Tumbles in the Aether
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLwjDigdM6k
I mostly listen to video game soundtracks. For one thing, they loop. Also they're gorgeous.
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lipstick-autistic:

Any ones in particular? I’m curious. :)

I’m not that anon, but this is too complex for a 160 character ask. Here’s a lot of suggestions though (with links). These ones don’t all loop so much. Of course, all the examples I’ve picked out are heavily flavored by my own tastes, so perhaps others would favor different examples even within the same games.

OCRemix stuff can always be a treasure trove.

Some Music From Japan For You

Babymetal (Heavy Metal):

The Cherry Cokes (Irish Punk, always watch this gif while playing):

Music is best when you don’t know the words

preferably when you don’t even speak the language.

Bastille ft. Maiday - What is Love (cover)
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simmonstache:

bastille-bad-blood-fan:

melodies-under-a-glowing-sun:

Adagio for Strings (What is Love)

Cover by Bastille

Why do we never talk about this?

We must talk about this

 - Bubblegum Bitch vs. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
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troylers-bae:

backthatassbuttup:

edgebug:

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well it took me about 2 seconds to reblog this

HOLY FUCK

i don’t know if i love this a little or love this a lot

(original for comparison)

grlgang:

pimpunderthemountain:

vriska:

spookyroxi:

treatboss:

THIS INSTRUMENT IS CALLED THE KALIMBA. THIS IS FATE.

holy shit

this is the best kalimba playing i’ve ever seen EVER

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A KALIMBA LOOKED LIKE UNTIL JUST THIS SECOND IM BLOWN AWAY

I had one of these growing up and I was such shit at it I literally have never heard one used for anything other than plonky, labored renditions of ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ in my living room. This is gorgeous.

I feel that things like this are posted so often with no historical information and I think that’s pretty damaging even if it’s unintentional. It just contributes to the erasure of non-western societies and their cultures.
The Kalimba is an African instrument common throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and it’s also known as the “sansa” and “mbira”. It was typically played while walking by traveling “griots” who keep the history of the tribe or village and for entertainment purposese. And get this: the wood or bamboo-tiled instruments were first invented 3000 years ago! And the metal-tiled ones appeared in the Zambezi River Valley 1,300 years ago. There’s so much history behind this instrument and it’s an injustice to the those whose culture it originates from to post about it and never once mention them. Anyway this is just tiny bit of the history I felt like adding from the wiki page, and the entire thing it very interesting so I’d encourage you to read it all!

it’s that thing from Last Airbender that makes the one noise in the songs.