Big, Beautiful, Dark and Scary
I’m listening to this right fucking now:
More pictures of the CD set here.
The relentless title track reminds me a bit of Górecki’s Harpsichord Concerto. The second track “Sunray” is much mellower. Stirring stuff, and recommended – though too much going on for background gaming music.
More Big, Dark and Scary music I like to run games to includes Svartsinn’s Elegies for the End.
The Cyclic Law label produces a range of industrial/ambient drones from Gustaf Hildebrand, Northaunt and New Risen Throne. While I like all of that sparse, desolate ambient stuff it does all sound a bit same-y.
Slightly more melodic, I’m a big fan of Tom Heasley.
No, really, ambient tuba. Seriously, it’s beautiful.
Robert Rich gets marked as a New Age artist generally, though a lot of his stuff is quite dark. I like Below Zero and the collaboration with Lustmord, Stalker:
Finally I’ve been listening to a lot of Solar Fields lately. He did the soundtrack to the very flawed but awesome Mirror’s Edge. His music ranges from trance to downtempo/ambient. My favourite is probably Until We Meet The Sky:
Would be a great fit with an Eclipse Phase campaign.
All of these are available through Emusic or other distributors.