.

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Addis Rook
Addis Rook
Posts: 124

8/18/2017
You know, a while back I found the perfect music for a Brass Embassy ball...
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Unlikely
Unlikely
Posts: 11

11/9/2017
I found a folk song! King Henry generously entertains a very hungry guest. It's roud 3967.

I'm listening to the Furrow Collective version, but you may know a better one!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDWfU99X3k


Some texts are here.
https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/songs/kinghenry.html
edited by Unlikely on 11/9/2017
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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

11/9/2017
I am much amiss to leave off the Amelie soundtrack which is very Fin de sicle Paris and perhaps particularly good for the Feast of the Rose.
https://youtu.be/7gZmsAKQ8ZE

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Pluta
Pluta
Posts: 2

11/9/2017
The Devil So Charming by Birdeatsbaby is a bit on the nose honestly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9G8LwNWnvk

As well as Sailor Boy by Black Tape for a Blue Girl
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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 398

11/10/2017
This entire playlist. I have no idea what this style of music is called; playfully-morbid cabaret? but it sounds Neathy.

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curtistruffle
curtistruffle
Posts: 121

11/25/2017
Ida Maria - Devil. Each couple strings of lyrics erupt with mentioning devils, Surface, North and so on. And a whole mystical decadent atmosphere of song fits Fallen London quite well too!

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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 398

11/27/2017
I was wondering whether to post this song, called "the night guest" at all, since it's in polish, but it reminds me so much of Seeking, and is so pleasantly sedate (no, the audio is not broken, it just sounds like this), that i decided you might enjoy it despite its foreign language. providing quick translation under the spoiler;

[spoiler]
why do you knock at my windows
on the nights i cannot fall asleep
your slow heavy footsteps waking
waking the creaking floor
and then you sit by my side
then you stand in front of me
your eyes are so huge, so pale, so blind
your hands are cold
your hands are cold

you show to me a wet stain
this bloody smear on your shirt
telling me to touch it, telling me to bring it to my mouth
and then, again
you walk around the empty house
writing crazy red words
with your blood on the walls
with your blood on the walls
with your blood on the walls

and when you leave in the pale morning
my eyes will hurt from the lack of sleep
then i'll see the rope taken off from the curtains

and when you leave in the pale morning
my eyes will hurt from the lack of sleep
then i'll see the rope taken off from the curtains

and an open straightrazor on the table
and an open straightrazor on the table
and an open straightrazor on the table
and an open straightrazor on the table

why do you knock at my windows?
why do you knock at my windows?

i don't know why, and i don't know what for
[/spoiler]

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Gronostaj (pl. Ermine), a decadent duellist of mysterious and indistinct gender. Seeker. Willing to die- but not of boredom. Open to all social actions, including the harmful ones.
Soft-Spoken Surgeon, a doctor who owes an onerous debt. Professor of medicine at the University by day, at criminal employ by night. Open to all non-harmful social actions.
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gronostaj
gronostaj
Posts: 398

11/28/2017
Caroline Augusta Baroness Aubrecker wrote:
this is based on the poem by Siergieja Jesienina. - a Russian poet who committed suicide. Parts of the song are literal translations of Jesienina's own poem - the night guest.

technically, "the night guest" is władysław broniewski's poem, inspired by and written about jesienin's.... hm, suicide. credit where credit's due (; and i always say it's a shame the entirety of the poem wasn't included in the song, because it gets even more reminiscent of SMEN further on

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Soft-Spoken Surgeon, a doctor who owes an onerous debt. Professor of medicine at the University by day, at criminal employ by night. Open to all non-harmful social actions.
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GuesssWho
GuesssWho
Posts: 110

11/28/2017
I agree with both 'The Culling of the Fold' and 'O Death,' and would like to add this song.

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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
FROM past the High Wilderness and beyond
Don't dare to go Seeking, but of Him I'm fond.
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Della Fenix
Della Fenix
Posts: 6

12/29/2017
The atmosphere of Sopor Aeternus reminds me of FL.

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Maxi Reigl
Maxi Reigl
Posts: 12

2/18/2018
The beginning bit of Rachmaninov's "Isle of the Dead" really sounds like it inspired the sunless-sea-soundtrack.

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