This week, I started editing Snow. And while I’ve been editing, I’ve been listening to more video game soundtracks. Currently it’s the music from Skyrim. There’s something about this music that gets my mind in a creative space the moment I start listening to it. At the same time, once I start working, it fades into the background, allowing me to write without distractions. There are many, many great pieces in the Skyrim soundtrack, and today I’d like to share three of my favourites.
This piece holds a sense of wonder, mystery, and beauty. To me, it has a spirit of travel, or solitary exploration, holding the potential to stumble across something both beautiful and awe inspiring. It would also suit a scene containing positive revelations.
Steel on Steel
Steel on Steel is only a short piece, but it is packed with tension and the sense of impending battle. It is powerful and rousing, and would suit a scene of high tension, a one on one fight, or a scene right before a significant battle.
Of course, no Skyrim song collection is complete without the theme, Dragonborn. This is the ultimate battle song, with a rousing male chorus and a sense of drama and determination that will either have your characters fighting, or your fingers flying.
If you’ve listened to the Skyrim soundtrack before, what is your favourite piece? If not, what music are you listening to while writing? I’m looking to discover some good film soundtracks soon, any recommendations?