What is some music similar to the Bastion soundtrack?
January 18, 2012 10:29 PM Subscribe
I've been filling some of my idle time by playing Bastion (previously
), and have fallen in love with the soundtrack
. I'm pretty sure I remember some thematically similar stuff in Firefly, as well, for what that's worth. The Bastion team have categorized it as "acoustic frontier trip-hop," but since that's a genre that they pretty much just made up, I was hoping that my fellow AskMe folks could point me at other similar music. Special snowflake details after the break.
posted by stufflebean to media & arts (12 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I have listened to folk- and bluegrass-type music before, and tend to prefer instrumentals, with the exception of not-too-twangy vocals in the vein of Alison Krauss (or "Build That Wall" from the Bastion soundtrack). I like groups with strong musicianship (David Grisman, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), but for the purposes of this question, I'm looking for stuff a bit more downtempo than the traditional bluegrass catalog.