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Music suggestions for a Starfinder soundtrack


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1. "The Machine Awakes" by Steven Bryant


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I'm gonna say...

All the music from Firefly.


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Definitely this one. (Linked 'cause the title's a spoiler for Sunshine)

Also, the theme from Space: Above and Beyond


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Depends on your campaign flavor. Mine personally is a mash of Daft Punk, Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex OST, Cowboy Bebop OST, Depeche Mode, and Duran Duran.


Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks, Frozen Synapse ost, some of the Halo OST, Mad Max Fury Road OST is pretty alright, Stellaris OST.


Mangadrive, for your futurepunk needs.

Silver Crusade

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Urban/Bar Ambience
Scandroid
Janelle Monae
Anything Electro-Swing

Exploration Ambience
Portal: Music to Test By
Stemage: Metroid Metal
Tron Legacy
No Man's Sky
Mass Effect Trilogy

Frontier Colonies
Whatever This Is

Epic/Mythic
Galaktikon


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El-P - Another Body

From the Fant4stic soundtrack. Most likely the best thing about the movie. Very sci-fi feel.


Syrinscape is going to do a few soundsets specifically for Starfinder. I think they used the music from House Party 2015 for the "Goblin Rap" during the spaceship combat demo with GTM.

Scarab Sages

The Stellaris soundtrack has a pretty calming ambience to it


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I'll just say look into "New Retro Wave" and "Synthwave" that should give you hours upon hours of retro scifi earcandy.

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I'd recommend the Titan A.E. soundtrack too.


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"Why did you make us listen to 8 hours of Ligeti instead of having a boss fight?! WHY?!"

--My players, after the final session of my 2001: A Space Odyssey themed campaign.


I use gaming music, so I recommend Xenoblade (X included) and Megaman.


Is there going to be a movie?


The Interstellar sound track has some pretty dramatic pieces.


I'll second the score of Guardians, as well as add the music from Transformers. Generic and awesome at the same time


Awesome Mix volume xx


Using old pop music is actually quite sensible. Things like the Star Trek theme are simply too recognisable and 4th wall breaking.

Having said that, I have the theme to "Space above and Beyond" on my iPhone which is suitably epic without being that well known. Original Galactica and Buck Rogers themes might not be recognised by younger players. I think they might id Babylon 5 though. Series 2 theme is probably the most epic.

For more serious stories, copying Kubric's 2001 and using a classical score would be a good way to go.


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Fardragon wrote:
Having said that, I have the theme to "Space above and Beyond" on my iPhone which is suitably epic without being that well known.

Which is a travesty! I LOVED that show.


Fardragon wrote:

Using old pop music is actually quite sensible. Things like the Star Trek theme are simply too recognisable and 4th wall breaking.

Having said that, I have the theme to "Space above and Beyond" on my iPhone which is suitably epic without being that well known. Original Galactica and Buck Rogers themes might not be recognised by younger players. I think they might id Babylon 5 though. Series 2 theme is probably the most epic.

For more serious stories, copying Kubric's 2001 and using a classical score would be a good way to go.

TOS Trek's theme is too recognizable, but the themes for the movies would be alright (other than TMP, which is a prehash of the TNG theme).


Theme music from the Shadowrun Returns series of videogames, that style of music in albums by Two Steps From Hell, Audiomachine and Future World Music, Abney Park if I'm going for a slightly different vibe. Those are things I plan to use and already have.


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The TRON:Legacy Soundtrack !

Also ... dubstep in general


Kavinsky.


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The Starship Troopers soundtrack has some generically appropriate bits, like "Klendathu Drop."


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MageHunter wrote:

I'm gonna say...

All the music from Firefly.

And in that same kinda Space Western direction, the WildStar soundtrack and the Terran themes from Starcraft are pretty solid.

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I'll try to keep to things casual fans are less likely to recognize instantly... though Duel of the Fates is still awesome battle music.

Soundtracks for Krull and Battle Beyond the Stars for action and high adventure sequences
(Which many people will think is Wraith of Khan or Aliens, for good reason.)

Sneakers, for stealth, plotting, or secrecy scenes.

Soundtracks for Oblivion and Tron:Legacy, when going heavily computer/techno.

Soundtrack for Silent Running, good for some alien cultures

Soundtracks for The Black Hole and The Fly (1986), for when things are weird and mysterious

Soundtrack forThe Thing (1982) for tense exploration or building tension scenes.

Soundtrack for Sunshine, for general heroic background


[William Sethares](http://sethares.engr.wisc.edu/) loves to compose music using different scales (Exomusicology and Xentonality) and exotic things like that. Three Ears is one of my favorite.


Cole Deschain wrote:
Fardragon wrote:
Having said that, I have the theme to "Space above and Beyond" on my iPhone which is suitably epic without being that well known.
Which is a travesty! I LOVED that show.

I'm never seen it. I don't think it reached the UK.


Starbound soundtrack. Most is great, beautiful space exploration music, but there's a few intense battle themes in there.


MageHunter wrote:

I'm gonna say...

All the music from Firefly.

Brother. Seek ye also, "Mal's Song"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_btQs2Movo


Endless Space 2 soundtrack


Anything by Tycho makes great Space/flying music...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv491owMpnI]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZODj0yERs]
Same goes for Boards of Canada...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT0gRc2c2wQ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2zKARkpDW4]
Finally the Best Steampunk themed music out there in my opinion is from The Steampunk Orchestra...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wfboKtXdUo]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCbwe7h9kkE]

Happy gaming!

AtD

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