Music like The Draughtsman's Contract Soundtrack
August 31, 2010 4:29 PM Subscribe
Recommend some music similar to a couple Michael Nyman pieces.
posted by jedicus to media & arts (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the songs Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds
and An Eye for Optical Theory
(both originally from the soundtrack to The Draughtsman's Contract
). I especially like them for running. The qualities I'm looking for are: dense, driving, mostly major key, with a slow but steady build. By density I mean that there are a lot of sonic layers and very few gaps in the sound. It can be repetitive.
Generally the longer the better. Instrumental is probably going to work better than something with vocals. Non-electric instruments preferred but not essential. Bonus points for harpsichord.
(The other songs from the soundtrack are kind of slow and dour, so they don't make for very good running music.)