Fallout Music

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

  1. Sorkvild

    Sorkvild First time out of the vault

    Jun 21, 2008
    I'd like to recommed works of Steve Roach. This talented musician creates wide range of ambient music bur mostly something known as tribal ambient. He is also famous for his collabs with indigenous muscians of Australia. He lives somewhere near Sonora Desert and this particular desert is source of his inspirations. I'm a great fan of his music, and his music often accompanies while I play fallout game. Please, listen, enoy, discover more on youtube.

    This track reminds me of Arroyo, while everyone is gathered near fire pit. Hakunin throws some aromatic wood into the fire, resulting in cascade of colorful spraks bursting into air. Someone tells a pre war story of ancestor ... I love it!

    I can see Modoc here.

    Tribal. Maybe a random encounter, a fight.
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Heh, thanks, there are some really good tunes in there. Good inspirations. :)
  3. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah First time out of the vault

    Jun 5, 2010
    Good thread. I vaguely recall having noticed the similarities between (some of) the FO soundtrack and SAW2.

    Yes, my favorite as well.

    Indeed, Steve Roach is amazing, I listen to his music all the time. He's released something like 80+ albums, so there's a lot to explore, though not everything is equally good of course (but he's not nearly as uneven as Aphex Twin...). Some of my favorites are the Fever Dreams albums.
  4. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Found another PRETTY similar track where Mark Morgan got his "inspriations" from. :/ It's from the same movie as the Redding theme is ripped off.

    Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ymalJVYlDw&feature=related

    Listen closely to the silent percussions in the background, the synthesizers are the same, even some very similar notes....

    Maybe I am nitpicking, but I listened the Fallout Soundtrack hundreds of times and I just know these percussion shots are exactly the same. :(
  5. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Wow! I think I just did another major find here:

    Remember the song that plays when you're in The Cathedral?


    Now compare that to this Hellraiser tune, called "The Lament Configuration":


    Fuck yes. Mark Morgan is such a fucking fraud. :lol:

    I'm kidding: if anything (and if my proof sounds valid enough) it shows a very interesting postmodern way of dealing with music. There are more connections than just the similar music:

    Redding - The Stand
    The Enclave oil platform - The Abyss
    The Cathedral - Hellraiser with it's unholy cenobites

    I like thinking Morgan wanted to tap into our subconscious this way, making links, enriching our experience. I think he succeeded at doing so.
  6. hologram

    hologram First time out of the vault

    Jan 17, 2008
    Would like to provide a little insight from someone who has been working with audio for over a decade. Good artists borrow, the great ones steal. Imitating someones work is the greatest for of flattery, in this case Mr. Morgan has picked some pretty darn good artists to sample.

    There are similarities with other artists on the soundtrack yes but for most part they are small snippets that are quite masterfully embedded into whatever ambient soundscapes there is. Would like to add that for most part the Aphex Twin songs do *sound* similar compared to fallout tracks but they are quite far from being EXACTLY the same.

    The true skill with sampling is to create combinations that are far more than just sum of their parts, in which the Fallout soundtrack succeeds quite well.

    Also most artists in the industry work on sample cd's, romplers, fonts and presets, there's a very little originality when it comes to working with digital audio. If you people are yelling fucking fraud over works like this.. oh dear there's so rude sampling going on in the big entertainment business that it'd make you cry.

    And to panic you folks even more, if you have any knowledge of Mark Morgan's works, he has used the same tracks previously in games like Zork The Grand Inquisitor.
  7. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    When did we yell and when should we start crying?

    Everything's stolen nowadays, it's just cool to figure out who it "originally" belonged to.
    I really like my Hellraiser find. It's so fucking similar it's scary. :P
  8. hologram

    hologram First time out of the vault

    Jan 17, 2008
    There was some rather angry rants a couple of posts back... Crying part comes when people like Timbaland make millions out of other peoples work and be a dick about it :roll:


    Trying to put things into perspective here, in my opinion Mark Morgan has some serious talent in terms of creating atmospheric soundtracks, despite the influences being quite obvious at times.

    What would Fallout 1/2 be without his work, I think it has opened many listeners ears to what a good soundtrack can do to a game and to ambient music in general.
  9. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010
  10. BunkerBud

    BunkerBud It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2008
    The Drone Zone on soma fm is all about these slow ambient tracks, here's a good one i just heard tonight, really picks up a little ways in to the tune, good shit

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  11. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    May 7, 2009
    Ah, this guy's music is sweet !
  12. Fallout1FTW

    Fallout1FTW Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 25, 2010
    Actually, Follower's Credo appears in Fallout 1 as a theme for the Followers of the Apocalypse and doesn't have much to do with the ocean. In fact, I'm 100% positive the song is a rip off of Aphex Twin's song Widowsill from Selected Ambient Works Volume II.
  13. Fallout1FTW

    Fallout1FTW Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 25, 2010
    I made a mistake. Windowsill was used for World Map music and Follower's Credo was actually based on a song called Matchsticks (the last one on CD 2)
  14. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    1. Don't double post.

    2. I think alec's post was more about the general point that a lot of ambient/drone music sounds the same but he forgot to add the rolleyes smiley.

    :roll: :roll:

  15. Aukikco

    Aukikco First time out of the vault

    Apr 17, 2010

    "Mark Morgan: Mark Snow asked If I wanted to collaborate on a main-title theme for a new show. I had been a fan of Mark’s work on X-Files, so of course I said yes. After the main-title was done, he asked if I wanted to do the underscore for the show. Again I said yes. Since then, we have worked on many shows together. As I said earlier, I worked with Snuffy Walden on lots of shows including the miniseries “The Stand” and recently with composer Sean Callery on a CBS show called “Shark”. As for other composers, I would love to collaborate with Clint Mansell, Paul Haslinger or James Newton Howard. As far as performers, it would be long time dream of mine to play with Peter Gabriel’s band and with David Sylvian. I would also love to write or perform with Lisa Gerrard. I really think she is incredible."

    also: http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,249259,00.html
  16. trewqh

    trewqh First time out of the vault

    May 1, 2007
    X-files s01e05 00:33:55 and the Hub track 00:53.

    The same woodwind instrument sample. :P
  17. blazelonghorn

    blazelonghorn First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2013
    Music from Fallout 2 borrowed from the X Files?

    I was watching the X Files yesterday, episode 5 of the first season, when I noticed that some of the music was extremely similar to "A traders life" from Fallout 2.

    Do you know whether Mark Morgan and Mark Snow of the X Files collaborated on some of the tracks or if he just borrowed some ideas from Snow?
  18. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Merged with relevant thread, and judging by the last post you are not alone. (Did I just make an accidental X-Files reference)
  19. BeasTie

    BeasTie First time out of the vault

    Feb 23, 2014
    Cool thread, finally ended my decade of lurking here. :smile:

    The music and sounds of fallout is what always brings me back to play it.

    About some comparisons mentioned...

    Stuff from the 90s will sound similar, everyone was using the same synths and equipment. I guarantee these guys all owned the same or similar hardware, used the same sound libraries, software and techniques etc. They were just industry standards.

    EDIT: Sorry for the necro post, thought I saw 2014 on last post :oops: