I recently completed the videogame Life Is Strange, which I liked very much. The game's conclusion features the song 'Spanish Sahara', by Foals. It's an absolute knockout tune - a sprawling, emotional epic that builds, builds, builds and goes somewhere truly breathtaking without resorting to walls of sound or some kind of 'epic' conclusion. It reminded me of my current favourite song: 'No Reptiles', by Everything Everything, which could be the soundtrack to a montage of a complex life. I'm looking for more songs like these. [more inside]
So there's classical music and then there's film score music, right? What I'm looking for is something in the middle that sounds modern, epic, but not overly bombastic (as cool as it can be, I'm not looking for Two Steps from Hell). Also, major bonus points if it's not actually from an existing film and not too purposely calming (by which I mean no whale sounds etc. the music I'm looking for would be calming but that shouldn't be it's reason for existing). A good example of what I'm looking for is this track from the second Thor soundtrack after the 50 second mark.
I really like music that combines Latin or Latin-sounding vocals/chanting with instrumentals that either sound "epic", like they're out of a Lord of the Rings movie, or "hard", in the sense of "hard rock" or industrial-ish techno. I'd like to figure out how to find more. Examples inside. [more inside]
Looking for modern graphic artists or comic book illustrators doing work similar in style/theme to the futuristic work of Jean Giraud aka Moebius. [more inside]
Recently I watched Fetih 1453 and enjoyed it. I want to know a list of similar epic siege war movies. I saw troy and Kingdom of Heaven.
Looking for trailer music [more inside]
How is everything related to politics? [more inside]
MagnumOpusFilter: What are some epic history books? [more inside]
Super casual party games just for those will actually participate?... [more inside]
Movies for a fan of Ben Hur? [more inside]
What was this (possibly Bollywood) historical epic action movie I saw a part of? [more inside]
Help me make the most of my Spotify mobile account! I need some recommendations along these lines: Melodic or moody rock, with an epic feel and poetic lyrics, along the lines of Angels and Airwaves and 30 Seconds to Mars. [more inside]
It's been seven years in this big ol' rented house with a rotating cast of roommates. What's my best strategy for not only sorting out and packing up my stuff, but going through the lurking horrors of the basement, attic, and other spaces? [more inside]
I've been singing this song now for twenty-five minutes. I could sing it for another twenty-five minutes. I'm not proud... or tired.
I want songs that take me on a journey. [more inside]
How do I go to India for a year to learn the Sitar? [more inside]
Help me appreciate poetry (I suppose specifically blank verse by the examples below of what I've read) by teaching me to understand the merits of the poet's constructions! I enjoy literature because of their content, and not so much the aesthetics or specific construction of sentences, words, meter, rhyme, and so forth. For the most part, this has been fine for me because conventionally at least when one comes across poetry, its not in the manner of an epic tale and so I don't feel like I'm missing out on too much. [more inside]
Can you help me find other pieces of "dark" music to enjoy? [more inside]
Samsung Epic and Outlook Exchange account problem! mismatched body/headers, how do I fix this? [more inside]
Super vague and obscure comicy question: Help me remember this steampunk/gothic/noir graphic-novel type story from the 1980's. [more inside]
Help me find music that makes me feel small and insignificant. [more inside]
I'm trying to make a playlist to end all playlists, and I'm stuck after two songs. [more inside]
I'd like to make a drive down the entire western coast of the Americas, starting in Alaska, and ending in Chile. I need advice on how to go about this using the least amount of money, and in the safest way manageable. [more inside]
What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place? [more inside]
What epic fantasy/sci-fi series (think Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire) are only just starting out? [more inside]
Epic gig venue required in London. For 25th party slash album launch in March. Capacity 150-300. Must have stage, bar, PA, preferably lights too. [more inside]
I am trying to make the most Epic Rock Mix of all time... [more inside]
1812OvertureFilter: I need epic music. [more inside]
Normally, I'm not a big fan of historical or period films, but lately I've been enjoying a few. Recently, I watched Braveheart and Gladiator, and now I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions. I do enjoy epics, and I don't mind older films, so any ideas would be welcome. What historical hero movies do you recommend?