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11 August 2012 @ 02:42 pm
"When the Cold Winds Rise" - an instrumental fanmix (ASoIaF/Game of Thrones)  
I'm not exactly sure how this mix happened. When Game of Thrones was in its first season, I started out not much liking the music (and it's still the kind of small-scale, cheap-sounding synthesized score that I hate, but given that I do think Ramin Djawadi does a lot with a little and some of his work for Season 2 has since won me over a little). I was looking at a review blog where someone mentioned their own disappointment with the score and suggested Wojciech Kilar along with some other composers that could have been a better choice, which I thought was the most awesome idea ever, and I guess that was when I started entertaining the thought of making a "soundtrack" for the book series using just film score cues and other instrumental stuff.

I thought of just a few tracks that would be good for associating with certain scenes or characters, but I was finding it hard to pick a lot more material that felt right for Martin's insanely unconventional genre-busting fantasy world. Almost anything I thought would work reasonably well for the historical setting sounded too romantic or bombastic, basically too cheesy for the tone of Ice and Fire with its unique blend of the epic and mythical with the realistic and gritty. So this was an idea I'd decided wasn't so brilliant and pretty much given up on for a while. Then I don't know what happened, but at some point after I kept reading much further in the books I'd ended up with a playlist of 95 minutes of music, and I don't know, it was fun, and maybe I was picky enough about this that the end result actually kind of works.

This mix covers aspects of the first three books and
there are lots of spoilers in this post if you haven't read through A Storm of Swords.

'The more we bleed each other, the weaker we will all be when the cold winds rise. When the real enemy is upon us.'Collapse )
toki wartoothtadzia on August 13th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
This looks amazing! Taking, thanks!
'sup brendon: ASOIAF } duncan the tallmauvais_pli on August 14th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
This is stellar! Downloading asap, thank you ever so much for this beauty!
heliotropaheliotropa on August 14th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
i'm about ten songs in and have been listening while working on a new ASOIAF illustration this morning- I wanted to say thank you for putting this together and helping to nurture my inspiration. It's a really beautiful soundtrack.
oldseafareroldseafarer on August 14th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
bless you for this
redtapestryredtapestry on August 16th, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
This looks amazing, thank you!
Seschat: garfield: flail!seschat on August 16th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
This looks amazing, thank you so much!
Emma: GoT - Jaimedeltachild on August 17th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Absolutely stunning. One of the most thought out and loving created Fanmix I have ever come across. The music is incredibly fitting to the scenes you selected. I don't mind the soundtrack they've decided to go with on the show, but it's nowhere near as memorable or moving as the pieces you've selected are.
lynn: Rihanna -> Roses 2chicaintcheap on August 26th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
wow, all of these songs are so stunning :) particularly in love with the red viper & say her name! great fanmix, thanks for putting it together!
Fated to Pretendesteliohan on September 1st, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Such a gorgeous mix and the art is just beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing!
telthortelthor on September 21st, 2012 12:11 am (UTC)
This is a brilliant idea. So much care and thought into all these songs and scenes! I cannot wait for it to finish downloading. Thank youu!
♥: Loveless ◊ <3paper_pirates on October 7th, 2012 07:24 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this! I'm super excited to listen!
ひさしぶりひさし: Game of Thrones (Sansa Stark)hiroto on October 11th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
Great fanmix! I was curious from what soundtrack/movie is Thomas Newman - “Black (End Title)” from? Thanks.
Sara: dexter; i'm just the blood guyflowrs4ophelia on October 13th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That track is from Red Corner.
frost: headphonesfrost on November 17th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'm downloading; thank you! =)
uranus_geuranus_ge on February 5th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
I CAN'T believe I missed this - any chance you'll be re-uploading it here?

*gives MF a good kick in the teeth*
Gi C.: GoT Starkssweet_gih on February 24th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I reaaaaally wnated to download this, because this is amazing, but the link seems broken :/
philstar22: GOT: Dany feeds dragon stillphilstar22 on April 23rd, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
Epically amazing. I'm downloading.
Tiffanygydas on April 23rd, 2013 02:52 am (UTC)
This looks amazing. Can't wait to listen. :)
howlofthelosthowlofthelost on April 24th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
This looks incredible! Thanks for sharing :)
charlies_dragon: ASoIaF - Ned on Iron Thronecharlies_dragon on May 10th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
This looks really good - thanks for uploading :)
Dhiana: arteartemisaluna on June 14th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
Just Found It
Wow...Wow..WOOOOW Great Work