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Dang it, I feel torn between writing creepy dark ambient music for area one of my Doom map like I did for SoTNR, something harsh and industrial like I did for Extreme Terror, or something along the lines of Lost Years or one of John Carpenter's recent songs.
Anyone have some suggestions? Do you think synthwave-y stuff would even sound appropriate for a Doom map like mine? I'm kinda leaning towards it only because my Doom map is me experimenting with a bunch of stuff anyway, but I'm not opposed to doing other styles. Plus there'll be four separate tracks in the whole level, so it's not like I'm stuck with one style.
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Yeah it's the same as Aeolian, so a scale goes W H W W H W W. I generally chose a minor key then work off of a natural minor scale when I write music.
The phrygian things are used in a lot of EBM/industrial and goa trance since they can sound very dark, depending on the parts of it that are emphasized. They also fit in nicely with diminished chords, but can also have the occasional minor third to fit in with minor chords and change the feel slightly.
For example, I'm pretty sure I based this song around a phrygian dominant scale (glad I uploaded this yesterday lol):
And this goa trance song, which I haven't officially released yet:
I think something like Excessive Exposure w/o vocals would be really awesome! Although I'd probably be dancing too much to play properly :3
Well I went through all my WIP songs (and whoa howdy do I always have a lot of them), and found two synthwave-y songs that would fit, and an industrial/Extreme Terror-style one that would work. I'll work on these in the next few days and see if I can't get rough mixes done just to see if they will indeed feel right in the level.
Either way, they'll be on my next album, so it's not like the work will go to waste :-P