Miss Cole's Musical Advent Calendar! Day Eighteen

Today's music comes from one of the greatest games ever made, and if you're writing science-fiction, especially science-fiction with a darker edge, you owe it to yourself to explore the Portal soundtracks beyond Still Alive (which is great to sing along with in the car ^_^)

There are some great, brooding pieces on these soundtracks, and some truly haunting pieces, too. I decided to go with a favourite from early on in Portal 2, when you first find yourself walking around the abandoned and derelict testing centre...

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Music like this is an essential part of my writer's kit, because as I listen I immediately feel isolated in a strange, unsettling place. Handy, when your characters are exploring places they probably shouldn't be venturing into...

What music do you use to create a sense of location?


  1. This is a wonderful soundtrack - my son listens to it a lot. Can't believe we've already hit 18. *takes deep breath*

    1. It's fantastic. Definitely one I'll explore in depth at a later date.

      Yup, the 18th already. Hang in there!


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