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I'm actually interested in hearing everybody else's inspirations in their music.

Mine have always been:

Chris Boardman
Eriko Imura
Jesper Kyd
Junko Ozawa
Koji Kondo
Alexander Brandon
Skaven of Future Crew
Kazumi Totaka
Waterflame
cornandbeans
ParagonX9

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In an extremely loose chronological order:

Eminem
My great-grandmother, who introduced me to the notion of instruments and playing them
Michael Jackson
Prodigy
Beethoven
Mozart
Slipknot
John Williams
Marilyn Manson
Two Steps From Hell
Hans Zimmer
Lamb of God
Gustaf Grefberg (Did music for The Darkness [videogame])
Whitechapel
Chopin
Brian Tyler
Bach
This guy
Mick Gordon (Did music for Wolfenstein: The New Order)
Heart of a Coward

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Suicide Commando
Phosgore
Tactical Sekt
Unter Null
H.EXE
Wumpscut
Vault-113
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FGFC820
Psyclon Nine


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At 8/28/14 04:21 PM, LunyAlex wrote: In an extremely loose chronological order:

Eminem
My great-grandmother, who introduced me to the notion of instruments and playing them

That second one gave me a case of the feels.

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Suffice it to say, a lot...


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I have a list of them, possibly a long list, but these are some I'm willing to share.

In chronological order, just about:

My discovery of a toy piano.
My mother singing and playing the drum for me when I was a child (it was only once, but it left a great impression on me).
Enya.
Utada Hikaru.
Ayumi Hamasaki.
Alizée.
Zazie.
Erutan (formerly katethegreat19).
Owl City.
Ondekoza.
My Catholic faith.
Stories and prompts shared by friends.
Going to places that really reached out to my heart in some way, shape or form e.g. Tyburn, Stonyhurst, Madrid for World Youth Day 2011...
Akiko Shikata.
Kokia.
Scala and the Kolacny Brothers.
The Chieftains.
Celtic Woman.
Various styles of drumming across the world that I have managed to stumble upon here and there. (Particular preferences for the bodhrán, the odaiko and the huehuetl.)
The very sobering thought of being silenced for one's views.
Seeing someone in the same circumstances as myself in some way, shape or form, and being able to relate.

All of these inspirations still apply even now.


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At 8/28/14 05:16 PM, Troisnyx wrote: I have a list of them, possibly a long list, but these are some I'm willing to share.

In chronological order, just about:

My discovery of a toy piano.
My mother singing and playing the drum for me when I was a child (it was only once, but it left a great impression on me).

You actually have some one's similar to mine that I didn't post. I was given a 16-bit sounding keyboard from a garage sale as a present and my mother also has a beautiful singing voice.

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Seven Lions
Xilent
Nero
Hybrid
Hammock
Evoke
Frequent
Last Island
Koven
Revolution72
Two Steps from Hell
Audiomachine

And those are the artists I draw inspiration from.


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Hmm....

Olafur Arnalds
Olafur Arnalds
Ludovico Einaudi
Olafur Arnalds
Maybe a little Max Richter
and Olafur Arnalds

I really like Olafur Arnalds in case you didn't notice

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I've had a ton of inspirations in my short, but happy music career. Without these guys I wouldn't be half as good as I am.
1. Steerner: Search him up on SoundCloud, he is incredible at progressive house.
2. EnV: My favorite ever from Newgrounds, he inspires me with every song.
3. Axero: Found him on SoundCloud, he makes some amazing songs.
4. Phyrex: Also from SoundCloud, he has a lot of talent.
5. The Beatles: No list is complete without them of course.
6. Archie: Recently found him on BandCamp, didn't know Brony's could make music like him.
There are a ton more which I forgot to mention I'm sure, and thanks to the Newgrounds community for helping me get started in music.

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At 8/28/14 07:11 PM, drumdude wrote: Hmm....

Olafur Arnalds
Olafur Arnalds
Ludovico Einaudi
Olafur Arnalds
Maybe a little Max Richter
and Olafur Arnalds

I really like Olafur Arnalds in case you didn't notice

And because of you, I found another amazing artist.

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Ed Starink, in the late 80's, he made "synthesizers' greatest hits", covers of track from JM Jarre, Mike Oldfield, Vangelis etc... That's how i discovered these artists too...
My first contact with electronic music, i was like 5 years old, i lost the tape, had no idea of the album's name at that time and had to wait till youtube era to find and listen to his tracks again (20 years!!!), i find most of them better than the originals, and i always enjoy listening to them.

Gabber Hardcore as a whole. (1996-2000)
I must thank my uncle who was working for sony music and brought back a tons of "prototype - not for sell" cd's.
One of them had a green monster on its cover -no, not hulk you idiot :D - and some crazy fast distorted creepy techno.
I was young, i was innocent, i regret nothing lolol
Definitely an inspiration, my first tracks were exclusively 180-200bpm, clipping and dynamic range were unknown.
Plus, I learned nice words like F***, Bit**, MF, so english class become a little more interesting than "Hello, my name is John, my tailor is rich!"

Aphex Twin; from techno hardcore, to acid and braindance and sometimes classical, there is always something new to discover and learn in his tracks. My favourite artist and always a source of inspiration.

Mike Paradinas (µ-zik)

Amon Tobin (drum'n jazz, boss nova) He steals your grandparents' vinyls, and creates a classy-explosive track.

Basil Poledouris (A mini hans Zimmer? A less big horns style, still so epic :D)
You don't need to see a movie when he's incharge of the soundtrack, because the music will tell the story.

Tetsukazu Nakanishi, Hiroshi Okubo & Keiki Kobayashii(member of namco sound team, i discovered electro orchestral with their work on ace combat soundtracks and their J-Rock, techno skills are solid as well)

Lorn

TL,DR: I like some artists, they gave me ideas, cool story bro.


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At 8/28/14 07:11 PM, drumdude wrote: Maybe a little Max Richter

maybe a little? Merely curious... please elaborate as I find that interesting.
He's one of my favorite composers to go to for progressing through a lull in my writing.

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Philip Glass
Richard Wagner (yay!)
John Williams
FGFC820
Thomas Bergersen
@PeterSatera
Brian Tyler
Ramin Djawadi
Ivan Torrent
Alex Pfeffer
Jesper Kyd
John Powell
Atli Örvarsson
Hans Zimmer
Zack Hemsey
Steve Jablonsky
Trevor Rabin
Danman87
Ragnar Bjerkreim

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Gabber Hardcore as a whole. (1996-2000)
I must thank my uncle who was working for sony music and brought back a tons of "prototype - not for sell" cd's.
One of them had a green monster on its cover -no, not hulk you idiot :D - and some crazy fast distorted creepy techno.

oh man that's awesome! the green monster was probably a dwarf records promo. does this look familiar? or this?


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At 8/28/14 09:53 PM, Phonometrologist wrote:
At 8/28/14 07:11 PM, drumdude wrote: Maybe a little Max Richter
maybe a little? Merely curious... please elaborate as I find that interesting.
He's one of my favorite composers to go to for progressing through a lull in my writing.

Oh, I love Richter. He just has a bit less of an influence on my writing than the other two. However that will probably change relatively soon as I've started transcribing some of his work to try to help with my orchestration ( a weak point of mine).

He has always been one of my favorites. Glad to know others appreciate his work.

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oh yeah, well my biggest inspirations at the moment are crywank, little-scale and mr bill.

of all time? probably the cure, afx, the knife and lots of pop punk and post hardcore.


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In no particular order...

- Joe Hisaishi
- Austin Wintory
- Clint Mansell
- Sam Hulick
- Harry Gregson Williams
- Jesper Kyd
- Inon Zur
- Brian Tyler
- Lorne Balfe
- John Murphy
- Danny Elfman
- Hans Zimmer
- John Williams
- Michael McCann
- Yoshihisa Hirano & Hideki Taniuchi
- Daft Punk
- Aphex Twin
- VNV Nation
- Blaqk Audio
- Infected Mushroom
- Circa Survive
- HIM
- AFI
- My Chemical Romance
- Marilyn Manson
- Michael Jackson
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Rolling Stones
- Tool
- Lots of artists on Newgrounds!

I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of influences. But these are some of the major ones for me.

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At 8/29/14 02:17 AM, Chemiqals wrote: In no particular order...

- Joe Hisaishi
- Austin Wintory
- Clint Mansell
- Sam Hulick
- Harry Gregson Williams
- Jesper Kyd
- Inon Zur
- Brian Tyler
- Lorne Balfe
- John Murphy
- Danny Elfman
- Hans Zimmer
- John Williams
- Michael McCann
- Yoshihisa Hirano & Hideki Taniuchi
- Daft Punk
- Aphex Twin
- VNV Nation
- Blaqk Audio
- Infected Mushroom
- Circa Survive
- HIM
- AFI
- My Chemical Romance
- Marilyn Manson
- Michael Jackson
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Rolling Stones
- Tool
- Lots of artists on Newgrounds!

I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of influences. But these are some of the major ones for me.

Those are actually some really good inspirations.

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To name a few:

Igor Stravinsky
Bela Bartok
Wagner
Gyorgy Ligeti
Benjamin Britten
Claude Debussy
Marco Beltrami
James Newton Howard
Joseph Bishara
Harry Gregson-Williams
Chris Young
Lamb of God
Vader
Periphery
Opeth
The Human Abstract

Or more than a few :P

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How the hell did I forget:

Tool
A Perfect Circle
NiN
Elfman
Mansell

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Good thread. Lots of good artists discovered.

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There are just too many, so I'll just list my main inspirations from the video game realm:

Koji Kondo
Kumi Tanioka
Motoi Sakuraba
Nobuo Uematsu
Yoko Shimomura
Graeme Norgate
Grant Kirkhope
Jeremy Soule
Laura Shigihara
Danny Baranowsky
Disasterpeace
Eirik Suhrke
C418
+ A whole bunch of you guys here on NG
+ Many, many others


If you have a moment, check out some of my work:
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My inspirations are mainly electronic and include artists such as:

Aphex Twin
Boards of Canada
U-Ziq
Dr-Toast
The Prodigy
DJ Hixxy
Darren Styles
Skream
Benga
This will Destroy You
Sigur Ros
Woods of Desolation
Xasthur


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At 8/28/14 11:06 PM, midimachine wrote:
Gabber Hardcore as a whole. (1996-2000)
I must thank my uncle who was working for sony music and brought back a tons of "prototype - not for sell" cd's.
One of them had a green monster on its cover -no, not hulk you idiot :D - and some crazy fast distorted creepy techno.
oh man that's awesome! the green monster was probably a dwarf records promo. does this look familiar? or this?

After some research i found it again, and had a listen of course :)
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Ruffneck-Ravers-Night-III/release/66274

Names like Dj Isaac/Gizmo were on every compilation available.
It's like everything came from Netherlands^^


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At 8/29/14 07:25 AM, LunyAlex wrote: Good thread. Lots of good artists discovered.

Agreed.

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At 8/29/14 09:12 AM, Daru925 wrote::

After some research i found it again, and had a listen of course :)
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Ruffneck-Ravers-Night-III/release/66274

Names like Dj Isaac/Gizmo were on every compilation available.
It's like everything came from Netherlands^^

oh yeah
isaac and gizmo both did some stuff on dwarf and baby boom records, actually dj isaac is still active today but doing more hardstyle stuff. but yeah, lots of dutch producers. they didn't call it rotterdam hardcore for nothing! although scott brown did a lot of similar stuff around the stuff as dj hyperactive/hyperact and the scotchman.


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Also in loosely Chronological Order with the biggest in bold

Linkin Park - The First CD i had so it has a special place

Element Eighty - The first Nu-Metal band i found myself (Not Really cause NFSU2)

Eminem - His Storytelling kind of lead me in the direction of liking music that says something

Fort Minor - I loved the percussion and melancholy tone to their music

Gorillaz - So creative and always trying new things with impossible to understand lyrics lol

Xzibit - Liked his style of Rapping

Pharell - His productions always are always using chords that i wouldn't think would work but they do

Castle Crashers - Got me making Music

Kid Cudi - I think his music is more eccentric than alot of other rappers'

The Pinker Tones - Ushered in the era i stopped listening to Hip Hop

Pendulum - I loved them for mixing DnB with some Metal themes

Celldweller and Blue Stahli - For making some awesome sounding music

FUN. - For telling me to enjoy life with catchy bassy music with great vocals and percussion

Muse - So guilty for discovering them so late but these guys are Music incarnate to me.

I'm sure i left out a lot but that's what i got. Eventually i plan on going more alternative/metal if everything goes as planned.


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Gramatik
Two Steps from Hell
Nujabes
DJ Shadow
Early Orjan Nilsen
Mr. Carmack
Gorillaz
and MOST IMPORTANTLY, Quarl

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