Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Ben., Jul 8, 2016.
I can't watch this video in the US.
The Inca music sounds really nice.
My new favorite theme
In the video title, I wonder where Peaches Lamb got the name of the Inca theme inspiration, or whether the theme name is accurate, since no one has mentioned that name in this thread yet.
Also did they keep the panflute sounds in the Atomic era theme?
It is menitioned in the YouTube comments.
I'm not fully convinced that Yo Soy Huancaino inspired the theme. I listened to it and it's not an exact match (also no panflutes). There's a video of Inkarayku performing a song which is basically the same as the Civ6 Inca theme in 2015. It might be best to ask them about that.
Ok, Geoff Knorr replied to someone asking if the Inca themes were original on the First Listen:
Andres Jimenez from Inkarayku helped give us some guidance on song selection based on his extensive knowledge of Andean music. The main theme is based on the Andean folk song "Siempre Macho."
So it's not based on Yo soy Huancaino, but Siempre Macho. I can't find it on Youtube, sadly. The name translates to "Always Male" in Spanish.
I found Inca medieval and industrial themes recorded from livestream. Here:
Looks like no one bothered to change Yo soy Huancaino to Siempre Macho......
One would think Siempre Macho had some presence on the Internet, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere so far...maybe because the others didn't have a tune to compare it to, they stuck to Yo soy Huancaino since it's similar-ish.
I think they didn't notice Geoff Knorr's comment on his video. Or checked Civfanatics.
Mali First Listen by Geoff Knorr
It's a uh... departure from the way the music has typically evolved through the eras.
I like the medieval, but the ancient and atomic sound like intros to 70s Folk Music tunes.
That Atomic theme. Wow. Strangely it's a bit nostalgic for me.
Brings me back to my childhood in three ways:
1. The old Civ3 Modern Era music, especially "Smash"
2. SimCity 4 Terrain themes
3. "Viva Forever" by the Spice Girls.
Found a huayla (the type of peruan song) called symply “macho”. First listen, it sounds quite different, but if you try to ignore the “noisy” effect of the instruments being used and focus in the actual tune, it might match.
I’m not really good at music, so I leave it here so others can better compare.
Btw, here is a sung version at Macchu Picchu, in case this fits the mood more
The Malian themes are absolutely lovely. I can't wait to hear at least one of them in the livestream. This time, I don't even care which one will it be... All sound great.
I love the kora in the Mali themes (honestly if they hadn't used it, it would have been outrageous), but I remain a little disappointed by the Atomic themes. The spaced-out synthetic sound doesn't really do it for me, and it fails to represent the diversity of modern music and instrumentation. In this case, the electric guitar in modern Malian music by such artists as Amadou & Mariam, Tinariwen and Songhoy Blues:-
I would have accepted a (jeli) ngoni instead of a kora as well.
I like the ancient theme, dislike the others, so pretty much like with most civ VI themes. I sometimes like the medieval themes (and I hoped this would be the case with Mali, too), but this one completely fails to capture the delicate balance of gravity and lightness a lot of the Malian music is famous for and feels like a drag - not as bad as the Industrial theme, but I'm still disappointed. I just don't see the need to make the themes that European. Got to meet Mali early for a variety of reasons
So far really liking Mali. Only Civ this expansion who hasn't done it for me is Inca.
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