One thing that I enjoy in particular when painting miniatures is listening to some backing music – you know, to set the mood a bit. Since my interest in music could be termed retro-futuristic this is very well geared towards my current Sci-Fi binge, also pretty much all of my family and friends are somewhat dismissive of my taste so I thought I’d share my thoughts with an equally indifferent world!
For the first instalment I’m recommending the seminal DROKK : Music Inspired by Megacity One. Created by the combined genius of Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury this is probably (in my most humble opinion) the most perfect rendition of the world of Judge Dredd outside of the original comics. The influences of Blade Runner and John Carpenter are evident throughout, as well as a variety of highly experimental elements which have me leaning in the direction of very early Soviet avant garde music which resolutely turns it’s back on notions of Bourgeois sentimentalism.
This particular album has had alot of play during the painting of the Gang members, and I have increasingly begun to view the miniatures less as Post Apocalyptic maniacs and more like the Street Punks who litter Megacity One. It has a gritty realism, firmly rooted in the oppressive nature of the Judges and their harsh code of law, which oozes atmosphere and provides the perfect noise pollution for painting.
Here it is on Bandcamp if anyone fancies a listen:
Thanks for looking and more models coming soon.