Moments of Inertia by Rachel Crawford

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Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

You slowly pull the closet door open, wary of what might be lurking on the other side, but… there isn’t a closet on the other side! Instead, there’s a big, open-plan office full of busy-looking people, tapping away at keyboards, chatting to each other, listening appreciatively to music on big, heavy-duty headphones. One of them notices you over the top of a record sleeve she is inspecting. “Hello there!” She says warmly.

“Wh.. what is this?” You inquire, gesturing dumbly at the office in your closet.

“This place? It’s the Ministry of Music You Might Have Missed – back by popular demand. Have a wander around!”

Hello. What have you been up to? I’ve been playing a fair amount of Fallout 4 and Fallout: New Vegas, which means I’ve got a lot of 1950s/1960s rock, pop and jazz stuck in my head and on my mind. Here’s some Eddie Cochran:

I quite like Nat King Cole, too. ‘Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow’ always makes me happy when it comes on the radio in New Vegas, but ‘Unforgettable’ is so big and huge and, y’know, unforgettable:

What kind of music do you listen to while working? For me it has to be stuff that I can listen to without thinking about it, and it has to give me good, energetic vibes. Stuff like the chilled-out instrumental hip-hop of the Samurai Champloo soundtrack, then, is perfect for me:

Personal favourite: Aruarian Dance.

What have you been listening to? What music might I have missed?


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