The Music of Not Gods... Chapters 05, 06 & 07

Part three of this series, in which we look at the musical playlists/influences of Chapters 05, 06 and 07. Click on the links to read part one and part two.

Comments on Chapter 05:

In light of events in this chapter (no spoilers), there is a certain darkness and drama in the music choices. Dream Into Dust's "No World Outside" is an almost perfect theme that works on multiple levels. To go alongside this is a number of tracks from the soundtrack for the videogame NieR. Anyone who's played the game can tell you how amazing that soundtrack is. The inclusion of Fear Factory's "Pisschrist" may strike the listener as strange, but there's a mechanical nature to the song's aggression that oddly fits.

Dream Into Dust - No World Outside      From the album The Lathe of Heaven*
Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Takafumi Nishimura - Blu-bird,
Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Takafumi Nishimura - Grandma
Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Takafumi Nishimura - The Wretched Automatons
Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Takafumi Nishimura - The Lost Forest
From the album NieR Gestalt & Replicant Original Soundtrack*
Gojira - From Mars
From the album From Mars To Sirius
Fear Factory - Pisschrist
From the album Demanufacture
Lamb - Trans Fatty Acid (Kruder And Dorfmeister Session Mix)
From the album Fear Of Fours

* These albums are not on Spotify. If you're curious about the songs, please check out the links or search for them on Amazon or iTunes.

Comments on Chapter 06:

This is a chapter in transition. Characters are moving across a more-rural region. As such, I went with more laid-back pieces that I felt framed the mental scenery. All India Radio brings to mind scenes in movies where people are driving cross-country. When it came to introducing Evans, nothing felt more perfect than P.J. Harvey. The inclusion of Kittie's "Spit" is a strange addition as it's totally unlike their entire body of work. 

All India Radio - Elizabethland
All India Radio - Sunshine Briefly
All India Radio - The Quiet Ambient
All India Radio - Whistle
From the album Echo Other
Beck - Loser
From the album Mellow Gold
Ascension Of The Watchers - Quintessence
From the album Iconoclast
P.J. Harvey - Rub 'til It Bleeds
From the album Rid Of Me
Kyuss - Catamaran
From the album ...And The Circus Leaves Town
Kittie - Paperdoll
From the album Spit

Comments on Chapter 07:

Kyote and Issuhn on Tir: two distinct moods that needed to be set. On one hand we have the sludge of super-group Down (formed from New Orleans-based musicians from Pantera, Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar) and the Melvins. Both deliver the dark haziness that I felt hovered over the character. On the other? Moody techno, including the likes of Massive Attack and remixes of a few Lamb songs from their first album.

Down - Hail The Leaf
Down - Eyes Of The South
Down - Bury Me In Smoke
From the album Nola
Down - Pillamyd
From the album Over The Under
Massive Attack - Angel
Massive Attack - Risingson
From the album Mezzanine
Nine Inch Nails - The Greater Good
From the album Year Zero
Melvins - Hooch
From the album Houdini
Grötüs - That's Entertainment
From the album Mass*
Lamb - Trans Fatty Acid
From the album Lamb
Lamb - Cottonwool (Filia Brazilia Mix)
Lamb - Alien (Photek Remix)    
From the album Fear Of Fours

* This album is not on Spotify. If you're curious about the song, please check out the link or search for it on Amazon or iTunes.