I finally have the energy to write the second part of my writing background music list. This part features Icelandic and Finnish folk music, game soundtrack compilations and some instrumental pieces.
Part 1 can be seen here.
Peaceful Jeremy Soule Compilation
This is one of my top 5 most frequently played pieces since it has all my favorite tracks from Oblivion and Skyrim. It includes Morrowind tracks too. I never played Morrowind but I love the music all the same. I am not a fan of the battle music and enemy warning music, so this compilation is just perfect!
Alls Well – Oblivion
This is my ultimate all time favorite in Oblivion game and the reason I spent countless hours shopping in town cause that one plays mostly when you are in the shopping districts. Beautiful harp and medieval tune.
3 Hours of Epic & Powerful Fantasy Music: Legendary – GRV MegaMix
This mix is epic and powerful as the title states. It features cinematic style music by different artists. There’s all kinds of great stuff here fitting every sort of mood and atmosphere, from desert treks to battle scenes. This is one of my top 5 most frequently played favorites. The artworks features in the video are awesome too, I play it as background music but take a look at the artwork every now and then for inspiration.
Icelandic Folk Song – Völuvísa
Harald Foss – Stilla
Another great medieval piece performed by Harald Foss.
Loituma – Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi (Finnish folk music)
Lyrics and translation here. Beautiful and haunting as typical Finnish folk music.
Auðn – Þjáning Heillar Þjóðar (Atmospheric Black Metal from Iceland)
I have no idea how to pronounce it but it’s a damn good piece. Great for sorcery scenes or anything dramatic and grimdark. I love this song.
Medieval 2 Total War Arabic Battle Theme
Since I’m writing some battle scenes in the desert, this piece is quite fitting. I never played Medieval Total War (not my kind of game, I’m more into fantasy roleplaying stuff like the Elder Scrolls and Dragon Age games) but I love its soundtracks.