I recently rediscovered one of my favorite musicians, Gavin Dunne, aka ‘Miracle of Sound’.
I usually spend my listening-time on podcasts, but when I am in the mood for music, I like stuff that has lyrics worth paying attention to.
That often means comedy or musicals (e.g. Hamilton), but ‘Miracle of Sound’ also fits in that category.
Gavin Dunne often takes a video game, movie or tv-show, and makes a song based on it. The lyrics always reflects the events and spirit present in the works he draws on, in a very interesting way.
I like all his music, but I love the songs based on something I am familiar with the most, as those hit me in a way that the ones based on works I don’t know could not.
I have here tried to find my favorite song out of each of his main albums (the ones named “Level #”), while also trying to keep my choices as diverse as his various music-styles.
If you like this stuff, you can buy his albums here!
Level 1: Sovngarde Song
“Level 1” has the most tracks out of all of these albums, so this was a very hard Choice to make. (Honestly, I should probably just have made a Top Ten or Top Five list of songs in each album. Maybe later…)
‘Sovngarde Song’ presents the awesome scale of the world in Skyrim, the fifth Elder Scrolls game.
This is a more recent remaster, but it is still the same song, so I felt that would be ok.
Level 2: Take It Back!
This was a song he got to make as promotion for Mass Effect 3, back before that game came out.
Such a good war-anthem, pumping you up to reclaim Earth from The Reapers!
Level 3: Dream Of The Sky
Listening to this song again is what gave me the idea to write this whole thing.
The song has so many aspects, just like Bioshock Infinite itself!
Level 4: Forever Blue
Both a deep dive into the psychology of the main character of Breaking Bad, Walter White, AND a pun on the color of the meth he makes.
Level 5: Wake The White Wolf
“Level 5” is almost as long as “Level 1”, so this was also a hard choice.
But this song is as awesome as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt itself, so that made the choice slightly easier.
Level 6: Friends
I love Guardians of the Galaxy, so I love this song.
Easy as that.
Level 7: The Man Who Rocked The World
This is a lovely tribute to the late great David Bowie.
My girlfriend has a hard time listening to this song, as she gets too sad.
Level 8: Upside Down
The retroness of this song mirrors the retroness of Stranger Things.
That was it, but pretty sure I will do a Top Something for each of the albums at some point, as there were too many awesome songs that I had to leave be for now.
I hope I may have introduced him to someone reading this 🙂
What are some of your favorite songs?