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Warm, modern, slightly epic classical music?

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.
posted by sendai sleep master on Mar 16, 2014 - 19 answers

I need a better adjective than "epic"

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]
posted by Dilligas on Mar 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Revisiting The Airtight Garage

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]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Siege War movies like Fetih 1453 ?

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.
posted by Ahmed_Nabil on Feb 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Trailer Music

Looking for trailer music [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Nov 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me find this clip-art skull.

I'm trying to determine the provenance of this clip-art skull. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jun 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How is everything related to politics?

How is everything related to politics? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Apr 4, 2012 - 18 answers

Epic history book suggestions

MagnumOpusFilter: What are some epic history books? [more inside]
posted by Guernsey Halleck on Feb 21, 2012 - 40 answers

Ultra-Casual Party Games?

Super casual party games just for those will actually participate?... [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Jan 24, 2012 - 24 answers

It must be the chariot race...

Movies for a fan of Ben Hur? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Dec 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Covertly watching your commute movie

What was this (possibly Bollywood) historical epic action movie I saw a part of? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Oct 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Who Don't I know About?

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]
posted by The Deej on Aug 25, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I attack 7 years worth of stuff?

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]
posted by redsparkler on Jun 16, 2011 - 18 answers

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]
posted by gc on Mar 29, 2011 - 45 answers

How to learn the sitar Bill and Ted style

How do I go to India for a year to learn the Sitar? [more inside]
posted by cardamine on Mar 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me appreciate blank verse by being able to compare the "skills" of different poets.

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]
posted by SollosQ on Jan 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Dark music?

Can you help me find other pieces of "dark" music to enjoy? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Nov 20, 2010 - 36 answers

Outlook Exchange on Phone and Mismatched Body/Headers on Email?

Samsung Epic and Outlook Exchange account problem! mismatched body/headers, how do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Who was that noir/gothic/steampunk dude?

Super vague and obscure comicy question: Help me remember this steampunk/gothic/noir graphic-novel type story from the 1980's. [more inside]
posted by washburn on Oct 4, 2009 - 6 answers

I like 'em big when they're inside me

Help me find music that makes me feel small and insignificant. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Aug 17, 2009 - 53 answers

The Playlist To Rule Them All

I'm trying to make a playlist to end all playlists, and I'm stuck after two songs. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Jan 15, 2009 - 46 answers

EPIC JOURNEYfilter - I want to make a drive from Alaska to Chile.

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]
posted by robdon on Jan 3, 2009 - 45 answers

Examples of Epic Storytelling

What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on May 21, 2008 - 56 answers

Bandwagon Jumper R' Me

What epic fantasy/sci-fi series (think Wheel of Time, Song of Ice and Fire) are only just starting out? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Apr 21, 2008 - 15 answers

Wanted: Epic London Venue

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]
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Wailing Guitars and facemelting solos!!!! \m/

I am trying to make the most Epic Rock Mix of all time... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jan 29, 2007 - 51 answers

I need epic music.

1812OvertureFilter: I need epic music. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Dec 17, 2006 - 46 answers

Good Historical Action Hero Movies?

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?
posted by MrZero on Mar 18, 2005 - 39 answers

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