music for dungeon crawling
Cheesy title aside, Brian “Lustmord” Williams’ dark ambient Heresy album has become one of my favorite dungeoneering soundtracks. Not only is the music appropriately creepy, but it’s even based on field recordings made in caves, crypts,and other subterranean locales.
Albums by Peter Frohmader’s early projects Kanaan and Nekropolis are among my favorite examples of music that exists on the nebulous border between those ill-defined genres krautrock and space rock. The first Nekropolis album, Musik aus dem Schattenreich, is particularly nice, dark atmospheric music for forays into dark places underground.
David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir’s beautiful debut Hearing Solar Winds is one of the few albums I’ve heard that sounds so simultaneously beautiful, soothing, weird, and alien sounding. Great for inspirational listening to in the dark, or adding ambience to gaming scenarios set in temples, monasteries, and other places where guys in robes might be chanting or praying…