Fallout Music

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Dixie_Rebel, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    The reason there are TOO MANY discussions is that no-one takes the time to SEARCH if there are already such threads :roll:
     
  2. ADV

    ADV First time out of the vault

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    Jan 14, 2006
    Music has always been the sumtotal of inspiration and 'good ideas heard elsewhere'. Resulting in a melting pot of 'genre', 'trend' and 'message'.

    Fallout's music is partially constructed from aphex twin and thats ok by me.

    I can only judge music based on purpose and in fallouts (1-2) case - it succeeded (overly!).


    Side note:
    I remember the feeling I felt playing fallout, the music was supporting the atmosphere. I cant say that about any other games, in fact I can't 'remember' any other games music. Ok I tell a lie, planescape torment and icewind dale I-II as well.


    Cheers

    ADV (ex conservatorium trained musician)
     
  3. Pop

    Pop First time out of the vault

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    Jun 25, 2006
    Having been a longtime fan of both the Aphex Twin and Fallout's soundtrack, I definitely noticed the similarities. I personally prefer the Twin stuff.

    I've also heard a lot of Fallout-esque music from the 70's-80's british avant-garde noise scene that had its nucleus in Throbbing Gristle (the lead singer is my avatar), particularly from Coil and Chris Carter. This is probably coincidence, though, as Fallout's soundtrack is more obviously indebted to Richard D. James than anyone else.
     
  4. Tandy

    Tandy First time out of the vault

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    May 5, 2006
    Is there a link where i can download the complete fallout music?
     
  5. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Maybe so.
     
  6. Tandy

    Tandy First time out of the vault

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    May 5, 2006
    Thank you very much :D
     
  7. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    The New Seekers - I'd like to teach the world to sing would for some twisted and deeply sadistic reason fit a "post-apocalyptic massacre", if you will; the ultimate eradication of a small village or settlement, resisting and rebellious against an overwhelming imperialistic force seeking to expand, e.g the Enclave or the NCR.

    The Wasteland is a harsh place. Darwin's poster world.
     
  8. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Mark Morgan update: Nordom's theme in Torment prominently features samples taken from Kraftwerk's Electric Cafe.
     
  9. Konig15

    Konig15 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 23, 2006
    Thnak you guys ever so much! I've been looking for Fallout's music forever.

    I'm wondering if this Morgan fellow did a version of Vault of the Future, which is my favorite track in either game. The ambient sounds are fantastic; the way the blurred vioces, the computer clicks, the insesent humming help me see the Vault through the Vault Dweller's eyes: throbbing, hi-tech, clean, busy, the last bastion of civilization...and home.

    Anyway, it's all great stuff.
     
  10. Laven

    Laven First time out of the vault

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    Dec 10, 2004
    I thought so they sound so damn similar (intro wise, at least). I'm glad someone else hears it.
     
  11. CStalin

    CStalin First time out of the vault

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    Dec 12, 2003
    It sounds similar because Richard James composed some of the music for Fallout. Richard James is Aphex Twin. Some songs sound similar because its the same song. I thought this was known here because its been long known in the IDM scene.
     
  12. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    You are somewhat off here. RDJ didn't produce the music for Fallout, Mark Morgan did. The songs aren't identical. However, it's pretty clear that MM more or less ripped off several AT tracks, supposedly because Tim Cain specifically asked for music sounding like that. Since MM copied more artists than RDJ, there's no particular reason to think RDJ was behind it. Or would he have been the one ripping off the music from The Stand?

    Of course, if you do have any substantial information you think is missing from the thread, we'd be very interested.
     
  13. CStalin

    CStalin First time out of the vault

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    Dec 12, 2003
    You know what Im probably wrong. I thought I remembered reading years ago that they took a bunch of SAW tracks and edited them to fit the music in Fallout with out RDJs permission.
     
  14. JaDubb

    JaDubb First time out of the vault

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    Nov 27, 2006
    First of all hello everybody, another Fallout freak reports on duty!

    I saw that one of the most characteristic tracks of Fallout hadn't been yet discovered or at least told on this fine topic. I also tried search other topics with keyword "music", but the search didn't give me any satisfactory results. So sorry, if this is mentioned, but I think that it's something fresh info to at least couple of readers.

    Track that can be heard in Vaults (if I remember correctly) is Brian Eno's Alternative 3, a track that were originally used in television series with the same name. This track can be found at least from Mr. Eno's excellent album Music for Films. And this particular album includes also a lot of other great tracks.
     
  15. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    I think he's right, it sounds an awful lot like it.

    Linky
     
  16. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Do you have any evidence for that, other than 'I think it sounds like it'?

    Because we do know that Mark Morgan took a lot influences from a lot of people, including Brian Eno.
     
  17. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Try the link, Sandy, it does sound like it. A lot. No, really. Listen to it.
     
  18. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia First time out of the vault

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    Jul 20, 2004
    Holy crap. Thats pretty damn close. Even if its not exactly the same, nice find anyway!
     
  19. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    'Like' is not the same as 'the same', DDD.
     
  20. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    In this case it is. There is enough similarity to convince me that it is, in fact, the same song. The sound samples used to "perform" it are slightly different, however the composition and everything else is exactly the same.