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February 26, 2013 3:47 PM   Subscribe

sine fiction; vol.xx: the drowned world. via { feuilleton }

Featured previously on MetaFilter (including soundtracks to such classics as Radio Free Albemuth, Roadside Picnic, and Dhalgren among others), Sine Fiction is a collection of imaginary soundtracks to works of science fiction.


Related: DuckDuckGo's List of Book Soundtracks
posted by Doleful Creature (8 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
For some reason, local psychedelic rockers The Church (best known for The Unguarded Moment) wrote the soundtrack to a Jeff VanderMeer book.

I think a lot of metal bands do this; wasn't a Mastodon album based on Moby Dick? The new Sword album feels like a book soundtrack.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 3:52 PM on February 26, 2013


Yeah, Charlemagne, Mastodon did Leviathan.

new Sword album

Whoa, I didn't realize they had a new one. Warp Riders is one of my favorites...feels very soundtracky. You might also be insterested in this interview about J.D. Cronise's songwriting process. Heavily inspired by narrative.
posted by Doleful Creature at 3:59 PM on February 26, 2013


I was thinking of Warp Riders as the 'new Sword album'. And not quite book soundtracks, but thanks to The Hold Steady I discovered Nelson Algren, who's good if you like noir with less style and more grit.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:00 PM on February 26, 2013


new Sword album

It's called Apocryphon, and I've bee driving around Sydney late at night listening to it in my car. Very loudly. And yes, as the father of a small child, my car is my listening room.

The opening line of the opening track is, I believe, "Set adrift in the mulitiverse by the wheels of fate." It sets the tone.
posted by misterbee at 4:22 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


The opening line of the opening track is, I believe, "Set adrift in the mulitiverse by the wheels of fate." It sets the tone.

Which reminds me of my favorite musician/author collaborator, Micheal Moorcock, who worked with Blue Oyster Cult (Veteran of the Psychic Wars, Black Blade) and Hawkwind (Master of the Universe, plus a bunch of other bands.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 4:51 PM on February 26, 2013


Hadn't heard of this and it's very cool, thanks. Awesome headphone food.
Am I strange that I find these completely relaxing?
posted by chococat at 4:53 PM on February 26, 2013


Which reminds me of my favorite musician/author collaborator, Micheal Moorcock,

Yep. As it happens, I'm dipping into The Stealer of Souls as a palette cleanser after slogging through the plotless tedium of Huaruki Murakami's 1Q84

I have a thing for Moorcock cover artwork of the 70's, but that's another thread perhaps.
posted by misterbee at 5:24 PM on February 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


These are great, thanks!

A friend of mine has specific soundtracks that she likes to listen to with different sci-fi novels. I'll see if any of these overlap...
posted by Joe Chip at 6:52 PM on February 26, 2013


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